Friday, April 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Arianna Skye's "Wings of Desire" -- Character Interview Post

Arianna Skye is the erotic pen name of paranormal romance author, Sidney Ayers. She loves infusing stories with humor. What would the world be without a little bit of laughter? Arianna writes a plethora of genres, ranging from historical, to paranormal, to contemporary.
A native of Michigan, Arianna still lives in the same town she grew up in. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t seem to get away. Michigan is in her blood, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
To learn more about Arianna/Sidney and her books, you can visit either one of her websites  at     or

Where to Find Arianna:

Thank you for this opportunity. Recently, I managed to transport myself to Fey and visit Rhiannon Nightwind (Kinsley on Earth) in the White Palace. It was an interesting experience and I can’t wait to talk about it with my readers. Enjoy!

Arianna: I’ll be honest. I’ve never actually interviewed one of my characters before, so please bear with me.

Rhiannon: I’ve never been interviewed—save for when I applied for a job—so we’re in good company.

Arianna: Whew. That’s a relief. Let’s get this party started then. What do you do for a living?    

Rhiannon: Before I returned to Fey, I worked as a graphic designer for a large company in Phoenix Arizona.  Now that I am in Fey, I’m now a princess, though I really don’t have the typical persona you’d find in a princess. I’m pretty sarcastic and outspoken.

Arianna: Graphic design? That’s pretty cool. I dabble in graphic design, but I wouldn’t brag about it. LOL.

Rhiannon: I saw that cover for Rowan and Lara’s book. That was pretty good for someone who doesn’t want to brag.

Arianna: *blushes* Thanks! Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?

Rhiannon: Before Fey, heck no. My life would put a caffeine addict to sleep. After Fey, I definitely got that whole Lord of the Rings vibe. Then again, Tolkien didn’t have that much sex in his stories.

Arianna: I suppose he didn’t. What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?

Rhiannon: I’m someone who enjoys opening my mouth. I’ve sometimes found myself inserting my foot many a time, so I guess the dialogue. Then again, the romance kicks ass too. Cerne is amazing.

Arianna: No worries. I am a big sufferer of foot in mouth disease too. Have you ever visited  your writer’s dreams?

Rhiannon: Ahh! I see what you’re up to now. I only tried it once, but for some reason you keep dreaming about hot and sexy demons. What’s up with that?

Arianna: *whistles innocently* What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?

Rhiannon: I’m busy managing White Faerie issues. Political stuff—would probably bore you. But, I am about ready to give my first Royal Order, so that’s kind of exciting.

Arianna: Is that the royal order I think it is?

Rhiannon: Perhaps, perhaps not. *giant smirk spreading from cheek to cheek*

Arianna: You tease. Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?

Rhiannon: Of course! I never imagined all the interesting things faeries can do.

Arianna: Do I sense some innuendo there?

Rhiannon: Of course! My life is a giant innuendo.

Arianna: Alrighty then. Let’s carry on. If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?

Rhiannon: I would have liked to have visited Earth one final time. But apparently the laptop that Cerne used as a portal is now buried in a landfill. We’re still working on finding a way. There’s always Samhain. 

Arianna: Those pesky landfills. Do you like the way the book ended?

Rhiannon: It was very romantic. Then again, weddings always are. However, I’m kind of bummed that Cerne’s brother is still trapped in the Outer Realm. Hint. Hint.

Arianna: So you’re interested in a sequel?

Rhiannon: Umm, yeah! You just can’t leave Sionnach trapped like that. That’s even crueler than Korrigan putting him there in the first place. And to make people wait two books? That’s torture!

Arianna: Thanks for the input Rhiannon. Unfortunately, the way the series plays out requires that book wait. My apologies.

Rhiannon: No problem. Just trying to help out those  eager for Sionnach’s story.

Arianna: Trust me, I’m just as eager—but as you mentioned earlier, demons are on my mind right now—or I should say Sidney’s brain.

Rhiannon: Just my luck, I end up with an author with multiple personalities. J/K


Wings of Desire by Arianna Skye
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 14, 2012)
Genre: Fantasy Erotica
Series: Fey Chronicles, 1

Not your (grand)mother's fairytale... Rhiannon Kinsley's life goes from boring to downright crazy when a freak lightning bolt strikes her laptop. To make matters even more bizarre, strange words and symbols flash across the computer screen and she hears a mysterious voice. Time to call the men in white coats! Then Cerne Silverwing, an intriguingly sexy man, appears. He insists she's a faerie princess whose fate will determine his own. What a crock! Now she knows who really needs those white coats.
With the Dark Faerie forces threatening their kingdom, Cerne kidnaps Rhiannon and brings her to Fey, a land where magic knows no bounds. He's performing a duty to save his kingdom and nothing more--a duty that will bring him his wings and the strengthened magic that comes with them. If he doesn't unite with the princess as her consort, those wings will never grow.
But this princess grew up in the land of laptops and instant messages, and she's convinced they're both crazy. Despite their differences, the two are thrust together to defeat the whip-wielding Dark Faerie Queen before she takes over their kingdom. Passion and peril aside, will Rhiannon and Cerne discover their true destiny?
WINGS OF DESIRE is the 2011 Booksellers' Best winner for erotic romance.

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Wings of Desire by Arianna Skye

Cerne caught her hand in his and gave her a heated gaze. "I didn't want to resort to this,” he said, his voice thick and heady. "But I've run out of options.” He pulled her against his hard-muscled body. With his thumb and forefinger, he lifted her chin.
Clenching her fists, she bit her lip. Tingling numbness filled her every pore. She attempted to pull herself from his embrace, but her body wouldn’t cooperate.
"Let me go! You're frightening me."
"It's for your own good and the good of your people, my sweet.” He traced a finger lightly over her lips. "Soon you'll understand.” He lowered his lips to hers and gently nibbled. Coaxing her mouth open, his tongue swirled with hungry strokes along hers.
She moaned softly as her traitorous tongue danced with his. Lessening his grip on her arm, he allowed her to press closer and rub her bikini-clad breasts against the hard ridges of his chest. Her nipples pebbled against the spandex of her swim top.
Stupid nipples.
She twisted her fingers in his dark mane, pulling him closer. Heedless of what she knew was right, she intensified the kiss. He hoisted her up onto his lap, letting her straddle the rock-hard erection that filled his trousers. Grinding her hips against his, she reached down to unfasten and untie the garment.
He pulled her hands away. "No, leannan. I just want to kiss. The joining must occur at Beltane—in Fey.”
 "I'm not going to Fey—”
 He reclaimed her lips. Intoxicating warmth spread throughout her body while he licked, sucked and nibbled. She gasped in pleasure and let his tongue probe the cavern of her mouth again. Light as a feather, she sighed in deep contentment. By God, was she floating? Closing her eyes, Rhiannon allowed him have his way with her.
 "I'm sorry,” he breathed against her lips. "It was the only way.”
"What—” Her eyes flickered as spots danced before them until darkness took over.

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great posts, reviews and interviews! :)

Thanks for stopping by, Arianna---I loved reading your interview with Rhiannon! :) For your first time doing it, you did perfectly fine--it's my first time hosting one, so I think things turned out great! :)

Oh, hope that Sionnach gets his HEA soon! :D

I'd also like to thank Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour!


Until Next Time,
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Arianna Skye said...

Thanks for allowing me to interview Rhiannon today. It was a lot of fun. :)

The_Book_Queen said...

You are so welcome, Arianna! :) I think character interviews are my favorite thing when visiting other blogs.

I'm just sorry that no one commented today! I really hope that the incident earlier in the week isn't the cause for it. I'm still pushing it on Twitter and Facebook, so perhaps they'll still show up before the end of the tour! :)


DBookWhore said...

This is awesome! I love the cover! I am such a sucker for a cover.

The_Book_Queen said...

:) See, it's more than just first names that we have in common! LOL. Great taste in covers--and an obsession for great covers! :D