Immortal Surrender -- Iain Interview

Immortal Surrender
TOR Romance
(September 25, 2012)

Mass Market Paperback
ISBN-10:  0765367599
ISBN-13:   978-0765367594

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"Readers who are new to the Curse of the Templars series will find this book easy to follow and hard to put down. The plot flows smoothly, with plenty of historical detail grounding the supernatural element and adding to its believability. The tug-of-war involving the hero’s heart will keep you on pins and needles, and the intense action will leave you reeling."

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“This series (The Curse of the Templars) is explosive, sexy, riveting, and Claire Ashgrove is a master of her craft.”

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“Ashgrove's Templars will steal your heart and her world building will leave you wanting more.”

KARIN TABKE, National Bestselling Author

“Claire Ashgrove weaves complex layers of history, paranormal worlds and romantic fiction seamlessly.”

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“Compelling characters, crackling sexual tension and a fascinating paranormal mythology--Immortal Surrender has it all!”

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Interview with Iain Donnelly

Taken from the Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies blog during the Immortal Surrender Blog Tour.

Name: Iain Donnelly
Profession: European Templar Knight
Age: Over 700 years old
Height: 6'1"

Iain, I know this is a difficult time for you. Thank you for talking with us for a little while. I’m so sorry about what happened in Paris.

Iain: You are welcome, milady. I appreciate your condolences.

How are you holding up?

Iain: (He shrugs) I wake. I battle still, though my heart is no longer in the fight.

Yeah, I can imagine it would be a little difficult to keep on, knowing, unfortunately what inevitably waits. Do you mind talking a bit about that night?

Iain: ‘Tis not easy, but nay, I do not mind.

What went through your mind when you walked in and found Bianca…as she was?

Iain: (With a sigh, he shakes his head.) Many things. Mostly rage, that she had been so betrayed. I could not feel jealousy—she knew naught of me, and I little more than her name. ‘Twas Azazel’s doing, and I knew this from the moment I entered.

How did you know to find her, or even where, for that matter?

Iain: I received a message from Gabriel mayhap an hour earlier. I was enjoying my evening meal when Raphael explained she had been found and bade me to leave immediately.

Did he have any forewarning of what you’d walk in on?

Iain: Nay, I do not suspect so. We knew Azazel knew of her, but I do not think he foresaw what would occur.

You don’t…sound so sure.

Iain: (he frowns thoughtfully and pauses for several seconds.) In truth, I know not what to think. The archangels are capable of much. ‘Twould not surprise me to discover Raphael did know. And yet, I cannot believe such either. I question much of their purpose now, of mine as well.

I would too. So what do you think you’ll do now? Continue like before? Have you made peace with what awaits you?

Iain: I have not decided what I shall do. I spoke with Alaric le Goix, my commander here, and have requested sabbatical. He suggested I spend some time away from Europe, with Merrick and the others in America.

Oh! So you might be coming over here?

Iain: Aye. ‘Tis likely I shall. Paris is difficult now. I have failed one too many people here. Mayhap Missouri shall improve my spirits.

I hardly think you’ve failed. But I do agree that a change of scenery might help. Well… I probably ought to get going. Before I do, something that’s been bugging me – if Bianca was discovered before Noelle, and Noelle is she who is blind, who was Bianca?

Iain: ‘Tis a question we all would like answered, including Raphael. It seems the only answer is she appeared unexpectedly. A rogue seraph, if you will.

Hm. How interesting.

Iain: Nay. (He chuckles softly.) The prophecy is unraveling. More will come. When it is fulfilled, they will all know salvation.

(He stands and bows.) Good day, milady.

Quietly, he leaves the room. What he didn’t say lingers long after…all but him.

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