Please welcome author Seleste DeLaney today! She has a new book coming out tomorrow, and we get a teeny little sneak peek into the character of Remy today.
Remy Says: Guide to Demons
Remy (Remus) is a new character in Seleste deLaney’s Blood Kissed series. The first novel in the series, Kiss of Death, releases Tuesday (August 28) from Mundania Press. If you haven’t read the short story prequels, those are available from DecadentPublishing and many other online retailers.
Too many years of killer vamps have triggered the curse of the Blood Kissed. They’ve awakened the bloodline that can alter their world, because her blood has the power to control them all—even make them destroy each other.
Jocelyn thought her troubles with vampires were over when she drove a stake through her boyfriend Max’s heart a year ago. Even though she’s engaged to Chad now, she’s never really forgotten him. Now Max is back, and Chad is taking her into the heart of the vamp community—and they’re the ones trying to keep her alive. The ones who love her and each seek to claim her for their own. Because once the elders know who she is, they’re all going to want her… or want her dead.
Today, Remy is with us to talk about a subject very important when dealing with vampires… demons.
“Hello and thank you. Normally I’d bow at this point, but since you can’t see me, just imagine it and gasp accordingly (I’ve been told I have quite a sexy bow). But… demons….
I don’t believe in them. The end.
Stop yelling “but you’re a vampire.” Yes, I am, that’s true, but that doesn’t say anything about demons. You see, I am not a minion of hell. I know, hard to believe with the way I dress because no one but an incubus of the highest order should look this good in leather, but it’s true. And to be fair, the incubi aren’t hell spawn either.
You see, a demon is (according to Miriam-Webster) “an evil spirit.” First, I am not a spirit; I’m flesh. You can touch me. *slaps* I didn’t mean literally—save that for later. But I am most definitely not a spirit. I’m as corporeal as the day I was born long ago. And I can guarantee you the same is true of any other “demon” I’ve had the pleasure to run across. Werewolves? More human than some of them want to admit. Fairies and pixies and all the other Fae? Less human but still very solid. If you wish to question that, I will suggest avoiding any that look particularly friendly as they tend to be the most likely to kill you.
As for the evil bit. Look at me? Do I look evil to you? Okay, maybe a little evil, but all good and no evil makes Remy a very dull lover indeed. And that, ladies and gentlemen, will never do.
But I serve no devil in hell by my existence. In fact, the most “devilish” within the supernatural community are those who claim to serve no master at all. They are a lot of fun to hang out with… as long as you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.
So, not angels by any means—though I’m sure there are a few of us who might strive for such nonsense—but not demons either. Nope. Demons are nothing but a construct of fiction and religion (which some might argue are upon occasion the same damn thing).
So what am I? I am the creature who won’t ever bother to tap on your bedroom window if I want in. And if I come inside, I can promise it won’t be to watch you sleep.
And you might even invite me to come back again.
Take that, incubi.”
You can find Remy in the pages of Kiss of Death ,
And you can find Seleste all over the internet:
Twitter as @Selestedelaney