Featured character: Cyril from “Symphony of Light and Winter”

Today I’ve had the immense honor of interviewing a most sexy, headstrong, and intimidating man—a living legend, really—of whom I’ve heard quite a few rumors since his book was published. Just know I’m not the least intimidated.

Cyril Purple

So, honey. *fakes confidence* What’s your name?

Cyril Aristin

Why were you given that name?

I wasn’t given it. I chose it. Why? Because I can.

I see. Is there a nickname you’re known by?

Nickname? You women and your nicknames—all an attempt to subjugate your men. Sweetie this and honey that. Bah! Did you know that Cyril means ‘king’? You can call me that if you prefer.

King it is, then. When were you born?

I wasn’t.

Oh-kay. *takes a deep breath* So, what’s the book we’ll be talking about?

Symphony of Light and Winter


What genre is the book?

Paranormal Erotic Romance

Speaking of paranormal, do you have any special scars, tattoos, piercings?

What I have are markings that come from something more than a rite of passage, more than a rebellious stint. The raised branching that cover may arms was a baptism that only the earth herself could perform and it is that initiation that allows me to bend and mold her to my will.

Quite impressive. *mutters macho* I suppose you have a personal scent to go with that?

Seriously… I smell like pure, unadulterated fucking. I was made for sex. Step a little closer, you won’t be able to think of anything else.

Oh, my f* God… Uhm, let’s get serious here. Who’s been your greatest influence?

Besides the Goddess that created me, I would have to say Stanton. He keeps me from giving up on humanity.

And what’s your current job title/social station/rank?

I was here before the Greeks. Rank, title and social station is nothing but pointless human drivel.

Aha. How do you think your colleagues would describe you?

Colleagues? Ha! I leave the business to Stanton and the others. A body like mine wasn’t made for accounting.

Guess not. *averts eyes from perfectly sculpted body* Who’s your best friend?

Stanton. The best friend a man could create. He is all the things I’m not and for that, I am most grateful.

And who’s your biggest enemy?

Those wily bastards the goddess created just to fuck with me. They think I’m to blame for our banishment. Maybe I am, but either way, I’m forced to make sure they mind their manners so they don’t destroy the planet. Irritating really, but I learned the hard way they serve a purpose.

What’s your greatest talent?

The ability to save your soul.

Well, that could come in handy. *chuckles* What are you the most hopeless at?

Controlling Linden.

As long as it’s not me… So, what are your hobbies, and why are they important to you?

I adore the arts. It’s in art that you find all human understanding.

Very deep. What, if anything, do you do to keep fit and healthy?

I’m naturally fit.

With a body like that?! …Okay, how would you spend an unexpected day off?

I’d spend it with my head between Linden’s milky white thighs, savoring every inch of her with my tongue. The woman tastes better than honey.

Ah. Right. *clears throat* I guess that answers the favorite food and drink question. But what about your favorite musical artist, song, and movie/play?

I love classical music. Beethoven, Vivaldi—true artists.

How deeply does your job/social role define you as a person?

The better question is how deeply does my role define you. Without me, my sweet, there is no heaven. No hell. Only nothingness.

Yah, if you want, Cyril. Jeez. So what’s your most cherished possession?

Linden. She might disagree but to love her is to possess her.

Possess her? …Doesn’t anything make you blush?

The nearly omnipotent do not blush.

Heh, not the least humble. Have you undergone any dramatic physical transformations in your life?

You could say that.

Uh-huh, don’t think I’ll ask you to elaborate on that one… And how do you feel, generally, about the opposite sex?

They were simply a means to an end, until Linden. Until Linden nothing truly mattered.

But how do you feel about children? Do you have or want to have your own?

Ah, children are the purest of souls. I cannot create life; only transform it. Children have never been a thought, always an impossibility.

Great answer, love that. So, what do you dislike most about your life? What is missing?

The thing that has been missing for so long has been found—Linden. But it’s the balance between my strength and your world’s tolerance of it that makes a mess of things.

…Back to Linden, please. How did the two of you meet?

It was a crisp October afternoon… Seriously? You expect me to tell you? Read. The. Book.

I know, I will. I’ve promised your lovely author. *winks* What were you doing before you met her? How was your life different?

Saving souls, thwarting evil, running from the darkness I am.

*Stares long* Hmm, coming from you, I’d say that makes sense.

Well, thank you so much for taking of your precious time to talk to me, Cyril. I sure feel less intimidated now. Not.

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