Evernight’s BookBoyfriend Blog Hop has hotties to spare!

Book Boyfriends…

They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all!

The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge?

Pull up a chair and get to know every single one.

Devotion

I’d love to introduce you to my hero Strike Leader Zefirino from Devotion. Here is an interview with the royal bodyguard:

Zefirino and Queen Ximena finally open up about the marriage that stunned Arcadia.
by Marie E. Blossom, Arcadia Planet News
April 15, 3310 – 9:00 AM AMT

Cavern of the Ancestors (APN) — We have been allowed into the Cavern of the Ancestors for the first time after the attacks on our city devastated so much of our planet and civilization. Luckily, Queen Ximena survived, as did her royal bodyguard, Strike Leader Zefirino. Today, Zefirino will finally speak to us about their shocking choice to marry.

Marie: Thank you for giving us this opportunity to talk to you, Strike Leader Zefirino.

Zefirino: Thank you for having me, Marie. Please, feel free to address me as Zefirino.

Marie: Zefirino, you are a Strike Leader and a master of Aegis, our people’s martial art. It takes decades to master one of these things, yet you have accomplished both. Why did you decide to abandon your vow of devotion and marry Queen Ximena?

Zefirino: I have not abandoned my vow. I have simply recognized that what I felt for her transcends even my vow as bodyguard. I would offer my death for her in a heartbeat. Over the course of the past few months I have learned that I must live for her, too. Together, we are stronger than we are apart.

Marie: I am certain that other kings and queens throughout our history cared very deeply for their bodyguard and vice versa. What makes your devotion so different? Why did you marry?

Zefirino: Nothing.

Marie: Pardon?

Zefirino: (smiling) Nothing makes it different. You are correct. Previous kings and queens loved their bodyguards. The stricture against becoming romantically involved existed so that our leaders and royal guardsmen would have the time to perfect their mastery of Vim and Aegis. Xi and I had already done so, decades earlier than usual. It is an obsolete rule, left over from an older time in our history.

Marie: Some people are saying that your love for each other blinds you to your duties.

Zefirino: (laughs) The opposite is true. We see even more clearly now. We have both been on the cusp of death more than once over the past few months. Our love for each other is the only thing that helped us survive.

Marie: You still consider yourself to be subject to our queen’s authority?

Zefirino: I will always be subject to her authority, but as in the past, my devotion to her life sometimes supersedes what she commands me to do.

Marie: You would disobey Queen Ximena?

Zefirino: (laughs) I have already done so.

(A commotion in the background, then Queen Ximena walks in. All present bow, except for Zefirino)

Queen Ximena: I would never command Zefirino. To do so would undermine his vow to me, both as a queen and as a wife.

Marie: Why did you decide to marry your bodyguard, Queen Ximena?

Queen Ximena: Zefirino is my other half. The pain of separation clouds judgement. Recognizing our love, celebrating it, only reaffirmed our commitment to each other and our people. We serve Arcadia better together, as husband and wife, than we do as mere Queen and Strike Leader.

Marie: Thank you, my queen. Thank you Strike Leader Zefirino.
At the end of our interview, I witnessed our Queen and Strike Leader share a look that was so intense, I confess I blushed. They did not touch in my presence, or speak to each other. However, their proximity to each other seemed to create an electricity in the air I have never before experienced. When I was escorted from the room, I saw a flash of light dance between our leaders, though everyone I questioned about it denied seeing it. I remain convinced, however, that Ximena and Zefirino are as devoted to each other as our Queen and Strike Leader are devoted to us, their people.

As for our Book Boyfriend hop, what’s up for grabs? —>

  • One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
  • Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).
  • Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win. I’m offering a free ebook copy of one of my books OR one of my alter-ego Erin M. Leaf’s books. Click HERE for Marie’s books and scroll through the list for something that catches your eye. Click HERE for Erin’s books and scroll through the list for something that catches your eye.

How to enter? Just answer the question below:

Does Zefirino still consider himself subject to his queen’s authority?

Be sure you leave the answer and your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win a prize. Please follow me here on my site and Twitter (@erinmleaf).

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Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend…

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29 thoughts on “Evernight’s BookBoyfriend Blog Hop has hotties to spare!

  1. I would say YES! He will always be subject to her authority. He would gladly die for her, he loves her that much. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. He says he will always be subject to her authority, but as in the past, his devotion to her life sometimes supersedes what she commands him to do.
    1_trouble at msn dot com

  3. Apparently, he always is.
    The hero trait that I love the most is selflessness. In spite of everything, if the man is selfless it’s unnervingly attractive. I also do love that alpha male air where they control anything and all other men shake in their wake.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  4. To quote him verbatim, he said “I will always be subject to her authority, but as in the past, my devotion to her life sometimes supersedes what she commands me to do.”

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

    Email following

  5. He’ll will always be subject to her authority…unless it puts her life in danger….then all bets are off!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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