Character Interview with Cheyenne Constantine

Name: Cheyenne Constantine

Books featured in: House of the Rising Son and After Midnight

Are you close to your family? I’ve never been close to my father, stepbrother or stepmother. I was close to my mother. My Mom died when I was sixteen. That’s when I left home and didn’t look back.

What do you do for a living? I am a musician. Right now I am the main attraction at Underhill, but I’m gaining fans. I’m gonna hit it big soon.

What is your biggest weakness? I don’t know if it’s really a weakness but I would do anything to keep my kids safe. That makes me vulnerable to people who want to hurt or control me.

Are you the life and soul of the party or more of a wallflower? Nobody has ever accused me of being a wallflower. What’s the fun in that? Besides, when folks are having fun, and all that positive energy is flower, that’s when I’m at my best. It all feeds me. Incubus, remember? So I’m going to flirt, sing, dance, and get people horny and smiling.

Do you have a secret identity? Used to. I’m a father, but I had to hide my kids, Jamie and Jade. Long story short: My father is an asshole who would have used them to his own ends. But we have a truce, so my kids are safe. You want to meet them? They’re pretty cool kids. And they’re the loves of my life.

Have you found your partner/love of your life? Love of my life? Besides my kids, you mean? That’s hard to answer. Alexander is my lover and we have a relationship that we’re still figuring out, but I believe it’ll last. Jewell and Ria are former lovers, and the mothers of my children so they will always have my love.

What is one thing your partner should know about you from the start? I’m an Incubus. I feed on the strong emotions of those around me. Sexual feelings are the strongest. So the person or people with me need to know that I will always need more than one person can supply. But while I’m with other people, I love only a few.

Where did you meet your partner? Zander and I met at Eddie’s, a little bar in Unakite City where my band played. He came to the shows every weekend. He won’t admit it, but he came just to see me play.

How did your worst date go? Our worst date was very early in our relationship before Zander knew what I really was. There was a fight between 3 of my father’s bodyguards and the two of us. Zander was accidentally injured and infected with the virus that can cause lycanthropy. We were no match for them. I shoulda gotten him out of there.

If you could change anything about your partner, what would it be? If I could change anything I would cure him of his lycanthropy. He doesn’t want to be a Weretiger—he never wanted it—and it complicates his life.

 

BLURB

House of the Rising Son

Living After Midnight, Book 1

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance (LGBT)

Cheyenne is a half-human incubus whose star is on the rise in the Unakite City rock scene. His father, the leader of the supernatural races, would prefer he keep a “low profile”, but screw that. Cheyenne has as much music in his veins as royal incubi blood.

Alexander’s future is all set—finish law school, join the family firm, and marry someone who’d be good for business. Not that he has a say in any of it. He’s barely met the woman his father expects him to marry.

As Cheyenne’s musical career takes off, his carefully constructed life begins to unravel, exacerbated by an ex-lover who can’t let go, a crotchety barkeeper with a dirty mind and a pure heart, a drag queen who moonlights as a nanny, and Alexander—who’s not sure if he’s falling for the incubus or the rocker.

Cheyenne denies who he is, while Alexander hides what he wants. Together, they learn that getting what they truly want means being who they truly are.

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Excerpt:

While waiting for their drinks, Alexander studied the deep grooves carved into the table, trying to ignore the friction of Cheyenne’s thigh rubbing against his as the musician tapped a heel to the thump of the DJ’s music. Once the drinks arrived, Alexander downed half the bottle before he realized Cheyenne’s large green eyes were staring at him.

“So where’s your girl, Prudhomme? I mean, Prune Danish. No, wait…”

“Prudish. Shit, Prudence,” Alexander sputtered.

Cheyenne’s eyes sparkled. “No, you got it right the first time. Where is she?”

He shrugged. “Home, I guess.”

Cheyenne cocked his head. “Oh, really?” He put his hand on Alexander’s leg. “What’s up? You can tell me.”

“It’s not working out.” Alexander dragged his teeth over his lower lip. “It’s my fault.” He couldn’t keep his attraction to Cheyenne out of his voice. “I don’t know what’s happening to me.”

Cheyenne put his thumb to his lip and paused. “It’s like the drink.”

Alexander tilted his head, not sure he heard correctly. “The drink?”

“Yeah, that nasty ass bourbon. I bet your father drinks it. Your uncles. All your friends. Everybody, right?”

He didn’t answer, but waited for Cheyenne to continue.

“It was just expected that you’d drink it too. So you did.” His hand moved up Alexander’s thigh. “But now, maybe it’s okay to drink what you like. A different brand, a better vintage. Because you want it. Because it tastes better.” Cheyenne licked his lips. “Because it feels right.”

Alexander cleared his throat and brushed his lap, pushing Cheyenne’s hand away. “I can’t.”

“If you change your mind, let me know.”

“You don’t understand. It’s not that easy. My whole life will change.”

“It already has.”

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You can find House of the Rising Son on Amazon and Barnes and  Noble

Trevann Rogers writes urban fantasy and LGBT paranormal romances. Her books include HOUSE OF THE RISING SON and its prequel novella, AFTER MIDNIGHT. Trevann’s stories incorporate an unquenchable addiction to music and her love for vampires, Weres, incubi and rock stars. Like these elusive creatures, Trevann learned long ago that sometimes being yourself means Living After Midnight.

You can find Trevann online at:

www.trevannrogers.com

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Twitter: @TrevannRogers

One response to “Character Interview with Cheyenne Constantine

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