Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween with Harlequin Teen: Bishop and Kraven discuss “Scary Love” by Michelle Rowen

Bishop and Kraven discuss “Scary Love”
As related to Michelle Rowen

Dear Bishop,
What is the scariest thing about being in love?

BISHOP: That’s a good question. The scary thing about love is that it’s all about letting your guard down and know that means you might get hurt. How I feel about Samantha, it’s different from anything I’ve ever felt before and has really changed me as—

KRAVEN: Oh, here we go again. Are you soliloquizing about being in luuurve again? Somebody pass me a bucket, I’m gonna hurl.

BISHOP: I don’t believe anyone asked you a question or asked you to get involved here. I was asked a question and I’m answering it.

KRAVEN: Whatever, little brother. I’m just trying to help you not look pathetic. Seems like I’m too late.

BISHOP: You wouldn’t know anything about real love if it hit you in the face.

KRAVEN: Love has hit me in the face before. Literally. Luckily, as a demon I heal up really well and my face is just as pretty as ever. Didn’t even leave a mark. Don’t get your angel wings in a bunch about it.

BISHOP: I don’t have wings.

KRAVEN: Well, not anymore. But that’s another story.

BISHOP: Right. Anyway, you can leave any time and let me get back to what I was doing.

KRAVEN: What’s the scariest thing about being in love? I’ll tell you, anonymous asker-of-question. It’s scary when somebody takes a sharp knife, slices it into your chest, carves out your heart, and then takes a big juicy bite out of it. That’s what love feels like. And that’s why I avoid it like the plague. Not that the plague would affect a demon like me, but you know what I mean.

BISHOP: Love is also powerful and can heal wounds.

KRAVEN: Dude. Seriously. Shut up. How did you get to be the hero of this story, anyway? I’m soooo much cooler than you and I have way better one-liners.

BISHOP: Debatable.

KRAVEN: Not debatable. Fact. Angels are boring. Demons are awesome.

BISHOP: Whatever you have to believe to get you through your lonely existence.

KRAVEN: Lonely? What’s lonely about my existence when I get to spend it earthbound with my angelic little brother. There’s brotherly love you know, not just luuurve for your cute little brunette girlfriend. Both are scary.

BISHOP: Can’t say her name? I know you’re jealous of what we have.

KRAVEN: Jealous? Dude. Listen to yourself. You’re delusional. Sweetness doesn’t mean a thing to me. Never will. You’re the one who likes teenagers, not me.

BISHOP: I am a teenager. So are you.

KRAVEN: I suppose, technically speaking and all. But I like older women. Less high school drama involved, thank you very much. Besides, Sweetness is with you, sort of. For now, anyway. Enjoy your messed up romance, or whatever you want to call it. I don’t care. I just don’t want to be around it due to the whole ‘I’m gonna hurl’ thing I covered earlier.

BISHOP: Her name’s Samantha, not Sweetness.

KRAVEN: Right. And when she finishes carving out your heart and eats it for breakfast, along with whatever’s left of your soul, let me know. I’ll be happy to be a sounding board to your pain.

BISHOP: *glares*

KRAVEN: So…want to go shopping for Halloween costumes later? I totally want to be a vampire. 
Like a scary one, not a sparkly one.

Including Dark Kiss and Wicked Kiss, Michelle Rowen has written over two dozen books for adults and young adults in paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mystery, and has been the recipient of a Holt Medallion and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award. She also writes as NYT bestselling author Morgan Rhodes. Learn more about Michelle and her books at and follow her on Twitter at

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Dark Kiss
by Michelle Rowen

I don't do dangerous.

Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me.... 


When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...
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  1. Ahah, Kraven is just hilarious! He is (unfortunately) exactly the type of character I always fall for. I wonder what that says about me. :D
    Thanks for sharing, Melissa. My morning coffee time was far more entertaining thanks to this post.

  2. I love paranormal... so entertaining and fun. What drama!

  3. Paranormal books are hands down my favorite. I also love character interviews or spotlights like this. I feel like we learn a lot more about them - and it's like a sneak peek into their personality outside of the story.

  4. I like paranormal books, especially if they include a bit of romance.

  5. Loving the description of love being like somebody taking a sharp knife, slicing it into your chest, carving out your heart, and taking a big juicy bite out of it.

  6. Hilarious interview! I love Rowen's books.

  7. I so need to read this series Melissa! I like Kraven and Bishop already, I can't wait for more of their verbal sparring in the books! Plus, I want to see Bishop and "Sweetness" ;-) together!

  8. Paranormal books are my jam! I love scary books! And I love anything involving witches, werewolves, ghosts, vampires, etc.


  9. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

  10. Great interview! I do like a good paranormal series, and I want to read these books. They sound fun, and I want to meet Kraven.

  11. @Maja, Felicia and Jenny... you all need to read this for Kraven! He's a card!!

  12. Love is scary. I'm with Kraven -- just waiting for the next someone to rip my heart out and eat it with a nice Chianti and some fava beans.

  13. Ha, this was hilarious and now I really want to dig out my copy of Wicked Kiss!!

  14. Oh I love this! Very entertaining! I wasn't that interested before but now I want to meet these characters!

  15. Michelle is awesome!! This definitely makes me want to do a re-read!

  16. I love the creativity and imagination of paranormal books. They allow readers to really imagine the possibilities.

  17. Ok I already love Kraven, but this little banter just confirms he is my favorite from this series! If I were Samantha, I know which guy I'd go for.... :-) Thanks for sharing!

  18. Seeing character interviews always makes me want to pick up the books more! In this case they are on my shelves and have been sadly neglected :( I'm not sure these would be a scary Halloween read but they would fall under the paranormal category that I love <3
    Great interview thanks!


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