The Magic City

The Magic City

Monday, August 29, 2011

So I Married a Dalvahni Warrior

The weather may be cooling down, but the heat is ratcheting up in a new anthology from Angie Fox, Kathy Love and Lexi George.  I am pleased to have a guest interview with Lexi George, one of the three authors who contributed to the soon to be released So I Married a Demon Slayer.  Lexi's debut novel, Demon Hunting in Dixie, came out earlier this year and features the so-hot-they'll-make-your-teeth-sweat Dalvahni warriors.  We see the return of the Dalvahni in Lexi's story The Bride Wore Demon Dust.


           Tell me about your hero? I’ve always wanted to know more about demon slayers.

Rafe is a Dalvahni warrior, an emotionless, impassive race of inter-dimensional bounty hunters created to hunt down and capture rogue demons before they wreak havoc on other worlds.  The Dalvahni are matchless in battle, but a teensy bit lacking in the self-awareness department.  
As in totally clueless.  They feel battle rage and lust, but little else in the way of emotion.  
Oh, yeah, and the Dalvahni happen to be hot-tays, tall, broad-shouldered, heavily muscled and drop dead good looking.
Rafe Dalvahni is no exception, with his garnet red hair and piercing green eyes. He considers Brand, his fellow warrior, beneath contempt after Brand falls in love with a Southern girl.  The Dalvahni do not love.  Such a thing is unheard of.
Rafe regards Brand’s peculiar affliction as an anomaly among the Dalvahni, a freak occurrence that will never be repeated.  Certainly, nothing of the sort will ever happen to him.
And then he meets Bunny Raines, the Hannah, Alabama librarian, and Rafe Dalvahni super stud falls in love. It takes him a while to glom onto the fact thought.  Like I said, the dude is clueless.

Who is your heroine, and how is she dealing with her new hubby?

Bunny Nicole Raines is a small town librarian with a double stripper name.  (She will never forgive her parents for not naming her Emma or Jane.)  She meets Rafe Dalvahni one night when he saves her from a mugger, and falls completely and totally in love with the gorgeous Mr. Dalvahni. Everything is perfect, buttercups and roses, until after the wedding, when she finds out that her new husband is (a) not human; (b) an immortal demon slayer; (c) she was really attacked by a demon, not a mugger; and, (d) she is no longer human, because Rafe changed her when he saved her from certain death after the demon attack.
Bunny is not a happy camper.  To top it all off, she is pregnant, although she hasn’t told Rafe.  So, not only is she married to a stranger and no longer human, she’s pregnant with ET.  
How does she handle it?  Like most of us would, I suspect.  She runs, away from the wedding and away from Rafe.  He follows her, of course.  There’s a demon on her trail, although she doesn’t know it.

What was the inspiration for your novella?

Megan Records, my editor, asked me to participate in the anthology.  I was thrilled, especially when I found out that Angie Fox and Kathy Love had also been asked to participate, but I was a little nervous, too.  I’d never written a novella.  Megan told me the theme—So I Married A Demon Slayer— and left the rest up to me.  Since I already had my small-Southern-town-gets-invaded-by-demons-and-hunky-demon-hunters thing going with the first book, I decided to go with that.

How different was the process for writing your novella as opposed to one of your novels?

My process is pretty much the same every time:  organized chaos.  I’m a pantser with plotter envy. I figure out who my hero and heroine are going to be and come up with an idea for the story and start writing.  After I’ve written a few chapters and gotten to know my characters a little, I make a list of plot points and try to connect the dots.

What is your next project?
Right now I’m working on book three of the demon hunter series, DEMON HUNTING IN A DIVE BAR.  New characters and new story, so it’s going a little slow, but that’s typical for me.  

What are you reading now?
I am reading Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series and I’m reading SIZZLING SIXTEEN by Janet Evanovich.  Love me some Sookie and Stephanie!

Thanks to Lexi for agreeing to this interview.  Please leave a comment to win a copy of So I Married a Demon Slayer. You must live in the U.S. to win.  A winner will be announced in the comment thread on September 2, 2011.

You can follow Lexi on Twitter at @LexiGeorge12 or you can like her fan page on Facebook.


  1. Great interview, Heather and Lexi--loved Demon Hunting in Dixie and can't wait to read more!

  2. Eeeeeeee! What a concept!

  3. Great interview! The new novella sounds great. And what a name- Bunny :O)

  4. Thanks, Suzanne! So glad you liked the book! And thanks to the fabulous Heather for having me on her blog!

  5. Chris, it's been a ball to write! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Lisa, I love the name Bunny, too. And I love that she's an uptight librarian longing for a more traditional name!

  7. The book is on order. Hopefully, the mailman will live through the delivery process, though there are times that's in doubt when I pre-order something.

    It's fascinating learning how the process works for a writer. For me, the characters jump into my dreams and start a story I'm not ready to write yet. Then I have to search for just the right names and fight it a bit longer because I'm not ready yet - but they never seem to care.

    Sara Nichols

  8. Sara,

    I think we all fight with our characters at times! I know sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get them to talk. Thanks for ordering the book. Drop me a line and let me know what you think when you've had time to read it!

  9. I've been fortunate enough to read bits and pieces of this novella in process and let me tell you it is one heckuva ride! Gotta love clueless, hunky heroes who have to be hit by the love two-by-four before they figure it out! Wishing you great success with this one, Lexi!

  10. And the winner is . . . Lisa Dunick! Lisa - touch base with me so I can get you your copy of So I Married A Demon Slayer (I bet if we ask nicely, we can get Lexi to sign it :))

  11. I have just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the sexiest virtual strippers get naked on my taskbar.