Character interview with Thorne, hero of Claimed by a Demon King
It’s great to be here at Under the Covers Book Blog today as part of the Claimed by a Demon King Book Tour celebrating the release of the second book in my new Eternal Mates series of paranormal romance novels.
Today, I’m going to be interviewing Thorne, the hero of my latest release, Claimed by a Demon King.
But before we get to the main event, I want to introduce myself. I’m a British paranormal romance author and a USA Today best-seller. I have been writing since 2005, and went indie in 2006. I love to write big worlds, populated by vampires, shifters, demons, fae and angels, and I have several series. This tour is about the Eternal Mates series, which is actually a spin-off from my Vampire Erotic Theatre series. That series focused on a family of vampires at one theatre in London but it had glimpses into the wider world outside the theatre. It’s that world of fae, dark elves, demons, witches, shifters, and other incredible species that the Eternal Mates focuses on.
Now, on with the show…
You meet us in my fabled interview room, seated on the twin red velvet armchairs near the roaring fire that burns in the grate of the beautiful marble fireplace. The fire is the only light in the black-walled elegant room, leaving much of it in shadow, and those shadows dance and play.
Thorne sits opposite me, taking up most of his armchair and looking as if it’s about three sizes too small for him. He shuffles, a grim look on his face, his eyes faintly glowing crimson. Thankfully, his dusky brown horns are small right now, curling from behind the top of his ears and around the curve, with the points close to his earlobes. They’re my barometer for his emotions. He’s relaxed, but if he becomes annoyed or aroused, his horns will grow, and there’s every chance his enormous leathery wings will make an appearance.
He huffs and rakes his fingers through his wild russet-brown hair, sweeping it back from his face, and wriggles again.
He eventually settles with his legs apart, and it’s hard to keep my eyes off their toned, muscular lengths when his mahogany leather trousers cling to them so deliciously. Rather disappointingly, he’s wearing a loose white shirt today, with the lacing near the neck undone, concealing his fabulous body from us. The git.
FELICITY: I have Thorne here with me today to talk about his book, Claimed by a Demon King. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?
THORNE: Certainly, Little Female. I am the Third King, which means I rule the Third Realm of the demons in Hell. I have been the king since my parents passed away almost three thousand years ago. Since then, I have endeavoured to lead my people, protect them from the wars that seem to constantly ravage our kingdom, and improve their lives in any way possible.
FELICITY: You make a good king. You’re pretty kind for one of the demon kings. I know many of them aren’t as caring about their people as you are. In Kissed by a Dark Prince, the first book in the Eternal Mates series, you met Sable. How did you meet and how did you feel about her initially?
THORNE: I knew the moment I set eyes on my little huntress that she was my fated female. I felt it in my bones. Just looking at her seared my heart and made it gallop. When I had finished assisting Prince Loren of the elves, securing his help in my war, and had to return to my kingdom, I went with a heavy heart. I did not want to leave Sable. I had been longing for my fated one for millennia and it was hard for me to part from her, even when I knew it would only be one lunar cycle before we saw each other again.
FELICITY: Aww. You’re such a poet and a sweetheart. Sable is right about that. You really make me want a big, burly demon male of my own. But I guess they’re probably not all like you. Your relationship with Sable is complicated because for a few reasons, some of which I can’t disclose without giving spoilers about your story. Was it difficult at first?
THORNE: Very. Sable was extremely reluctant to admit to her feelings and succumb to them. I had to do all in my power to convince her and win her over. It did not help that the wretched elf, Bleu, was constantly hanging around her. I knew Bleu desired Sable too, and that he would be a rival for her affections, and I am ashamed to admit that it got to me at times and we often came to blows during my courtship of Sable.
FELICITY: Courtship seems a very simple and pleasant word for the things that happened during the course of you winning Sable over. It was more of a war than your one with the Fifth Realm!
THORNE: *laughs* Perhaps you are right. My battle to win Sable does seem far harder than my one against the Fifth King. For the latter I only had my kingdom and my life on the line. I was more daunted by the former, where I might lose my heart and my reason to live. I was raised a warrior, and a king. I knew how to handle physical battles against a foe. I did not know how to handle battles of the heart.
FELICITY: There you go again, Mr Romance. You’ll give demons a bad name. Everyone will think they’re all as sweet as you can be when you’re talking about Sable. How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?
THORNE: Different to how I expected it to be. With the war over, I expected some peace and time to be with my mate, but she has other plans. She is obsessed with tracking every single one of her hunters that was taken from the battle. It is hard to get her to relax and pull her away from her work, but I do manage it. Although, it is often most easily accomplished by my offering to spar with her. My little huntress does love to spar. *grins*
FELICITY: I can definitely believe that. Your story, Claimed by a Demon King, is a book in the Eternal Mates series. Can you tell us a little about the series and can we expect see more of you in other stories in this series?
THORNE: I hope so. Sable intends to go after her missing hunters, so if you cover that in one of your stories, then I will be in it too as I will not let her go alone into the land of dragons.
FELICITY: I didn’t think you would, and yes, I do have a story to write about those naughty dragons. Describe yourself in one word?
THORNE: Noble. Sable calls me noble.
FELICITY: I think noble is the perfect word for you. Thank you for meeting with me today and chatting. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?
THORNE: Only my gratitude to those reading this and I hope they have been enjoying adventuring in our world… and I have a need of my female.
FELICITY: The way your eyes are glowing and your horns curling, I was hoping you were thinking wicked things about Sable and not getting angry about something. Off you go! *watches him leave* I hope you enjoyed this interview with Thorne and the little insight into him and his story, Claimed by a Demon King!
Be sure to follow this fantastic tour to learn more about the passionate alpha heroes and sassy heroines in the Eternal Mates romance series! You can also find yourself in with a chance to WIN a $50 or $25 Amazon Gift Certificate if you follow the tour. More details, including how to enter and a full list of stops, are available at the Claimed by a Demon King Virtual Book Tour page: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/claimedbyademonking-book-tour.php
The moment the demon King Thorne of the Third Realm set eyes on the mortal huntress Sable, he knew she was his fated one. The fiery, dangerous female awakened hungers he had never experienced before, a dark craving and passion that has consumed him in their time apart. As the lunar cycle wanes, she enters his world again and nothing will stand in the way of him claiming his forever with her—not the relentless assault from the Fifth Realm or the dark elf male determined to seduce her out of his grasp.
Intent on achieving the coveted position of commander at Archangel, Sable leads her small team into the dark underworld and the Third Realm, to a war where her allies are the very creatures she normally hunts—vampires, werewolves, and demons. Her eagerness to lead the deadly mission has everything to do with winning her promotion, and nothing to do with the kingdom’s brash, lethally seductive demon king—a king who stirred fierce desire and wildfire heat in her with just a look and an innocent touch when they first met, and has been in her wicked dreams ever since.
As the gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot and the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realisations, can Sable place her duty before her heart? Or will she surrender to her deepest desires and be claimed by a demon king?
Claimed by a Demon King is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at and a downloadable 6 chapter excerpt at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/cbadk
Books in the Eternal Mates romance series: