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Images Eternal by Toni Decker…Spotlight & Character Interview

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About Images Eternal:

~If Images are worth a thousand words, hers sing a thousand Eternal songs~

The blood of a Guardian, the heart of an artist, no one can hide the truth from Amanda Hayworth. Focusing her visions through her camera lens, she reveals secrets no one plans to expose, even her own. To protect herself, Mandy hides her ability in plain sight, photographing local bands and showcasing the dramatic images on her website. Most bands beg for a feature article. But the new lead singer of one particular up and coming band isn’t like anyone she’s ever met. Lucien entangles her with his mystery and makes Mandy want things she’s never wanted before—strings.

Lucien Solvak has to impress an influential music blogger whose promotion could skyrocket his new band to stardom or flush them straight into the gutters. But the moment Mandy aims her camera his direction, he fears the images will expose his ties to the immortal he’s sworn to protect and destroy his one chance to live out his musical dream. Hiding from her camera is tough enough. Denying his growing feelings becomes an impossible feat, forcing Lucien to choose between oaths as a Guardian, his rock-star dreams, and the girl he wants.

Secrets define them. Lucien’s bind him to silence; Mandy’s bring her nothing but pain and disappointment. Only when they focus on what’s behind the images can they embrace their secrets for what they are—truth.

 

Book links:

Goodreads  |  Amazon

 

 

 Character interview:

Welcome folks. I am pleased to announce that THE SCENE has managed to snag an exclusive interview with the lead singer of Eternity, L.J. Slone and the photographer credited with launching the band into the music sphere, Mandy Hayworth, of the music-photoblog, Behind the Scenes. Thank you both for being here.

LUCIEN: It’s a pleasure. *smiles*

MANDY: Isn’t that smile swoony?

SCENE: Wow. Those pictures you sent over are fantastic, but they don’t hold a candle to the real baby blues and smile. That’s a heart stopper right there.

MANDY: *chuckles* I know, right? Especially when he blushes like that. *fans herself*

LUCIEN: Okay, you two promised not to gang up on me. *squirms* How about we answer some questions? You know, about the band.

MANDY: I promised no such thing. *winks*

SCENE: Whew, it getting hot in here or what?

LUCIEN: *growl*

SCENE: Oh. The band. You got it. Eternity is the hottest local band in the music scene right now. Impressive after only a couple of months. But up until last summer, Lucien,  you were pretty much an unknown entity. How did you originally manage to score a write up on one of the hottest music blogs in the area.

LUCIEN: That’s easy. She stalked me.

MANDY: Hey!

LUCIEN: What? It’s true. *dodges half-hearted shove* You waited outside the club to get the first pictures. In the rain I might add.

SCENE: In the rain?

MANDY: I wanted the scoop on this new singer who supposedly sang like an angel, yet no one knew anything about. *shrugs* I’ve waited in worse conditions. He’s just lucky I wasn’t wearing a white t-shirt.

LUCIEN: Hmm. *uncomfortable shifting in his seat*

SCENE: But it wasn’t until right before their debut that you released any pictures. How come?

MANDY: Someone was a bit camera shy. It took me a while to get him to loosen up.

SCENE: He made you wait?

MANDY: Did he ever—

LUCIEN: *interrupts* Holding images and only releasing snippets was part of my marketing design to get people intrigued. I was playing hard to get. *grins* It worked.

SCENE: So you

were a part of the strategy, Mandy?

MANDY: *chuckles* More like the wrench in his plan, but I’d say it worked out in my favor. Once I put the images together, the results were beyond even what I envisioned. *shrugs* What can I say? He was worth waiting for.

LUCIEN: Damn, that was gonna be my line. *pulls Mandy closer, cups her face in his warm, strong hands*

MANDY: *lost in his gaze* Man do I want to kiss you right now.

LUCIEN: What’s stopping ya?

MANDY: *leans forward*

SCENE: *clears throat* Hmmm, I think the temperature just rose about ten degrees in here. Okay next question. Lucien, where do you get your inspiration for your music?

LUCIEN: Mostly my mother. She taught me to play at a very young age. Music was always a part of my life. When she passed away, I felt a need to honor what she taught me, share my gift with the world. It took some time to find the right band. The other members of Eternity, Jay, Rusty and Adam, gave me that chance. Until… *holds Mandy’s hand tighter*

MANDY: Awe, that’s the sweetest…

LUCIEN: Now who’s blushing? *winks*

SCENE: And it’s been profitable for all of you. Dark Angel seems latched to a rocket on its way up the charts and people are already clamoring for the full album even before the next single release. How’s that make you feel.

LUCIEN: Incredible, astonished. *laughs* Terrified. Mandy’s been a huge part in getting the word out to fans and getting us noticed in more than just the local scene.

SCENE: That she has. Mandy, your photos are, to put it simply, freaking amazing. A few featuring Eternity have even won awards. How do you do it?

MANDY: It’s the band really. When you hear the right music, you feel it. The sound permeates straight into your soul and wraps you up in strings you don’t want to untangle. I just managed to capture that intensity in my photographs.

SCENE: But what’s your secret?

MANDY: *smiles coyly* Well if I told you, then it wouldn’t be a secret now would it.

LUCIEN: She’s good at keeping secrets too. *snickers quietly*

SCENE: I have the feeling I’m missing some inside joke here.

MANDY: Most definitely.

SCENE: Where does Eternity go from here? Rumors have been hinting at a national, if not international tour coming up.

LUCIEN: I can’t confirm anything yet.

SCENE: But you’re not denying it either. Come on, maybe just a hint.

LUCIEN: Plans are being made *holds a finger up to his lips* for something. I’m sure Mandy’s Musical Monday’s blog will be the first to announce any details. *smiles at Mandy*

SCENE: Watching you together, there is no way to deny there is something between you two. Spill. What’s the deal?

LUCIEN: Well, I mean…she’s the band’s photographer.

MANDY: Really? That’s your answer? *huffs* Sharon, if you had the chance to follow around the next up and coming band on its way to the top, not to mention spending your days and nights around this sexy piece sitting *chuckles* or currently squirming next to me, I ask you. What would you do?

SCENE: *laughs* I’d jump in your place in a heartbeat. And you’re right, he is hot when he blushes.

LUCIEN: Oh hell. Fine. You want an answer? Here’s your answer. *leans over and plants a slow sensual kiss on Mandy* This woman makes me want to sing every moment of every day, for all Eternity.

SCENE: Well folks, if that isn’t a show closer, I don’t what is. Tune in next time for more inside insights of your music & art scene.

 

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Want to learn more about Lucien and Mandy?
Check out their story in IMAGES ETERNAL, available at Amazon.

If Images are worth a thousand words, hers sing a thousand Eternal songs.

When forbidden from taking pictures of the newest lead singer for an up and coming band, Mandy Hayworth wants to know why. With a supernatural ability to expose truths with her camera, she’s determined to find out his secrets.

Lucien Solvak only had to make a date, give an interview to the hottest local music photographer, get her endorsement, and get out. But when her camera threatens to expose an immortal secret he’s sworn to protect, Lucien has to choose which is more important. The girl, his music, or his life.

 

 

Who is Toni Decker?

ToniDecker(small)Two authors telling one sizzling story after another about twenty-somethings getting along in their own crazy, fantastical worlds. Both women are wives and mothers, sharing brain cells and characters as if they only exist with the other.

Toni, one half of the Toni Decker brain, is an avid reader of all things Young and New Adult while Kira, the Decker half of Toni Decker brain, devours fantasy for midnight snacks.

Together, their stories are one part New Adult, one part fantasy and three parts of holy hotness.

We leave it up to the readers to decide who writes which character.

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