Friday, March 9, 2012

Interview + Giveaway: Ayden and the Hex Boys

Today I have a very special interview with a certain Hex Boy who may or may not be completely and utterly in love with me. It happens a lot. I'm very lovable you see. Anyway, I've invited Ayden here for a little chat so we can discuss our love out in the open and share it with the world. Don't be jealous everyone, sure Ayden is mine (and Blake too) but there's a fictional someone out there for all of you as well!

In all seriousness though, I've had an absolute blast on the promotional tour for Demons at Deadnight and I'm beyond thrilled to share some of the witty banter A&E Kirk do so well in this story with all of you. I hope the interview makes you laugh as much as it did me and Happy Friday!

What’s the very first thing that ran through your mind when Aurora fell and managed to land astride you? I would just like to remind you that I am the epitome of a mature individual and my mind absolutely NEVER dips into the gutter, so let’s keep this answer clean ;-)

Ayden: *Grins.* First of all, I’ve seen your tweets, so I’m not buying the innocent act. But I’ll do my best. I noticed her sweaty t-shirt clinging in all the right places and yoga pants that followed every curve of those endless legs. I’m a guy. I felt some heat. And in my case that can be dangerous, which is why I did what I did. To protect her. Although, I’ve been working on my control. So why don’t you and I reenact the scenario and see how I handle it now?

*Don't believe him dear readers! I am a paragon of innocence and virtue. And class. A PARAGON I TELL YOU! Ayden, stop trying to corrupt me with your many charms. I'm immune. And I'll meet you for that reenactment anytime and anyplace ;-)*

If you could trade abilities with one of the other Hex Boys for a day, whom would you most like to switch with and what would you do with the new ability first?

Ayden: Don’t ever tell him this, but I’d switch with Blake. It’d be nice to actually bring life into the world, instead of turning everything ash. I’d recreate the gardens of Versailles. Then we could take a walk and—

Jayden: I don’t know why you’re embarrassed. That cerebral thread has logical merit.

Ayden: *sighs*

Jayden: I’m sure you’re befuddled trying to aggregate my reasons for being here.

Ayden: I gave up years ago trying to understand a brother like you.

Jayden: Blake was inquiring as to your interview venue. This is embarrassing to admit, but as inept as Blake is, he always seems to get the better of me. So I thought it best to leave the premises before I unwittingly unveiled your location.

Ayden: By coming to my location?

Jayden: You don’t give me enough credit. My stealth techniques—

Blake: Suck!

Jayden: *Hangs head* I’m never going to live this down.

Blake: Yes, you’ll never live this down Logic Boy because I so owned you! Jenny, a highly intelligent and gorgeous babe like you finds brains attractive. This is my way of proving that I’m worthy of your love.

Ayden: If you touch her, you’ll never be able to use your hands again.

Blake: What if she touches me?

*Jenny reaches for both Ayden and Blake here. Two hands. Two boys. Perfect mathematical outcome*

Ayden: Keep dreaming.

Can you share with us any funny stories from when you, the boys, and Aurora were kids?

Blake: How about we go somewhere quiet and write our own romance, Jenny.

*Blake! Just how easy do you think I am? Please scroll up to question one and take note of the paragon of innocence exclamation. With that clearly stated for all to read I'd just like to say I'm really digging historical romances at the moment, so maybe we can romance ourselves in that general direction. Also, romance novel heroes almost NEVER wear shirts. Ever. They're perpetually shirtless. Let's start there...*

Jayden: Back then Blake employed the ridiculous notion that girls possessed cooties.

Ayden: I miss those days.

Blake: That’s before I met babes like Jenny.

Ayden: Well, the first time we met Aurora, she beat Jayden over the head with her picture book.

Jayden: I was simply trying to point out its inaccuracy regarding the fanciful personification of animals.

Blake: I’d have hit you too.

Let’s talk romance for a second (you can thank me later for bringing this topic up – kisses are an acceptable form of payment. Just saying.). On a date with a girl, who is most likely to wind up getting slapped? Most likely to land a first date kiss? Most likely to come up with the strangest activity to do on a date?

Blake: Romance? Kisses as payment? Will you keep me?

Ayden: Keep you locked up in her basement so that she can have what she really wants. Me.

Blake: *Snorts* Please.

Jayden: Gentlemen, you digress.

Ayden: Sorry, Jenny. Most likely to get slapped is Jayden.

Jayden: Me?! What about Blake?

Blake: You’re the only one who brings up fallopian tubes.

*Jenny falls out of her chair laughing. Snorting may also be involved*

Ayden: Logan’s shy charm, almost as irresistible as mine, would land the kiss.

Blake: It’d be a waste because he’d faint.

Ayden: And Matthias would come up with the strangest activity.

Blake: Not Jayden?

Jayden: Hey!

Ayden: No way. Can you imagine Matthias with a girl?

Blake: He’d probably sacrifice her on an altar so some god would get rid of Aurora.

Jayden: Or they’d do needlepoint.

Ayden: Exactly. And as for me, I’d be the one most likely to get a second date. And a—

Blake: You’re the one most likely to make me throw up.

If I were to make a pass at you, hypothetically speaking of course, what would you say my chances of successfully landing a date with you would be? I’m asking for strictly professional interview purposes only. Obviously. (If my chances aren’t so good, can we maybe direct this question to the other boys as well? Thanks.)

Ayden: The jet’s fueled. How about dinner in Paris?

Blake: Yuck. Who wants stinky frog legs? Pick me! I’ll give you a ride you won’t forget.

*Who says I'd let you be the one doing the riding? I'll show you how to get ridden...*

Ayden and Jayden: Blake!

Blake: A horseback ride. Jeez, you guys have dirty minds.

*Oops. I went in the gutter too. My bad. I thought that was where we were all headed. No? Just me and Ayden and Jayden then?*

You’re a little smug and a little self-satisfied when it comes to Aurora’s physical reactions to you (and damn if isn’t irritatingly attractive). What is the best line you’ve either used on a girl or heard used on a girl to make a memorable first impression?

Ayden: I don’t like to use lines because they seem dishonest and I like to better spend my time asking questions and getting to know the real person. But I have to admit, after meeting you, falling asleep is useless because the reality of you is far better than any dream.

Blake: Oh, come on, dude. That was so a line! A good one—and I’ll use it— but so a line!

Ayden: Are you saying I’m wrong?

Blake: Of course not. Jenny’s awesome but…*sighs* I hate you.

Ayden: You’re the one who got kicked out of the seduction course.

Blake: I knew everyone called it that!

Okay, I’ll ease up on the romantic stuff for now.

Blake: What? No! Romance is where I shine!

Ayden: Obviously not if she’s changing subject.

If for some reason your abilities with fire were to go on the fritz, what other type of weapon would you feel most comfortable battling demonic forces with?

Ayden: An iron chain whip, fringed with blades. It’s got weight, fluidity and ultimate damage capability.

Blake: Hey, Jenny, if you like whips, I like whips. And I know a guy…

*I have to say I enjoy how this conversation keeps making its way back to the gutter. It wouldn't be a Friday here without some sexual innuendo and inappropriate comments. I'm a little in love with you right now Blake, not gonna lie*

Your parents are fans of expressing their gratitude to others with hugely extravagant gifts. What, big or small, is the best gift you think they’ve ever given you?

Ayden: *Shakes head* Other people get the extravagant stuff. Not us. I’m just happy we’re still all together.

Blake: That’s the ultimate gift, dude. *Blake breathes deep* But those sports cars are sweet.

Jayden: We only received them after they were damaged during overseas transit and destined for the junkyard.

Ayden: *Laughs* One even had to be fished out of the harbor. We worked in Logan’s dad auto shop to pay for parts while he and Logan helped us put the cars back together. It took months.

Jayden: They did give us the game room.

Ayden: True. Although, some might argue they only gave it to us because somebody set our kitchen on fire.

Blake: I told you that was an accident!

Have you ever inadvertently lit something of vital importance on fire?

Ayden: Jayden’s homework.

Jayden: That was on purpose.

Ayden: So you keep saying.

Blake: As long as you don’t light Jenny on fire because she’s vitally important to me.

*Flattery will get you everywhere with me. Let's go back to that question about riding...*

Ayden: Don’t worry. I don’t light her on fire. I just light her fire.

*You sweet talker you! What else can you do with your mouth?*

Jayden: Is that a line? Why are you using it on Blake?

Which would you rather face: a pissed off demon, a pissed off Guardian, or a pissed off Aurora?

Ayden: Demon. I have a lot more experience with them. And much more chance of survival.

*Door bangs open.*

Matthias: What about a pissed off Matthias?

Jayden: *Shrugs* We deal with that every day.

Logan and Tristan: *Push past Matthias* We have to get out of here.

Ayden: My session isn’t over yet.

Matthias: That’s because it’s not a session. It’s an interview. *Lights flicker.* With a civilian.

Ayden: *Looks confused at Jenny* You’re not a shrink?

*Um. Not technically. But if that's what does it for you Ayden, consider me shrinky in every possible way*

Matthias: None of them have been.

Jayden: Of course not. Why would you think that?

Matthias: Because you told us you’d received orders from the Mandatum that our team had to have mandatory interviews with psychologists!

Jayden: I didn’t say that.

All the other Hex Boys: Yes you did!

Jayden: No, I said—

Matthias: Ayden, you’re supposed to translate him! How could you miss this?

Ayden: Since when is that my job?

Matthias: Tristan, take care of Jenny.

Blake: *Hugs Jenny to shield her* Wait! I don’t want her to forget how much she loves me!

Tristan: What if she’s like Aurora? I don’t want to hurt—

Matthias: Are you two kidding me right now?! Logan!

Logan: *Jumps on Blake’s back and gets him in headlock.*

Blake: Get off! *Spins wildly. Yanks on Logan’s tie.* I love her!

Tristan: Logan, ease up. He might pass out!

Logan: *Grunts* That’s the plan.

Jayden: Your manic behavior is unnecessary. Everyone thinks our experiences are fictional.

*All Hex Boys freeze*

Matthias: Explain.

Jayden: These exceptional ladies who we’ve been talking to are highly respected book bloggers. Since I’m chronicling our adventures, I was curious to study the real world’s response to our paranormal one. So I set up these interviews to receive feedback.

Ayden: *Groans* It’s one of his experiments.

Matthias: *Squints* And they think this is all make believe.

Blake: *Panicked* But our love is real!

*BLAKE!!!!! OUR LOVE IS SO REAL! IT'S THE REAL-EST! It cannot be contained. Or doused. It is ever-growing and all-encompassing. In fact, I think my love can grow large enough to include all 6 of you. We'll be a love hexagon! A LOVE HEXAGON BOYS! Think about it. It's never been done. We'll be blazing a trail. A love trail! A trail o'love!*

Jayden: As if we’re literary characters. Logan shy but strong. Tristan concerned and overprotective. Blake larger than life.

Blake: So true.

Jayden: And comic relief

Blake: Hey!

Jayden: Me, the genius.

Blake: And weird.

Jayden: Ayden the smoldering, sexy hottie.

Blake: Oh, sure, give him the good part.

Ayden: Art imitating life.

Tristan: Did he just say “hottie”?

Logan: *Climbing off Blake* It’s literary speak.

Jayden: *To Matthias* And you’re—

Matthias: *Shakes head* The dark, brooding one with the tortured past. Crikey. *Mutters under breath* Wouldn’t mum love that. *Smiles* Books. This is all about books. *Takes Jenny’s hand and bows* Miss Jenny, you just made my day. Thank you. *Turns to Hex Boys* Mates, take all the time you need.

*Whuh. Was it my talk of the love hexagon that won him over? My claims of virtue maybe? Matthias! Don't go! We can start building the hexagon right now!*

*Hex Boys stare as Matthias leaves*

Tristan: What just happened?

Logan: The world just turned upside down.

Jayden: Matthias may need medical attention.

Ayden: *Nods* We’d better follow him.

Blake: I’m getting my group hug! *Tries to gather everyone together*

Ayden: Blake, get your hand off my—

Blake: Whoops! Thought that was—

Ayden: We’re outta here. And Jenny, let me know when you’re up for Paris.

Jayden: She thinks you’re fictitious.

Ayden: Which is why our time together will be…*winks at Jenny*…unreal.

Blake: *Being dragged out the door* Dude, that is so a line! Ignore him, Jenny. I’ll be back when I’m eighteen!

*Jenny dies of all the hotness*


As part of the promotional tour for Demons at Deadnight, A&E Kirk are generously offering up some very cool swag including a Hex Boy Heaven poster, a celtic cross, and a stuffed toy named Bubbles (he'll come to mean something to you when you read!). Also, have you looked at that poster? *drools* To enter, just leave a comment on this post with a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and will run through midnight EST on March 16th after which time a winner will be chosen and announced on the blog.

But wait! I have another giveaway opportunity for you:


To enter to win the Kindle Fire you need to know the secret phrase given out one word at a time by each blog tour host. Put the words together in sequential order and you'll eventually have the secret phrase! Right now you can Tweet and Follow on the AEKIRK Blog Tour Page to get points but starting March 9 (at the end of the tour) you can enter the complete phrase on the AEKIRK Blog Tour Page and earn BIG entry points! Your Kindle Fire will also include your choice of a DEMONS AT DEADNIGHT Skin. Either from the cover, or a Hex Boy group shot or individual "Team" skin of your favorite Hex Hunk!



  1. Love the banter!
    On an unrelated note, I wonder how they do covers like that - where the girl is hanging in midair. Is she lying on a mat tilting her head back? I'm curious.

  2. Blake, I'm kind of upset at you right now. I really hope that every time you said Jenny you really thinking of me. Jenny, I would like to be a part of that hexagonal love. Really, I think I can manage everything. It will be perfect really. We have the same name so I really think that it was meant to be.

    Team Jenny!
    Team Hexy Whore!
    Team Hexagonal Love!

    All for one and one for all!!!

  3. I'm hooked. That interview was one of the best I've ever read. Jenny, could you please send me one of the Hex Boys? I don't even care which one. We could possibly even do some kind of swap and trade them around :)

  4. That cover is just so amazing! And the poster, oh my, need I say more?

  5. LOLOLOL!!! Jenny, Hex Boys, and the amazing author who made you up... I LOVE YOU! x) I have no doubt that lots of boys fall in love with you, Jenny, and Blake is a shining example of that! Oh gosh, I'm grinning like an idiot right now and it won't go away. *slaps cheeks repeatedly*

    "These exceptional ladies who we’ve been talking to are highly respected book bloggers. Since I’m chronicling our adventures, I was curious to study the real world’s response to our paranormal one. So I set up these interviews to receive feedback." <-- Win, Jayden. WIN. x)

    P.S. I think you would make an awesome shrink, Jenny! ;)

  6. Matt is still my favorite! I think when he is my age (which we can just pretend he is, right?) ---he would be the Hex Man for me :)

  7. What a wonderful interview! I loved all of the banter and Blake's horrible (yet completely hilarious and swoon worthy) pick-up lines. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I totally need my own Bubbles the platypus, the pink eye patch is a total + in my book.

  8. I'm very jealous right now. How lucky you are, these boys seem amazing. Seriously, they are great characters but I think Ayden is my favorite.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  9. "Jenny dies of all the hotness"? LOL So cute :)

  10. PS I already have a copy so please don't enter me in the contest.

    Happy weekend darling :)

  11. Alison - I loved all the dialogue in this book, it just had me laughing the entire time:)

    Jen - *heaves dramatic sigh* Fine. Team Jenny and all that. We'll share, and when they scream out the name "Jenny" it could apply to either of us ;-) TEAM HEXAGONAL LOVE!

    Gidget - Yay! So glad you enjoyed it, I had to take a break from responding to the boys because I was laughing so hard. And I suppose I could be persuaded to share. If you bring me chocolate ;-)

    Jc - Right? Best poster ever:)

    Mimi - Hahahaha thank you Mimi! Sadly, most of the men who fall in love with me are fictional, except for my husband and I guess he's the one that matters right? Right. And Jayden is a complete win isn't he?

    Felicia - Ooooooo Hex Man. I like it! It has a nice ring...

    Danielle - Isn't Blake the cutest? I just want him to write a whole book of cheesy lines and flirting techniques:)

    Diana - Ayden rocks. Our love is profound ;-)

    Juju - It's true. Death-by-hotness. It could happen with these boys:)

  12. BAHAH! Jenny! I swear I've laughed out loud, fallen out of my chair, and fanned myself like 60 times in this interview! SO.EFFING.AWESOME! I NEED to read this book asap! Swag would be cool too :) lol Thanks again for the chance to win!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  13. BAHAH! Jenny! I swear I've laughed out loud, fallen out of my chair, and fanned myself like 60 times in this interview! SO.EFFING.AWESOME! I NEED to read this book asap! Swag would be cool too :) lol Thanks again for the chance to win!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  14. LOL- jeez if I didn't know better Id say these Hex Boys are little cheaters......running around with all the blog girls....for shame have it going on with all of them!!!

    And um oh Felicia...Matt is mine so you can give that one up girlfriend....

  15. This actually seems like such a fun book, and what a neat interview! I definitely need to put this on my reading radar :)

  16. Happy Friday, Jenny! These guys crack me up. Jayden sounds like a hot Sheldon Cooper. LOL!

  17. Thanks for the ahhh-mazing interview and giveaway! I'm just dying to read this book! :))


  18. Ohh my such a cool giveaway, I love the cross yayyy I am so excited.
    thanks for the chance.

  19. You know, Jenny, the more you protest your innocence, the less we believe you...

    I love the banter between the characters--if an author can do that with such ease for an interview, you just know that book's going to rock. Great interview (love your aside comments, too)!

  20. I'm dead of all the Hex boy hotness too:D Or from laughing too hard! Thanks for the fun:))

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. OMG! This was the best interview thingy EVER! I have not laughed so hard in AGES! And guess what? I'm caving. I'm buying this book RIGHT NOW! I cannot live another moment without those Hex boys on my kindle! Loved this! Thanks for the giggles!

  22. Great post! I was laughing my head of there! :D I must must must read this book soon and meet these wonderful boys myself. ;)

  23. This has been such a fun tour. Bubbles is so cute!


  24. Hilarious.

    This was the most entertaining tour EVER!

  25. This is the second interview I have read by these boys and they certainly know how to entertain. Well written ladies! Jenny I know your mind would never stray into the gutter ;) Have a great weekend!

  26. "I don’t light her on fire. I just light her fire."

    OMG! Those guys, and how I can hang on to their every word!

    You were the ever professional interviewer, Jenny. With the whips and the riding, I hardly blushed at all. And, I'm glad the guys let you keep your memories, that way you can be sure to remember that Ayden is mine. :)

  27. Lol this was funny! I've been following this blog tour and i feel like i know so much about this book, though i've never read it lol

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  28. LOL!!! Love character interviews. I just can't wait to read book and read more about those Hex Boys. :) Thanks for this great giveaway!
    -Maritza R
    mararob80 at gmail dot com

  29. Your posts always crack me up! I loved this. Definitely intriguing and I'm adding this book to my list!

  30. AAhh! Just as good or better than a cover critique!! That was so awesome! I died laughing and Jenny, don't let your husband read this! I don't know what he'll think. I had to explain to my husband about my Pinterest board with Ethan on it! Don't let him read this interview!! But Oh so Funny!!


  31. OMG! Love the stuff ainmal!!!

    bwithbite at gmail dot com

  32. I forgot to mention that you are the queen of great interviews! Always great questions!!

  33. Great interview. :)
    I can't wait to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

    cjmfnobrega AT gmail DOT com

  34. Great Interview! I really loved every stop, it was a very entertaining tour! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    unabridgedbookshelf at gmail dot com

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  36. *door slams open*
    *a whirlwind known as Melissa comes in and starts throwing things about the room looking for something...*

    I know it's here somewhere!

    JENNY! WHERE is that key! I know you have it! How did you get it!

    I know the boys were here! I can still smell Blake's hormones all over you!

    Don't give me that innocent look! I KNOW better!

  37. You're interaction with the Hex Boys made me snort with laughter. You lovely blogging ladies really bring out the worst - or is it the best - in them!

    This tour has been a blast!

  38. This interview is HILARIOUS. I couldn't stop laughing as I was reading it! Great post, Jenny--it'd be fun to go to Paris with you AND these boys. ;)

    And I really have to check out this book soon, I hear really great things.

  39. Great interview! It was very enjoyable to read.

  40. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway! :)


  41. Thanks for the detailed and interesting interview. I appreciate the chance to win the giveaway!

  42. LOL. That first question was good, but the answer, haha, they got you there ;)

  43. Fun banter! Hee hee, Ayden's seen your tweets so there's no pretending you're all mature and virtuous, Ms. Snark. I've never seen the gardens of Versailles but my friend was just telling me about them and they sound ah-mazing. These boys are clearly into you, Jenny. Whips!

  44. Lol, Ayden's right not to buy your innocence, Jenny! I love how the Hex Boys keep interrupting each other's interviews.

    As long as you keep your hands off Tristan, I'm happy. Or he might really need to take care of you - and not in a good way ;)

  45. Great interview and thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Oh, I definitely want to get to know these hex boys a little better now!! Thanks for the awesome interview! I actually have a copy of the book on my Kindle (I just got it) and I'm going to go read it right now!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  48. OoOO this Interview is absolutely awesome!!! I believe it was tons of fu chatting with the boys? Admittedly. I'm a little jealous - those boys are awesome and I love them!!

  49. Sounds interesting and the interview was very funny to read

  50. This interview = Awesome & Hilarious. Seems you and the Hex Boys had a very good interview ;)

    (not an entry)

  51. Jenny... This was.. Just EFFING AMAZING!!!!! ROFLMFAO!!!

    Ahem... Ayden is MINE... I do wish everyone would just conclude that I have indeed won his affections and plan to take FULL advantage of it as soon as you guys quit pawing him!! ;)

    And I call false advertising! I thought you were GIVING AWAY Ayden. *pouts*

    As always... You ROCKED my face off!!! <3

  52. This interview so rocked. Extremely funny and very entertaining. I love how you go from claiming innocence to having your mind in the gutter real quick. So like me haha love it. A love hexagon that would be something, well with six hotties that would be fun lol. But I'm going to say I love Ayden the most, even more so because Jayden called him the hottie of the family lol. I definitely need to read this book, sounds totally awesome and I so have to meet the Hex boys.

  53. Thanks for the giveaway~ love the interview! XD To be honest, I am kinda sad that the tour is coming to an end.

    my email add is serenekua AT gmail DOT com

  54. Aww, Bubbles is cute! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm really excited about reading this one!

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  56. I'm very excited for this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

  57. I love it! I cant wait to read your story! Sounds awesome!! I want more! lol Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway! Wishing you all the best!

  58. Unless I hear differently about the next book in the series; I most likely won't be looking to buy it in paper form and take up room on my shelves.