Please welcome Villain # 5 Amon!
Interview with Amon Kalins from Stolen Destiny
Gabrielle: Thanks Laurie for having us here today during Villains Week! I'm here with Amon Kalins, the villain from my first book, Stolen Destiny. Here's the blurb to give readers a sense of the story and Amon himself.
Released from Nil to find a murderer, a prison-hardened Varek Leale is convinced no woman deserves the man he’s become, but his Aeveren destiny makes him succumb to sweet and sexy Callia Reynolds. To catch the murderer, they turn to Amon Kalins, an ancient Aeveren with the power to control time. But Amon isn’t a man to trifle with and when he wants something, he’ll use his considerable powers, devastating charm, and good looks to get it.
What Amon wants is Callia. When he manipulates time and seduces Callia away, Varek must turn to the people who set him free for help to get her back. But the Council doesn’t do anything without requiring something in return, and what they want is Amon Kalins, one of the most powerful Aeveren ever. Varek will do what he must to capture him and find Callia because if he doesn’t, she’ll be lost to him for untold lifetimes.
Amon, why don't you tell the readers something about yourself?
Amon: My pleasure, Gabrielle. I'm Amon Kalins and I'm an Aeveren with tempuster powers, among others. I can manipulate time. If I want it to stop, then it stops. If I want to travel back in time and change something, it's changed. If I want time to slow down or speed up, all I have to do is will it to do so and it's done.
Gabrielle: Impressive. And your other powers?
Amon: I can sense what others are thinking along with a few other minor mental powers.
Gabrielle: So you can read minds?
Amon: Something like that. For example, you're wondering why you chose to meet me here at my house in the middle of nowhere instead of where you originally wanted to meet.
Gabrielle: Amon, don't do that. I don't like when you do that to me.
Amon: It is Villains Week, Gabrielle. Not heroes. If it were that, I'd be nice, but since you're holding me up as a villain, I might as well play the part.
Gabrielle: Would it surprise you that out of all my villains, you're the one I fear the most?
Amon: No. Those other villains are mere humans or vampires. At least the vamps have some special abilities, but they're nothing compared to what I bring to the table. But you don't have to be frightened of me, Gabrielle. I owe you my life for bringing my story to people. I would never hurt you.
Gabrielle: Nice to know. So do you like being seen as a villain?
Amon: I don't mind it. In Stolen Destiny, I went back in time and stole Callia from Varek. I think that pretty much solidifies my spot in the Villain Hall of Fame. I would have gotten away with it too if those Council fucks hadn't given Varek a few of their tricks.
Gabrielle: Do you feel bad about what you did?
Amon: I've changed a little since then, so I see it wasn't something I should have done. The problem is that with great power comes great...what is it?
Amon: Yeah, that's a problem for me. I've always had the ability to manipulate time, so it's hard to not take advantage of it.
Gabrielle: But you were a changed man in your book, Destiny Redeemed.
Amon: Bad men never really change, Gabrielle. They just find a woman they love who will tolerate their badness. Thea is the world to me, but I'm still the same bad man you met two years ago.
Gabrielle: I don't think readers see it that way.
Amon: I don't know. If they think I'm all sweet and nice in Destiny Redeemed, they aren't reading the same story I am.
Gabrielle: I think the falling in love with Thea fools them into thinking you're a good man.
Amon: Again, I'm still the same man I've always been. I just happen to have a good woman who loves me. But that doesn't make me a good man.
Gabrielle: I think that kind of complexity sounds quite human, Amon.
Amon: Aeveren, Gabrielle. Aeveren.
Gabrielle: Thanks for stopping by, Amon. It's been interesting, as always.
Amon: Anytime for you.