Friday, December 21, 2012


Ok are you searching for just the right last minute gift. Well why don't you gift the perfect book a NOOK book or a KINDLE book....Sit down and take notes. The following will be worth your time to gift or read yourself!!!!!!!
1. DM McDaniel's Broken and Restored  The Guardian Dreams series

2. Belinda Boring's Mystic Wolves and Forget Me Not in the Mystic Wolves series and Broken Promise
3. Raine Miller's Naked and All In "The Blackstone Affair"  This woman is a goddess I tell you!!!!

4. A B McKinley's Kilted Desire 1 Sands of Betrayal  Kilted Desire 2 Russian Roulette 

5. Nathanial Parkinson  Bishop and the Pixies The hunt Begins 
 Bishop and the Pixies Revenge for louise and Santa vs the Pixies

6. Barbra Annino Opal fire Bloodstone and Tigers Eye Stacey Justice series

All should be available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.


 WAIT I'll BE POSTING MORE TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012


Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Author A.B. McKinley and ask this Scotsman some really fun and intriguing questions. It was certainly my pleasure getting to know this truly wonderful author a "wee" bit better. So sit back with me and enjoy listening to his Scottish "brogue" as he answers my questions and we discuss his first book. (And ladies, the "brogue" is hot and throughout the book!)


Q:  What compelled you to write a romance novel?

A.B. McKinley:  After everything that happened tae me, lots of people kept telling me I should write a book, so I did! This was the first thing I’d written since High School so I knew nothing at all aboot the writing industry. There was a romance element in my story and I did a wee bit of research and found oot that the romance genre was the most popular, so I focused the story on that element, with a wee bit of action and adventure added in.

Q:  Being a man, was it difficult for you to write the love scenes?

A.B. McKinley: Nae at all, why, did it seem like I had trouble with it? ;)

Q:  What sports have you played?

A.B. McKinley: Soccer and Martial Arts (mainly Kickboxing and Thai Boxing) tae the highest level, but over the years I’ve also been involved in or played Rugby, Athletics, Golf, Table Tennis, Motorcycle racing plus many more. Also I competed in many Triathlons.

Q:  What sports do you enjoy watching?

A.B. McKinley: I ilke tae watch most sports, particularly Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football, MMA and Boxing

Q:  How did you come up with the idea for MacHollister fragrance for Him and for Her?

A.B. McKinley: I was just joking around on fb and someone who makes and sells fragrances saw the picture and decided they wanted tae try and market it.

 Q:  Ok, what the heck is in haggis?

A.B. McKinley: A haggis is a small furry creature, a wee bit smaller than a domestic cat. It has short legs and a medium length tail. They inhabit the Highlands, living mainly in the lower elevations, Haggii (plural) are shy creatures and tend tae avoid contact with humans. They are herbivores and eat mainly grass and the leaves of some plants. Haggii are hunted fer food but they are an acquired taste nowadays and are nae longer as popular as they used tae be.

 Q:  Please explain to the readers what the S.A.S. is.  I understand for those in the U.S., it is kind of like our Military.

A.B. McKinley: The SAS or Special Air Service is a Special Forces regiment of the British Army. It is the oldest and most elite Special Forces unit in the world and is the model that every other countries special forces units are based on. Although we were often compared tae the Navy seals ( I do it myself sometimes when I dinnae want tae get in tae a long discussion explaining things) the closest American equivalent would be Delta Force. The seals are a obviously a Navy based unit while we are an army unit. Our SBS or Special Boat Service is the equivalent of the Seals. Both countries Special Forces are exceptional and have worked closely on many missions over the years. I cannae go in tae details but I have personally worked with Seals and Delta Force and been involved in training them in the past and always found them tae be excellent.

Q:  Aside from sports, what is your favorite comedy on TV?

A.B. McKinley: Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory

Q:  Do you really have a name for your television?  What is it?

A.B. McKinley:  Yer ask that like it’s unusual! Aye Stevie and me do spend some nights together.

Q:  Since you watch television and sports. Do you watch movies? Which is your favorite one?

A.B. McKinley: The Hangover

Q:  What is your favorite U.S. State?  Why?  Have you ever visited it before?

A.B. McKinley: I like Wyoming, mainly due tae the scenery.

Q:  What is your favorite place/landmark in the States?

A.B. McKinley: Yellowstone National Park

Q:  What is your favorite American Holiday?  Scottish Holiday?

A.B. McKinley: Nae really in tae Holidays, but I did used tae like Boxing day back haem.

Q:  What colors are in your kilt?  Do the colors mean anything in particular?

A.B. McKinley:  Mainly blue and green with a wee bit of red and yellow.

Q:  Is it true, that Scots don’t were anything under their kilts? Is there a reason?

A.B. McKinley: Aye it’s true and of course there’s a reason, if I wore anything underneath it I’d just be a man in a skirt!

Q:  What is your favorite place you have been in the World?  Is there a reason?

A.B. McKinley: I’ve been tae lots of countries but back haem would still be my favorite. I like spending time in the Highlands, plus the mountains oot West in America are guid too.

Q:  I heard you like/love vegetables, especially green ones!  Which green vegetable is your favorite?

A.B. McKinley:  I dinnae eat anything green or any rabbit type food.

Q:  Can you tell me a little about the title of Kilted Desire’s Book Two, Russian Roulette? 

A.B. McKinley: Aye a wee bit, the title does kind of give it away where one of the main locations of the story is ;) It’s a very explosive book, reet fae the first chapter and there’s action, romance and adventure all the way through. Plus a wee bit of discreet humor in places too ;)

Q:  Do you barbeque?  Ever worn an apron?

A.B. McKinley: Nae and Nae

Q:  I see from looking through your Book Page on FB, you consider yourself a lone wolf…..But, if you only had the following, would you be more like a kitten or a puppy in demeanor?

A.B. McKinley: A Wolf cub so more of a canine ;)

Q:  I saw the kitty in your fuzzy purse on your Facebook page. Is that your kitty?

A.B. McKinley: That’s nae a picture of me! Just some dude with a kitty in his sporran. I dinnae have any pets.

Q:  What is the first and second thing that draws you to a woman? 

A.B. McKinley: Eyes and humor

 Book Description

Sensual! Exciting! Passionate!

Scott Maclaren, a strong, Special Forces Scotsman, terribly injured during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His journey begins with a broken heart  after his wife leaves him for another man during his time in the hospital. Traveling across the Atlantic to visit family, his story now begins.
After years of physical therapy and being alone, things were about to look up. Katie Johnson, a beautiful Ohio schoolteacher, was where his ‘dream’ of passion and love were to become reality. Smoldering embers became a passionate, raging fire between them. A wanting and desire that burned for one another as neither had ever experienced before.
Scott’s love for Katie and her two girls would lead him to great lengths to make all their dreams come true, including a six-month security contract in the Middle East. The money would ensure financial security for life.
The contract was to secure the safety of a young attractive businesswoman, Britney Parnell, who is accustomed to getting what she wants… and she wants Scott. She wastes no time in making her yearnings known. All can see her motives, but Scott. His only thoughts while in Baghdad are to keep her safe amidst terrorist attacks, shootings and bombs exploding all around them…
This sensual, sexy adventure begins with the ultimate betrayal and is filled with action, intrigue, passion and steamy love scenes.
Inspired by true events…

My Thoughts

Kilted Desire, Sands of Betrayal by author A.B. McKinley is a superbly written action/adventure, romance.
This wonderful story is a somehow the perfect blended mixture of a hero of military background and raw sensuality. You feel the war torn middle east and actually see the picturesque Scotland as if you are there. Guaranteed to leave you want more and longing for book two to be released December 15, 2012 (this month, can't wait!)


MacHollister for Him and Her

Book Two Anticipated Release Date December 15, 2012

After his recent adventures in the Middle East, all Scott Maclaren wanted to do was relax. He looked forward to his new life as a family man.

But, things never seem to ‘go-as-planned’ for the tough Scotsman.

Soon, after his return to the U.S., Scott finds himself catapulted back in to the thick of action. Once again, he is called upon and will need of ‘all’ of his Special Forces skills, as he battles new foes.

The excitement and drama heat up, both inside and outside the bedroom in this romantic thriller. This suspenseful sequel is filled with even more action, adventure and passion. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012



Not your typical love story!!!!!


Marianne Woolsey was a hyperpolyglot, teaching Spanish at Reagan High in Casey, IA, when Earth Central Command decided her talents were better exercised teaching the daughter and heir of an alien ruler on a planet 24 light years from Earth - for 26 years. Now she's alone on a planet of aliens so humanlike that she has to keep telling herself her student's noble father is just her boss.
Handsome and deadly, the Sural has ruled his province and led his planet far longer than he can admit to his daughter's human tutor. He hides much more from the space-faring races of the Trade Alliance than he is willing to reveal. What he doesn't want Central Command to know, he has to conceal from Marianne, but Marianne is concealing her own secrets - and as an empath, he knows it.
The first novel in the Tales of Tolari Space series explores what happens when you put an unsuspecting human on a planet full of empaths.

My Thoughts

Christie Meierz brings about a "Big Bang" explosion with her story The Marann. It is the first book in the Tolari Space Tales.  This book will completely leave you intrigued and wondering the ethereal question... What it would be like to live on another planet?  This author gives you a hint of one option of what it could be like. You will love the relationships, and the tenderness between a human and the other planet's ruler.

I give this book

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Behind the scenes with the pets of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Diana Marie Jacobsen As you all may recall at the end of my interview we were ambushed by the BOB and I was whisked away by Rhage *my hero*.  *GRINS* There was mention of my memories being erased so this is all a little foggy to me. I sometimes feel someone following me lurking in the shadows, hunting me.  But I digress last we saw Briar and her sister Hazel they were safely ensconced in the manse. * Thinking to myself and shaking the fogginess* that is in my head those girls must have had a blast. Last we saw the girls they were feeding Boo bacon and watching JM and Qhuinn playing I think oh what was it called hmmmm *shakes head to clear it* oh I think pea football. I think that's what it was. But anyway I got off track.  I think the girls were actually able to ask Boo the cat some questions.

Briar I would like to ask Boo some questions.

Hazel I would like to ask Boo some questions.

Boo Quartermaster Rempoon

1. What gave you  the idea to get together and RP characters in the BDB series?
*Plops down, tail swishing as I step aside for the HBB (Human behind Boo) to start to talk... who talks A LOT!!!
For me? It was the love of certain books. Notice I didn't say series? It's not a unknown fact that I'm not a fan of the series as a whole.. but certain books? It was a no-brainer.
I'm a HUGE fan of V and Rehvenge, thus being a fan of their shellans. When I first started RPing in a group... Unbound... my motivation was I was tired of seeing these charries played wrong, In My Opinion. So, I wanted to do it right. How I saw from the book.
 2. Did you know each other first before starting this group?
 Ummm... well, I knew Selena (not the Selena that is currently casted but the one before that) and V (Same goes. The one before whoever is casted IF they are casted) but I didn't know it. Needless to say it was a very pleasant surprise when I found out who they were. I still grin over that.
3. I know you all read the books. Do you have a favorite book or character and why?
 V and Rehvenge's book. Hands down.
 To me they were my favs. They are what made me continue reading the series! Legit.. I adore them and their bad boy-ness. But when they found their Females? It was just even sweeter.
4. Why do you want to RP?
I wanted to see my fave characters come to live. Living, breathing. To show how life continues after the book but staying CLOSE to the book.
 All the Story Line's (SL's) that are used could be pulled as deleted scenes of the book.
5. Why did you choose this specific series or character?
Let me start off with this:
Boo Boo is NOT my main charrie. He is now due to the time issue that I do have but anyone can tell you that I am close to.. Boo Boo is a secondary.

Ehlena: I chose her because out of all the Female's she is one of the most "real". She's down to earth. She loves her Father. She is a GOOD GIRL. She is a nurse, which is a very respected position... or at least it SHOULD be. She's nice. Courageous. But don't let those strawberry blonde locks confuse you, she'll stand up for what she holds dear in a HEARTBEAT.

Boo Boo: With Boo.. I'm still surprised that I picked him to RP. In Real Life? I'm NOT a fan of cats. Legit. I can't stand them. But my Boo Boo? He's lovable BUT is every horror story you hear about our felines. He's very selfish. Only wants to be pet when he wants to be pet. But yet I made him into something more. He's my more... attention whore of a charrie, and I love him to pieces.

AND don't let these other RPers tell you they're not attention whores. Because ALL RPers are. We thrive off of 'Likes' and 'comments'. It means what we're saying is being heard and LOVED by our fans.

--I still play Ehlena and Boo Boo, just not with Unbound. Things change. Life changes.
But again, things can change back with time....... sooooo... *winks*

6. How is the relationship inside the group and with the fans? How does the group deal with the love of the fans?
When I was at Unbound, I adored my fellow group members. I had their back and they had mine. Relationships in RP are just like those in RL. You grow to love some as if they're your very own family.
Once again, I'm an attention whore. My Boo Boo LOVES his fans and so does my E (who do to time constraint, I haven't been able to dolly with her much... but again, times can change...) I try to make them feel very special to me and do open my chats to them. I have met amazing fans on here that send me PM's and let me know that one of my shenanigans I've done previously that day has made them smile wide when they've had a bad day. That feels.. great. To have people come to you and tell you that you made their day? That's another reason why I RP. Because of THAT.
7. Tell me something funny that has happened while RP.
 Oh boy, where do I start. I've seen a TON of funny things that's happened.
 Memorable? I used to play Omega (Seriously, one of my fav charries. Don't hate) And dear old Uncle O didn't realizing what he was telling to Rhagey... and basically said:
 I want to fuck you.
 Yeah. I laughed. He laughed. It was GREAT. Hilarious.
 There's been tons of funny things that happened on the pages, also. I don't want you to think that it was just in chat. Nooope.
 If you get Rhage and Boo Boo into a SL together? You're bound to laugh. Rhage will contest to this. The way I've played Boo is that he is wary of Rhage due to the beast. Boo can sense something is up. So you add that into the mixture of a selfish narcissistic feline and well.. Rhage? You have a laugh's galore.

Two words: Cat Facts.
I can give you the link. And if you don't laugh? I'll owe you a bacon covered cat nip bowl.
Also, anything with Boo Boo and Dodgy. Funny stuff!
Ehlena? Oh, I have no idea where to start. Seriously. E has a huge crush on Fritz (being the scenes) so thus that's caused a TON of laughs.
 There's so many more but I don't want to bore you to tears. *winks*
8. Tell me something sad that may have happened while RP.
 It's always sad when you have someone that you thought as a Friend... do you wrong.
I've had more knives pulled out of my back in my RP time than I've ever encountered in RL.
I won't go into it.. but yeah. That's always sad.
9. Why did you all choose the model for your particular character? Did it take a while to choose one?
Boo? *Laughs* Nope. He's just any random black cat with Green eyes. Real doozy on finding any of those so I usually have to change the eye color some.
E? Gods YES. I went through THREE previous model before I chose MY perfect Ehlena... which isn't Ehlena's (In Unbound) current model right now.
 Anne Vyalitsyna.
 Gods, I love her. She's absolutely PERFECT.
Needless to say it took me almost a year to find her.
 And after some tweaking? She's absolutely perfect.
10. What makes yall different then the other BDB groups?
 When I was there we stuck VERY close to the books. We didn't really stray away. A lot of other groups? Don't do that.
11. How long have you guys been RP?
 I started on July 12th of 2011 as E.. Boo Boo? July 17th.
So over a year.
12. How difficult is it to come up with and write a SL?
 It all depends.
 I say this because if you see a picture when you pic-ho (something us RPers say when we're searching for photos) SL's can just FLOW.
 Other times? It's very difficult. Especially when it's a hard scene to do.
 I remember when Ehlena and Rehvenge had their first fight... over how he's not forecoming on some of his past issues.
To us? No brainer. Duh. He's not going to be all happy-cheery-cheery telling E all the dirty details about being a Pimp/Drug Dealer/And a slut to his half sister.
 E didn't understand it.
 Needless to say, I had a beyond AMAZING Rehvenge and by the end? We were both broken.
 Now Boo Boo.. things flow with him. I have only done one really hard thing... I approached the issue of adoption as a cat. Believe me, it was a "Let me think about this before I posted it" kind of deal.
13. How long does it take you to finish a SL?
 I'm a fast typer. With an E and R SL? One to two hours.
Boo? Fifteen minutes.
14. Do you do any research for preparation for a SL?
 Of COURSE. I am NOT a cat person. I had to give my good friend, Google, a look before I actually delved deep into the mind of a feline.
 E? Her being an RN totally had me researching. I'm at the bottom of the ladder in becoming one. So, yeah. I researched my tail off!
15. If you could pick anyone to RP your RL who would you pick?
*Laughs* Ummm... Yeah, I have no response.
 Probably Megan Fox.
 I'd drool.
16. Does anyone find that they have characteristics in RL that correspond with their RP character?
 With E? ABSOLUTELY. I'm kind and gentle but if you fuck with my loved ones? I will go all RAWR on you.
 Boo? I tend to think I'm not a selfish, narcissistic, PSYCHOTIC feline. But hell, things change, true?
17. Do you have or find challenges in their particular character?
 Yeah. Believe me. Boo Boo's a challenge!
Did I mention I was an attention whore?
18. How did hump day start?
 Gods, forever ago? I can't remember exactly why... it just... happened. I think the girls were trying to one up each other on their guys asses.
 *Thinks, "Needless to say my furry ass? Wins everytime".*
 *Glares at Boo* BOO BOO! This is MY interview.
 *Thinks, "Nooope. It's talking about RP and NOT RL. So..." flicks my tail at her*
19. Ok what do you think would be your characters favorite cartoon.
 Batman. Since he totally thinks he's BatCat. Or Iron Man.
 ... Boo Boo is in love with super heroes.
20. If your character could be a car what modecar and why?
The BEETLE!!! *laughs, ignoring Boo's hiss* Seriously.... small and compact but packs an errr... punch?
 Ehlena? I would say a vintage car.
 --This concludes the Boo Boo, HBB&E, and Ehlena cray-cray interview. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did
XOXO and Bacon Grease Kisses from your resident feline,

Sir Boo Boo Rempoon (Always a Ghardian at heart), Royal Feline to the Symphath King (former Royal Feline to the Vampire King) and Quartermaster to the Brotherhood (A term Tohrment from ages ago gave moi), deemed Brother Hhero by ALL.

George. Sitting here watching the two girls ask that silly cat questions. Wondering why aren't they asking George questions afterall the ladies love George. I nudge their arms to get their attention. Why are they not paying attention to me. Trots off to go get Nalla maybe she will help me. Brings Nalla back and has her nudge them. Get them to ask us questions.  The people want to know about us to. *Sits down and scratches*

Hazel I would love to ask George and Nalla some questions

Briar I would love to ask George and Nalla some questions

1. What gave you guys the idea to get together and RP characters in the BDB series?
 George Ghardian Yep the group was here and George was open and I just asked hey need a dog and they said Yep and BAM like Emeril here I am.

 2. Did you know each other first before starting this group?
George Ghardian Yes
Nalla Ghardian No and George you so did not
3. I know you all read the books. Do you have a favorite book or character and why?
George Ghardian Rehv's book where I make my appearance.
Nalla Ghardian *tapping chin thinking* well I like all of them. Especially the novella Father Mine
4. Why do you want to RP?
George Ghardian Because I can't be crazy in real life, so I get to do it now
Nalla Ghardian It's fun and I get to bring things to life
5.  Why did you choose this specific series or character?
George Ghardian I've loved BDB since I picked up the first book and now I'm a dog that is fucking awesome!
Nalla Ghardian Love BDB and I get to channel a 4 year old. The innocence and humor is fun.
6.  How is the relationship inside the group and with the fans? How does the group deal with the love of the fans?
George Ghardian Ladies love me girls adore me even the ones that never met me love me. Honestly I'm a dog who doesn't love a dog unless maybe you are allergic or something but yeah I love the fans.
Nalla Ghardian Inside the group we are a family, with fans we all stick together and the fans are very good to us. Nalla doesn't have a huge following but she is only 4 almost 5 but the fans love her and Nalla loves the fans.
7. Tell me something funny that has happened while RP.
George Ghardian George is just hilarious I love playing him and making people laugh and people say OMG George that was hilarious and Im like really?
Nalla Ghardian When I say a word that I learned from Uncle Rhage. That's always fun.
8.  How difficult is it to come up with and write a SL?
George Ghardian Well I kinda see something and it just sets me off and I go from there. It could be a T-shirt or a comment and all of a sudden George has an SL.
George Ghardian He is a very independent thinker. George is truly a thinker. Ya know that statue of the thinker by Rodin well it should have been me really. not some nekkid dude
Nalla Ghardian Depends on what the scene is about
9.  How long does it take you to finish a SL?
George Ghardian George can whip it out in no time!
Nalla Ghardian Depends on the content. When Nalla is solo SL (making a mess) it doesn't take long. Even when it's a family SL it only takes a couple of hours
10.  Do you do any research for preparation for a SL?
 George Ghardian Not so much, I find if I research for a scene I end up licking myself and scratching behind my ear
Nalla Ghardian No not really just act like a 4 year old and try to remember what they do and how they act Nalla is mature for her age she is surrounded by adults so
She is going to learn things faster and have more experiences
11.  If you could pick anyone to RP your RL who would you pick?
George Ghardian Sure as hell wouldn't pick Old Yeller. Probably Brad Pitt, he's sexy like me blonde hair I think he could pull it off.
12.  Do you have or find challenges in their particular character?
George Ghardian Which leg to lift when i pee would be the only challenge. What if I want to squat does that make me less manly.
Nalla Ghardian My challenge would have to be trying to stay true to a character that really isn't talked about a lot in the books. After Father Mine, Nalla is mentioned every once in awhile. But not really until you get Lover Reborn and Z gives Tohr the handprint of Nalla. But I just wing it.
13.  How did hump day start?
George Ghardian Beth did it. But Damn it no one wants to see my humps and they are fucking cute
Nalla Ghardian I don't know I'm not allowed on the fanpage on hump day.
14.  Ok what do you think would be your characters favorite cartoon.
George Ghardian UnderDog
Nalla Ghardian The Wiggles, Dora the Explorer, Yo Gabba Gabba and Jake and the NeverLand Pirates
15.  If your character could be a car what modecar and why?
George Ghardian Monster truck large and in charge and just rolls over anything in its way.

Diana Marie Jacobsen  Now I am not sure but I think that Briar and Hazel may have gone in search for Dodger, but if they found him in his secret hiding spot I do not know.  I know that crazy ferret is always hiding and being busy you know he is a ferret of worth.   Stay tuned to find out. 

Thanks again to all the people and vampires and animals who particiapted in this interview.  Special thanks again to Elizabeth, you rock ma'am with the photos.  And thanks to Briar and Hazel who were able to help interview the UNBOUND BDB pets and the sweet Nalla.  You made this all the better.



Author of the Grey Wolves series!!!!!

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Author Bio
I am a 31 year old wife, mother, nurse and author, not always in that
order. I live in Arkansas with my husband, my 4 year old son, and our 7
month old Doberman Pinscher. I hope to be able to write full time one day,
but right now feel very blessed to be able to self publish my books.
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Monday, November 12, 2012


Well this has been a roller coaster of a ride getting this all together.  But a fun one nonetheless.  I had tons of fun and tons of help in this wild ride.  Hoping through all my words and photos you can tell how much this experience has meant to me and everyone involved.   This group truly does do this for the fans and most importantly for the FUN of it. 

THE FINAL CHAPTER.............

Diana Marie Jacobsen I come out of my frozen state to see two grown men may I add giant men playing pea football.  As I look around in astonishment I realize that the two men one of them is the dragon and the other is Qhuinn.  The two are so engrossed in there game of pea football *thinking to myself WTH but shake it off* neither one sees me as I enter with Fritz.  All at once everyone notices  I am in the room.  And to make matters worse the dragon looks up from his fanciful game of  *enter air quotes here* of pea football to smirk at me and raise his eyebrows.  No siree I am not fainting again.  As I look around I see that most everyone is here.  To my right I see Phury, Cormia,  Blay, John Matthew, Xhex, Layla and Selena.  And to my left there is Tohrment,  Autumn, Marissa and Butch, Manny who is  most certainly waiting for Payne to come back from the stables.  I also see Vishous and Jane sitting at the table.  Jane waves to me.  Wrathh sitting at the head of the table with Beth on his lap being fed pieces of food. Mary sitting next to Rhage shaking her head at her Hellren as he plays pea football, looking up to wave at Diana.  Just then Zszadist and Bella walk in with Nalla who comes in blowing bubbles with a giant grin on her face. 

Nalla Ghardian  walks in with  her Mahmen and notices a human here.  *Tugging on her sleeve, Mahmen who is that? I look to the stranger and blow more bubbles.  Then reach down  to pet George on the head.

Bella Ghardian *Looks at Nalla* She is our guest Nalla. 

Fritz Ghardian *Shows Miss Diana a chair* Have a seat. Tells her she will be fine they won't bite but I must escort Miss Payne's other guests to the stables.  *Looking at Miss Diana her confidence in being here as much improved.  

Diana Marie Jacobsen  *Squashing my nerves down and thinking* They really are not that bad.  I look around the table as the family jokes with each other.  Rhage and Qhuinn have resumed their game of  *pea football* 

Beth Ghardian *Sitting on Wrathh's lap thinking that this would be a good time as any to have Diana finish her questions*.  It doesn't seem like she will faint again. Her confidence seems much stronger and she seem to be enjoying herself.  *Watching Diana laughing at everyone telling jokes and the game of pea football, *gets everyone's attention*  Diana do you have anymore questions for us?

Diana Marie Jacobsen *Pulling my attention away from all the other faces I turn to the Queen * Yes ma'am I do.  *Reaching into my purse I pull my notebook out, and then I reach up to my ponytail to extract the pencil that for some reason is always there when I need it.

***Just then Payne and Tohr come in with who I can only assume are the other special guests, Briar and Hazel.  The looks on there face show that they have had the time of their lives.  Grinning from ear to ear they come in and their faces light up even more at the sight before them.  They are welcomed and sit down to listen to my interview. 

1.  Why did y'all start RP?

Blaylock Ghardian First, because I love to write. I've never done this before and I would never be doing this if wasn't for Rhage and Vishous. They believed in me, more than myself. And gave me courage to go ahead. Then I found out the RP can be addicting. When you start to do it you want to do even more. I wanted to be inside a character shoes to learn more about him, about the others and live this serie inside my heart.
Selena Ghardian I was and still am a fan and wanted to try it. I have never RP'ed before and I have to say that I love it.
Autumn Ghardian I had never thought about RP'ing until I saw a post from Rhage or E about needing players. After talking to Ehlena and Blay in a few messages I decided that I HAD to be a part of this group. They were too awesome not to at least try to be a part of it and since then I am thankful every day.
Payne Ghardian I had, like most never even contemplated RP'ing before in my life. I was just simply a fan loving what they were all writing and they were given me that bit extra I got from when I had read all the books, I was approached by Vishous and asked if I would be interested in taking a role on as I seem to interact well with them as a fan. So I tried out for the one female role I adore and as they say that was it, I became Payne and I thank V each and every day for that, it  not for him I would not of found something I love to do with a great bunch of people and something that is very very addictive too.
Zszadist Ghardian It's funny... I don't consider this role playing. I'm "being" Z. Gosh, I mean I get to live and breath a character I love so much. To me, role playing is like... I don't know Dungeons and Dragons. LOL When each of us step into our character's shoes, we become them. We think like them. We interact with our brothers and sisters like them. We become the essence of what Ward developed. Why did I chose it? Because the moment the notice went up he was available, I had to give it a shot. Plus... I enjoyed how Rhage interacted with the fans. I wanted to be entangled in that type environment. I have found the greatest network of people being in this family...and if anyone ever hurt any of them, they have me to contend with.
Blaylock Ghardian Thanks Z! You said exactly what I wanted to say. I started being an RP in the beginning With time I've noticed from the moment I step into his shoes "I am" him. I live, cry, laugh, suffer, interact with the family... everything with Blay's heart and mind.
Tohrment Ghardian I'd never thought about it until, like Autumn, I saw the posting about needing players and I thought, Well, why not? I love to write and this group is active and fun and I wanted to give it a try. Now I have to say I totally agree with Z...I *am* Tohr when I'm online, and I love the fan interaction. And my writing is constantly being challenged by the awesome writers in this group! It's so much fun. And I love chatting with this group--they are so supportive and helpful and loving. It's become a huge part of my life and I'm so glad I started.
Rhage Ghardian Wait?? We Role Play?? *grins* Because when I put a book down especially a series, I miss them and I wanted to stop missing them, so when I found my first group on FB, I joined and then started to play, but that is another story. I RP to bridge a gap, to make getting to the next book easier and not seem as long. The group I started with did not do stories like this group does, but they included the fan into their world, so that is why I am good at that, and why it is important to me to make the fan feel at home and to never belittle the fan, some groups do. Why do I want to RP? Because I enjoy it
Butch O'Neal Ghardian Well I do it, as I love to interact with people and this is a great way to do it, this group is now my extended family and I love them all to death. I love being able to bring such a character to life, he is the inner me, I am quite a sarcastic person and have been known to throw out some one liners and I hope that, that does comes across in him too. I love that we can do this for the fans who love BDB so much, even as a fan myself, I love all what is done here.
Phury Ghardian It's my chance to escape from real life, be someone else for a while. Some enjoy sports, video games, etc., I enjoy RP.
Marissa O'Neal Ghardian To bring to life the wonderful characters that are written
Mary Ghardian When I first started RP I had no clue what I was doing. I had just become a fan of this group and saw they were in need of drivers and Mary was one of them. Her and Rhage have always been my favorite couple, so I thought, why not? I'm thankful everyday that they thought well enough of my try out and accepted me. Rhage had a lot to teach me but he did so with kindness and patience and I honestly don't think I would still be here without him. Now I absolutely love to write and couldn't imagine not being her.

2I know you all read the books. Do you have a favorite book or character and why?
Phury Ghardian Lover Awakened is my absolute favorite book in the series. The scenes are extremely vivid in my own mind, and the unbearable pain Z experiences seem so heartfelt. As for a character, I love many of them. V, Z, Blay and Phury. However,
Phury Ghardian Lover Awakened is my absolute favorite book in the series. The scenes are extremely vivid in my own mind their order changes from time to time.
Zszadist Ghardian Hands down, Awakened is my favorite. After that Dark Lover, Unbound, and Lover Revealed. Z is my favorite character. He had me the very first time he walked into Wrathh's office. I knew there was something...just amazing about him. No one trusted him, he stood alone but by choice. To overcome the trauma of his life is amazing to me. One of my favorite moments in Awakened was after Bella's needing period and he was in Wrath's office. He was looking in the mirror and all of his brothers stood behind him. He felt in that moment, should he fall that they would catch him. And it's true in the series as well as within in this group.
Beth Ghardian I honestly can't pick one book Dark Lover and Lover Awakened are my top top faves but then Rehvenge's book is right there because you see the evolution of Beth and Wrath's relationship in Rehv's book.
Tohrment Ghardian I don't think I can pick a favorite either. I love Awakened, Avenged, Mine, and of course Reborn. All the stories hold special places in my heart and all speak to me in different ways at different times. It would be impossible to pick a favorite.
Rhage Ghardian I always likes Awakened, Eternal (I noticed it is not everyone's fave), Revealed and Avenged. Z was my fave character, so much anger, hurt and angst... and so much growth. I was rooting for him from the first. Rhage was the good old boy with a secret. And the reason he got it was because he had poor impulse control, I can relate to that. And Rhage and Mary's story is the only one that can truly stand on its own and is a pure unadulterated Love Story :) . Cop and Rissa story is just so them, Cop had me at his first smart mouthed comment in DL and Rissa had me at her first self doubt. And Rehv's book... I am going to deny I EVER said it but here it goes... I want a barb! *lets out a sigh* OK, I have said it, I WANT A BARB!!
Butch O'Neal Ghardian Well of course Revealed would be my personal favorite, kidding aside, my favorite books would have to be Awakened, Unbound and Revealed. As for favorite character, that would have to be Z, without a doubt. He went through so much and then too come out through it all like he did, definitely a true male of worth. Sorry bros, you are all too but him more so. Then I would have to say me of course and I love his relationship with Marissa, she is his light and also his relationship with V, the other half of him. Together they both complete what was missing in Cop.

Xhex Ghardian Love Lover Mine, Lover Revealed, Lover Avenged
3.  How is the relationship inside the group and with the fans? How does the group deal with the love of the fans?
Autumn Ghardian I completely agree with Layla. I've even made the comment that I would trade some of my RL family in for some of the other players. :D This is a wonderful group to work with and I am so honored to be a part of it. Our fans are our motivation. Interacting with the fans is awesome.
Phury Ghardian The fans are so good to Phury, and I think I have fallen in love with each of them. They make my heart full with their love and laughter. And these guys here are very much my family. If they find your missing for a couple of days, three or four of them will come searching for you with a very sincere worry.
Tohrment Ghardian I love the fans! They are so sweet. And it's fun when Phury and I do the poking bit with them--they get so intense and funny. I love the interaction.
Rhage Ghardian We deal like all families do... we fight, we make up, we love and we laugh and cry. The fans are awesome. They make me laugh and keep me going. But there are times that they are too much and make it difficult to play. We have removed fans and blocked them from the group. It is not done lightly, but we do it as a group. It is usually in extreme cases where warnings have been given and players are uncomfortable to even come on and play.
Butch O'Neal Ghardian Well what can I say here that hasn't already been said, we are like a real family here, Rhage has said perfectly what it is like here. We are just like a typical family here, we do all the same things we would do in RL and we always look out for each other, fiercely protective of each other, if someone is hurting, we all hurt for them but most of the time we are laughing, mostly at Rhage but still laughing all the same and I love the way the fans interact with us, makes what we do, worthwhile.
Xhex Ghardian Love the fans! Most are so sweet. But occasionally one gets a little too close and sends odd emails or pics and then I just unfriend them. it's kinda creepy when they do that. But mostly it's just fun and the fans are super sweet and great to play with.
4.  Tell something funny that has happened while RP.
Autumn Ghardian The funniest are some of the chats with the brothers. I have been laughing to tears before. You never know where a conversation will go when they get together. LOL
Selena Ghardian Autumn you are so right.
Blaylock Ghardian Chat. Definitely some chats are priceless
Phury Ghardian Chat!
Zszadist Ghardian I almost said something snarky to Wrathh as a fan but didn't realize I was logged in as Z. I had to delete it very quickly.
Tohrment Ghardian I have laughed so hard in Chat that I was crying, esp. when Fritz was kidnapped and wasn't supposed to be talking. I'm laughing right now just thinking of it.
Rhage Ghardian One of the funniest thinks that has ever happened while RP was one night on the fan page, I was talking with Vishous and a fan. Well the fan had a animal up as a PP and tended to act like their avatar when posting. I made fun of Vishous and the fan didnt like that so turned and bit Rhage in the shoulder. Vishous was silent... then all of a sudden my chat popped up V: "She bit you!!!" R: "yep" V: "What do you do about that?" R: "You just keep playing" V: "Oh... But she bit you" R: "V... it didnt hurt" V: "oh... OK" It was hysterical
Butch O'Neal Ghardian Well I would have to say its chat also, we have some of the weirdest conversations ever imagined and as Blay said when we talk about stuff in RL, you just can't help but smile about it when you see the character that is talking. But some of my favorites are when Rhage and me are messing about on the fan page and the fans get caught up in it and start telling one or both of us off for what we do and we start carrying it on in chat and really get into what we are doing, now that is classic.
Xhex Ghardian Chats are the best! I've literally cried from laughing.
5.  Tell something sad that may have happened while RP.
Layla Ghardian That's the easiest question to answer for me. When someone leaves the group. Very sad day when that happens!!
Autumn Ghardian Again, *laughs* I agree with Layla. When someone leaves the group it is heart breaking.
Blaylock Ghardian I agree with Layla. When someone leaves is the worst part. Especially when this one is close to you and your write partner. It hurts and it's hard to get over sometimes. As I said before, we live as a family here and looks like a loss sometimes.
Payne Ghardian As like all have said before me, that would be anyone that leaves us. We all try to help each other and pull together when that happens, it hurts and we try to get on with things especially as not to let the fans down.
Diana Marie Jacobsen Right there I can see your devotion to the books and the fans.
Zszadist Ghardian Every time someone leaves it hurts but then someone new steps into their shoes. It's sad but its the circle of RPing life.
Beth Ghardian Agree with everyone
Fritz Ghardian Losing family in this group is heart wrenching. I've cried for days over losing them, it is like a death in your family, one your not expecting and you don't know how to cope with. Just thinking about it opens wounds that make me want to cry.
Diana Marie Jacobsen Oh fritz I'm so sorry :(
Tohrment Ghardian And even tho I've only been here 3 months, when anyone leaves, there's just a feeling of loss. You get to know these friends so well and it's just a big hole. I hate it.
Rhage Ghardian *Looks at everyone and nods* Yes, loosing someone is sad... you kind of go into a depression... Kubler-Ross's steps to death and dying come into play. But when they leave because they have to and it is their choice it is good. None of this group, except Beth, maybe Mary and Payne, know the Ugly Side of RP. The back stabbing, jealousy bitch-fest that can prelude a departure. It is more painful, because you question whether or not any of the closeness was real. Now THAT is sad
Phury Ghardian They're here and then one day you read their good-bye. The pain shoots throughout your very being. Once when this happened, Rhage had us all go into the kitchen and SL together. Because that's were family gathers, and we began to heal.
Marissa O'Neal Ghardian Yes, when someone leaves it is sad, and Rhage always takes us to eat. Personally I thing it is cause he is hungry, but the end result is that we all feel like family and can heal
Diana Marie Jacobsen I am so getting the family vibe reading yall's answers
Mary Ghardian Rhage has definitely taken care of us when we've had people leave us and the sadness kicks in. For me, the saddest thing to happen since starting RP has been learning that someone you trusted has betrayed you and isn't the person you thought they were at all.
Mary Ghardian I don't think that it does but it definitely makes you start to be weary of who you trust in the future. I know that in this family, I can and do trust them all.
Rhage Ghardian (((hugs))) Mary. And it does happen... that is why we try to keep it honest here, like Marissa said
Mary Ghardian (((hugs))) well, it does happen but hopefully not that what I meant. Thank you, Nallum.
Xhex Ghardian I get so attached to the other players and I hate when they leave. That is so sad for all of us.
Diana Marie Jacobsen  *Wiping  the tears from my eyes* I think how can I get this back to happy thoughts.  *light bulb goes off*  I know  the craziest question I can.  And I already asked Fritz this question.   
6.  Ok here goes if your character could be a car what model if car and why? I know it's crazy huh. *grins*
Blaylock Ghardian Lamborghini Gallardo Nera. Black. Different, stylish, beautiful, modern. Am I being cocky? :p
Tohrment Ghardian 65 Mustang, dark blue. Classic.
Fritz Ghardian nice Tohrment
Rhage Ghardian  '67 Purple GTO

Zszadist Ghardian Porsche

Phury Ghardian BMW M5 ... Phury is classy.

Marissa O'Neal Ghardian Infinity G37 Convertible.

Mary Ghardian My poor Mary, lol. I'm going to go with a Camry. She's not flashy or all about her looks but she is dependable and won't let you down.
Xhex Ghardian  A Hummer--something that takes no shit from any other car and can roll over whatever is in her way. :)
Layla Ghardian I am going to have to say an armored truck. Because she never gets to go anywhere without a ton of protection!!
Diana Marie Jacobsen Omg you know I think you all picked perfect vehicles
Jane Ghardian What model car? Hmmmm.... I would say VW Beetle or one of those smart cars lol
Wrathh Ghardian One without headlights?

Diana Marie Jacobsen omg LMAO
Manny Ghardian 59 red Corvetter Convertable, sexy and classic
Butch O'Neal Ghardian Easy, Cadillac Escalade, huge, powerful and built for endurance
Diana Marie Jacobsen *Grinning*you know I think this was my favorite question I love all the answers
Payne Ghardian Bugatti Veyron .... sexy, sleek, fast and powerful.

Fritz Ghardian * Coming in from the kitchen* I notice mine family laughing and having a good time with the humans.  I immediately began serving mine family. 

Diana Marie Jacobsen *Sitting at the table eating, out of the corner of my eye I see what looks to me like a ferret*  *He stops and curiously looks at me for a small second. Then runs off in the direction of a what I could only assume to be Tohr's office.  As he scampers off he is quite determined in not dropping his cookie he is so carefully carrying.....  *Shaking my head and giggling slightly I turn to Briar and Hazel and ask them if they saw the ferret. They shake their head yes and that they also see  Boo..I ask them if they would like to give him some bacon. 
Briar I would love to give boo some bacon.

Hazel  I saw the ferret and would Love to give boo some bacon

Diana Marie Jacobsen  I hand them some bacon and Boo instinctively padds over and takes the bacon the girls offer him.  He twirls around their legs which are dangling from the chairs. Their faces once again light up.

Hazel Hi boo and me pats boo

Briar Me gives boo a hug

Rhage Ghardian  I get Diana's attention to let her know that it is time to go meet the BOB. *Shaking head thinking* The fuck we will let her meet them alone.

Hazel  Can we meet them.  And bye Diana

Briar Bye Diana and hi rhage me gives rhage a hug.

Diana Marie Jacobsen  Oh girls I don't think the brothers will allow that.  Look how I am heavily guarded.  *waves hands to the three giant men*.  But you can stay here and hang out with the others, maybe even John Matthew and Qhuinn will let you play "pea football"  I hug them bye and get up from my chair to go with Rhage, Tohr and Phury. 

Hazel That is okay

Briar That's okay

Wrathh Ghardian  *Hearing the scrape of the chair from the table* I know the brothers are taking Diana to meet the BOB.*Barks out a laugh* Do we have some time for some human football you know throwing the tiny human around?  *Laughing at the look he knows is on Diana's face even though he can's see.*

Diana Marie Jacobsen *Looks up in horror at Wrathh* You have got to be kidding me.  *Sidles up to Rhage, Tohr and Phury uh can we please get going guys, before Wrathh tries to play football with me as the ball.  I hear raucous laughter as we leave the manse. 

Diana Marie Jacobsen Since Rhage, Tohrment and Phury would not allow me to meet the Band of Bastards by myself I was stuck with freaking guards the size of oak trees. Once we got to the location I was guarded heavily on three sides.   Suddenly I saw the BOB materialize a ways off in the distance.  As the over size oak trees stood glaring at the BOB I could hear low growls emanating from the brothers.  Rhage informed Xcor that his "Band of Merry" *Rhages words not mine* were not allowed to come close for the humans safety. So this part will be a Q & A.

Diana Marie Jacobsen I watch as Xcor and his 2nd in command Throe come to the forefront of the other Band of Bastads.  Xcor looking straight through me with a look that could slice me open begins to laugh.  Thinking thank the Scribe Virgin I have the brothers here with me.  I seriously am on the verge of passing out and not like the time I did in front of Rhage.  *Looking up the three brothers* they ease my tension by telling me it is OK.  *As I straighten my skirt and my breathing steadys I look at the BOB and begin to ask them my questions. 

1.  Why did yalll start RP'ing?

Xcor Ghardian It's more like stepping into Xcor's shoes. I love being him.

Throe Ghardian Because I wanted to improve my writer skills and BDB is an amazing series and I found a great family here. They received me with open arms, even me being a Bastard! :p

2.  What is your favorite book and or character and why?
Xcor Ghardian Awakened, Revealed..........
Throe Ghardian Lover Reborn! Because I'm there! LOL ;) But truly is.
3.  How is the relationship inside the group and with the fans? How does the group deal with the love of the fans?
Xcor Ghardian Even as a Bastard, we are still family. When one of the BoB logs into Chat we stay in character...though I will admit to chasing around a certain doggen.
Throe Ghardian A bastard can answer the questions? Well, for more they don't love the bastards, I know they love me! They even took care of me once! :p Fans are still trying to accept BoB. I like to interact with them and they like to come to us.
4.  Why did you choose this specific series or character?
Xcor Ghardian *cracks knuckles as I sit back and ponder how to answer this question* No one likes when anyone says anything negative about the brothers. Unbound needed someone other than Lash and the Omega to come in here and bash the brotherhood. Truthfully, I love this character. He is complex in his desires to follow the "teachings" of the Bloodletter yet he wishes to be his own male. He has a heart though he feels as though he is must not show it. All he wants is unity within his soldiers and to save his race. Then there is the fair Chosen he pines for. So why be the king of the Bastards? Because deep down he is a male of worth and deserves to be portrayed that way. Am I the best...probably not. But I will bleed for this character to try.
Throe Ghardian Throe is a bastard but he is also a gentleman. He is a strong man and a trustable soldier. I  saw a complex man, with a story behind him that may surprise everybody in the future.
Diana Marie  Jacobsen  I can sense the brothers getting antsy.  *Looking up at them* and saying just one more question.  Rhage gives me that look like hurry the fuck up. 

5.  If your character could be any vehicle what would it be and why?

Xcor Datsun.......reburbished

Diana Marie Jacobsen *Suddently noticing Throe is gone*  Where the hell did he go?  Suddenly in a flash I am picked up by tree size arms and bouncing over someone's shoulder.  They did not stop until we were all in the car speeding to my house.

Rhage Ghardian What the fuck was that, an ambush.  Looking at Diana scared to death with her eyes all open wide.  *Thinking to self wondering if we will have to fucking erase her memories after all......

In a final note I would like to THANK ALL of the characters of the UNBOUND BDB GROUP for their help and patience in this project.  Your support and encouragement through this project as I later came to call it will alsways  appreciated.  As my ideas grew the project blossomed into something I never thought possible. A deep appreciation to the Admins for not shooing away the pesky human when I came to them with dozens of questions on a daily basis.   This group showed me what it is like being a part of their family.  They went above and beyond for a single fan that loves what they do....I am truly blessed to have had such a great time with such great people.  *TRUE*
I have witnessed the devotion to their fans first hand whether I was involved or I  was watching by the sidelines.  Being fans themselves this groups truly does what they do for their fans. 
And a special thanks to Elizabeth Keckler for making my photo collages.  This could not have been done without you. I am so relieved you did not get tired of me coming to you time after time for a photo.  You rock ma'am and are extremely talented.  HUGS to you my friend.
To my new friends Briar and Hazel thank you for showing me how much you love this group. Ya'll seriously have a special place in my heart.