Friday, July 31, 2020

#NewRelease #CharacterInterview - "Warrior's Progeny" by Jeny Heckman

Let's welcome the hero from Warrior's Progeny! Thank you for chatting with me today.

What’s your name?
Colton Stone. Colt for short

What do you look like?

I’m 6’7, 265 pounds, I’m an athlete, so I stay pretty fit. My hair’s pretty red and people think my eyes are the color of fire whiskey, whatever that means.

What time period does your story take place?

It’s summer of 2020

What is your occupation? 
I’m a football player. A Seattle Warrior tight end
Are you any good at it?
I’m fucking awesome at it. If you haven’t heard of me, you live on Pluto.
Do you like it?
Yeah, I love it. I am thirty-six though, so it might be time to move on soon.

What did you think the first time you saw Lilly Morgan?
She was incredible. You should’ve seen her. She’s like what, 5’3 and a hundred pounds soaking wet, but she got so pissed at us for hitting her friend with a football. It didn’t matter that it was an accident. She was all hellfire and yappy, like a Chihuahua. I’m not gonna lie, she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met.

What is your family like?
My mother died when I graduated from high school. My old man’s a knob. He got hurt when he was in high school. You know the story, the All-American that has a promising career ahead of him, then he gets hurt and becomes bitter. Andrew Stone…my dad. Since mom died, he has a way of using her to hurt me, sayin’ shit like she’d be disappointed in my choices. I actually became what he wanted to be himself and he can’t stand it. Anyway, I don’t see a lot of him. Usually he calls when he doesn’t like how I played in a game, and shows up only when he wants to impart useless bit of wisdom.

What’s your quirkiest habit?
I’m not really sure if it’s quirky. More like a bad habit I guess, but it’s my temper. I can always tell when I’ve scared the shit outta the player opposite me on the line. They like shrink somehow. One guy even told the paper that my eyes actually lit on fire. What a tool. I guess you can say my temper’s gotten me in some trouble from time to time. All you got to know is play me straight and I’ll play you the same. Say shit that isn’t true, don’t work hard on the field or generally piss me off, and we’re gonna have a problem.

Why do you think your author chose to write about you?

I guess my life has been pretty different from most people’s reality. I’ve worked hard to be here and I think she recognizes I’m ready to make some changes in my life. I can’t deny how Jeny see’s me. I can’t pretend that my way’s the best way anymore. I’m hoping that Lilly can help me with that. Lilly and the kids, the little shits. I’m glad Jeny’s told my story, our story. I think people will like it. What happened to us, to me, well you just can’t make that shit up.

**I’d like to thank Amber and all of you for this amazing opportunity to share Colt with you. If you want to know how it ends pick up my new release today!

Title: The Warrior’s Progeny
Author: Jeny Heckman
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Editor: Dianne Rich
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Paranormal Romance Books; Romance Novel; Playboy Romance; Strong Female Protagonist; Strong Male Protagonist; Romance Adventure; Greek Mythology
Hashtags: #NewBooks #NewRelease #HeavenAndEarthSeries #WarriorsProgeny #GreekMythology
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Tagline: If love dies, can it be reborn…only stronger?


Colton Stone is a newly traded tight end whose reputation is as battered as his football helmet. When he receives a vacation invitation from his new teammates, he accepts. There he collides with Dr. Lillian Morgan, a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon, and doesn't know what to think.

A widow with two children, Lilly is looking forward to her friends' wedding. When she meets Colton Stone, his arrogant attitude only makes her long for the love she took for granted. Lilly struggles between letting go of her perfect past for an uncertain future.

Strange events occur, out of the realm of normal consciousness. When black energy touches their world Colt and Lilly become the pawns of the immortal Greek gods. Is the love developing between them natural, or part of a larger prophecy?
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Lilly looked down at the football, lying prone and guilty in the sand, as realization hit her.

“Oh my God, Que! Are you okay?”

She examined Que’s head and neck checking for injuries, with rapid authority. A small goose egg already formed just above her right temple. A tiny cut opened in her eyebrow, from her broken sunglasses now laying in the sand, causing a small bead of blood to well up.

Used to the recklessness of her son and his friends regarding the sport, Lilly turned, gearing up for an impressive tongue lashing to teenagers.

“What in the hell...” she bellowed, turning around and smacking her face into the sweaty muscular chest of a massive redhead. Refusing to let the fourteen-inch height difference and the hundred and sixty pounds of additional weight intimidate her, Lilly balled her small fists on her hips, shifted her gaze up, and narrowed her eyes.

“What in the hell is the matter with you? You’re on a crowded beach with a bunch of young children and families. You’re a grown-ass man. Can’t you catch a football?” When he stared down at her in fascinated disbelief, she continued. “There is a wide-open park just over there,” she said, stabbing her finger in the general vicinity. “Maybe you and your little friends”— she looked over at all the massive men in his group, but continued undaunted—“should go over there and pull your heads out of your asses.”

Author Bio: 
Award-winning author, Jeny Heckman, was born in Bellingham, Washington, and was the youngest of two daughters. She met her husband, Jeff, in August 1992, and eloped three months later, at Magen’s Bay, on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

She wrote her first book, the Catch, in a few short months but took several years before she gained the courage to self-publish it at her son’s urging, and her love for writing began.

In 2018, Jeny knew her next project would be a series that showed adults could have adventures in the paranormal-fantasy genre too. So, she created the Heaven & Earth series, a story of doomed Greek gods and their only salvation, their modern-day descendants. Her first book of the series, the Sea Archer, was immediately picked up by the New York publishing house, the Wild Rose Press, and won, “Best in Category” from the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards.

In the year 2020, Jeny released, Dancing Through Tears, a short story from the anthology, Australia Burns: Volume Two, highlighting the Route 91 massacre from the perspective of one family at the concert, and at Mandalay Bay. She also intends to release, the Warrior’s Progeny, and Dee’s Cornucopia, in 2020, continuing the Heaven & Earth Series.
Jeny lives in Washington State with her husband of over twenty-eight years.

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  1. This was so fun Amber! I've never done a character interview before. A great way to get to know Colt! I appreciate the opportunity to come on today, thank you!

    1. You're so welcome. I love getting to know characters, and "Colt" did an amazing job! :)

  2. Colt sounds like a fun character! Good luck with the book!

  3. Great interview. It's nice to meet Colt. I wonder if we're cousins 🙃
    D. V. STONE

    1. LOL! Two pretty cool cats! Thanks for coming on!


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