GUEST POST BY JAIME WYMAN
So you want to know all about my Literal Hottie, do you? Be careful what you wish for, darling, because once he’s in your head, there’s no kicking him out. Marius. You know how there are some celebrities that only need one name? Bowie. Madonna. Cher. Yeah, he’s kinda like that. All you need to say is, “Marius.”
He’s about an even six feet tall, with a lithe build. Marius’s glossy black hair hangs in thick waves past his shoulders, but he usually keeps it back in a sleek ponytail. To say he’s easy on the eyes is an understatement to the point of insult. His features are long and sharp, his jaw coming to a devilish point. Beneath the goatee and mustache, Marius’s expression is one of a permanent smirk. There’s something he knows that you don’t, and he relishes the way you squirm while you’re trying to suss it out. It’s his eyes, though, that might kill you. Pale green, like the underside of a leaf. You could spend years gazing into them and still not have any clue what the man is thinking. And yet, sometimes, you’ll catch a glimmer of him—the true him that he’s so desperate to hide—and there’s such a beauty there, such a depth, that you can’t look away.
He has a love for extravagance: delicious food, the best wine, and you will find him dressed to impress in nothing less than custom-tailored Armani.
Marius’s voice is a mellow baritone with a British accent that is smooth as London Fog. With his silver tongue he can coax you to sell your own mother for just a taste of his lips.
Did I forget to mention that Marius is a satyr? Oh, sure, he uses a glamour to hide his horns and goat’s legs, but Marius cannot buck his nature. He comes from the ancient race of beings that not only thrive on the sensual, but they are the navigators of every pleasure. And Marius has had centuries to hone this talent.
For all his glamours and pretty words, Marius’s life isn’t all wine and roses. He’s spent the past few centuries working off some unmentionable debt to Eris, the Greek Goddess of Discord. These days, his job is to act as the Lady’s personal assistant. While this usually means he liaises between Eris and other deities—or mortal employees like Catherine Sharp—sometimes Marius is called upon to perform more, shall we say, clandestine tasks.
Marius is wickedly snarky. His charm is in his wit. Well, Cat wouldn’t say that. Cat would just say that Marius is a pain in the ass. This doesn’t bother the satyr, though. In fact, he sees Catherine as a particularly delectable challenge.
Want to see more of this sarcastic satyr? Look no further than WILD CARD, available now. If you want to see an exclusive interview with Marius and Catherine Sharp, you can visit my blog: http://www.jamiewyman.com/out-of-the-bag.
Release Date: 11/25
Genre: Urban Fantasy
It was bad enough that gods gambled with human souls, but Catherine Sharp’s soul just had to be won by the Greek goddess of Discord, Eris. As if working a dead-end tech support job didn’t suck the life out of her as it was. Now, Cat finds herself performing random tasks for the goddess in her free time.
But when Coyote, the Native American trickster himself, claims to have won her own soul in Mayhem's weekly poker game, Cat wants in on the action. With five sneaky gods upping the ante, Cat needs to find a way to collect the winning chips that could save her soul.
Marius, a handsome yet irritating satyr with his own debt to Eris, might finally come in handy for something. If they play their cards right and work together, Cat and Marius may just get their freedom back. If they don't kill each other or fall in love first.
Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wild-card-jamie-yman/1117252913
Author Bio: After a misspent adulthood pursuing a Music Education degree, JAMIE WYMAN fostered several interests before discovering that being an author means never having to get out of pajamas. (However, she can eat/spin fire, tell you a lot about auditioning to be a Blue Man, and read/write in Circular Gallifreyan.) As an author, Jamie’s favorite playgrounds are urban fantasy, horror and creepy carnival settings. When she’s not traipsing about with her imaginary friends, she lives in Phoenix with two hobbits and two cats. She is proud to say she has a deeply disturbed following at her blog.
Jamie’s debut novel, WILD CARD, will be coming to an e-reader near you November 2013 thanks to Entangled Publishing. You can also find her short story “The Clever One” in the anthology WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME 2 (Dragon Moon Press, August ’13).
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