Up close and personal with Reyes Farrow

I am so delighted (and a little scared) to have the pleasure of interviewing 
Reyes Farrow
Photo courtesy of Tricia Schmitt aka Pickyme
 I have been dying to chat with him ever since I read his stories.  I have a huge crush, but probably should not mention it...(NO REALLY...do not mention it.)  He is the powerful entity of Charley Davidson's dreams in First Grave on the Right, and he has us playing Hide and Seek in the new Novel 
Second Grave on the Left.
Which Darynda has been so kind to offer a GIVEAWAY.  
Signed Hardback!  *Squeals

Before we get to Reyes I would like to introduce you to the woman responsible for telling their story.
Darynda Jones

Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart® for Best Paranormal Romance for her manuscript FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, Darynda was born spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. After the Golden Heart final, she pimped herself as best she could, landed an amazing agent and sold to St. Martin’s Press in a three-book deal. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, aka the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at ww.daryndajones.com

Without further ado.  Please welcome
 Reyes Farrow

Pimpin': Nice to meet you.  *reaches out hand then thinks twice.  I know you don't have a lot of time, since you are currently in hiding, so I will try to make this quick.  

Reyes:  *nods*

*wishing you could see him in person. The black robe appears as a mist around him. Eerily sexy. His eyes piercing and his hands look quiet "capable"

Pimpin':  You probably get this all the time, or well....maybe not.  What's it like to be the son of Satan?

Reyes:  Dangerous.

Pimpin':  Is he a caring father?  (maybe a dumb question)

Reyes:  As caring as a rattlesnake. He had high hopes for me and I turned my back on him and his war. He’s a little miffed.

Pimpin':  Who's your mother?

Reyes:  I was created, not born. My mother is the stars in the heavens, the minerals in the earth, and the energy from a thousand supernovae. I was forged in the fires of hell for a reason. While a perfect Being made my father, I was made with the most imperfect of intentions. I have a few flaws as a result.  

*Mouth drops open in awe!  Clears throat...No flaws that I can see!

Pimpin':  Where or how did you get the tats?

Reyes:  They were there WHEN I was created and they are WHY I was created. They’re a map to the gates of hell and without them, my father can’t navigate the void between heaven and hell. Which could explain why he’s a little miffed.

Pimpin':  How did you know when Charley was being born?, and does she have an incorporeal body?  

Reyes:  I felt a shift in the universe like a summer breeze rushing across my skin when she was sent to Earth, and I knew it was time to become human. She is like energy, pure and powerful, and her essence is warm and intoxicating. Her presence calms me. All the hate and despair that still lingers in my marrow melts, and I feel absolved. Worthy.

*heart melts and I swoon a little more. Fans face (only makes it worse) crosses legs

Reyes:  And, yes, she has an incorporeal body. It is more powerful than the sun, and when she learns to harness that power, to use it as it was meant to be used, she will be a force with more potential than imaginable.

Pimpin':  Why do you call Charley Dutch?

Reyes:  She perceives it as Dutch. The word is actually ancient Aramaic. It means seeker, because that’s what she is, the seeker of souls. She just doesn’t know it yet, not that part.

Pimpin':  What do you think about Garrett's advances on Charley?

Reyes:  Some men aim to summit a mountain that is far too high. Those same men often die on their journey, the quest too ambitious. Garrett’s aim is way off.
*swallows hard.  Poor Garrett

Pimpin':  Do you know Rocket Man's real name?

 Reyes:  Yes.

Pimpin':  What do you have on right now under your cloak?

Reyes:  Would you like to see for yourself? 


When I wake up he is gone.  I am left with a feeling of emptiness, and I wonder if that's how Charley feels every time he leaves.  Despite being the Son of Satan he is very pleasant in a I could kill you in an instant kind of way.  Wherever you are Reyes.  I thank you, and hope you come back soon.

To win your signed Copy of Second Grave on the Left. (US only) Please leave a comment with your email addy and be a follower of the blog. If you tweet this  or FB link (leave link in comment):  I will announce the winner 8/22
Win a signed copy of 2nd Grave by @darynda http://bit.ly/hotbooks @jowannajk
there could be an extra entry for you. ;) 

You can find Darynda at www.daryndajones.com

Also please look for the wonderfully talented Tricia "Pickyme" Schmitt.  Cover artist extraordinaire.

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  1. Hi, bb. I am just now reading "First Grave.." and starting to know Reyes a little bit. He is pretty hot, isn't he? Can't wait to read more to find out all about him! Anyways, for the contest, I'm shamamaur@gmail.com, I follow the blog through Google and I posted on fb. Here it is:

    Maureen Morgan
    I just read Reyes interview over on Pimpin' Reads! Win a signed copy of 2nd Grave by @darynda http://bit.ly/hotbooks @jowannajk

    Pimpin' Reads

    Thanks for the chance to win "Second Grave..."!

  2. P.S. I just tweeted it! I'm shama329 on twitter.

  3. cant wait to read this!!!!!!! luve the website:))))))))))))what woman wouldnt!!!!!!!!!!! kmdavis70@frontier.com

  4. Lovely interview. I would love a signed copy!
    shared on Facebook


  5. Awesome interview and fantastic giveaway I really want to read this book! I have tweeted, facebooked and google buzzed!

    Kitty Bullard

  6. WOW!1 This is definitely a kick but page that I liked seeing early in the morning !!! LOL I am really wanting to read Second Grave On The Right !! Sounds Great !! Hope to win a copy !!!
    Crystal Trent Dotson

  7. dear goodness that Reyes is H-a-w-t! Something about those bad boys...*sigh* Thanks for the awesome interview and the chance to win the next installment! Can't wait to read it regardless!! godsangel4ac@yahoo.com---KCAdams

  8. Loved the interview and I love Reyes. I hope I'm lucky enough to win the book. crissygreenawalt@yahoo.com

  9. Hey Jowanna, Just wanted you to know that this is the BEST Reyes interview I've read so far.....LOVED it!!

    I tweeter the interview although I don't know how to show you cuz I have no idea how to work twitter lol. And I posted the interview to both of my FB pages.

    Thanks for the chance to win a Signed copy of Second Grave.

    Carla - Book Monster Reviews

  10. Fantastic interview! I'm glad you made it through, not sure I would have!


  11. My mouth went dry and I can hear the blood pounding in my ears. Wow would I love to win this book!

    GFC follower

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Great interview!!! :)

    I'm following the blog now too...

    Lisa :)

  13. Great interview! Love Darynda and I'd love to read this book! Good luck everyone even though I hope I win!

    I posted about it on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meras-YA-Book-List/202601336437989

    mirrormera92@aol.com =)

  14. I absolutely loved First Grave...! So excited to read more. The best new series I have started in a long time. The interview with Reyes was very good and the ending was the best. LOL Just signed up for Darynda's mailing list.

    Aug. 19, 2011 2:45PM

  15. Thank you so much, everyone!!! Reyes is definitely fun to write. He's a challenge, but oh, so fun. *wriggles brows*

    Good luck on the drawing!

  16. I'd love to win this!
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/104640622207582210


  17. Fabulous interview and I wish I was there with you when you had it! I read the first book in this series and loved! Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC follower

  18. Great interview. Can't wait to read this...looks so good!!!

    GFC: ML
    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

    Plus I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Rogue237/status/104743058721095680

  19. OMG, I can't wait to get my hands on this book. It looks so good. Thanks for the great interview and I am loving that picture of Reyes.


  20. loved the interview!!!

    Misty T

  21. I love T's version of Reyes and the interview was fab Jo! Keep up all the good work for us books obsessed nuts out there. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Awesome Interview! I have yet to start this series, but now I am really excited if Reyes is what I have to look forward to:) Thanks for the giveaway!


  23. why you lucky girl interviewing the sexy reyes. great interview. no need to enter me in the giveaway as much as i would love a signed copy by Darynda i wouldnt feel right taking the opportunity of someone else reading it since i had a copy before hand for review. i just couldnt resist stopping by to support you, darynda and reyes


  24. Oh yeah! Thank you Pimpin Reads for that interview. I love, love me some Reyes. I would have fainted to, to be able to see under that robe. I never knew that his tatoos were a map. very cool. Thanks again and I love your blog design. Dang...I had to bookmark this page so I can get a morning glimpse from here on out =) Please count me in on the giveaway. Thanks
    tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/Tanya1224/status/105275526624714755
    to let everyone get a taste of Reyes.

  25. Thank you for the excellent interview and giveaway!


  26. Thanks for the giveaway. I really want to read this series.

    GFC follower: AmyS.

    Poted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Vamper_Fan/status/105808179224514562


  27. Great interview, I can't wait to read these I have 1 st Grave and have been waiting for this one to read them at once. I am already in love with Reyes from this interview and everything I have heard from all the interviews and chats with Darynda.
    Thanks for a great contest.
    and I FB'ed