Author Interview: THE WARRIOR'S PROGENY by Jeny Heckman

THE WARRIOR’S PROGENY


A paranormal fantasy romance by Jeny Heckman

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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 travels to Kauai to attend the wedding of a friend and witness the union she lost three years prior. When she meets Colt, she struggles between letting go of her perfect past for an uncertain future.

Strange events begin to occur, out of the realm of normal consciousness. Black energy touches their world and the couple become pawns of the immortal Greek gods. Is the love between them real, or part of a larger prophecy?

Excerpt

Colt’s body temperature heated until his helmet, now that of a Trojan, melted and became part of his skull. Painful, thick, fire plumes ignited from the sides of his head and curved toward the sky, until they solidified in a solid line down the middle of the helmet. Black snake-like smoke wafted up from the earth and encircled his ankles and wrists, locking him into place.

The smoke turned into bindings and massaged tentacles over his chest and phallus.

He looked over at Lilly, who now knelt helpless as her skin became dusky, then turned a brilliant shade of blue. However, the color became an iridescent hue that reminded him of something just outside the confines of his mind. Her skin bubbled, separated, and formed into thousands of compact hairs. Small points protruded from her shoulders and down her arms until they freed themselves from the surface of her skin, as she screamed. Several long, hollow shoots grew, lengthening into the elegant, arching rods, as more buds sprouted from them and turned into thready feathers. As the feathers lengthened, green and blue eyes opened in intervals. At a screech of transformation, Lilly turned into a peacock, whose tail plumed out in a perfect fan. A feathered diadem lifted from her skull and the beautiful eyes all blinked at him. He wanted to mate with her, devour her, possess her, and bellowed out an unearthly warrior battle cry. Breaking his bonds, he charged at her.


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An Interview with Jeny Heckman


-What inspired you to become a writer?

I always thought in stories and made up them up in my head. Things like sitting somewhere and people watching, trying to figure out their stories. Hearing about someone before you’ve met them and trying to figure out what they look like and who they are. I LOVE human stories. Many of my favorites come from the elderly because they have experienced some of the most amazing times in history, and that’s inspiring. When I finally sat down to write, it was really to see if I could do it. The result was, The Catch. However, after doing this a couple of years now I recognize that story is strong but the grammar and such wasn’t so good. So, I am re-writing it now, to do the best I can for Faith, Jake and Mack!


-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

Well, I’m assuming more the Greek god part rather than the modern-day side of the story. You know as much as I’d like to say I go out and use my powers for good, and I would, but I think I’d start out by having fun first! Out of the characters I’ve written so far (Apollo, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares and Hera), I think I’d love a day in the life of Apollo. Being able to play music and creating that joy would be awesome. Next, would be Poseidon because, hello, swimming in the ocean all day without drowning!


-It’s two in the morning. What does your protagonist reveal in confidence? (Don’t worry, we won’t tell.)

Colt, would probably reveal he’s afraid of what the future brings if he quits football. If you’ve known one thing since you were a young child, all the highs and lows, the only connection you really have with your dad, your livelihood, and identity, it would be very hard to walk away from it all. I think he’s also a little self-conscious when it comes to Lilly because she a smarty pants, a surgeon, a mother, who lives in a totally different world than he does. It’s a little intimidating.


-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?

It would definitely have to be Colt, but that’s because I’m a huge football fan, and I like things really relaxed without all the small talk.


-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?

I’m at a total loss here, I must admit. I’d probably say let’s get a drink instead, I want to get to know you better.


-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

Horror, because I do not like being scared! Erotica, because I like the sex scenes to more uplift the story, rather than be central. Sci-Fi, because it’s so technical and too much world building. That being said, I love to read all books and truly admire people that can write them well, no matter what the genre!

bout Jeny Heckman

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. Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Robert! Do you like the paranormal genre?

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  2. Thanks for sharing the great post, I enjoyed reading it!

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    1. Thanks Victoria! I appreciate you stopping by! What do you like about the romance genre?

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  3. Thank you Kit 'n Kaboodle, for hosting me today! I appreciate the time :)

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