Monday, October 27, 2014

Fueled by Lust by Celeste Prater: Character Interview with Excerpt



Thank you for stopping by! This is a special treat for us to find out a little more about you.   Where do you dream of traveling to and why?


Thanks for having me here today! I was nervous coming to speak with you, but Celeste said you were super nice. The emperor is still a little ambivalent about any of us doing interviews. He’s hoping that your government will continue to think that we’re fictional characters.


I guess I should answer your question. Sorry about that. I would love to travel to Rome, Italy. That’s where our original royal ancestor, Lucius Tarquinius, came from. If he and his mate hadn’t stumbled onto the vortex leading to the Chinati Mountains in Texas, none of us would be here. My goal is to learn more about my particular ancestral line of Meron. We still follow the Etruscan culture very closely when we have our festivals even though we’re so much more advanced in technology since that time. The emperor makes sure that we don’t forget our genesis. He never wants us to believe that we’re better than any other species. His words are, and I quote, “We could still be nothing but the mist covering the ground around the great Montis Peaks, drifting from day to day until we disburse back to Dii.” It definitely puts things into perspective.

If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?


Ah, that’s an easy one. It would have to be my mother. I’m not sure if Celeste told you or not, but the entire female population was wiped out by Basilius when he poisoned our water supply. It was specifically engineered to affect only the female gender. We call that day Foemina Mortem—the Female Death. It took them within a matter of days. I’d just turned twenty and wanted to go hunting for Kruthka with my cousins. I guess I should explain that. Kruthka are about the size of your cows and taste just as good, but they’re very mean. Anyway, my mother was preparing a party for me and I wasn’t aware. We had a small disagreement when she tried to get me to stay. I didn’t give her time to explain and just took off. I was very late to the party that night and it embarrassed my mother. I was too prideful to apologize in front of the others. She fell ill two days later and I wish I could replay that day and tell her how much I loved her. I hope one day she’ll visit me in my dreams so I can fix that last moment.

Who should play you in a film?


Celeste told me that Martin Sensmeier would be perfect to play me. He’s not a well-known actor, but we do look quite a bit alike. He wears his hair long, so there wouldn’t be any need for fake hair extensions. He keeps his body in great shape, so that’s half the battle right there. I’d be happy to get him in one of the Insedi training programs. We’d beef him up even more. He’s definitely got the potential. He would have to put in contacts, though. Celeste tells me that turquoise eyes are not something that you see often, if at all.


What songs are most played on your Ipod?


Earth has the best music! It’s gotten so popular now, that the senate has been overwhelmed with request to allow us to start developing the style on our home world. I’ve only been here six months and I don’t know how I lived before I found bands like Metallica, Stone Sour, Puscifer, Five Finger Death Punch, System of a Down, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Heck, even Sister Hazel is growing on me. I was buying up CD’s until someone clued me about the IPOD. I take it everywhere with me now. Cato and Maxim are the ones that really know the artists. They can hear the first few notes and race each other to be the first one to name the band. I’ve had to break up some arguments over that a few times.

What do you do to unwind and relax?


The music gets me immediately relaxed, but I also find that same peacefulness when I work out. We have our own training center. Our strength is much more than that of the human male. We can’t work out in regular fitness centers or we’d receive unwanted attention. Lately, I’ve found it relaxes me when I just sit in my room and read the slang language and informal speak training program Cato developed. I know my face is flushing right now. I sounded like a complete dork when I first arrived. It was extremely formal and I took things too literally. It was very confusing, and I was teased a lot. I think I’m getting it down now. Feel me?


Do you have a favorite quote, quip, or saying? What is it?


It’s funny that you mention that. I was just speaking with Celeste on our favorite quotes and we have the same one. “Knowledge is Power.” Neither of us view it as the type of power that’s bad, makes you cocky, or has a hold on another. It’s strictly gained for personal growth and the ability to handle yourself in any given situation. With this power comes confidence and without it, comes stagnation. I think that’s why continuing with the training program on slang language and informal speak relaxes me so much. The more I learn, the easier it is for me to engage with this new world.

What would we find under your bed?


Wow! That came out of left field. Okay, don’t laugh. Absolutely nothing. I can’t stand to have anything under there that blocks my view of the other side. I know that sounds crazy, but my cousins played a trick on me when I was ten. I used to stuff my toys under there, which pissed my mom off to no end. These two cousins snuck in and hid on the other side of the bed and waited until I crawled under the covers to start rattling things underneath. When leaned over the side, one reached out and snagged my hair while the other grabbed my feet. I thought I was going to pass out. Oh, crap! I can’t believe I just told you that. Maxim’s going to use that against me, I just know it. Hey, just write that I said my pool stick. He’ll believe that one. No? Aw, you’re killing me here.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I love to drive Earth cars. There’s nothing better than feeling a vehicle engaging with the ground below it and being forced to follow the curve of the road. It’s very relaxing. Our technology is far more advanced than Earth and our transports hover above the ground and have stabilizers. You don’t’ feel anything when you’re riding along. Right now, I have to depend on the other warrior’s to take me places, so I can’t wait to get my own. Maxim lets me drive his Hummer sometimes, but he insists on being in the passenger side and he drives me nuts telling me what to do. That can be very frustrating. I accidently scratched his car with my belt buckle once and he won’t let me forget it.

Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?

Cato told me to grow some balls once. That was before I got his training manual, so you can imagine his laughter when I told him I had two very nice ones and they looked to be perfectly normal. I felt like a complete idiot when Petrus finally deciphered what he really meant. But, I have to admit that it was very good advice. I’ve been too easy on the other warriors when they tease me. I know they’re trying to make this horrible situation of losing our females and living in this world less daunting by using humor, but sometimes they take it a little too far. The next time one of them tries to get a laugh at my expense, he may find his own balls in a tight situation, literally.

Fueled by Lust: Caelius

by Celeste Prater





Caelius Meron strips at Heat Seekers Male Revue just so he can find his mate. So imagine his shock when he finds her in a cooking class he was forced to attend. So what’s the problem? There’s twenty-two of them according to Rhia Brennan. Undaunted by her claim that he’s too young, Caelius battles every roadblock she places. But what if one may be too difficult to ignore?


Kallon Aceso knows exactly who should own his heart, but Ulixes Dionysus doesn’t appear to want it. But is it really something else buried so deep that it may keep them apart forever?


Travel with these two Insedi as they both chase their hearts desire, only to be thwarted by misconceptions and mistakes from the past. Can they scale these insurmountable walls, or will they have to walk away and forever mourn what they could never have?


Book 5 in the Fueled By Lust Series brings back the sexy males that make your legs tremble just by saying your name.




Gracefully, he sank to his knees and lowered until the robe stretched tightly across his legs. He laid the staff to the side and passed each hand across the top of the fire. The haunting sound of violins drifted throughout the room and instantly brought chills to her skin.


Captivated, she watched as he pulled his palms toward his body, as if cleansing himself with smoke from the flames. Broad hands rose to wooden clasps holding the robe together, and gently flipped them open one by one. Rhia caught herself leaning forward. She was enthralled, and she wasn’t the only one. He had everyone’s attention. Even the waiters stood still as statues as the mesmerizing event unfolded.


The last clasp fell away, and his long fingers began to slowly peel the material from his shoulders. Rhia couldn’t fathom how it was possible to make clothes removal an art form. This man was a master of seduction. His chest and belly teased through the parting material before the robe slipped completely off and drifted to the floor. Rhia’s breath caught in her throat. It was Caelius.


He wore nothing but a black loincloth and animal-skin moccasins covering the lower half of his muscular calves. His hair was loose and falling sensually around his shoulders, emphasizing the predator tooth gleaming between his bunching pecs. He looked like an ancient warrior spiritually preparing for an upcoming battle. The nipple ring twinkled in the light of the fire, and her mouth instantly watered. The flames danced and painted wavering shadows across his body. Every muscle he owned became deeply defined and beautiful. He was truly magnificent.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:



I was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. Wanting to see more than my small Texas town, I joined the Marines, which satisfied my craving to see more of the U.S. and my drive to see if I could be one of the few and the proud.


A firm believer in educating the mind, I have achieved several advanced degrees, the latest being a master’s of science.


My true love is writing erotic romance, especially about alien hunks that know how to treat their females.


Drusus, Severus, Cato, Lucien, Caelius, Maxim and many more have swirled in my dreams until I had to bring them to life and allow them to find love within the pages of the Fueled by Lust book series.


Book 1 DRUSUS was nominated as Top 5 Finalist and placed 3rd in the 2014 RWA Passionate Ink’s 9th Annual Passionate Plume Book Contest in Erotic SciFi/Fantasy Category, Book 2 SEVERUS achieved BEST BOOK review rating and won April 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS, Book 3 CATO won the May/June 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH Reader Poll at LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS. All currently released books in the series have resided made it into the Top 5 Bestseller Lists at within days of release as well as making it into the Top 10 Hottest New Releases in Erotic Science Fiction on Amazon.


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Celeste will be awarding a $25.00 GC to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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  1. Thanks for hosting me and Caelius today! :-D xoxo

  2. Just in case anyone has wondered about my character's name. You pronounce in like KAY-LEE-US. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Mom Jane! Appreciate your comment and following the tour! :-D

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  5. Great interview! Thank you for the giveaway!


    1. Hi, Booklovez! Sorry for the late reply. Was just tripping through the tour and saw I hadn't responded. Thanks for stopping by the tour, and I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Good luck on the giveaway! :-D