Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boone Brux & Ravyn (From Shield of Fire) Character Interview!

BRINGER AND THE BANE - Book One - by Boone Brux

 Title: Shield of Fire (Bringer and the Bane, #1)
Author: Boone Brux
Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Length: Novel
Launch Date: December 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-17-6
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-33-6

Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.

 Praise for Shield of Fire

“With her debut novel, SHIELD OF FIRE, Boone Brux weaves a story transcending genre and time.  Every page seems filled with demons, dragons, shape-shifters, redeemers, and the underlying thread of death-defying love.  Using electrifying fights, passion-drenched scenes, and amazing imagery, Boone has brought one hell of a world to absolute life!  Wow!”
~ Jackie Ivie, bestselling author of the ‘Knight’ books

“Dark adventure blended with a captivating romance. Boone Brux has joined my auto-buy list.” ~ Tielle St. Clare

About the Author:

 Boone has lived in the beautiful state of Alaska for nearly two decades. She spent many of those years in the bush, where the internet and flush toilets were a luxury. Boone’s motto? “Have laptop, will travel.” It’s not uncommon to see her pounding away at her computer during camping trips, fishing expeditions, or in their family plane as they fly over the open tundra.

She’s won several awards for her writing and serves as the Alaska Chapter president for Romance Writers of America.

Interview With Ravyn

I’ve had the semi-pleasure of interviewing Rhys, the hero of the story, and Icarus, the uncooperative demon from Shield of Fire, but I’m excited to be talking with Ravyn Mayfield, my heroine.

Boone: Ravyn, it’s great to have you here. Finally I get a little girl talk with one of my characters. I’ll admit, there’s a lot of testosterone in this book.

Ravyn: Lots. The men don’t realize yet that women don’t always need a pair of big, strong arms to protect them.

Boone: Speaking of big, strong arms, have you seen the cover for Shield of Fire?

Ravyn: Oh yes. I’m certain I’ll burn in the fires of The Abyss, but I keep it by my bed and gaze at it when Rhys is out patrolling for the Demon Bane. Don’t tell the Sisters at the abbey.

Boone: I won’t tell if you don’t tell my husband I sometimes rub the book across my chest and lick the cover.

Ravyn: Uh, that’s rather disturbing.

Boone: And painful when I get a paper cut on my tongue. So what was it like growing up in an abbey?

Ravyn: Quiet—dark—did I mention quiet?

Boone: Sounds dead boring, except for that sadistic monk problem you had to dodge.

Ravyn: Brother Powell, yes, he was quite the pain in my…

Boone: Oh, go ahead and say it, ass. He was a huge pain in your ass.

Ravyn: Exactly. Besides feeding my friend to the demon, he poxed me at every turn.

Boone: You kicked his ass though.

Ravyn: I did, didn’t I?

Boone: Seriously, if we were in prison, I’d be your bitch.

Ravyn: That’s really sweet…I think.

Boone: I got the impression that Icarus had a thing for you.

Ravyn: I hate that demon. He sucked the soul from my friend, which later in the book, well, I can’t give it away, but let’s just say it had far reaching ramifications.

Boone: Boy, that’s an understatement. But you have to admit, he’s good looking for a Bane. He’s not at all like those filthy animals who hang out with the Demon King.

Ravyn: The only way that demon would look good is if he had an immortal weapon sticking out of his chest.

Boone: Curious, Rhys basically said the same thing. So tell us about your powers.

Ravyn: Fire mainly; shooting it, blasting things, sending demons back to the Shadow World with a nice fireball. I can also see ghosts, have a respectable amount of healing powers, and can tell things.

Boone: Tell things?

Ravyn: Yes, I can tell when something is true, or if a situation is safe. I can tell which direction somebody has gone. I’m not able to read minds, just tell.

Boone: Because you’re a full-blooded Bringer, right?

Ravyn: Well, that’s a difficult question to answer. It’s not a simple yes or no. Besides, I don’t want to spoil the ending.

Boone: Agreed. Thanks so much for being with us today, Ravyn. Keep kicking Demon Bane ass and searching for those immortal weapons.

Ravyn: Thanks for having me. Oh, and if you wouldn’t mind, could you find a girlfriend for Luc, Rhys’s best friend? He needs a good woman.

Boone: Already on it.


  1. Love it. RAvyn is a gal after my own heart. Love her spunkiness!

  2. LOL!!! I love it! This is definitely a book I want on my to-read pile. Well not only because it seems like a book I'll love....but..... That cover is drool worthy! hehehe...I bet the papercuts are so worth it *winks*

  3. Thanks for the kind words. And the paper cuts were definitely worth it. I think I'll have a poster made and frame it. Then all I'll need to do is clean the glass.:)