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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Interview with Reyes Farrow + GIVEAWAY

He really needs no introduction.  He's tall, dark and handsome and a bit dangerous, just how we like him.  And we were beyond excited that we got to have a little chat with one of urban fantasy's biggest bad boys.  He's stolen our hearts and we can't help but be left panting and drooling because his heart belongs to only one woman (that damn lucky bitch!).  So without further delays, we give you....REYES FARROW!

Welcome to UTC Reyes.  Lets talk about Reyes fashion... what is your favorite and trademark article of clothing?

Since I ditched the prison uniform, I like jeans and a T-shirt.

What's the sexiest part of a woman?

On Charley, it’s that dimple at the base of her spine.

Being that you like things hot *snickers* what's your favorite way of turning up the heat between you and Charley?

The heat turns up all on its own when she’s around. I can’t seem to stop it. Though I do like to kiss the undersides of things. Behind her ear. The inside of her elbow. The back of her knee. That juncture between her legs.

Sweet love making or rough sweaty shagging?

As long as it’s with Charley, either one. Still, things tend to get rough for some reason.

How do you feel about Garrett and his relationship with Charley?

Garrett doesn’t have a relationship with Charley. He only wishes he did.

If you could have a do-over and be someone else entirely, who would you like to be and why?

I wouldn’t mind being Reyes Farrow again, just under different circumstances. Charley and I were supposed to grow up together, to have a happy life. I would live the life I’d planned.

I can't leave home without.....

Knowing where Charley is, if she is safe. She tends to attract trouble like surfers attract sharks.

Is there anyone that can still make you starstruck and nervous?


How far did your relationship with Elaine really go?

It didn’t.

Lets get the dirty details on the author behind your book, Darynda Jones. What secrets can you tell us about her?

I know way more about her than would make her comfortable. I know what she did that time she supposedly spent the night with her best friend and ended up in Mexico instead. Or that time she went to a party when she was supposed to be watching her little sister and brother. I know her darkest secrets. Her deepest desires. But I couldn’t share them here. She has dirt on me too, and I’m hoping our mutual understanding will keep my darkest secrets out of her books.

How do you feel about the hero in her new YA seris, Azriel? You have similar pasts/secrets.

He is a force, I’ll give him that. And we both gave up everything for a girl. He was brothers with my father once a long, long time ago. As long as he stays on his side of the sandbox, we should be fine.

Is there an actor that you see playing yourself if this series ever becomes a movie or TV series?

Mrs. Jones has this idea that an actor named Jason Behr would be great. I wouldn’t know. I’ve been locked up for quite a while.

If you could get away with Charley, where would you take her?

I wouldn’t take her home to meet the family, you can bet your ass on that.

Have you noticed that Cookie is always drooling over you? How do you feel about that?   

Cookie is adorable and she has Charley’s back. She can drool. I don’t mind. I might even let her cop a feel someday.


With renewed energy, I pulled back onto Academy— after hitting a

drive- through for a mocha latte— and had just started for home when

my phone rang.

“Yes?” I said, illegally talking on the phone while driving within the

city limits. Scoping for cops, I waited for Uncle Bob to stop talking to

whomever he was talking to and get back to me.

My uncle Bob, or Ubie as I most often referred to him, was a detective

for APD, and I helped him on cases from time to time. He knew I

could see the departed and used that to his advantage. Not that I could

blame him.

“Get that to her, then call the ME ay- sap.”

“Okay,” I said, “but I’m not sure what calling the medical examiner

ay- sap is going to accomplish. I’m pretty sure his name is George.”

“Oh, hey, Charley.”

“Hey, Uncle Bob. What’s up?”

“Are you driving?”


“Have you heard anything?”

Our conversations often went like this. Uncle Bob with his random

questions. Me with my trying to come up with answers just as random.

Not that I had to try very hard. “I heard that Tiff any Gorham, a girl I

knew in grade school, still stuff s her bra. But that’s just a rumor.”

“About the case,” he said through clenched teeth. I could tell his teeth

were clenched because his words were suddenly forced. That meant he

was frustrated. Too bad I had no idea what he was talking about.

“I wasn’t aware that we had a case.”

“Oh, didn’t Cookie call you?”

“She called me a doody- head once.”

“About the case.” His teeth were totally clenched again.

“We have a case?”

But I’d lost him. He was talking to another officer. Or a detective. Or

a hooker, depending on his location and accessibility to cash. Though I

doubted he would tell a hooker to check the status of the DOA’s autopsy

report. Unless he was way kinkier than I’d ever given him credit for.

I found his calling me only to talk to other people very challenging.

“I’ll call you right back,” he said. No idea to whom.

The call disconnected as I sat at a light, wondering what guacamole

would look like if avocados were orange.

I finally shifted my attention to the dead kid in my backseat. He had

shoulder- length blond hair and bright blue eyes and looked somewhere

between fifteen and seventeen.

“You come here often?” I asked him, but my phone rang before he

could say anything. That was okay. He had a vacant stare, so I doubted

he would have answered me anyway.

“Sorry about that,” Uncle Bob said. “Do you want to discuss the


“We have a case?” I said again, perking up.

“How are you?”

He asked me that every time he called now. “Peachy. Am I the case? If

so, I can solve this puppy in about three seconds. I’m heading down San

Mateo toward Central in a cherry red Jeep Wrangler with a questionable

exhaust system.”


“Hurry, before I get away!”

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a RITA®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.


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Kerry said...

I love Reyes and the fact that Charley is a nut! Great storyline.

kerryjcj AT verizon DOT net

Marie Brown said...

I LOVE Charley and her spunk! Oh not to mention Reyes and those drool worthy Biker Bandits, plus there is COOKIE!

kimbacaffeinate said...

Oh, that was a smoking hot interview *faints*

tinah924 said...

who couldnt love Reyes?!

Jary said...

I love this series. I can't say that enough. Charley's sarcasm reminds me of my Friend Nancy. I am her Cookie and she is my Charley.

Traci Horton said...

Loved the interview!!! It's always so great to hear from Reyes. I would be totally envious if Cookie gets to cop that feel (but would urge her to take it)!

CBarton said...

I love the witty, snarky coments Charley makes and Reyes **sigh is all I can say.

Vampire Lady said...

I love this series it is funny and full of action.The only thing i dont like is Charley's dad and step mom.I hope she does not forgive her dad if she does i will be very disappointed

Steph C. Brentson said...

That was one Hot interview! I think I need to go take a cold shower now!

Wkonsunshine said...

Awesome interview...got just enough info to tantalize even more!

Rain said...

I enjoyed this interview a lot! But the part I thought was more brilliant was asking Reyes about the new Darklight series. Haha! Well done! :)

Angie F said...

I actually haven't started it yet, but I hear only amazing things about it! It sounds hilarious and sexy (Reyes!!). :D

Becky Lowe said...

I love them all Charley is Sarcastic, fun and very loyal cant get enough of the series. Reyes is just hot hot hot thats all im going to say.

Redheaded Bookworm said...

WOW!!! Hey Reyes, as long as you're letting people grope you, mind if I get in on that action?

Amber Hughes said...

Loved the interview!! Great answers! Love me some Reyes...*swoon*

Tanya said...

I would love to get a start on this series! Reyes and Charley sound like such great characters!

Tanya said...

I would love to get a start on this series! Reyes and Charley sound like such great characters!

Janita Meerman said...

Charley is smart, funny, sarcastic and don't forget Reyes:) I love the books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Isis M. Nocturne said...

Oh, Reyes... No wonder you have such a fan following within Darynda's readers. :)

Great interview!

cAnDiE said...

Fabulous interview! :-)

Kristin said...

I love the witty humor in the book. I'm always laughing at the crazy things Charley says. It's awesome

amandakgc said...

Fantastic interview! I love all the characters, Reyes more.

Leagh Christensen said...

I have not read Darnya yet but have always wanted to. Thanks for the post and thanks for visiting Darnya!

marlenamaier said...

I havent read this series yet but what I love about it so far is my good friend who recommented it to me loves it..

Sizzle C said...

Let Cook cop a feel, what a fantastic guy! Seriously Love Reyes, great interview! :) LOVE Charley Davidson series

Monica said...

I have not yet read this series, but all the reviews and comment say nothing but great things. I can't wait to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

Monica said...

I have not yet read this series, but all the reviews and comment say nothing but great things. I can't wait to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tiffany Rarrick said...

HOT HOT HOT can u say Hot. Good lord that man is a real devil. Charley is sooo lucky to have that hot ass man all to herself. Loved the interview it was great to hear from REYES.

Anne said...

I like the mostly lighthearted feel to the series (yes, there are some really dark moments) and the mystery elements. The t-shirt sayings are a fun plus.

Maria D. said...

I like the mixture of dark elements, humor and the relationship that's developing between Charley and Reyes. Thanks for the giveaway!

Beckey said...

Thanks for sharing the insightfully delish interview :)

mommasbooks said...

:( I have not read this series yet I have it on my list but now after reading your interview it will be moving up on my list! that's for sure!!!!

Mayarc87 said...

REYES!!! *Swoon and some drooling*

Twi Engel said...

All the books are amazing, ev every book sounds really interesting

Kristina Parmenter said...

I lurve Reyes :)

Great interview :)

Criches6 said...

I love Reyes! He's the forbidden fruit, the Big Bad. The interview was great; thanks!

Mara80 said...

I love everything about the books. The Characters, the story line and lets not forget about sexy Reyes. I had my sister read the books also got my niece to read it and my Best friend. We are all big fans. We all laughed through out the book. Can't wait to read the fourth book. I also loved the Reyes interview. Thanks for this great giveaway!
-Maritza R

Johanna R Jochum said...

I love these books cause they are awesomely funny! Thanks for sharing with us!

Dana Alma said...

I had this doopy looking face the entire time I read this, was I the only one? Love me some Reyes. Ladies from UTC, awesome interview, your site always leaves me with this warm fuzzy feeling, I kind of want to stay and play. LOL Have an awesome week. Reyes and Darynda ROCK!

Amiee Ryan said...

I have heard so much about Darynda Jones books but I haven't around to listening to them yet :) Loved the character interview! Thanks for the giveaways! would love to win :) don't know whether they're international


powerse said...

this series is awesome....the story sucks you in and holds you and the characters and dialogue allow you to experience a whole range of emotions


Chinyere said...

I really really hope I win this one.
i have been wanting to read this series for a long time. I heard Charley was a kick ass snarky heroine, I love that!


lorimeehan said...

I've not read any of her books. The Q and A was great. Loved the excerpt.
Lorimeehan 1 @ aol.com

AquarianDancer said...

Yay Cookie! My fave. :-D

Stephanie said...

CHAPTER 17 . . . . need I say more :-) HA!!!! Love you Charley, Reyes and Darynda!!

okcatherine said...

Man, I want someone that can't leave home without knowing I'm safe!!!! Although, i might just trade that for Cookie's opportunity to cop a feel on Reyes. Yup, actually, I KNOW I would lol.

Kassandra said...

I have not started this series as of yet. Would love the chance to dive right in ;)


Sophia Rose said...

I do like the character interviews. And that was a fun excerpt.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Laurie said...

I haven't started this series yet, but I'm really looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the giveways!

Sarah said...

Have to cast a vote for TEAM COOKIE!!! Every heroine needs her sidekick!

wordgirl said...

The thing I like best about this series is the humor. It is so perfectly balanced, and the storytelling is amazing!

Misty Speer said...

Um...I...OH MY!!! Where was the disclaimer that was supposed to prepare me for how HOT this interview would be?! Reyes...I love him...he is so HOT!! Okay, okay, I need to come back down to reality. That man sets me on fire I swear! ;) Reyes is amazingly sexy but I think one of the main reasons he is so sexy is because he has his heart and mind set on one woman and nothing will budge him from her...a one woman man for eternity is very hot.

Starla Young said...

I love Charley's personality and determination.


Jacki C. said...

Reyes is just so hot - Charley is a very lucky woman.



Ren said...

Jason Behr as Reyes? Wow, never thought about that. Since he was inmate at First Grave on the Right (I just read book #1 so far), I kinda imagine him like Wenworth Miller. But, yes Behr as Reyes. I'm totally sold!

Karen said...

I love this series! Every character brings love or hate, but never boring/dismal. I'm looking forward to the journey in Fourth Grave.

Lilian S said...

I love Reyes....really feeling jealous with Charley

Nae said...

I LOVED this book so much! I just finished yesterday and I want more already! I feel so greedy ;)

Timitra said...

I just started the first book in this series...loving it so far!

Hannah Hinkle said...

Love Daryndas books! I love Charley! Finally a STRONG incredible female lead! Reyes is uh-may-zing too... hope this hits as a tv series/movie someday! Not ur average PI drama!

Olivia Tan said...

i have not read yet this series
looking forward to read

thanks for the chance ^^


Bboo04 said...

I haven't read or listened to this series yet but it looks sooooo good I really would love the chance too! Thank you for the giveaway.

Sebrina said...

I've honestly only read the first book! I loved it, but I do need to get the remaining in the series. IDK why I haven't, probably just life getting in the way.
Thank you so much for the chance
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

C.S. Maxwell said...

I am ga-ga- over anything that Darynda pens. She had my complete attention with her first book. I just finished 4th Grave and it was DIVINE. Darynda writes wicked good and had me not only drooling over Reyes (easy peasy to do, lol), but my heart went KA-THUD over Tre and my panties dropped over Donovan.
Great interview--was Reyes nekked during it?

bloodthirstymuses said...

Besides the great characters, I'm in love with such an original premise and world-building!


hafowler at gmail dot com

Danielle Gorman said...

*sigh* What a great interview. Definitely made me appreciate Reyes all that much more. I love this series and I can't wait to read Fourth Grave. I love this mix of humor, action, sexiness and paranormal elements.

Amanda P said...

What a great interview! Loved it!

-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance

Ivie Isler said...

I love how light hearted and humorous darynda makes about death