November 15, 2013

Character Interview: Lady Alexa from Pirate Queen's Rebellion @cynnara #RLFblog

Pirate Queen's Rebellion 
Cynnara Tregarth, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character, Lady Alexa Vandercruys from the book, Pirate Queen's Rebellion.
Genre: Science Fiction romance, BDSM romance
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover artist: GD Leigh
ISBN: 978-1-62300-534-4
Length: 74,486 words
Heat rating: 5 flames
Tagline: The woman of his heart is his sworn enemy. The man who haunts her dreams can destroy everything she works for. Together—they can save their universe.
The Federated Planets have known war from within and without. Lord Alan Robertson, Gamma Quadrant's Overseer understands and battles the conflict daily. Only Lady Alexa Vandercruys, renowned technological genius, willingly helps him to protect their quadrant from raiders and space pirates.
Yet things aren't always what they seem.
In truth, a pirate protects the people, while FP authority siphons their sector's resources. The captivating Pirate Queen Captain Dria Von Carnelian is their savior, and once she has Lord Alan in her grasp, she plans to show him the error of his ways. Even if he haunts her dreams at night and drives her crazy by day.
When Lord Alan learns his ally, Lady Alexa, is actually the pirate queen of his worst nightmares and wildest dreams, he'll have to put aside his prejudices to save his worlds…and win the heart of his sexy scourge.
Buy links:
Barnes and Noble, Amazon, ARe coming soon
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Lady Alexa Vandercruys (aka Captain Dria von Carnelian), early 30-something, scientist/pirate
Lord Alan Robertson, late 30-something, overseer of Gamma quadrant


Aboard space station Vliet
Lordship Alan Robertson knelt beside Ruth Adler, his fiancée's bedside. He fought to control his rampaging emotions as the doctor finished scanning Ruth's lithe body. Finally, he couldn't take it any longer. He needed to know if his wife-to-be was physically healthy after spending time with that bitch, Pirate Queen Von Carnelian. "Well, Doctor? Is my Ruth okay?"
The female doctor patted Ruth's hand before answering his question. The doctor's calm manner irked him, though he wasn't sure why. Something about her control bothered him, and eluded him on some level. "Yes, Miss Adler is physically unharmed. Neither does she show any harm emotionally, nor mentally. Come walk with me a bit, Lord Robertson."
Alan followed the doctor toward the opposite side of the patient room. When they stopped, he asked the question burning in his mind. "That bitch didn't harm my fiancée? Are you sure?" He looked back at his fiancée sitting on the side of the bed, avoiding his gaze.
"Again, Miss Adler is unharmed, though she admits to having sexual relations with Captain Von Carnelian."
Alan's mind boggled. He grabbed the doctor's left arm. "What the fuck? My Ruth would not ever willingly sleep with a man-hater! She's not that type!"
"Yes, I did Alan," Ruth interrupted as she scooted off the examination table. She crossed the room and placed a hand on his shoulder. "I chose to sleep with her versus remaining among the crew. Captain Von Carnelian possesses a reputation as an intense lover, something to which I can attest. As for not being that type, you knew from the time we met I was bi-sexual, and you had no problem about it."
Alan released the doctor's arm, then turned to gaze at Ruth. "Did she force you to sleep with her? Make you choose her or be the lover for her crew?" Ruth's calm demeanor was betrayed only by a slight flush of her cheeks.
"Actually, no. She gave me private quarters and ordered me left unharmed. The crew and the captain were civil and polite to me the entire time I was there." Ruth glanced away, making Alan wonder what caused this wanton change in the normally sedate woman. She sighed softly. "I seduced her, Alan. Granted, she was willing, but it was my idea. I do understand if you wish—"
"What I wish to do is destroy that gods-damned woman! Cargo, people, ships taken. When will her piracy end?"
A strident beep from Alan's jacket pocket ended all conversation. Alan opened his communicator. "Go ahead, Tremont. What's happening?"
"Lordship, the pirate and her crew managed to escape. Somehow they were able to override the lockdown protocols."
"What did Vliet say regarding this? They must realize we suspect them in helping the pirates to escape." Anger filled Alan. How dare this woman and her crew escape his grasp again? He could've sworn everything was in order. How could that woman escape him? Every time he thought he had her, she managed to do this disappearing act.
"Mistress Vandercruys called us directly, Sir. She apologized and personally volunteered to leave her home on Hypatia to oversee the rewriting of the security codes for extra precaution."
Alan reigned in his surprise. Mistress Alexa Vandercruys was one of the wealthiest colonists in the quadrant and most revered throughout the Federated Planets for her inventions over the past twenty years. Without her family, the Gamma Quadrant wouldn't have the luxuries or technological advances keeping it the most desirable colony to settle in. If she was willing to venture from her home to help in this crisis, perhaps she'd also help him deal with the errant pirate queen. Considering her mind and skills, it might be his only chance before the FP stepped in with the militia.

Interview with Lady Alexa Vandercruys

Tell us about yourself.
I am a scientist first and foremost. Though my family might wish it different, I adore science. It's precise, and there are so many permutations in things that you can repeat tests and get not only the same answer but variations on the theme, depending on the test. I love exploring the world around me, especially that of the Gamma quadrant, which is where I make my home. The crystals found on one particular planet of this quadrant are special to my family and to myself as I made my name with how they work and their practical applications in science.
I take my responsibilities very seriously, especially those of position within the ranked families of our society. I might not always agree with how things are done, but I do believe in caring for those without the same advantages. It does mean however, that I do find myself at odds with those in power, including the Overseer of the Gamma quadrant.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves. I use my abilities and my rank to better others. Perhaps I can be a bit rash at times, but my strength lies in the fact I use my mind and my resources efficiently, sometimes ruthlessly to protect those who fall under my protection.
What do you wish was different about your life?
I miss my parents desperately. Because of what happened in the past, I didn't get much time with them after I was ten years old. They were whisked off for their protection and very rarely do I get to see them. Due to that, I often wonder what my life would've been like to be raised by them completely and not by my grandfather.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
It would be to have a Federated Planets government without corruption and that truly considered everyone from the least among us to the fully vested. I know it's idealistic, but if I could have that wish come true, it would be that one- I think many things would fall to the wayside because there would be better balance if we had a clean government where everyone was treated equal and possessed equal opportunity.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
I don't know if I have a perfect refuge. There is a conservatory on Hypatia, my home. When I'm there, I relax as it reminds me of one of my favourite places on a world I can barely go visit nowadays to protect my parents. Otherwise, my only other place of refuge is my bedroom. It's a place where I let go of myself, indulging in my passionate nature.    
What do you wish I had asked you? Please ask and answer it now.
Ride Me Baby 
I wish you would have asked me about who annoys me the most. The answer to that is easy—Lord Alan Robertson, Overseer of the Gamma quadrant. Well, him and his staff. I've tried for weeks, no months now to get help for those in our quadrant who've been starving or promised goods from the other quadrants, but have received nothing. Yet, every time I go to talk to Lord Robertson, his second-in-command, Trag, brushes me off and dismisses me like I'm a useless woman. Treat me like crap, will you? Just you wait. You've just unleashed something you can't call back. You won't deal with one of the foremost scientists in our universe? Then you'll deal with people who won't take no for answer, people who aren't afraid to steal from the rich and the greedy. You can deal with the Pirate Queen, Captain Dria Von Carnelian. Long may she kick your sorry ass.

About the Author

Cynnara Tregarth loves stories of all kinds and always wanted to write. When she finally moved to Florida, she knew she it was time. In 2003, her dream came true. Since then Cynnara has never looked back, instead gazing on the vista of genres waiting to be conquered.

Previous Books

Games Empaths Play
Treaty of Desire
Match Game: Ghost Style
Cupid Shoots, She Scores
Dragon Chef: Pixified
Love Games
Mark of the Blood (Book 1 of the Marauders)
Call of the Wylde (Book 2 of the Marauders)
Ride Me Baby

Books Coming Soon

Bardic Tales (Book 3 of the Marauders)

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