by Daisy Banks
Introducing Magnus Johansson from To Eternity. This is his bucket list.
About the Book
Title To Eternity, wild beneath the moon-Book 2 in the Timeless series.
Author Daisy Banks
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
For four centuries Magnus has lived according to the dictates of the moon, his heart isolated by the domination of his wolf nature. Now fate has brought the beautiful, independent Sian to his house at Darnwell and their irresistible attraction has exploded into a white-hot passion. Yet she is not wolf, and the time has come for her to embrace the change. But once she completes the ritual and claims her place next to Magnus, the rivals will appear on the horizon…
The Bucket List of Magnus Johansson
This interview is designed for your hero to describe his/her bucket list for readers. Answer the questions as the character.
Name: Magnus Johansson
Age: Approximately four hundred and eighty five.
Birthplace: Darnwell England
Profession: He is of independent means and therefore has no professional title.
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Your author introduced you. Now we'd like to get to know you better. Please tell us about yourself.
Thank you for inviting me to take part in this interview. Man or myth, or something in between, that is how I have described myself in the past. My existence, I can't call it life, was grim. Until I met Sian I had been solitary for many years. I preferred to be alone rather than risk forming relationships with others. I had some bitter experiences in my youth and the pain from them was compounded by living through the losses of the war years. I thought being alone was my only honorable option.
I am sure you are aware I am afflicted with the werewolf curse. Please, don't worry. I am quite safe at present. The full moon is past for this month. Even during the full moon I try to limit the number of times I hunt and am very selective of my hunting grounds. When I am not under the control of the moon I spend much time in organizing restoration work on my home. The orangery and the walled garden are current projects. Since I met Sian she has helped me with these tasks and so many other things. Sian has turned my world around, I wouldn't be here speaking with you today if not for her influence. Sian shares my interest in antiques and architecture. She has an eye for beauty in its many forms.
I do apologize, this is supposed to be about me, but I can't help talking about Sian. Shall we continue with the interview?
When someone dies, we say they "kicked the bucket." Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a "Bucket List." We'd like to know yours, please. If you haven't made one before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you're at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
This is very interesting. As a werewolf, my death, barring unfortunate circumstances, is very unlikely, but I would like to answer the questions all the same. I would enjoy the chance to visit Egypt with Sian. She quite rightly pointed out that if I journey there I could relish the sense of a time well beyond my own existence. That would be a very enlightening experience.
There is also a beach I once visited in the Caribbean and I would like to return there. The memory of the place features often in the dreams I share with Sian. I would like to take her there and show her the reality. Hopefully, in the intervening years since I first visited, the beach hasn't changed too much. I once found peace there and in my younger days that was a very rare occurrence.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
The place is London, but not as it is now. Sian has taken me to visit London several times and I have enjoyed each journey we have made. I would prefer not to return as I was in the eighteenth century. I behaved rather badly then and have no pride in my activities in that era of my life. Grief can have a very damaging effect in many different ways. I'm afraid it made a self-centered creature of me. I hunted with impunity and relished the chase in a way I am rather ashamed of now.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
I would like to meet the founder of my family line and discover how the werewolf curse first took hold. I would ask them if they ever found a way to conquer the wretched affliction.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
At present the person I would wish to have no contact with is Mr. Franklyn Gorsewell. He is a despicable creature who has threatened and even physically harmed the woman I love. A reckoning between he and I must eventually come, and I believe it will be savage. Please don't think I fear that, I don't, but Sian will be distressed by such an event, after all he was once her employer and so called mentor. He abused that position of trust. He is utterly without merit.
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
I have a rather strange and sometimes strained relationship with time. If I were able to travel in time I would wish to return to the day I met Sian. I would do things differently you see. I'm afraid to say I wasn't very grateful at first that she made me live. I'd been alone for so long, I might as well have been dead. I fought against being dragged back to life in the fear of its hurts. I shouldn't have done. I ought to have been gentler with her, accepted the wonderful love she offered me and thanked her for it. Yes, if I could travel in time I would return to experience those first days with her again. She is the most courageous woman I have ever met and I'd like to honor that rather than being as difficult as I was. Of course, Sian has forgiven me my foibles, but I would like to make her memories of our meeting sweeter.
What is your birth order?
I am an only child.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My childhood was rather isolated, understandable given my heritage. I had few toys but I did have several dogs as companions. It was then I discovered my body is not that of an ordinary person. The dogs aged and died, but I hardly changed. My parents always provided new ones, but I had to accept the loss of creatures I loved. Each lost hound proved bitter lesson for me. I also had several favorite ponies and horses as I matured. Their loss though painful didn't sting quite so much as those of my dogs. They did not sleep on my bed, nor beg from my plate or offer such devoted companionship.
I was very fond of a hunting hawk. I'd named her Starlight, for her gleaming under wing feathers, when she died I gave up hawking. Later, once I reached adolescence and I'd undergone the first year or two of moon induced transformations, my parents departed and I became master of my home. I amused myself as any young man of wealth might in the era.
Describe your favorite food and how it's prepared.
The wolf inheritance influences many aspects of my life and as a man I eat a great deal of steak. My cook knows to serve it rare.
Tell us about your best friend.
Other than my few servants, my contact with people over the recent past has been very limited. In the war years when I was quite active there were young men who I called friends, however, they never truly knew me as I am. Sian is the one person who knows and accepts me. She offers me the gift of her love. She is everything.
I must leave now as Sian is waiting. Thank you for your questions. I hope we meet again sometime in the future. Good day.
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Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical, Paranormal and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer, Daisy is passionate about her stories. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married, with two grown up sons. She lives with her husband in a converted chapel in Shropshire, England. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn't writing, she has also occasionally been known to make a meal that doesn't stick to the pan.
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