Welcome Celeste Prater & her hero, Emperor Lucien Tarquinius
Please give a warm welcome to Lucien from Fueled By Lust: Lucien by Celeste Prater today as we sit down and see what makes him tick.
Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author?
Well, it wasn’t just me that caught her attention. From what I understand from my son, Drusus, Celeste dreamed about us and started telling our story in the form of erotic fiction. His was the first. I read the book and it was very accurate. I could have done without knowing the specific details of my son’s sex life, but hey, what can you do?
Since we’ve been ‘outed’ to the public, for lack of a better term, I agreed to speak with you today. I did worry over this decision for a bit. As emperor to our world, it’s my job to ensure the safety of the Insedi race. We’re not here to harm anyone, just to find our true mates. I’m hoping that your government will laugh this off and continue to think that we’re fictional characters. If not, I’ll have some hard decisions to make in the future.
So, you want to know specifically about me? Okay. Hmm, where to start. I reside on Insedivertus, our home world. Yes, I’m from another planet, but I didn’t travel here today in a spaceship. Read Drusus’s story and you’ll find out how our two worlds are very connected. I’ve been emperor for…let’s see…about two-hundred and ninety-eight years. Ah! I just saw your face pale. Tana did the same thing when I told her my age. I’m three-hundred and nineteen. Yes, the Insedi can live up to a thousand years when they merge life forces with their mate. Tana tells me that I look to be around thirty-five. She’s my mate, in case Celeste didn’t tell you.
Q: What was it that drew you to your mate?
Celeste made me promise not to reveal the exact location or circumstances of how we met. I believe she called these ‘spoilers’, if I remember correctly. However, I can tell you that the instant I saw Tana I lost my mind. I mean, literally. I went all barbaric stupid because I thought she was about to be severely injured or killed. Thankfully, she’s one tough female. I’m not sure if Celeste told you about the mating cycle of the Insedi. The first step is identification. When I look back on that incident, I can firmly state that I immediately knew she was mine. But, of course, I was stubborn and refused to admit it. We spent a lot of time together in a very precarious situation. It was her intelligence and ability to withstand about anything thrown at her that really pushed me over the edge into total adoration. She’s strong and very funny. She kept me sane. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner?
Wow, you don’t hold back any punches do you? You remind me of Tana. There’s no filter. Okay, here goes. She was bathing in a pond, after having pissed me off, and I had to go collect her out of the water when she refused to get out. She was being very stubborn. Did I tell you she’s a natural redhead? That should give you a little idea on the fireworks that exploded after I got her back to shore. Again, I can’t give you specific details, but let’s just say that Tana and I learned something new about ourselves that day and we’ve pursued it in more depth since our return home. I had no idea that giving punishment could be so erotic and fulfilling. Is my face red? I saw you grinning. Next question.
Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando on a man?
I’m so glad that I studied Cato’s training manual on ‘slang language’ or I’d be staring at you very strangely right now. Commando is my preference, but Tana seems to like me in a combination of boxers and briefs. You know, the ones that look like shorts, but tighter? She gets this glazed look in her eyes and can’t seem to stop touching me whenever I wear them, so I’m not arguing.
Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick they can do to seduce you?
Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick they can do to seduce you?
Oh, that’s an easy one. Remember, this is all playful. If she gets aggressive with me, like shoving against my chest or pulling my hair, I immediately get an erection. It’s the strangest thing. I want her to struggle against me and try to get away. Of course, I’m always checking to make sure that’s she’s on board. I certainly don’t want to get so caught up in it that she gets frightened. No means no. Other than that one specific thing, my feisty redhead only has to crook her finger at me and I’m like ‘game on’.
Q: What is the one place on your partner's body that you know will drive them wild-in and out of bed?
I recently discovered that Tana likes it when I come up behind her, slowly pull her hair back, and start nibbling from just below her earlobe to right where her neck curves into her shoulder. I’ll speak softly in my language to the point where she doesn’t know if it’s my words or my lips touching her flesh. Her skin pebbles up immediately and she lets out the sweetest moan. I love that I have to grasp her around the waist to keep her from dropping to the floor. She’ll push that plush, curvy ass right back against my…uh…I think it’s best if we move on to another topic before I embarrass myself here.
Q: What was one of the most embarrassing things your author did to you in Fueled By Lust: Lucien?
I wish I could blame Celeste for some of the stuff I went through, but I honestly can’t. I’m still a little freaked out that she’s been so accurate on what happens to each of us when we stumble upon our mates. So, in all honesty, I think it’s more of the revelation of the ridiculous path my thoughts took before I got my shit together. I’m embarrassed that I allowed my stupidity to go on for so long. Perhaps the other warriors will learn from our mistakes and realize when their mate is right in front of their eyes. They should read Cato’s story. That male never once faltered in his drive to claim Luna. He’s definitely the smartest one of us all.
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
Sure. I know this may sound a little odd, but I wanted to thank the males that portrayed us on the cover of Celeste’s books. Their resemblance to us is uncanny. We all decided to stick to doing what we do best, which is to run empires and the Seeker agencies instead of pretending to know how to model. We left that to the professionals. I liked the irony of Celeste using male entertainers on the covers. If you haven’t read our stories yet, you’ll discover that Heat Seekers is a male revue nightclub that allows us to stabilize our core energy from sensual and sexual desire. She chose wisely.
Cisco Perez portrayed Severus. He’s with a male revue club out of Orlando, Florida called Rock Hard Revue. They just recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. Severus got a kick out of that one.
Devon Sutton is from Cleveland, Ohio and did a great job as Cato. Cato was impressed that Devon’s tattoos were real. I understand that his male revue club, IronMen The Show, recently finished filming a pilot for A&E.
Richard Jimenez, the producer for Magnificent 7 Male Revue out of Los Angeles, California led Celeste to my doppelganger named Axel. Tana saw a picture of him and said he captured my ‘smoldering eyes’. I think I’m a little jealous that he got my mate all hot and bothered.
Valentino is an independent male entertainer and will portray Caelius on her fifth book. I think everyone will be pleased on how well he captures Caelius’s personality.
I believe that Dustin Sherer, a professional indoor football player, fitness instructor, and former male entertainer, has recently agreed to become Maxim on the sixth installment. Dustin certainly has the muscle mass to pull it off. Maxim’s one of our biggest warriors, so I’m very impressed.
Sorry, but I have to run. I have a delegate of Nawiens coming in tomorrow and we need to prepare for their arrival. It was nice talking with you. Maybe you’ll want to get Maxim next time. He’ll make you laugh, that’s for sure.
Thank you Lucien for joining us on 'Meet the Character' day here at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog. You can find all of Celeste Prater’s books at Siren-Bookstrand /Amazon / Barnes & Noble / KOBO or on her Author Website.
Squeaky clean, Tana pushed languidly out into the open water. Flipping over to her back, she paddled lazily around the pool and dreamed of the day she’d get off this god forsaken planet and away from that extremely confusing Insedi.
Long minutes drifted by and her anger began to dissipate. Why was she mad? It wasn’t his fault. They weren’t compatible and that was the bottom line. Hell, he was over three hundred years old. He needed a mate that could extend his life. Even if he had been interested, she didn’t want to think she’d caused his early death for being selfish. She felt sad at the thought of him with another woman. Whoever it was going to be, she immediately hated her.
Tana almost drowned herself when a deep, growly shout echoed around the enclosure and sent her skittering underwater. When she bobbed back up for air, she wiped her face and stared at an extremely pissed Lucien glaring at her from the edge of the water. His chest was heaving as if he’d been running at a fast clip and his fists were clenched at his side. A shiver went up her spine at the words slipping slowly out of clenched white teeth.
“You defied me. I told you not to leave.”
Whatever empathy she’d been having for his plight left in an instant. She was amazed at how fast he was able to shoot her blood pressure into the atmosphere.
“You’re not my boss. In fact, if I’m not mistaken, you assured me not too long ago that you’re not my boyfriend, my husband, my lover, or my friend. You’re just a big lug who thinks he can command everyone to do what he wants. Oh, and I’m certainly not one of your warriors. I answer to no one.” She swallowed hard when he didn’t budge, but she did see his eyes darken to a deeper green before narrowing into thin slits. That didn’t bode well.
“Get out of the water and come to me.”
Tana raised her brows. “You don’t listen too well, do you? I’m not going anywhere just because you said to do it.” She lifted her hand out of the water and flipped him off. She frowned when he sat on the ground and started pulling his boots off.
“What are you doing?”
“What does it look like I’m doing?”
“You better not get in this water. This is my place. I call dibs since I found it. Now leave.”
He didn’t say a word and continued to peel his socks off and tossed them to the side. When he stood back up and removed his sword and leather scabbard, she started back-paddling in the water.
Her mouth unhinged when he peeled his black pants off and practically posed for the cover of Hunky Warrior Monthly in all his naked, beautiful, glory. She swallowed a mouthful of water before she could control her arms again.
Tana’s mind flashed back to the Dar Kan shower and remembered how silky his skin had felt sliding across her palm. She’d gotten a cursory glance at his body before they’d been taken away, but nothing at this level. He’d released his hair, and the slow breeze caught the tail and whipped it gently to the side. Son of a bitch. The whole package was just too much to take, but she couldn’t pull her eyes away.
His cock was at full mast and she could see it glistening at the top. She realized too late that his big hand was wrapped around the base, as if holding the massive beast up for her inspection. The bulbous tip almost reached his bellybutton. He was huge. She tore her eyes away and watched his thigh and calf muscles harden as he walked slowly into the water. The long muscles running along the outside edge of his abs and extending down to his groin bunched and stretched as he moved closer.
When he extended his arms out and knifed fully into the water, Tana swiveled around and starting swimming as fast as she could to the other side. She hadn’t made two full strokes before he caught her around the waist and pulled her backward to his chest.
She pried at his arm, but it was a solid band of steel and wasn’t budging. He easily pulled them back to the opposite shore.
“Lucien, why are you doing this? You made it perfectly clear that you didn’t want anything to do with me back there.” He grunted next to her ear.
“You have no idea what you’re talking about. You scared the hell out of me when you weren’t at the camp. Now, you’re going to pay.”
“Pay? What do you mean?”
“If you’re going to act like a child, then I’ll treat you like a child.”
Tana felt a nervous shiver run across her skin. “You’re the one acting like a child.”
“Nope, I’m acting like a fully grown male that’s about to spank your ass for misbehaving.”
About the Author:
Celeste was born and raised in a small town between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, Texas. Wanting to see more than her small Texas town, she joined the Marines, which satisfied her craving to see more of the U.S. and her drive to see if she could become one of the few and the proud.
A firm believer in educating the mind, while working fulltime and raising kids, she graduated with several degrees, the latest being a Master’s of Science. She works full time in the Information Technology field and squeezes in writing time on her lunch hour, after work, and on weekends. When not working or writing, she enjoys hitting the road on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Though she loves managing complicated systems and numerous resources on large scale IT projects, her true love is writing, especially about alien hunks that know how to treat their females. Her ultimate goal is to become a full time writer.
Visit her website: www.celesteprater-romanceauthor.com