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Darkness Unknown
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Can his warrior's strength withstand the assault she launches on his heart?

Paladins of Darkness #5

February 2009
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Featuring: Gwen Mosely; Jarvis Donahue
384 pages
ISBN: 1416563431
EAN: 9781416563433
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I’d like to thank everyone here at Fresh Fiction for inviting me to join them today to help celebrate the release of my fifth Paladin book, Darkness Unknown, from Pocket Star!

Like most authors, every book I write is special to me in some way, but this particular one is more so than most.   For me, some stories are harder to bring into focus than others.   I usually see the opening scenes of a new book pretty clearly,  and I know where the story needs to end up.   The middle of the book, though, is often lost in fog, with my clear sight limited only as far as the next page I’m about to write. 

But from the moment I first “met” Jarvis Donahue in the second Paladin book, it was as if I’d known him for years.   By the time he’d spoken no more than a handful of words, I knew that he liked classic rock, drove a muscle car he’d restored himself, and would do anything for those who mattered to him.   I truly felt like his presence in the world of the Paladins was an extra special gift from my muse.

When it came time to give Jarvis his own book, I could see the whole story laid out before me.  Sure, some of the details had to be thought through as I wrote the almost four hundred pages of his story, but I knew who the heroine had to be and how much they’d mean to each other.  I also knew the dilemma Jarvis would face he met Gwen—how to love her the way she deserved and yet do what his duty demanded of him, which was to introduce her younger brother to world of the Paladins. 

And I also knew that however rocky the path would be from the first scene of the book until they reached the last page, that their happily-ever-after would be waiting for them.  

I’ve learned to really cherish stories that almost tell themselves.  They don’t come along very often. 

Alexis Morgan

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12 comments posted.

Re: Alexis Morgan | Jarvis Donahue, A Gift From My Muse . . .
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Nightmusic--Thank you so much for stopping by. Yeah, Jarvis has been pretty special all along. And that car of his ... I'd love to go cruising through the Ozarks with him and some friends. I'm yelling "shotgun!" so I get the front seat with him. You know, just in case.
(Alexis Morgan 1:40pm January 28, 2009)

Alright!!! So Jarvis is now parked on the shelf with the other lucky guys. I got to finish him today, and yes... yes... I am now wanting more b/c he's taken...
I didn't know if I was going to like him when he first appeared in Blakes book. I gave him a chance, and yes... I liked him...

I agree with NM... what are you waiting for if you have not picked up any of these books!!! Thank you Alexis, not for just writing, but creating a world that we can feel such a part of.
(Strohs Miller 3:01pm January 28, 2009)

I can still remember Jarvis from Dark Defender... and his name being Jarvis Jarvis. LOL! As much as I adore all the men in the Paladin universe - I think Blake and Barak are my two favorites... something about those two just touches me. Not saying Jarvis isn't a wonderful man - cause he is... so are Devlin and Cullen and DJ and Lonzo and Hunter and - well all the Paladins. Let me third what Strohs and NM said... If you haven't read the series - you are missing out!
(Delilah Stephans 3:30pm January 28, 2009)

Alexis, It's so wonderful that you "put yourself out there" and talk to your readers. Thanks for being here! or, er, being available the way you are. It's one of the best-est things 'bout 'cha.
I have Jarvis packed and ready to go. He will get my time tomorrow. I am SOOO excited!
I love the world you have created in these books. The people and circumstances all fit together so well. It's easy to believe they exist. I can picture myself meeting them! We have conversations regularly. ;-) I know I've said it before, but thanks. These characters are not to be missed!
(Caron Manley 3:45pm January 28, 2009)

I think I agree with Delilah that Barack was one of my faves (and so politically predictive too!) but what I've enjoyed most about the stories in the worldbuilding. I hadn't read anything quite like it, which always wins a happy sigh. Congrats on the newest release! And tell us what's next in your world.
(Jessa Slade 3:48pm January 28, 2009)

Hey Alexis, thought I too would drop by.My book came today and I can't wait to get home and start it. I know it will be well worth the wait!
Jarvis just may end up being my favorite :-) Thanks for creating such amazing characters.....
(Kelley Birkmeyer 4:29pm January 28, 2009)

I want to thank everybody for stopping by to visit! Caron, you've shown great restraint in holding back on reading Jarvis's book until you leave on your trip. You have more will power than I do.
And don't tell the other guys, but Trahern still does it for me.
As far as what's next for me--I'll be writing a Nocturne Bite next--it's set in the same world as my vampire story and will come out around the same time. Then my plan is to write the next Talion book before returning to the Paladin world. I just turned in the sixth Paladin book, which is scheduled for release next March. My editor hasn't given me the go ahead yet on the next Paladin proposal, so I don't want to say whose book it will be yet. I should know soon, though.
(Alexis Morgan 5:14pm January 28, 2009)

Hi Alexis, I haven't read any of the Paladin books yet, but that is going to change. I can't wait to read about all of the characters everyone is raving about.
(Lisa White 7:49pm January 28, 2009)

Another new series to explore! I work
in a small county library and it is hard
keeping up with all my favorite
authors. There are so many of you out
there that are good. I enjoy finding
new authors and introducing them to
our patrons. I look forward to reading
your Paladin books.
(Patricia Barraclough 8:03pm January 28, 2009)

Lisa--thank you for stopping by--and I hope you find that you enjoy both my Paladins and my Talions.

Patricia--I love libraries and all that librarians do for all of us. I hope your patrons appreciate all your hard work for them.

(Alexis Morgan 8:24pm January 28, 2009)

I fell for these guys from the first book. Oh Man, the fantasy alone is enough, the real think might be heart stopping. Please keep em comin'.
(Jennifer Billieu Louden 1:26pm February 12, 2009)

Thanks for introduceing to the Paladins it gives me a new source of reading material.
(Susan Lathen 2:29am May 29, 2009)

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