Alex: Hello everyone, I am Alexander Lucas and I am a vampire. I am a little over one-hundred-years-old now. Let's see, I live in Nevada in between Reno and Lake Tahoe and I own several casinos which are located in Reno. Also, I am part of an organization called The Great Council.
Q. So, how did you become a member of The Great Council and what exactly does The Great Council do.
Alex: The Great Council has existed long before me. There is a seat for a member of each supernatural race and their apprentices. The focus of The Great Council is to keep order among the supernatural, allowing humans to remain the prominent race on earth. Becoming a member of The Great Council has changed drastically over the years. It used to be a matter of bloodlines and heritage, but now the bloodlines are thinning among the witches and warlocks, so most of them choose a powerful apprentice to take over for them and it continues on that way. I was chosen as the first vampire to sit on the great council. Angels were the first to realize that not all vampires were bad and it would benefit to have one on the council, to help keep the bad ones in line. Danielle is actually the one put in a vote for me after she was chosen for her seat.
Q. Wow, that's really interesting! Tell us about your casinos.
Alex: (Groans) Ugh, I hate the casinos. They are awful places. See, this may come as a shock, but I'm a Christian. I believe in God, and those casinos are ridden with sin. I have no idea why I got into this business in the first place but, when they started it was more like a card table or two in a hotel I owned. Now, the casinos are like a magnet for every kind of addiction there is. I'm tired of them and am in the middle of taking bids to sell them.
Q. So you're a Christian vampire, now that is really odd. There are only very few known vampires who have faith that there even is a God.
Alex: Oh that is simply not true. (He waves the thought away) The truth is that they either believe they are too damned and they will go to hell anyway, they believe in a different god, or the evil is too dominant in their blood that they can't see past it. Some vampires hide their beliefs because they are hiding themselves, but there are definitely vampires out there who believe in God.
Q. Alex, do you have a favorite color? What we know about you only hinted at a color but left us unsure.
Alex: Sure I do, my favorite color is actually dark red. It always has been, even before I was turned.
Q. If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where do you think you would go.
Alex: Well, I go on vacation all the time and I believe I like cold weather best, mostly because it's dark longer in those locations. I think Alaska is one of my favorites because I adore the Alaskan wilderness. I have almost moved there a million times.
Q. What do you like most about being a vampire?
Alex: There aren't very many things I do like about being a vampire, but I would have to say that my healing abilities make pain diminish faster so yeah, my healing abilities.
Q. What do you dislike the most about being a vampire?
Alex: I know you all think I'm going to say drinking blood, but it's not that. I actually like drinking blood I just don't like the act of it. My most hated quality about being a vampire is the damn telepathy. I'm either always in someone's head or their in mine, it's a real pain.
Q. For our last question today, we were wondering if you could hint to us just one little thing that we could look forward to in the coming books.
Alex: I'm really not supposed to talk about it, but I think I can tell you this…it looks like there may be a wedding in the future. I'll let you all rack your brains about who it will be!
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The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright
April 1st 2011 by Jennichad Books
Long ago, a prophecy was foreseen. A child would be born, a child who held the power to destroy the world. Now, it is up to Alexander Lucas, a one-hundred-year-old vampire, to keep the baby girl safe from his arch enemy Malcolm. In order to save her, Alexander must raise the child as his own. Will he be able to resist his vampire tendencies to care for a human baby? With the help of the wisest of the supernatural, an organization called The Great Council, Alexander must face many battles to ensure the safety of this very special child.
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