Cursed for 2000 years, Roman Nicolis has tracked his lovers’ soul through each reincarnation only to lose her horribly every time. Reclaiming their love is their only salvation. He’s been her friend, her father, her neighbor, but never again her lover … until now.
Personality: Honest but direct. Used to being obeyed
Birthplace: Thrace, Greece
Dominant Feature: Piercing Blue Eyes
Occupation: CEO of Nicolis Security
Financial Status: Independently Wealthy
History: Cursed to find his love through time
Siblings: Twin is deceased. Sister Aria is deceased.
Inspiration: Losing Reign, his twin, inspired him to be a better person
Birthdate: 10/ 26
Skills: Swords and guns
Fears: Failing to protect Stella
Dreams: Finding Reign and uniting the family
Food: He loves Italian
Lifespan: Unknown. Will he still be immortal after he finds Stella
Interview with Roman Nicolis
Hi this is Tmonique Stephens, I’m here interviewing Roman Nicolis, CEO of Nicolis Security. In light of recent events concerning The Village Strangler he, surprisingly, requested this interview to set the record straight.
Tmonique Stephens: “Mr. Nicolis, you’ve had a very interesting summer.”
Roman Nicolis: (he chuckles) “So I’ve heard. Ask me what you want to know.”
TMS: “Your company is not known for personal protection. Why did you agree to protect Stella Walker, the latest victim of The Village Strangler?”
RN: “She was a unique case. She needed immediate assistance. Without our help she would be dead.”
TMS: “Is it true you're keeping her at your mansion?”
RN: “I can’t confirm or deny that statement.”
TMS: “How does your fiancée, Bianca feel about your house guest?”
RN: “I’m no longer engaged.”
TMS: “Really, the wedding was three months away. Have you already met the next Mrs. Roman Nicolis?”
RN: “My personal life isn’t up for discussion.”
TMS: “If that’s the case then this interview is over.”
(Roman stands up to leave.)
TMS: Really, it was a joke. (laughs nervously. Roman sits back down, unimpressed) Okay…you have a very interesting family. Can you tell us more about them?
RN: “There is not much to tell. I have 6 brothers. Thane, E.J., Avery, Tyrone, Brayden and Quin. Oh, and Hector, my butler.”
TMS: “Yes, but they’re not really your brothers. Not biologically.”
RN: “Blood couldn’t make us any closer. Many are descendants of my sister Aria. They were orphaned and adopted by me.”
TMS: “Who lets a single man adopt young boys?”
RN: “Are you saying I did something illegal?”
TMS: “Did you?”
RN: (His smile wasn’t warm and welcoming)
Tmonique shuffles her papers, searching for a question to get the interview back on track.
TMS: “Is there anything you’d like to say about your twin?”
RN: “My twin is dead. There’s nothing more to say. Next question.”
TMS: “You’re rumored to be very wealthy, but no one knows how you obtained your wealth. Do you want to comment on it?”
RN: “An inheritance from a very distant relative.”
TMS: “Is it true there has been a Nicolis in every war since The Revolution?”
RN: (his face shuttered) Possibly.
TMS: “More than possibly. I’ve done some research and dating back to the 1777 there’s documentation of one a Roman Marius Nicolis. And in each subsequent war I’ve found variations of that name until The Vietnam war. You come from a long line of military men.”
RN: “Is that an insult or a compliment, Mrs. Stephens?”
TMS: “Definitely a compliment. What is your biggest regret?”
RN: “This interview.”
TMS: “Come on. Give me one.”
RN: “… I have many regrets. None I care to share with your rapacious readers.”
TMS: “Why did you agree?”
RN: “Lack of good judgment.” (He stood) “Your time is up Mrs. Stephens.”
TMS: “One last question. If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?”
RN: (He pauses. For a brief moment his gaze becomes distant, almost wistful. Then his features became guarded) “I’d change nothing. I would live my life as I have, on my own terms with no regrets. (He leaves)
Coming August 15th from Soulmate Publishing
The cover is great. Really hot! So hot, I'm fanning myself. Thanks for being my guest today, Tmonique.
In high school, Tmonique Stephens wrote her first novel about a reporter and a hockey player after the U.S. hockey team won gold in the 1980 Olympics. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from City College of New York where she won an English Department Award for her play Tea with Salt in 1987. She took a break to graduate from college, get married, have a daughter, but she never gave up on her dream.
She loves paranormal and fantasy romances and will read anything about fairies, demons, or angels. She also enjoys Stephen King and Dean Koontz. The first romance she remembers reading was a Harlequin about a sheikh and his forbidden love for an American woman way back in middle school. That’s before loves scene were included. Tmonique loves writing flawed characters who reflect the emotional baggage we all carry. She writes complicated stories for complicated people. Hopefully, you will enjoy her efforts.
Tmonique Stephens was born in St. Thomas USVI, but she grew up in The Bronx, New York one mile from Yankee Stadium. She loves the SyFy and History channels, and Asian cuisine. But her heart and stomach longs for anything from the Caribbean. Have any Caribbean recipes out there? Please share! Her mother died before she had a chance to teach Caribbean cooking secrets.
Currently, Tmonique is working on an Egyptian God series. Why the Egyptian Gods, you ask? She challenges that with, “Why not?” All the other gods have been extensively covered, except the Egyptians. Undiscovered territory has always appealed to her.
Expect her first book, Eternity, out this August from Soulmate publishing. You can find her on her fan page Author Tmonique Stephens and Like her. Also stop by http://www.tmoniquestephens.com for more information on future projects.
Eternity Book trailer on YouTube.