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Characters in Love Event: Forbidden Love with S.M. Reine

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Today, S.M. Reine is here to talk about Rylie and Seth from her Seasons of the Moon series!

I was asked to visit and talk a little bit about the relationship between Rylie and Seth, who are in my books Six Moon Summer and All Hallows' Moon. When Rylie first saw Seth, there were instant sparks between them. Maybe it was the bad boy charm of someone from the guy's camp sneaking into the girl's camp, or maybe it was something else entirely-- more like animal attraction.

See, they met right after Rylie got bitten by a werewolf, and started transforming slowly into the same monster that attacked her. She later learns that Seth is a werewolf hunter, which means that it's his job to wipe out the bad guys. Including her. But by that point, she's already crazy in love with him.

Lovers don't get much more star-crossed than that.

The whole story is told from Rylie's perspective, so we see her going from crush, to love, to realizing he might kill her, and all the way back to love again. But if you ask me, Seth's side of things is a little more interesting.

Imagine how he must feel-- here's this beautiful girl who got mauled by the werewolf he was hunting, and he failed to save her. He feels responsible for her. He wants to save her. Even though he feels guilty for his part in her change, and knows he should shoot her if she makes the final transformation to werewolf, he can't help but fall for her.

So he's faced with a decision: love or duty? That's no small choice, and a heck of a responsibility for a seventeen year old werewolf hunter.

Their story has been wonderful to experience as I write, and even more wonderful to share with the readers. I still have two more books in the series to publish, so even I don't know what will happen with Rylie and Seth yet. But I do know it's going to be epic.

The first thing she saw when she managed to open her eyelids were her hands. Ropes circled her wrists and were connected to her ankles by another rope. Rylie was laying under something heavy—a jacket. It was warm, buttery leather, and it smelled like the tang of metal and burning coals. She hadn’t realized it before, but that was Seth’s distinct smell.

She looked up. His face hovered over hers.

“Hey,” he said.

Realizing she was seated on the ground with her back against his chest, Rylie decided not to move. She was much more comfortable than she had been after the last moon. “What happened? Did we do okay?”

Seth untied the ropes around her wrists and ankles. “It doesn’t matter. How do you feel?”

“I’m... good,” she said. “Really good. I feel satisfied.”

Seth’s mouth drew into a hard line. “Good.”

“Is my face normal?”

“You look fine, Rylie.”

Her nose picked up the smell of drying blood. She sat up to look around and saw Seth’s ruined white shirt a few feet away. Examining her hands once more, she found blood in the cracks of her palms and between her fingers. He must have used his shirt to wipe her off. “I didn’t hurt you, did I?”

“No. Let’s get you back to your cabin,” Seth said. He was only wearing his undershirt now, but he didn’t look bothered by the cool morning air.

“What about you? Won’t you get in trouble?”

He almost smiled. “They can’t send me home.”

He tried to shield her from something on the ground when they got to the side of the trail.
“What is that?” she asked, voice shaking. Seth didn’t respond, so Rylie pushed him aside to see the body.

It was a fawn. She could tell because of the spots on its rump and the four spindly legs. The rest of it, however, was barely recognizable. Rylie had killed a baby deer.
Her knees gave out. Rylie drew her legs up to her chest and buried her face in her arms. She didn’t hear Seth approach until he was crouching at her side. “It was an accident,” he said. “I let you get away.”

Seth touched her hand, and Rylie wrapped her fingers around his.


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6 comments on "Characters in Love Event: Forbidden Love with S.M. Reine"
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  2. Just reading the synopsis about their dilemma makes my heart ache for Seth and Rylie.

    It's awful but also deliciously great to read about starcrossed love!!

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  4. This sounds really good! I just finished the Mercy Wolves trilogy and I'm super into werewolves at the moment. I'll definitely add this to my TBR shelf.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  5. This series sounds really good. I love werewolf books so these look like my kind of books :)

  6. I like stories where characters develop and it sounds like yours do. Everything from first falling and making tough choices.


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