Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alex James Kylar Interview

Hello Alex, Thank you for stopping by to answer a few questions. Can you describe yourself in 3 words?
What? [Half-laughs in disbelief] OK, this isn't what I expected. Uh ... eighteen, male, AK.

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
Basically, I'm an AK. That stands for 'Angel Killer'; it means I'm someone who kills angels. Most people don't know that angels have invaded our world, and are feeding off humanity. I mean, literally feeding. And when they do, they cause something known as 'angel burn' - the human perceives the angel as being beautiful and kind, even as they're being harmed by it. So the other AKs and I are trying to stop them, any way we can. If we don't, humanity's not going to survive this.

How was it like growing up in camp?
It was great. I think some people have this idea that I had a deprived childhood or something - I totally didn't. I loved being part of a team and having a real purpose; I loved learning how to fight angels like my dad. Plus, it was like the ultimate childhood: hanging out in the desert and learning how to shoot, drive, go camping...it was great.

How would you describe your feelings for Willow?
[Long pause; finally Alex shakes his head] I can't describe my feelings for her. She's just...everything.

What was the first thing that popped into your head when you first saw Willow?
I had gone to her house to scope her out, because I'd been told that she was an angel and had to be destroyed. Then I sensed there was something strange about her energy - it wasn't pure angel; I'd never felt anything like it before. So, you know, I should have been totally in work-mode; I had no idea what I was going to be facing. But when I first saw her lying there asleep on the sofa, I just thought ... 'Holy Christ, she's beautiful.' [Laughs] Then I shoved it away and got really professional again.

What were you thinking during your drive down to New Mexico?
Which part of it? It was a long drive. [shrugs] I don't know. I was thinking about the drive, about keeping us both safe. And trying not to be too distracted by Willow, I guess. [grins suddenly] She's pretty distracting.

How shocked were you to learn Cully's betrayal?
It wasn't a betrayal. Cully would never have betrayed us. He had angel burn; there's a big difference. Anyway - no, I wasn't shocked; I've seen it happen before. Way too many times.

How cute was Willow's purple skirt! What are your thoughts?
Anything she wears looks great on her. But yeah, she looked really cute in that.

I thought it was really great to see you bond with Willow playing quarters. What were you thinking that very moment? And to think she almost beat you.
Total beginner's luck. As for what I was thinking - probably something like, "Pay attention, you jerk, or you'll lose the game." I was trying not to notice how gorgeous she was. Or admit that I was falling for her.

I know this might be hard to answer, how much do you miss Jake?
[terse] A lot.

Other than coffee, what's the one thing you can't live without?

Wait, how much coffee do you drink a day?
[smiles] OK, now you're sounding like Willow; she's always teasing me about that. I don't keep count, OK? Enough to keep me going.

Thank you for coming by to answer a few questions. Is there anything you want to tell us about the upcoming adventure in Angel Fire?
[looks like he can't decide whether to be amused or irritated] 'Adventure,' right - you make it sound like we're hunting for buried treasure or something. [shrugs] Willow and I go to Mexico City and meet up with some other AKs. We're still fighting the angels; our plan is to do away with the Seraphic Council. And ... a lot of stuff happens that we didn't expect.

[Author's note: Ha! No, I didn't think he'd mention Seb in answer to that - and sure enough, he didn't. ;) Thanks Jean, great interview!]

(Jean - Ha! I figured!!!)

Lee Weatherly was born in 1967 and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England, where she writes, goes on walks, tries out new recipes and has a cat named Bernard.

L.A. Weatherly is the pseudonym for Lee Weatherly. You can follow her on Twitter at @LA_Weatherly



  1. I haven't read them yet - so no favorite moment!

  2. Great giveaway and very interesting interview! A whole different twist on the angel theme!

  3. I Haven't Read This Series.So,No Favorite Moment.

  4. I really enjoyed the part where they finally admitted to having feelings for each other. I love both Alex and Willow! They are amazing and I can't wait to finish reading their story!!

    Thank you for the great interview Alex & Lee and thank you Jean for this awesome giveaway!!! I'm dying to read Angel Fire!!!

  5. i love the whole book, so the whole thing is a fave moment for me

  6. I have Angel but just haven't read it yet. But I've heard so many amazing things and can't wait to get started. :)

  7. this is a new to me series, but I love the idea behind it and have it on my TBR list. thanks! That bookmark is to die for!

  8. I feel embarrassed to say that I haven't read the series yet. I really wish that I could tho :D

  9. I just love the whole story line. It's a page turner. Can't wait for next book. Oh and I love Alex. :)

  10. Loved the interview you did a great job !!! Its always great to read a diff post aka character interviews ;)

    The storyline sounds wonderful and cant wait to read it ! I must say I have yet to buy it but Ive heard good things !


  11. ps James did a wonderful job on the bookmarks once again !! :)

  12. Favorite moments in the Angel Series? Well the character's names drew me in.

  13. I will tell you the truth, I bought the first book "Angel" but haven't read it yet, there are so many good books to read that I haven't found the right moment to read this one.

  14. Thank you for the giveaway! I have not read them yet!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the part where they Willow fights and becomes angel to save Alex.

  16. Haven't read them yet :/

  17. OMG what an awesome Interview, Ohhhhh how I love me some Alex... let see favorite part when they are up in the mountain hiding...but then again I love the whole book!!!!

    Thanks for this one love!

  18. Wow amazing interview. My favorite moment wow hard choice as I loved the whole book I can't really decide!! But the mountain part was awsome :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Good luck everyone.
    The Wolfs Library

  19. I agree 100% with Nerdygirl88 that they finaly come clean about their feelings!

  20. I wish I had a favorite moment! I haven't read them yet! But they are on my "Books I Must Obtain To Live" List :D

  21. Sadly, no favourite moment as I haven't read them yet. :C

  22. I have yet to read them, so I don't have a favorite moment yet, can't wait to have that favorite moment. Thank you for this giveaway!

  23. I Love Both Books Soooo Much!!!