Friday, July 10, 2015

Covenant Character Interviews ~ JLA Month

Welcome to another day of our month for JLA!

So we were going through our archives, and it turns out StuckInBooks is the home of some seriously awesome character interviews. Particularly, with characters of the Covenant series! All of our main peeps--Aiden, Alex, even Jess' homeboy Seth--and Deacon! We collected them and they're here in this post, for your viewing pleasure.

(If you want to learn more about the Covenant series, check out our highlight post from Wednesday here!)

Enjoy, keep an eye out for the word of the day, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!


Hey Deacon, thanks so much for talking to me. Not sure I should be in your dorm room but okay.

You won’t be the first or the last in my dorm room, so it’s all relative.

Okay. I’m not sure what to say about that except I’m so not reporting ANYTHING to Aiden. Speaking of him, what’s it like being his little brother.

Hmm. It’s pretty much like being the little brother to someone who’s perfect, normal, handsome, talented, and all around awesome. Since he’s got those things covered, I must excel at other things.

Yeah, I can see that. Seems like you might delight in irritating him, is that true?

Like I said, I must excel at other things.

Heehee. Got it. I know things have been pretty tough growing up ... your parents and all. What got you through it?


Aww that’s so sweet.

You seem to flirt a lot but is there anyone special?

There is someone very special.

Mmmm, now I’m gonna have to try and figure out who that is. Don’t worry, I won’t ask but everyone going to be trying to figure it out.

Are they teaching you anything here at school that interests you?


Typical. Any big plans after school?

Not really. I think get drunk and high is pretty much off the list now. Survive would probably be number one on the To Do List.

Things really have gotten serious.

If you could have one wish, what would it be and why?

To be a better brother.

You really are doing the sweet thing today.

Describe your perfect day.

It would involve naked Twister.

So there went the sweet thing and back to the Deacon thing. Haha.


M&M or skittles?

Skittles. I like to taste the rainbow. Heh.
Burger or steak?
Dinner in or out?
Mountains or Ocean?
Brown or blue eyes?
Not really paying attention to the eyes
Blond or brunette?
And not really paying attention to the hair color.

Now I’m wondering what you are paying attention to…no don’t tell me. I’ll let my imagination figure it out.

Thanks Deacon for talking to me. Love your brother but I seem to have a special spot in my heart for you too. Hope things work out for you.

Everyone has a special spot for me. I’m just lovable. Thanks for having me.

Yes you are lovable. Later.

(Original interview here)


Welcome Seth, I’m a little unsure why we are meeting at Aiden's place? Wouldn't he get mad since you picked his lock and all?

Seth smiles, as if the idea of upsetting Aiden bring hims an indecent amount of joy.

"What he doesn't know weren't hurt him. And besides, people would talk if I took you back to my place."

Um, right. That would look bad, especially to my husband. Moving on...

So, you’re a half-blood but you seem to have more options than most being the Apollyon and all. But you must have an opinion on the whole pure/half relationship issue. Are the current rules right, wrong or are you indifferent?

"Pretty much indifferent to be honest. Being that I'm the Apollyon, I'm not a half-blood. Nor do their rules apply to me. Yeah, it sucks for them, but I'm not really going to lose any sleep over it."

Interesting. Okay then, you’re taking Alex on a date (current politics and crushes aside). Describe the night?

Seth stares at me, then bursts into laughter.

"Taking Alex out on a date? Dear gods, you haven't talked to Alex about me, have you? Let's just say she is invaded by an alien and her entire personality changes, I'd take her to a pet shop. Seriously. She'd love that. Then I'd take her back to my place... or hers."

He grins.

"What? We're working off the idea that this is alien Alex and she wouldn't try to decapitate me. Going to use that to my advantage."

Yeah I know how she feels about you but you can tell so much about a guy by the dates he plans. Speaking of dangerous - um situations, are you threatened by Aiden in any way?

"Really. Are you serious? I'm the Apollyon. Aiden is just a pure-blood. Nuff' said."

Normally you’re very busy doing important Apollyon stuff. Lately, you’ve had some down time. How do you spend that time?

"I've found a new hobby. Annoying the crap out of Alex. Hobbies are fun stuff."

You are really good at that and I'm pretty sure Alex would agree as well. HeeHee.

What’s your favorite part about being the Apollyon?

"Everything. It's awesome."
When you first saw Alex, what was the first thing that went through your mind?

"If she didn't have such a smart mouth, she'd be attractive."

He arches a golden brow.

"It's the truth."

How about now, what do you think of Alex? Can you give me three words that describe her?

"If she didn't have such a smart mouth, she'd be attractive. That hasn't changed. Three words to describe her?"

He pauses.

"One hot mess."

Someone says you remind them of an actor, who would that actor be?

"Any extremely good looking actor."

Well no one can say you lack confidence.

Anything else you’d like to leave our readers with?

"Believe the hype when it comes to me," he replies. "I am kind of a big deal."

Yes, I rest my case, very confident.


M&Ms or skittles?
Steak or Burger? Steak
Movies or DVD? Blue-ray
iPod or radio? Silence
Blonds or Brunettes? Equal opportunity when it comes to hair color.
Brown, Green or Blue eyes? I'm not really looking at the eyes to be honest.
Boxers or Briefs? Seth glances at the door. "Would you like to find out? I think we got about an hour before Aiden comes back."

Um... I'm.. my husband... um...

*Speaking quickly* Thanks so much for the time Seth. Loved you in Half-Blood and can’t wait to see what you get up to in Pure.

Laughing. "No problem. I'm hearing I'm the star of Pure, anyway. That's how it should be."

Well that was an experience. =)  


I have Aiden from Half-Blood here with me today. I hope you don’t mind that we’re at Seth’s place. I thought I’d pay him back for breaking into your cottage. I might have learned a thing or two from him about getting inside.

Aiden eyes roll.

Seth won’t be joining us. I have it on good authority that he’s off annoying the crap out of Alex.

Aiden sighs. "That is something Seth excels at."

Not all pure-breeds become Sentinels. I know you have some good reasons for why you did. Are you happy with the choice? If things had been different with your parents, what would you see yourself doing instead?

"I don't believe in the 'what if' scenario."

He pauses, dragging fingers through his hair.

"There is nothing to gain by wishing the past was different or wondering where you'd be today if it was. And I am happy with my decision. My life means something now."

What is your opinion of the rules about no pure/half relationships?

"Rules are there for a purpose, although that is one rule I've never fully understood. To me, there is nothing different between a half and pure. They are not something less than us. And many of us pure-bloods owe our lives to them."

Can you tell us about the first time you noticed Alex?

Aiden looks away, the tips of his cheeks turning pink.

"It was before she left here. Her personality .... it's sort of like a whirlwind, it sucks you in. You can't help but notice her."

Can you describe Alex in three words?

"It would be impossible to describe Alex in three words."

You walk in the training room and you see Seth and Alex talking, what’s going through your mind?

His eyes roll.

"What is Seth up to now?"

Are you threatened by Seth in any way?

This gets a laugh from him, and it’s a nice sound. Deep.

"No. Not at all."

If the rules were different and you could take Alex out on a date, where would you take her?

He stares at me as if I'd sprouted snakes from my head.

"I cannot even answer that question. If someone overheard us, it would go badly for Alex. Around here, you can't even hypothetically date a half-blood."

His eyes turn a dark gray, nearly silver.

"You don't hypothetically do anything with a half-blood."

I know you collect guitar picks. Why is that? Is there a reason you don’t have a black one?

He shrugs.

"I just do. Each one works the strings differently. I never found a black one I liked."

Anything else you’d like to leave our readers with?

"Don't believe the hype about Seth. He isn't a big deal."


M&Ms or skittles? M&Ms
Steak or Burger? Chicken
Movies or DVDs? DVDs
iPod or radio? iPod
Blonds or Brunettes? Brunettes have always made me look twice.
Brown, Green or Blue eyes? Brown.
Boxers or Briefs? (I have to ask) You know, you're the second person to ask me this. I'll tell you the same thing I told her. Neither.

Thanks so much for the time Aiden. You are an amazing Sentinel and I hope things work out for you.

"Thank you. You've been very kind." 


I have Alex from Half-Blood here with me today. We’re here in the garden on campus. Thanks for coming and talking to me.

"No problem. I kinda of miss talking to mortals if you can believe that."

When you were seven, you met the Minister. You two didn’t really hit it off so well. Can you tell us how you feel about that now?

She laughs.

"I feel pretty much the same thing I did then. I don't like it when people think they can just touch me. Violating space, much? I might not kick a minister today if one pinched me, but ... probably depends on my mood."

I love that you don’t take grief off of anyone. Where do you think you get your passion from?

A thoughtful expression crosses her face.

"I don't know. My mom ... well, she was really gentle and soft spoken. I guess I got it from my father--that and my lack of height-- whoever he is. I was just born with this mouth much to everyone's dismay. Well, besides Caleb. He's finds it hilarious when I get all riled up about something. Aiden, on the other hand, looks like he wants to put a muzzle on me."

Your first crush was with a pure-breed guy. How do you feel about the no pure/half relationships?

"It's really stupid."

Is it possible to every completely get over that first crush?

"No. Yes? I don't know."

She slumps back against the bench, staring at the nightshade bush.

"I don't think I did. How lame is that?"

Can you tell us about your first kiss?

"Wet. Sloppy. Traumatizing. Mainly because my first kiss was also Caleb's first kiss. We were kids and we saw two teenagers doing it and we were bored. Yeah, it scarred us both."

She shudders.

"It was like kissing your brother but worse. We'd starred at each other and then swore that would never, ever happen again."

If you could go on a date with Aiden or Seth (not both – definitely not both), what would you like to do? (Politics and rules aside)

"Yeah, going out with both of them would surely turn into a royal rumble. Both of them are like peacocks, fluffing their feathers at one another. It's ridiculous."

Alex hops up from the bench.

"If I went out on a date with Seth, the night would end with one of us killing the other, I'm sure. He takes douche baggery to a whole new level. But with Aiden?"

She sighs.

"Yeah, that's not even fair to dream about. That's all I can say."

What were your first impressions of Seth?

She snorts.

"At first, I was like holy daimon butt, he's hot. I mean, you can't help but notice that. Then I realized what he is and I had the misfortune of talking to him, and it totally ruined the whole physical thing he's got going for him."

Do you remember the first time you saw Aiden? What was that like?

"I saw him before I left here, several times, while he was training. Even then, he was magnificent to watch."

Her cheeks turn a bright red.

"I can't believe I used the word 'magnificent'. Next question."

Can you describe Seth in three words? What about Aiden?

"How about four words for Seth? 'Pain in my ass.' And for Aiden? 'He's my hero.' Seriously."

When you look at a guy for the first time, where are you looking?

"Their eyes."
Anything else you’d like to tell our readers?

"Not all pures are the same. I mean, most of them are giant a-holes, but not all of them. Some of them actually care about... us. And yeah, don't let Seth fill your head with his delusions of grandeur."


M&Ms or skittles? Both?
Steak or Burger? Both again. I like to eat.
Movies or DVD? DVDs.
iPod or radio? iPod.
Diamonds or pearls? Neither. I'm not a jewelry type of girl.
Silver or green eyes? Silver. And yeah, I know what you're getting at.
Blond or dark hair? Dark hair.

Thanks so much for the time Alex. You have such a strong spirit, I’m rooting for you.

"Thanks for having me. I gotta run. It's Alex-getting-her-butt-kicked-time. See you around? Er, no we probably will never see each other again. Peace out, home skillet." 



  1. SO MUCH FUN! I love these characters so much!

  2. I love the characters! They're each so different from one another but all lovable

  3. Such awesome interviews! I miss all of these characters so much! Thanks for the super fun post :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  4. Love these interviews ladies! The Randomness questions are my fav... love Seth!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace