To Eternity
by Daisy Banks 
Introducing Magnus Johansson from To Eternity. This is his
bucket list.

About the Book

Title To Eternity, wild beneath the moon-Book 2 in the Timeless
Genre Paranormal
Author Daisy Banks
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
For four centuries Magnus has lived
according to the dictates of the moon, his heart isolated by the domination of his
wolf nature. Now fate has brought the beautiful, independent Sian to his house at
Darnwell and their irresistible attraction has exploded into a white-hot passion.
Yet she is not wolf, and the time has come for her to embrace the change. But once
she completes the ritual and claims her place next to Magnus, the rivals will appear
on the horizon…

The Bucket List of Magnus Johansson

This interview is designed for your hero to describe his/her bucket list for
readers. Answer the questions as the character.

Name: Magnus Johansson
Age: Approximately four hundred and eighty five.
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Darnwell England
Profession: He is of independent means and therefore has no professional
Welcome to Romance Lives
Forever. Your author introduced you. Now we’d like to get to know you better. Please
tell us about yourself.
Thank you for inviting me to take part in this interview. Man
or myth, or something in between, that is how I have described myself in the past.
My existence, I can’t call it life, was grim. Until I met Sian I had been solitary
for many years. I preferred to be alone rather than risk forming relationships with
others. I had some bitter experiences in my youth and the pain from them was compounded
by living through the losses of the war years. I thought being alone was my only
honorable option.
I am sure you are aware I am afflicted with the werewolf curse.
Please, don’t worry. I am quite safe at present. The full moon is past for this
month. Even during the full moon I try to limit the number of times I hunt and am
very selective of my hunting grounds. When I am not under the control of the moon
I spend much time in organizing restoration work on my home. The orangery and the
walled garden are current projects. Since I met Sian she has helped me with these
tasks and so many other things. Sian has turned my world around, I wouldn’t be here
speaking with you today if not for her influence. Sian shares my interest in antiques
and architecture. She has an eye for beauty in its many forms.
I do apologize, this is supposed to be about me, but I can’t
help talking about Sian. Shall we continue with the interview?
When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.”
Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations
to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.” We’d like
to know yours, please. If you haven’t made one before, perhaps now would be a good
time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling
us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.
What are two places you
would like to visit before you die, and why?
This is very interesting. As a werewolf, my death, barring unfortunate
circumstances, is very unlikely, but I would like to answer the questions all the
same. I would enjoy the chance to visit Egypt with Sian. She quite rightly pointed
out that if I journey there I could relish the sense of a time well beyond my own
existence. That would be a very enlightening experience.
There is also a beach I once visited in the Caribbean and I would
like to return there. The memory of the place features often in the dreams I share
with Sian. I would like to take her there and show her the reality. Hopefully, in
the intervening years since I first visited, the beach hasn’t changed too much.
I once found peace there and in my younger days that was a very rare occurrence.
Where is a place you would
never like to return, and why?
The place is London, but not as it is now. Sian has taken me
to visit London several times and I have enjoyed each journey we have made. I would
prefer not to return as I was in the eighteenth century. I behaved rather badly
then and have no pride in my activities in that era of my life. Grief can have a
very damaging effect in many different ways. I’m afraid it made a self-centered
creature of me. I hunted with impunity and relished the chase in a way I am rather
ashamed of now.
Who is someone you would
like to meet, and why?
I would like to meet the founder of my family line and discover
how the werewolf curse first took hold. I would ask them if they ever found a way
to conquer the wretched affliction.
Who is someone you would
like to avoid, and why?
At present the person I would wish to have no contact with is
Mr. Franklyn Gorsewell. He is a despicable creature who has threatened and even
physically harmed the woman I love. A reckoning between he and I must eventually
come, and I believe it will be savage. Please don’t think I fear that, I don’t,
but Sian will be distressed by such an event, after all he was once her employer
and so called mentor. He abused that position of trust. He is utterly without merit.
If you could time travel
to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
I have a rather strange and sometimes strained relationship with
time. If I were able to travel in time I would wish to return to the day I met Sian.
I would do things differently you see. I’m afraid to say I wasn’t very grateful
at first that she made me live. I’d been alone for so long, I might as well have
been dead. I fought against being dragged back to life in the fear of its hurts.
I shouldn’t have done. I ought to have been gentler with her, accepted the wonderful
love she offered me and thanked her for it. Yes, if I could travel in time I would
return to experience those first days with her again. She is the most courageous
woman I have ever met and I’d like to honor that rather than being as difficult
as I was. Of course, Sian has forgiven me my foibles, but I would like to make her
memories of our meeting sweeter.
What is your birth order?
I am an only child.
Tell us about your favorite
toy as a child.
My childhood was rather isolated, understandable given my heritage.
I had few toys but I did have several dogs as companions. It was then I discovered
my body is not that of an ordinary person. The dogs aged and died, but I hardly
changed. My parents always provided new ones, but I had to accept the loss of creatures
I loved. Each lost hound proved bitter lesson for me. I also had several favorite
ponies and horses as I matured. Their loss though painful didn’t sting quite so
much as those of my dogs. They did not sleep on my bed, nor beg from my plate or
offer such devoted companionship.
I was very fond of a hunting hawk. I’d named her Starlight, for
her gleaming under wing feathers, when she died I gave up hawking. Later, once I
reached adolescence and I’d undergone the first year or two of moon induced transformations,
my parents departed and I became master of my home. I amused myself as any young
man of wealth might in the era.
Describe your favorite
food and how it’s prepared.
The wolf inheritance influences many aspects of my life and as
a man I eat a great deal of steak. My cook knows to serve it rare.
Tell us about your best
Other than my few servants, my contact with people over the recent
past has been very limited. In the war years when I was quite active there were
young men who I called friends, however, they never truly knew me as I am. Sian
is the one person who knows and accepts me. She offers me the gift of her love.
She is everything.
I must leave now as Sian is waiting. Thank you for your questions.
I hope we meet again sometime in the future. Good day.

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Publisher Lyrical Press. A Kensington Imprint

Author Bio

Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical,
Paranormal and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer, Daisy is passionate about her
stories. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married,
with two grown up sons. She lives with her husband in a converted chapel in Shropshire,
England. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn’t writing, she has
also occasionally been known to make a meal that doesn’t stick to the pan.

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