Character Interview: Mace (Dark Awakened Tour) by H.D. Smith

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Character Interview

Thank you sir for allowing me to interview you today. Please introduce yourself.

I’m Mace—son of the Demon King, and a favorite of the Pagan court. I don’t suffer fools gladly, so I recommend you ask your questions before I deem you unworthily of breathing in my presence. 

Um, of course, let’s begin … What is your greatest fear?

That I won’t make it through this task without snapping your neck.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?


What is your current state of mind?

Magnanimous, obviously as you are still breathing.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

All, but compassion most of all.

On what occasion do you lie?

Truth must be deserved.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

*raises eyebrow in barely tolerant amusement*

Which living person do you most despise?


Which talent would you most like to have?

I possess all with merit, next question.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My generosity at allowing to be interviewed.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My personal body count—at only a little over a hundred thousand, I feel as though I’ve kept it reasonably low.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I’m a constant—the thought of death is preposterous. I would of course come back as myself.

What is your most treasured possession?

*laughs* are you trying to make me kill you?

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Suffering your company is coming close.

What is your favorite occupation?

Eighteenth century warlord.

What is your most marked characteristic?


What do you most value in your friends?

Friends are often overrated—underlings are much more amenable. 

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Genghis Khan.

What are your favorite names?

I refuse to answer this question as it may inadvertently give you too much power over me. You should probably wrap this up and not continue to detain me.

What is it that you most dislike?

Reporters that constantly try to overstep their station—and Claire, of course.

What is your greatest regret?

Agreeing to this interview.

How would you like to die?

Yes, that was going to be my next question.

 Hope you all enjoyed meeting Mace from Dark Awakened!

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 About the Book (1)

Dark Awakened

The Devil’s Assistant #2

H.D. Smith

Dark Awakened (The Devil's Assistant)Genre:  Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Wild Fey, LLC 

ISBN: 978-1-942030-03-4


Number of pages: 290

Word Count: 88000

Cover Artist: Robin Ludwig Design Inc.

Tag Line: Darkly delicious—relentless—and wickedly good … the Devil’s Assistant is back.

Book Description:

Last spring Claire’s seemingly normal—if not totally screwed up—life was tossed on its head. For five years she’d been one of the damned—a human that knows the truth about the otherworldly among us. She’d worked for The Boss—the Demon King himself—as his administrative assistant, handling everything from early retirements, to Maintenance’s incessant requests for dental.

No one gets dental.

Then she walked into Purgatory—totally not her fault—went back in time, and awakened powers she never knew existed. Now Claire has a prophecy hanging over her head, a diamond ring hidden in her sock drawer, and the blood of a long dead royal running through her veins. 

And it’s only going to get worse.

Her vow to live free or die takes a serious hit when she’s forced back under The Boss’s protection. Of course, there’s no protection from fate, or the Bounty Hunter sent to deliver her to Purgatory. And as if being “the girl” in the prophecy wasn’t enough, Claire soon discovers there are three other contenders for her role—two of whom want her dead. 

Follow more of Claire’s adventures in Dark Awakened, the second installment of the Devil’s Assistant Series, to find out if she’s lucky enough to escape with her life, or if she’s just the first notch on the next contender’s belt.


Available at:  

Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Amazon Print

Reviews for The Devil’s Assistant Series

Dark Hope is a serious thrill ride type of story ~Fang Freakin’ Tastic Reviews

I fell absolutely head over heels in love with this book! It truly was dark & delicious. Mayhem, death, Demons, Pagan’s, Druids and a kickass heroine! 

~ Taking It One Book at a Time

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, very unpredictable and difficult to anticipate what happens next, which is always a good thing.   Claire is an intriguing character, everything she thought she knew is not quite true …I cannot wait for the next book in series, eager to figure out what is going to happen to Claire. ~ Musings From An Addicted Reader

I love when authors can create something that takes me on a wild ride I’ve never been before. ~ Book Lovin’ Mamas


H.D. SmithHD Smith has been writing for over ten years. She is a software developer by day, working for an awesome cruise line in Celebration, FL.

HD grew up in South Carolina, but has called the Sunshine State home since 1997.

She has Computer Science degrees from Clemson University (BS) and Florida Institute of Technology (MS). Her other hobbies include painting and screen printing. She enjoys creating t- shirts inspired by the places in her books.


For more information, visit HD’s website at

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Tour Giveaway 

5 – eBook copy sets of book 1 and 2

1 prize pack containing – $75 Amazon Gift Card and eBooks of Dark Hope and Dark Awakened

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Character Interview: Mace (Dark Awakened Tour) by H.D. Smith

  1. I really enjoyed the character interview! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. I love the cover, she looks alluring & feisty. The book sounds great, too.
    Dark Awakened & Dark Hope are on my TBR list. Blessings & Thanks to All.

  4. Book sounds interesting, Happy Holidays.

  5. Thank you for the interview and giveaway!

  6. Thank you so much for the chance!

  7. This looks really interesting, love paranormal books!

  8. New urban fantasy series to me, thanks for the chance.