Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

You know the name, yes Gena Showalter aka Superwoman!  We cannot even begin to tell you how much we love Gena Showalter, and we are so excited to have her back at Under the Covers! Or actually, she’s letting us get some one on one time with Bad Boy # 1, William.  With the release of WICKED NIGHTS just around the corner, we thought we could bring you some inside scoop into the hero of the LOTU spin-off, Zacharel, but well… Just check out what happened…

You asked for it, and the editors of Dating the Undead delivered. Sit back, relax, and read this candid one-on-one conversation with the world’s most notorious immortal playboy, William the Ever Randy.

William claims he’s the sexiest male ever created, but we gave our vote to Zacharel from Wicked Nights. All that dark, silky hair . . .those exotic jade green eyes . . . that crazy delicious muscle mass . . .yeah, we’re smitten.

But William, tart-tongued narcissist that he is, refuses to admit defeat and wants a chance to plead his case. And, well, curious girls that we are, we wanted to know what he had to say. So, we sent our special correspondent, Francesca Teeglesworth to the Realm of Blood and Shadows, where William is currently residing with the Lords of the Underworld.

She conducted the interview in bed with him.

(Note from Francesca: What? Unlike William, I’m only human!)

Francesca: Before I expound on and on about the angelic warrior Zacharel… who has those glorious white and gold wings… and gives those smoldering will-he-kill-me-or-kiss-me glances, let’s find out a little about you. You’re a man who’s made no secret of the fact that he gets around. Word is, you’ve slept with every species out there. So, we gotta know. Who—or what—is the best?

William: Darling, anytime I’m with a woman, I’m picturing my own face. So, really, when you think about it, I’m the species I most enjoy shagging.

Francesca: Why am I not surprised?

William: Because ten minutes ago you were watching me picture my own face while I was shagging you.

Francesca (blushing): So, uh, yeah. If you could only take three items to a deserted island, what would you take?

William: A blond, a brunette, and a redhead.

Francesca: Sex before sustenance or survival, I guess.

William: I know. I’m smart like that. And look at you, learning about me so quickly.

Francesca: What will guarantee a woman a second date with you?

William (laughing): What kind of crazy question is that? Seriously, darling. Someone didn’t do her homework. I’ve never been on a second date with a woman.

Francesca: But . . . why not?

William: Why eat the stale donut sitting on your nightstand when there’s a tastier one with sprinkles still waiting in the box?

Francesca: O-kay. I’m one hundred percent convinced Zacharel is the man for me. And speaking of the Big Z from Wicked Nights, who would win in a fight between you two?

William: That depends. Will the fight take place in the skies or on the ground?

Francesca: Skies.

William: Well, how am I staying up there? Z has wings. I don’t.

Francesca: Fine. You’re on the ground.

William: Are there spectators or are we alone?

Francesca: What does it matter?

William: You might be surprised.

Francesca: You’re alone.

William: Impossible. Females are always following me.

Francesca: Never mind. Forget it. What can you tell me about Zacharel?

William: blah blah blah…cold…blah blah blah…heartless.

Francesca (dry tone): Wow. That was really lovely. Poetic, even.

William: Thanks. I read it in a fortune cookie or something.

Francesca: That’s it. I’ll tell the readers about him and his book. Wicked Nights is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace—heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace—and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked inside an institution for the criminally insane. The ultra sexy, deliciously edible Zacharel doesn’t have time for a distraction, but Annabelle fascinates him in a way nothing else ever has. He decides he wants her—but then, so does the demon chasing her. Let the battle begin.

William: Can’t say he does anything for me.

Francesca (sighing dreamily): You know, Willy, that’s not the first time you were wrong today. I was actually picturing Zacharel’s face while we were shagging. But thanks for the interview.

William (sputtering)

Gena is graciously giving away a SIGNED copy of Wicked Nights!

Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless–and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost…until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he’s never known before.Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation–or her ultimate damnation?

Available June 26, 2012

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  1. I’m a fan of Gena Showalter’s books..
    I love the way she built the characters in Lords of The Underworld and Atlantis. Can’t wait for her other books ^^

  2. William: Why eat the stale donut sitting on your nightstand when there’s a tastier one with sprinkles still waiting in the box? –Lmao! Really William? REALLY!?! xD I just love this series!! thanks for the giveaway ladies and Gena! 😀

  3. I can not wait for this book. I keep seeing reviews and I am pouting because I want to read it now too, lol. Thanks for the interview with William, gotta love him.

  4. Wow, that was a great interview! Thanks Ann for posting it in Showtime Girls! Trying to keep track of all the ones coming up? Scary!! 😉 I’ll post it on my Paranormal Addicts page today so you get some more folks out here… I definitely have to agree with your assessment that Zacharel is much better… William is a bit too cocky for me! 😉 Not that I don’t love all of Gena’s worlds.. and technically I haven’t read my copy of Wicked Nights yet so I can’t promise I’d adore Zach yet… Actually The Nymph King is one of my all time favorites! 😀

    *waves to Gena* Adore you 🙂

  5. Wow…gotta love William. LOL
    Love the interview, Ladies! I have a little crush on William, but that’s because of what I’ve learned about him in The Darkest Surrender/The Darkest Seduction. =)

    This made my morning so much better. =)

    Love Gena Showalter’s books!!! =)

    Book Lovin’ Mamas

  6. I am SUCH fan of Gena, recently I purchased the kobo bundle for the stone prince and pleasure slave, so now I have all but the newest books
    The cover is flat out sexy, and the interview was lovely. Gotta lovely William. LOTU is my favourite romance/urban fantasy series to date
    Thanks for the giveaway ^_^

  7. HUGE fan of Gena Showalter. I’m kinda sorta REALLY obsessed with her yummy Lords of the Underworld series. Those guys are badass, so lovable and so addictive. I fell in love with Zacharel when he was introduced in the series so yes I’m DYING to get my hands on his book.

    I would pretty much just about do ANYTHING to get my hands on a copy. Love me some Zacharel! ;P

  8. How can you not love William,.. lol
    Loving LOTU and all her characters.Dying to read William’s story. Can’t wait to meet Zacheral.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  9. How can you not love William,.. lol
    Loving LOTU and all her characters.Dying to read William’s story. Can’t wait to meet Zacheral.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. I LOVE William.. He is my all time faveorite character…EVER! I cannot wait for his book! I must say though, its looking like Zacharel may give William a “run for his money” LOL (Just dont tell William I said that though, LOL)

  11. FUN interview…poor William, way to put him in his place though! Gena is one of my very FAVORITE authors and the LOTU is one of my FAVE series…I’ve been looking forward to this spin-off and can’t wait to read Wicked Nights!! And that cover…H-A-W-T!!! Thx for this AWESOME giveaway op! 🙂

    barbbattaglia @

  12. I enjoyed the interview and I’m looking forward to reading Wicked Nights. I love the Lords of the Underworld and I’m always excited when anything new comes out from Gena Showalter.

  13. I haven’t read any of Gena’s books yet. But I’ve been admiring all the book covers. I’ve added of her books to my TBR list. I really enjoyed reading William’s interview.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  14. Gena’s books (first read Atlantis)completely hooked me on the entire genre. Thank you!!! I love anything she writes that I’m able to get my hands on!!!

  15. I SO adore her LOTU series! That interview was SO funny. I love Williams (sputtering) at the end. lmao! I’ve read up to book 3 so far. The rest are on my wish-list! Thanks for a chance to win!
    DeAnna Schultz

  16. Gena Showalter is an amazing author, and all these posts just prove how wonderful and touching her stories and characters are – thanking you for the giveaway


  17. I am looking forward to the new series. Gena is one of the best authors out there. I have read all her books and have hooked a few friends on to them as well.

  18. I love Gena, she is my Fav author. But Zach was suppose to be mine! Did you not get the memo’s?? lol I cannot wait to read his book, I have been waiting since we first met, lol. Thanks

  19. Gena Showalter has to be one of my favorite writers. I love her books. I also like how she gives links to other authors that she likes and recommends.

  20. I loved that interview!! It was so funny 😀 Good on Francesca with that comment at the end! lol
    I love Gena’s books can’t wait to read Wicked Nights! I love Z but I also love all the guys in those books!! I can never choose who is the best 😀 Thanks for that interiew and the giveaway!!


  21. *sighs* Oh, William. 😉
    I am hoping you get an HEA at some point, though I would LOVE to meet that woman! Hilarious interview and feeling just a little jealous of Francesca. I love Gena’s books and am excited to add this one to my already read list!

  22. I loved that interview! You can have Z, I’d take Willy in a heartbeat, I’ll change his wayward ways! 😉