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Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – Stephanie Summers

stephanieHere is my author interview with the talented author Stephanie Summers for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. She is the author of The Willow Creek Vampire Series so make sure to check it out. Craving is the first book in the series and will keep you hooked!

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books?
Since I was around 11 years old or so. I blame Interview with the Vampire (both the movie and the book) for my vampire obsession.

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
I have three full-length novels and two short stories. They all take place within my Willow Creek Vamps Series.

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
I’ve always been fascinated with vampires, so it seemed like a good genre to explore. I think readers can find some of the things they love about vampires but with a fresh spin on them.

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
My instinct is to say hell yes! But realistically, probably not. I don’t really want to leave my kids or my husband behind.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
Absolutely! What’s not to love about them?

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
I’ve thought about this so many times that it’s hard to pinpoint just one actor per character. One of the actors I keep going back to in my mind is Sebastian Stan. I think he’d make a good Remy, especially with his hair a little longer like it is in The Winter Soldier. Another actor I’d like for Remy is Michael Malarkey. He’s got the accent down and he plays a vampire with a similar personality on The Vampire Diaries.

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
I like a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I’m not really picky when it comes to vampires. I do prefer Dracula’s rules over the rest though.

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
Anne Rice. Beth Mikell has a couple of vamp books that I love. I really enjoyed Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries, too.

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
I just do my own thing and don’t worry about whether or not someone else has done it. I write what the characters tell me to write, and most of the time they don’t steer me in the wrong direction. I try not to read other vampire books when I’m writing my vamps so I’m not subconsciously influenced.

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
I have a manuscript in the works that’s kind of different than most of what I’ve seen. It involves a couple different species of the undead variety, and I’m hoping to get it released this year. The fourth book in my Willow Creek Vamps is always brewing as well. Not sure on the release date there, but I’m hoping this year or early next year for it.

Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – Shannon Bell

shannonHere is my author interview with the talented author Shannon Bell for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. She has an amazing 4 book series known as The Mortal One Series so make sure to check it out today.

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books?
I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember, it all started with Count von Count. But I will always love the Anne Rice vampires.

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
Four books with vampires in them, all part of The Mortal One Series.

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
I love the myths, and I go into this within the books, taking some of the myths from here and there to create the “four bloodlines”

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
Yes. It would be too tempting not to, but I could always turn those I love so I never had to be without them.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
Absolutely. They still have human behaviors and they are so mysterious.

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill) would be Dylan. Daniel Sobieray would be good as Nico (he’s on my covers now as Nico) PS, I would love for this to happen.

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
A mix of both. I don’t want them to walk in the daylight.

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
Anne Rice and Laurell K. Hamilton.

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
I make sure they have their own personalities and that there are some myths mixed into it all. I also have them traveling to fun locales, like Florence, Paris, & Scotland

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
I’m working on an origins story so people can learn more about Nico J.

Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – Victoria Danann

victoriaHere is my author interview with the talented author Victoria Danann for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. She is the author of the popular Knights of Black Swan Books so make sure to check them out today. If you are new to the series you can get book one My Familiar Stranger for FREE!

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books?
I wouldn’t say I’ve been a fan exactly, but I’ve been interested in vampires since before Anne Rice wrote the Lestat book. And, yes, my favorite vampire is Angel from “Buffy” because of the excruciatingly agonizing element of being a vampire aware of wrongdoing.

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
Eight. http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Danann/e/B007VCOJES/

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
The first book of the Knights of Black Swan series is a story created in my childhood fantasies. Over the decades the characters, settings, and depth changed, but the core of the story is almost as old as memory.

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
Absolutely not. I’m on team vampire slayer.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
No. My favorite paranormals are demons.

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
Travis Fimmel would have been perfect as Rammel Hawking when he was younger. I would still use him, but would cast him in the role of Solomon Nemamiah.

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
I prefer vampires with a conscience.

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
Anne Rice, but for the book that features a demon. Memnoch the Devil

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
There are numerous reasons including the fact that vampirism is explained scientifically. The fact that the first book in the series, My Familiar Stranger, has collected over 3500 reviews across retail outlets attests to that fact. (BTW – It’s free everywhere.)

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
I have released the eighth book in my Knights of Black Swan series and will be releasing number nine the end of this month. In addition I will be releasing the second book in the series EXILED and starting a new witches series in the fall. I could tell you the name of it, but have learned that shortly after I release titles and covers, extremely similar titles and covers begin popping up on Amazon. So now I keep them under wraps as long as I can.

Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – Teresa Gabelman

teresaHere is my author interview with the talented author Teresa Gabelman for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. This is the author of The Protectors Series which happens to be one of my all time favorite vampire book series. Teresa’s most recent release in the series is Jax so make sure to grab your copy today. If she is a new author to you check out Damon which is book one in this hot series.

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books?
Ever since my older brother made me watch the old Dracula movies when I was little. Actually, he made me watch all the old monster movies, but Dracula was my favorite. More romantic than Frankenstein and better looking also.

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
Eight so far….soon to be nine, then ten and after that eleven…..you get the picture.

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
I just thought it was fun to be able to create my own world. I love to write something that people can connect with and laughter is one of my main goals when I write. I love humor in my books along with the love, sex and action.

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
No, because of my family. I would never do that to them. If I had no family, then hell yeah.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
Yes, they are because they are badass!

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
Chris Hemsworth and any part he wanted to play. HA!

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
I love mine because they can walk in the daylight and interact with humans, which is my favorite part. They could be you next door neighbor and honestly, I wish a Warrior or two were my neighbor. 😉

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
Sherrilyn Kenyon…no doubt!

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
I just try to make it as real as possible, I want the reader to think they are right there in the action.

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
For those who have read the series I have one word…. SLOAN!

Mar 5, 2016

Vampyr: The Complete Trilogy Book Highlights – K.M. McFarland

vaIf you are a fan of the fang you are going to love the spin that talented author K.M. McFarland has given you with her Vampyr: The Complete Trilogy so make sure to grab your copy today. With the price being only $0.99 or FREE with KU this is an asbolute steal for three amazing books all wrapped up into one.

Vampires are alive and well in the Big Easy. In the modern world of forensics, technology, and security cameras everywhere, vampires are now forced to live in secret. In this new age where vampires have evolved into gentle predators mainly depending on alternative methods for acquiring blood, vampire bars have risen in popularity. Owned by a former rock star turned vampire, Quinn Forrester, Vampyr is New Orleans’ most popular venue. Aside from being the French Quarter’s coolest music club, it is also a secret vampire bar serving the finest quality human blood to its vampire clientele. The cryptic alley next to it seduces the most delectable humans just itching to quench a vampire’s thirst. Welcome to Vampyr!

SONG OF THE VAMPIRE: In 1989, Quinn Forrester was a successful rock star living a dream with a wife, a baby daughter and a hit record. Little did he know that was all about to end the night he met Giselle, the mysterious vampire who would change his world forever. Eighteen years later, a chance meeting with Nadia, the daughter he abandoned as a baby the night he was turned, shakes his lonely, tormented world.

UNDER A BOURBON STREET MOON: Quinn and his vampire lover, Giselle, seem to have the perfect romance, but their relationship is put to the test when a beautiful mortal woman from his past and an adorable country singer, who has just arrived from Nashville with her own connection to Quinn, enter his world.

MASQUERADE: As Quinn gets closer to his new attractive young personal assistant, the successful entrepreneur also must deal with his unique blended family: a vampire daughter, a mortal daughter who sees dead people, a spiritually connected vampire ex-girlfriend who is her mentor and a deceased ex-wife that just won’t stay dead. Is his mansion big enough?

Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – K.M. McFarland

kmHere is my author interview with the talented author K.M. McFarland for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. She has an amazing book out called Vampyr: The Complete Trilogy so make sure to check it out today.

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books?
The first vampire novel I read was Salem’s Lot by Stephen King followed by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Lestat came along in The Vampire Lestat, published in 1986 I believe, and my obsession began.

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
All three of them so far. I’m working on a new paranormal romance that doesn’t have any vampires in it. At least not as we speak.

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
I wanted to write a vampire novel that was not laced with every other element of the supernatural, however, that’s not as easy as it appears. Voodoo plays a part in the story, and there are ghosts. Quinn’s St. Charles Avenue mansion was originally constructed in 1810, and it is haunted by four ghosts: a phantom piano player, a sad young Creole girl, a tormented lady and a little girl. We discover the identity of the phantom piano player near the end of Song of the Vampire. The identity of the sad young Creole woman and the tormented lady is revealed in Under a Bourbon Street Moon. We finally find out who the little girl is and why she is in the house in Masquerade. So, yeah, it’s also a ghost story.

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
Oh, wow! What a Question! I suppose if I were at a point of making that decision, I would have to be at the point of death, so either way, I would have to leave that life.

In Song of the Vampire, after eighteen years, Quinn got his life back when he reunited with his daughter, Nadia. Of course, Nadia did not welcome him with open arms, and Quinn had a lot of explaining to do. But how could she not understand his reason for abandoning his family when he was turned to a vampire.

“Immortality and eternal physical youth appealed to Quinn, Nadia, and Tristan at the time they were turned as is the case with most vampires. But as time passes, sometimes it’s debatable whether immortality is a blessing or a curse. As their loved ones leave this world one by one, a vampire must learn to cope with loss, grief and eventually the reality of finding himself alone.” – Masquerade

Is immortality a blessing or a curse? Read Masquerade and decide for yourself.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
Vampires are definitely my favorite because there’s something seductive about the vampire and the element of danger surrounding them.

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
When I was writing the books, I based some of the characters physical appearance on celebrities.

Giselle – Rihanna
Tristan – a younger Jason Momoa
Nadia/Lacey – Nadia Bjorlin
Chad – Matt Bomer

As for my protagonist, Quinn, he exists only in my imagination.He was a rock star in the late 1980’s and his physical appearance is based on the rock stars of that time. Anybody who would play him in a movie would have to be more beautiful than handsome, have some musical abilities, and appear to be in their mid-twenties. But even though Quinn has not aged physically, his mind has matured, so a younger actor would have to be able to pull that off. I would have to audition for that part.

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
Anne Rice first introduced the Modern Day Vampire and then it evolved from there. After the Vampire Chronicles came True Blood, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, etc. Vampire’s have evolved as times changed. The world changed since the days of Dracula. Vampires, as the old legends and myths speak of them, couldn’t exist in the modern world. They would have to make a lot of changes,and my books deal with that. To answer your question, I prefer them the way they are portrayed now.

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
To be honest, I don’t get a chance to read that much fiction. My books require a lot of research, so I spend a lot of time reading about New Orleans history, Voodoo as an ancient religion, hauntings, vampire legends, New Orleans legends and folklore, etc. I probably read less than ten works of fiction last year. One of the vampire books I read was The Casquette Girls by Alys Ardin. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I’m waiting for the sequel.

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
Get ready to go on a journey inside the heart, mind and soul of the vampire. Just because you are turned to a vampire doesn’t mean you stop loving your wife and your children. You are now a predator depending on blood for survival, but you are still experiencing the same human feelings you had as a mortal. When Quinn and Nadia are reunited after eighteen years, Nadia wants nothing more than to become a part of Quinn’s world, and one fateful night, she gets her wish. They form a strong father/daughter bond as they guide each other through their dark world and battle their demons.

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
I’m working on the fourth Vampyr installment. That will be a standalone book featuring some of the same characters. Also, a new paranormal romance is in the works. I can’t talk about them too much because I never know where the stories are going until the end but stay tuned. They will be announced soon.

Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – Danielle DeVor

danielleHere is my author interview with the talented author Danielle DeVor for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. She has several books out including Tail of the Devil which is book one in The Mathias Saga Book Series so make sure to check it out today.

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books? My entire life. I started out with the Count from Sesame Street and never looked back. Favorite book vampire is Anne Rice’s Lestat. Favorite movie vampire is probably Kurt Barlow from Salem’s Lot.

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
Tail of the Devil, The Devil’s Liege, and several of the short stories within Strange Darkness contain vampires.

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
People had been telling me for years that I needed to write a book, and logically, it would be vampires since I am kind of known for my love of them. What came out was harsh and gritty with some humor.

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
Probably not. Living forever isn’t all it is cracked up to be.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
Definitely. There are so many types of them. They are powerful and yet still have emotion. They are fascinating. 🙂

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
There is an actor named Ben Barnes who would be perfect for Mathias, I think. He has these haunted blue eyes.

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
It depends. I do like soulful vampires, however there is nothing better than a good vs. evil trope and vampires do that so very well. I don’t think TV has changed them. Literature sure has though. Without Anne Rice, there would be no vampire paranormal romance.

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
Richard Matheson and Anne Rice

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
I try to incorporate bits of folklore from around the world that isn’t commonly used. And, I make sure my vamps have wings. Most people don’t use them.

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
I’m working on an unusual gem of a book that deals with ballet, a curse, and a pair of shoes.

Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – A.K. Michaels

akHere is my author interview with the talented author A.K. Michaels for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. She has several amazing series out including Supernatural Enforcement Bureau book one of The Dragon and The Vampire Series. This book is currently available for free so make sure to grab your copy today.

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books?
I’ve always loved supernatural stuff, Vamps, Shifters etc, and remember hiding behind the sofa when I was little when watching the old Vampire movies with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee!

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
I’ve got an upcoming release which will be book 1 in my eighth series, almost thirty books published at the moment, although some are more focused on Shifters, most of them have Vampires in them.

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
I wanted to write something for adults, with real, strong men in the character roles. I love writing paranormal as it gives me the creative leeway to do whatever I want without the restrictions of the characters being human. I’d hope people would find suspense, action, and love in all of my stories.

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
Oh this is hard lol. I guess I wouldn’t, purely because I couldn’t leave my family behind.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
I love all my paranormals, Vampires, Shifters, Witches, Demons, Angels, but my very first book was written with the main hero as a Vampire.

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
Oh dear goodness, what a question! Hmmm, there are so many I’d love to see as my Vamps! Ok, I’ll go with Hugh Jackman as Ronan from Supernatural Enforcement Bureau.

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
Mine aren’t either. My Vampires are men, tough, hard, but also good at heart with a desire to help people. They also can go out in daylight, without the need for any kind of magic etc.

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
I absolutely love Eden Elsworth’s Real World series and I’ve read every single book in the series, along with others that she writes that are non Vampire related.

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
My Vamps are not the usual stereotypical Vampires and I always have action and suspense, as well as love, in all my stories. I hope that makes them stand out to people.

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
I have a brand new series launching March 15th which is Guild of Dragon Warriors and as is the case with my other books, there’s a host of different beings in it. Everything from Dragon Shifters to Witches, and even a God or two.

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