Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Victoria Danann

victoriaHere is my author interview with Victoria Danann for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her Knights of Black Swan Series. Grab your copy today starting with My Familiar Stranger which is FREE on Amazon and book one in her series!

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
PNR is TRUE fantasy in the sense that alternate, and usually preferable, realities are created.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
Non-shifting hybrids that remain mostly human, but enhanced. Fascinating. Captivating. Check out my series, EXILED.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
The opportunity to answer the question that has been foremost in the minds of men from Greek philosophers to Freud. What do women want? PNR answers that question with males who mate for life and only have eyes for you.

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize? WordKeeperAlpha

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
Do not publish until you’re positive it’s a great book, with a great cover, and error-free.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
Bed.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
Black cat as true familiar. To explain why you would have to understand the practice of witchcraft and how familiars figure in.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Brilliant. The first few years I was too bashful to accept that compliment, but I’m beginning to get used to it now. I think readers used that adjective for two reasons. First, because none of my books are like any other books, not even my own other books. 2. Second, because I have an M.A. in psychology and have been a lifelong student of behavior, my characters are real, genuine, and in-depth.

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
Many, many, many, many times. I always go back to the first such occurrence. I was two years old and still sleeping in a baby bed. We lived in a fairytale stone cottage on a hillside on the edge of a forest and, because there was only one bedroom, I was sleeping in the same room as my parents. I woke during the night to see a tall, hairy anthropoid creature come out of the closet. He stood in the dim light of the room and stared at me for a few minutes. I looked over to see if my parents were alarmed, but they were sleeping soundly. I never had any sense of threat or danger. After a time, he simply turned and left by way of the closet from which he came. Let me add that we did not have a TV, nor did we go to movies. So this was not a case of having seen something similar on screen.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
The first book in my Knights of Black Swan series, winner of BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES the past three years in a row. The first book is My Familiar Stranger and can be downloaded to your favorite electronic reader for free HERE!

Jun 25, 2016

Author Interview – S.K. Ballinger

51RjCOqi45L._SY346_Here is my author interview with S.K. Ballinger. I recommend that you check out his book Sirtimi which is book three in The Bloodline Series and is currently available for FREE on KU. If you are new to the series you can start with book one Uncommon Lust and book two Journey of Kain Edward which also are FREE on KU.

What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career?
My inspiration to write was the freedom to voice my creative mind. As a child I had always appreciated the vampire and really all creatures of the night movies and books. I have been told that I have one hell of an imagination and after writing my first novel ‘Stanley Swanson – Breed of a Werewolf’, it opened up my mind even more. I decided since there were a lot of vampire and what I called “Drackulis” in the novel that I would write a short novella of what would soon be known as the most powerful Drackulis of them all, titled ‘Sirtimi’ I believe every character has a story, so why not share theirs.

How many vampire books do you currently have out with titles please?
If counting books that have them in it, I have two ‘Stanley Swanson – Breed of a Werewolf’ and ‘Sebastian Swanson – Rise of the Lycan’. I have one stand alone which takes you in how the first Drackulis became and why his hatred towards the other creature of the night began in ‘Sirtimi‘ which I am thrilled to announce it is now available in audible.

Do you have a favorite vampire book or movie/tv show?
My absolute favorite movie is ‘Interview with a Vampire’. I just absolutely loved how well they made the movie with great detail and explanation throughout. I can’t imagine a better movie, though ‘The Lost Boys’ I love and is another one of my all time favorites. I so believe they could do another, think about it. At the end Kiefer dies by dear antlers, but antlers are bone, not wood???

If vampires were to really exist and you had the option to become immortal would you do so yes or no and why?
It would depend on what type of vampire I would become. If the sparkling kind then not a chance. If more like the lost boys or ‘Interview with a Vampire’, then I wouldn’t hesitate. Imagine the possibilities and power that comes with it. The knowledge you would learn over the many years, the lust, persuasion, abilities and even finding the love of your life to forever reside by. Yes, it would suck to have to watch those you loved pass but if given the option, I would be all over it.

What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
Balancing life and writing was once the forefront of being the challenge but now I would say getting your work of art in the hands (eyes) of people in hopes that they will leave a review. Most readers I don’t believe truly understand how important a review is..good or bad as each allows the author to learn from while also helping your book(s) get noticed. For something that takes an author months or longer to write, yet only takes a minute or two for a review is challenging.

If you could co-write a brand new vampire book with anyone of you’re choosing who would it be and why?
Hands down it would be with Anne Rice! Just look at the brilliant mind she has and her passion in writing about the genre. I would be beyond myself if I could co-write with her and it would be a dream come true.

Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
I am working on several books currently. They consist of my second autobiography of the Blissful Misery trilogy sub-titled ‘Darker Days’, the final Swanson book sub-titled ‘The Uprising’, my first stand alone horror book ‘Gemini’ and my sixth short novella (book 6) and first of the Bloodline Series Vol.2 titled ‘Sabe Swanson’.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
I think that a lot of people simply think that ‘we’ as authors just sit around all day writing book after books as if it is not a big deal. When in reality, there are so many of us that work full time jobs and then writing becomes a job as well. There is so much time put in with writing and it can be a struggle even. With my first novel, I worked a full time job and when I came home I would spend no less than an hour and up to three hours writing not to mention finding time with family. It took me nine months and the book still isn’t perfect even after five different editors. Time that we sacrifice would be the thing that I don’t believe many people truly understand.

If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
That is a very good question. It would have to be someplace that has a lot of history or castles. I love castles and visited many in my younger years living in England. I would have a room in a castle and write my tail off. I think it would be the most amazing place for me to write from. I imagine I would get a lot of good vibes and the stories would unfold naturally. Now you have my mind wondering lol.

Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
I prefer live events over online events personally. I think with live events allows a little more personal experience with the fans/readers, the downside is that they are typically more expensive to do. That would be the pro of doing online events along with there being far more opportunity with doing an online event. I think the con of an online event is that there are so many and the fact that scheduling can become difficult at times. I would love more of a live online event by say a video conference type scenario or such. A video chat room on Skype or something that allows many to view you would be amazing and doable as well.

Jun 22, 2016

Author Interview – Bryce Calderwood

indexHere is my author interview with vampire author Bryce Calderwood. Make sure to check out his books Enthralled: Futanari Vampires 1 and his short story One Good Turn. Grab your copy of these awesome books and if you have KU they are both available for FREE!

What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career?
I’ve always been creative, whether it’s writing or drawing or design. I long wanted to begin writing fiction seriously and publish it. The world is ripe for that now that Amazon’s platforms and tools had matured somewhat. The stigma of self-publishing is rapidly disappearing. But still I hesitated. A close friend of mine made me promise I would begin writing in earnest but still I hesitated. She died a few months after that and I was devastated. Every writer and person of note that died haunted me. So I finally started writing. Of course, I don’t think my friend had considered that I might write smut, but knowing her I think she would’ve gotten a huge kick out of my stories.

How many vampire books do you currently have out with titles please?
Only two, although I’m currently writing a new one to be published this fall (2016). Both books can be read in order but one is a novel and part of a series while the other is a short story, a standalone. The novel is Enthralled: Futanari Vampires 1 and the short story is One Good Turn.

Do you have a favorite vampire book or movie/tv show?
A favorite? No. I enjoyed some of Anne Rice’s vampire books (but not the most recent one). Armand was actually my favorite character of hers. I still love Bram Stoker’s Dracula. If you’ve never read it, it’s actually quite frightening. For movies, I love the cheesetastic Underworld series but also the 2013 movie Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddlelston. I watched a few seasons of the Vampire Diaries before I got sick of how it seemed like the plot was just getting pulled out of someone’s ass after a while. That show killed me because Caroline was actually my favorite character. And I thought Aunt Jenna would have made the best vampire because she’d be so messed up about it, but no, they had to kill her.

If vampires were to really exist and you had the option to become immortal would you do so yes or no and why?
Are you shitting me? Hell yes. Immortality is reason enough.

What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
Making money. You don’t just write books anymore, you’re a one-person publishing company. You’re the editor and marketer, too. You can’t just be a good writer; it’s not enough. Personally, I’m fine with all this. It matches my skills and experience nicely. It’s not a quick or easy path but I’m on my way. Making money is not the reason I write. I write because now that I’ve begun, there’s no way this is ever getting shut off. But I don’t believe in all that starving artist suffer for your art bullshit. I believe in what the Joker said in The Dark Knight: “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

If you could co-write a brand new vampire book with anyone of you’re choosing who would it be and why?
I already have my vampire mythos and lore set up the way I like it and I’m going to keep running with it.

Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
I’m in the middle of writing Revenant: Futanari Vampires 2. The blood and sex-soaked erotic adventures of Ashlyn Kovalenko and Musette Vaillancourt, two futanari vampires, continues. Enthralled focused on Ashlyn as the main character as she found a grievously injured Musette and nursed her back to heath. Revenant focuses on Musette’s personal journey of coming to terms with herself. She’s created a bit of a monster in Ashlyn, and then Ashlyn, in turn, has created even more of a monster with her own fledgling. Musette has lost control of her “pet” (they had a Dominant/submissive relationship until Ashlyn grew too powerful) and she goes on a quest of sorts. She’s looking for an old myth, a type of vampire known as a revenant, hoping that if she can find him, he’ll help her. What she doesn’t know is if he’s real and if so, what price will he exact from her?

I’ve got several other erotica series that I’m writing as well: one is about futanari demons & angels and a demon hunter named Veronica Hudson in the year 1948, one is about a futanari girl falling in love with an octogirl, one is about a catgirl and her Dominant wizard master and which takes place in a steampunk setting, and I have two collaborations and other books planned down the road.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
That they always wanted to be one and that we don’t do “real” work. Especially if you’re self-published. That’s worse than being a hack.

If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
If money were no object I wouldn’t need a vacation, but there are several places I’d love to see: Paris and the rest of France, London, and Japan.

Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
I wish I could tell you, but unfortunately, I haven’t yet participated in any live events. One of my goals is to be able to do that, so it’s only a matter of time.

Jun 20, 2016

Author Interview – Elaine Barris

51lMy8wVK2L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Here is my author interview with the wonderful and talented Elaine Barris. I had the pleasure of coming across her when she first started writing her Master For Tonight Book Series and fell in love with them. Make sure to check out the first book in her latest release series  Zane to fall in love like I did.

What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career? I had always wanted to write, but I was scared to try it. But then a few years ago, I went through a very traumatic thing, and I guess it opened a part of me that had lain dormant. This guy, Julian, started talking to me and telling me his story. He would wake me up at night, interrupt my work, etc… So, I really wasn’t given much of a choice but to write it!

How many vampire books do you currently have out with titles please?
I have five erotic vampire romances published. The Master For Tonight Duet (Master For Tonight I and Master For Tonight II), the companion novel to the duet, Evangeline. I also have a new series, The Flames of Vampire Passion Series. So far I have published Zane, and Zane, The Decrees.

Do you have a favorite vampire book or movie/tv show?
I really don’t watch much tv, but I guess as far as movies it would be Queen of the Damned. I know it gets a bad rap, but I don’t care, I love it.

If vampires were to really exist and you had the option to become immortal would you do so yes or no and why?
I would say yes to becoming a vampire. Just imagine everything you would experience over the many years. Everything you would see. I think it would be worth it. Plus, I’d make my sweetie a vamp, and then we would be together always.

What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
Marketing is the hardest part. Writing the book is the easy part.

If you could co-write a brand new vampire book with anyone of you’re choosing who would it be and why?
I don’t think I could co-write a book with someone else.

Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
Yes, I am working on the third book in the Flames of Vampire Passion Series. Still to be named.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
That we’re all loaded from selling books. The majority of authors don’t make enough money from writing to support themselves, much less a family.

If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
I would take a year long cruise around the world and see it all!

Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
I prefer online events. I’ve done quite a few live events, and it’s a struggle to get attention from the attendees. Most fans going to reader event are going to see a specific author that they love rather than looking for “new to them” authors. Cons of online events are the usual: Facebook being wonky, nobody showing up to interact with you, etc…

Jun 20, 2016

Author Interview – Rick H. Veal

indexHere is my author interview with Rick H. Veal so I hope you enjoy reading the interview as much as I did. We are going to be highlighting his book The Master of Whitehall: Katelyn’s Chronicles which is available for FREE on KU so grab your copy today! This is book one in his series The Master of Whitehall so if you read and like book one you may also consider grabbing the other books in the series Lexi’s Legacy: The Epic Saga Continues (book 2), Dale’s Descent (book 3) and Charlotte Ann’s Coven: The Beginning (book 4).

What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career?
I have read and enjoyed vampire stories all of my life and the idea of writing my own story has been around for a long time. I actually wrote my first ‘spooky’ story when I was still a child. However, the decision to actually write a book came after surviving two major heart attacks in the same weekend. During my recovery, I realized how short life can be and how quickly it can potentially be over. I came to the conclusion that if I intended to leave anything behind that was lasting, now would be the time to do so. I began to consider my own mortality, and realized that if I really wanted to write, now was the time to begin … not next week, next month, or next year … and that was five and a half years ago. When I decided to begin my story, I followed the advice of Anne Rice to “write the kind of story I would enjoy reading, and then other people would enjoy it too.”

How many vampire books do you currently have out with titles please?
I have five Vampire books, a short ghost story, and the fifth and final book of my series due to release, probably, in August. My main series is ‘The Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall’ consisting of ‘The Master of Whitehall’, ‘Lexi’s Legacy’, ‘Dale’s Descent’, ‘Charlotte Ann’s Coven’, and coming soon ‘James’ Journey’. The two shorts are ‘Hannah’s Heartache’ a Master novelette, and ‘Jennifer’s Ghost’.

Do you have a favorite vampire book or movie/tv show?
It’s difficult to pick a favorite Vampire book. I’m a big fan of Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’, Rachel Craine’s ‘Morganville Vampires’, Charlene Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse’, and L.J. Smith’s ‘Night World’. I’m really picky when it comes to the movie/TV shows because as a reader, the film versions can, and often do, become unrealistic. I enjoyed the adaptation of ‘Interview with the Vampire’ and the first three or four seasons of ‘True Blood’, but they lost me pretty quickly after that.

If vampires were to really exist and you had the option to become immortal would you do so yes or no and why?
Can I answer ‘Maybe’ – although I lean toward the yes side of that question but only if no one else knew that I was an immortal. I would enjoy watching the advancements of mankind and see where they would take them and what they would do with them. Imagine having been around and watched such advancements in transportation as the invention of the railroad, the airplane, the car, or the spaceship. I think perhaps it would be difficult for the first couple of centuries because we are all men and women of our time, making the most difficult part of immortality being able to adapt to the times in which I lived.

What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
“Is that possible, does it make sense and will it be believable?” Since I am asking my reader to suspend what they know to be reality for an ‘alternate plausible reality’, that question is often the foremost in my mind when I write. I find myself asking that and then attempting to find a workable solution around any obstacles. As long as my reader says to themselves, ‘That’s possible, I believe that could happen’ then they will remain engaged with me. But, once I take them beyond the pale to the point that they say ‘That’s not even possible, I don’t believe that could ever happen’, then I’ve lost them as a reader and they will look for something else that they can believe.

Vampires by their very nature are and always have been erotic, so another big challenge is just where to draw the line with the sex scenes so that they are sensual but not pornographic. Beginning in 1897 with Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, vampires became extremely sensual. If one understands Victorian English and its nuances, they would find Dracula to be very erotic for the times it was written. Then with the development of the genre in recent years, Vampires are even more erotic now. I think the most difficult part of writing a paranormal romance is that you are beginning with a sensual character, the vampire. It can become quite challenging when you combine that with a romance, and attempt to prevent the story from becoming overly erotic and even downright pornographic.

All of the books in the Master series have some steamy scenes in them. The thought provoking part of those is fitting them in the story so that they are a part of and flow with the story and are not just tossed in as a “sex for sex sake” filler scene. Writing the various love scenes can be difficult because you have to consider each character and their personality. There are some things that one character will do that another would not. I want to always keep it fresh and not ‘cut and paste’ old ideas from one scene to another.

Finally the most problematic part of writing, after all the editing, reading and re-reading the manuscript is to know when to tell yourself, “That’s enough, it’s finished, edited and as complete as possible. Send it to the printer!”

If you could co-write a brand new vampire book with anyone of your choosing who would it be and why?
Clive Cussler! He is one of my two favorite authors, Anne Rice being the other. I love Cussler’s storytelling ability. He has a way of spinning a story that will draw you in from the very first page. He will take you deep into the lives of his characters and their adventures making them become a part of your life. It’s difficult to put down one of his books once you begin it.

I would hope that if anyone has read Cussler, they will see his influence in my writing. I have tried to emulate both he and Rice in bringing my characters to life for my readers. I wish above all that the characters of the Whitehall family become a part of my reader’s lives and are numbered among their friends. The greatest reward for me would be for someone to tell me that they laughed, loved and cried with Katelyn, Lexi, Dale, Gale, Charlotte Ann, and James as they told their stories in “The Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall”.

Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
The foremost project right now is getting ‘James’ Journey’ completed and published on time. After that, I plan to take a break from writing for a few months to concentrate on promotion and marketing. I do have plans for a follow-up novelette to ‘Hannah’s Heartache’, a novella about the life of Gale, and there’s a sneaky little idea rolling around in my mind for another full length Master novel.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
Sometimes I think the public in general thinks being an author is a life of ease … all we do is live in a fantasy world and write our stories. They have no idea how much blood, sweat and tears, goes into developing and growing a character and their story. They’ve never been woken up at two in the morning by a character that suddenly decides to share a major part of their story, then have to get out of bed and get a draft of it down on paper. After that you’re awake for the remainder of the night!

If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
I have traveled around the world four times, visited eighteen different countries and many other places besides so I am content being right here at home. But for just a few days away, there’s no place like Charleston, South Carolina and New Orleans, Louisiana. The first is the setting for my books and the second is the traditional ‘Land of Voodoo and Vampires’ … and both have the best seafood and entertainment ever!

Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
I prefer a live event so that I can interact in real time with people. I have to sell myself to sell my books and to do that I need that live contact. To me, and this is just my opinion, many folks only come to an online event just to see what they can get for free, and then you never hear from them again. But at the live events, I have built a relationship with fans and readers that have purchased in the past who come looking for me specifically to see if I have anything new and talk about what’s going on with my writing. Sadly, the down side of many events, especially live ones, is that the promoter doesn’t spend any money on advertising outside of on-line and sharing with friends. As a former promoter of other types of events, I know that a promoter must be willing to lay down fifteen to twenty thousand dollars to sufficiently advertise and promote an event. If they are not willing to put out that much money, then the only ones who get ‘conned’ are the poor authors who spend large amounts of money for tables, travel, lodging and food, only to sit and look at other authors because the public doesn’t know about and so doesn’t show up to the event.

Jun 19, 2016

Awakening Book Review – Samantha Long

513VL0jKsNL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_So I just finished Awakening (Book one in the Guardian Series) by Samantha Long and loved it. The characters themselves are mainly guardians who are these scared kids that were raised with what they thought was a random rare gift until they each find out there are 5 others that are like them and each possess a different ability. They are being hunted by something evil and will battle against various paranormal oddities including vampires. While this book does not focus on vampires I liked the book enough I wanted to recommend it to anyone who is looking for something fresh and exciting. I cannot wait to dive into book two Sacred and then Hallowed, book three which are also available. Grab your copy of Awakening today or the Guardian Series Box Set and start the adventure that still has me reeling and wanting more!

Jun 9, 2016

Tempted by a Vampire Book Highlights – Susan Griscom

51BLLVxpvAL._SY346_Are you in search for your next vampire read? Tempted by a Vampire delivers everything that you desire in a sexy, fanged read. Grab your copy of this awesome book today for only $0.99 or FREE on KU! Susan Griscom has definitely knocked it out of the park with this book! Additionally you can also now grab Captivated by a Vampire which is book two in the series and in July Rocked by a Vampire (book three) will be released.

“This hot and sexy Vampire love story is a paranormal dream.”
A temptation they couldn’t resist, leads to a future they never imagined.

The first book in a New Series – Immortal Hearts of San Francisco

“There was something in her blood that gave me more strength than I’d ever known before. As if heaven itself had reached into the dark depths of hell and grabbed my soul back from within the pit of fire. No drug existed on this planet, strong enough to match the high.”

Cian DeMarco, a sexy, rock star billionaire, vampire has lived in San Francisco’s prestigious Cliff Side neighborhood in his beautiful mansion overlooking both the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean for seventy years. Happily—or so he thought. Until the rare beauty that is Magdalena De la Rosa sits down at one of the front-row tables in Club Royal where he and his band perform once a week.

Magdalena De la Rosa has it all—Bachelor’s degree in journalism, a job she loves in California, a gorgeous apartment in San Francisco, and a dream guy. Except her boyfriend lives and works in Sacramento—an hour and a half drive from the city Magdalena has always fantasized about living in. All her dreams change, however, when she and her girlfriend find their way into an upscale nightclub and she’s suddenly swept off her feet by the lead singer of that night’s performing rock band, The Lost Boys.

Sparks ignite between the two until a threat that was thought to no longer exist returns to wreak havoc on Cian’s and Magdalena’s lives. Will the temptation to be together outweigh the reality of what Cian must do to keep Magdalena safe from harm?

Tempted by a Vampire is a stand-alone book. The first in the all-new Immortal Hearts of San Francisco series. 18+ due to adult content.

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.

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