Charmeine rented a private beach bungalow at the Galley Bay Hotel. She swam in the ocean and enjoyed the warm sun and water. Because it was so clear, she could see right to the ocean floor.
Her throat was parched and needed something to drink. She decided to come in for a rest, but hated to leave the water. To sit was a bit tricky because her belly had grown bigger, so she carefully lowered herself down on the blanket. Charmeine rubbed her belly as Baby Hunter turned inside because hunger panged throughout her body. She grabbed the water bottle and drank the liquid down in seconds.
Since she arrived in Antigua, Charmeine was lonely and hungry. She left the castle in a rush and did not take enough money. Because of Tabbruis’ wealth, she did not want to use a credit card. He would be able to track her down immediately, and she needed time to think. However, she barely had enough for rent on the bungalow, but not for much else.
As Charmeine dried herself, she thought about Tabbruis. In her heart, she wanted him and remembered the happy days they spent on the castle’s private beach in Romania. Softly, she muttered with tears welling in her eyes, “Tabbruis, you would have loved being here as much as we do. Am I right, Baby Hunter? Daddy would have loved this?”
She felt the baby start to kick a lot. All of a sudden, she heard…
“I love being here with you, Charmeine, and Baby Hunter,” Tabbruis whispered.
Shocked and slightly on guard… she pointed her electrified hands at Tabbruis ready to defend herself. In a strangely calm way she asked with emphasis, “Are you, or anyone else, here to hurt my baby or kidnap me?”
“No, it is just me! I would never hurt you or Baby Hunter!” He regained his composure and confessed, “Please believe me, Charmeine. I came because I need to beg your forgiveness.”
His eyes said it all; she knew he said the truth.
Slowly, as if in a dream, Charmeine looked at Tabbruis’ body as the sun silhouetted it like he was an outer world being…an Angel. He was gorgeous. She could not help but rake her eyes over him. Tabbruis had a GQ Island outfit on with a tight t-shirt. She could see the muscles in his arms, chest and abs. He also had a pair of Banana Republic shorts on, which emphasized his powerful legs. His emerald eyes were in pinpoints with desire.
Her hands went down to the blanket to shift her weight.
He saw her adjust and pleaded, “Charmeine, do not run away from me. Please let me explain.”
“I’m not running anywhere,” she smirked. “I’m getting comfortable. If I stay in one position too long, I have to shift, because Baby Hunter will put pressure on whatever internal organ he or she is laying on.”
“May I touch…?” he asked, as he tentatively sat down beside her.
“Sure, Baby Hunter knows you are here, this is the most active he or she has been in days.”
Charmeine wore a swimming suit with a sports bra and boy shorts.
When he touched her naked belly, it felt warm with lots of kicks from Baby Hunter.
She blushed with his touch and had to admit it felt good to have his strong hand on her.
“I think Baby Hunter is giving me high fives,” he described. He smiled and laughed, “I do not know how it is possible, but you have gotten bigger, Charmeine.”
“Oh, it’s possible,” she responded with a grin. “Unfortunately, I’ll get a lot bigger before Baby Hunter makes his or her appearance.”
“I have missed this,” his eyes brimmed with tears.
“You missed me getting beat up inside by my own child?” she laughed and laid back on the blanket to rest.
Tabbruis chuckled, laid on his side with one hand under his head. His other hand was on her belly. “No, I missed this, Charmeine. Talking to you, having my hand on Baby Hunter, and looking in your eyes. There is nowhere else I would like to be.”
“I know you are telling me the truth. I see it in your eyes,” she sighed and gently confessed, “I have missed this too, Tabbruis.”
He lit up with a smile and sighed with a far off look on his face.
“Why?” She studied his expression and asked, “Why are you smiling?”
“I am remembering one of the first times you called me, Tabbruis. It melted my heart when you said it sweetly like you did just now.”
Fondly she pouted and remembered, “Ah yes, it was back at the Ritz-Carlton, and you were angry because we had the same dream. I said you should call the ‘Dream Police’.”
He started to laugh, and to his surprise, Baby Hunter jumped. “Did you feel that Charmeine?”
“Are you nuts?” She grinned. “Are you mental? I feel everything.”
He began to laugh, and the baby jumped up and down again.
“Baby Hunter likes it when you laugh, just like…like me, Tabbruis.” She rubbed side of her belly.
He stretched out his fingers, took Charmeine’s hand and put it on top of Baby Hunter under his. To his amazement, tendrils of light danced around both of their hands.
She yawned and closed her eyes.
“Charmeine?” and saw she was asleep in an instant.
He looked at the light which surrounded his hand, and it became soft with an occasional glow. He was so happy to touch her again, tears streamed down his cheeks.
Tabbruis pressed a gentle kiss on her forehead and said in a soft voice, “Though I was far away, you were in my heart Charmeine. You will always be with me, because you are the light in my dark soul. I am lost without your love. I was such a stupid fool and need you to forgive me.”
She did not hear his declaration, but Tabbruis felt her heart skip a beat.
Ahh, well Seditious is really heating up
things between our star-crossed lovers,
Tabbruis and Charmeine
We all need to do practice it.
It may hurt our wounds, but it cools our memory.
Lots of love,
This is a Book Trailer of SEDITIOUS and RANSOM
- Wicked Snippet of soon to be released… “SEDITIOUS” 4th novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido (emilyguido.com)
- Lord Cromwell… coming soon SEDITIOUS 4th novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido (emilyguido.com)
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Pay it Forward Tuesday with David Lee Summers and his great book “Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order”
David Lee Summers is an AWESOME Paranormal Novelist.
I have read his novels Bondage and The Dragon’s Quest and given them 5 star reviews.
Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order is the combination of Bondage, The Dragon’s Quest, The Dragon’s Love, The Dragon’s Mercenaries, and The Dragon’s Reflection. If the rest of the books are as good as the first two, which I’m sure they are… WOW!!! You have just got to read them!!! Anyone who loves paranormal, action, romance and spice has to read these books.
My Smoking Review of part of Dragon’s Fall – Bondage
WATCH OUT DRACULA! There’s a woman who can take you on and more! Excellent book! Loved it!
All I have to say is that this book does not disappoint. It starts with the most poignant comment that slavery or being owned was awful. The book is centered around a woman driven not to be owned or used. She was strong, noble, and kind, but she wanted to be free. She would use any means to be free. I loved her counterpart who was in David Lee Summer’s other book which I also love Demetrius. I hope I got the spelling right.
If you love Paranormal Vamps with a bite, you HAVE to race out and buy this book. It was fun, sexy, and adventurous at the same time.
It takes a lot to satisfy my hunger for good Vampire books and this one of my FAVORITES!
FIVE STAR to David Lee Summers and Dragon’s Fall – Bondage!
Another Review of Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order
“David Lee Summers’ vampires are more in line with what I think of as “normal” vampires, but he does put in his own twists, which I like. They aren’t soulless killing monsters. Some of them remember life before they were turned and keep some of their morals and ethics from their human life. Some of the vampires completely forget who they were before they were turned and either go crazy, or find a path to sanity. The main characters are smart and build a life for themselves whether it’s mercenary or thief or assassin or setting themselves up as nobility.
Parts of the book remind me of The Robe, other parts of the Da Vinci Code and some parts are pure David Lee Summers having fun with thoughts of an immortal life. The story runs parallel to many historical happenings and I enjoy the story line where vampires are seeking holy relics for their own enrichment instead of to destroy them.”
Synopsis of Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order
Three vampyrs. Three lives. Three intertwining stories.
Bearing the guilt of destroying the holiest of books after becoming a vampyr, the Dragon, Lord Desmond searches the world for lost knowledge, but instead, discovers truth in love.
Born a slave in Ancient Greece, Alexandra craves freedom above all else, until a vampyr sets her free, and then, she must pay the highest price of all—her human soul.
An assassin who lives in the shadows, Roquelaure is cloaked even from himself, until he discovers the power of friendship and loyalty.
Three vampyrs, traveling the world by moonlight—one woman and two men who forge a bond made in love and blood. Together they form a band of mercenaries called the Scarlet Order, and recruit others who are like them. Their mission is to protect kings and emperors against marauders, invaders, rogue vampyrs, and their ultimate benefactor and nemesis—Vlad the Impaler.
Bio of David Lee Summers
David Lee Summers is the author of seven novels and over one hundred short stories and poems. His writing spans a wide range of the imaginative from science fiction to fantasy to horror. David’s novels include The Solar Sea, which was selected as a Flamingnet Young Adult Top Choice, Vampires of the Scarlet Order, which tells the story of a band of vampire mercenaries who fight evil, and Owl Dance, which is a wild west steampunk adventure. His short stories and poems have appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, Six-Guns Straight From Hell, and Apocalypse 13. In 2010, he was nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Rhysling Award. In addition to writing, David edits the quarterly science fiction and fantasy magazine Tales of the Talisman and has edited three science fiction anthologies: A Kepler’s Dozen, Space Pirates and Space Horrors. When not working with the written word, David operates telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Stalker Links for David Lee Summers
Learn more about David at http://www.davidleesummers.com
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/885915.David_Lee_Summers
ADD Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order to your Goodreads To Be Read List
- Wild West Steampunk by David Lee Summers (davidleesummers.wordpress.com)
GET TO KNOW THE CHARACTERS
Charmeine Hunter (aka Charleen Davis): Married to Tabbruis, Queen of the Light-Bearers – Throws white lightning, knows when someone tells a lie, flies extremely fast like a bullet, can make it hail, and hold people with her lightning. She is the owner of the Castle Charmeine.
Tabbruis Hunter: Married to Charmeine, King of the Blood-Hunters – Super speed, can hypnotize, and is an expert in martial arts and sword-fighting. He is an Administrator of the Castle Charmeine.
Shane (Kelly) Hunter: Son of Charmeine and Tabbruis – he is a Blood-Hunter and Light-Bearer Hybrid – Throws white lightning, can make it hail, and served in the US Army in Special Ops.
Sandra (Gomez) Hunter: Married to Shane Hunter – Throws blue lightning and fire, tough, deadly strategist, served in the US Army in Special Ops.
Dmitri Maximus: Married to Hera – Blood-Hunter, very old and wise. He is the Advisor and Administrator of the Castle Charmeine.
Hera Anastos Maximus: Married to Dmitri – Light-Bearer – Throws pink lightning and wife of Dmitri and mother of Percival and Athena.
Percival Maximus: Older son of Dmitri and Hera – Light-Bearer – throws green lightning and can see glimpses of the future.
Athena Maximus: Young daughter of Dmitri and Hera – Light-Bearer – throws yellow lightning and can see Auras which surround people.
Thomas Daskolas: Son of the Evil Pascal, Head of the Elder Council – Blood-Hunter – Married to Laura, Blood-Hunter, and Deacon in the Catholic Church. He is the Spiritual Advisor of the Castle Charmeine.
Laura St. Claire: Married to Thomas – Light-Bearer – Throws purple lightning, Medical Doctor and Surgeon. She runs the Hospital at the Castle Charmeine.
Neal Michaels (AKA Nemamiah Michaels): Married to Hameal – Blood-Hunter – Over seven feet, muscle-bound, strong, skilled in all military strategy, and fierce fighter. He is the Protector of the Castle Charmeine.
Hameal Rahotep: Married to Neal – Light-Bearer – Throws red lightning, used to be a Blood-Hunter, builder, designer, very skilled in martial arts. He is the Architect of the Castle Charmeine.
I love “The Light-Bearer Series”
When I write, it’s just me and my characters in my head.
Enjoy the day!
- Who is she to you? from “SEDITIOUS” 4th Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido COMING SOON (emilyguido.com)
- Wicked Snippet of soon to be released… “SEDITIOUS” 4th novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido (emilyguido.com)
- SEDITIOUS… the 4th Novel of “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido (emilyguido.com)
AUTHOR SHERON PARRIS
Vampiric Short Story
“A Night of Frivolity”
When the daring Miss Clarke enters a gentlemen’s club in London on one cold day in January, the year 1714, she is met with a most cunning vampire who would only see her his before the night is through.
With several onlookers, unwanted solicitations, and the watching dark eyes of the mysterious Alexander upon her, Miss Patricia Clarke is forced before long to decide whether her desired night of frowned-upon fun is worth the trouble…and the blood…in A NIGHT OF FRIVOLITY.
5 STAR REVIEW OF
“A Night of Frivolity”
Truthfully, I don’t liken myself a fan of Anne Rice or even much period piece literature, so I went into this short story with mixed feelings. That being said, having finished the story – I have to say, I was impressed. Despite not being a fan of the genre, S.C. Parris still managed to captivate me with the style and prose of which it was written and delivered a really good and interesting tale. I’m not going to delve much into the storyline since it is a new release and I’m not looking to spoil, but I have to give props to anyone who can get me fully invested in a story, regardless of how long or short, in spite of having a pre-conceived stance on the genre of which it happens to reside. ANoF is a worthwhile read, not just for horror fans, but for readers in general. I recommend.
INTERVIEW WITH SHERON PARRIS
To start things off, how about you introduce yourself to readers who many not be familiar?
“I’m Sheron Sylvestre (pen name S.C. Parris), I live on Long Island with my family and my Siberian Husky. I’ve written stories and poems for as long as I can remember, had half-starts with stories when I was younger, and had a poem published in a book of students’ poetry in middle school. I’ve explored many avenues of art, such as drawing and the like, but the things that have stayed with me have been writing (books, poems, screenplays), and acting. I guess I’m just drawn to the written word – or at least story-telling.”
Who would you cite as your primary influences?
“Edgar Allan Poe jump-started my love of writing. His macabre, grim, yet beautiful way of penning a horror story/poem reached my adolescent heart in ways I didn’t even realize would influence me so directly. J.K. Rowling is, of course, another inspiration of mine as I’ve read her books since my mother pushed the first Harry Potter in my hands and told me it was okay to read. I believe it’s Misses Rowling that’s really inspired me to set aside the short stories and poems and delve into full-length stories. I also pick up bits and pieces from all authors’ works I read, far too many to name, of course.”
Why don’t you tell us, without spoiling anything, what your short story is about?
“A woman with a head for rebellion meets her match in a strange man on a night out in town.”
You actively chose to set the story in the 1700s. What was it about that era that you found so appealing?
“Ah, I’ve always been drawn to the cobble-stoned streets, gas-lit lamps, and horse drawn carriages that marked that period. There was always something magical about it and I guess I find it somehow easier to draw upon the world and characters that live (and thrive) in that time. I have been called an “old soul” by many.”
Recently the whole ‘vampire’ genre has undergone a complete makeover as a result of the Twilight series, and I think a lot would argue for the worse. Where do you stand on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series?
“I read New Moon first without knowing it was part of a series and there were many times that I literally threw the book across the room – I’m obviously not a fan of what Mrs. Meyer has “done” to the vampire genre. […] I believe that she hasn’t really done anything to the vampire genre – only put her own bizarre twist on these creatures and called them ‘vampire’. Regardless, there is something enigmatic about vampires, about the burdens they face, their lust for something they cannot possess freely – it’s all fascinating to me and it always has been. (My mother confessed to watching tons of vampire movies while I was still in the womb.)”
Where do you think your interest stemmed from?
“I believe my first (memorable) encounter with vampires was in the movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – I was equal parts horrified and enamored with the creature that wrapped so many around his long finger. The lore has stayed with me ever since.”
In your opinion, what do you consider the greatest vampire story ever told?
“As I’m not yet finished reading the original novel of Dracula by the one and only Bram Stoker, I can’t count it as one of the greatest ever told, though it sure is shaping up that way. Of all the vampire novels I’ve read and movies I’ve seen, I’m hard pressed to name one that’s stood out to me as the greatest ever told. If movies are allowed in this, I would say the movie adaptation of Interview with the Vampire has stuck with me as a great vampire story, though I haven’t read the original novel so I’m not certain how much weight that holds.”
Do you have any other writing projects coming up? What other genres do you like to explore?
“I have many. I’ve self-published two vampire/fantasy novels (The Dark World & The Immortal’s Guide) in the past two years and I’ve three more in that series due out soon. Besides those, I’ve many other projects lined up to be completed either this year or within the next two. One of those being a paranormal romance set in modern times currently entitled ‘Judgment’ and another that will be the start of a new series, a purely fantasy/adventure novel set around an assassin/mercenary and his band of hired men as they go around their deceptive world, doing the most untouchable work for the highest pay.”
WHERE CAN I BUY “A NIGHT OF FRIVOLITY”?
Author of The Dark World, and The Immortal’s Guide.
Vampiric Short Story, “A Night of Frivolity” set to be released, April 18th, 2013, from Before Sunrise Press.
She lives at home with her family and Siberian Husky, and attends college when not working and writing books.
*Other Pen Name for Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy/Contemporary/Fiction: Sheron Parris.
STALKER LINKS FOR SHERON PARRIS
WordPress Blog: http://sheronparris.wordpress.com/
PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY FEATURING YOU and YOUR BOOK!
Folks, I’m starting or trying to start a new promotion for my fellow authors. I hope to feature an author on my blog every Friday and/or when you need it. If you would like to be a guest, I would love to have you and please spread the word! Here are the things I need:
All I need are the standard requirements for a profile of an author
1. Cover pic or pics of the books you want to promote.
2. Bio with or without a Bio pic.
3. Synopsis of the book or books you would like to promote.
4. If you have a book trailer, that would be great!
5. Your Interview (I will send you questions if you wish), Character Interview, Guest Post or Snippet (around 500 words)
That’s it! Easy and FREE promotion for you! I have about 500 followers on WordPress. Facebook Fanpage over 4800. I also will Twitter the guest post, but I only have 1700 follows there.
Email me at email@example.com and say Pay It Forward Friday in Subject Line!
Lots of love, Emily
Okay folks… I had to re-post this review because I wax poetic about this past year as life is a tornado with little reprieves to take a breath… and a major birthday is coming.
Originally,I wrote the ONE big book “Charmeine” and self-published in January 2012. I had no knowledge of Publishing and because of that, getting reviews, was very hard. For all these reasons:
1. I didn’t know how to request reviews or where I should go.
2. My book “Charemine” was unedited and not formatted.
3. “Charmeine” was a monster book, 600 pages 150,000 words.
4. I had no publisher.
Since then, my publisher, PDMI Direct Publishing, split the book “Charmeine” into three = “Charmeine,” “Mactus,” and “Accendo.”
This review is one of the most important reviews I ever had. It was by a reviewer who didn’t know me and read my unedited large book in its entirety.
Originally reviewed in May, 2012
I started following http://emilyguido.com/
She is the author of “Charmeine,” the first book in the new “The Light Bearer Series.”
Everyday I would impatiently check my email waiting for another excerpt from her book “Charmeine.” When I found out that the next book in the series is going to be released soon, I decided that I needed to read the entire book, not just the snippets. So I purchased my copy (first book I’ve bought in ages) and started to read…
In Heaven, Charmeine and Tabbruis are worried. Charmeine, an Angel of Harmony, has a mission to provide harmony and peace in times of trouble. Lately she feels a serious drain on her power and her ability to provide harmony was lessening daily.
Tabbruis is the Angel of Self-Determination and is several levels higher than Charmeine. He allows us to use our free will and inspires us to think of new ways to do things. He must help an Archangel to have conviction in his beliefs and will therefore be unavailable to the family for most of the day. They are waiting to hear what the Prophecy will bring but neither believes it will be good news.
We then go back, back to a time before Tabbruis and Charmeine have met. When Tabbruis used another name and Charmeine had no idea who she really was or what her real name was. Back before love had finally made them complete.
Tabbruis is a Blood Drinker, a vampire. He believes his destiny is to walk earth always in need of blood. Human blood is best, but Tabbruis has learned to use wild animal blood instead to curb his craving. He can go out in sunlight, but prefers the darkness, he seldom sleeps, he is very wealthy and very handsome. People usually bend to his will with little or no problem. He prefers to be alone. The sound, the smell and the action of the sea calms him.
Charleen (aka Charmeine) has beautiful brown eyes and a very sweet nature. Summer is her favorite time of year, she loves the feel of sun on her skin. She learned Judo so she will never be a victim. She has never really dated and has never really been attracted to any man, and she has no interest in finding out why. She tries to tell herself she is happy but she knows that really she wants a man in her life, someone to share with. Charleen loves to go and watch the waves at the sea-shore. it’s very peaceful.
Tabbruis and Charleen meet. They stare deep into each others eyes, and they know. They have found the other half of themselves.
But will it be enough to overcome all the obstacles both known and unknown in their paths?
Can there be happiness between two such different creatures?
I am very satisfied with this story.
There were many things to like such as vampires, the supernatural, action scenes, good characters who throughout the book evolve and a very emotional romance involving two people of different races/cultures.
I did at times feel the writing was a little stilted (the kindle edition needs some editing) and that did affect the flow of the story.
Overall, this is a great read, and a terrific debut novel for Emily Guido!
I look forward to the next book in the series.
Welcome to FANGS and HEARTS week!
I had the pleasure of reviewing “Love Immortal” by acclaimed author Felicity Heaton for my blog.
She is one of my very favorite authors! I am privileged and honored to feature her today.
Indie publishing is really taking off and Felicity Heaton is an example of gold to be mined in these independent ventures.
She is a rocket that just keeps on climbing!
My Review of
By Felicity Heaton
Rescued from werewolves by the most breathtaking man she’s ever seen, Lauren is dragged into the fight of her life and a dark world she never knew existed. There, she discovers that she’s the latest reincarnation of a goddess and must drink the blood of her immortal protector, Julian, in order to reawaken and continue her three thousand year old mission to defeat Lycaon, the original werewolf.
With the help of Julian and an organisation of people with supernatural abilities, Lauren fights for her life, their future and the fate of mankind against Lycaon and his deadly army, but can she succeed when Lycaon has killed all of her predecessors?
Can she crack the armour around Julian’s heart and seize her happily forever after with him? And can Julian bring himself to trust Lauren with the fragments of his heart after everything he’s been through.
“Love Immortal” is a wonderful story which had me on the edge of my seat from the first page!
There was a lot of action and steamy romance to make you warm up to the characters Lauren and Julian instantly.
Lauren is a woman of steel will and determination. She is set on defeating the one enemy which has taken all her loved ones away.
Julian is a man who has the task of protecting Lauren. He is so damaged by the past and he does not allow sentiment inside his heart… until he meets Lauren.
The descriptions and the twists and turns Ms. Heaton uses made my heart thump! There are also poignant scenes in which you will need a hankie to wipe the tears away. I was enthralled with every word of this novel.
With all Romance novels I have read, I was not disappointed. It is a novel of great reward because it lived up to my hunger for Paranormal, Lusty Romance and Action-packed Adventure!
For this and much more, I give “Love Immortal” at whopping FIVE STARS!
This was the first book I have read by Felicity Heaton, and ever since, I have been hooked. I now read her novels with a voracious appetite. Buy the novel, you will not be sorry, I guarantee it!
This video reminds me of Lauren and Jillian
and how each were healed in their love!
Interview with Felicity Heaton
Hello Ms. Heaton and welcome!
Please tell us a little about how you became an Author?
First, I just want to slip in a quick thanks for having me here at the event and for interviewing me! I actually started out by writing fanfiction in 2003. I wrote that until, in 2005, an author friend of mine gave me a nudge in the direction of writing something original, with my own worlds and my own characters. I was nervous at first, but once I started writing, I was hooked. I only wanted to write original fiction then, and I think my career aspirations changed dramatically. I was e-published with a now defunct publishing house. I began writing in my spare time, clocking up around 20+ hours per week writing stories. At first, I was writing a collection of genres, including historical and contemporary romance. I migrated more and more towards paranormal romance though, as I am deeply in love with that genre and everything paranormal. Now, I just write paranormal romances with the occasional science fiction romance thrown in.
When you wrote “Love Immortal” was it a long time brewing for you? When you first chose to independently publish, what compelled you?
I actually wrote “Love Immortal” with the intention of grabbing myself an agent and a publishing deal. This was back in early 2009, and indie publishing and ebooks weren’t really going anywhere at the time. I had been an indie author since 2006, because myself and my friend felt that we could do just as good on our own as we could with an e-publisher. In 2008/2009, it looked as though I was never going to make a living from writing, and I had always aspired to see my books in print with a major publisher. Of course, in the time I was away from the internet and indie publishing working on Love Immortal and my proposals, everything took off! It was very delayed for us authors in the UK. Amazon didn’t open its doors to us until over a year after it was working with US authors. I think the rise of ebooks really changed my life and because I had been writing for so many years, I had an excellent back catalogue that I could put onto places like Amazon, Apple, Sony, Kobo and Barnes & Noble. I didn’t grab an agent with Love Immortal, so I decided I would e-publish it myself and stick with my indie author roots for a little longer. I still aspire to achieve my dream of a publishing contract with one of the big NYC publishing houses though, and this year I was lucky enough to get an NY agent and we’re working towards doing just that!
Vampires and Werewolves are an unusual combination; however, they are both creatures of the night. I’d expected some cliché material but was pleasantly surprised by unusual twists and turns. You have mystery and action adventure, romance and history all in a paranormal setting. Where did you get the inspiration for this book?
I’m never really sure where my inspiration for my books comes from. I’m often inspired by multiple things, and they can be really random or something small. Normally, it’s a song I hear, a conversation, a movie I watch, something I read, or just something that comes to me. The roots of “Love Immortal” are really quite random. I had been working for a company called Arcadia at the time and I knew the real Arcadia had been a part of ancient Greece, so I was looking it up and reading about it. I came across the story of Lycaon, a king cursed by Zeus because he tricked him into eating human flesh. Zeus cursed him to become a wolf and that if he abstained from human meat for 10 years, he would become human again. I wondered what would have happened if Lycaon had decided to embrace his new wolfish nature and run with it. “Love Immortal” was born then. I liked the idea of twisting the origins of vampires and werewolves, and bringing in Greek gods and mythology.
Who are your writing influences? Who do you like to read? What are you currently reading?
I’m not reading anything right now because I’m working on a book of my own, but I’ll be going away for a break soon and I’ll be catching up on my reading there. I really love to read Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and other paranormal romance authors. I don’t get much time to read though because I’m normally writing or editing one of my books, and find it best not to read then so I don’t pollute my voice or lose focus on my own story. When I do read, I’ll devour books like there’s no tomorrow.
I know you are very busy now but where do you see yourself in five years? Do you still hope to be writing full time?
I would love to still be writing full time in five years. I’ve been a full time author since March 2011, and it’s been fantastic! I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half already. I really hope that it will continue like this but I’m never one to count my chickens. I’m very cautious about things. I have plenty of books to write still, so hopefully the market will still be there for them, and I’ll also have my books in print with a major publisher.
Your next book is coming out soon. Any juicy tidbits you can share with us?
My next book is Bewitch. It’s the fifth book in my very popular Vampire Erotic Theater romance series. I’m not sure when it will be out. It will likely be January 2013 before I get the book completed and ready for release. I’ve just released “Her Demonic Angel”, which is the fifth book in my Her Angel series and I’m focused on marketing that book right now. It’s doing really well and now I’m under pressure to get the next book out!
Bewitch is Payne’s story. I can’t say too much about Payne other than he’s a very reclusive and distant vampire, with a very dark past. In his story, he’s helping out Andreu, the hero of Enslave, the fourth book in the series, with a problem he has. He has to head into the fae underworld, a place that he hates with all of his dark heart, and there he runs into a very sassy witch intent on bringing him to his knees.
I’ve been sharing sneak peeks at my blog: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/blog/category/romance-books/bewitch/
I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time out to be a guest on FANGS and HEARTS week on my blog!
About Felicity Heaton:
Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.
In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.
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