Friday, April 5, 2013

You want another Awakening snippet? Here you go!

John stood outside Sanaan's cell, steeling himself for what was coming.  Sanaan, for her part, watched him disinterestedly through the observation window, her expression unchanged.  The predator would wait forever for its opportunity, the outward calm it projected a clever facade for the unbridled rage that stormed within.  And now John--palms sweating, body shaking just a bit--was going to go in there and face her.

Awake, unsedated.  Fully aware and capable.  Likely to shred him in less time than it took to blink.

But there was no other way.  The predator was not about to listen to him while he stayed outside the cell.  He had to go in there, make it personal, appeal to the part of Sanaan that respected and loved him.  That meant his physical presence, terrifyingly close to her.

He took several deep breaths to try to calm himself.  It didn't work.  

Fuck it, I'm just going in.  If I die, at least I will have tried.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Not Your Everyday Vampire Story

I am going to take a moment to address my series, what it's about, and why it's written the way it is. The interview I had recently with Everything Mythology and Amaranthine, as well as some other happenings, got me thinking. And now I'm going to share those thoughts with all of you.

Whether you like the Twilight saga or not, it set off a chain of vampire romance novels, everything from Young Adult romance to some pretty heavy erotica. The current favorites seem to be adult romance with a little bit of erotica, and it seems that's what a lot of people think my books are about.

They're not.  The Amaranthine Blood series follows the story of Sanaan (pronounced Suh-NAHN, because I keep getting asked, LOL), who is, yes, a vampire, but most importantly, she is a person. She has real-person issues that have only been exacerbated by the fact that she is a vampire, and therefore has had much more time to dwell on her real-person issues than normal folks. She does not hate the fact she's a vampire, she does not curse the fact she's a vampire, nor does she seek out nubile teen boys to fall in love with.