Tuesday, July 26, 2016

An Inside Look at… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover




Hi everyone,

My latest contemporary paranormal, Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover, is a different type of romance. For starters, the novella is told in the first person from the hero’s point of view. The story also makes use of a setting where you don’t normally find vampires—the beach! 

I got the idea for the story while sitting on a nearly deserted beach at the end of the summer season. (I’m not a beach person, but I was there with my husband, a surfer.) As I sat there watching the few people milling around, I wondered: “What if a vampire went to the beach? And what if she fell in love with a surfer?” 

I liked the idea of contrasting typical sun worshipping beachgoers and surfers with a darkness-loving elusive vampire. Besides, what could be more mismatched than a die-hard surfer falling in love with a nocturnal blood-drinker?

I started toying with ideas and knew that although the book is about a vampire, I wanted to keep the central focus on Brian and Anya’s relationship and not on the ‘bloodier’ aspects of vampirism (show her feeding, etc.) There’s a fine line when blending horror and romance into paranormal romance. Too much gore or a “too terrifying” creature can snap the readers (and the characters) out of the romance and into a full-on horror story. 

When I wrote the book I made sure that the love scenes were highly sensual and almost surreal. Aside from being a vampire, Anya is a woman with needs, and she makes sure Brian satisfies them. I don’t remember how I was inspired to have the story told by Brian, but it worked. Readers and reviewers like the first-person aspect—it pulls you into a story that would seem unbelievable.

Several people have asked me if it’s hard to write horror and romance. Not really. I enjoy it. Writing horror allows me to change up my writing style, use different settings, and create characters you wouldn’t find in a romance. My horror stories are more psychological/spooky/creepy than gory, and I like to explore darker plots and not always give the characters a happy ending (as I do in my romances).

Here’s the book summary and links:

Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover

The moment Brian spotted Anya sitting on the moonlit beach, he was hooked. Beautiful, smart, and sexy, Anya was the girl of his dreams. She didn’t mind that he spent the hot summer days riding the ocean waves, because once the sun set, he belonged to her—all night long!

Everything is perfect between them—until Brian discovers Anya’s shocking secret. Can Brian give up the sun, sand, and surf to be with the woman he loves?

Read Brian’s first-hand account of their unusual love story in… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover.


Order your copy of Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover here:


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If you’re looking for a summer romance, I hope you’ll check out Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover. If vampire love stories aren’t your thing, visit my Amazon author page or website to catch up on all of my romances in other genres.

Happy Reading,
Kelli


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 95 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels.
In 2016 Kelli began re-releasing her romances previously published by Amber Quill Press. Visit her website and blog for a full title list, book summaries, and other information as it becomes available. Look for her Medallion Press historical western romance, Lies, Love & Redemption, coming in September. 

Her writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative non-fiction guide based on her 15 years of experience as a writer. It’s filled with writing exercises and helpful tips all authors can use.

If you like to be scared, check out Kelli’s horror ebooks: Dead Til Dawn and Kropsy’s Curse.
Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor

Visit her website, www.KelliWilkins.com to learn more about all of her writings, read book excerpts, reviews, and more. Readers can sign up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb.







Monday, July 18, 2016

New Release: Confessions of a Vampire's Lover





Hi everyone!


Today I'm sharing a look at my latest romance, Confessions of a Vampire's Lover. This sizzling contemporary paranormal is a bit different from your usual vampire love story - it's a summer romance where a vampire falls in love at the beach!


Here's the summary and links:


Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover


The moment Brian spotted Anya sitting on the moonlit beach, he was hooked. Beautiful, smart, and sexy, Anya was the girl of his dreams. She didn’t mind that he spent the hot summer days riding the ocean waves, because once the sun set, he belonged to her—all night long!


Everything is perfect between them—until Brian discovers Anya’s shocking secret. Can Brian give up the sun, sand, and surf to be with the woman he loves?


Read Brian’s first-hand account of their unusual love story in… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover!


 Order your copy here:











Next week on the blog, I'll be sharing an inside look at the making of this super-hot novella.


Until then, happy reading...


Kelli


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Look at the Hathor Legacy series - Books 1 & 2





Hi everyone,

Last week, I shared a spotlight on Deborah A. Bailey’s newest book in the Hathor Legacy series, Hathor Legacy: Revelations.

Today I’m featuring a look back at books 1 and 2: Hathor Legacy: Outcast and Hathor Legacy: Burn.

Here are the book summaries and links:

Hathor Legacy: Outcast

On the planet Hathor, a powerful group called the Guardians serves as the security force for Novacorp, the corporation that runs Hathor with its ruthless monopoly. Nadira, as one of the most powerful Guardians, is expected to use her intuition and telekinetic powers to keep the capital city safe from thieves and intruders.

Jonathan Keel, son of a mine CEO on the nearby planet, Astarte, is wealthy, privileged and used to getting what he wants. When his father goes missing after a robbery and explosion at the mine, he defies the authorities and heads to Hathor to search for him and for the robbers.

Security is on high alert and Nadira is charged with protecting Jon. She rescues him from an vicious attack and discovers that the Guardians have another agenda that has nothing to do with solving the crime.

Jonathan finds evidence of his father's possible involvement, while his attraction to Nadira forces her to confront all she has known about being a Guardian, especially the rule to put duty before her personal feelings.

Struggling with their growing desires, and chased by company security, Jon and Nadira flee the city. But solving the crime leads them to endure betrayals from the people closest to them, as secrets are revealed that not only link their pasts but also threaten to destroy Jon's family and separate him from Nadira forever.

Order your copy here:


Hathor Legacy: Burn
On the planet Hathor, an old threat re-emerges that may destroy the fragile alliance between the Guardians and Novacorp. When Nadira is called to investigate a rash of fires throughout the city, she discovers the Deshtu, another group with PSI powers who have been purposely kept in the shadows.

Working to uncover the source of the fires, Nadira learns the brutal truth about the origin of the Guardians. The Guardian Elders have plans to make Nadira more powerful, and she may be forced to sever her psychic connection to Jonathan Keel.

When an unexpected ally gives Jonathan information about the Deshtu that connects them to the fires, he becomes a convenient scapegoat for the opposing factions. Nadira puts her life on the line to solve the crime, while the Elders make their move to remove Jonathan from her life forever.

As time runs out, the Guardians prepare for a clash with Novacorp that could plunge the planet into chaos, and a final betrayal forces Nadira to risk everything to save herself and Hathor.

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For a full listing of all of Deborah’s books, visit her Amazon author page:


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Happy Reading!
Kelli

Monday, July 4, 2016

New sci-fi romance release - Hathor Legacy: Revelations





Hi everyone!

This week, the talented Deborah A. Bailey is spotlighting her newest book in the Hathor Legacy series of sci-fi romances, Hathor Legacy: Revelations

I’ve enjoyed the first two books in the series and look forward to reading book three. Here’s the summary and a brief excerpt.

Happy Reading,

Kelli



Hathor Legacy: Revelations – Book Three of the Hathor Legacy Series

An enemy returns to spark new tensions between the Guardians and Novacorp. In the midst of the crisis, Nadira is given information about her parents that threatens to destroy her relationship to the Guardians and to Jonathan.

While Nadira searches for answers, Jonathan is enticed into the hedonistic world of the Novacorp executive class. His entertainment club attracts the elite of Hathor, but his notoriety comes with a price.

The worlds of the Guardians and Novacorp are put on a collision course where only one side may come out on top. Nadira is called on to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the legacy of the First Families, the original settlers of Hathor, while Guardians, Kasema and Deshtu PSI groups are faced with the choice to unite or be brought completely under Novacorp control.

Old scores are settled and long-hidden truths are revealed, and at the end, Nadira and Jonathan’s relationship—and their world—will never be the same.


A Brief Excerpt…
The shuttle terminal was crowded as usual, and all Nadira wanted was to get back to the quiet of the apartment. She'd left Jon a message, and was surprised he hadn't answered. Reaching out to him through their connection hadn't worked. Sometimes it didn't, particularly if one of them was tired or stressed. She was both at this point.

As she was walked past the arcade of shops, pings of energy ran up and down her neck. She opened her awareness to scan the people around her, picking up emotions and thoughts that hit her from all directions. With all the activity, it was hard to narrow it down to any one person. Emotions flowed like powerful waves on the beach, slamming into her, then receding as she picked up the next wave.

Then she felt it.  A familiar energy closing in on her. Not Jonathan. Someone was tracking her with the intensity of a stunner blast hitting a target.

Nadira spun around and jumped back when she saw Zina. What the hell did she want?

"Zina! Why are you following me?" Nadira asked as she grabbed her bag and held it close to her body. Her reaction had been so sudden, the travel bag had swung around and hit her in the stomach.

"Come with me. Now." Zina grabbed her arm. "I'm trying to help you. Let's go over there by the public coms."

"What are you talking about? Help me?" Nadira pulled away. "What's wrong with you?"

Zina grabbed her again and dug her nails into Nadira's flesh. "Look, we don't want security involved. Move!" she hissed, her breath hot against Nadira's ear.


Order your copy of Hathor Legacy: Revelations here:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hathor-Legacy-Revelations-Deborah-Bailey-ebook/dp/B01HHKY8CG


 Missed the first two books in the series? Read more about them here:

Hathor Legacy: Outcast: https://www.amazon.com/Hathor-Legacy-Outcast-Deborah-Bailey-ebook/dp/B00FZ1MEX0?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc

Hathor Legacy: Burn: https://www.amazon.com/Hathor-Legacy-Burn-Deborah-Bailey-ebook/dp/B00LW95G7K?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc


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About the Author
Deborah A Bailey's Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat. Her books include the Hathor Legacy science fiction romance series and the Family Pride shapeshifter paranormal romance series.

Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers' Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in her short story collection, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. She's also the author of three non-fiction books, and articles for various online publications.