AOTW- Angela Corbett

Angela Corbett

About the Author:
Angela Corbett graduated from Westminster College with a double major in communication and sociology. She started working as a reporter for her local newspaper when she was sixteen and won awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She has also done freelance writing. In addition to writing, she works as a director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and listening to U2. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

Interview with Angela Corbett

Angela Corbett is author of the new novel Eternal Starling that has been hailed as “..An amazing debut..”  —Jennifer Murgia, author of Angel Star and Lemniscate And  “..filled with a unique mythology, breathtaking romance, and two drool-worthy men.” —Lani Woodland, author of Intrinsical and Indelible

Holly: Hi Angela and thank you for being here! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Angela Corbett: Hi Holly! Thanks for having me! I'm a vegetarian, my favorite holiday is Halloween, and in junior high, my mom made me wear a bright pink bunny costume complete with a giant bunny head in the town Christmas parade. My crush was riding in the caroling sleigh behind me, watching my bunny tail the whole way down Main Street. I've never forgiven her.

Holly: When and how did your interest in writing begin?

Angela Corbett: I started writing poetry in elementary school and had my first poem published in a magazine when I was 11. I wrote a lot of short stories when I was a teenager, then fell in love with journalism. I studied journalism in college and did some freelance writing, but a few years after college, I realized how much I missed writing fiction. When I got the idea for Eternal Starling, I knew being an author was what I wanted to do.

Holly: I was reading your fun facts on your site and I could not pass this up, do you mind if I ask why you became terrified of Dr. Who? (I am not judging mind you; that show scared the crap out of me when I was little as well! >.<)

Angela Corbett: LOL! No one has asked me this before! When I was 5, I saw an episode of Dr. Who that had a scary, giant, bigfoot-like creature with bright red eyes. It completely traumatized me. For a while, I was scared of the color red, then I was just scared of anything with red eyes. The theme music still haunts me, and I can’t watch the show.

Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your new novel Eternal Starling?

Angela Corbett: Evie Starling is a stubborn, independent girl who meets two guys who tell her they're her soul mates. She mostly thinks they're insane, but when things start happening that they seem to have answers to, she has to consider they might not be as nuts as she thought.

Holly: What was your inspiration for this novel?

Angela Corbett: I knew I wanted to write an eternal love story, but I wanted to create my own mythology and make it different than anything I’d read before. I saw a TV show about reincarnation and realized it would be perfect for the love story I wanted to write. Then one day I was driving in my car and heard Gavin Rossdale’s song, “Love Remains the Same” on the radio. Everything fell into place in my head and I started writing Eternal Starling that night!

Holly: Do you think you will move to writing in other genres?

Angela Corbett: I love writing YA, but I also enjoy writing mysteries. I can guarantee that anything I write will always have romance though.

Holly: Do you have any plans for another book or books in 2012?

Angela Corbett: I’m working on the second book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy right now!

Holly: Where can we purchase your novel, Eternal Starling?

Angela Corbett: You can buy it on Amazon,, and

Holly: Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?

Angela Corbett: Just that I’ve been overwhelmed by all the support and the people who have emailed to tell me they love Eternal Starling! Knowing people like the first book so much makes it a lot of fun to work on book 2. I really have the best fans in the world!

Holly: Are you reading any interesting books at the moment?

Angela Corbett: I’m about to start Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and excited to read it!

Books by Angela Corbett
Eternal Starling

Find Angela at: Her Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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"A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them.

Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war."

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AOTW- Lenore Wolfe

Lenore Wolfe

About the Author:

Lenore grew up in Montana, and Alaska, and currently lives in central US. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, holds a BA in Sociology, from the University of Northern Colorado, with a minor in writing and is a student of the Shaman path.

Interview with Lenore Wolfe

Lenore Wolfe is author of a couple titles, to name a few; Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk, Doorway to the Triquetra and The Fallen One.

Holly: Hello, Lenore and thank you for being here! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Lenore Wolfe: Well, I was born in Montana and grew up between there and Alaska. I’m the mother of four grown children, three boys and one girl. I have 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. LOL, I’m a very young grandmother.:) I have so blessed with such beautiful grandchildren. I’m a full time author, and I draw, paint and sculpt when I’m not writing.

Holly: Do you remember when and how your love for writing began?

Lenore Wolfe: Yes. I always loved historical romances, and I kept thinking I can do that. I wrote Dark Warrior in my twenties, and then sat on it for nearly 20 more years. I always had this burning drive inside of me. I kept thinking that I was supposed to be a writer, but I was busy raising kids, living on the mountain. And even when I got off the mountain, I went to college for 7 years. Yet the idea that I should be writing wouldn’t leave me alone. It was kind of torturous actually. I’m a very emotional, deep and passionate person, so it became my lifeline to journal.

Then one day I realized something. How could I tell my children to reach for their dreams if I wasn’t reaching for mine? How could they believe—if I didn’t?

So I went after my dreams.

I love to write, paint, draw and sculpt. And I love to sing and dance. So I have several books in the works. I’m going to sing some songs and put them on Youtube, just to fulfill that dream, LOL, not because I’m that great as singing. I’m releasing my site in a few months for my paintings. (I’m painting angels right now. I plan to paint faeries, and then paint Goddesses). And maybe I’ll try out for a fitness competition so I can dance….

Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your first novel, and the first in the Dark Cloth series, a Historical Romance called Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk?

Lenore Wolfe: Dark Warrior is about a boy named Hawk, who grew up knowing the betrayal of someone he should have been able to trust. And through that betrayal, he gained another very powerful enemy.

He shares mystical visions with a woman he has spent other lifetimes with. They are destined to spend this lifetime together, too, but his enemy, McCandle, has other plans. He has killed Mandy’s father, and is determined to force her into marriage, thereby gaining control of her father’s lands.

Holly: What was your inspiration for this novel and its characters?

Lenore Wolfe: My father was an old mountain man. He grew up around the old cowboys, the ones who didn’t appreciate all the change. He wrote a wonderful novel, Kootenai Charlie, during the time I was writing Dark Warrior. I’d like to think I inspired him to do so, but, however he came about it, it shows his love for the land, the mountains and the Wild West. He instilled this love in me.

So it was the combination of my love for historical romance and the old stories of the west that inspired me to write To Tame a Wild Hawk. I later dubbed it, Dark Warrior.

Holly: Do you have plans for a second novel in this series anytime in the immediate future?

Lenore Wolfe: Yes. I plan to write Jake’s story, White Wolf’s story and Cord’s story.

Holly: Your second novel, Doorway to the Triquetra is an Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance and the first book in your Children of Atlantis Series. Can you tell us a little about this novel and the world you have created?

Lenore Wolfe: I’ve always loved Native American lore. I’m a student of old shaman beliefs and some pagan traditions too. These inspired the idea behind Doorway of the Triquetra. In Ireland and Scotland, etc, there is still a very real belief in the Fae. We’ve lost a lot of these stories, but they are very much alive in some places. So I took the ideas of the old folklore and brought them to life.

Holly: Historical Romance to Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance is kind of a big change, was it just that this novel went in a new direction or did you set out to writing an Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance?

Lenore Wolfe: I wanted to intertwine the old folklore into our modern culture, because we’ve lost a lot of our belief in a spirit world. It was still very much alive in our grandparents, so I had to take it all the way to the modern day era.

Holly: When do you expect book two will be published?

Lenore Wolfe: I’m hoping to publish the second book, Jaguar Witch, in the early spring.

Holly: You have a new book scheduled for publication this coming January called, The Fallen One, a new book in your Son of the Dark Mother series, which is a sister series of your Children of Atlantis. Can you tell us a little bit about this book?

Lenore Wolfe: Justice and Jes are both members of an ancient race of the Jaguar People. Justice, and his sisters, grew up preparing for a war, foretold by an ancient prophesy. This war would tell the future of mankind, but it would also tell the future of the other races who live on this earth, the ones with whom the human race is oblivious.

This war is a war between the old factions of vampires and the new ones who simply want the power to rule and dominate. But it is also a war with whom a very old and evil power has been setting up for the past several hundred years, perhaps even much longer. They have been slowly setting people into position, but since the human race dies off so quickly, they do not see the subtle changes taking place, changes that are placing these evil beings into position to take power.

The old races live much longer, so they have been preparing for such a war. If they lose, everything on Earth, as we know it, will change. The humans will become the livestock to a whole other race—a race who lives right here on earth and other races will become their slaves.

The prophesy must be fulfilled….through four dark princes who must save mankind.

Holly: Which came first to you, the character(s), plot idea or other?

Lenore Wolfe: The characters. LOL, I have never liked vampire novels, until this novel. This one actually inspired me to read some others. I started out to write about a member of the Jaguar People who was forced to change too early, and the next thing I know Dracon is introducing himself to the story.

I don’t like war, and the next thing I know, I have whole factions of Jaguar People and old Vamps, going to war with rogue vampires. <grin> It’s amazing where these stories take you. I write just to see what happens next.:)

Holly: Your books are published by Triquetra Press Publications. Can you tell us a little bit about Triquetra Press Publications?

Lenore Wolfe: I do run it. I am hoping that as I get to know more and more about the publishing industry, and hopefully make my books be successful, that I will be able to help other Indie authors to become successful too. J

Holly: Can we expect anymore works from you in the coming year?

Lenore Wolfe: I have a very young adult series, The Realm of the Elemental Witch, and The Realm of the Jaguar Witch, coming out this spring. The first book is from the Realm of the Elemental Witch, is called Fire Sprite. Water Sprite will be released later in the spring.

I will also be releasing the 2nd book of the Sons of the Dark Mother, Embraced by Shadow in the late spring or early summer. This book is about Dracon’s story. And somewhere in the early spring I will release the 2nd book of The Children of Atlantis, Jaguar Witch.

Holly: Are you perhaps working on anything at the moment?

Lenore Wolfe: Yes. I’m working on my own story which will fall under four books of the series, Her Broken Wings Could Fly, and as soon as I release The Fallen One, I’ll start working on Fire Sprite and Jaguar Witch.:)

Holly: Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?

Lenore Wolfe: Never give up on your dreams, whatever they are. When you stop dreaming, you die inside, and then your body follows. And never stop believing.

Holly: Do you think any authors have influenced you or your writing style? If so who and why?

Lenore Wolfe: Johanna Lindsay influenced my historical romance tremendously. Her men were just so hot.:) But I seem to be a world upon myself with the paranormal fantasy/dark fantasy. They even have quite a bit of paranormal romance in them. I’d have to say the largest influence in these is the idea of the spirit world, the idea of all the old fairy tales, all over the earth, and where they all came from, and the idea that we might be very arrogant to always believe we are the only race in existence.

From there I just ask, what if?

Books by Lenore Wolfe
Dark Warrior
Doorway to the Triquetra

Coming Soon
The Fallen One (Son of the Dark Mother #1)--Expected Publication Date: January 2012
Triquetra Doorway (A Realm of the Jaguar Witch novel)--Expected Publication Date: January 2012
Fire Sprite ( A Realm of the Elemental Witch Novel)--Expected Publication Date: February 8, 2012
Water Sprite ( A Realm of the Elemental Witch Novel)--Expected Publication Date: May 2, 2012
Her Broken Wings--Expected Publication Date: Spring 2012

Find Lenore:
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Lenore Wolfe has offered to giveaway one eBook copy of her novel Doorway of the Triquetra and two eBook copies of her up-coming release The Fallen One, A Son of the Dark Mother Novel! 

Book Descrption:

Through the ancient power of the medallion, the Triquetra, Mira is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound--to four immortal men.

Book Descrption:

An ancient race and a prophesy fortells of four dark princes, the sons of the dark mother, who will rise up with a nation of old vamps to stop the rogue factions from ruling over mankind. Justice is the first in that prophesy, from the ancient Jaguar People. He is the Prince of Fire. Jess is one of the three sisters of the Jaguar witches who must help him to stop these factions of rogue vamps--or none of their lives will ever be the same.

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AOTW- Larry Kahn

Larry Kahn

About the Author:
Larry Kahn, the author of The Jinx and King of Paine, successfully negotiated the fast-paced world of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for twenty years, first at a major New York law firm and then at an Atlanta Fortune 500 company. He penned The Jinx while on sabbatical in 1999 and is now devoted to writing fiction full time. Many of his more cynical legal clients and associates have accused him of writing fiction full time for many years. He resides in Atlanta with his family.

Larry developed a keen interest in social issues while attending Yale Law School, an idealistic spirit that continues to spice his novels. The vision of a colorblind America in his political thriller The Jinx led to endorsements by leaders of the ACLU, National Urban League and Artists Against Racism. And as the Baby Boomer generation scatters about the country, King of Paine envisions a renewed emphasis on family and tradition in which Americans create for their venerable elders, and ultimately themselves, a peaceful place to die.

Website and blog:

Interview with Larry Kahn

Larry Kahn is the author of The Jinx and King of Paine.

Holly: Hello Larry! Would you care to tell us a little bit about yourself?

Larry Kahn: I'm a thriller/suspense writer who spent 20 years masquerading as an attorney. Remnants from those two decades of "research" tend to show up in my novels. I live in suburban Atlanta with my wife and have two sons graduating Georgia State University this spring.

Holly: How and when did you start writing?

Larry Kahn: I wrote for my college newspaper, the Albany Student Press, and took a writing class every year. After law school, I limited myself mostly to legal writing--mergers and acquisitions work can be demanding--but I was always scribbling notes for my novel on little scraps of paper, dreaming.

Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your first novel The Jinx?

Larry Kahn: A young estate lawyer discovers a cryptic poem among his murdered client's possessions that hints at a 160-year vendetta against the American presidency. His skepticism wanes when he discovers an unusual phenomenon--the presidents elected every twenty years from 1840 through 1960 died in office, and Ronald Reagan barely survived an assassination attempt. His perilous journey leads him to the answer to his question: is the poem merely a dead man's wacky conspiracy theory or is a powerful cabal primed to claim the White House as vengeance for their ancestor’s death?
Holly: What was your inspiration for this novel?

Larry Kahn: My high school Civics teacher joked about the "20-Year Jinx" as the 1980 presidential campaign approached. It intrigued me, and when President Reagan was shot in 1981 the notion of a multi-generational conspiracy took root in my mind. I finally wrote the novel while on sabbatical in 1998-1999 so that it could be published before the 2000 presidential election.

Holly: Which came first the plot or the characters?

Larry Kahn: While my characters drove the plot forward as I wrote, I formulated the central ideas for the plot before the characters were cast. I searched for a protagonist who could unearth the conspiracy in a natural manner, without relying on coincidence, yet still a rare enough occurrence to explain why nobody else had ever stumbled upon it. When a raw trusts & estates lawyer, Benjamin Franklin Kravner, interviewed for the role, I knew his rookie mistake would lead to discovery of the critical clue among a dead client's sealed papers.

Holly: Is The Jinx the first full length novel you wrote or just the first to be published?

Larry Kahn: It was the first novel. Several prior works of fiction remain unpublished and are stamped "Legal Memorandum."

Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your novel that was released in July this year, King of Paine?

Larry Kahn: King of Paine is a sexy, fast-paced suspense novel filled with characters who grapple with a range of intriguing end-of-life issues while everything they care about is at stake. The story follows two investigations, Special Agent Frank Paine's pursuit of a stalker committing a series of kinky Internet crimes and a reporter tracking the disappearance of wealthy senior citizens across the nation. Both paths lead to a hidden enclave where a brilliant biochemist harbors a deadly secret. Somebody is going to die there, and it may be Frank Paine's soulmate. Or him.

Frank tried to maintain calm, no easy feat for a control freak threatened by imminent destruction of a vital organ. He could handle a robbery. Everybody knew their roles. The thief waves the gun menacingly, takes the money, runs. The tough-guy victim stays cool, studies the perp’s face for later retribution, hands over his wallet with a defiant sneer. Nobody gets hurt. Egos remain more or less intact.

But now, unfamiliar with the ethos of the deep South, a series of dark questions reeled through his mind. How does a redneck obtain satisfaction for the sexual humiliation of his baby “sistuh”? Dueling banjos at dusk? A catfish eatin’ contest? Frank shook off the impulse to ask, “Is that a gun jabbed in my back or are you just glad to see me?” Midtown Atlanta wasn’t north Georgia mountain country, but no point inviting a Deliverance moment for the sake of one last irreverent wisecrack.

He recalled Jolynn had two older brothers, a lawyer and a construction worker. He hoped providence dealt him the lawyer. They tended to think through consequences and were less likely to act impulsively on pure emotion.

“You Josh or Zack?” Frank asked. “I’m with the FBI now. Check my ID. Inside coat pocket. Assaulting a federal officer is a felony.”

“Dang, a felony.”

A denim-clad left arm swung around Frank’s body and patted him down, leaving the credentials but lifting his gun from its holster. Then the force was withdrawn from his kidney, and a metal pipe clattered to the ground a few yards behind them.

“We’re pourin’ concrete tomorrow at a site ’bout a mile down West Peachtree. Don’t reckon it’s a felony if they never find a body. Any last words, movie star?”

Frank cursed his bad fortune. The construction worker, Zack. So this is how the movie ends. A scriptwriter might find something right, almost poetic, about his death at the hands of Jolynn’s surrogate, but he preferred a less dramatic way to fix the heart he had broken.

But how should he play it? He recalled Woody Woodbridge’s advice in the hallway at the Four Seasons. Slow everything down in your mind.

He sucked in a deep breath, thought about his opponent, how he might react to various strategies. The man built shit with his hands, danced on steel girders hundreds of feet above the city without a net. A mental image of Lee Fields added his two cents. Play it tough, Frankie Boy. Earn his respect.

He clenched his fist. “Tell Jo I always—”

He whirled and landed a roundhouse to the ribs. “—loved her.”

Hand stinging, Frank bounced on his toes like a boxer, poised to deliver another blow if Zack wanted to duke it out. The big guy’s surprise showed in his blue eyes, the only feature he shared with his kid sister. He looked like a denim gorilla. An angry denim gorilla with a forty-five caliber, FBI-issued Glock.

Frank recalled the famous scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where an Arabian swordsman dazzles Indiana Jones with his ferocious blade work until Harrison draws his pistol and slays him with a smirk and a single shot. Maybe we should’ve thought this plan all the way through, old man. His mental image of Lee Fields shrugged. That’s why we have rewrites, Frankie Boy.

As Zack raised the gun, Frank braced for a bullet to the head, jaw thrust out, eyes unflinching. If he was going to die, it would be like a man. Like Travolta taking a cruise missile in the chest in Broken Arrow, the only decent piece of work that screwball Scientologist ever shot.

Frank stared down the barrel of the gun, breathing hard, sweat drenching his underarms. If the bastard didn’t shoot soon, he thought his heart might explode first. “Do it!” he shouted. “Kill me if you think it’ll fix Jo!”

Holly: How did you come up with the idea for the plot and characters featured in this novel?

Larry Kahn: I could write an entire guest post on my inspirations for the plot. In fact, I did, and it will appear on CMash Loves to Read next Monday, December 19th. I can tell you an interesting bit of gossip about the characters. Frank Paine was not originally cast as the protagonist. The book was originally entitled Come Into My Web and featured the hero from The Jinx, Ben Kravner. I completed the novel (a finalist in a reputable novel contest), but then scrapped it because Ben didn't have the heft to carry the story as an FBI agent. I decided to go for a Hollywood upgrade, casting a former action hero in the lead role, and the results were amazing. Frank Paine brought some sizzle to the FBI, and his kinky past drives the rewritten plot. The moment of inspiration when I fired my old friend Ben was the moment this book went from an also-ran to a winner.

Holly: What did you find was the hardest and easiest part of writing King of Paine?

Larry Kahn: The hardest part was trying to paint Frank Paine, a deeply flawed man, as a protagonist readers can root for (almost as hard as trying not to end this sentence with a preposition). He did a bad, bad thing, but he'd give up his life to earn forgiveness from the woman he still loves. I hope his appealing qualities--remorse, integrity, courage, love of a strong woman--will ultimately win readers' hearts.

What I'm told I do best, and I suppose comes easiest to me, is maintain a fast pace. I try not to bog down in excessive description and back story. I follow the "fly on the wall" rule for dialogue--if I wouldn't be interested in eavesdropping on the conversation, I keep it off the pages. Every scene is designed to propel the story forward and build suspense. I want readers to be engaged and solve the case along with Frank.

Holly: Can we expect anything else from you in the future?

Larry Kahn: I'm writing, but don't expect me to churn out a book every few months like some e-book authors do. Much of the fun of writing for me comes from crafting intricate plots and researching relevant social issues, and I refuse to release a book without careful editing. All of that takes time.

Holly: Are you working on anything at the moment?

Larry Kahn: I'm still researching and outlining Hostile Takeover, a conspiracy thriller involving a plot by Asian sovereign investment funds to acquire vital U.S. companies and improperly influence the government. My fear is that it will become a true crime story before I'm done.

Holly: Where can we purchase your novels?

Larry Kahn: Both are available in e-book and print editions at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Holly: Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?

Larry Kahn: Happy holidays! Everybody's invited over to my place for a virtual beer and a complimentary chance to win a new Kindle Touch 3G before Christmas.

Holly: On your page it says that some of your writing influences are Frederick Forsyth, John Grisham, Greg Iles and Ayn Rand. Can you tell us which books by theses author specifically or what they all have in common that make them so influential to you?

Larry Kahn: The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, because I read it at an impressionable age and loved the way the author hid the critical clue in plain sight. When the protagonist revealed whodunit, I felt awe and not at all cheated. That's a lesson I hope I apply in my writing--I want the reader to feel the suspense, struggling to solve critical puzzles along with the protagonist but then doing a classic palm slap to the forehead when the twist is revealed. "Damn, I should have seen that!"

The Firm by John Grisham, because the author showed that lawyers and the issues they address can thrill.
24 Hours and several other novels by Greg Iles, because they demonstrate how erotic undertones can spice a smart thriller.

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, because the author proved that intelligence can be sexy, that suspense can be created with words as well as actions, and that fiction can be a medium for political philosophy. I think her philosophy is flawed, but that's another topic I could write an entire essay about.

Holly: Thank you so much for including Full Moon Bites in your blog tour and being here with us today!

Books by Larry Kahn
The Jinx
King of Paine

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Larry Kahn has offered to giveaway one autographed trade paperback edition of King of Paine, plus two ebooks.

A desperate patient. A rumored cure. How far would you go to find the fountain of youth?

King of Paine is a sexy, fast-paced suspense novel filled with characters who grapple with a range of intriguing end-of-life issues while everything they care about is at stake. The story follows two investigations, Special Agent Frank Paine's pursuit of a stalker commiting a series of kinky Internet crimes and a reporter tracking the disappearance of wealthy senior citizens across the nation. Both paths lead to a hidden enclave where a brilliant biochemist harbors a deadly secret. Somebody is going to die there, and it may be Frank Paine's soulmate. Or him.

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AOTW- Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton

About the Author:
Independent Romance Author writing under the names of Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. I primarily write paranormal romance, including vampire romance, werewolf romance, shape-shifter romance and angel romances. I also write dark fantasy / urban fantasy romances involving witches and demons, as well as writing science fiction romances.

All of my ebooks are available via Amazon Kindle, Sony, iBookstore and Barnes & Noble.

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Interview with Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton is author of over forty works to list a few; the Her Angel series, the Vampires Realm series, Heart of Darkness, Love Immortal, Forbidden Blood, and Sons of Lyra & Daughters of Lyra series’.

Holly: Hello Felicity and thank you for being here! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Felicity Heaton: Absolutely. I’ve been writing since 2005, and penned my first paranormal romance in 2006 when I turned indie. Since then, I’ve been writing constantly and self-publishing my novels. I’m dedicated to providing quality reads so you can often find me reading books on writing and editing, improving my skill-set so I can continue to give readers great books and amazing worlds that will sweep them away. I adore world-building, the larger and grander the better, and I’m becoming known for writing paranormal romance books that are packed with passion, intense emotion that moves readers, description that makes the book play out like a movie in your mind, and kick-ass fight scenes!

I have to say that I’m pleased to have such a brand as I’ve always said that I write movies in book form, and I always picture everything in my mind when I’m writing it. I love to write about vampires, but have recently added angels to my list of favourite species and also enjoy writing shape-shifters and werewolves, as well as demons and witches. I do like to write science fiction romances too, but I’ve been on a paranormal kick for the past two years so I haven’t penned any new sci-fi romances recently.

As you mentioned in the introduction, I have written over forty stories. They vary in length from short stories to epic novels and trilogies. I’ve also written a wide selection of genres, but have come to focus on my two favourites—paranormal romance and science fiction romance.

Holly: When did your interest begin and how?

Felicity Heaton: My interest in writing probably began when I was reading as a tween. I loved fantasy novels, classic romances, and horror novels. I have a very active imagination so I used to dream up a world of vampires that I was a part of in order to escape boredom when walking to and from school, and even in some classes. That’s when I began making my own characters at least. A few years later in school, I wrote the opening chapter of a gothic horror for an English assignment. My teacher read it to the class as a great example, which completely embarrassed me but it also inspired me to keep writing. Since I was only a teen, I drifted away from it. I got back into writing in 2003 and haven’t stopped since then.

Holly: You first published with Linden Bay Romance but then moved away in 2006 and have been self-publishing since. Do you mind if I ask why you decided to self-publish?

Felicity Heaton: Going indie was a decision I made based on a lot of factors. I was talking to another author at the time and we were chatting about what our e-publisher did for us and what we could do for ourselves, and realised that we could easily do everything for ourselves. We were already doing a lot of the promotion work ourselves. Becoming self-published meant I retained more control of my stories and their future, and could create a website with my friend where the books wouldn’t get lost in the midst of new releases and disappear barely a few weeks after coming out, and I could send them out to review sites that actually catered for that type of book. My e-publisher had a tendency to send all books out to the same review sites, regardless of whether they were erotica or not. I went indie because I knew I could do all that the e-publisher was doing for me and more, and could probably reach more readers too.

Holly: You state that you published three novels with Linden Bay Romance; can you tell us about those three novels?

Felicity Heaton: When I first began writing, I decided to write stories in the romantic suspense and historical romance genres. I’m not sure why now that I look back. I had a romantic suspense book and two historicals published with them. I have written other historical romances and romantic suspense novels since then, but I gradually woke up and realised I should be writing what I love most—paranormal, fantasy and science fiction!

Holly: How did you first get published by Linden Bay Romance?

Felicity Heaton: It was the usual process. I submitted a book and they liked it, so they decided to buy it, and then they purchased the other two novels I had with them. I had other books they were interested in too but by that point I had decided that I wanted to go indie and see if I could make it on my own and set up a self-publishing cooperative with a friend.

Holly: What was it like self-publishing for the first time? Were you nervous?

Felicity Heaton: I was nervous but I started out small, self-publishing a set of short paranormal romance and fantasy romance stories. They were well received by the small group of readers we had already formed at this point for our cooperative, so that gave me the confidence to keep writing and keep being indie. Seeing the sales on the one retail website we were submitting to, Fictionwise, and seeing the books doing really well there boosted my confidence too. It was great to take control of the whole process and have control of where the books went out to for review and the advertising.

Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your popular novella, Her Dark Angel and the world and characters you have created in your her Angel series?

Felicity Heaton: The series is about a world of angels and demons where the angels are still in the service of a higher power. They’re not fallen like you get in a lot of angel romance novels and series, and there is no clear black and white, evil and good. Each of the books is sexy and passionate, and packed with action too. I love to world build and I haven’t held back in this series.

Her Dark Angel is the first book in the series so it’s a great starting point. It’s also only $0.99 at the moment, until January 15th 2012, and is available for that special price at the Amazon Kindle Stores, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBookstores, Sony Reader Store, Kobo and other online retailers.

Her Dark Angel is a story about a wronged woman, Serenity, who is also a witch, and a rather gorgeous but dark angel, Apollyon, who hears her pain and answers her call, escaping a long spell of guarding the Devil in Hell. Apollyon wants to exact revenge upon Serenity’s ex for the hurt he’s caused her by obliterating the guy, because as an angel of the Apocalypse and one due to rain destruction down on Earth, he’s a pretty wicked man and it seems like a reasonable punishment to him. Serenity convinces him to back down to something a little less end-of-the-world and decides to masquerade with him as lovers to make her ex jealous. Working with Apollyon to gain her revenge, Serenity finds herself falling for the dark angel, and finds an escape from the pain in her heart, but she has her doubts about loving an angel and feels she’s about to get her heart broken again. She isn’t the only one falling in love though, and Apollyon does his best to convince her that he really is the man for her, that he would never hurt her, and that they can be together.

The next two books in the series are novellas too. Her Fallen Angel follows Lukas as he tries to prove his innocence and find the person responsible for the hundreds of human deaths that were pinned on him, and convince Annelie, a mortal, that they can be together. Her Warrior Angel follows Einar as he hunts down the demons responsible for the deaths that Lukas was blamed for and finds himself working with a beautiful half-demon half-human woman, Taylor, and falling for her regardless of the fact that love between their species is forbidden.

Her Guardian Angel is the first novel in the series and brings all of the heroes and heroines from the first three books in the series together with a new hero, Marcus, and a new heroine, Amelia. Marcus is a guardian angel, and the most loyal of all the heroes so far. He thinks only of obeying his orders and fulfilling his mission to protect the mortal female Amelia, regardless of the way he feels about mortals. Amelia is a young thirty-something, going from one bad relationship to the next, and when Marcus moves in next door to her and protects her from a rowdy ex-lover in the dead of night, she starts to fall for him, but is convinced that no matter how good Marcus looks, he might be another black knight in disguise. In Her Guardian Angel, we learn more about the previous heroes and heroines in the series, and how their relationships are progressing, and more about Heaven and Hell.

Holly: What was your inspiration for this series?

Felicity Heaton: I’m never sure where my inspiration comes from because it’s normally a strange mixture of things that suddenly sparks the idea in my mind. I think with the Her Angel series, I was thinking about a vampire romance novel that I had an idea for, and one day wondered what it would be like if I swapped vampires for angels. When researching angels, I came across Apollyon and I was immediately intrigued. He was perfect for another story I had in mind, and once I had started dreaming up the world of the Her Angel series, I found I wanted to write many more stories in it. I wanted to explore a new world involving higher powers and beautiful but elementally masculine heroes.

Holly: Reunion is the sixth book in your Vampires Realm series. The first book, Prophecy: Child of Light, being published in 2007. Can you tell us a little bit about how this series started?

Felicity Heaton: I came up with the idea for the Prophecy Trilogy back in 2006, when I was still e-published and hadn’t gone indie yet. As I was planning the trilogy, I was detailing the world and really focusing on building it. By the time I had finishing planning those three books, I realised that I had a world that I didn’t want to leave after just a few books. I decided then that I had to continue the series and Vampires Realm was born. I have a passion for dark vampires, ones who are killers and are true to the myths and everything we associate with them. My Vampires Realm series vampires are more than happy killing us and feeding direct from the vein and they’re deadly and dark, but they’re very emotional too and intense, and live in a world where battles often happen between the bloodlines. They have other enemies too, ones who would kill humans, werewolves and vampires alike, and it’s only because of the vampires’ strength and power, and resolve that humans are protected from that evil. The Prophecy Trilogy is all about a young female vampire and her unlikely hero as they battle terrible forces to save the world. They’re not all evil, but if you like darker vampires, then you’ll like them.

Holly: The ninth novel in this series came out just this year, called Hunter's Moon. Can you tell us a little bit about this novel and its characters?

Felicity Heaton: Hunter’s Moon is a very emotional book, but passionate too, and focuses closely on the feelings of the hero and heroine—the hero as he struggles with his feelings towards a vampire, a species he’s vowed to have vengeance on, and the heroine as she fights her feelings for a werewolf, a relationship that is punishable by death in her world, and also fights to change his antiquated opinion of vampires. It’s also a battle for both of them against the hunters and the local werewolves.

Nicolae, the hero in the story, had spent almost a century in captivity, held as a slave of the vampires, and has escaped it all a century ago, but at the cost of his entire werewolf pack. They all died during the escape, slaughtered by the vampire bloodline that had enslaved them, so he’s both bitter towards vampires and towards himself too, viewing himself as a failure and keeping his distance from everyone, including other werewolves. The only pack he feels close to now is a local timber wolf pack in the remote region of Canada where he’s settled. When he’s out on a night hunt with them, he runs into some dangerous looking hunters who are armed to the teeth and searching for their prey. He finds it and it turns out to be a young and beautiful female vampire, and as much as he wants to leave her to die from the poison on the arrows she’s been shot with, he can’t bring himself to turn his back on her.

Tatyana is a strong woman, but she’s dealing with a lot of grief in her life and has come on what could be considered a suicide mission to defeat the six hunters who killed her sire. She’s already killed two of them, and she’s after the remaining four when they injure her and she barely escapes. She hates feeling weak, both physically and emotionally, but more emotionally than anything, and feels as though she has to be strong, even when she’s so tired and afraid, because that’s what’s expected of her. I think we’ve all been through moments like that where we feel we can’t be ourselves, but instead have to try to be whatever someone else expects of us. She’s also very kick ass, and she fights for what she wants, but she’s torn about it at the same time. She doesn’t try to deny her attraction to Nicolae, even when she knows that it’s wrong and illegal for her to want to be with him, but it’s a struggle for her to find the strength to reach out and take what she wants. I think readers will be able to identify with that too. Sometimes we’re not brave enough to just put our foot down and take what we want, and this is about not letting those moments slip past and instead finding the courage to go through with it.

Holly: Do you have plans for a tenth book in this series?

Felicity Heaton: Yes, I’m working on the tenth book at the moment. Masquerade is set in Saint Petersburg with the Venia bloodline but it brings all the bloodlines back together so we get to meet a new hero and heroine, but meet all the old ones too, with the exception of Tatyana and Nicolae as they’re living in Canada. Masquerade should be released in early 2012 and will be my first release of the year.

Holly: After all the books in this series, looking back to that first novel and the plans for more, has the series stayed constant on those first ideas for it? And if your outlook for the series has changed do you think now that it was for the better?

Felicity Heaton: The series has stayed very constant to the initial idea. There’s a few new twists and turns being added in the coming books, but all in all it’s how I first envisaged it would be and I think it will continue that way in the coming books. I have around 10 more planned at the moment. It’s not so much a series as a world, which is what I wanted. I didn’t want people to have to read all the books in order and follow a plot arc. Vampires Realm is about smaller stories set in a big grand and amazing world.

Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about In Heat and In Heat: Mating Call and the world you have created in it?

Felicity Heaton: In Heat was one of the only novels I’ve written on the fly with very little in terms of an outline. Normally I plot all my books out until I’m happy and then write that outline up in the form of a book. I had an idea for In Heat and just wrote it flat out. It’s about a black panther shape-shifter, Erik, and his destined mate, Kim. The trouble is, she’s human, so he has a whole lot of trouble ahead of him as he tries to win her heart and convince her at the same time to trust him before he reveals what he is to her. It’s very passionate, hungry, and erotic. The second book picks up a short time after the first book and introduces a rival in the form of a white tiger shape-shifter, and all hell breaks loose as Erik fights for his mate Kim.

Holly: You’ve had a number of releases this year. Ascension came out in April. Can you tell us a little bit Lealandra and Taig?

Felicity Heaton: Ascension is the story of Lealandra, a powerful witch on the verge of her ascension, a time when the magic that lives symbiotically within her will reach the pinnacle of its power and mature. Most witches don’t survive their ascension and instead fall prey to their magic, which seizes control of them and uses them like a marionette in order to do as it pleases for a short period before its host dies. Lealandra’s odds are dramatically lessened by the fact that someone is out to kill her. They’ve murdered her Counter-Balance, the witch that helped her retain control over her magic by absorbing some of its power, and now they’re after her. No longer able to trust her coven in New York City where the attacks took place, she flees into the city and eventually back into the life of her half-demon ex-lover and demon hunter, Taig. Taig is the son of a powerful demon from the underworld and his mortal wife, and he has serious issues with his demon lineage and that side of himself, enough that he’s never revealed his demonic appearance to Lealandra and can’t bring himself to believe that she could love a monster like him. When Lealandra appears back in his life after six years apart and asks for his assistance and protection, he wants something in return—her.

Holly: Your newest publication, Heart of Darkness came out just last month and features a vampire prince, Aleksandr Nemov and Elise a vampire guard. I am in love with the cover. All of your book covers for that matter strikes my attention. Who designed them if you do not mind my asking?

Felicity Heaton: I don’t mind at all. I actually design and create my own covers for all of my books. It’s part of the book creation process that I love and really enjoy. I always get to choose just the right picture for the book and come up with a design that really speaks volumes about it and can add to the reader’s vision of the story.

Holly: Love Immortal is a paranormal novel about werewolves and vampires that features Lauren and Julian. Can you tell us a bit about this novel and the plot you have created?

Felicity Heaton: Love Immortal is the story of Lauren, a thirty something woman who is just coasting through life, sometimes feeling as though she’s destined for bigger things. She’s been through a rough patch and is searching for some meaning in life when she comes across a huge werewolf in an alley on her way back from her Kendo class. Torn between believing she’s seeing things and believing it’s real, she isn’t sure how to react but ends up attacking it. It’s then that Julian rescues her. Julian is an immortal and bears a close resemblance to a vampire. When he tells Lauren that she’s a reincarnated demi-goddess on a three thousand year old mission to defeat the original werewolf before he can have his revenge on Zeus and all Olympus, she’s more than shocked and thinks she’s going crazy, but the more Julian tells her, the more real it all seems and eventually she finds herself falling for her mysterious protector. When he tells her that she must either go through her awakening and regain her immortal powers or die, she decides to take on the challenge of facing her destiny and winning Julian’s heart.

I came up with the idea for the bad guy and the book when I was researching Greek mythology for a future series of mine. I was researching ancient Arcadia at the time and came across the story of Lycaon, a king of Arcadia who tricked Zeus into eating human flesh at a banquet. Zeus punished Lycaon by turning him into a wolf, and he would only turn back into a human if he abstained from his cannibalistic ways for ten years. In my story, Lycaon chose not to abstain and instead embraced his wolf side, learning to control it and harness his new immortal powers. I had already wanted to write the story using a reincarnation theme, with an immortal hero who had been around for millennia, so the two sides of the story meshed really well. I did some more research into Greek mythology, which I love anyway, and in homage to the tales of gods and mortals, I made the heroine’s mission eternal. If she dies, she is reincarnated and the hero must find and reawaken her with his blood. The story rewrites the origins of both vampires and werewolves, and combines that with some pretty spectacular settings and characters that readers will really come to feel for. It’s an epic story, which is fitting when it has its roots in Greek mythology.

Holly: Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?

Felicity Heaton: Thank you for reading my books and being eternally supportive and kind to me. Your emails, chatting with you on facebook and twitter, and all the fun we have together really makes my day, week and year and inspires me to keep writing new romance books for you all to devour like hungry little vampires.

If anyone here is new to me and wants to find out more about me and my books, then the best places to hop over to are:

Books by Felicity Heaton
Vampires Realm Series

#1: Prophecy: Child of Light
#2: Prophecy: Caelestis and Aurorea
#3: Prophecy: Dark Moon Rising
#4: Eternity: The Beginning
#5: Spellbound
#6: Reunion
#7: Seventh Circle
#8: Winter's Kiss
#9: Hunter's Moon

Sons of Lyra Series
#1: Slave Princess
#2: Runaway Hearts
#3: Fight For Love
#4: Stranded

In Heat Series
#1: In Heat
#2: Mating Call

Her Angel Series
#1: Her Dark Angel
#2: Her Fallen Angel
#3: Her Warrior Angel
#4: Her Guardian Angel

Daughters of Lyra Series
#1: Heart of an Emperor
#2: Heart of a Mercenary
#3: Heart of a Prince
#4: Heart of a Commander
#5: Heart of an Assassin

A Day in the Life Series
#1: A Day in the Life: Kassian
#2: A Day in the Life: Stella
#3: A Day in the Life: Kim
#4: A Day in the Life: Valentine
#5: A Day in the Life: Lilith
#6: A Day in the Life: Balt

Single Title
Love Immortal
Forbidden Blood
Embracing the Wolf
A Promise of Passion
Vampire for Christmas
Of Blood and Snow
Heart of Darkness

Coming Soon
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Felicity Heaton has offered to giveaway a eBook copy of her novel Love Immortal and some signed book swag that includes cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards.

Book Description:
"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."

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