Today I welcome a friend from the Hump Day Hook author group, Alexandra Anthony, to talk about her new book in the Vampire Destiny series. Take it away, Alexandra!
"I’d like to thank Catherine Green for having me on her blog today. I’m here to discuss the launch of my newest book in The Vampire Destiny Series, Ascend. It’s the fourth book in the series…and I’m excited to answer a few questions and reveal a small excerpt from the book."
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m rather boring outside of my little writing world. I’m a mother to a wonderful nine-year-old that keeps me on my toes. I’m also a vampire fan girl (along with having tiny obsessions with Alexander Skarsgard and Norman Reedus). Ok, maybe tiny is an understatement.
What book are you reading now?
You’ll laugh. The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories. It’s research for a stand-alone novel I’m working on. I also happen to love conspiracy theories, so it’s a win-win.
What motivates you to write?
I suppose it’s just the enjoyment of writing. It’s the freedom to create your own world and be in total control of fates, lives and love. It’s almost a power trip!
What was your inspiration for your latest book?
Ascend is the fourth book in The Vampire Destiny Series. My inspiration is Stefan (my hero of the series). I enjoy “seeing” him in action!
What are your favorite type of scenes to write?
I’d like to say dialogue, but I’d be lying. My favorite scenes to write are the sexy, smutty scenes. I enjoy writing reactions and drawing the reader into the story.
Who is your most popular character? Why do your readers like or dislike this character?
I’d have to say Stefan is probably a favorite. I also think a few fans would be partial to Nick Hart from my other series, The Dark Hart Chronicles.
What are your current projects?
I have a lot on my plate. I’m working on a novella from Stefan’s POV (due out late summer), Book 2 of The Dark Hart Chronicles, Book 5 of The Vampire Destiny Series, and I’m working on a non-paranormal, erotic thriller. It will be a stand-alone book with a kick-ass female!
Excerpt from Ascend (The Vampire Destiny Series Book 4)
Did he regret that I'd no longer be so fragile? Would he miss the small remaining human part of me…my blood, my heart beat?
"Never." He vowed, reading my unspoken worries. He tilted my head back to gaze into my eyes. His face was streaked with pink tears, standing boldly out against the paleness of his handsome face. "I was terrified that you would not wake. I could only sense your pain in the bond until you touched me. You were a complete void to me."
I felt my lips tug up at the corners. "As if you could get rid of me so easily. You're stuck with me, Stefan. Forever."
His face relaxed and the soft smile he reserved for me relaxed the
tenseness of his lips. "There us nothing I want more than that. Jag alskar dig."
His large hands smoothed my hair away from my face as his bright blue eyes searched my face. "I did not think it would be possible for you to be more beautiful. Yet you are."
His soft words made me smile, and if I could have blushed, I would have. Looking up at him through my eyelashes, my vampiric eyes took him in. I saw details I couldn't have seen before with my much weaker human vision. He was more beautiful than my human eyes and mind could ever comprehend. The flawless skin of his face glowed, the intense blue of his eyes sparkled. The prominent arch of his high cheekbones tapered to the sharp square of his jaw. My fingers traced the contours of his face, relishing the satin of his skin under my fingertips. My thumb dragged across his lower lip, aching to feel the powerful sensation of his mouth against my own.
"I love you too," I whispered. He was always perfect to me, but he'd never looked this stunningly gorgeous. Studying his face even closer, I could see more than the light blue of his eyes; there were tiny flecks of green that I'd never seen before. I noticed the feathery laugh lines that seemed more prominent. His flesh was smooth, his once hard body pliable under my hands. I placed my fingers against his cheek and smiled as he leaned into my touch.
"You are back with me. The way it should be." He touched his lips to mine, slowly, tentatively. I melted against his powerful body, my lips working in tandem with his. Wrapping my legs around him, I squeezed him closer and heard him grunt softly in pain. “You are stronger now. Unbreakable.”
“Unbreakable?” I echoed, loosening the grip my legs had around him. My mind whirled into overdrive as I thought of all the things I no longer had to fear. No illness could touch me and I’d walk away from a car crash literally unscathed. No human death could take me away from him.
“Yes. You are unbreakable.” His mouth began a slow descent down my neck. His tongue circled over the now silent pulse point. “And you are perfection.”
A moan slipped from my lips at his words. As his mouth continued to nip at my throat, his hands roamed over my clothes, lingering over the heaviness of my breasts.
“You know what I want, Stefan. I want you to take your time with me…I want you to show me what you’ve been holding back from me.” I laced my fingers through his and squeezed his fingers around mine, tightening his hands around my breasts. My head rolled back and hot desire clawed at me, sharp and begging to break free.
Ascend (The Vampire Destiny Series Book 4) is available from:
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