Wednesday, June 30, 2010
By BK at 6:32 AM paranormal romance, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Vampires, Vampires in Manhattan, When Love Survives 4 comments
Please give a warm welcome to my guest today, author Susan Hanniford Crowley. Susan writes vampires, and has joined us today to chat about them. Welcome Susan and thank you so much for stopping in.
Fun, Freedom, and Fangs
By Susan Hanniford Crowley
What is the best thing about being a paranormal romance author? The sheer abandonment and joy in my writing. Paranormal romance in this day and age is all about stories of ultimate adventure and romance. Thinking outside the box is exactly what paranormal romance is about. As in the definition by the Romance Writers of America, paranormal romance encompasses science fiction and fantasy with romance.
And it's not just vampires. There's an endless world of creatures filled with amazing adventures. I'm a debut paranormal romance author, so I've just touched the tip of the iceberg with the start of my series Vampires in Manhattan.
In my debut novel THE STORMY LOVE LIFE OF LAURA CORDELAIS, Laura's life falls apart in just a few hours when her fiancé dumps her, her aunt calls to tell her that her mother has died in New Orleans, and she gets robbed and now doesn't have the money to get to the funeral. In a moment of desperation, Laura climbs over the railing of the Brooklyn Bridge. When she changes her mind and tries to climb back, she slips.
Vampire David Hilliard has just asked God to have mercy on his loneliness. A sudden pain in his heart and a vision of a woman falling, sends him plunging into the East River to rescue her. David doesn't know that Laura is a Telkhine, one of the most powerful and revered supernaturals on the planet, and a vampire can never dare love a Telkhine. But the truth is he does love her. Evil forces will tear them apart—voodoo, sorcery, an dark underworld from which no one escapes. Will Laura choose love? Will David chose to give her life – but without him?
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais is available as an ebook at: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thestormylovelifeoflauracordelais-374695-139.html
Also available in Kindle: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thestormylovelifeoflauracordelais-374695-139.html
I’m awaiting news of the print release date.
This novel began everything. After that I wrote WHEN LOVE SURVIVES (published first), which focuses on a supernatural couple Regina (half leprechaun, half elf) and Gregor (shapeshifter) that meet and fall in love while doing rescue work at the World Trade Center. I love this story because it shows the diverse personality of New York City both the humans that work together when tragedy strikes but the hidden world of the supernaturals or Nats that live side by side with humanity. I consider this ebook the prequel to THE STORMY LOVE LIFE OF LAURA CORDELAIS, introducing the supernaturals in the Vampires in Manhattan series as well as showing David in a small but crucial role prior to meeting Laura.
WHEN LOVE SURVIVES is available at http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-whenlovesurvives-362921-143.html It got excellent reviews at http://rorreviews.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/when-love-survives-by-susan-hanniford-crowley/ and http://wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com/2010/05/review-when-love-survives-by-susan.html
Then I wrote A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS. It's a sequel. It also further reveals a secret among the supernaturals—the Arnhem Society with its mission to provide a refuge for civilized vampires in the city and its Arnhem Knights, who are devoted to saving human from death by vampires and assisting supernaturals in trouble. The story focuses on Arnhem Knight Trevor Stenwood and Georgia Blake, a human with a rare supernatural gift and she's marked for death by demons. He must protect her but is so tongue-tied around her that she thinks he is a stalker. It's funny, a bit scary, but incredibly passionate.
A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS is available at http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-avampireforchristmas-387184-139.html
What's Next? Lots of things. One of them, VAMPIRE IN THE BASEMENT will be released soon. Many of the characters from the previous books are reprised in this one. It's a paranormal romance comedy with shapeshifters, vampires, werewolves, elves, leprechauns mixed with mayhem and hilarity. I had a lot of fun writing it and it's hotter than my other books.
Writing paranormal romance is a freeing experience, because you get to create worlds and it's no holds barred. I find every time I write it's more exciting and I'm breaking new ground.
Visit with me at any time at:
Tease Publishing: http://www.teasepublishingllc.com/authors.htm
And for even more fun:
I will be participating in the Authors After Dark Romance Unlimited Convention in Secaucus, New Jersey, September 16-19. There's still time to register. There will be tons of fun events, panels, workshops, parties, a charity auction, and giveaways. Here's the link:
For those that are attending Authors After Dark Romance Unlimited Convention, come up to me and say “I saw you on BK Walker Books blog” and I will give you a small gift, while my supply lasts.
Thank you for having me. It's been fun.
It has been fun and thanks again for stopping in. Susan is on virtual book tour so don't forget to leave her a comment, ask her anything or tell her what you think of her books. By leaving a comment I am also throwing in a book light and a romance novel, (no not by Susan sorry), but Heaven Sent Husband by Gilbert Morris. So get your entry in.
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