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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Interviewing author Georgia Cates about her new book, Blood of Anteros

I'm welcoming author Georgia Cates, talking with me about her new release, Blood of Anteros.

Contest: one commenter will win an ebook copy of Blood of Anteros. Contest ends Friday, Dec. 23 midnight EST.

In your book, Blood of Anteros, your hero is a vampire. What type of vampire is Curry—classic or modern?

Curry’s existence as a vampire begins as what most of us consider a typical, classic vampire. He was changed against his will, and after 139 years of captivity, he is released from the hold of his maker during an unexpected turn of events. Following his release from his maker, Marsala, he meets Solomon who becomes his mentor and best friend. He spends the next 21 years adapting to the teachings and lifestyle of Solomon and transforms into a modern day vampire, living among humans. Although he successfully transitions into a modern vampire, he still possesses characteristics making him an atypical vampire.

How does Curry discover the heroine, Chansey Leclaire?

Curry returns to the home where Marsala ended his human life in search of some type of closure for his inability to accept what he is. He arrives to face the demons of his past and stumbles upon Chansey Leclaire at the house he once called home.

What problems does he face once they meet? What dilemmas does Chansey face?

Chansey is a mystery he can’t solve and from the moment he meets her, he realizes she is different from other humans. His curiosity and attraction to her quickly places him in a dangerous position, threatening to reveal his identity.

Chansey can not understand Curry’s cold behavior toward her. She finds his response to her company offensive and being the feisty woman she is, can not resist calling him on it. An altercation leads to further misunderstandings between them and threatens to destroy any type of civil relationship between them.

What is the setting of Blook of Anteros, present day or an historical period?

Blood of Anteros is present day although Curry was created in 1850. The story begins in 1989, laying the foundation for how Curry came to be what he is today,  in 2011.

How is Blood of Anteros different from other vampire novels?

Blood of Anteros is written in male, first-person point of view. I chose Curry as the narrator because most romance novels are written in third-person or from the female point of view. Men don’t verbalize their emotions and I wanted my readers to get more than a small glimpse of Curry’s feelings based on the limited words he was willing to say. I want them to feel how deep his emotions and affections are for Chansey, instead of hearing it through what he verbalized. It was challenging to write realistic thoughts and words from a man when I am so feminine in my thoughts and desires, but I am confident I found a middle ground that the reader will find realistic and endearing.

Book Description-

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed.

Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.

Brief Excerpt- 

I was tantalized by mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.

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About the Author-

In addition to being an author Georgia is a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse.

She recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to her list of things that keep her busy, but she is ecstatic to release her debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book in The Vampire Agápe Series. 

Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, she is easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When not tied up with family or delivering babies, she is working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. She is the author of the novel, TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE, the first in a trilogy. Part two, TORTUGA TREASURE is contracted for release in January, 2012. Look for her first of an epic fantasy romance series, SEEKING A SCRIBE: ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS ONE, to be available March, 2012. For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, Le Cirque De Magie.


Roxanne Rhoads said...

I have to say I LOVE this cover- something about it is so amazing. Makes me want to create a huge print of it and hang it on my wall

Tahlia Newland said...

I'm a sucker for a pretty cover

Unknown said...

Thanks for the compliments on the cover of Blood of Anteros. I searched high and low for the perfect image to represent Chansey. I considered changing the cover, but thanks to the wonderful feedback regarding it, I have chosen to keep the cover as it is.

Just wanted to stop by and leave a special thank you to Marsha for my interview and the opportunity to be featured on her blog.

I hope you all have a fabulous holiday.

Thanks again,