I had a pretty exciting day flying from New Orleans to California and I am happy to say I love being in Cali. The weather is awesome and everyone I have met has been wonderful and gracious. I met several people face to face that I have only known through Facebook and social media so that was exciting.
Tomorrow is going to be just as busy as I have interviews and visitations with friends.
This blog is really short because it is 11:00 PM my time although only 9:00PM in Cali. I am going to bed and rest and get ready for a full week. With that in mind, you only have two more days for your chance to when KRONOS RISING from author Max Hawthorne. Be sure to subscribe and leave a comment for your chance to win.
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.
You have numerous books and in different genres, what barriers did you face with your fan base when you crossed genres?
The only real issue is clearly signaling to the reader what type of story this is. That's done with a combination of cover art and blurb text.
What inspired you to author this book?
A taxi ride in Las Vegas.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
That's down to the wonderful art department at Carina Press / Harlequin. I give them ideas but they turn them into art.
Who has been the biggest influence on you personally and as a writer?
The Norwalk Public Library.
Tell your readers about your book.
Goddess with the Blade is the first book in what will be a six book series. Each book has its own story as part of a larger meta-story. Each book takes off where the last book ended.
Meet Rowan Summerwaite. Vessel to the Celtic goddess Brigid and raised by the leader of the Vampire Nation, she’s a supercharged Hunter with the power to slay any Vampire who violates the age-old treaty.
A string of murders has her at odds with Las Vegas’s new Scion, the arrogant and powerful Clive Stewart. The killings have the mark of Vampire all over them, and Rowan warns Clive to keep his people in line—or she’ll mete out her own brand of justice.
Though her dealings with Clive are adversarial, Rowan is intensely aware of her attraction to him. But she can’t let it distract her from her duty—to find and battle the killer before more women die.
BLADE TO THE KEEP
Rowan Summerwaite is the only person who can renegotiate the fragile Treaty between the Vampire Nation and the Hunter Corporation, the last line of defense for humanity. A meeting of the Joint Tribunal sends Rowan to the last place she wants to be—The First’s Keep.
Raised at the knee of The First, the oldest Vampire and leader of the Vampire Nation, Rowan must navigate Vampires and Hunters alike. And she’s got to do it while managing a politically awkward but undeniably deepened romance with Scion Clive Stewart…
BLADE ON THE HUNT
Broken but not defeated by an ancient Vampire, a vengeance-fueled Rowan leads a team of some of the most terrifying beings on earth with one goal in mind. Eliminate the Vampire who attacked her.
But as the team is hit with wave after wave of attacks, the tensions between Clive Stewart and a rival Vampire ramp up, with Rowan the woman in the middle. She’s not used to being claimed, and Clive is everything she shouldn’t want in a man, but she’s past denying she’s in love.
In contrast to the uneven footing falling in love has given her, Rowan is utterly certain she’ll locate her quarry. Strong, powerful and connected to the Goddess, she burns with the light of her mission. There’s a war brewing, and Rowan will fight it to the death. It’s what she was born to do.
AT BLADE’S EDGE
Though she’d hoped the deadly events in Venice would end the threat to the Treaty she’s sworn to protect, Rowan found evidence of a grander conspiracy—to destroy the fragile peace that holds humans, Vampires and those with magic back from war.
People try to kill Rowan all the time, but when those she cares for are at risk—including her new husband, Scion Clive Stewart—she gets angry.
The organization that once gave her a purpose has betrayed her. Now, instead of on a much-anticipated honeymoon, Rowan is in London, gathering allies and evidence. Whatever she needs to drive out the rot within Hunter Corp. and expose whoever is at the top.
Rowan is a predator and this threat is prey. She’ll burn it down and salt the earth afterward. On her terms.