Saturday, November 16, 2013

Book Tour: Vampiric Assignations by Sara York Interview & Giveaway

Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 10/4/2013

Vlas Von Heildvic sets his sights on Amber Black and will stop at nothing to take her. She is the key to his future, one where he rules the world. The Protectorate can’t let her fall into the wrong hands, but Maverick’s structured ways mangle the operation, leaving her vulnerable. Once bitten, Amber runs off, scared of what she is becoming. Maverick has to change his ways to save Amber and keep her from altering the balance of power in the vampire world. If he loses Amber to the forces of darkness, the world will forever change, leaving humans under vampire control.

1. Where did you get the idea for the novel? I love vampires. In the Protectors Series, I began building a world wherevampires, werewolves, ghosts, witches, pixies, fairies, demons, and other beasts existed. Vampiric Assignations came about as I was writing Blood Demon Sacrifice, the first book in the series. Maverick was one of the secondary character I wasn't going to develop a story for, then it hit me that he had something to say. I had to pair Maverick with a strong female character, not just anyone would do. Amber came about and it was like magic. Amber and Maverick create fireworks, which was perfect for Vampiric Assignations.

2. Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title? I came up with the title as I was developing the villain of the book, Vlas Von Heildvic. He's evil, a bit crazy and he wants to do every thing in secret. 
Vampiric Assignations is seeped in secrecy, clandestine meetings, and plots to overthrow the Protectorate. The name just fit with the story.

3. Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it? Paranormal combines the thriller/mystery element that I love with outside the norm stories I grew up reading. I voraciously read Anne Rice, Steven King, and David Eddings as a child. Added to that my love for romance novels and you get paranormal romance. I do write in other genres, but I always try to throw in a danger/mystery element. I hope you love my take on paranormal and world building.

Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you? I love meeting other writers. At a recent conference I was lucky enough to meet some of my favorite authors and spend time talking to them.

What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read? I'm currently reading Damaged by Ethan Stone. Ethan happens to co-write with me, but I still read all of his books too.

What is your writing process? I wish it was easy to explain. I have one big series I do a year and I begin plotting that out in my head about 9 months prior to beginning the series. Eventually I'll write something down, just the title and a few words. As the months go on, I'll add insight as it comes to me. Once I start writing the series in earnest, I'll fill out an Excel file and start plotting the story arc. Some days the words flow well, other days, not so much.

At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say?  At times I can come up with great things to say, other times I've got nothing. Usually, I'll just sign my name. I do inscribe the book to the person if they ask.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? My husband never buys me flowers because I'm terribly allergic to them. I love them but I can't have them--at all.

How do you react to a bad review? I really try not to read reviews. Bad reviews, I ignore. It's not worth the energy. Not everyone will like my books and that's okay.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? That was a long time ago. I think we went out for dinner. After more than 60 books, I usually celebrate with chocolate and coffee.*

Sara York
Writing is Sara's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.
Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun. Almost a quarter of a century ago Sara met her lover, falling for him after knowing him for ten minutes. Sara's passion for him comes out in her stories, mixing with her passion for life, love, and good times, flowing onto the page and becoming tales from the heart.



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