Monday, October 10, 2011

October's Paranormal romance characterfest with Brindle Chase and giveaway !

Welcome to Characterfest

Characterfest is a month long event where you’ll find a different character interviews written by the author each day. Each interview has a giveaway(s) make sure the giveaway is open to you and if so add a comment or question along with your email. I will close all giveaways at the end of the week and add the winners to the winners post on that Tuesday. Odds are if you won you’ll be hearing from me.

One thing I will ask is if you could please twitter or hit the facebook likes button on the post so that others can see the interview. I want to get these authors out to as much as I can and you’re my go between in this event.

I hope you enjoy each interview and please try to make it here each day to find out whom or what’s next. If this goes as planned I will be hosting this next year. 

Dark is the Night and darker is Alexander, the hero thereof…
By Brindle Chase

When we ask about Vampires, several names come to mind right away. Dracula of course, Lestat, Carmilla and more recently, Edward, Bill or Stephan, just to name a few. But since Dracula and Lestat, vampires have been increasingly portrayed as poor misunderstood pretty boys. So, meet Alexander, from book one of the Dark Justice series by yours truly.

Brindle Chase: What’s your take on the sparkling, do-gooder vampires getting all the limelight these days?

Alexander: I care not by any distinction. So long as these pathetic dredges stay clear of my territory, I’ve no reason to pass judgment on them.

Brindle Chase: But you would, if they crossed you?

Alexander: Vampire or not, crossing me would be most unwise. Be that as it may, in answer to your query, these whelps wouldn’t know how to deal with a real vampire. Their practice of clinging to their human pasts and sympathy for weaker species has softened them.

Brindle Chase: But they are still dangerous.

Alexander: To you. To mortals. Yes, quite.

Brindle Chase: But not to you?

Alexander: There is a saying that goes along the lines of Age and Treachery will trample youth and enthusiasm any day of the week. I am both very old and very treacherous. My kind of savagery is not something they are accustomed too, nor able to endure.

Brindle Chase: Give us an example.

Alexander: If I must spell it out, so be it. In your portrayal of my meeting of my beloved Katherine, there were two unsavory humans who presented her with a threat. They wished unspeakable, heinous crimes upon her body. For this, I shredded them. Their deaths came slow and horribly agonizing as I chopped small chunks of their bodies, piece by piece, until I could no longer keep them from bleeding out. In the book Twilight, the character Edward learns of several mortal men wishing the same disgusting transgressions upon his love. Unlike me, he glowered at them, and begged her to distract him from unleashing his rage, which no doubt would’ve amounted to little more than temporarily blinding the offenders with his sparkling skin. I would have slaughtered them, slow and without mercy for their prolonged agony.

Brindle Chase: Yes, I see the difference. Clearly, killing someone doesn’t bother you.

Alexander: Does the leopard regret killing the gazelle? We are predators. We are thee predators. Unchallenged and supreme. But if by bother, you imply remorse or even melancholy, then yes. I sometimes regret killing. If I kill, it is for sustenance or defense of what is mine. Its not something I outrightly enjoy.

Brindle Chase: So Justice is yours to dispense? No judge, no jury?

Alexander: Yes.

Brindle Chase: Alrighty then. Another difference I noticed about you, is that you don’t feed off of animals, or drink blood from a bag or even synthetic blood in a can.

Alexander: If these vampires you mention wonder why they are weak, you just bespoke the cause. There is no replacement for warm, fresh, human blood. But it goes deeper. Again, I refer to the leopard. If you bring it steaks, all it can eat, it will live… for awhile. Slowly it will wither. It needs the hunt to truly be alive. It needs the chase, the hunt, the kill and finally the nourishment it brings. We are the same.

Brindle Chase: Ok, I think we get the idea about killing. Freddy Kruger’s got nothing on you. So one last question. Love. You killed for Katherine without hesitation. Is there nothing you would not do for love?

Alexander: There is not one thing. If everyone embraced the truth of love, neither would they.

Brindle Chase: But then wouldn’t everyone go around killing each other every time someone offended their lover?

Alexander: Unlikely. If you truly love someone, it’s quite difficult to find time or motivation to spend offending another’s lover. As your pointed out, those men I killed, had they loved someone so deeply as I love Katherine, they would never have schemed their sick and twisted plot to rape her. Thusly, I would have had little cause or desire to slay them. Let alone, torture them as sadistically as I could possibly architect.

Brindle Chase: An interesting take on it for sure. Well, thank you for answering my questions and not killing me. I look forward to writing your exploits in book two of the Dark Justice series.

If you haven’t read Dark is the Night, fair warning. It is very dark and very erotic. Despite the raves from the critics and all the 4 and 5 star reviews, if Twilight is your kind of vampire, Alexander will terrify you and probably melt your panties as well.

Available now for the Kindle, the Nook and in print

Brindle is giveaway 3 PDF copies of Dark is the Night to those who leave a comment or ask a question. International 


  1. Great interview! I'm now definitely interested in the book. Loved the remarks about Edward dazzling his enemies with his sparkle :))
    Please enter me in giveaway!
    impy80 at hotmail dot com

  2. I loved the character interview and can't wait to read more about him. The cover is cool. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Loved the interview. I have never actually managed to bring myself to read twilight yet,Alexander sounds more like a vampire I want to read about:) Definately no twinkling yes !

  4. Great interview Brindle and Alexander! This was a good story.

    Check out the BBPR's She-Wolf Pack review of Dark is the Night at

  5. I actually think that the twilight version of a vampire is rather stupid. Give me the dark and sexy guy any day. Alexander sounds right up my alley!

  6. love alexander - he sounds cute to me (yes i am crazy ;) )
    i really need a hot vampire like that as my next read.

    witchvela at web dot de

  7. Definitely interested in this book. Going on the TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  8. I never could understand why a vampire would sparkle. Now, I do read some series where the vamps drink from bags or synthetic blood, good light paranormals that I enjoy, but I do lie a darker, more intense and erotic vampire too. I would LOVE to win a copy of this.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  9. Hi,
    Just wanted to say Nice site :).

  10. Hi Ya'll!! Just had to stop by.

    Who in the hell is Stephan?!? Somebody I haven't missed evidently! Must rank up there with the rest of the pansy-assed, day-glo vamps.

    If you haven't read DARK IS THE NIGHT, wtf are you waiting for - go do it now people!

    Brindle, when do we get Book 2 of the Dark Justice series? *stomping feet*


    P.S. Don't enter me in the giveaway.

  11. Well Laurie, I recently told you that I stopped entering contests because I don't have time to read the stuff I have purchased for myself. After I read that interview... OMG I NEED to read that vamp!

  12. Cynthia- Are we a bit dramatic today? The sad part is I agree LOL.

  13. Dark & erotic are good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. I am so excited that Brindle Chase is part of characterfest. Thanks for the interview with Alexander. This book is on my wish list!

  15. So we are talking vampires such as The Brotherhood as an example. I do love those vampires. And they do fall for love!

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  16. It's a great book! Wishing you many more sales!

  17. That's what I like a real sniveling sparkly crap.

  18. I much prefer the Alexander type to these new age vampires. Thanks for the giveaway ;)

  19. Aha! What an excellent vampire specimen! I do particularly like the absense of useless glowering and sparkling. I think I may have found my new book boyfriend ...

    MY question is simply: Do you kill when you partake of blood?

    Thanks! Sounds like a great book! :)

    ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  20. I seem to be in the minority in that I hated the Twilight vampires. So I look forward to reading about a real vampire in Dark is The Night :D

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

  21. It'd be good to read about some real vampires. I echo what someone said earlier about not understanding why vampires would ever sparkle, anyway. I enjoyed Twilight well enough, but they sure seemed like the "lite" version to me. Great interview, and excited for your book!

    ms dot elinorcarson at gmail dot com

  22. Sounds right up my alley...Twilight is so tame! How many books are planned in this series?

    books4me67 at

  23. Great character interview, I want to meet him! Plus a dark & erotic vampire story sounds like something I could sink my teeth into (haha). Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  24. What a great interview thank you so much This sounds like a great book thank you for the giveaway!

  25. Dark is the Night sounds like an awesome read. Thank you so much for sharing with us today. I look forward to following you and your work :)


  26. Alexander sounds like the mis-guided bad-boy that every woman wants to tame...but maybe he's not tameable?? Intriguing...and dark. I've not read many dark paranormal erotica stories and would like to read this one. Please enter me into this drawing.
    kaydeeroyal at msn dot com

  27. I've seen this book around and I've been wanting to read it! Thanks for this:D

    Please, enter me!



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