Please welcome Jeaniene Frost!
Would you tell everyone a little about yourself?
Hi, thanks for having me on your site. My name is Jeaniene Frost, and I’m a vamp-a-holic ;). Seriously, I’ve loved them since I was a child, so it’s no surprise that vampires are what I write about. Well, that and ghouls, ghosts, demons, and black magic practitioners, but vamps generally take center stage in my books. I’ve wanted to be an author since I was twelve, but I didn’t actually finish a book until I was thirty. That book turned out to be my debut novel, Halfway to the Grave.
What sub-genre do you write?
I’m shelved in romance, but my novels have been called a hybrid between paranormal romance and urban fantasy because I don’t change couples with every book. The Night Huntress series features Cat and Bones. There are six Night Huntress books on the shelves now, with more on the way. My new Night Prince series features Vlad and Leila. Their first book, Once Burned, hits the shelves June 26th, and the sequel comes out spring 2013.
Who/what is your writing muse? And in what environment or conditions do you write?
I don’t have a specific writing muse. Ideas come to me at all times, even in dreams (which was how I came up with the characters from my debut novel, in fact). I write while listening to music, but that’s less because music is a muse and more because it drowns out distracting other sounds. As to environment, I’ve written everywhere. On the couch, in hotel rooms, on a train, or in a corner by the TV because that’s all the space I had in my old townhouse. I’ve only had a “real” office for a year.
What are you working on at this time?
Right now I’m finishing Night Prince book two (untitled as of yet), the sequel to Once Burned. I’ve really enjoyed expanding Vlad and Leila’s story, and there may even be a third book for them in the future. But after I finish Night Prince #2, I’m back to writing more Cat and Bones.
Until then, however, I’m excited to have readers discover the Night Prince books. Since Once Burned is the first book in a new series, readers don’t need to be caught up on any of my other novels to dive in to Vlad and Leila’s story.
She’s a mortal with dark powers…
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…
He’s the Prince of Night…
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him – a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
And here is the “teaser” page that appears at the beginning of the book:
“Why didn’t you tell me there was a catch to drinking your blood? Maximus said that doing it made me, ah-”
“Mine,” Vlad finished without hesitation.
My temper rose at his complete self-assuredness. “I didn’t agree to that, so forget it.”
He sat on the edge of the bed and leaned down, setting his arms on either side of my face.
“You think my blood is the only tie between us?”
His voice was low, yet edged with palpable hunger. It seemed to rub me in places I’d only ever touched before, making my anger fade under a flash of desire. Vlad was so close that his hair was a shadowy veil all around me, and when he began to caress my face with light, sure strokes, it was all I could do not to close my eyes in bliss.
“This is our true tie,” he whispered, his breath falling hotly onto my lips. “You’re meant for me, and I will have you.”
To read the first 20% of Once Burned and/or watch the book trailer, you can go to http://jeanienefrost.com/night-prince-books/once-burned/
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