Let's see what Rebekah has to say about our favorite topics, then take a closer look at SNOW THE VAMPIRE SLAYER with a tantalizing excerpt. Can't wait to read this one. :)
I love paranormal romance, fantasy, fantasy romance, urban fantasy. Because they have everything I love in them. Alpha Males, amazing Heroines. Fae, vampires, werewolves, hobbits, dwarves, you name it! The only limit to a fantasy or paranormal book is the imagination.
How does the author lure you in?
First line, first paragraph, first page. I know almost immediately if it is a book I will read. If the voice is unique. If there is action and tension.
What about this genre excites you?
Everything. Especially seeing people's takes on old mythos.
Which books do you reread, if any?
I rarely re-read a book. I can probably count on one hand the number of books I've re-read. It really has to captivate me and hit a cord with me in some deep way that makes me think about the book and obsess about it. Okay so far I've counted more than a one hand, but definitly less than 20.
Halloween decorations :) I looooooooove Halloween! And I love amazing Halloween decorations :)
Favorite interesting “toy”?
I have a couple. I have a Jack Skellington pen I love and use. I have a Sonic Screwdriver pen I don't love as much as my Jack pen. I have an R2D2 backpack that I treasure. And I have a life like realistic dragon puppet that sits on my shoulder and moves his head, that is awesome!
Favorite ornament/toy that you want but don’t have yet.
Hmmmm.... I don't know. I saw a ton of stuff at Comic Con I loved but at the moment I can't think of anything. I collect Monster High Dolls a bit as well. My kids are obsessed with them! I think maybe Holt Hyde would be a doll I'd love to have.
Oh man! Hmmm... Flint is one of my favorite bad boys. He is one of the brothers of Snow from my latest release, Snow the Vampire Slayer. I love Flint because he is just so freakin tortured! He has the weight of the world on his shoulders and thinks he has to fix everything himself and he never thinks of himself. He is such a tender hearted guy who really loves his sister and his family and just wants to find a piece of happiness in the world.
Favorite kind of bad boy in books?
Big Alpha Males. Dark haired with buldging muscles and an angry streak. Why? Because they remind of someone I love. And because they are so hot. Also, because I've always been a sucker for a guy that needs to be tamed :)
Favorite bad boy in another author’s book?
Zsadist. J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. He is the ULTIMATE bad boy! He is so tortured and has so many problems! I just want to fix it. He's danger at the very core and exciting and so pure at heart.
SNOW THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Prince Sageren, Son of Lothar has spent the last fifty years in exile, awaiting the day when he can finally avenge his family and take back his throne. Barely existing, he's forced to face his inner demons and the monster he once was, compelling him to vow to never drink from humans again. A simple enough task--until he crosses paths with a human who makes his fangs ache to drain her.
When Snow runs into Prince Sage on a late night trip to the woods, she's torn between the urge to kill him and the desire to succumb to the feeling he stirs within her. And when Snow's life is threatened by the same evil that murdered his family, Prince Sage must enlist the aid of Snow's brothers to not only help him save her life, but to also regain his rightful place as King of the Vampires.
If Sage can keep the Slayers from killing him first.
An aura of danger surrounded him and the risk of the encounter thrilled her. But the graceful way he moved, the way he tracked her, stirred a note of warning inside her.
She tried to grab her sword, but his gaze fell upon her heavily and she found she couldn’t.
“What are you doing to me?”
He inched even closer, bent his neck and breathed her in. Her stomach clenched. She’d never craved a man’s touch so badly. She didn’t like it. “You’re using magick on me. I command you to stop.”
“You command me?” He gave her a wry smile that she wanted to smack off his face.
“Are you fae? A mage? What are you?”
“You’re bleeding,” he said.
“I fell. You didn’t answer my question.”
“No, I didn’t. Let me see it.”
Snow’s arm lifted though she willed it to stay down. “You’re infuriating.”
He took her palm gently in his cool grasp and unwrapped it. “Thank you.”
“Why are you doing that?”
“To make sure it heals,” he whispered. He lifted her palm, examining it, and let out a shuddered breath.
“Don’t touch it. I’ve already disinfected it.” Snow’s mind felt cloudy and thick, like she’d taken too much medicine. She wanted to pull her hand away, but she couldn’t. His touch was gentle and cool on her skin.
Something nagged at the edge of her mind. She should be afraid, but she couldn’t concentrate long enough to figure out why.
Sage reached down and sniffed her palm. Snow’s instincts screamed for her to run. When he licked her wound, she sucked in a breath. Somehow the feel of his skin touching hers made her knees almost buckle.
“What are you?” she asked again.
He lifted his mouth from her skin, his eyes glowing brightly in the moonlight.
Her brain finally caught up with her. No! It wasn’t possible. Her brothers had said that vampires were vile and evil. They were dead, blood-sucking killers. How could this handsome, sensual man possibly be the monster they hunted at night?