Victoria Embers, author of the series, My Vampire Lover and fellow writing friend, will be featured on my blog February 23rd to celebrate the release of her upcoming novella “Redemption (My Vampire Lover #2)”. Save the date!
If you have read her current release, Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1), you have seen the excitement this 2,500 word short story has started for her series, My Vampire Lover. Some great reviews and some not so great reviews. But all are ready for more of Caroline and Raphael’s story. And that is great to see. I asked Victoria to share an excerpt from the upcoming Redemption as part of the “Love is in the Air” promotion tour I’m participating in this week.
What is Conquest About?
Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.
If you haven’t, then you can download it for free on Amazon. Link – http://www.amazon.com/Conquest-My-Vampire-Lover-ebook/dp/B00A8PYYOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353336175&sr=8-1&keywords=victoria+embers
What is Redemption About?
Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm under difficult circumstances. Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus is killing off her family and presents Caroline as a pet to Raphael. Caroline has secrets of her own as to why she let herself be taken and wonders if the vampire willing to help her escape an enemy or friend? Realizing he must take action, Raphael works quickly to persuade the werewolf beauty who has claimed his heart to leave with him at once if he has a chance of setting her free.
What did you learn while writing Conquest and Redemption?
Because I write in the fantasy genre under another name, I simply wanted to try something new. It wasn’t easy at first. I struggled greatly with trying to figure out what I wanted to write about and if I really could write romance.
Releasing the short story, Conquest was a smart idea and a totally bad idea. It got my name out there, but it also anger people greatly that they didn’t have more to read. The story was only 2,500 words. Don’t ask me what I was thinking. Since releasing it in November 2012, it’s been downloaded as a free ebook some 60,000 times so I know people are looking at it. I added the first two chapters from Redemption to the short a few weeks ago and that seem to have helped the negative complaints.
I’m anxious to see what interest Redemption generates and see if readers like my version of paranormal romance. I watched so many of my favorite romance files, read love poetry, and tried my best to really think about the concept of ‘true love’ and not letting an opportunity for love pass you by. That was my focus. It was great fun and I hope to be writing another novella in the series for a May release. We’ll see how it all goes.
Excerpt from “Redemption” of the series by Victoria Embers, My Vampire Lover. Please note this excerpt is from Chapter 3 – Raphael’s Offer and told from Raphael, the hero’s point of view.
Caroline’s eyes grew very wide and I saw the fear surface behind them. She backed away from me. “You mean hellhounds, don’t you? I can’t go up against… I mean I can’t. I can’t shift without the Wolf. I can’t. I…”
“Stop that.” My hand clamped down on hers before she ventured any further. Instantly my heart responded, beating wildly with a new life I still couldn’t understand. It was as if her touch, her gaze, her very presence had reawakened my soul. “Yes, you can,” I argued. “You can do anything you put your mind to. With this wolf you keep referring to or without. Listen to me.” I pulled her again into my arms, hoping I managed to be more gentle with her than before. A warmth from her closeness spread through my hands and arms to my chest and down to my dick, leveling it out into a rock-hard salute. By the moon and stars, how am I going to let her go? I swallowed down the enormity of my emotions and focused on her eyes, insisting she return my gaze. When she did, I whispered to her. “We’ll do it together like a team.”
“Like friends?” Caroline asked.
“Yes, like friends. Allies. A partnership. Whatever you’d like to call it. Just because you are a werewolf and I’m a vampire, sworn enemies of the realms, doesn’t mean we can’t put that aside and do this. Your life is in danger and I’ll help you get out of this, okay? I just need you to trust me. I’ll trust you if you trust me. Okay?”
She nodded and yanked her cap off. “I hate this thing. I can’t stand to have anything on my head. Raphael, technically I’m not…”
I waited for her to finish her sentence, but she didn’t. She bit her bottom lip and refused to go on. Seeing her mass of glorious golden hair spill over her shoulders, I was suddenly speechless. She ripped off her jacket and rearranged the knot in her shirt. I caught a glimpse of her flat stomach and my body responded. I wanted to take her right then and there. I wanted to remove the rest of her clothing and delicately explore every inch of her body, down to the first caress, the first kiss, the first thrust. I wanted to claim her for my own, not set her free. My heart ached and I died a hundred deaths inside as I watched her. She’d be out of my life very soon.
“Okay, I can do this. Of course I can do that. I’m a Werewolf Princess. I’m King Lycaon’s only daughter. I’m fearless. I can do this. Okay. Okay. Okay.”
“Just think, ‘Kill or be killed.’ My blood will do the rest.” I waited for her to agree with me or at least acknowledge I had spoken. She continued messing with her clothes. “Caroline, you’re shaking!”
About the Author
Victoria Embers splits her time between being a stay-at-home mom and reading paranormal romance. She believes good romance should make you purr while good steamy romance should make you scream, but in a good way of course. Embracing her love of vampires and werewolves and the naughty situations they find themselves in, she’s currently writing a novella series called My Vampire Lover with a blend of paranormal romance, fantasy, and erotica featuring, you guessed it, vampires and werewolves.
Redemption’s Release Party
Join Victoria on Facebook for her Release party February 23rd (7pm to 9pm central standard time) and get a chance to win an autographed paperback copy of “Redemption: My Vampire Lover Part 2″. Here is the direct link – http://www.facebook.com/events/197316117080287/?fref=ts