Friday, March 8, 2013

*Tour Wide Giveaway & Interview* Redemption by Erica Hayes *Bewitching Tours*

The Seven Signs, Book 2
Erica Hayes

Genre: paranormal romance, urban fantasy romance
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 978-0425258385
Number of pages: 330
Word Count: 100K
Cover Artist: Kris Keller
Paperback:  Amazon    BN    Book Depository
Ebook:  Amazon    BN   iTunes

Book Description:

Japheth the Tainted is on the hunt for a mysterious demon vampire. But meeting her face-to-face might disarm his warrior spirit—and spark an unquenchable passion with apocalyptic consequences. 

As a fallen angel, Japheth is determined to make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, the Prince of Thirst, there’s plenty to be done. But Japheth is after one vampire in particular—the one they call the Angel Slayer.

Rose Harley never wanted to be a vampire, but the Prince of Thirst can turn even the kindest soul into a soldier of hell. Feeling abandoned by God, she stalks the West Village taking revenge on his angels—until she meets her match.

When Japheth and Rose encounter each other, the battle is fierce and charged with desire. But when they discover a common enemy—the Prince of Thirst himself—they form a dangerous alliance that could either cost them their eternal lives, or spark a love more powerful than heaven or hell.



Why don't you tell us a little about yourself.... Something that we cannot Google about you, lol!

Since you are a new to me author, I am hoping to bring you to the light of others! So share away!

Tell us a little about your book?

Don't mind if I do :) REDEMPTION is book #2 in my Seven Signs series. It's a dark apocalyptic paranormal romance, about a gang of fallen angels trying to stop the Demon King from hijacking the seven signs of the apocalypse and bringing on the end of the world.


In this book, the hero, Japheth, is a tough fallen angel warrior sent to kill a bloodsucking demon prince. The heroine, Rose, is the demon prince's assassin, called the Angel Slayer. They try to kill each other. Sparks fly. Supernatural combat and hot angsty romance ensues.


It's dark, edgy, violent and desperately romantic. I hope you love it!


How much emotion does it take from you to write?

It can be exhausting. But you have to pour yourself in to the emotional parts of the book, or they'll fall flat. If I'm not crying at the finale, I'm doing it wrong. At the end of REDEMPTION? Sobbing like a baby. I only hope I've translated that emotion onto the page!

What is your favorite part of the book?

The kissing parts, of course! And I love the fight scenes. And the scenes with evil demons, and crazy archangels, and mad vampire coven masters. Which kind of covers the lot, I guess...

What was your favorite scene to write?

There's a part where Japheth and Rose chase their demon quarry to Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, trying to stop him spreading a horrible vampire curse. Let's just say they don't get what they expect.


Oh, and there's a part near the end where the sky rains fire. What's not to love?


You can only pick 3 words for your main characters..what would they be? *to describe your main characters*

Ha! I probably say something different every time I answer this... For Rose, I'd say determined, guilty, protective. For Japheth: courageous, self-doubting, lost.

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why??

Dashiel - one of my Tainted angels - is always easy to write, because he says what he's thinking and doesn't take crap from anyone. There's no subterfuge with Dash. It's all just hanging out there :)

The hardest one to write in this book was probably Rose, the heroine. She's very angry and in-your-face, but she's also sympathetic, kind and crippled with guilt. It's an emotional minefield every time she opens her mouth.

How many books are you shooting for in this series??

As many as they'll let me have! It'll take me four to get to the ending I have in mind, so you never know...

What are you currently working on?

Something new and sekrit, bwahaha...

Do you have anything due to release soon?

I have a short vampire romance called HUNTER'S HEART due to come out sometime soon, a sequel to my story HUNTER'S BLOOD. It's about a vampire demon-hunter who falls for her quarry, a powerful shadow demon - but he has dastardly ulterior motives. Slaying and hot sex ensues. And it has very cool villains.

What's one thing that you enjoy about writing?

Everything. But I particularly like reaching the end of a draft. There's nothing like having a completed novel manuscript to play with.

Since we're cover hussies....what was your first impression of your cover?

'Damn, that dude looks crazy!' And then I remembered that, well, this is Japheth, he of the ice-prince facade and the wildfire heart. He is a little crazy...

After that, it was all about the wings. Hot golden wings. Phwoar...

What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?

I do like my paperbacks, but I like ebooks too!

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?

I'd love to write a big fat historical epic, but I'm not sure I've got the expertise. Historical readers are too knowledgeable. I'll stick to fantasy, where I'm allowed to make stuff up.

Okay.... personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there... Hahah...

If you thought you were safe... Nah... Forgot it... Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!

What is on your night stand/dresser?

Books, mostly.

What are you listening to you right now?

Nothing. I'm stuck on a delayed train... You did ask :)

What are you reading right now?

A non-fiction called THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER, about a locked-room murder case in Victorian England.

What is your favorite season? Holiday?

Summer. Where I come from, that means Christmas! Though I'm currently living in the UK, so summer means cold and rainy...

And what has been your best b-day present ever??

I like any birthday presents! Chocolates, books, flowers...

Hard and Quick Time! Don't think... Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks... I will be right back...

You know you do... Quickie time... Think fast....

Are you a quickie kind girl?

Whatever's going at the time suits me.

Dark or Milk Chocolate?


Whipped or Melted?

Melted. With cherries.

Straight up or with a twist - sex?

Is that like Olympic diving, or something? The pike somersault with two and a half twists? Sounds painful... But hell, I'll take it! Twist, thanks :)

What's ur fave drink - in a glass or on him?

Glass, thanks. Too much work to lick it off when you're thirsty.

Spank or Flogger?

Now you're thinking too much. Let's just get on with it :)

Junk or Health Food?


Ties or Chains?

Ties. None of that rusty metal, thanks. Let's have some sexy silken scarves, or something...

Leather or Lace?


Soft or Hard... Bed, where was your mind?

Hard. It's no use if it's all floppy.

Control or Be Controlled?

Can't we all just get along?

Hot Wax or Whip Cream?

Cream... Mmm...

Vampire or Werewolf?

Vampire. I just don't get the whole sexy werewolf thing :(

Twitter or facebook?

Twitter. you pin?

No. I have an account but I've never gotten around to it...



***Giveaway Info Time***

Tour Wide Giveaway Kindle Fire
Or if the winner lives outside the US they will receive an equivalent value Amazon gift card

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Good luck!!!

About the Author:
Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy and romance writer.

She writes dark paranormal and urban fantasy romance, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colourful heroes with dark secrets.

She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behind her. Currently, she's terrorizing the wilds of Northumberland.

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! Photobucket


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  2. Great interview.I LOL at some of the quickie answers.
    Sounds like a really good book.

  3. {waves} thanks for stopping by, ladies :)

  4. Excellent interview... Was the delayed train in question the one to Manchester recently, by any chance? :)

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  11. Great interview, this book sounds wonderful! Can't wait to read it. Thanks for being part of the tour!

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