by Celeste Carrara
Serena, a twenty five year old newly turned vampire longs for a normal life. Daughter to the king of the Northeastern faction of vampires her life is anything but normal. Her actions are ruled by her duty to her people and her father's demands. Serena's father Sebastian is impossible to please no matter how hard Serena tries. Loyalty and fear keep her trapped in her life.
While tending to business for her father Serena meets Nick, a handsome young realtor whom she finds herself attracted to regardless of the fact that he is human. Even though she knows better she can't seem to stop herself from falling into his arms, and his bed. Nick gives her a glimpse into the normal life she wishes for but how long can she ignore their differences?
When humans start showing up drained of their blood with obvious vampire bites on their bodies Sebastian takes it as a direct challenge to his authority. Someone is gathering his enemies with intentions of stripping him of his title. The only two he can trust to aid him is his daughter Serena, and his assassin Alex. Little did he know that once the two meet all their lives would change forever. No one can change the course of fate. When destiny calls they try to fight it but neither Serena nor Alex can deny the pull of their souls yearning to be joined.
Ladies and gents, please put together a warm, smutty welcome for a new author to me!
Why don't you tell us a little about yourself.... Something that we cannot Google about you, lol! I’m a stay at home mom with two kids and have been with my husband for nineteen years. My favorite thing to do besides writing is baking. If I’m not in my office writing, I’m in my kitchen baking up blueberry muffins, red velvet cupcakes or sugar cookies.
Tell us a little about your book? Give Me Forever is an erotic paranormal romance. When Serena meets her soul mate Alex, she has already fallen for another man, Nick. Alex is a player and doesn’t want to be tied down to anyone, especially the vampire king’s daughter. Threats to the kingdom bring Alex and Serena together and they fight their need to be with one another. Their souls are yearning to be together and their feelings are hard to deny. After heartache and tragedy, they finally give in. Not everyone is happy about their union, especially the king, Serena’s father, Sebastian.
How much emotion does it take from you to write? Writing a book is an emotional roller coaster. This is especially true when you write about relationships and you draw from your own personal experiences. It takes a lot out of me and I have to decompress with music after writing a difficult scene.
What is your favorite part of the book? My favorite part of the book is when Serena and Alex meet for the first time.
You can only pick 3 words for your main characters..what would they be? *to describe your main characters*
Alex: Immature, Protective, Fierce
Nick: Respectful, Honorable, Kind
Sebastian: Leader, Ruthless, Fearless
Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?? The easiest character to write was Nick. He is so sweet and honorable, it was easy to write about him. The hardest was Sebastian. He is such a hardass, and frankly a jerk sometimes. I wanted to portray him for who he really is, but I didn’t want my readers to hate him. Underneath the tough exterior, there is a small soft spot, but I don’t want to say anymore. I have to leave the rest for his book!
How many books are you shooting for in this series?? It was 6 but now it’s looking more like 9!
What are you currently working on? I am working on the next full length novel in my Paranormal City series. It’s book 5 and is titled, Give Me Your Love. The release date is fall 2013.
Do you have anything due to release soon? I just had my fourth book in my Paranormal City series, Give Me Pleasure, released on May 14th.
What's one thing that you enjoy about writing? The escape into another world.
Since we're cover hussies....what was your first impression of your cover? Wowza! Yup, that was my first thought! It was so hot, and beautiful I was blown away.
What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks? Ebooks I’m all for instant gratification lol. I love that I can get a book I want in a few seconds on my ereader.
Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try? I would like to one day try my hand at a dystopian novel. I even have an idea written down but I’m hesitant to move forward with it. I also have a YA fantasy novel started. I’m hesitant to move forward with that one too. What’s my reason? Well, like anything new, it’s unchartered territory for me and that makes me apprehensive.
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? Clock/radio, and a box of tissues.
What are you listening to you right now? I listen to so many bands and artists of so many different genres. Most recently, like the past week, I’ve been listening to a lot of Fall Out Boy, Walk The Moon, Falling In Reverse, and My Chemical Romance.
What are you reading right now? Nothing! That’s because I’m in the middle of writing my next novel and I don’t like any distractions during the process.
What is your favorite season? Holiday? My favorite season is the Fall and my favorite holiday is Halloween. I love the crisp air, changing leaves, and fall festivities like apple and pumpkin picking.
And what has been your best b-day present ever?? My best b-day present ever was on my 30th birth day my husband bought into the Disney Vacation Club (Disney’s timeshare at Walt Disney World). I love Disney world and this gift has enabled me to spend every year at Walt Disney World, my happy place!
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? Sometimes
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Dark
Whipped or Melted? Melted
Straight up or with a twist - sex? With a twist
What's ur fave drink - in a glass or on him? Pomegranate Lemonade in a glass with lots of ice.
Spank or Flogger? Spank
Junk or Health Food? Health Food
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Lace
Soft or Hard... Bed, where was your mind? Soft
Control or Be Controlled? Depends on my mood
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Hot Wax
Vampire or Werewolf? VAMPIRE
Twitter and/or Facebook? Twitter
Pinterest or not? Pin it!
With apprehension I answered, “Serena. My name is Serena, and no I don’t believe we’ve met before.” Unsure of what his reaction would be, I waited for his reply.
A look of realization flickered across his features. “I’m honored to meet you Serena.” He took my hand in his and kissed it gently. “I had no idea Sebastian’s daughter would be so exquisite.”
I remained silent, not knowing what to do. The knowledge of who I was would either make him want to get closer or run far away from me. Either way most men treaded very carefully around me and I knew my father was the reason.
“What brings you to a place like this, Serena? I wouldn’t imagine your father approving.” He spoke with a sexy grin that made me wish he would make a move on me.
“It’s my birthday! Besides, I’m actually here often. I’ve never seen you here before. Where you been hiding?” I asked with a flirtatious smile.
“I’ve been out of town for awhile and got back recently. Looks like I have perfect timing. Please tell me you’re here alone and that I’m just catching you after a feeding instead of a celebratory screw.”
Instinctively I moved closer to him, my eyes never leaving his. “I’m here painfully alone.” Our attraction hummed in the air as we stood locked in a heated stare.
Casually, Gage extended his hand out to move a strand of hair away from my face. “No one should be alone on their birthday.”
Celeste Carrara is a self-published author of the erotic paranormal romance series Paranormal City. A stay at home wife and mother, Celeste never dreamed she would be so fortunate to be a full-time writer. She resides in New York City with her husband of over fifteen years and their two children. All of Carrara's books are based in her hometown, her favorite city Manhattan.
As a child she loved reading and used her writing of poetry as a way to escape her troubled childhood. Life got in the way, and her reading took a back seat to raising her kids. After her children became self-sufficient, and she had more time on her hands, her sister told her about a "hot new paranormal romance" she had to read. Celeste jumped in and returned to her love of reading. Always fascinated by all things paranormal, and a lover of romance, Celeste devoured every paranormal romance she could find. She has always liked her books with some spice so it came as no surprise she found erotic romance.
All this reading sparked the writer within. An idea for a story came to her one day and she decided to put it on paper. Soon, the ideas were flowing and she couldn't stop writing. With encouragement from her husband, and best friend, Celeste completed her first novel, Give Me Forever, and hasn't looked back. Currently she is working on more books of the Paranormal City series as well as stand-alone erotic romances.
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