Thursday, January 14, 2010

Guest: Jill Myles

Readers, please welcome Jill Myles to VampChix today!  She has back-to-back releases that feature sexy succubi fallen angels and vampires.  Jill will give away a copy of GENTLEMAN PREFER SUCCUBI to one lucky commenter (US-only; please state country in comments).  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, so do stop back!  











Re-vamping the Vampire

Small confession to make – I broke the rules of vampire-dom when creating my characters.

Oh, sure, my hero Zane still sucks blood and dwells by night. He has no reflection. Red eyes. He’s broody and dark and sexy and works for an evil vampire queen. But he wasn’t born from the bite of another vampire. That’s not how it’s done in my world.

When I was creating the storyline for my Succubus Diaries series, I was actually more fixated on fallen angels. That was the mythology I wanted to play with – there was something so fascinating and sad about the angels that had fallen from Heaven because of the love of human women. Vampires? Not mentioned anywhere in any of my research.

But…a few of the fallen angels in my story had a darker side to them. They weren’t happy with being exiled to earth. They wanted more power. What does one do when one wants power? They trade for it, of course. I won’t share what they traded (shhh!) but suffice to say that one of the trades was the curse for blood, and now they must feed every night to sate the blood hunger within them.

Vampires, but not quite the usual vampire, right?

You could kind of say the same thing for my succubus. I didn’t start out wanting to write about a succubus, after all. I wanted fallen angels (remember?).  But I wanted the story told from a heroine’s point of view. I was discussing the problem with my sister over lunch, and one of us cracked a joke about vampires being blood-starved. I joked back that they might also be ‘sex starved’ too, since everyone knows that with vampires, blood and sex go together.

Of course, the concept of a ‘sex starved’ vampire started blooming in my head, and the next thing I knew, I had an idea for a succubus heroine. One that had needs like a vampire…sort of. Instead of blood, though, she needed sex to survive.

And the rest was history. The Succubus Diaries series deals with Jackie Brighton, a normal woman who wakes up one morning to find herself in a Dumpster, and no clue of how she got there. She slowly finds out that her world has changed and that she’s been turned into a succubus – the minion of both a vampire and a fallen angel. Problem is? She’s attracted to both…

I know that there are vampire purists (and even succubi purists, oddly enough!) that wish I hadn’t played with the vampire and succubi myths so much. But I like the changes! I like the new mythology to play with. And I really, really like my vampires – the Succubus Diaries wouldn’t be the same without them.

Jill Myles
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Read a sample chapter on my website – http://jillmyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Myles_GPSmm_ch1_4P.pdf


Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Book 1 of the Succubus Diaries — OUT NOW! (released on December 29)

After a one-night stand with a fallen angel and a bite from a vampire, forgettable Jackie Brighton has been changed into a succubus.  Now, she’s turned into a babe, needs sex to survive, and can puts people to sleep with a touch of her fingertips. Sounds great, right? Except for the fact that she’s caught between both the Heavenly and Infernal Host in an ancient turf-war, and now both sides want a piece of her…


Succubi Like It Hot

Book 2 of the Succubus Diaries – Out on January 19th!

With a flirtatious new figure, her dream job as an archaeologist, and two  gorgeous boyfriends to scratch her seductive Itch—an angel and a vampire—Jackie Brighton is totally getting the hang of life as a succubus.

That is, until she’s cursed…

17 comments:

Stacy Stew said...

No need to enter me, but I really enjoyed this book. I give it 5 stars....Stacy

jennifer said...

The book sound wonderful please enter me

cissikat said...

I would love to be entered! I love the concept of fallen angels, very dark yet so sexy!

Robin K said...

Sounds awesome! Please enter me as well.

robin@intensewhisper.com

Raven Corinn Carluk said...

I'm a bit of a vampire purist, and yet I like what you've described. It's a unique take that piques my interest.

throuthehaze said...

This series sounds great! I love the covers :)

Anna Dougherty said...

These titles have been on my wish list for awhile now and I think the series sounds fabulous! I like the twist on vampire mythology and fallen angels are just so compelling.

Sarah said...

I'm not entering the contest (I'm in the UK) but I just wanted to say that I love the sound of these books. I actually quite like it when authors mix up the mythology a bit as long as the story is well written & the way their world works is consistant across a series. It makes things interesting to change things up a bit sometimes :o)

Anonymous said...

Jill has created quite an interesting "mythology" with her fallen angels - Love the dark and the light side!

Xid Trebor

booklover0226 said...

These are 2 books I look forward in reading... I can't wait!

Thanks,
Tracey D

elaing8 said...

These sound like great books.can't wait to read them

van_pham said...

Sounds like my kinda book :), please enter me.

thanks for the giveaway!

joder said...

I find the world you've created to sound very interesting so I'm really hoping to win this book!

Linda Henderson said...

These books sound very intriguing. I would love to read them.

I live in the USA.

Lou Gagliardi said...

If you think about..realistically a succubus is a vampire, of the sexual variety since the legends of old claim that the succubus "feeds" on the sexual energies of men.

The stories also say that a succubus is also an incubus in female form.

Rosie said...

Hi there, can't wait to read these books. Please count me in on the contest.

Thuyvu said...

these books sound really interesting. Please count me in.

i live in the U.S.