VampChix welcomes debut author, Laurie London to the hotseat today! Laurie will be stopping in a time or two during the day, so if you have questions, leave them in the comments. Also, one lucky commenter will win a copy of BONDED BY BLOOD from Laurie!
Yes, Another Vampire Novel
First of all, thank you, Vamp Chix, for having me on today! My debut novel, BONDED BY BLOOD, is the first book in the new Sweetblood series, vampire romance from HQN.
I read with interest Jon F. Merz’s post about how his fascination with vampires began. Mine also started as a child, but it didn’t begin with a nightmare about The Count from Sesame Street—I love that! But like Jon, I loved Salem’s Lot and read about vampire legends and how they were rooted in actual historical events.
Then in high school, my sister and I watched Fright Night eight times in the theater. Chris Sarandon played Jerry Dandridge, this amazingly hot vampire, and we totally fell for him. Although he’s a typical blood-sucking bad vampire, I try to ignore that fact. Watch this, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B5HzueNeOE
I found him to be gorgeous, mysterious, sexy, magnetic, suave, tortured, confident and dangerous. It just so happens this describes Dominic Serrano, the hero in BONDED BY BLOOD. But whereas Jerry follows his instincts and gives in to temptation (actually, I don’t think he ever considers NOT giving in), Dom chooses to fight it. Most of the time.
Dom is the leader of a team of vampire Guardians, sworn to protect humans from Darkbloods, members of their race who kill like their ancestors and sell the blood on the black market. The rarest blood type, called Sweet, is highly addictive to vampires and commands the highest price.
When he first encounters Mackenzie Foster-Shaw, a sweetblood human, he almost kills her. Weakened from injury and over-exposure to the sun, he is unable to control himself when she comes to his aid. Only through sheer force of will is he able to tear himself away from her.
For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love.
She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her.
For an excerpt and to learn more about my books and upcoming releases (book 2, EMBRACED BY BLOOD, comes out in July), please visit my website at www.LaurieLondonBooks.com.
You can also find me on Facebook www.facebook.com/LaurieLondonAuthor
and Twitter www.twitter.com/LaurieBLondon
Thanks for having me on today! Since you’re all vampire fans here, can you tell me what YOU find so compelling about this creature of the night? And have any of you seen Fright Night? It’s an oldie, but goodie!
I’m giving away a signed copy of BONDED BY BLOOD to one commenter. Good luck!