It’s time for the July 2013 online Blogger Book Fair! Check out the BBF directory for links to all of the great authors and bloggers who are participating and the fun events scheduled for the fair. I’m excited to be hosting four authors over the next four days: M.L. Guida, Eileen Sharp, Jennifer Barry, and Nicole Zoltack. Hope you’ll read about them and their books! Plus, I’m going to give away a $10 Amazon gift card. All you have to do is leave a comment on any of my BBF posts here and you’re in the running.
For Day 1 I’m featuring M.L. Guida, author of A Pirate’s Curse! She was kind enough to answer some fun interview questions. First, let’s read about her book!
Like a dark angel, Captain Kane O’Brien rescues Hannah Knight and her father from drowning after vampire pirates murder their crew and sink their ship. Struggling to control and hide her telekinetic powers, Hannah discovers the honorable and bold captain possesses his own secrets.
Every full moon, Kane turns into a vampire. Finding out Hannah not to be the cabin boy she resembles, but a beautiful, luscious woman, tempts all his appetites. Desperate to be free of his curse, Kane considers handing Hannah over to a demon. But after Hannah uses her power to save his ship from his immortal enemy, Kane can no longer deny his attraction and vows to protect Hannah with his life.
To find true love, they must combine their powers to defeat evil vampires, thwart Hannah’s misogynist fiancé and escape a crafty demon.
Get your copy of A Pirate’s Curse on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/ML-Guida/e/B0076R7VSO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Author Interview: M.L. Guida
I’m very excited to be participating in the Blogger Book fair and for being a guest author on Cindy Young-Turner’s blog. I’m a paranormal romance writer and write both historical and contemporary romance. The supernatural has always fascinated me and I fell in love with vampires at a very young age. Something about a hot guy sucking on your neck, mmmmm. I wonder why?
1. Which books/authors have most influenced you and why?
There are so many authors that I have influenced me and I will name of few. Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon have influenced me based on their world building. They took vampires and created a new vision rather than relying on the same traditional story.
Based on their trail blazing, I was able to create my own world of vampirism. Instead of being bitten and being turned, my vampires are created by drinking from a cursed lake and turn into vampires during every full moon.
My new book, A Pirate’s Curse, is on sale for .99 on Amazon during this tour. Find out if Kane can break the vampire curse.
2. If you could meet one of your fictional characters who would you choose and why?
I’d choose my hero, Kane O’Brien. He’s honorable, determined and flawed. He feels responsible for his crew being cursed and vows to make them human again, but turning over an innocent girl to a demon isn’t something he’s willing to do. Vowed to find another way, he’s not afraid to challenge the forces of evil. Someone I’d want to have around when I’m frightened. Every time there’s a full moon, I think of Kane.
3. What fictional world would you like to visit?
Besides Kane’s world, I’d want to visit Dean Winchester’s world. By watching the series Supernatural, I learned how to write about touch male characters and how they deal with internal and external conflict. I love the battle between the brothers, and the fierce loyalty they have between each other. One of my favorite episodes is with Madison. She’s a woman turned into a werewolf and Sam tries to find a way to cure her, but in the end, Dean and Sam have to admit defeat. The ending is emotional and although not a HEA, its still one of my favorite episodes. I won’t give the ending away.
I have to admit one of these days I’ll have to use Madison in a story. I love that name. Perhaps, Dean and Sam, too.
4. What advice would you give your pre-published self, knowing what you do know?
I’d tell myself think out of the box. There are many different paths to getting published and putting all your hopes into one chest leads to disappointment. When I first started, I wanted to get an agent and be published by the big six. The big six publishers are not the only catch out there. There are other ways to be published and pursuing these other paths is exciting. Maybe some day, I’ll try to get an agent and land a lucrative contract, but for right now, I like throwing my hand into self-publishing and small presses. So, my advice would be—take a risk. Don’t be afraid to take an alternative road.
5. Waiting for the next season of Games of Thrones is a challenge, but now is the time to prepare. What three things do you want to have one hand when the Others come down from the Wall?
I have to admit I’ve not watched this show. I know groan, groan. But I can list three things. You’ll have to tell me if they would work.
- Dean Winchester
- Sam Winchester
- The Colt.
I figure the brothers would be able to figure out what to do with anything supernatural and well, the Colt can kill anything supernatural. I’m anxious to watch the next season of Supernatural!
M.L. Guida lives in Colorado near the Rocky Mountains. She loves to take her cocker spaniel, Sadie, for walks on the trails behind her house. The supernatural has already interested M.L. and even as young girl, she’d read Alfred Hitchock’s Three Young Investigators, her favorite being the Mystery of the Green Ghost.
Today, she continues to love the superantural and one of her favorite shows is Supernatural. Yes, she’s a Sam and Dean Winchester fan. Her favorite monster has to be a vampire and after reading Dracula and Ann Rice’s vampire series, fell in love with vampires. She also loves to write about angels and demons, the constant battle between bad and good.
M.L. Guida just finished obtaining her Master of Arts in Creative Writing and now currently, has two masters. The other being in a Master of Social Work.
She currently is writing for Passion in Print with her Angels of Death series and has a contract with Lyrical Press and will be releasing a new paranormal novella in March 2014. She is currently working on her new Legends of the Soaring Phoenix and plans to release the first novel in the summer of 2013.
She is a member of Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America.