Author Override: Lara Nance

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Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

Why do we love Dracula?


I have to admit, when I was young and watched Dracula movies, I always pulled for him. I wanted him to escape with his female victim and beat the good guys.


Maybe so, but I’m not the only person fascinated with the vampire legend. It’s been going on for years, and will likely continue. People keep saying vampires are old news, but personally, I don’t see the loss of interest just yet.

So, what is it that makes us love this monster? These are my opinions, but they make sense to me.

First, of all the monsters we’ve built over the years, he’s the best looking as a monster. No one wants a date with Frankenstein or the Mummy. And the Werewolf is only hot when he’s in his human form. Creature from the Black Lagoon? Damp and Yech. But Drac is dark and mysterious and ahem, rich. Definitely the best bachelor of the lot.

Second, he has something to offer his female victim. That bite on the neck is supposed to be the next best thing to orgasm. Then there’s the whole turning into a vampire and living forever with your lover thing, too. Hey, it’s gotta be cool being able to fly and crawl on the ceiling, not to mention commanding some of the darker creatures of the night to do your bidding. All the other monsters just want to kill you…

Third, Clothes. Yep, Drac’s wardrobe rocks. A tuxedo with a black cape? Almost as good as a military uniform to attract the fairer sex.

Fourth, He the tortured male we all want to save by our love. We don’t want to be the female he kills just for a snack. We want to be the one he bites so we can live with him forever, because he loves us so much.

So, those are my theories. What do you guys think? Why do you love Dracula?

I hope you’ll also check out my latest release, DraculaVille – New York, for a new twist on the vampire story. It’s available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in both E-book and print. And stop by my website to let me know how you liked it!

DraculaVille, (New York #1)


            Super Ad/Publicity Agent, Talia Quinton, is poised at the top of her career to receive a much coveted job representing the world’s largest advertiser. She’s shocked and humiliated when the account is given to a rival agent with much less experience. Instead, Talia is ordered to come up with a publicity plan to bring tourists to Romania. An account not worth a tenth of the one she’d hoped for.

But she’s not called Talia the Tiger by the New York ad world for nothing. When she discovers a newly made and abandoned vampire named Drake, she takes on the job of healing and grooming him into the face of her new campaign.

Instead of touting the ancient country’s rolling hills and historic castles, she turns the advertising world on its head by bringing Romania’s dark past to the center of the presentation. She proposes they build a fantasy themed amusement park/resort for adults called, DraculaVille, right in the heart of Transylvania. And Drake will pose as Dracula, their spokesperson. A vampire pretending to be an actor, pretending to be a vampire.

Talia’s disturbing attraction to Drake is only one obstacle in her path. She soon discovers New York fairly swarms with warring vampire communities and she and Drake have landed right in the middle of their biggest conflict. On top of that, the odd members of the Romanian National Publicity Committee begin making strange demands that keep Talia constantly on the edge of losing the account and her reputation as New York’s most formidable Account Executive.

As a last straw, Talia and Drake are kidnapped by a ruthless vampire gang and forced to fight for their lives as the clock ticks on completing the assignment necessary to retain the DraculaVille account. Their only hope of gaining freedom is to consent to an ancient vampire bonding ceremony. There’s one problem. To complete the ceremony, Drake must kill Talia and turn her into a vampire. But despite her unavoidable attraction to the hunky vampire she saved, Talia’s not ready to die.

Available at:
Amazon | B & N

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About the Author

Lara Nance grew up and lived in many cites throughout the South. She loves to write in a variety of genres, but the basis of all of her stories is a great tale of entertaining women’s fiction that will take you on an adventure of imagination. Smart stories that make you wonder, and live the romances you dream about.

If you want to escape and lose yourself in a novel, you’ve come to the right place. Choose your genre and settle in to be entertained. From thrilling mysteries and steampunk tales to paranormal romance and adventure, she’s willing to explore a variety of compelling stories full of danger and suspense, along with a touch of romance.

Having been on the fencing team in college and now living on a sailboat convinces her that she was a pirate in another life, or possibly kin to Errol Flynn… However, due to the unfortunate demise of the romantic pirates of the past, she lives out her fantasies, thrills and adventures in her stories. Lara loves to weave interesting true historical tidbits into her fiction which invite the reader to explore further after the novel is finished.

Currently docked in Norfolk, Virginia (until the wind changes) Lara enjoys living on her sailboat and spends time reading, of course writing, indulging a variety of artistic endeavors, cooking and sailing with her husband, Joe and their Yorkie, Rio.

Connect with Lara:

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

Lara is giving away a copy of DraculaVille
(winners’ choice of paperback or eBook)
to one winner at each blog stop.
Open to international readers as well.

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Tracey D

Lara Nance is a new author for me but not for long. I look forward in reading her works.

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Susan H.

You had me at Dracula- definitely now on my TBR pile!

laurie goudge

Lara Nance is a new author for me but not for long. I look forward in reading her works.


I can already tell I’m going to like this book based on her explanation for why we love Dracula. So funny! Can’t wait to read it.

Monica V.

I have always enjoyed vampire stories and movies. I totally have the same reactions as Lara Nance.


This sounds like a great read. i love the new twist on an old romance.

Sandy Lion

This sounds like a whole lot of interesting. Count me in. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol L

Lara is a new to me Author but I will be checking out her books. I loved this blurb. Dracula is sexy to me just with his dark and sensual nature. His devotion to the woman he ites is appealing 🙂
Thanks for this chance.
Carol L

Mary Preston

Dracula is certainly the most handsome out of all the creatures I can think of. The old world charm that comes to mind is a bonus.

Lori Meehan

New author to me. The book sounds interesting.

I can honestly say Dracula was my first vampire love. His love knows no bounds, he’s seductive, has plenty of experience and has a sexy accent…how can you not love him?! Can’t wait to read Draculaville, thanks for the chance to win.


Congrats to Lara on her new release ! Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing 🙂


Sounds like a great read! going on my wishlist!


Thanks for the heads up on this new to me author, books and the the chance to win!


I really like the idea of a vamp pretending to be an actor who pretend to be vamp. I would love to read how it turns out

Starla Y.

Thanks for another interesting book to add to my tbr list. I will have to check Lara Nance out as a new author.

Janie McGaugh

Sounds like a fun book!


This is the first I have seen of this book and author. It looks like a really great read.


I look forward in reading the book. This book sounds amazing. Thanks for the snippet.

Victoria Kennedy

Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win! 😀


Beautiful description of the story. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lara Nance

Thanks for hosting me today. And Wow, love all the great comments. I hope you love this story. I really fell in love with all the complicated characters as I wrote the book. Stay tune for book two and three of this series, later in 2013. Thanks, Ya’ll!!!! Lara


This sounds like an interesting new series, can’t wait to read it!



Love this, =) thanks for the giveaway & Happy New Year!
fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

pam howell

would love to win & read