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.
Interview with Kristina from Crave by Felicity Heaton
It’s fantastic to be here today at Under the Covers Book Blog as part of my Vampirerotique Winter Tour celebrating the series and my latest release, Bewitch.
Today, I’ll be talking to the heroine of the second book in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series, the very sassy Kristina.
Kristina is a werewolf and she’s on the run from her pack because her alpha has decided he wants her to bear his child, and he isn’t giving her any choice in the matter. She’s a strong, independent woman who will bow to no one, but she has deep-rooted fears too, and it’s those that keep her from connecting to anyone on a more intimate level. A courageous werewolf, she has spunk and determination, and likes to toy with males. When she finds herself in the city of romance and being silently pursued in the nightclubs, Kristina thinks that it’s her alpha’s doing, but her admirer turns out to be a tall, dark and dead sexy vampire, and rather than despise the feel of his eyes on her, she craves it with a ferocity that astounds her. Always willing to go against convention, Kristina turns the tables on Callum and brings the seductive vampire to his knees.
Read on to find out more about it from the werewolf herself.
FH: I have Kristina here with me today to talk about her book, Crave. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?
KRISTINA: Callum said that you’ve already interviewed him, so I’m guessing he already mentioned that I have a tendency to go all furry and bite? I’m a werewolf, and while I’m from Britain and still live in London, I’m no longer affiliated with any pack. I’ve left my pack behind me and I have no intention of returning, especially now that I’m married to a vampire. I don’t think that would go down well at all!
FH: Yes, Callum mentioned you were a werewolf during my interview with him. Several times, in fact. You met him in your story, Crave. How did you meet and how did you feel about him initially?
KRISTINA: He stalked me. Seriously. I was on the run from my pack and the total dick of an alpha. He wanted me to lay back and bear his cubs, and I wasn’t having any of that, so I made a break for it. I’d managed to reach Paris and was feeling a little safer, and a little lonely. Werewolves run in packs because we’re social creatures and a lone wolf is a lonely wolf. I hated my alpha, but I missed being with my friends and other wolves. So, I went to a few clubs where I had found out werewolves went and mingled with humans, amongst other species. I think he might have been watching me for longer than I realised, but as soon as I recognised Callum was always there and his eyes were always on me… well… every instinct I had, both as a woman and a werewolf, lit up. Of course, they conflicted with each other, and I found myself subconsciously flirting with guys in front of him while at the same time trying to give him the slip. It was very strange. As a werewolf, it’s difficult to ignore my baser instinct to protect myself and defend against vampires.
FH: But that’s just because you’ve been raised by werewolves who have told you that loving a vampire is forbidden, just as Callum was raised by vampires who said the same thing about werewolves. It must have made your relationship difficult for you at first.
KRISTINA: Extremely. Like I said, I was torn between wanting to tease him and bring him to his knees, and wanting to keep running. I think the keep running instinct was because I had originally thought he was sent by my alpha to capture me… and then I realised he was a vampire, and I really wasn’t sure whether to feel relieved or even more frightened. In the end, I couldn’t take his eyes on me any longer. It was torture to have him watching me and feel the heat of his gaze, its intensity, and not do anything about it. I made him buy me a drink and I swear to god he was shocked to see me standing there, as though he had been subtle about his staring. Hello, werewolf? I could sense him tracking me… but hell, I didn’t need to… he wasn’t exactly subtle with his staring.
FH: *laughs* I don’t think Callum can do subtle. What happened after that?
KRISTINA: I made the mistake of letting him kiss me. God, it was leg-melting, thigh-quivering good and I knew I was done for. I tried to make a break for it, my self-preservation instinct telling me to get out while I still could and was still in one piece, heart intact. I knew that if I let it go beyond a single mind-blowing kiss that I wouldn’t be able to let him go. Callum just doesn’t know when to give up though, and part of me is glad of that fact because he saved me from a little bit of trouble with some bonehead werewolves.
FH: It’s not the only time that Callum has saved your fur. How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?
KRISTINA: A little difficult. I know that things have been hard for Callum, not just because he fell in love with me… a werewolf… and he’s a vampire. I’ve put a lot of pressure on him and I think he feels torn between the theatre and his friends, and me at times. I don’t want to pull him in two different directions. I want him to be happy, so I decided to move out of the hotel and into the theatre. I know it’s the safest place for me and Callum just wants to protect me. I’ve forgiven the vampires for what happened to me and I know it wasn’t their fault. I’m still a little nervous about being in a place full of vampires… but all the new additions to the theatre have made the place a riot.
FH: It most certainly is! You, Lilah, Sera, Chica and Elissa together will drive the boys crazy. We just need Snow to find himself a mischievous heroine now. Your story, Crave, is a book in a series. Can you tell us a little about the series and can we expect to see more of you in other stories in this series?
KRISTINA: I’m hopeful that I’ll make an appearance again, especially now that I’ve moved into the theatre. My being there has already lessened the pressure on Callum and removed a lot of the stress he was feeling, but he’s still at the end of his tether most days.
FH: I can imagine he is stressed. Whenever he pops up in the books, he’s either on the verge of tearing his hair out or he’s cracking jokes.
KRISTINA: Watch out for the cracking jokes. I’ve learned it’s what he does when he’s really stressed out and normally he’s one laugh away from insanity.
FH: Oh… then I think you need to de-stress the vampire before he explodes. *smiles* To round things off, can you describe yourself in one word?
KRISTINA: Insane. *laughs* I must be. I fell in love with and married a vampire!
FH: *laughs with her* True, but I think that just makes you a believer in true love, rather than crazy. We’ll leave crazy to Callum. Thank you for meeting with me today and chatting.
KRISTINA: Thank you for interviewing me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go de-stress that vampire of mine just as you said.
FH: I look forward to seeing you around Vampirerotique, causing trouble with the girls!
I hope you have all enjoyed this insight into Crave and life at Vampirerotique through the eyes of one of the sassy heroines!
All of the books so far in the series are available in paperback, and in ebook from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Kobo. Covet, Crave, Seduce and Enslave are available from Barnes and Sony Reader too. Bewitch will be available at those retailers soon. Excerpts are available for all of the current releases in the series, so you can get a taste of these wicked erotic romances.
Read more about Crave below, and visit my site for links to all the retailers and a hot excerpt:
His mind has been set on his work for the past one hundred years. Now a forbidden beauty has stolen his attention and is threatening to steal his heart too.
Callum has come to the city of romance on business, not pleasure, but when he sets eyes on a gorgeous werewolf in a nightclub, he can’t ignore the dark carnal craving she ignites in him. His work for Vampirerotique, the erotic theatre he runs with three other vampires, can wait. The only thing that matters now is satisfying his sinful hunger for a woman who most vampires would consider an enemy.
Kristina is on the run from her pack. Her alpha is intent on forcing her to bear his child and she’s not about to live through the same nightmare as her mother had. When a tall, dark and sexy vampire catches her eye, she can’t believe the ferocity of the desire he unleashes in her or the fact that she enjoys the feel of his eyes on her and his silent pursuit of her in the clubs each night.
When Kristina finally gets a taste of Callum in a forbidden kiss, will she be strong enough to resist the allure of the vampire and his offer to share his bed for a week of unbridled, wild sex, or will she surrender to her own craving for the safety and passion she finds in his embrace?
Books in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series
Unleash (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 6) – Coming in 2013!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.
In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.
If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:
My website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk
My blog: http://www.indieparanormalromancebooks.com
YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN A SIGNED SWAG PACK (SEE PICTURE BELOW) HERE AT UTC!
Be sure to follow this fantastic tour to learn more about the passionate heroes, wicked heroines, and life at London’s premier vampire erotic theatre! You can also find yourself in with a chance to win a $100 or $50 Amazon Gift Certificate if you follow the tour. More details, including how to enter and a full list of stops, are available at the Vampirerotique Winter Book Tour page: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/vampirerotique-winter-book-tour.php