Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Caressed by Night Virtual Book Tour: Interview with author Amanda J. Greene

I'd like to welcome author Amanda J. Greene back to Romancing the Darkside! I instantly became a fan after reading Caressed by Moonlight and am excited to have her back on the new blog tour for the second book in the Rulers of Darkness series, Caressed by Night. We have a lot to talk about so let’s get started…

Author Interview


Name 5 things your readers would be surprised to learn about you? 

Let me think…
1. According to my husband and most men at his command, I make some kick a** chili
2. I own every Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films
3. At my wedding, I walked down the isle to the Godfather Love Song
4. I love Formula One racing and UFC (Georges St-Pierre!)
5. Though I live in Southern California, I’m a Green Bay fan – have been since my mom brought home a foam cheese head hat when I was 7 or 8. She had gone on a business.


I too share your love of vampires! Did you struggle with making this popular paranormal creature your own while writing your books?

Well, my ideas just pop in my head…not exactly sure where they come from…the imagination fairy maybe. (shrug) The beauty of paranormal creatures is that, the writer can do almost anything with them.


Your first book, Caressed by Moonlight is more of a Historical Paranormal Romance, while Caressed by Night takes place hundreds of years later, what made you bring the Rulers of Darkness into present time?

I thought about having Caressed by Night be a historical, but what I have planed, it was better to go this route. In the next book, the past 200 years will be discussed more, since things took place that will affect what will happen now.


Who is your favorite hero in the series so far and why?

So far, I would was Dimitri because he is just so…brooding, blond, and yummy.


Which type of characters is harder to bring to life in your experience, the likeable heroines, the detestable villains or the alpha heroes?

Creating characters is easy and I try to build their world around them. What is the most difficult, for me, is trying to make them all different: personalities, their challenges, their emotions, etc. I want my characters to stand out, not only from each other, but also from other characters created by fellow authors. The characters, their stories, and their world has to be memorable and enjoyable.


Can we expect to see any other supernatural creatures make an appearance in the Rulers of Darkness series?

In this series, there are vampires, witches, and shape-shifters. However, the latter has been mention in the first two books, but the shape-shifters will come to the forefront in book 3, Caressed by a Crimson Moon. Spoiler: the leading lady will be a half-breed shape-shifter.


Can you give a sneak peek of what we can expect in the next installment of the Rulers of Darkness series?

I have been dying to share info on the third book, though I have been waiting for people to read the second before I let the secrets slip. Well, I already said that the leading lady, Eva, will be a half-breed shape-shifter. Who will be the hero…or rather the tortured vampire hottie? Hadrian Lucretius! Yep, the “mad king” who exiled himself has come back.
The third book will have a lot happening, not only between the main characters, but the side characters. The remaining romance stories to come will be step up and foreshadowed. I’m so excited!


If you had to compare your books to another series, which series would you choose?

Wow! Um…I don’t know who I would compare myself to…I would not say Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series or J.R. Ward’s BDB series…but I would say my work can be considered similar. I would love to one day be listed along with those I have mentioned and other amazing authors.


What book or books are currently on your nightstand?

Kresley Cole: Hunger Like No Other (rereading)
J.R. Ward: Lover Eternal (rereading)
Jane Jameson: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs (waiting to be started)


Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?

Thank you for your support and your continued interest in my series. I hope you that enjoy Caressed by Night and what is to come within the Rulers of Darkness series.



Just for fun:
All time favorite vampire movie? 
Love the Underworld Movies (Kate Beckinsale is so hot lol)

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only pick one person, who would you want for company?
Rehvenge….sigh…if only he were real…

What’s your current guilty pleasure?
Zours…I love my sour candy!

Morning person or night owl?
I’m a night owl for sure. I don’t go to sleep until 2 or 3…or later.

Coffee or tea?
Love both but I prefer coffee.


Amanda, you're my kind of girl, I would choose Rehvenge too! Thank you so much for taking the time to my questions and congratulations on the release of Caressed by Night! I’m anxiously awaiting the next book!

CARESSED BY NIGHT
RULERS OF DARKNESS #2
BY AMANDA J. GREENE

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.

Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. 

Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.

While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Book Trailer:

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An Excerpt from Caressed by Night

“You’ve healed,” she whispered. Her voice was rough and her throat ached from her screams. “Your wounds are gone. That…that is impossible.”

“Not for me,” he grated.

Her eyes narrowed. “What are you?”

He dropped his head. Why now? Why did it have to happen this way? He cursed, damning Fate for the tricks she played. He hadn’t wanted it to happen this way. He wanted them to take their time, to get to know one another before he shared his secret with her. Now he was cornered. He had to tell her or―no. He would not erase her memory; he could not disrespect her that way. He would not take the coward’s way out. He had to tell her.

His heart clenched. What if she rejected him? What if she hated him? What if he repulsed her? She was his mate, but that was no guarantee that she would understand, that she would stay with him or that she would love him.

“What are you?” she demanded again, her voice shaking.

Her thoughts screamed at him. Vampire. Vampire. Vampire! He forced his gift aside, shoving it back into the darkness of his mind.

“I think you already know,” he said before pulling his shirt closed. 


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About the Author

Amanda J. Greene is an erotic paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found  playing the role of a full time university student, who works part time. 

She lives in Southern California with her very supportive military husband and their sweet cocker spaniel. 

For more information about her upcoming books, visit www.amandajgreene.com, blog www.amandajgreene.blogspot.com.

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A HUGE THANKS TO AMANDA GREENE FOR STOPPING BY!



1 comment:

  1. Oh, great interview! :) I'm looking forward to reading this series, it sounds like a good one, and the covers are awesome!

    Enjoy,
    TBQ
    TBQ's Book Palace

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