Saturday, June 16, 2012

Masquerade Book Tour: Character Interview with Felicity Heaton & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Masquerade Book Tour!

Felicity Heaton, also known as F E Heaton is a paranormal romance author who quickly became a favorite. Her vampires are dark and sexy and I can't get enough of them. Felicty is promoting her lasted release in the Vampires Realm Series, Masquerade. If you're a fan of paranormal romance or a vampire junkie like me, you must add these to your reading list, I'll be the first to admit I read some of the books in the series out of order and was still able to follow the story due to Felicity's brilliant storytelling.

Tynan is one of my favorite characters in the series and I was thrilled when Felicity asked me to host her interview with the dark, brooding and mysterious commander of the Venia Guard! And now without further ado, I introduce you to the star of the today's interview, Commander Tynan...and stay around and enter the giveaway!

Character Interview with Tynan from Masquerade 
and the Vampire Realm Series
by F E Heaton

It’s wonderful to be here at Romancing the Darkside for the next stop on the book tour for my new vampire romance, Masquerade. Masquerade is the tenth book in my ongoing Vampires Realm romance series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others, as Masquerade does stand alone.

Today I’m going to be interviewing Tynan. Tynan is the commander of the Venia guard and the man in charge of Sophis and Vivek, the unruly heroine and hero in Masquerade. He’s going to tell us more about them, about himself, and also about what’s been happening at the Venia mansion since the story ended.


FH: I have Tynan here with me today to give us the dirt on Sophis and Vivek. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?

TYNAN: I am a vampire of the Venia bloodline and together with my brother, Jascha, am one of the youngest vampires to achieve a high position within the guard. I believe readers have already met my brother, and myself in his story, Reunion. If anyone does not know the tale... I was turned first by a member of the Venia household, and not long afterwards my brother was turned. I was happy to be reunited with him, but it is not the life I wanted for him, even if he is happier now than he ever was as a human. When I was human, I was a member of the Russian military with my brother. We worked as special agents and continue to use that knowledge and experience to our advantage as vampires.

FH: When we caught up with you in Masquerade, you had made it to the position of commander of the guard. What was it like to achieve that position at such a young age? I mean, you’re not even sixty in vampire years yet.

TYNAN: True. I am very young and it did prove a problem at first, but a vampire’s strength and abilities don’t just come with age. I have always been strong as a human, and it seemed my strength carried over into my life as a vampire. The experience I had as a special agent in my human life also gave me a solid ground to build upon as a vampire in the guard. Both myself and Jascha quickly moved through the ranks despite our age, and I believe he probably would have been commander rather than me if he had decided to remain at the mansion rather than going with Marise to the Law Keeper compound in Vilnius.

FH: Because of your position as commander, you were in charge of Sophis and Vivek, both of whom are older than you are. What were your first impressions of them?

TYNAN: That sense does not necessarily come with age.

FH: Harsh, but true.

TYNAN: *smiles* I first met them when I was just a guard like they were but we were never part of the same squad or sent on missions together, so I never really paid much attention to them. I was focused on gaining ranks within the guard, much like they were, and on my brother. I first worked with them shortly before they suffered the brutal attack by the Romanov twins. It was obvious they harboured feelings for each other, so I didn’t understand at first why things became strained between them after the attack. As I gained ranks, I began to take more notice of other guards, and their behaviour stood out. When I became commander, I felt it was my duty to somehow repair their relationship. Not out of any sense of friendship, but because they were a danger to the family and my position.

FH: Because they constantly fought?

TYNAN: Yes. As commander, every guard was my responsibility and their behaviour reflected poorly on me. I also felt it was likely to get them both killed, or somehow result in something detrimental to my bloodline. There was another reason I often intervened though... having seen my brother and Marise part on an argument and remain apart for decades, all because Marise would not tell my brother the truth... I did not want to see that happen to Vivek and Sophis. I knew they still had feelings for each other, and I forced them together to make them face those feelings, and perhaps spill the truth in the process.

FH: Very wise. It certainly worked. They’re together now thanks to you and probably thanks to the Romanov twins showing up again. You took a chance on them though, giving them both missions that meant they had to work together for the safety of the bloodlines. That was a huge risk.

TYNAN: It was... but I had faith that they could carry out their duties and protect the bloodlines, and that the mission would give them both an opportunity to wise up and realise their mistakes. I knew that should anything happen, the stronger lords and ladies of the bloodlines, and the Law Keepers would take care of it. I just didn’t see it turning out the way it did.

FH: No. I can bet you didn’t. Now that you’ve played matchmaker, and have gained a friend in Lord Hyperion of the Validus bloodline by the sounds of things, how have things been at the Venia mansion?

TYNAN: Change is difficult to accept and process. I think the bloodline will take some time to become accustomed to everything that has happened. I know that I will. Jascha has remained at the mansion to assist me and we are on our way to repairing the damage. Once the mansion is back in order, we will have other issues to address. Lord Hyperion has been very kind and has sent some of his Watchmen to assist us in guarding the grounds. The Venia guard find the Watchmen intimidating. They don’t say it, but I see it. It is understandable. Each Watchman is over five hundred years old after all. Ten times my own age.

FH: But it must be nice to have them around when so many of your own guard were lost. How have Sophis and Vivek been?

TYNAN: Sickening. You should see them. Whenever they think no one is watching, or even when they know someone is, they are kissing and sharing moments that make me want to pour acid on my eyeballs. They break apart whenever they notice me and it is difficult at times to keep a stern face and not laugh at how jittery they are around me now. I regularly talk to Vivek about duty rosters and other problems with the guard. He has grown up a vast amount in the past few months. The change is quite shocking and something I am still getting used to. Sophis has remained her usual self. She is determined to prove her worth, and is doing a fantastic job of it. She has been training recruits and is handling the task well. It is not easy to take twenty newly turned vampires and train them in combat. Having said that, she took Vivek and turned him from a child into a man, so perhaps it is just a natural skill of hers. *grins*

FH: I’m beginning to wonder if you need to grow up a little too... but I’ll put it down to the Hyperion effect. He’s rubbed off on you.

TYNAN: Perhaps he has. I do rather enjoy teasing Vivek and Sophis. I think Lord Hyperion would be proud of me.

FH: You don’t have a ladylove yet do you? Will we be visiting the Venia mansion again soon to recount the sordid tale of your romance?

TYNAN: *laughs* Perhaps. There is one woman who has been driving me insane recently.

FH: Ooh, now I’m intrigued... but not as much as I am about something else. I have to ask before I let you go... where do those tattoos of yours go when they caress the curve of your hips and sneak under the waist of your trousers?

TYNAN: *laughs again* I really do not think I should say. It is more fun to leave it to the imagination, no?

FH: No, it’s not more fun. I want to know. Readers want to know.

TYNAN: Come back and write my story, and you can tell readers just where they go. Deal?

FH: That’s a deal, alright. Thank you for taking a moment to talk with me about Sophis and Vivek, and teasing me and readers with your romance... and where those sexy tattoos go!
 
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If you would like to find out more about Masquerade or the Vampires Realm series, you can visit the official Vampires Realm website at http://www.vampiresrealm.com

I would also like to take this moment to mention that there is a grand giveaway running throughout the whole of the Masquerade Book Tour. The top prize is a KINDLE TOUCH plus bundle of Vampires Realm series ebooks 1-9 (doesn’t include Masquerade), and it’s open internationally.

You can find all the giveaway details at the Masquerade Book Tour page!


MASQUERADE
VAMPIRE REALM SERIES ~ BOOK # 10
BY F E Heaton 

Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart.

Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella.

With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds?

Read an excerpt: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Masquerade

Available in e-book from: Author's Website | Amazon Kindle | Amazon Kindle UK | Amazon Kindle Germany | Amazon Kindle France | Kobo Books | Smashwords | All Romance Books

Available in paperback from: Amazon | Amazon UK

About the Author


Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

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.




Ms. Heaton is giving away a signed, personalized paperback copy of Seventh Circle plus signed swag!

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26 comments:

  1. I love character interviews! They give the potential reader a glimpse into the story before it has been read. Yes, I would definitely read this book, as well as the others in the series. I'm very interested in reading them now after spending a considerable amount of time reading excerpts and the author's website.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm a winner. :)

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  2. I loved Tynans character interview yes Hyperion has been rubbing off on him it seems! lol If i hadn't read the book already this interview definitelty would have made me want to read it :) He gave a different view on the couple and outside view :) His interview was very funny but also gave a bit of a backstory with i really enjoyed especially how he likes to enjoy how jittery they are like two teenagers getting caught by their parents! lol And he should have told Felicity where that tattoo leads! the tease! lol I'm really loving the book tour blog hop :D thank you Romancing the Darkness for hosting this stop :) And thank you for the giveaway :)

    amieesnow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Felicity Heaton has created very good characters in Masquerade. Tynan seems very interesting and very mature despite his age and I like everything he say about Sophis and Vivek.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Artemis
    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  4. I loved the interview and so now want to read the books.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  5. It was a great interview. I will be reading the book for sure. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Crystal
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  6. the interview was great and i love the writing style of Felicity so yes i want to read this

    thanks you alot for the international giveaway

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I have already read some of the series and can't wait to get to MASQUERADE. As always an entertaining interview from the talented Felicity. I love her work. Thank you for hosting.
    beckyhjohnson79 @ yahoo.com.au

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  8. Absolutely!! A great interview. I've already got the series earmarked to read. It looks amazing.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. I do love character interviews. I love getting the insight into the character and how they think. I would most definitely get a book based on a character interview. Thanks.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  10. That was a great interview with Tynan. Wish he would spill more beans on Sophis and Vivek! :o)

    tamsyn5(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Yes I would definitely want to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  12. Character interviews are great, allowing you to get to know a character almost as a real live person. Yes, this definitely made me want to read the book and it is on my Goodreads to-read list :)

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  13. I love character interviews. 9 times out of 10 I end up reading the book when I read a character interview.

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  14. I always enjoy character interviews and definitely Tynan's interview is enticing enough to make me want to read the series:) Thanks for the giveaway! I love vampires and I have yet to try a book by Ms. Heaton, so I definitely want to read this one!

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  15. Tynan is such a good commander! He has a hard hand, but not cruel. I liked him. I already read the book, but these interviews make me want to re-read it (and I already did!) Can't wait to find out where those sexy tattoos go ;)

    Thank you for the international giveaway

    Andrea K.
    rea0903(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Oh I love tattoos. I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours. :P

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  17. Yes, it was a very fun and informative interview. I'd like to see more of Tynan. For research only, to find out where that tattoo goes. :)
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  18. What a great character interview! He is wise beyond his years! Tattoo...interesting...
    Thank you for the wonderful interview and giveaway!
    PhoenixCarvelli at gmail dot com

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  19. Yes, this is such a great and fun interview! And now I'm really curious about that tattoo :D

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  21. I love when Felicity creates character interviews. It adds to the characters personality and you see more of the reasons behind how and why they evolved into that character. As always she's left me wanting more of Tynan's story...but that's why Felicity's such a great author :)

    Debi01760@hotmail.com

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  22. Love the interview! I want to read this book even more now! LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    BeckyLoves2Read @ gmail . com

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  23. It was a great interview. cant wait for read this book ^^
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Oh Yea It Dose Make Me Want To Read This Series I Have Them On my Wish List. I Am In Love With This Series.

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  25. I loved the interview and so now want to read the books.
    This interview make me curious about this book and i looking forward to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  26. Love the interview and hearing Tynan´s POV makes me want to read his story, too =) Can´t wait to start reading this series,

    best wishes, Linda xo

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