Saturday, June 1, 2013

{Blog Tour} Character Interview with the heroes of "After Dark" by Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger + Giveaway



I'm super excited to be hosting a stop on the After Dark Blog Tour! This new release features two, steamy stories by paranormal romance authors Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger that are guaranteed to heat up your summer reading! Today, I have the pleasure of sharing my interviews with the alpha heroes of After Dark, they have vampires and demons to kill so let's get right to it...



Character Interview with Damon Brock, hero of Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger

RtDS: Damon, I’d like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us today. I know you’d rather be out hunting vampires so let’s get on with it…

DB: The faster is this ends the better. My author forced me to clear my schedule until this is finished.

RtDS: Give us three interesting facts about you.

DB: I carry at least five weapons on me at all times. My most valued possession is a silver sword passed down in my family for several centuries. I am descended from a line of hunters which pre-dates the Execution Underground.

RtDS: Describe your author in 140 characters or less.

DB:  Kait and I did not get along at first. But Kait refuses to take no for an answer. I tolerate her. She’s somewhat sadistic. She and Tiffany get along like schoolgirls.

RtDS: Walk us through a typical day in your life.

DB: I sleep most of the day, and then when night falls my work begins. I spend every evening hunting or organizing my division.

RtDS: Do you have any hobbies?

DB: Does enjoying my job count?

RtDS: If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do?

DB: Spend it with Tiffany. Ideally, I’d go back in time and Mark’s blood wouldn’t be on my hands.

RtDS: What is your most prized possession?

DB: A sword passed down in my family for several centuries. Kills bloodsuckers like a charm.

RtDS: Who’s your favorite fictional vampire hunter?

DB: I don’t have time for that sort of thing—movies and reading—but my author is yelling Dean Winchester from behind me. She says he’s a hunter, too.

RtDS: What’s your biggest fear? You don’t have to answer this one if you don’t want to…

DB: I don’t divulge my fears to anyone.

RtDS: What motto do you live by?

DB: Kill vamps first, ask questions later.

RtDS: Anything else you feel like sharing?

DB: I’m not a sharing is caring type of person.




Teaser Character Interview with Lysander from The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter

RtDS: What is your author like?

Lysander: Sadistic at times.  She paired me with a Harpy, the spawn of demons!  But she’s also…kind of wonderful.  She paired me with a woman I never would have chosen for myself, but one I now know I cannot live without.  A woman who is utterly perfect for me.  Bianka challenges me, amuses me…and tempts me in every way.

RtDS: If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do?

Lysander: Once I would have said “kill as many demons as possible.”  Now, after meeting Bianka?  Have sex with my woman—then kill as many demons as possible.

RtDS: What is your most prized possession?

Lysander: Bianka Skyhawk.  I crave her more than air to breathe. (Though she would remove my heart with her bare hand if she heard me refer to her as a possession.)

RtDS: When you walk into a room, what do you expect people to notice about you?

Lysander: The glint in my eyes that says I would as soon kill you as look at you.  (It’s not a glint that lies.)  The magnificence of my golden wings—never touch!  The fact that I expect every order I give to be obeyed without question.  And the great love I have for my woman.  Speaking of my woman, she says I should have gone with “godlike manjunk.”

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There you have it, one dark and mysterious vampire hunter and one feisty demon killing angel...the two sexy men of the After Dark anthology! Which do you think will be your next book boyfriend? I think I've already found mine but I'm not telling just yet ;)



About the Book...


A timeless seduction. A unique temptation. And a whole world of dark desires... 

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter&nbsp

The Darkest Angel 

Winged warrior Lysander has been alive for centuries, and yet he's never known desire-until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of his enemy, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the untouched Lysander into temptation. He may try to evade her attempts, but even  the most iron-willed demon assassin can resist for only so long.... 

And from debut author Kait Ballenger 

Shadow Hunter 

Vampire hunter Damon Brock's first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead.  But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs... and their newfound hearts.


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Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, bellydancer, graduate student, and soon-to-be-professor. She is the multi-published, award-winning author of the Execution Underground paranormal romance series. With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait is currently earning an M.F.A in Writing. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she hopes to be a bestseller and to see her novels on the big screen.

Look for the next two books in her page-turning Execution Underground series: Twilight Hunter, book one (August 2013) and Immortal Hunter, book two (January 2014). For more information, please visit www.kaitballenger.com or follow her on Twitter @kait_ballenger.



Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other series.  She has written over thirty novels and novellas.  Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  






Giveaway provided by author

One signed copy of After Dark by Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger

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26 comments:

  1. Awesome post! Thanks so much for hosting us!

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  2. Those were so fun to read! Good job seester!

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  3. Haha! I can picture Kait yelling behind Damon, that is perfect! And I look forward to meeting Lysander real sooon :-)

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  4. Thanks for the fun interview and congrats to the ladies on the new release! I'd have to say my book bf will always be Roarke :) For obvious reasons.

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  5. Both sound wonderful, not sure I can pick >.<

    Kassandra
    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  6. Man! That's a difficult choice! First of all, as a fan of the Lords of the Underworld series - I've got them all and have almost finished reading all of them - I'm glad to read that Lysander will be paired with a Harpy! He deserves a hard time because he's given the Lords such a hard time... LOL! I'd probably pick Damon to be my next book boyfriend. I like his sword but I hope he gets over killing vamps... I like them! Thanks for the contest!

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  7. I'm thinking Damon, but I'm willing to let Lysander change my mind.

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  8. I'd choose Damon Brock, he sounds yummy!

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  9. I can't wait to read Damon's story! I've already spent quality time with Lysander previously, and as sexy as those gold wings are, I'm excited for fresh man. ;)

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  10. I'm not sure if I can choose between Damon & Lysander. They both have qualities I really love in my book boyfriends. Can I just have both? ;)

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  11. Well between the two mentioned it would be a hard choice. While I like Gena's lords I think I might like to shake it up and choose Lysander.
    Thanks :)
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Oooh - definitely Lysander - golden wings! :)

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  13. Lysander, totally!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Beth H.
    elizhaney78 at gmail dot com

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  14. Im thinking Lysander, but we will just have to see.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  15. I'm thinking Damon, Lysander is sounding kind of stalker-ish lol

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  16. Damon!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Lysander. No question. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Damon! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. I will have to read to it to know who to choose:)

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  20. Thanks to everyone who commented! =D

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  21. Damon! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. My pick would be Damon first but I would not mind have TWO book boyfriends. ;) Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  23. Damon, however Lysander sounds yummy.

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  24. Neither would be my book boy friends. I love them yes, but my heart belongs to Larissa Ione's Wraith and then to Gena's Maddox :). Thank you for the giveaway.

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