Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spotlight: Linda Lee Williams Visits to Talk About Her Latest Release!

Today, we're doing something a little different. Fellow author Linda Lee Williams is stopping by to talk about her awesome vampire book!
 

Hello, Linda! It's great that you're visiting MLB.  :)

 

 

 

Hello! Thanks so much for having me!

 


 

 

My pleasure, of course! So, let me ask a few questions since you're here...

All right.


 


Can you tell us a little about your latest book? When did it come out and where can we get it?

 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00QE5RQNY

New England Nights is the third book in Blood & Company, my vampire romance series.  Although it connects to the other stories, it can be read as a stand-alone novel.  The book, which I published earlier this year, is available on Amazon.  New England Nights, Old Town Nights, and Sisters of the Night are all 99 cents through Memorial Day weekend.

 

So, what inspired you to write your book? How did you get into writing paranormal romance?

 

I’ve always been drawn to unusual love stories…ones with some kind of supernatural element or paranormal twist.  With my Blood & Company Series, I wanted to create a believable world where vampire-human hybrids coexisted with regular human beings while keeping their true identities secret—except from the fangless people they love.

What, do you feel, sets this book apart from other books in the genre?


The sense of “normalcy.”  My vampires are born the way they are, not made.  They’re not immortal, nor can they turn other people into vampires.  Yes, they need blood to survive, but they also eat food.  They have families and friends—hopes, dreams, and fears, just like the rest of us.  It’s not easy to fit into modern-day society when you’re a subspecies…

In addition, you’ll find no werewolves, shape-shifters, angels, or demons in my stories.  However, I tried to remain true to vampire mythology in different ways.

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00QE5RQNY

Great!



So...give us a teaser or two if you can.


The nightmare struck out of nowhere.
Norah was running along a dark, deserted beach in a dense fog, and something was pursuing her.  A predator—that was her first thought.
The dank sand chilled her bare feet, slowed her down as her legs pumped harder to put more distance between her and whatever was hunting her.  Her heart pounded and she gasped for breath.  Norah knew that her survival depended on her ability to escape.
Falling, she struggled to get up, but sheer exhaustion and the heavy, shifting sand held her back.  Norah jerked forward, supporting herself on her hands, peering into the impenetrable haze.  “Who is it?” she cried.  “Why are you doing this to me?”
Geoff walked out of the swirling mist, dressed in a black sweatshirt and jeans.  He stood there, watching her.  “If you stay with me, I’ll hurt you,” he said.
“But why?  Why would you want to hurt me?”
He helped her up.  His inky blue eyes shone unnaturally, with a desperate, almost hungry look.  “Go home, Norah.”
With a wave of his hand, the sea smoke dispersed.  She found herself standing alone on the landing of his Long Island condo.
“What am I doing here?” she asked of no one.
Geoff’s voice echoed in her head: “My home will always be your home.”
She awoke with a start, sitting straight up in bed.  Her heart boxed the walls of her chest and her breath came hard, as if she’d indeed been running for her life.
Norah switched on the lamp.  The nightmare clung to her like the cool, damp fog, and she trembled.  Why would she have such an awful dream about Geoff?  Did she sense she was in some kind of danger?
Still shaking, she went into the kitchen and heated a mug of milk.  Inside, Norah felt as cold as she had on that beach, and nearly as frightened.  Normally, she could decipher her dreams; but the mixed messages in this one eluded her.
The warm milk calmed her, and she returned to her room.  Norah studied Geoff’s seascape, the numinous light and mystical water, the spirituality of the painting.  She had no reason to be scared of anyone God had blessed with such talent and insight.  No reason at all.
Norah got back into bed.  It was a long while before sleep claimed her.
 

Riveting!
So, I'm sure readers are curious about your next writing project. Can you tell us what you've got cooking up now or is that a secret?

I’m working on Brothers of the Night, the final installment in the series.  This novel ties all of the books together and solves a tragic mystery dating back a quarter century.  Characters from the other stories figure prominently in this one, especially the Slater family.  With any luck, I hope to publish Brothers sometime this summer.   

I have a reincarnation novel in the works.  That will most likely not be available until next spring.

Ooh! How exciting!
Thanks so much for stopping by to tell us about this book, Linda!
 
My pleasure!

Readers, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this exciting paranormal romance!  ;)


http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00QE5RQNY

Here is the blurb.

All is not what it seems to be on the eastern seaboard…

Abandoned late at night, Norah Sheridan shows up on Geoff Hammond’s doorstep, leaving him no choice but to take her in.  Attracted to Norah, Geoff risks breaking every promise he’s made to his dying mother.  Will Norah care that the handsome, renowned painter and his other artistic friends are vampire-human hybrids, pursuing their talents in Bridgeport, Connecticut?  Or will she fall in love with Geoff despite herself?


This book sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it!


About the Author: 

Linda Lee Williams writes "contemporary romance with a paranormal twist."  Her stories revolve around imperfect characters, their families and friends, and a host of life issues.  Currently, she has four published novels and is part of a short-story anthology.

After moving to Denver from Chicago, Linda taught creative writing classes and formed a writers' group.  An outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, biking, and birding.  She loves critters of all kinds.  During her journeys, she's called Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, and Colorado home.  Wherever she roams, she finds inspiration in her surroundings.


 
Linda's Books:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Crazy-Authors-Melanie-James-ebook/dp/B00U85SIJ2/ref=la_B00CB1K7SG_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431012940&sr=1-1
 

http://www.amazon.com/Treasured-Moments-R-E-Hargrave-ebook/dp/B00QSJL9OI/ref=la_B00CB1K7SG_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431012940&sr=1-3

 
 
http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00QE5RQNY
   
http://www.amazon.com/Sisters-Night-Blood-Company-Book-ebook/dp/B00J9241Z0/ref=la_B00CB1K7SG_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431012940&sr=1-6
 
http://www.amazon.com/Town-Nights-Blood-Company-Book-ebook/dp/B00DZ106QO/ref=la_B00CB1K7SG_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431012940&sr=1-5
 
http://www.amazon.com/Elsewhere-Linda-Lee-Williams-ebook/dp/B00CAUIIDY/ref=la_B00CB1K7SG_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431012940&sr=1-2