Nov 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Adina Falling by Melissa Brodsky ~ Excerpt ~ Author Interview ~ Giveaway

                                 

                                        
Title: Adina Falling 

Author:  Melissa Brodsky

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Virtual Tour Dates: 10/29/13 -11/12/13

Series: Threads of Fate, Book 1

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance




Blurb:

This novella is intended for Mature audiences only. There are scenes not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Thread One, Adina Falling, is the first novella in the Threads of Fate Series.

Best-selling erotica author, Adina LaCroix lives a fairly charmed, normal life. Born a Vampire , Adina is forever 21. She is successful, beautiful and wealthy, the envy of women and the object of desire for men. Her days are occupied with more human pursuits such as writing and avoiding unwanted phone calls from her publisher and her mother. With nightfall, however, her Vampire nature takes over and her hunt for blood and sex consume her.

Wanting to keep her conscience clean, she refuses to kill her prey, usually men with dark secrets. Instead, she uses the gift of mind control to implant permanent fears into her victim’s minds, ones so horrific that they will live in fear of death if they continue their evil ways. It was her way of doing the world a favor.

After her divorce from Michael Diamante, one of the most power-hungry and evil vampires in the world, Adina has remained single. Threats of permanent death from Michael have made her hesitant to find a mate. However, rumors have begun circulating around plans the Elders, the governing body of Vampires, have in store for her.

Plagued by a recurring nightmare, Adina begins a quest for answers. The only problem, instead of finding what she has been looking for; Adina is faced with more questions. Questions in the form of two men, Caleb Locke and Xander Stark.

One man holds promises of undying love and passion while the other holds the key to unlocking her secrets, and maybe even her heart.





Excerpt:

Downtown Birmingham was the happening place tonight. Full of sex, desperation and alcohol. Not a good combination for mortals but a succulent feast for vampires. I could sense that I was the only vampire in the city, at the moment. Most of my friends were hanging out in Detroit. They didn’t want to venture into the “burbs” this evening. No reason to really. So, I was soloing it this evening.

I only preyed on men while many of my kind were indiscriminate.  I went after cheaters and criminals, it was the least I could do to aid society. Savory characters, in more ways than one. Men with hidden agendas and dirty secrets. Like the one I was stalking tonight.  These were the ideal quarry.

Walking a little further, I felt him. Stronger. His thoughts. His essence. I knew I was getting closer to him. I shuddered again, anticipation rolling down my spine.  I probed his mind and for a moment, I actually felt sorry for his wife.  He was a prick, without a doubt.  His character didn’t matter to me, I wouldn’t be with him for the long haul.  I was simply going to use him to meet my needs, however temporarily long that would take.

Without realizing it, I had stopped in my tracks. I had arrived. Looking up at the awning, I realized I was finally at my destination. Effortlessly pulling open the heavy door, I walked down the stairs propelled by the heavy masculine pheromones beckoning me. Taunting me. Teasing me by mixing itself with flowers and spices.  I felt a tugging in my sex, a desire I couldn’t wait to drown in. 


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Author Interview:

1. How will you describe your book within a sentence?

My book is in a genre of its own.

2. Tell us about your favourite one among the characters of your own book?     What special qualities make the particular character your favourite? 

I LOVE Adina.  I love her spunk and sarcasm.  She’s most definitely my most favorite character I’ve ever created.

3. Genres you like to read? Genres you prefer to write? Why?

I prefer to both read and write paranormal. Well, because I life real life.  I like to read about stuff that most likely could never happen! 

4. When and how did the thought of this story come up? 

Well, I was on a plane coming home from California back in 2009.  It was a late-night flight and pretty bumpy.  So, I ordered myself a glass of disgusting red wine…I think it was a Sutter Home Cabernet…yuck.  And minutes later, I started writing about Adina LaCroix, a Jewish vampire.  The prologue of Adina Falling is modified from the original, 2009 story.

5. How do you plan out your writing? 

I plot out a bit of how I see the book getting from point A to point B and then…I let the characters drive it home.  Boy, can they ever take you for a ride though!

6. How do you feel now that you’re a published writer? Are you satisfied with     your achievement?

I’m thrilled.  I never thought I’d ever see this writing thing through to the end and I have!  I couldn’t be more excited.

7. Do you prefer self-publishing or the traditional form of publishing? 

Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me.  I self publish because it’s quicker than trying to find a publisher willing to publish me. 

8. Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Motivated.  Driven.  Strong.

9. Three most important things that an amateur writer must keep in mind           while writing his first book. 

The easiest part about writing is the actual act of writing.  Never give up.  Frustration is a natural part of the process, breathe through it.

10. How do you spend your leisure time? 

Um…I write.

11. Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not then what was your                     previous ambition and what made you change your decision and step in           the field of writing? 

I always, always, always wanted to be a writer.  Somewhere along the way, I got scared and stopped.  But, I got over the fear and pushed myself forward.  I couldn’t be happier!

12. Your top three favourite books of all time? 

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, Gone Girl (minus the ending because that pissed me off) by Gillian Flynn, School of Ages series by Matt Posner (you like Harry Potter? You’ll like this one better)





About the Author:

Melissa used to tell everyone she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Well, she is suddenly a grown up and it looks like she was telling the truth.
Living in a modern-day "Yours, Mine and Ours" household, Melissa is the biological mother of 3 children and the full-time stepmother to her husbands 2 children. On some days, she may even be considered "evil"...and not just as the stepmother!
With a strange vampire fascination since she was young, it was only natural that Melissa began writing stories about the Paranormal.
When she isn't writing, Melissa hangs out on Facebook way too much. And on occasion, she's been known to throw out some semi-nonsensical tweets over at @rockdrool.


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Giveaway:

Melissa is giving away five copies of her book (ebooks), plus a $10 Amazon gift card and two $5 Amazon gift cards for a total of eight prizes! Enter through Rafflecopter. Starts 10/29/13 and runs through the tour.

                                        
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