Sink Your Fangs into Red Night by @RCKClose

Every once in a while, someone will drop into your life and completely shake things up. Author RK Close is one of those people for me. It started over on Twitter when I sent her a message that went something like this… “Can you explain to me the difference between urban fantasy and paranormal romance?” She seemed to be an expert at both, whereas I have a bit of genre ADD. She jumped right in and offered me some wonderful explanations and advice. We’ve been fast friends ever since.

If you like sexy vampire books, you need to check her out. She is a Wattpad featured author with a trilogy that’s packed full of more fangs and sexual tension than a Transylvania night club.

RED NIGHT by RK Close

Life is good for Samantha Chase. She’s finally caught the eye of the handsome and quiet professor she’s been crushing on, and her PI business continues to gain new clients. But life takes a sharp turn when Sam becomes entangled with two mysterious men. She soon learns that vampires are not just scary stories told in the dark of night. Some are dangerously… attractive.

Adam, a seductive and provocative vampire claims to be on the trail of a murderer but can’t seem to keep away from Sam. Alex, is far more than the unassuming sexy college professor next door.

When a killer sets his sights on Samantha, the unlikely trio attempt to work together to protect Sam and stop the killer. Not an easy task when both men hate one another and Sam isn’t sure she can trust either one of them. Everything Sam holds dear is threatened in this fast paced paranormal romance-thriller.

RED NIGHT is a fast paced sexy urban fantasy with an endearing heroin who stumbles into love and danger, with grace and humor.

“Never believe the illusion that I am human, Samantha. My very nature desires to take advantage of you, in every way imaginable.” Adam ~ RED NIGHT

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What sparked the idea for your novel?

When I sat down to start my story I had no idea what I’d write besides the fact it would be paranormal romance/suspense in an urban setting. My entire story started with putting my main character, a female private investigator in a busy shopping mall while following a woman who is part of her current investigation and an unknown male. My first chapter ends up with her following them to the dark underground parking garage where the situation escalates quickly with a situation she never expected.

I don’t really plan very much when I write. I’m definitely a Pantser and not a planner when it comes to writing. My characters sort of dictate what will happen and when. Sometimes they surprise me.

 How do you deal with writers block?

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced writers block. I’m over half finished with my second story but I don’t run out of things to write so far. I’m sure that could change. As long as I know what the next chapter is about, writing it is easy for me. Editing is another monster entirely. I loath the editing part of writing and I find all sorts of busy work to keep me from it. My Achilles Heel would be grammar but I’m working on it.

What inspired your love of Vampires?

That’s easy! Anne Rice is responsible for my vampire addiction. Rice creates creatures that are so believable and deeply complex that you love and hate them in equal doses. Some you pity and others you want to punish. But all of her characters pull strong emotions from you. Her writing has a way of captivating the reader and pulling them into a fantasy world that starts to be believable. Who doesn’t want to get lost in their fantasy novel?

What is your favorite book and why?

There are so many books I’ve never read but currently my favorite author and novels are Karen Marie Moning and the Fever Series! I highly recommend these stories to anyone who enjoys a strong female lead who is believable. What happens to her and our world is not but the story has intense action, sexual tension, epic romances, a plethora of alpha males and all the paranormal aspects to keep you on the edge of your seat and dying for the next book. I’ve read the entire series at least three times and I could read it again. I love this story and its characters that much.

How would you celebrate when you make the Best Seller list?

I have all these little dreams to hire a house cleaner to come in once a week. Cleaning is the bane of my existence as a wife/mother. I’d love to spend a couple months in a country estate in Italy, France or Ireland while writing my next novel. I’d love for my husband to be able to retire from the fire department in four years, rather than continue working two jobs. I’d love to pay for all three of my kids college without having to take a 9-5 desk type job to make it work. Most realistically I’d have a big party for friends and family and then take my family on a memorable vacation. Our past family vacations are some of my fondest memories and no fame or fortune could ever be better than those precious moments. But making new ones would be wonderful.

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Blood Mother by @Tammy_oja is Why Kids Should Never Talk to Strangers

Blood Mother by Tammy Oja

Blood Mother is Bram Stoker meets Law & Order: SVU.

It’s the kind of book that has the power to make Anne Rice ask, “Wow, why didn’t I think of that plot?”

There are no sparkly vamps in here, folks!

This gritty vampire tale may be the most underrated story on the entire Internet. No joke. Calina is probably one of the most well-written villains I’ve ever read. I love her and I hate her in equal portions. There is so much depth to her personality and her story that I often realize I’m cheering for a baby-killer! Major kudos to Tammy Oja for making me feel so twisted and nefarious. *clap clap*

This book is truly a gem and you can read it for free on Wattpad!

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Calina remembered very little from her life before it was stolen from her. As she cradled the sleeping boy in her arms, she tried to recreate the one thing she could never forget: the feeling of being a mother. She hummed softly the way she had for her own children and kissed his cool cheek. When she had spent every moment she could with him and the sun threatened to rise, she fed from his tiny throat. It was euphoric, but it lasted only for a moment. Then the hunt to find another would begin.

Stone Hoyt was assigned to the solve a string of child killings that everyone believed was the work of a serial killer on the loose. But Stone was more than a street cop and knew firsthand the work of the undead. His past experience and training would lead him to network the underground and invade the nests to find the vamp that decided children were acceptable targets. And when he did, there would be no hesitation in putting a stake though its heart and sending it back to hell where it belonged.

Interview with Tammy Oja

What inspired your love of vampire novels?

When I was young, vampires were awful and wonderful. I slept with a wooden crucifix to keep them from coming in my room at night. Bruises were nothing compared to being a meal. I loved Lestat, Dracula, and every scary vampire out there. In the last few years I see my daughter and her friends swooning over the romantic soft loving vampires with good looks and clear souls. While I love that diversity, I feel like they get cheated if they aren’t given the dark side as well. I don’t want to lose that exciting fear I remember having. There’s room for all vampires, but I wanted to bring that side back.

Your villain is super-twisted. Does she make you cringe sometimes?

All the time!!  I love her though, as much as I hate her. She has lost every good part of her. I feel for her because she didn’t choose it. And, in her own way, she is evil because she misses what was good about her–being a mother. When I get comments from people saying they love her and hate her, it excites me because I know I’m conveying exactly what I feel.

How do you find time to balance personal life and writing life?

It’s probably easier for me than most. I get to work three 12 hour shifts as a nurse, and my characters are never quiet. So I don’t have to choose between cleaning and writing. They make me write. It’s a passion that is new, but I hope lasts forever. I’m still learning the trade, but I have amazing friends who encourage and cheer me on. I can’t imagine loving any activity more.

How are we going to celebrate when you make it on the best sellers list?

With champagne!  And a paper bag to stop hyperventilating. And sending huge thanks to a few people who have really made it possible. You, Elicia, have been a true inspiration and support system that totally gave me belief in my writing and this book. RKClose who gave me a beautiful cover that I still drool over. And Juliet Lyons who saw this story sitting on my shelf with 22 reads and no votes and started shouting. She changed the title and literally said “Hey, this is good, get writing, this story will be read.”  There are so many amazing people that I am just awestruck to stand beside and so proud to be inspired by. That is the big win for me. Holding it in my hand, that will be seeing a dream literally come to life. Like magic!!

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