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
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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