Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saturday Spotlight is on New Author Victoria Embers

Today is a very busy day around Sassy Vixen. Not only is it the first day of the Hot Winter Nights Blog Hop, I have a special guest. For those of you looking for the Blog Hop click HERE and it will take you to the top of my posts and the start of the hop. 

Now to my special guest. Today I'm excited to welcome to Sassy Vixen a brand new author. Victoria Embers is here to share the first short story in her My Vampire Lover series. But before we get to how we can get our hands on this hot little book, let's learn a bit more about her.

Victoria Embers splits her time between being a stay-at-home mom and reading vampire fiction. She believes good romance should make you purr while good erotic fiction should make you scream, but in a good way of course. Embracing her love of vampires and werewolves and the naughty situations they find themselves in, she’s currently writing an erotic short stories series called My Vampire Lover with a blend of paranormal romance and erotica featuring, you guessed it, vampires and werewolves.

Now let's get down to business! Victoria come on out here and join me. I promise we won't bite...well, only if you want us to that is! ;) What inspires you to write?
Actually I’m new to all of this. A friend suggested I sit down and write the story I have been telling her and that’s what I’m doing. It’s a new adventure for me and I’m very excited about doing something creative.

In one or two sentences, give the core premise behind your story.
In the first installment of this erotic short story series, Caroline, a werewolf and golden guardian of the realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She's willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack. 

The next story I’m releasing next month is called “Redemption (My Vampire Lover #2).”

Raphael, a vampire and prince to the realm, faces a great challenge. After giving his blood to Caroline to drink, Raphael knows her life is hanging between life and death. Will she survive? And if so, what will she become being born as a werewolf pure blood? Raphael knows he must work fast to protect Caroline from his father discovering her existence while he also figures out how to save her.

What is the theme of the overall series?
I love the romance novels where the lovers want to be together, but can’t. I like the idea of Caroline and Raphael wanting to be together, but because they come from different worlds it is a big struggle for them.

Is this book a part of a series?
Yes, actually. I’m writing My Vampire Lover as a serialized series of short stories. I have the attention span of a ferret and I have heard other Indie authors say that it is very tough to write a full 80,000 or 100,000 offering of an ebook. I learned recently that an ebook that size is called an Epic. That was too scary for me and too much pressure and I am a very impatient person when it comes to getting tasks done. So with that in mind, I thought releasing each story separately would be something I could accomplish, start small and build on it.
I'd have to disagree with you a little bit on the epic category for 80-100K word ebooks. That's about average for the longer novels yes, but epic? I guess it depends on who is making the labels. My first one was labeled as epic and it was over 200K. You shouldn't be scared of the got the stories in you. Just let them flow out and see what you get. You just might surprise yourself! Most authors feel writing short stories is harder because you have to fit a lot of story in a limited size. It's hard to wrap up loose ends and make it a complete tale. Personally, I love them all! So get to work, girly! LOL

Let's get back to serializing your short stories. Are you’re confident in this approach then? I've seen similar, but with novellas and a little longer. 
To make a long story short (if I may put it that way)…yes,I am.  I decided after a lot of soul searching to put myself out there in the sea of Amazon in a little boat, instead of a big boat.  Lol! But seriously, I’m hoping to release a short story each month to readers, around the end of the month.

I think it’ll be a very exciting experience for both me, as a writer and the reader. I’m hoping if the reader is ready for my approach and that they will enjoy the anticipation of getting the next story, without having to wait too long. And I’ll get to learn more about what they think of the recently released story and get feedback. I like interacting with my friends on Facebook and other social networking sites, so I hope I get feedback from anyone who starts reading my series, My Vampire Lover. You know? It’s going to be fun.

How long do you think each story will be? Who will tell the story? I know in this first story, Conquest your female heroine, Caroline is a werewolf and she tells the story. Will she tell all of them?
I plan for each story to be one scene or a few scenes, averaging around 2,500 to 5,000 words each, probably more like 5,000. I’m currently working on the second one now. Originally I thought Caroline, my werewolf heroine who is kidnapped by her vampire captor who then  turns into her lover, would tell the story. But now I want to have each story go back and forth. I think that will be more fun. Caroline has told the first story from her point of view in “Conquest.” The next story will be told by her vampire lover, Raphael. He will tell the next story.

How many books to you anticipate will be in this series?
Probably around 10 to 12 short stories.

Excerpt from “Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1)”

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I felt his warm, wet tongue dart in my mouth, sucklingly my bottom lip.  A sting of pain surfaced.

I shrieked, quickly pulling away from him.

He held me fast in his arms.  Our eyes locked.

Again I tasted the sweetness of blood, but this time it was my own.  Carefully, I licked my bottom lip where he had bitten me.

Another gleam from the moon shone upon his face, his bright eyes sparkled with a savage knowledge beyond lust and desire, one of sheer hunger.  He would be mine.

Before I could stop him, he slashed at his well-toned chest with his nails.  Lines of blood formed across his muscles.

“Drink of me.”

Then he resumed fucking me fiercely, refusing to stop.

I stared at the streams of blood rolling down his chest as I rode him.  The wolf in me instantly awoke.  Warm rushes of power and hunger rose up in me.  The wolf was coming for me and I wouldn’t be able to deny him.

“Let it go,” my vampire lover whispered into the night.  “Drink of me.  I’ll make you queen when Father dies and we’ll rule this kingdom together despite them.”

The moon bathed him in its lush glow and I couldn’t resist marveling at his naked form.  He was exquisite.  His thick, muscular chest glistened with blood and sweat and I held on to his shoulders as I drove my hips down upon his, feeling his magnificent cock serge deep inside me.  Each stride I took sent me ever closer to him forever.  I took his mouth with a savage intensity I had never known and then I lavished my kisses upon his chest, licking his blood and sweat in long, broad laps.

We will be together.

I leaned my head back, exposing my neck completely. “Do it. Do it now. He’s here!”

Answering my request, he pulled me into his embrace and sank his teeth into my neck.

I cried out, instantly thrusting myself upwards to meet his fanged kiss. A flood of raw, electrifying sensations exploded inside me and multiple orgasms rocketed through me.

He lifted me slightly off the bed and he drank from me, holding me gently in his arms the whole time.

I pressed my back into his firm hands and focused on meeting his tempo as I rode him. The room began to spin. Blood trickled down my chest, running past my belly button and along the inside of my thighs. A delightful shiver of fear passed through me as my vampire shuddered and came inside me. I will be his.

I have the full 2,500 word short story Free at Smashwords now. 

I've already got mine! What about you vixens? Go ahead and click on the link under the cover and it will take you right to the Smashwords page so you can get your copy. They have any ebook format you need. 

Do you have anything else you'd like to say to those visiting us today, Victoria?
I’d like to invite any Indie Authors reading this article to be featured on my blog. I’m wanting to build my audience and I’d like to highlight other Erotica authors who are writing in this genre. Please see for more information.

I'm headed over there myself today but before I go, here are the rest of the links where you can find Victoria and her work. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for stopping in to share your new short story, Victoria. As I said in the interview, I got my copy on my Kindle now. I've only had a moment to read the first bit of it, but I love it so far. :)