Alexandra Leveau comes from an ancient voodoo priestess clan that's been feuding with sexy vamp Vadim Blerinca's family for centuries. The mysterious "bad blood" between the Leveaus and Blerincas is what keeps Alexandra and Vadim burning for each other, yet it also makes them a very dangerous match: by making love, each could kill the other.
Added to the erotically charged mix are Alexandra's ex-boyfriend, the poetic wraith Skipp, as well as a gargoyle who is devoted to Alexandra and will kill anyone who tampers with her. Add one more wraith to the mix plus an insane vamp sire and the true Venus de Milos. Now mix in elements of murder and mystery: the deaths of elderly citizens for unknown reasons.
A sexy, romantic romp of forbidden love and lust!
My guest today is Lana Griffin. She's the author of twenty-one books and has created pseudonym Lana Griffin for her paranormal erotic romances. She's a busy author with three more books scheduled for this year. She also has a great sense of humor, which I love.
Her topic is what makes a hero, especially a Vampire hero, sexy and hot.
My thanks to Over Coffee for hosting me today. DUSK (Ravenous Romance, 12-30-10) is my first erotic romance novel.
DUSK is a sexy vampire tale, in which an ancient voodoo priestess and her vampire lover must overcome their "bad blood" to save the lives of ordinary humans.
In keeping with the topic of sexy vampires, today I’m going to talk about quantum physics, and what you, as romance readers, can do about it. I mean, how erotic is quantum entanglement? Does the thought of it get your heart beating, or what?
Okay, I didn’t think quantum physics would turn you on. It doesn’t turn me on, either.
So just what does make your heart race? For me, it has to be a sexy vampire, a cute guy, someone rugged, strong, and sure of himself. If he’s sensitive and he loves me, so much the better. Most important, he has to be hot. Passion is critical.
So let’s review (do you see how simple quantum physics can be?):
- Nibbles on my neck? √
- Eyes glow when he sees me? √
- Hot hot hot? √
- Hypnotic? √
- Immortal? √
- Nocturnal? √
- Sexy as hell? √
And did I mention, hot hot hot? (I guess you know what’s on my mind.)
Let me tell you, ladies, I really don’t care if he can fix the plumbing or mow the lawn. He doesn’t have to cook gourmet meals for me. For all I care, I’ll eat Fritos while he drinks blood.
There’s something about vampires that appeals to all of us. Yet when writing a vampire romance novel, the author has to inject something new to the mix. If she doesn’t do that, her story will feel stale.
With DUSK, I decided to add some love triangles, and along with my lead vamp hero, I made my heroine an ancient voodoo priestess and gave her a longtime lover, who just happens to be a poetic wraith. I even tossed in a gargoyle, who falls in love with the true Venus de Milos: hey, they’re both statues, so why shouldn’t they fall in love? Finally, I gave DUSK an underpinning of mystery to drive the plot.
- My goal is to entertain readers. So if you read DUSK, I hope you like it.
- Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, there’s absolutely no quantum physics in it!
- What do you think makes a hero sexy and hot?
LANA GRIFFIN is the alter ego of a New York Times Best-Selling author. Her work has been published in approximately twenty languages. Publishers Weekly listed one of her books as a 2009 Best Seller. She's particularly fond of anything involving vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, wraiths, and other paranormal entities.