Hey everyone! I have a little treat for you today… Vanessa Vaughn the Author of the M/M Paranormal Romance “Pack of Lies” is here today for an interview. I loved the book and I’m thrilled to have my blog be a stop in her blog tour.
I also have the Book trailer and a quick excerpt to share with you! Beware the excerpt is for 18+…
You can read my review HERE!
“When Jack is attacked by a powerful werewolf one moonlit night, his world is forever changed.
Marcus is that wolf, the strong leader of his pack, who never imagined a mere mortal could ever escape him, much less ever become one of his kind. And yet, as time passes, he can't deny the handsome human is slowly beginning to change.
No longer the civilized architect he used to be, Jack feels a new power coalescing inside of him. He barely even recognizes himself as he becomes more sexual, more impulsive, more wild in every way.
But as the bite transforms him, it also binds he and his attacker together forever. The two share a powerful unbreakable link, no matter how forcefully they may each try to deny it. Marcus is already hiding secrets from the other wolves, and his position as Alpha is threatened. Could Jack be the new ally Marcus needs to set things right, or will their desire for one another draw them away from all they know and alter the course of their lives forever?”
*To read the excerpt bellow you need to mark the text inside the black text box! NOT suited for anyone under the age of 18!
Excerpt (Page 1):
That soft sensual glow is always with me. Even when I can’t see the night sky, I feel its dark caress.
As the moon’s phases change, it breathes a coy suggestive whisper in my ear. It presses close, and I feel its fingers brush my skin. That light sparks something inside of me. Something primal. It starts a fever somewhere deep and spreads like slow-burning fire through my limbs.
I can always sense the Change starting. The full moon’s strong hand curls around my throat. I feel its grip tighten like a man’s thick fingers on my neck. When that grip makes me suddenly lightheaded, my pulse quickens, and I sink quietly to my knees. I know I have to give myself over, and I know how impossible it is to resist.
Some humans dream about submission. They crave it, complete with soft tortures and the smooth caress of expensive leather. They want to be bound and made to feel wonderfully, blissfully helpless. They enjoy feeling compelled to give in.
Humans like to play with their toys.
But what do they know about pleasure and pain so naturally intertwined?
When the animal in me takes over, I feel sensations more intense than any whip could offer. My teeth descend to sharp lethal points against my tongue, and I feel the lovely, horrifying ache as bones lengthen and skin is stretched.
But that ache only makes me smile.
In that instant of agony, my instincts wash over me like a hard drug flooding my veins.
Desire takes over—the desire for sex and for the hunt—obscuring all logical thought, all worries,absolutely all guilt. I feel ecstasy as I flex my teeth and claws. I feel a need building urgently and unstoppably between my legs with an intensity that few experience.
So, you see, as the gut-wrenching agony of the Change grips me, so does the all-consuming pleasure.
Perhaps that is why we wolves prefer our hunts so vicious.
And our sex so rough.
Now, without further ado I’d like to welcome Vanessa to my bookish life:
When did you first start writing?
I started writing only a year and a half ago. I published dozens of short stories and then started working on Pack Of Lies, my debut novel. I am so excited to see the incredible early success of this intense erotic werewolf novel!
What has attracted you about writing a M/M Romance?
In a way, I find M/M scenes a little easier to write. When the two lovers are physical equals, it opens up a lot of possibilities. I feel like I have more license to make the sex very physical and intense. However, Pack Of Lies includes both M/F as well as M/M scenes, and they are all smoking hot!
I’ve always loved bad boys! I fall in love with dark dangerous characters, and I find werewolves especially sexy!
I love to read about Alpha Males who are ruled by instinct, heroes willing to use their muscles and teeth and claws to claim what they want. Sometimes I prefer a character who is a little feral and dangerous. . .a character who wants to play rough.
Where vampires are elegant and pale and sensual, werewolves are all hard muscle and brute force. Both are the ultimate bad boys. Both make us to do kinky twisted things we never thought we would. Both can bite us savagely and make us part of their world. Both can even go too far and kill us.
But only the werewolf is truly transformed by his hunger. Only the werewolf loses all control and utterly forgets himself. That complete loss of control is what sets werewolves apart. For the werewolf, absolutely everything is permitted and nothing is held back. What he wants, he takes.
If that isn’t a recipe for hot sex, I don’t know what is!!!
The sex scenes in your book are amazingly hot. Where do you get your inspiration?
I write scenes that turn me on instead of trying to predict what others will want to read about.
As I’m writing, I also love to cast my characters as if I were casting a movie. Imagining Daniel Craig or Jonathan Rhys Meyers or another hot male lead in each part really helps them come alive for me.
Favorite Paranormal themed Movie?
Let the Right One In
Favorite Paranormal themed TV Show?
Favorite Paranormal themed Book?
Interview With The Vampire
Who is your favorite of your own characters? Why?
Marcus in Pack Of Lies, because he is the ULTIMATE powerful, strong Alpha Male.
Which was the hardest character to write? Why?
Marcus may be my favorite, but he was also the most difficult. He is so tough and capable, but he also has a vulnerability that he tries hard to keep hidden. It was difficult sometimes to balance the tough and tender sides of his character.
Coffee or Tea?
Virtual or Real?
Real (I prefer contact in the flesh)
Day or Night?
Night (with a full moon, of course)
Here or There?
Right here right now
Sooner or Later?
As soon as possible
Light or Dark?
We all have a little darkness inside of us. Evil tendencies are so much more interesting than good ones.
There are some things you have to savor. You have no choice but to take them slow.
Vampires or Werewolves?
Angels or Demons?
Demons. (like I said, I love bad boys)
Reading or Writing?
One is for work, and one is for play.
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Re-reading the finished product.
What is your least favorite part?
This novel is dark, but also incredibly sexy!
The main character Jack is attacked by a werewolf one night, and feels a new power growing inside of him. He barely even recognizes himself as he becomes more sexual, more impulsive, more wild each day. But Jack is also struggling with a powerful bond that links him to his handsome attacker, and like it or not he is slowly being pulled into the pack’s dangerous and mysterious world.
It is a very exciting and sensual read! You will love it!
I'd love to read more of Marcus and Jack! Any plans for a sequel?
Yes! I am finishing up the sequel right now, which will be released in late 2010.
Do you have any advice or tips for those like me who want to become a published Author someday?
Read! If you discover what you love to read, you will discover what you love to write.
Also, start small. Begin with short stories or novellas, and submit to small presses (like Ravenous Romance, Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Circlet Press, Cleis Press, and others). A successful writing career is something that builds slowly over time. Agents and large publishers want to see a track record and know you are serious about writing and promoting full time.
Just stick with it, and you will accomplish great things!
Anything you would like to say to your fans out there?
Thank you so much for everything! So many of you have written to me with amazing compliments about Pack Of Lies, and I can’t tell you what that means to me! I love to hear from fans! Feel free to email me any time at authorvanessavaughn(at)yahoo(dot)com. You can also follow my blog (http://eroticaelectronica.vanessavaughn.com) for regular updates about the sequel to Pack Of Lies and my other projects!
Thanks so much for being here, Vanessa!
Thank you for having me! This was so much fun!
Isn’t Vanessa Great?
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