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Monday, June 6, 2011


Crossbows and Vampires

As a paranormal romance writer I am faced with the problem of killing monsters. How would a human fight something stronger and faster than them and win? Oh! And keep it realistic.

So far, my human characters have set a vampire on fire with a tossed oil lamp and staked one while another vampire held them down. I like to write smart ideas, which give me headache when I’m trying to come up with them.

In my new release, The Beta Book 3 of The Vanguards series, my heroine is a slayer. How does a human woman kill monsters? I placed myself in her shoes and realized she’d want to be at a distance. Hand to hand combat wouldn’t be in her favor. Guns would work with shifters and most other monsters but what about vampires? Staking and beheading required close proximity…then the idea came. A crossbow. The arrow was a flying wooden stake.

There I had it. A realistic human female slayer that I could believe in and write.

What sort of characters do you like?

I’ll be choosing a commenter to win an ecopy of either The Omegas or The Alpha.


Three days of hell, in charge, and running out of antacids.

As the pack’s Beta, Robert needs to watch over the Vasi werewolf pack for a few days. He hates the responsibility, but his job is to dissolve any problems while his alpha honeymoons. Nevertheless, trouble comes to town and her name is Esther. She's beguiling, beautiful and picks his pocket. Although Robert doesn’t trust her, he still wants to possess her.

Esther arrived in Chicago with the intention of slaying a vampire named Daedalus. While trailing her quarry, she encounters Robert who unhinges her world. He doesn’t know her trade, and she doesn’t know his connection to the vampire. Disturbed by her attraction to this unusual werewolf, she can’t decide which prey to hunt. The one who’s stolen her heart or the one who’ll fill her bank account.

Hot graphic werewolf sex, growing body parts, and one pissed off Nosferatu.
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