Today we have with us fellow author Raven McAllan. She’s here to talk about her new release from Breathless Press called The Vampire’s Breakfast.
Hi Raven. Can I offer you a drink? What’s your favorite, alcoholic or otherwise?
Champagne… Preferably in the sun. With Dh… or sparkling water. I must like the bubbles.
The Vampire’s breakfast is set in Regency times. However I asked my vampire(s) this question. If you lived in my times, not yours, what would your favorite places, food and drink be?
(They had so much fun wandering around the supermarket, web, and Google).
These are the answers. Well the ones we can repeat anyway. Sometimes—those vampires. *snort*
Place… Got to be the Virgin Islands, Bloodsucker Lake in the USA—or the abbatoir.
Food… Offal, Black pudding, Blood Soup, Okra (Ladies Fingers *snigger*) nibbles and light bites.
Drink…Bulls Blood (wine). Bloody Mary. Virgin Colada, Corpse Reviver, Screaming Orgasm, and Death in the Afternoon (cocktails).
As the tag line for the book is…wouldn’t you like…love at first bite…
I asked if they would. The answer was a resounding yes.
Are you an outliner or a seat-of-your-pants writer? Why?
I would have said a pantster, but lately as I write longer books, I’ve started to plot. Therefore I guess I either depending on what fits sat the time.
Do you have any writing/Publishing advice you wish someone would have given you when you first started?
You know this is so simple, and it took me ages to accept it.
Write as you can, not as you think you should. Trust your instinct. Your voice is unique, special and yours alone. Use it, celebrate it and share it—oh, and get writing.
How addicted to Pinterest are you? Do you have dozens of secret boards? I confess I have to monitor myself or I will look up and have wasted an entire day pinning recipes that I’ll never make.
No secret boards, in fact very few boards at all. I can easily ignore it for months.
What is your favorite quote? Book related or not…
Think postive. Don’t send negative waves. (Paraphrased from the film Kelly’s Heroes.)
How do you choose your characters’ names?
Usually they tell me! But lately I’ve been using the names of the people in the RavDor Chicks, the facebook page for all things (legal and clean-ish) relating to Doris O’Connor and myself. We have such fabulously named members, there’s plenty for both of us to use for years.
Thanks for coming by today. Would you like to share a bit about your new release with us now?
The vampire’s breakfast was well overdue. There was just one thing to discover: Who was the vampire and who was the victim?
When Dorissa and Rafe got together, sparks flew and sex was always on the menu. This time, though, it went deeper. And became a game of dominance and a race to win.
Dorissa knew her life depended on Rafe—he didn’t. Could she show him how?
Rafe wanted Dorissa in every manner possible. However, he could only guess at her needs and wants, and had no idea if they meshed with his…
In this game of life, could there be two winners, or would they both lose?
As dawn approached, one of them knew that once the sun rose, nothing would be the same again.
About the author:
Well what can I say?
I’m growing old disgracefully and loving it.
Dh and I live on the edge of a Scottish forest and rattle around in a house much too big for us.
Our kids have grown up and flown the nest, but roll back up when they want to take a deep breath and smell the daisies so to speak.
I write in my study, which overlooks the garden and the lane. I’m often seen procrastinating, by checking out the wildlife, looking—only looking—at the ironing basket, and assuring tourists that indeed, I’m not the bed and breakfast. That would mean cooking fried eggs without breaking the yolks and disturbing the dust bunnies as they procreate under the beds. Not to be thought of.
Being able to do what I love, and knowing people get pleasure from my writing, is fantastic. Long may it last.