Monday, July 22, 2013

Interview with Darlene Kuncytes: A Vampire’s Saving Embrace



What inspired you to become an author?

I would have to say my mom.  She and I would sit at the table on rainy days and make up story books.  We would draw pictures and I would write the story.  It is such a treasured memory for me, and I believe it started my obsession and love for books and writing.

 Do you write in different genres?

I do.  I have a suspense/romance I am currently working on while finishing up book 2 in my Supernatural Desire series that I hope to have finished before Christmas. But I think my heart and soul is in romance – so although they might not be paranormal – they will be romantic.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

Both - Book 1 was titled after I finished the book, but book 2 has already been titled to fit into the series.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

I think it would be that; no matter who we are, or how tough we think we are -everyone has insecurities.  And sometimes you aren’t the only one dealing with those insecurities.

What books are in your to read pile?

Too many to list!! lol

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

Book 2 - A Wolf’s Savage embrace.  I am hoping to launch that at the end of August if all goes well. 

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

“Actually,” he said, leaning down and placing his lips ever so lightly against her neck. He inhaled deeply, and Abby shivered from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. Good Lord! “You smell of vanilla and lavender, with perhaps a hint of honey. It’s quite nice.”
“Wow,” she choked out, her heart racing triple time. “I’ve always read that Vampires were supposed to have a heightened sense of smell or something. Yours must really be on the fritz.” Desmond laughed against her neck, which only caused her to shiver again. Damn, but this man was dangerous, she thought irritably. What he was doing to her body should be illegal!
“My sense of smell is just fine,” he stated adamantly as he stood back up. “In fact, I am certain that what you have heard is only one of the very few things that is correct. All of my senses are heightened.”
Oh great, Abby thought crossly. That means he can probably hear my heart beating around in my chest like a boy crazy teen-aged cheerleader. Could this get any worse? “How about sunlight and crosses?” she asked, desperately trying to keep her thoughts away from how absolutely delectable he was.
“I can go out in the sun for very short periods, if any longer than a few moments my skin will burn and I will weaken – but it would take some time to kill me. And as for crosses…” He opened the top button of the shirt he wore and held up the tiny gold cross that hung around his neck, “just stories – although silver does have an adverse effect on me - pretty much the same as the sun.”
“So, I guess that means you don’t sleep in a coffin either?” she asked, as calmly as possible, and he smiled - his eyes scanning up and down her body in a slow, thorough sweep, and she felt herself growing warm.
“No, I don’t. I sleep in a bed.” His smile widened and he chuckled deep in his chest – his eyes gleaming dangerously. “In fact, I usually sleep in this bed

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

When I get stuck on a certain scene that I am trying to write.  I know what I want to say but when it comes time to say it – it’s just not there at that moment.  Usually I have to step away and come back, and that usually does the trick.


Who designed the cover of your latest book?  

Linda Boulanger, and she is amazing! I just can’t tell you how much I love that woman!

Do you have any advice for other writers?

To just, never give up.  Yes, be your own worst critic – but also be your own biggest fan! Don’t ever think that you can’t do it.  If it comes from your heart and soul – then you just made the biggest step.

Do you have anything else you'd like to share today?

Yes.

My favorite Martini!! A Vampire’s Kiss!!!

2 oz Chambord Raspberry liquor

2 oz Raspberry Vodka


3 oz Cranberrry juice      

pour over ice – shake pour in martini glass and toss in a cherry!!!    



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A Vampire’s Saving EmbraceSupernatural Desire Series
Book One
Darlene Kuncytes

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

ISBN:   ISBN-101483980836
ASIN:  B00BHYJRCU

Number of pages:  168 Ebook   147 Paperback
Word Count:  64,000

Cover Artist:  Linda Boulanger


Book Description: 

Abigail Montgomery was happy with her life. She was independent, strong, and had managed on her own for a very long time.

That was, until the dark, handsome Desmond LaGrange showed up at the bar where she worked. How could she know that this mysterious man would end up saving her from the evil that she didn't even know existed? And why was she so drawn to him? Why did he make her body heat with just a simple look?

Desmond LaGrange was fighting a past he was trying hard to forget. But when
he sees the beautiful Abby working behind the bar - something deep inside compels him to get closer.

The only question is why?

And when he saves her from danger - can he resist the strong pull between them to let her go when the time comes?

Or will the passion that she ignites in him be his end?


About the Author:

Darlene Kuncytes was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. She has enjoyed writing ever since she can remember, and has always had a love for romance.

"A Vampire's Saving Embrace" is her first novella, of what will hopefully be many more. She has always loved the supernatural with a touch of suspense - not to mention the allure of finding one's soul mate.

She loves hearing from her fans- so be sure to drop her a line.
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