Monday, May 22, 2017

Interview - Courting Moon: Vampyres Desire by Adom Sample

Do you have a specific writing style?

While this book Courting Moon: Vampyres Desire is in the first person present tense, I do enjoy writing in the third person as it gives me much more leeway in telling the story. I felt Courting Moon should be told from the perspective of the protagonist so that readers may feel her journey as it plays out. When writing in the third person I try to be as descriptive as possible while not overloading the reader with too much detail. With Courting Moon, I chose a more expository style of writing. She’s the one telling the story so it is told from her point of view, including her bias and opinions. It really depends on how the characters are developing. 

Do you write in different genres? If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

When I first started out I was writing horror. Many of my horror novels has elements of romance and erotica in them and I enjoyed writing those scenes the most. So, I made the transition into romance/erotica also with paranormal. I feel this genre suits me best. I also like to dabble in suspense and thriller as well. My favorite genre to write is romance/erotica. It makes me feel good writing stories with that baseline.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

In the beginning, I was going to call it The Courting since the story is based on this event, but as the story progressed, I settled on Courting Moon: Vampyres Desire. It’s based on the desire the two main characters feel for each other and the journey they must take to be together.

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

Yes. That no matter the circumstances be it family, friends, class, socioeconomic status etc.; if your heart tells you that a person is right for you then pursue it no matter what.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

Deception Point by Dan Brown, The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Asian Philosophies by John M. Koller.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I don’t really have any writers in particular that I would consider a mentor. If I had to choose a writer that I looked up to it would be Dan Brown.

What book are you reading now?

Unfaithful (Touched, #2) by Elisa S. Amore

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

I did :-)

Do you have any advice for other writers?

The more you write, the more your writing will improve. Pour your heart and soul into your work. If your characters don’t stir up emotions within you while you’re writing then neither will it with the reader. If you’re self-publishing, you must hire a professional editor and proofreader. No matter how many times you’ve read and reread your work, there will always be mistakes you cannot catch. Always have fresh eyes on your work before publishing. Revisit the plot and character development at least twice. Walk away from your work to give yourself some time to relax before revisiting the story. This time is extremely important in understanding what issues need to be addressed. Above all, continue to write no matter how discouraged you become. Not everything will fall into place in the beginning. It may take months or even years, but if you’re passionate about writing, you’ll be just fine. 

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

These are the songs I listened to while I was writing Courting Moon:

Je t'aime by Bloomfield
 Crazy Moon by Soma Sonic
Touchness by Enigma
Smell Of Desire by Enigma
Sadeness by Enigma
Chronometrorgasm by Eric Echoes
Gravity: Pushing to Pull by Maxwell
The Mystic's Dream by Loreena Mckennitt
Fall Over by BANKS
Repetition by Gaelle

Courting Moon
Vampyres Desire
The Bloods Passion Saga
Book One
Adom Sample

Genre: Magical Realism / Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: April 28, 2017

ISBN-13: 978-1540823458 
ISBN-10: 1540823458

Number of pages: 346
Word Count: 88,500

Cover Artist: Adom Sample

Tagline: How far will you go to be with the one you love?

Book Description:

Two worlds.

Separation and control were all they had ever known. The laws set by the iron fist of the Coven of Vampyres pass down to the human reverts was what their worlds were built upon. Love, passion, emotional yearning and above all, human and vampyre fraternization–all strictly forbidden. Yet, a moment’s encounter would soon change all that. One single embrace would alter their worlds forever.

The young vampyre, Sebastian of Orias, son of a ruling member of the Coven, and nineteen-year-old Kyra Dunning, daughter of the Chief Councilman in the human régime would soon learn what it means to feel an insatiable passion. This feeling caused the forbidden fruit to consume their hearts with hunger neither knew existed. To be apart was to die. Henceforth, they chose to break the rules, defy the Coven, and embrace this connection, regardless of the dangers that may unfold.

With marriages arranged, political power to centralize, and underground dissension to eradicate, both the Coven and the Council will stop at nothing to maintain order. And the love between Sebastian and Kyra, unbeknownst to them, may mean the end of everything they’ve ever known.


The dark meadows and midnight air blast through her hair giving off a scent that would attract any Vampyre for miles. It was there he sensed her. It was there he could no longer deny himself the pleasure of getting to know who she was. The rules were set, and the laws were written, but none of that could keep him restrained. Not anymore.
His emotions fluttered, leaving him no other choice. He must take that chance, regardless of the prospect of rejection. For months, he watched her, lurking in the shadows of their lands, never giving thought as to what would happen if he were to be discovered. It was a risk he was more than willing to take, if only just to get a second glance of her beauty.
He was, after all, the son of a count, and he knew the rules better than anyone. Fraternization between Vampyre and human was strictly forbidden. The rules were imprinted in his brain from birth, but he had to choose differently. Was it her human frailty or the smell of her blood that drew him there every night? Whatever this enchanting spell was that led him to her lands took total control, forcing him to do things he thought he’d never do.
Romantic love was forbidden and after months of obsessing over this human woman, he was beginning to understand why. All rational thought escaped his mind whenever he was near her. The erratic and irrational impulses that made him sneak out of his room, cross the neutral territory, and enter their lands each night had overwhelmed him. He’d lost control, yet refused to do anything about it. This was who he wanted to be.
Henceforth, that night in the dark meadows, basking in the midnight air, he made his approach. Would she welcome him or fear him? What stories would she have heard about his kind that could force her to be reluctant by his presence? He had no choice, for it was too late to turn back now. She was alone, and he would never have an opportunity like this again. He pushed back the bushes, taking slow steps toward her. Hesitant, he thought about turning around and forgetting about her. He knew where this would lead. Still, he interjects his reason and pushes aside all logic, giving in to his wanting desire.
“Hello,” he whispered softly from behind. She froze. She knew the end was near. She knew the Vampyre creeping up behind her would make her his supper if she didn’t run, and quick. Without thought, she took off screaming for her life. Her action to his bold move didn’t surprise him at all; the only thing that entered his mind was how beautiful she looked when she ran away. He didn’t pursue right away. He stood there paralyzed, fearful that he would be discovered.
If anyone heard her screaming it would be the end of him. Before she could get too far, he headed her off, and in a flash was right in front of her. They had collided. She ran right into him. The touch of her soft warm skin sent a sense of inner peace and tranquility through this entire body.
They had their arms wrapped around each other like lovers in need. That sensual gaze he gave her forced the fear to melt away only to be replaced with apprehension and embarrassment.
“I will not harm you,” he said in a passionate whisper.
“What do you want from me?” Her voice trembled.
“Simple conversation.”
“You mean to kill me?”
“Of course not. But far be it for me to make you my meal someday.”
“Who are you?” She gave him an uneasy glance.
He stared into her eyes and smiled, brushing his fingers through her soft, long hair. And thus that single encounter, that bold embrace set forth the path they would go through together; placing things in motions that would tear the very boundaries of everything they’d ever known. Forever.     

About the Author:

Adom Sample was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia. He holds an MBA from GMU, an MHA from ATSU. He served in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2008. He is an independent author who enjoys reading and writing romance, erotic, and paranormal stories. Writing is his passion and he lives to give others ideas and inspire stories to push the limits of creativity.