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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Interview of Author Mary Abshire!

Today I'm pleased to present an interview of romance author Mary Abshire.

Latest Book: Fighting Evil
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BIO: By day, I am a government employee. At night, I am a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. My interest in dark, mysterious, dangerous, and out of the ordinary started in my youth. I grew up watching sci-fi and horror shows. During my teenage years, I read Anne Rice and had a plethora of pen-pals. In my early twenties, I started writing for fun, but never pursued a writing career. Now that I am much older, I can. I started writing full-length novels a couple years ago and haven’t stopped. My addiction to writing just keeps growing, and growing, and I’m not so sure there is a cure. (At least my addiction is healthy and legal.)

I am a Pro Member of the RWA and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter. I enjoy reading, writing, and chatting with others with similar passions. Drop me a line and I will respond.

Q: What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?
A: Naturally, I was ecstatic when I got the email for the first book in the series. Talk about a huge confidence boost! I ran downstairs and told my husband and daughter. They were just as excited.

Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write? Why?
A: In Fighting Evil, the easiest scenes to write were the fighting scenes and when Jessie meets the VETOV. Dialogue and action seems to flow faster, easier, smoother.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: Well, I'm torn. I love my troublemaking demon, Jeremy. But I also love my noble vampire. I can never decide between the two.

Q: Do you eat comfort food when writing? If so, what food inspires your imagination?
A: Oh no. I don't eat when I'm writing. But I do drink tons of water. Seriously, I'm a waterholic.

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?
A: If I'm not writing, my head is pointed at a book.

Q: You’re on a remote island with a handsome man, a computer, and a “mysterious” source of electricity to power your computer. What do you do?
A: I'd forget about the computer and spend all my attention on the handsome man. Living and breathing sexy flesh is much better than the virtual version.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
A: Mystery or suspense. I don't really know enough, in my opinion, to write such a novel. Besides, my heart and soul gyrate toward PR and UF.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: Live chats are fun. Facebook is good too. I have a Goodreads account and I really enjoy chatting with people on Goodreads.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!

Half-demon Jessie Garrett's battles seem endless. While Jeremy, the demon out to win her heart, teaches her how to fight, Jessie's relationship with her vampire lover, Drake, reaches a breaking point. Adding to her struggles, she must defend her life against a group of vampires who consider her a threat to their existence. Held captive on a remote island with both Drake and Jeremy protecting her, she is tested in ways she's never imagined. Jessie fights back; only her actions do more harm than good. The group offers her a choice, but no matter what she decides, her life will change forever.

"Drake, I know what you think of Jeremy—"

"Yet you continue to make these deals with him. You continue to involve him in your life."

"I made the deal with him to teach me to fight because I was afraid at the time that you wouldn't protect me. I feared you were more loyal to your organization than you were to me. And to be honest, at times, I still am afraid."

"You should never doubt my loyalty. My concern is for you. It always has been." He reached forward and glided the back of his fingers down the side of my cheek. "I worry for you."

His cool fingers sent tiny chills down my neck. The delicate touch reminded me how much he cared and how loving his heart was.

"Once we are done with the VETOV, I want to get away from him. I really do." I took his hand and brought it to my heart while I gazed into the depths of his kind eyes. "I know you worry. Trust me when I say I have everything under control."

"If something ever happened to you . . . ."

"Nothing will. He wouldn't hurt me."

He gazed deep into my eyes, and for a moment, I wondered if he could see my soul. "I would do anything for you. Your life, your love, your soul—mean the world to me. My heart and soul aches when we're apart."

My pulse accelerated upon hearing his words. His heart was dead, but it still had feeling. God, I loved him. Why couldn't we just be together?

I brushed my fingers along the side of his face. "I miss you more than you could possibly know. I hate spending time away from you. I hate all of this—having to train with Jeremy and meet with the VETOV. I want it to all go away and just be the two of us."

He leaned closer. His cool energy caressed my skin like a feather light breeze. "I want to hold you in my arms for eternity, kiss you, and make love to you forever."

Deep within me, passion burned, wanting him to hold true to his words. "I would love to spend the remaining days of my life with you, in your loving embrace."

His gaze slid to my mouth. He grazed his thumb over my lips. "When we get back from meeting with the VETOV, I promise you, I will honor my words."

Never before had I wanted a man so much, wanted to be with him, love him, talk to him, and share every minute of my life with him. Never had I met a man willing to love me, the real me, the half-demon soul catcher. In my heart I knew, I had met the man I couldn't and wouldn't live without. I'd met my soul mate, my lover, forever and beyond.

I leaned forward and claimed his lips. His response was gentle, sweet, and the most tender, lovable, heartfelt kiss I'd ever experienced. Our tongues slowly and patiently stroked. Enjoying the moment, I wanted to savor every second, and I did.

Anything else you’d like to add?
Yes, thank you for the interview! You're awesome Marianne :o)


Rachel Firasek said...

Mary, waterholic made me spew my coke. lol. Love the new excerpt and cover. Good luck, and I'm off to check it out. Definitely on my TBR!!!

Sandy said...

Mary, I'm a fellow waterholic, so I understand.

I loved your excerpt. So tender and sweet.

Amber Skyze said...

Mary I'm a waterholic too! :)

Great interview and excerpt.

Katalina said...

I loved the excerpt and interview!

jean hart stewart said...

How do you get to be a waterholic? EVeryone keeps reminding me to drink more water and I find it hard. Oh well, nice to know about you and your writing. Lots of luck. Jean

Mary Abshire said...

Thank you for the comments. I probably drink ten 16.9 oz bottles of water on average per day. Seriously, it's like a bad drinking habit. I can accept I'm goofy ;o)

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