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The Birth of a New Series aka The Birth of the Roman Brothers; Mark of the Vampire

The lovely Laura Wright gives us an insight into her Mark of the Vampire series . . .

I had actually intended for the first book in the Mark of the Vampire series, Eternal Hunger to be a category novel, and even pitched it to my wonderful editor at Harlequin with hopes we could do a trilogy for their Desire line. But something happened.

HE showed up in my mind.

Who is HE?

Lol…that would be the illustrious and sexually gifted ‘Breeding Male’.

For those of you who haven’t read Eternal Hunger yet, the Breeding Male is a vampire of purest blood who, many centuries ago, was taken by the rulers of the breed and genetically transformed into a ferocious, aggressive breeding machine. He is able to not only impregnate at will, but decide the sex of the child. This was very useful in times of war, when one sex or the other was being wiped out. The Breeding Male would be called upon to repopulate the species. Problem was, many of the females he mated with were forced to lay with him by their families (so that they wouldn’t run off to be with Impures – oh, the horror!). The Breeding Male became an animal, rutting with any female that crossed his path, and soon had to be caged and controlled. (more…)

An Interview with Three Vampires: Laura Wright meets the Roman Brothers

Laura Wright and the three Roman Brothers from her Mark of the Vampire series talk blood, biting – and Bridget Jones . . .

When I told the boys that we were doing this interview for the ladies and gents in the UK, they were pretty insistent about actually conducting the interview in the UK. So, in true Roman brothers style, they pulled me into their arms and flashed me to London . . .

. . . Right now we seem to be in a pub, lots of brick, darkly lit, and, as I look around at the other patrons inhabiting the space, I’m starting to think I’m not with the only vampires in the room. And when the server places four glasses of blood at our table, I’m pretty sure of it.

At least I think it’s blood. Unless they serve V-8 here.

I lean down and give the contents of the cup a quick sniff.

Nope. Not V-8. (more…)

Laura Wright’s Top Ten Reasons to Love eBooks

1. Reaching my readers EVERYWHERE! This has to be the number one reason, yes? We are so connected now – I love it.

2. Convenience, on the go. No shipping,  and no drive to the store! I don’t know about you, but I would much rather spend that extra time reading . . .

3. I’m saving a few trees. ’Nuff said.

4. Sharing books with friends and family. It’s so easy too – no sending the book by mail or making someone wait for a week until they can run over to my house. Love it!

5. eBooks are a massive space saver! If you’re anything like me then your house is a small library. While I do still adore my physical books, I’m running out of room. It’s so nice to save some space.

6. Instant gratification, baby! You get what I’m trying to say? Downloading the book I want in one second is just too fabulous. And when I finish one, I can jump right into the next one without having to wait for the post or a trip to the bookstore. (Actually I may want to move this one up to #1.)

7. I can sample it first: 3 whole chapters to know if I like it. This feature saves me so much grief. I don’t have time to stand in the bookstore and read the first few chaps to know I like it. Just love this feature – what a convenience!

8. All those books I can’t get in print. Another wonderful feature. There are some books I can’t find anymore in paperback but most are available in ebook form.

9. I love seeing what other readers have highlighted. Favorite quotes, things like that. I feel like I’m part of a bigger reading experience. Ooo . . . and I can search for words, and mark up pages and not feel like I’m desecrating the book in the process.

10. Love the page turning, quick chapter-to-chapter feature. I know we’re in a faster, and quicker world, but with ebooks – the faster actually allows me more time to slow down and enjoy my newest favourite read.

Enough about me, what about you? What do you love about ebooks?

Eternal Blood, a novella by Laura Wright, is available from Piatkus Entice now.