Book title: Second Nature
Tell me a little about yourself?
I am an investor in the real world. And in the Other realm, I have a dark secret. I am not human.
Where do you live?
Who is the most important person in your life?
(Clears throat.) Once I might have said my family or my old flame Lily, but they have all passed. Desiree is the most important now.
What was your childhood like?
I lived in a middle-class household with my father, mother and brother. I was the oldest, and my father was grooming me to succeed him in business before I enlisted in the war.
Of all the people you've met, who would you LEAST like to be stuck in an elevator with?
What is the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
Survival. I must keep the secret at all costs.
What is your biggest fear?
Putting someone I love in danger.
What is the most important thing that ever happened to you? Why?
It was an ordinary day, but it wasn’t at the same time. I was at the annual Jazz & Blues Festival when my entire life changed. I won’t go into any more details, though. I’m a private person.
Do you have any special talents or abilities?
I can move very fast, and I can heal quickly.
How do you see your future?
I’m just trying to make it from one day to the next.
If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?
I would pick my father, God rest his soul.
If you had a free day with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?
(Clears throat again.) I have an allergy to the sun so I would enjoy a night on the town, maybe go to a café and sample a fine bottle of wine and one of their specials.
Where can we find out more about you?
I think you need to read the book to find out.
She never expected it… Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so human like that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know. She was unlike any other… Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers. Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?
Desiree rose on shaky legs to look in the mirror. She looked the same. When she tilted her head, she saw the blood. Damn, that man really had bitten her! What kind of freak did that? “Shit,” she muttered, and grabbed a washcloth to wipe away the blood. What met her gaze next was startling, and even as she cursed once more, she backed away. Two single red puncture marks stood out in sharp contrast to her skin tone. Two holes. Two holes instead of a tooth pattern. She shivered, aware of the implications and how ludicrous it was. There was only one word for it really.
“Shit,” she whispered as reality glared at her.
Vampire, her mind screamed. But, how was it possible? She shook her head. It couldn’t be. She looked at the puncture marks again. Vampire. Vampires existed? It went against everything she’d previously believed. Vampires. And it was so much worse than she’d thought. She’d had sex with one.
Vampires. The air left the room and her knees gave out, sending her toward the hard tile. She was faintly aware of a soft landing, a ragged curse and a hint of aftershave before she blacked out.
Second Nature is available at Solstice Publishing, Amazon, CreateSpace and Barnes&Noble.
Bestselling author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 19 other books. 2014 BTS Red Carpet Review Nominee. Finalist and Runner-up in the MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 50 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors. Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Marie has published twenty books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance/fantasy, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. Lavender just released Second Nature, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy, in December of 2014. She released Magick & Moonlight, a romantic fantasy, back in March. Upon Your Honor, released in late April, is her second historical romance. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series and The Blood at First Sight Series. Feel free to visit her website at http://marielavender.com/ for further information about her books and her life. Marie is also on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
A list of her books and pen names are as follows:
Marie Lavender: Upon Your Return; Magick & Moonlight; Upon Your Honor; Second Nature
Erica Sutherhome: Hard to Get; Memories; A Hint of Scandal; Without You; Strange Heat; Terror in the Night; Haunted; Pursuit; Perfect Game; A Touch of Dawn; Ransom; Leather and Lace
Kathryn Layne: A Misplaced Life
Heather Crouse: Express Café and Other Ramblings; Ramblings, Musings and Other Things; Soulful Ramblings and Other Worldly Things
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Marie-Lavender/e/B00C10Q94I/
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