Michele Hauf has been writing romance, action-adventure and fantasy stories for over nineteen years. Her first published novel was DARK RAPTURE.
France, musketeers, vampires and faeries populate her stories. And if she followed the adage ‘write what you know’, all her stories would have snow in them. Fortunately, she steps beyond her comfort zone and writes about countries she has never visited and of creatures she has never seen.
In my world of Beautiful Creatures the vampires have some of the standard vamp foibles. They need to drink blood to survive. A stake through the heart can kill them. They don’t do sunlight (well, they can, but they get a nasty burn, and prolonged exposure to UV rays will fry them).
But what are their weaknesses?
Well, I like the idea of something that is irresistible to the vampire to also be a deadly craving. Take faery dust, or faery ichor, which is what runs through their veins. A vampire can easily become addicted to faery dust. One bite is as addictive as meth is to humans. So most vampires avoid faeries like the proverbial plague. Except my hero. He wasn’t looking to get high. He needed blood, ichor—anything—to regain his strength. And he got it, with the new addiction to dust. Now he craves it, and the heroine.
Good, bad, or very dangerous?
I don’t know. You decide. My latest story matches Rev Parker, vampire, with Sabrina Kriss, a faery. If you’ve read HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND, they both appeared in that story. Their story, CRUEL ENCHANTMENT is part of the anthology, CRAVE THE NIGHT, which features three more compelling stories featuring paranormal love matches by authors, Lori Devoti, Patti O’Shea, and Sharon Ashwood. For blurbs, and to read the first chapter in each story, stop by swellcatpress.com. And for more information on all the characters in my world, stop by Club Scarlet. clubscarlet.michelehauf.com
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