Hello, Amber’s readers, Kos Maras here. That’s me in the picture, although I usually do wear my shirt buttoned and my tie tied. Amber deleted all those shots from the camera.
I’m hijacking this blog for the next few weeks to get ready for the release of Blood Entangled, the second book in the Blood Vine series, which is sort of about me, but really it’s about the lovely Lena Isaakson, my lovable fool of a father and my whole ridiculous family. Oh yes, and the bad guys called Hunters.
Amber and I have argued about this at length, but I proudly claim my status as a beta in the Maras household. As eldest son, I’m my father’s right hand man, the fixer, and the one that calls him on his bull…oney. (Let me confess the company of Lena will inspire any male, human or vampire, to clean up his language!)
Amber’s friend Celia Breslin invited her to do this Next Big Thing blog hop. Celia’s debut book Haven just released, and it’s about a very trendy nightclub down in San Francisco. I’ve never been, but I hear from my brother Pedro it’s “hella hot,” an expression I had the misfortune to learn from him.
1. Amber’s Next Big Thing is the release of Blood Entangled on July 23rd.
Amber intrudes with shameless self-promotion to say you can enter to win a copy or add it to your to-be-read shelf on Goodreads.
2: Amber tells me that the idea of the book came from Blood Vine. As she was writing my father’s story, she couldn’t help but notice my inconvenient infatuation with Lena. And of course the Pedro and Lucas saga continues (I’m not being snide, they call it that themselves.) Also, Amber is tapping me on the shoulder, telling me to add this:
At first the sexual bliss of vampire bites seemed mostly benign to me, but as I became more immersed in the world of vampires, I discovered the dark and disturbing way that bliss could be abused.
And like every voyeuristic author she had to stick her nose right into that sordid story.
3: The genre of Blood Entangled is Vampire Paranormal Romance. But lest you think it’s for young adults, let me tell you Pedro and Lucas must have shot some amateur videos to provide Amber with details. To be honest, I’m not sure how she found out my personal business. Amber…? Hey, where did she go? Krist, she’s sneaky! Hhmm. Onto the next question. Let’s see…
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Well, that’s absurd. I can’t cast myself in a movie. Or Lena, or Andre. However, I will say that Lucas bears a striking resemblance to a clean-shaven, yellow-eyed Timothy Olyphant, the fellow who plays Raylan Givens on Justified. I don’t watch much television; I prefer to read. But that series is an adaptation from one of my favorite writers, Elmore Leonard, so I could not resist it.
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Oh, and look, Amber has come back just in time to provide me with this:
When Kos rejects Lena, will the dark seduction of a rakish new vampire finally bring her the pleasure she desires or deliver her into the hands of Hunters who want to destroy everything the Maras family has worked for?
Krist, that makes me sound like an asshole. But I suppose it’s about right.
Well, without further ado and in the order of the alphabet, here are some of Amber’s fellow writers who are blogging about their Next Big Things:
Fellow Omnific author and all-around lovely: Justine Dell
Look: a man who writes awesome romance! Ed Hoornaert
Sweetie, Omnific author and paranormalist: Patricia Leever
Southern belle and sexy fantasy writer: Paula Millhouse
Ass-kicking angel-assassinista: Tricia Skinner