Blood Jewel (The Vampire Agápe #2)
By Georgia Cates
Published May 31st 2012 by Georgia Cates
Genre: YA PNR
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought…
When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.
Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?
As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?
Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
~ Goodreads Blurb
1. Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?
I live in rural Mississippi and wouldn’t have it any other way. I have been married to the world’s most wonderful husband for 12 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters. I have worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 14 years, but decided to pursue my dream of writing about 2 1/2 years ago. I published my first book, Blood of Anteros, in September of 2011. I have since published 2 more books and the fourth will be released in September 2012.
2. What’s the one really funny thing about you that you’d like your readers to know? 😀
I stalk musicians after concerts. I sneak around to the backs of the buildings until I find the tour bus and I wait for them after a show.
3. What was the first writing project you completed with the intention of publishing it?
I always wrote for fun, so Blood of Anteros was the first project I ever intended on publishing.
4. Do you feel your writing and the way you give life to stories and characters has changed since then? If it did, how so?
My style of writing changes from one book to the next because each is a learning experience. I have learned how difficult it is to write in alternating POV, but I love it because it allows me to show readers the true feelings of more than one character.
5. Do you feel more comfortable writing YA or slightly more adult stories?
I like writing slightly more adult stories better because I feel like I can be a little more open with sexuality, but my readers like YA more so that’s the direction I’ll be taking in the future.
6. When you start planning out a new story, do you adapt it to a particular age group, or does it simply evolve and you find out as you go?
The beauty of YA is that it is no longer for young adults. Every age group enjoys it, but I do try to keep my characters’ actions consistent with the older teen/young adult to keep it true to life.
7. Would you please tell us a bit about the world of The Vampire Agápe series?
I have to be a little vague because I don’t want to give too much away. An Agápe is a human that is chosen by the god, Anteros, to be an unconditional true love for a vampire. Sorry…That’s all I’ve got for you.
8. How would you say the story evolved in book#2 in the series compared to book #1?
I wrote a contemporary YA novel in between Book #1 and Book #2 so my style of writing definitely changed because I learned a lot. Book #1 is very tame in the romance department between Chansey and Curry, but things heat up in Book #2.
9. If you could pick any one character from the story in this series, which one would you like to be? Why?
I’d love to be Chansey. She is sweet, but feisty and I’d love to be Curry’s Agápe. He is sooo hot.
10. Tell us a bit about your other works, please.
I wrote a contemporary YA novel called Going Under earlier this year. Claire has the perfect life. She is beautiful, intelligent and wealthy. Everyone loves her, but she is desperate to break out of the perfect cocoon surrounding her. Jessie is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks and he finds himself transferred to a school where his kind doesn’t fit in. He replaces the star quarterback on the football team and quickly finds himself the target of Forbes, Claire’s boyfriend. What begins as a mission to gain revenge against Forbes quickly turns into a mission to win Claire’s heart.
11. And finally, give us something to look forward to. What can we expect from you in the future? 🙂
My readers of Going Under asked for more, so I’m going to give it to them. I am writing a sequel to Going Under called Shallow. It is Payton’s story and I can’t wait for them to read it. Payton is so much fun!