Q&A with Rain Grey, Vampire Creed Excerpt & Giveaway

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Vampire Creed

  • By Rain Grey
  • Editions: ebook
  • Published: May 21st 2016
  • Genre Adult Paranormal Romance
  • Barnaby Blaine Rice was a Vampire born in the depression with a very special power to see who people truly were. After a long, empty existence of witnessing the darkest points of humanity, Blaine happens to encounter a beautiful married woman named Mary Slate. Unable to handle his love for the beautiful human, Blaine accidentally kills another Vampire over her and is put under a serious debt with the Vampire Council.
    Blaine reluctantly forces himself to forget the woman and allows her to live her life without his intervention. It wasn’t until 50-years-later that the distant memories of the captivating Mary are brought back to the surface. Blaine has the pleasure to encounter the young Wendy Slate, granddaughter of Mary Slate after a criminal vampire keeps her hostage. Blaine got there in time to stop the criminal, but not to stop the beginning of Wendy’s transition into Vampirism.
    As he was forced to sire her into this new world, he discovers that Wendy is the most amazing person he’d ever met. Wendy has to make a life-altering decision as Blaine has to deal with his blooming feelings for a woman who was identical to his first love. This modern love story introduces the most influential turning point of these lover’s lives.

    ~ Bewitching BT

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    Excerpt

    There was nothing quite like walking along the salt withered boardwalk of Oceanside Wharf. The unsteady sea roared to my left. The waves were nothing but a dark blur on the horizon that eventually licked the corners of the sandy beach. The lack of seagulls, the cloudy sky, and the stillness in the air told me one thing; there was a storm coming. Usually, these walks by myself were the only way that I could relax after a long day, but tonight was different. Despite the buzzing, yellow streetlamps that hovered over my head, everything about the atmosphere just seemed so much darker than normal.
    Everything was ordinary that night, but it seemed too ordinary. Something about the way that my feet padded against the wood seemed to sound too familiar. Something about the way the salty air smelled seemed too perfect as if it were manufactured in a perfume bottle. I ached to see the stars through the cloud cover, but something told me that those wouldn’t look right either. The cold air whipped my long hair around my face, causing me to wrap my arms even tighter around my torso. This made me feel a tiny bit more secure, but I couldn’t deny the way my heart pounded in my chest.
    I walked this route every day after my night classes; it was my daily routine. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something didn’t seem right. My skin broke out in a layer goosebumps that I couldn’t get rid of, no matter how hard I rubbed my arms. The hair on the back of my neck stood up on end. My eyes were peeled for some type of disturbance in the normality of my walk, but I couldn’t find anything. I found myself peeking over my shoulder every so often, but I found nothing but an empty, dimly lit street and a growing distance from the brightly lit university.
    These walks had grown more and more intimidating since I first met him. He came to the roller skating rink one night while I was working at the concession stand. We were pretty slow considering that the rink was rented out for a few child’s birthday parties. Every so often, a kid would ask for some candy, but I mostly spent the night leaning against the counter, blankly staring into the rink. That was when I first saw him, standing on the other side of the rink. He was wearing sunglasses inside, which I thought was extremely weird considering that the sun went down at least an hour before he arrived. He didn’t skate and he didn’t talk to anyone. I assumed he was there to watch the kids, but his sunglasses made it hard to gauge what exactly he was staring at. He was so still as if he were able to lock his muscles in position. It made me uncomfortable, but then again, a lot of things made me uncomfortable.
    It didn’t become an issue until two women approached me at the stand.
    “Excuse me?” The smaller one pulled me away from my thoughts.
    “Hello ladies,” I put on my best customer service smile.
    They both smiled politely before the plump one spoke, “We have a problem.”
    “Yes?”

    Q&A


    1. If you were to describe your e-book/book in only one word, what would it be?

    Daring

    2. What would you say inspired you to write it? ?

    Anne Rice Novels

    3. What was the source of inspiration for your protagonist? What about your antagonist? ?

    Protagonist (Jenny) Love Story. Antagonist (Rhett Butler) Gone with the Wind

    4. Have you ever been hit by the infamous “writer’s block”? What did you do to escape it? ?

    I listened to music when I have writer’s block.

    5. Your all time favorite book? ?
    I love Gone With the Wind

    6. What made you pick that one above all others? ?

    It had everything from romance to war and a cliffhanger ending.

    7. What’s the longest time you’ve spent working on a project? ?
    One year

    8. Would you say becoming an author has changed you? In what way? ?

    Yes, it’s made me become more committed to finish my projects.

    9. Was there ever a time, during your work on the e-book/book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind? ?

    No I was always determined to finish.

    10. What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside writing? ?

    I work in the morning and in my spare time I watch films.

    11. How do you deal with bad reviews or acid criticism? What would you advise other authors to that effect? ?

    I read what they have to say and take positive from it.

    12. Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series? ?

    It’s a stand alone.

    13. What do you have stored for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside this title/series? ?

    I am writing a romantic comedy.

    14. What made you decide to go the self-pub way? ?

    Traditional publishing was too competitive.

    15. What would you say was the toughest part? ?
    Doing all the marketing myself.

    16. Did you hire professionals for editing, cover design, formatting? ?

    Yes.

    17. How did you decide who to hire, if you worked with pros? ?

    I ask for a sample.

    18. How long did the production part take, from the moment you began working on the manuscript to self-pub to when you hit ‘Publish’? ?

    One year in total.

    19. Where is your work being distributed, Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, AllRomanceEbooks/Omnilit, some other distributor? How did you decide which one(s) to go with? ?

    Amazon, Barnes and Noble,

    20. If you could turn back in time and do things differently, would you? What would you change? ?

    No, I love the lessons I’ve learnt.

    21. If you were to recommend one article, blog, post, or book to someone hoping to self-pub, what would it be? ?

    Interview With the Vampire.

    22. In retrospect, what was the toughest part of self-pubbing? Was it the part that you thought would be toughest before embarking on this adventure? ?

    I think getting reviews is the toughest.

    23. What’s one characteristic of an author who self-publishes, one word that would describe them? ?

    Persistent.

    Fun facts: :

    1. If you could wish for any one thing, and it would immediately come true, what would you wish for? ?

    I would like to see the Taj Mahal.

    2. If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one book you’d absolutely wish to have with you? ?

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    3. Name your favorite fruit. ?

    Mango

    4. Coffee or tea? ?

    Coffee

    5. Favorite season? ?

    Autumn

    6. How about fav time of 24 hours? ?

    Early morning.

    7. Were you a boyscout/girlscout? ?

    no

    8. Favorite food for breakfast? ?

    cornflakes

    9. Latest book you’ve bought and read? ?

    Me Before You

    10. Do you collect things like stamps, or key chains, or shoes? ?

    No

    11. Favorite color, you know you want to tell us! ?

    Dark green

    12. Drama or comedy? ?

    drama

    13. Have a fav quote or personal motto? ?

    Life is too short

    14. Cats or dogs? ?

    Dogs

    15. Dinner by candlelight or a night out clubbing? ?

    Dinner by candlelight

    16. What song have you listened to most recently? ?

    It’s a wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

    17. What first came to mind after reading question no. 1 of the Fun Facts section? I mean that thing that you reconsidered after giving it more thought 😛 ?

    I love to travel.

    Full Disclosure:

    1. Your top secret, uber guilty pleasure is… ?
    Ice cream

    2. If you could choose to be someone else for just one day, it would be… ?

    Kate Middelton

    3. Your oldest memory is… ?

    On the beach with my grandfather.

    4. If everyone would receive a prize for being best at something, you’d be no. 1 at… ?

    cooking

    5. The one thing you’d do anything to avoid/get out of is… ?

    Cleaning the house

    6. Your favorite part of a date is… ?
    Watching movies

    7. If a character from any book could become real and you could spend a day with them, it would be… from the book… ?

    Blaine

    8. You were/are a hardcore fan of… ?

    Game of Thrones

    9. You’d immediately fall for someone who… ?

    Like films.

    10. The one thing you could/can never get over is… ?

    Being late for my daughter’s play.

    11. If you could have any one superpower, it would be… ?

    To sing well.

    12. The one thing that always brightens your day is… ?

    My daughter’s smile.

    13. The most awkward moment in your life happened when… ?

    I tripped in the shopping centre and fell.

    14. The awesomest thing in your life is… ?

    I saw Niagara Falls.

    Giveaway

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    About the Author & Links:

    Rain Grey is a psychologist by profession. However, she has been writing books since she was fifteen years old. She loves anything supernatural and her favourite genres are vampire Romance and ghost fiction. Her home in England is close to the town of Stratford Upon Avon, where William Shakespeare was born.

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