ISBN: 978-0-9904144-1-4 (Epub)
Book Length: 95,000 words
Next in line to lead the vampire species, Princess Naya Kensington has always abided by her royal responsibilities. At the urging of her best friend, Naya breaks the rules and crosses the line when she goes to a human nightclub. Following a chance encounter, Naya alters her life with a singular act forged from lust and blood.
Vaughn Llewelyn has secrets and obligations of his own, but he ignores them when he spots Naya across the nightclub. He wants her in a way he’s never felt before, and although he can’t possibly have more than one night with Naya, he knows no one else will do.
One night of forbidden love creates a bond that will forever change both of their lives…as well as their worlds.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name. Renae wrote her first poem in third grade and learned she might have a knack for this writing thing, while Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them and always knew she wanted to write her own.
When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels, and when they discovered their first vampire romance they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certains storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own.
They both live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom and pharmacist by day and sexy author by night.
You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please welcome Renae and Lara (R.L. Kenderson) to Diane's Book Blog.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
For the readers who didn't already know, there are two of us who write under the name R.L. Kenderson. R. is for Renae and L. is for Lara.
How long did it take you to write Forbidden Blood?
That is kind of tough question. We started in March of 2012 and we took various breaks between multiple revisions to try and find an agent before we decided to self-publish. We also did things like critique groups and webinars in between. Once we decided to self-publish, we had to wait six months for the editor we wanted to be available. So all that adds up to about two years.
Who or what inspired you to be a writer?
We both are very avid readers who have been reading since we basically could. We both always thought about writing our own books and then one day we really brainstormed about what we would write about and it took off from there.
What's your favorite book-turned movie?
Practical Magic is one of our favorites. Also we like The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me, novellas (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and The Body) from Stephen King's Different Seasons book that were turned into movies.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
We have too many to count but we really love J.R. Ward. We love the multiple point of views and the fact that her vampires are alive, not the living dead.
What is your typical day like?
Lara is a pharmacist who works full-time and Renae is a stay-at-home mom during the week and a sonographer on the weekend. So Renae usually works on stuff during the week day and then Lara works on stuff in the evenings and on the weekend.
What book are you reading now?
Lara's reading Devil's Game by Joanna Wylde and Renae's reading UnBeloved by Madeline Sheehan. (After paranormal, motorcycle club books might be our second favorite sub-genre.)
Do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
Ebooks because you can take them all with you everywhere you go. Although there is something about being able to hold a real book in your hands.
Please welcome Anaya Kensington from R.L. Kenderson's Forbidden Blood.
What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
Anaya Kensington but everyone calls me Naya (except my parents).
What is your hair color? Eye color?
Dark brown hair and violet eyes
How old are you?
28 years old
Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?
I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota where I've lived all my life until now. I currently live in the suburbs of Minneapolis.
What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? In your garbage can?
Fridge: Chocolate milk and lots of meat. Floor: Nothing (I like things fairly clean). Nightstand: My alarm clock, a lamp, my phone charger, and my Nook. Garbage can: Nothing - Vaughn just took it out since it was bothering my sensitive nose.
Who are the people you are closest to?
My best friend, Kenzie, and my mate, Vaughn.
What is your biggest fear?
Letting people down
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My mate, Vaughn
Which talent would you most like to have?
It's not a talent but I'd like to be able to go outside during the day.
What do you most value in your friends?
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