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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Forbidden Blood by R.L. Kenderson: Author & Character Interviews & Giveaway

Forbidden Blood 

R.L. Kenderson

Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-9904144-1-4 (Epub)
978-0-9904144-0-7 (Amazon/Mobi)

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.


As Naya moved closer, she found a small opening near the corner of the bar. When she reached the counter, it was obvious as to why the space had been empty. Next to her sat a disheveled man perched on a stool. He stank of alcohol and smelled like he was about a week overdue for a shower. He ogled her, making her uncomfortable, but people were swarming the bar around her, so she was unable to put the space she wanted between herself and the dirty drunk.
However, she was sick of people forcing her to do things she didn’t want to do, whether it was consciously or subconsciously on their part. She was going to get a drink, head to the floor, and dance until she started to have fun, even if it killed her. She would not let anyone ruin her plans.
“Hey, baby,” he said as he scooted closer, looking her up and down and almost falling over in the process. Apparently, his intoxicated state wasn’t going to stop him because he next slurred, “You’re hot,” as he swayed into her personal bubble.
She’d had to hold her breath when he spoke since his teeth hadn’t met a toothbrush in some time.
Naya faced forward and ignored him, hoping he would get the hint. While situations like this didn’t happen often, she had learned that silence was sometimes the best policy.
He leaned in closer. “I said, hey, baby.”
This time, she gave him a stern look. “Sir, I am not your baby.” She turned away, praying the straightforward approach would work.
“Wanna come home with me tonight? We can grab a six-pack of beer and screw.”
She gasped. “No!” Gross.
“What? You don’t like beer?” He laughed at his joke and extended his hand to touch her.
She jerked her arm away and lifted her chin with confidence. “I’m here with someone.”
If only it were true.
He called her bluff. “I don’t see anyone with you. Why are you playing hard to get, dollface?”
She groaned. Why won’t he go away?
She took a small step back, irritated that she had to be the one to leave, when she sensed a presence behind her. Even though she couldn’t see the person, she knew immediately that he was big, male, and powerful. But she wasn’t afraid. In fact, a calm sense of relief came over her, and she instinctively recognized he was the one who had been watching her. The deep feelings he’d first stirred in her now flared to life. Anticipation, excitement, arousal, and exhilaration fused into one. Her head was spinning as her nostrils flared, and the lonely place between her legs blazed to life.
From the mirror behind the bar, she caught a glimpse of a virile male before he slipped his arm around her waist and pulled her flush against him, engulfing her body with his own. He kissed her neck and lingered there as if he had the right.
She tilted her head and let him.


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 rlkenderson@zoho.com.

Author Interview:

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.

Character Interview: 

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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