Vampire in Paradise
Deadly Angels Series, Book 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Avon/Harper Collins
Date of Publication: 11/25/2014
Number of pages: 352
It’s been centuries since the Norseman Sigurd Sigurdsson was turned into a Vangel-a Viking Vampire Angel-as punishment for his sin of envy, but he’s still getting the hang of having fangs that get in the way when seducing women. Slaying demon vampires known as Lucipires and using his healing gifts as a cancer research doctor, Sigurd is sent to Florida’s Grand Keys Island as a resident physician where he encounters the most sinfully beautiful woman.
The only hope Marisa Lopez has of curing her five-year-old daughter of is a pricey experimental procedure. When she meets the good-looking doctor, Marisa is speechless. Then Sigurd tells her he believes he can help her daughter. Could this too-hot-to resist Viking doctor be an angel of some sort sent to bring a miracle for her daughter? Or is he just a vampire bent on breaking Marisa’s heart?
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Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories.
She is the wife of a stockbroker and the mother of four sons.
Please welcome Vampire in Paradise author Sandra Hill to Diane's Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story, Vampire in Paradise?
In VAMPIRE IN PARADISE, I like the scene early in the book where my heroine is standing in line waiting to apply for a job as a waitress at a porno convention (she needs the money to save her dying child) and sees my hero, Dr. Sigurd Sigurdsson, for the first time, and thinks he’s a porno star.
How long did it take you to write Vampire in Paradise?
All of my books have taken different amounts of time, but the past two years my patterns have changed dramatically. My husband suffered a severe septic infection which led to a stroke which led to life flights which led a leg amputation, which led to many, many months of rehab. He is home now, but still needs care. So, my day starts at four or five a.m. and I write until nine when the rest of the house wakes up. I can’t say that I am getting less writing done this way, just differently. VAMPIRE IN PARADISE probably took six months.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Ever since I read GONE WITH THE WIND when I was twelve years old, I became an avid reader, but it wasn’t until the 1990s and the popularity of historical romances, like those by Rosemary Rogers, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Jude Devereaux, and Lavyrle Spencer, that I decided this is what I would like to write.
What is your favorite book that you wrote?
It varies, but overall THE LAST VIKING was the most fun. A Viking shipbuilder lands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of
where his hero soon became Tim Allen of “Home Improvement.” Maine
Who or what inspired you to be a writer?
I’ve always been a writer. I was the kid who liked to write term papers and essays. I studied journalism in college, and worked for a number of newspapers as a writer and editor.
What book are you reading now?
Patrick Taylor’s Irish
series, as well as the latest Rachel Gibson and Kristin Higgins. County Doctor
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
Paperback. I like to read in bed, and it feels best in my hands.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love to hear from readers, and I always answer mail. I can be reached at www.sandrahill.net or on Facebook at Sandra Hill Author.