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Monday, December 12, 2016

Rulers of Darkness by Amanda J. Greene: Interview

Title: Rulers of Darkness Box Set (Books 1,2 and 3)
Author: Amanda J. Greene
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Read 3 sizzling, dark, paranormal romance novels and fall in love with the Rulers of Darkness.

Passion can be lethal...

Caressed by Moonlight
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

Caressed by Night
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

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Author Bio

 Amanda J. Greene creates paranormal romance for ravenous readers. She lives in Southern California, where she enjoys escaping the rewarding but hectic world of writing by spending time in the sun and sand with her military husband and their two dogs.

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Please welcome Rulers of Darkness author Amanda J. Greene to Diane’s Book Blog. 

If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

I would choose Victoria from Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1). I wrote her with a good friend of mine in mind. She’s kind, smart, relaxed and a strong, independent woman.

What is your favorite book that you wrote?

All my characters are different and I love them all! But, I must stay true and say Passion’s Prey is my favorite book. I’ve been working on it for years! It’s been through 10 to 12 rewrites – defiantly the toughest book I’ve written but the characters and their world is amazing and the cover is beautiful. I really can’t wait to Passion’s Prey with my readers. But, first things first, I need to finish the Rulers of Darkness series before I give my all to another project.

What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks? 

I love, love, love paperback books. I have an e-reader but I don’t use it much since I usually download books to my phone – making it easier to read on the go. I’ve got shelves and shelves full of paperback books. There is just something magical about holding a book and turning the pages. I think the stories and characters come to life more so for me when I read an actual book versus staring at a screen. Besides, my eyes can only take so much of that glow before they hurt.

What books have most influenced your life?

Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde had the greatest impact on my writing life. It was the first vampire book I’d ever read and I fell in love with the paranormal romance genre from page one.  It’s fantastic young adult book. https://www.amazon.com/Compani ons-Night-Vivian-Vande-Velde/ dp/0152166696

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m currently working on Rulers of Darkness #5, Caressed by the Edge of Darkness. This book has given me some trouble. The characters and the story had changed paths and I’m on my third rewrite, but I anticipate releasing the book early 2017. I apologize to my readers, they’ve been waiting for this installment for some time now and I really hope they enjoy it. Here is a little snippet:

It sank into his bones, invaded his heart, penetrating what remained of his soul. The sensation was nothing new. It had been his constant companion of late, drawing his demon to the surface. Fury heated his blood and honed his vision, turning his crystal green eyes obsidian. Red flames sparked within his gaze, his lethal fangs glistened in the dim light. Demonic shadows sharpened the harsh lines of his face.
This was to be a routine raid: infiltrate, rescue the human’s, kill the guards, and demolish the building. He hadn’t intended to fight, but as he helped the human’s into the van Gabriel had caught Jordan’s soft jasmine scent on the breeze. The light fragrance whispered to him and summoned the darkness within him. His demon uncontrollable, Gabriel drew his daggers and charged into the fray. Slicing through his enemies with cold, calculating precision, consumed with the need to find her, free her. To have her.
Gabriel stroked the pad of his leather covered thumb over her photo before he tucked it safely away, restoring the image to its resting place over his heart. The delicate paper settled and pressed against his slave brand, the sensation intensifying his anger.
Gannon’s shoulders shook with an exasperated sign, “Pavlo must’ve been lying.”
Normally, Gabriel would agree but – he took in a deep breath – he could smell her. The scent was faint, but he knew she’d been here, in this very room, locked away. Kept from the general population.
Like he had been.
As a mortal man, the Madame had feared exposing him to other humans that possibly carried disease. She’d feared he may develop attachments to others, finding loyalty, developing relationships, and hope.
Alone. He’d always been alone until the Madame came to him…until she changed him…until humans had been brought to him…locked in the cell with him…
Gabriel’s fury erupted, the memories fueling his rage. He lashed out. Wooden desks and chairs disintegrated as they collided with the cinder block wall. Shreds of paper cascaded through the air like confetti as he tore apart filing cabinets. Finally, with nothing more to destroy, Gabriel unleashed an unholy roar, shattering the windows. Glass exploded, shards shot out like shrapnel. Pieces landed on the tips of Gannon’s boots and tore at Gabriel’s jacket.
Gannon remained silent and unmoving.
Gabriel’s wide shoulders shook as he struggled to suck in calming breaths. Air hissed past his fangs. Closing his eyes, he focused on the soothing sounds of the night and the ocean. Waves softly broke against the rocks below the windows. The salted air mixed with the sweet scent of jasmine, burning his heaving lungs. Oh, how he loved it. The darkness within him cherished the torment her scent was inflicting upon him.
“God, damn it!” Gabriel rasped. He was going mad.
Gannon muttered a tired cruse of his own. “We’ve had our eye on this place for days. If the girl had been here, we’d have known.”
“Her scent,” Gabriel whispered, briefly closing his eyes as he inhaled her soft fragrance again. Opening his eyes, he said, “Its light, but I’ve no doubt she was here.” He could feel it in his bones.
 “The men are collecting the security tapes as we speak, but…Shit, man.” Gannon rubbed the back of his neck, his gaze dropping to the floor. “We’ve been searching for the girl for months and nothing has turned up. I hate to say this, but don’t you think it’s time you let her go?”
Gabriel scoffed. Did Gannon really think he hadn’t tried to forget about the mortal female? He hated how she plagued his thoughts, ignited his need, his hunger, his rage. She was a rare beauty, tempting beyond imagination, but obsessing over her was insanity at its finest. As the days had turned into weeks and weeks became months, he knew only by divine grace would he find her alive. He’d prayed to any deity that would listen to grant her a quick, painless death. And despite how futile it was, every raid, every attack on Boras’s territory, every reconnaissance mission, he allowed himself to hope, like a dumb bastard, that they’d find her. That he would be able to take her in his arms and release her from the hell she endured. Yet, every attempt produced empty results and the guilt had devoured him, the sorrow haunted him, and self-loathing settled even more deeply into his soul.  He’d failed to protect her, just as he’d failed his tribe and wife all those centuries ago.
But Jordan is alive. She was here.

Thank you, Diane’s Book Blog, for hosting the Rulers of Darkness Box Set tour and for having me here today.

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