Can you tell readers a little bit about yourself and what inspired to write in this particular genre?
I’m an avid reader. I love books. I grew up reading books. It was a great escape from whatever was happening in my life. And sometimes I just loved how they shocked you. (I will forever be changed from reading Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews.) But these past few years I’ve been reading a lot of paranormal books, so I knew I wanted to write something in that genre.
What is it about the paranormal, in particular vampires, that fascinates you so much?
Vampires are everything! In a way, they’re like superheroes. They can run fast, have super strength, can convince you to do whatever they want, and live forever. Who wouldn’t want those qualities?
What inspired you to write this book?
I’m a big fan of anything and everything vampire. And I’m a big fan of YA, so those two things kind of intersected in this book.
Please tell us about your latest release.
My Maker’s Keeper is about an 18-year-old girl who gets turned into a vampire against her will. She tries to starts fresh in a small town, but ends up falling for a local boy who ignites her thirst for blood.
Is there a character that you enjoyed writing more than any of the others?
Lucas was probably my favorite to write. He’s this sexy and dangerous vampire with a chip on his shoulder. He’s my fantasy man.
What is the most interesting thing you have physically done for book related research purposes?
For a different book of mine, one of my characters ends up in jail. So I went down to my local precinct and asked if I could see what a jail cell looked like. They actually showed me! It was pretty cool.
Do you write in different genres?
I do. I’ve written a self-help book before called How to Move in with Your Boyfriend (and Not Break Up with Him). And I’m currently working on an urban fantasy novel.
What are your guilty pleasures in life?
TV. I love television. Especially trashy TV shows and reality TV.
What was the last amazing book you read?
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
What can readers expect next from you?
I’m working on an urban fantasy novelette right now. It’s about this cynical and sarcastic woman who doesn’t believe in the supernatural – only to discover she is supernatural and has to team up with a hot guy to rid the world of monsters.
My Maker’s Keeper
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: November 1, 2016
Hannah Clark used to be an ordinary girl. She used to be a lot of things. Until she was bitten.
Five months ago, Hannah woke up in the middle of the woods as a vampire. She didn’t know how it happened or who turned her. She just knew she wasn’t safe in her hometown anymore.
Fort Wayne was supposed to be her fresh start. Her chance to finish high school without any other incidents. But then she met Jackson. Their attraction was instant and awakened something deep inside of her. Her thirst for blood.
Things only got worse when her maker, Lucas, came to town. He might have been sexy, but he was one dangerous vampire. And if Hannah wanted to keep Jackson safe, she had to protect him from Lucas’ ravenous ways. Even though she found herself excited by them.
But Lucas wasn’t there for her. Something sinister was happening in town. Vampires were going missing, and if Hannah didn’t want to be next, she had to work with Lucas to solve the mystery. But could she trust him? Or should she trust Jackson? She had to make a choice—and her life might just depend on it.
My eyes went to the clock. Ten seconds left in the game. As the time ticked down, my shoulders tensed, sensing something so familiar and so close. I stood up, scanning the crowd. When my eyes met hers, I instantly recognized what she was.
A striking one. She had short, bright pink hair, porcelain skin, and wore a tight jumpsuit under her leather jacket. She didn’t look a day over eighteen, but her face told me she was a vampire not to be messed with. Beside her sat another vampire wearing a similar leather jacket. He was a few years older, with dark, luscious hair and inviting lips. He looked like a fallen angel. The kind who would’ve fought for the other side. He stared back at me stiffly. His dark brown eyes reminding me exactly how I knew him.
He was my maker.
Instantly, a shot of pain hit me right in the chest. It was as if an invisible hand had taken hold of my heart and was squeezing it tighter and tighter. I gasped, clutching frantically at my shirt.
“Are you okay?” Emily asked.
I tried to speak, but my mind went fuzzy. Only one thing seemed to slip through. My maker. I wanted him. I needed to please him. It didn’t matter what he asked for, I would obey. And be grateful for it.
The buzzer rang, snapping me back to reality. That overwhelming need to please was replaced by shame and anger. What was wrong with me? Why was I even thinking those things? My eyes flicked back to where my maker had been sitting. He was gone. I ran out of the gym with one thing on my mind. I had to find them.
The hallway was crowded with people. I tried to push my way through, but there were too many of them. I stopped suddenly, feeling the chill in the air. They were behind me. I whirled around. Just a few feet away were my maker and the other vampire. They stood unmoving as the crowd wove in between them. My maker stared at me with absolutely no expression on that beautiful face of his. I didn’t know what bothered me more. That he showed no remorse, or that I found him attractive.
About the Author:
Tiffany Current earned her Bachelor's degree in dramatic writing from Drexel University. Her first book, the self-help relationship guide How to Move in with Your Boyfriend (and Not Break Up with Him), was published by Turner Publishing.
Tiffany writes paranormal, young adult, urban fantasy, and self-help books. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys reading books, watching trashy action movies, and pestering her cat.
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