Monday, July 22, 2013

Interview with Darlene Kuncytes the author of A Vampire’s Saving Embrace

Can you tell readers a little bit about yourself and what inspired to write in this particular genre? 

That is a really great question.  I don’t think I actually chose the genre – it chose me.  I just had this idea in my head and kind of went with it. Once I started, there was just no stopping me. I knew I wanted to do a romance, and the supernatural aspect of the book just kind of happened.

I work full-time and foster puppy mill rescues. I have always loved reading and writing.  It has just always been such a huge part of my life, and to now be able to do this has been amazing.  I have met so many spectacular, supportive people I can’t even begin to tell you.

 I can have a very odd sense of humor, finding the funny in everyday things - and be loopy at times! lol

Please tell us about your latest release.

My latest release is A Vampire’s Saving Embrace.  It is a total romance with the paranormal as a little extra. I wanted the love story to be the focus of this book.

Is there a character that you enjoyed writing more than any of the others?

I would have to say, to a point Abby.  She is feisty, and fun – yet so afraid of trusting.  She has been lied to and hurt in her life and even though she is a passionate, loving person – she always has that insecurity in the back of her mind. It’s as if she is always waiting for the ball to drop.  She is tough on the outside – but so soft on the inside.

Do you have a formula for developing characters? Like do you create a character sketch or list of attributes before you start writing or do you just let the character develop as you write?

I have certain attributes in mind, but once the story starts to flow, they kind of take on a life of their own! Lol.  They become so real to you that you begin to think, ‘oh, that is how Abby would react’ ect.

What is your favorite scene from the book? Could you share a little bit of it, without spoilers of course?

Oh, wow. Now that is a difficult one.  There is a scene where Desmond helps Abby to bathe that I had a lot of fun writing. It was funny and sexy and a lot of fun.

Can you tell readers a little bit about the world building in the book/series? How does this world differ from our normal world?

It’s totally our world, just a bit more secluded I think.  The first book mainly takes place at Desmond’s estate – but book two in the series is out there in the world a bit.

With the book being part of a series, are there any character or story arcs, that readers jumping in somewhere other than the first book, need to be aware of? Can these books be read as stand alones?

They can totally be read as stand- alones.  Book 2 is about 2 character’s from book one, and of course all the character’s that I hope people will come to love will make an appearance here and there. 

Do any of your characters have similar characteristics of yourself in them and what are they?

Yes, lol. I am afraid to say that Kat’s smartassedness (wow! Is THAT even a word?  If not, it should be! Lol) is totally me.  I have a real problem with saying things out loud that I think should be kept solely in my head! lol

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? How do you deal with it?

I do.  I basically step away for a bit.  I was working on a scene in book 2 that I was just completely at a loss – so I stepped away from it, relaxed, daydreamed, and after a few days sat back down and had over 4,000 words written in one sitting. 

What can readers expect next from you?

Book 2 -A Wolf’s Savage Embrace.  I am hoping to launch that by the end of August.  I have also started a romance/suspense that I hope to finish before Christmas. Not part of the series.

Where can readers find you on the web?  

Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble    I am hoping to have a website up shortly, but I am soo computer illiterate it isn’t even funny!

Would you like to leave readers with a little teaser or excerpt from the book?

“You needn’t just stand there quietly, my pet,” he said, his back still to her. “You may come in if you wish.”
Abby blew out the breath she had been holding and sighed -damn his spidey sense! “I was bored,” she offered, walking over to stand beside him. “May I help?” Desmond graced her with that grin and again, her damned toes curled. Damn! Damn! Damn!
“You can stir the sauce,” he said, taking a drink from a beautiful black crystal goblet he had beside the sink. “Would you care for a glass of wine?” He set the goblet down, and not thinking, Abby reached for it to take a sip. With lightning speed his hand was around her wrist - stilling her. “Not from there, love,” he cautioned a strange heat in his gaze.
For an instant Abby was pissed. What - did he think he would get some sort of horrible, contagious fairy cooties if she drank from the same glass as he did? That really took some nerve. He was a vampire for God’s sake. He drank other people’s blood! Shouldn’t she be the one who was worried?
“I only wanted a taste,” she muttered softly- then with a note of annoyance, “I won’t infect you or anything. Just because I’m a fairy doesn’t mean you’ll sprout wings!” She bit out - but a moment later her eyes widened with embarrassment as her face turned bright red. “Oh, cripes. It doesn’t - does it?” She croaked – wincing at her stupidity.
Desmond burst out laughing, his fingers releasing her wrist and going to her lips. His index finger softly traced the lines of her mouth, his gaze heated as he remembered how these perfect lips felt beneath his - how sweet her mouth had tasted and he wanted nothing more than to lower his head and take them once again. Everything about this woman compelled him - her scent, her laugh – her eyes; and he just wanted to drown himself in her. It was a constant urge that was getting harder and harder to fight.
“That, love, is not wine,” he whispered, his eyes studying the curves under his finger with intense interest. “And, no – I will not sprout wings,” he finished, his eyes shining with humor and something else that Abby couldn’t quite put her finger on. It took a moment before the realization hit her, and when it did, she felt her stomach lurch. Oh, ick! She had almost drunk… Oh, man - now that thought was way up there on her gross-out meter! She could barely stand the sight of blood, much less the thought of drinking it.

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A Vampire’s Saving EmbraceSupernatural Desire Series
Book One
Darlene Kuncytes

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

ISBN:   ISBN-101483980836

Number of pages:  168 Ebook   147 Paperback
Word Count:  64,000

Cover Artist:  Linda Boulanger

Book Description: 

Abigail Montgomery was happy with her life. She was independent, strong, and had managed on her own for a very long time.

That was, until the dark, handsome Desmond LaGrange showed up at the bar where she worked. How could she know that this mysterious man would end up saving her from the evil that she didn't even know existed? And why was she so drawn to him? Why did he make her body heat with just a simple look?

Desmond LaGrange was fighting a past he was trying hard to forget. But when
he sees the beautiful Abby working behind the bar - something deep inside compels him to get closer.

The only question is why?

And when he saves her from danger - can he resist the strong pull between them to let her go when the time comes?

Or will the passion that she ignites in him be his end?

About the Author:

Darlene Kuncytes was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. She has enjoyed writing ever since she can remember, and has always had a love for romance.

"A Vampire's Saving Embrace" is her first novella, of what will hopefully be many more. She has always loved the supernatural with a touch of suspense - not to mention the allure of finding one's soul mate.

She loves hearing from her fans- so be sure to drop her a line.
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Kelli Smith said...

Darlene is a superb writer !! I have read this book and it is one of my favs for 2013 !! Thankyou Fangtastic for spotlighting such a awesome girlie !! <3

Jamie Gibson said...

Thanks for the opprotunity to enter your giveaway...great page btw!! :)

Jill Prand said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing the great interview and the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this book.

Jacklynn Sizemore said...

I won how I get the prize!!!!!