Today, October 12th, the digital edition of BLOOD AND KISSES releases on the www.SoulMatePublishing.com site! (everywhere else a week later. Look for the print edition in mid 2012)
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Meanwhile, as is posted else where on my site. I will giving away a free e copy to a commenter between 12 am 10/12/11 and 12 am 10/12/11, so please, feel free to weigh in!
Since I have the blurb elsewhere in the site, here’s a little interview with the hero of BLOOD AND KISSES, Gideon Damek.
Hi Gideon, thanks for coming. I hope you don’t mind if we dive right in and I ask you to tell a little bit about yourself.
Where should I start?
How about the beginning?
I was born in Mesopotamia before it was Mesopotamia. My father was a King, but my status as his heir was hotly contested.
Why was that?
I was sickly and they didn’t think I’d live. My father sent me to travel with his armies as soon as I was old enough, ostensibly to toughen me up, but probably to get me out of the way.
What was that like?
I had to stay on my toes at all times. There were many ambitious men who would have liked to see me out of the way, permanently.
Sounds like a hard childhood.
I survived. But that was a very long time ago, after that I hired out as a mercenary.
But you weren’t born a vampire…?
No, but I prefer not to go into that right now.
Ok, fair enough. How about something more recent. How did you come to live in Rochester, NY?
I moved to America in the nineteenth century. I decided to travel West. Rochester was flourishing and despite the long summer days, it was overcast enough to make getting around tolerable.
So you don’t have to sleep during the day?
Young vampires do, but I can get along well enough if I stay out of the sun.
Were you the only vampire in Rochester?
No, eventually a whole community developed.
That must have been nice.
You’d think, but I’m not exactly a joiner. As the oldest, it was my job to enforce the code. It’s easier to destroy someone you don’t hang out with socially.
Makes sense. What about the witches?
What about them?
Did you hang out with them?
Hardly. Their blood is poisonous to us and they consider us parasites. So not a lot of mingling go on.
What about Thalia? Did you ever notice her?
I’m sorry. Your questions are getting pretty personal. I’m done here.
Wait, Gideon! You can’t just walk out… I guess, he can.
I hope you enjoyed this interview, brief as it was. To learn more, please feel free to explore my website or visit, www.soulmatepublishing.com.