Friday, July 27, 2012

Vampirerotique Summer Book Tour - Character Interview With Sera by Felicity Heaton and Giveaway

Today I am happy to Felicity Heaton back on United By Books for the Vampirerotique Summer Tour! I love this series and find it a pleasure and an honor to be a host.

It’s great to be back here again at United by Books for the next stop in my Vampirerotique Summer Book Tour.

 Today, I’m interviewing Sera, the heroine of Seduce, which is the third book in the Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Sera is a very young vampire and was turned only 30 years ago, and while she blushes whenever she sees the stage show at Vampirerotique, she certainly has a wicked side when it comes to private performances with Antoine, her hero. She’s a pretty, warm-hearted blonde with deep green eyes and a smile that can melt even the iciest heart.

FH: I have Sera here with me today to talk about her book, Seduce. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?

SERA: Sure. I was turned a little over thirty years ago by Elizabeth. She was Vampirerotique’s top female performer until she decided to quit. She spent fifty years working at the theatre and it was her idea that we started attending the performances. She’s all about having fun and sometimes I find it hard to keep up. I’m not naturally outgoing like she is, and sometimes I can’t bring myself to watch the things that happen on the stage.

FH: I don’t think that’s just because you’re shy though, is it? *she shakes her head* In Seduce, you meet Antoine. How did you meet and how did you feel about him initially?

SERA: I first saw him during one of the performances. I thought he was just another elite vampire stretching his legs during the show, but Elizabeth caught me looking and explained that he was one of the owners, and an aristocrat too. That revelation explained a lot about him. Every time we attended a performance at Vampirerotique, I found my eye drawn to him. He’s so gorgeous. I don’t think there was a woman in the audience who would refuse such a man anything he desires, and now he’s all mine.

FH: He certainly is, but the path to true love didn’t exactly run very smoothly did it? It was more than a little challenging for you.

SERA: God, yes. Antoine can be very infuriating.

FH: *laughs* Funnily, he said the same thing about you.

SERA: *eyes wide* He did? Ugh, I’ll be having words with him about that later.

FH: He only said that you were infuriating when you refuse to respect him as your elder and an aristocrat.

SERA: *shrugs* I think Lilah has been rubbing off on me. She’s always complaining about aristocrats and elites and the silly politics of it all. Sometimes Antoine and Javier have that look when we’re together... the one that reveals how unimpressed they are by our behaviour and that if we’re lucky they might just punish us later.

FH: If you’re lucky?

SERA: *grins* Well... I can’t exactly call Antoine flexing his muscles and dominating me anything other than a reward rather than punishment... I love it when he goes all alpha on me. I think Lilah loves it when Javier plays the boss too, and that’s why we stir them up.

FH: I think we should probably go back to some safer questions. Your relationship with Antoine is complicated because he closed himself off to feeling. Was it difficult to break down his defences?

SERA: Absolutely. Like I said, he was completely infuriating. When he revealed to me just why he had closed himself off, I began to understand him a little better and I accepted that he had his reasons for keeping his distance. I respected that, but I refused to see why he had to be alone his whole life when Snow had allowed so many people into his heart. There were times I thought I would lose my battle against Antoine but in the end, I found the courage to stick to my guns and I beat down his defences.

FH: You had some help though. Snow can be quite the stirrer too. How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?

SERA: Up and down. Most of the time things are wonderful between us but there are moments when Antoine just has so much pressing down on him and he can’t handle all the pressure. I’m always there for him then and I do whatever I can to ease his burden. I spend a lot of my time taking care of Snow, so Antoine can focus on the business and his work. I’m no good at the business side of stuff at the theatre, but I can keep Snow company and I know that it eases Antoine whenever I’m with Snow. He prefers it when his brother isn’t alone. We even go for walks around the theatre sometimes and tease the others. Snow loves to tease. He often wants to annoy Antoine when he’s busy and I do my best to stop him but I have to admit that sometimes I let him and we’ll sit in Antoine’s office making observations about him until he grows so irritated that he kicks us both out. Of course, I make up for it all later back in our apartment.

FH: I bet you do. It sounds as though Antoine has his hands full with you. Your story, Seduce, is a book in a series. Can you tell us a little about the series and can we expect see more of you in other stories in this series?

SERA: Well, as far as I can tell, it’s all about some pervert bachelors who run a dirty theatre.

FH: I’m sure they would love to hear you call them that. Be serious.

SERA: *grins* Okay. Whenever I mention the whole dirty theatre thing, they always tell me that it’s tasteful. I generally roll my eyes. Back to the question. I’m in some more of the romances. I really loved it when Chica came to the theatre.

FH: Chica?

SERA: You know, Andreu’s succubus? Apparently, she chose the name. We all call her Chica. Andreu made it law that we’re not to ask her about her real name. When she came to the theatre, it was the most fun I’d had in a long time. Seeing Andreu so stirred up and no one knowing what to do about her. I was angry with Antoine but he honestly didn’t know what would happen and I feel so sorry for him. At least Chica has forgiven him.

FH: Before you give away everything... let’s bring our interview to a close. Describe yourself in one word?

SERA: Infuriating, apparently. *smiles* Antoine calls me temptress. Personally, I prefer determined.

FH: I think you’re all three of those things. Thank you for meeting with me today and chatting. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?

SERA: I’m going to find Antoine’s interview and read it to see what else he said about me. Did he sound stuffy? Sometimes he sounds so stuck up. He doesn’t mean to but he was born a very long time ago, as he likes to remind me. Thanks for having me here! Don’t forget to interview Snow, because he really wants to talk about his story with you, and he’s horribly bored at the moment... and when he’s bored, he’s prone to troublemaking, and with Chica in the theatre, the dastardly duo might just send Antoine into a fit of rage and that isn’t good for his bloodlust. I don’t want to have to kick some butt but I will if they upset Antoine.

FH: Noted. I’ll do my best to distract Snow with his interview. I’m actually talking to you before talking to him, but I believe his interview will air first. It should be interesting at the very least... a bloodbath at most.

 They’ve burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible.

Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.

Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.

When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah’s master keep them apart forever?

 His mind has been set on his work for the past one hundred years. Now a forbidden beauty has stolen his attention and is threatening to steal his heart too.

Callum has come to the city of romance on business, not pleasure, but when he sets eyes on a gorgeous werewolf in a nightclub, he can’t ignore the dark carnal craving she ignites in him. His work for Vampirerotique, the erotic theatre he runs with three other vampires, can wait. The only thing that matters now is satisfying his sinful hunger for a woman who most vampires would consider an enemy.

Kristina is on the run from her pack. Her alpha is intent on forcing her to bear his child and she’s not about to live through the same nightmare as her mother had. When a tall, dark and sexy vampire catches her eye, she can’t believe the ferocity of the desire he unleashes in her or the fact that she enjoys the feel of his eyes on her and his silent pursuit of her in the clubs each night.

When Kristina finally gets a taste of Callum in a forbidden kiss, will she be strong enough to resist the allure of the vampire and his offer to share his bed for a week of unbridled, wild sex, or will she surrender to her own craving for the safety and passion she finds in his embrace?

 Read more about Seduce below, and visit my site for links to all the retailers and a hot excerpt:

Seduce (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 3)
Felicity Heaton
Bloodlust runs in his veins, a dark master waiting for the day it will reign over him. Now a woman with a pure soul and wicked intentions has him in her sights and is determined to crack the ice around his heart, and she might save or damn him.

Antoine stands apart from the world around him, a dangerous and broken soul who must maintain rigid control at all times or risk his dark addiction finally seizing hold of him. The shadows of his past haunt him and he sees his bleak future each night when his brother wakes screaming, his blood addiction turning him savage. He cannot allow himself to feel, but when Sera walks into Vampirerotique, the erotic theatre he runs with three other vampires, to audition, she awakens dangerous desires in him—hungers that could spell the end of both of them.

Sera has wanted Antoine since the night she first saw the gorgeous aristocrat vampire. She can’t ignore the deep carnal hunger he stirs in her or the ache to know the heat of his touch. With the help of her sire, an ex-performer at Vampirerotique, she sets in motion a game of seduction, one designed to thaw the ice in Antoine’s veins and make him burn for her.

When Sera discovers the shocking truth about his past and the darkness that lurks within him, will she be strong enough to seize his heart with both hands and win him forever or will she lose him to the ghosts that still haunt him?

 Coming August 4th
His determination to succeed in business has left no room in his life for love. Now, a beautiful and deadly succubus has teleported into his dark, decadent world and is in danger of enslaving his heart.

Andreu’s future entails opening an erotic theatre like Vampirerotique, gaining wealth, women and power, not shackling himself to a single female, but he cannot deny the dangerously seductive succubus who stirs his anger and passion, and tempts him like no other—he will have her.

The moment their eyes meet, Varya knows she cannot have the exotic dark vampire who sets her pulse racing. His shadowed aura marks him as forbidden, but the hungers he awakens in her are too intense to resist—she must have a taste.

When an erotically-charged kiss ignites their soul-searing passion and reveals something dangerous about Andreu, will Varya leave forever or will she dare to risk all in pursuit of something she thought was beyond her reach?

Covet, Crave and Seduce are all available in paperback, and in ebook from Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks and Kobo. Excerpts are available for all of the current releases in the series, so you can get a taste of these wicked erotic romances.

Books in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series
Enslave (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 4) – Coming August 4th!
Bewitch (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 5) – Coming soon!
Unleash (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 6) – Coming in 2013!

 Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:

Be sure to follow this fantastic tour between June 28th and August 25th to learn more about the passionate heroes, wicked heroines, and life at London’s premier vampire erotic theatre! You can also find yourself in with a chance to win a $50 or $25 Amazon Gift Certificate if you follow the tour. More details, including how to enter and a full list of stops, are available at the Vampirerotique Summer Book Tour page:

In addition to the above giveaway Felicity Heaton is offering up two swag packs as seen below. This is an international giveaway so if you love swag fill out the rafflecopter below to be entered. Don't forget to click the link above to be taken to the grand prize giveaway.  

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Katrina W said...

Despite Antoine coming across stuffy lol.. Whats the best Quality you find in him... Please make it g rated ** grins **... Id rather hear all the juicy gossip really any to tell ??

Great interview btw !!

kat !

Anonymous said...

Loved the interview, and thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!

This is Cassie Hoffman, sorry couldn't remember my google password

renee said...

This series looks absolutely fascinating! They are definately going on my TBR pile. Great interview!

Kerry said...

Great interview - I have read the first in the series and am trying to get to the rest! I am thrilled to read Seras story!

bn100 said...

Very fun interview. That's great she helps take care of Snow.

Katie said...

Great Interview! I can't wait to read this book(:

June M. said...

I wonder what it would be like to live with a vampire who has lived for so long. I would think it would be great (all the stories, experiences they have had) but then it would make me feel very young too (not as exciting, perhaps).
Thanks so much for the great interview and giveaway.

marybelle said...

I'm going to love reading more about Sera.


Lissette Martinez said...

Sera, would you change something about your life?
This series sounds really interesting, and I'd love to go to that theater =)

terri_dion said...

I love character interviews they're so much fun!

kel_p said...

Always love reading Interviews, this one was great :)
Thanks for the International giveaway!
I've read book 1 & started book 2 so better get reading!
Kel xx

Diana said... swag giveaway.

~Ashley~ said...

Thank you for the giveaway can't wait to read your books.

Kristina's Books & More said...

Great interview! I've only read the first part! I definitely need to pick up the other ones!

Cynthia said...

I haven't heard about this books before but Sera sounds like a super fun person! It was a great interview so I'm sure I'll read it soon!

Aimee N. Busch - Author said...

Great Interview!I really look forward to reading this series!

Cassie Hoffman said...

I left a comment in the very beginning , but I had to do it "anonymous" because I forgot my log in name. But got it now, lol. THANKS FOR THE AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!!!

tracie2667 said...

Thank you for the amazing giveaway I would love the oportunity to win. Being International we are not always included so thank you

Kirsten Hatfield said...

Love your books and this was a great interview

Kirsten Hatfield said...

sorry forgot

kazza16 said...

I Haven't read Sera's book yet, but I'll definitely be catching up now! Loved the interview and thank you so much for the giveaway. Hope I win so I can share with all the Aussies who love Felicity's books!!

Lisa said...

A great interview! I love finding new authors and great books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Elva said...

Great interview! Cant wait to read the books :)


Jovhanna said...

Awesome giveaway and great interview :)

Anonymous said...

Some people have all the luck, Sera. You get the man of your dreams, Antoine.
Great interview, it was very interesting.
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andie said...

"it’s all about some pervert bachelors who run a dirty theatre." HAHAHA I knew I liked her for a reson!!