Erica Ridley BORN TO BITE Interview + Giveaway Day 2!
We are so lucky to have TWO of the fabulous authors of the BORN TO BITE anthology here with us this week!
Today, Erica Ridley gives us a fast and furious Twitter-style interview about her novella, NEVER BEEN BITTEN within the BORN TO BITE anthology! And another chance to WIN!! Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!
First a little about the book:
Darkly handsome and dangerously sexy, these voracious vampires are out for blood–and bound for eternal love. . .
Never Been Bitten by Erica Ridley
Rumored to be a vampire, the rakish Mr. Macane is ravishing all the ladies of the ton! Yet, Miss Elspeth Ramsay cannot bring herself to tremble in his presence. But once Ellie feels the touch of his teeth at her throat, she finds herself biting him back! Surely this sudden bloodlust can only mean danger for her family–and her heart. . ..
Highland Vampire by Diana Cosby
As King of the Highland Coven, vampire Aedan MacGregor knows that falling for the fey Rowan Campbell could destroy her. But one taste of her healing blood and he craves her like no other. Dare claim her as his own, knowing he might lose her forever?
Dark Secret by Hannah Howell
Alone in the world, Murdina Dunbar sets out in search of the only family she has left–and finds an ally in the mysterious Sir Gillanders Baldwin. Something about her sexy protector stirs her blood. Soon, not even the whispers that he’s a dangerous demon can keep her from his bed. . ..
Now…let’s get down and dirty with Erica!!
Ready, set, GO!
Describe NEVER BEEN BITTEN in 140 characters or less.
Scottish Highlander and vampire hunter infiltrates the Beau Monde only to become romantically entangled with a would-be wallflower.
What three words best describe your heroine, Elspeth (Ellie)?
Practical, Passionate, Loving
What three words best describe your hero, Cain?
Passionate, Strong, Confident
When you mix a paranormal skeptic and a vampire, what do you get?
Lots of laughs! Plenty of unexpected twists keep them from ever being able to second-guess the other.
Your novels include a mix of romantic suspense/mystery and paranormal romance. What genre do you lean toward writing most?
I’ve always loved the suspense/mystery angle, although I hooked my agent with a paranormal RomCom. It’s so hard for me to stay in the box!
Do you have more vampire heroes/heroines in your future?
I hope so! I had a blast writing about Cain and Ellie, and would love to write about the vampire warriors Cain left back home in Scotland.
Tell us about your newest project, a trilogy of Gothic romances.
Three young women escape a fire at a girls school-turned-sanitarium only to find their new sanctuaries to be even more dangerous.
You have had some wild and crazy experiences in your past, missy! What was your latest memorable excursion?
This summer I had a boat ride on Loch Ness, saw traditional dance performances in Russia, and ran into a brown bear in the Smoky Mountains!
Out of all the worldwide locations you’ve visited, which remains closest to your heart?
My top three are Spain, Italy, and Costa Rica. I’ve (briefly) lived in all three and would go back in a heartbeat.
I’ve heard many authors say that they find writing a novella harder than writing a full length novel. How do you feel about this?
Getting my brain in novella mode was tough at first, but once I had the characters and the story, it became playtime. I’d love to do it again!
How FUN was that? I LOVE those interviews! Don’t forget to enter to WIN a copy of BORN TO BITE below!
Erica Ridley learned to read when she was three, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up. Over the course of her school years, she graduated from self-illustrated stories written in crayon to dramatic sagas filling reams of spiral notebooks.
Now, Erica writes paranormal historical romances. Her Gothic debut, Too Wicked To Kiss, released in 2010, followed by Too Sinful To Deny in 2011. Never Been Bitten, a vampire romance, appears in the 2012 anthology Born To Bite along with fellow authors Hannah Howell and Diana Cosby. Erica is currently working on a new trilogy of Gothic romances about three women who escape a fire only to find out “sanctuary” is in the eye of the beholder.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.