Black Slumber by Helen Scott ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 Blurb:

After centuries in the Black Sleep I’ve woken up to find my uncle, the regent, calling himself king. When I rise to the throne will he step back like he’s supposed to or put up a fight? 

I get the answer I’m looking for when a mage attacks during a royal court event, cursing me to never be able to feed again. Just when I’m about to give myself to the sun everything changes and I know I’ve been betrayed on the deepest level.

The only question that remains is can these men that saved me from the sun help me take back what is mine? 

Excerpt:

Once Kyra was around the table and standing behind her seat next to her father, the music changed to something statelier, as though I were an old woman, which I supposed in some ways was true. I ignored the dig at my age and began my own procession through the crowd. 

The room was silent as everyone turned to stare at me, like a bride on her wedding day. No applause this time. Just a breath being held by everyone until I entered the room, and then murmurs and whispers spread like wildfire as women and men openly talked about me. It was like they had forgotten I had vampiric hearing just like them. Variations of “Doesn’t look much like a queen to me,” and “She may as well be a child,” and “Look at how beautiful she is,” filled my ears. 

Once I was in front of my uncle, I curtsied as was custom and waited for him to release me from the pose. Since the short period of time until I was crowned was the only time he was going to get me to bow to him, I knew he would take advantage of it. That was just the kind of man he was. True to form, he let me hold the pose for much longer than necessary.

“My wonderful niece, how good to see you awake and moving around again! Stand, stand. We don’t need to be on formal behavior here.” He laughed, and the court joined in as though I had just made a complete idiot of myself. 

I straightened and tried not to grimace at the mask he’d chosen. A huge smiling sun covered most of his face. There was something about the expression on the mask that seemed slightly menacing though. “Uncle, it’s good to see you again as well,” I said, plastering my best smile on my face. My uncle was a portly gentleman whose salt-and-pepper hair would have given him an air of elegance if it weren’t for his ruddy face. Before I’d slept, he had been a heavy drinker, a fact that his skin reflected even now, though he seemed quite sober. I always found it funny that most members of the royal family had the traditional pale skin that humans thought of as appropriate for a vampire, while other members had cavorted to the point that they looked more like the humans they so detested. 

“Come and sit down. We set a special place for you tonight at my right-hand side.”

I didn’t miss the implication. The place was special because he never expected me to sit there again, and he certainly never imagined I’d be able to take his seat. I knew if I drew attention to the remark, he’d brush it off, tell me that I was being paranoid or too sensitive. So I smiled and sat, and quietly reaffirmed the knowledge that I wouldn’t be able to trust anyone in my family. 

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Helen Scott here with us today. Helen Scott, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I’ve been an author for almost four years, but I’ve been writing for most of my life. I never expected to be an author, I just thought it wasn’t something I could do, I mean who can plan a whole book out let alone multiple books? But then I started taking classes and learning and slowly after a brief stint in the publishing industry itself I decided it was time to jump in. 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

Black Slumber is the tale of a princess who has been asleep for centuries due to the royal vampires taking turns to be on the throne. It’s all about her waking up and dealing with the new world, and the people who don’t want to take her rightful place on the throne. There are curses and lovers and evil people who just want to have all the power for themselves. 

How did you come up with the storyline?

It’s a bit of a twisted retelling of Sleeping Beauty but with vampires. 

What inspires you to write?

The characters I day dream about, the worlds I wish I could visit, and of course the drama of falling in love. 

Tell us about your other books: 

I love mythology so most of my books have some of that running through them with a fantasy twist! 

The Siren Legacy was my first series, which is about a group of brothers descended from the sirens from Greek mythology. I also have the Wardens of Midnight series (shifters who run an animal shelter). Both of these are just regular paranormal romance.

I also have the Cerberus series which is a PNR RH, and a Fantasy RH series called Four Worlds. 

I’m lucky enough to have done some cowritten reverse harem series with some amazing authors! The first, The Salsang Chronicles, was with Serena Akeroyd (and is a complete series), but I also have a complete series, The Hollow, with Ellabee Andrews, a soon to be complete series with Lucinda Dark called Twisted Fae, and I have a series going with May Dawson called Prisoners of Nightstone, and I have a series called Legends Unleashed Lacey Carter Andersen! 

 

Where can readers find you?

Come on over and join the fun in my reader group:

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Don’t forget you can find me and all my books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Helen-Scott/e/B06W2HJX77 and BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/helen-scott-63356698-e15f-4baa-bacf-ebdf6902bfa6 

About the Author: 

Helen Scott lives in the Chicago area with her wonderful husband and furry, four-legged kids. She spends way too much time with her nose in a book and isn’t sorry about it. When not reading or writing, Helen can be found absorbed in one video game or another or crocheting her heart out.

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Midnight Kiss by Silvana G. Sánchez ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb:

There are three rules every witch should follow:

Never reveal your wicked nature to a human.

Never cast magic against your own.

And never, absolutely never, fall in love with a vampire.

I ignored them all.

Now hell’s broken loose, and the people I love are in danger.

I will fight, broom and cauldron, to save them.

 

 

Excerpt:

“I don’t believe in luck,” I mumbled, trying to zip up my jacket, but failing thanks to my quivering fingers. And as much as I hated to admit it, my hands did not tremble because of the weather; this guy was hot as hell, and I’d never expected I’d bump into him like this.

He turned and stared at me appraisingly. “Curious,” he said, a slight frown on his face as he drew closer. “I thought all witches trusted in their crystals for good luck,” hinting at my clear quartz pendant, raising his chin a little.

He said witches.

Now that broke any poise I’d gathered so far. Flustered, I said, “How do you…?”

Hot guy joined me by the wall. He leaned next to me, his wondrous cologne slowly penetrating my lungs, clouding my mind. It was a glorious fragrance, like that of the fresh scent of woods after the first spring rain.

“How do I know you’re a witch?” he said with a low sensual voice, so intimate that it shot gooseflesh up my arms. “I guess you could call it a gift.” He turned. In this nearness, as his eyes fixed on mine, I recognized a flash of magic inside them. That and the hint of pointy fangs as he half smiled told me everything I needed to know…

Where can readers find Midnight Kiss?

Available exclusively in A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve: Limited Edition Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Reverse Harem Halloween Themed Collection

Grab Your Copy Today!

Available to read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

books2read.com/cursedallhallowseve

The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Silvana G. Sánchez here with us today. Silvana, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I’ve been attracted to storytelling since infancy. My first short story won a State contest and got published when I was ten years old. I haven’t stopped writing since.

 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

Midnight Kiss is the companion to my vampire series, The Unnatural Brethren. In this story, we learn about the lives of the Stone Witches of Kennington.

Kiera Stone and her aunt Prim run the family’s Teahouse in London, but there’s more to that shop than meets the eye… Magic and mayhem will ensue when Kiera breaks the rules that bind all witches.

 

How did you come up with the storyline?

I was inspired by the City, and an underground nightclub I visited once near London Bridge Station. I met some pretty interesting people that night… A few of them were human.

 

What inspires you to write?

My need to speak for all outcasts, because I’ve always been proud to be one.

Tell us about your other books:

My #1 bestselling series, Vesely Academy, is my latest release, and it’s available on Amazon. It’s the first Paranormal Academy miniseries ever to be published, so if you’re looking for quick dark romance stories with a paranormal kick, this is the one for you!

If you’re interested in twisted fairytale retellings, I can’t recommend you enough Once Upon Another World, a Twisted FairyTale Box Set. My story, Ash and Snow: The Curse of The White Throne, is featured in this box set along with twenty other bestselling award-winning authors, and at 99 cents, it’s quite a bargain! 

We’re aiming for the USAT bestselling title, so your support is greatly appreciated!

 

Where can readers find you? 

Want to find out more about me and my upcoming releases? Feel free to stalk me!

My website www.silvanagsanchez.com

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About the Author:

Silvana G. Sánchez writes monsters with a heart of gold, villains who are the heroes of their own stories.

She lives in Mexico City with her husband Eric, twins Iker (†)  and David, and two Shih-Tzu puppies she lovingly calls her dragons, Wookie and Padme.

When not cutting eyes open in her practice as an Ophthalmologist, she’s known to write dark fantasy novels in her writing den.

You can find her lurking on her Facebook page and at the Readers’ Den, her reader’s group.

Stop by to say hello. She doesn’t bite—not always, anyway.

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