Below, we have an excerpt, author interview and since this is an extra long post already, my review of the book will be posted tomorrow. Hmmm, I wish we had a giveaway....
Oh...and I enlarged the cover just to give you guys a very HOT peek of what the book entails.
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?
Author Q & A
Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. I am so excited for this interview.
Me too! Thank you for hosting me and my book, Caressed by a Crimson Moon.
First of all, tell the readers a little bit about Amanda J. Greene.
Well, for starters, I must confess…I’m a coffee addict. I’ve also been having an affair with paranormal romance for the past twelve years – reading & writing the genre. I live in Southern California with my husband and our little dog, Kelly.
When I am not writing, I’m working, attending school, and trying to help Jennifer over at The Book Nympho blog as an associate reviewer. Life is busy!
Can you please tell my readers about the Rulers of Darkness series? How in the world did you come up with the basic premise? And how in the world did you wring so much passion out of the characters?
My Rulers of Darkness series features vampires, shape-shifters, and witches. I wrote the original draft of the first book, Caressed by Moonlight, about twelve years ago. I had not intended to make it into a series. When I found the binder I kept the manuscript in, I began to polish it up and work through it. Now, I had created other characters, such as Dimitri, Hadrian, and Gabriel (all are hunky men within the series) but I didn’t have any ideas for their books. Until one day, I was driving to work and I was hit by an idea. I could make a series staring all those wonderful vampires. From there, I just had to figure out a way to tie all their personal stories/backgrounds together.
As for the passion, I try to make my characters as relatable and realistic as possible. I want the readers to fall in the love with the hero and identify with the heroine. I also want my characters to work well together and their romance to be believable.
Tell us about Crimson Moon? And how many more books are you thinking of doing for this series?
Caressed by a Crimson Moon is the third installment within the Rulers of Darkness series. It stars the third ruler of darkness, Hadrian, King of Validus Clan of vampires and his mate, half-breed Eva Maldonado.
Have you written in other genre’s? Are you thinking of doing so in future?
I have written a YA that I’m still polishing up. I also have a stand alone paranormal romance manuscript, Passion’s Prey, that I am currently working on and plan to publish within the year.
Do you donate to any special causes? Animal related for example? JI do! Paws with a Cause. I’m hoping to work with Danielle over at Romance Book Junkies and help her with her fundraiser–Pet Week Charity.
I just moved down to SoCal, can you suggest weird and wonderful places to go?
Well, I’m not sure where in SoCal you moved, but we drive everywhere. So, for weird I would suggest The Queen Mary in Long Beach, Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, and the Winchester House in San Jose. For wonderful, I would suggest a day trip out to Catalina Island, the Mission Inn in Riverside (beautiful - specially during the holidays), Ocean Beach San Diego, and so much more. Plus, if you live in the I.E. Las Vegas is only about 3 hours away. And you can’t forget all the amusement parks! Really, there is a TON to do. I really could go on, but I think I should stop now…
You’re going to college right now, right? What are you studying? It must be draining to go to school and then write such fantastic stories when not in school. How the heck do you do it?Yes, I’m currently attending school. I’m studying psychology and managing my time is extremely difficult. Basically, I don’t sleep.
Thank you so much Amanda for joining me here at Passionate Encounters! It has been such a treat.
Today is the kick off of Caressed by a Crimson Moon’s tour with BTS and an interview with Passionate Encounters was a great start! Thank you so very much for having me here today.
Connect with the author
When she is not writing, Amanda can found playing the role of a full time university student who works part time. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their sweet cocker spaniel. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.