Please give a warm welcome to Sera and Felicity who are stopping by BLH today. Interview with Sera from Seduce by Felicity Heaton
It’s great to be here today at Book Lovers Hideaway as part of my Vampirerotique Winter Tour celebrating the series and my latest release, Bewitch.
Today, I’ll be talking to the heroine of the third book in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series, the very lovely Sera.
Sera is an elite vampire, and she’s practically a baby as far as most are concerned. Turned only thirty years ago by a former star of Vampirerotique, Sera has been too busy learning what it takes to be a vampire and settling into her extraordinary new life and world to care about any serious relationship. Until she sees Antoine for the first time. Sera has never had confidence, and blushes at the stage shows at Vampirerotique and can barely bring herself to watch them. She’s shy and reticent, but when push comes to shove, she finds her inner goddess in order to shatter the ice encasing Antoine’s heart and sets out to seduce him. She’s a woman who will do whatever it takes to get what she wants, but underneath her newfound confidence is still a heart that beats with warmth and feeling, and when she uncovers the terrible secrets that were hidden in Antoine’s dark heart, she will do whatever it takes to heal the scars of his past.
Read on to find out more about Sera from the vampire herself.
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.
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 has aired first. It should be interesting at the very least... a bloodbath at most.
I hope you have all enjoyed this insight into Seduce and life at Vampirerotique through the eyes of one of the sassy heroines!
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All of the books so far in the series are available in paperback, and in ebook from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Kobo. Covet, Crave, Seduce and Enslave are available from Barnes and Sony Reader too. Bewitch will be available at those retailers soon. Excerpts are available for all of the current releases in the series, so you can get a taste of these wicked erotic romances.
Read more about Seduce below, and visit my site for links to all the retailers and a hot excerpt:
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?
Books in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series
Unleash (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series Book 6) – Coming in 2013!
Biography 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, five 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. In 2012, she received the GraveTells Author of the Year Award and her vampire romance novel, Heart of Darkness, was selected as a 2013 Epic Ebook Awards finalist in the paranormal romance category.
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