April 27, 2015

Reign of the Vampires by Rebekah R. Ganiere {Interview & Giveaway}

Reign of the Vampires (The Society, Book One)
by Rebekah R. Ganiere
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kensington
Release Date: November 17, 2014
Length: 226 Pages

She wants security. He wants freedom. Together their love could destroy the world.

Ten years after the outbreak of the V2000 virus turns the majority of humans into a mutated Vampire sub-species, the last remaining true humans are the world's hottest commodity. In this new world, it's The Society that rules.

Being the only female Vampire Lord in America isn't easy. Being thrust into the role of CEO is even harder. Danika Chekov refuses to let her father's legacy die. She's resolved to keep everything under her tight control. But after she's almost killed, she's forced to purchase a human guardian.

Mason is human, or so the Vampires think. He's determined to protect his secret, but Lord Danika buys him before he can make his escape. Their passion for each other threatens everything they want most. And when Mason's true nature is exposed, the results could be devastating.

The Book Excerpt

Danika barely came up to his shoulder, and he was three times as wide across the chest as she was. The air around him was warmer the closer she got. His breathing had slowed, and he swallowed hard. From her position in front of him, he would have to kneel so she could reach his collar, and she didn’t want that. She looked around for a stool or chair to stand on, but there was nothing. She spotted the dresser behind him.

She pointed to it. “Please help me up, so I can reach.” Mason eyed the dresser and then her. He licked his lips and then turned, switching places with her, watching her with great intensity. He stepped close enough that their bodies touched. Danika’s breath caught in her throat at the nearness of him. His size, scent, and heat engulfed her.

He placed his hands around her waist, his touch sending goose bumps all over her body. The heat of his skin warmed her through her thin blouse. She placed her hands on his rigid arms. He flexed and lifted her off the floor, then seated her on the dresser.

Neither of them moved. The need she’d felt for him in his cell, and then again when she had seen him at Neeman’s, was stronger than ever. A part of her deep inside called to him. Her mind screamed at her, reminding her of the plan: come in, bond him, leave.

They stared at each other for a long time. She took in every inch of his strong face: his roman nose that had been broken at least once, the reddish-brown stubble upon his cheek and chin, the pink softness of his full lips.

“Bend your neck,” she whispered.

He bowed until his neck was inches from her face. His broad chest pressed close to her. His hands shook at her waist. 

He’s a human and a slave. She couldn't have another incident like Xenock. She had too much at stake. She tried not to let his closeness affect her, but she couldn’t help it. She dipped her head and breathed in the nape of his neck where his hair fell to his shoulders. His scent was like heaven. It was the most desirable thing she’d ever smelled. She couldn’t even begin to describe the texture of it.

She slid her hands up his arms, feeling every muscle beneath his shirt. Gliding over the collar, she searched for the latch. Mason’s hot fingers pressed into her flesh as she fumbled for the lock. The tension in his body was obvious from the way he tried to hold himself away from her.

Danika’s head swam as his scent swirled in her brain. Her throat felt like dry ice. The need to taste him mounted. Stop! Not another Xenock! Keep it under control! Clearing her throat, she tried to concentrate on her fingertips. The latch appeared and she inserted the key. She dropped the manacle to the dresser and he sighed. Chafing and scraping marred the skin underneath the collar. Instinctively she reached over and licked at the wounds. His fingers dug into her waist, and her senses caught on fire. She felt every fiber of his shirt, smelled the trickle of sweat that ran down his neck, heard the rapid beat of his heart. Mason’s breathing quickened, and as she pulled away from him, the sweetness of his skin lingered in her mouth. At that moment, she wanted nothing more than to have him take her over to his bed and smother her with his body.

Her fangs broke through and she gazed up at him. Mason watched her, his eyes alight like flames. He leaned close to her ear and smelled the nape of her neck. A burning need blossomed in her stomach and warmth pooled between her thighs. A sudden feeling of possession overtook her, and at that moment she needed to make him hers. 

“Do it. Make me yours.”

She bit down into his firm, awaiting neck. His hands clenched around her waist and his fingers dug deeper into her skin. A low rumble emitted from his chest. An animalistic, guttural sound that made Danika’s inner bad girl beg for more.

The first gulp of his blood was liquid fire. It stung her tongue and seared her icy throat as it went down. She almost pulled herself away, but the taste of it exploded inside her, making her want more, need more. The second gulp was just as hot, but now she was ready. It filled her, making the ends of her limbs tingle. Sitting on the dresser with him bent over, she drank from him greedily. Shifting his body, he stood between her parted thighs, spreading them wide. His body pressed around her, crushing her into him. His breathing quickened as every part of their bodies touched. A moan of desire escaped him. His hot, moist breath tickled her shoulder. Moving aside the collar of her blouse, he playfully bit at her skin. The sensation sent her into a frenzy. More. She needed more of him.
The Cafe Interview
Thanks so much for stopping by the Authors' Cafe today, Rebekah. I'm very excited to host you and your latest release, Reign of the Vampires {The Society – Book One}!

Okay, I see you've got your favorite beverage and pastry, so let's get right to the interview.

At what point in your life did you realized that being an author was no longer going to be just a dream but a career you were going to turn into reality? 

About two years ago. I went to a critique group for the first time and they said I should try to publish. It was the first time I'd ever let someone else read my work. From there I went to a convention and pitched and had a bunch of requests and that was that.

Which of your characters is most like you? 

Uh… That's a hard one. All of my characters have bits and pieces of me in them from one point of my life or another. If I had to pick I think Evaine from my book Dead Awakenings is most like me. After her, Danika from Reign of the Vampires and Redlynn from Red the Were Hunter.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from either of your books would you want with you? 

Sage. Wait… maybe not Sage. He's a vampire so he would burn up pretty fast and drain me dry. Maybe Flint or Dax from my Fairelle Series. They are both strong, handsome and resourceful. Dax. Definitely Dax. He's the best. And he's a werebear so he's super tough.

Where do you write? 

In bed. I know it sounds weird but it's my most comfortable spot.

Do you have any “rituals” you go through before you write? 

I pee, grab some Teavana and turn on my music.

What was your favorite scene to write and why? 

In Reign of the Vampires it was when Danika and Mason are finally alone together for the first time. The build up to that was huge and when they finally were able to get together it was electric. I loved it.

What would YOU like your readers to know about your books or you in general? 

I write from the heart. I write the stories my characters want told not necessarily the ones I want. I am constantly amazed at the turns some of my books take.

What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 

If you want to write. Write. Don't worry about it being crap. It's all crap in the beginning. Just write.

Do you have a favorite author? 

I have many. Shakespeare and Poe are my favorites. Also, Frank Baum, Louis Carroll, Brother Grimm, JR Ward, Lara Adrian, Jennifer Ashley.

What is your favorite quote? 

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

What genre of books do you read for pleasure? 

Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, Sci-fi.

What’s the most amusing thing that’s every happened to you? 

Uh… I don't know. Probably something with my husband or kids. They are super funny.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing? 

Be with my kids. Go to the movies. We cosplay so I make our costumes. Go on dates with my hubby. Go to cons.

Who is the Fiction Hero you’d run off with? 

Zsadist from BDB by JR Ward.

If all TV shows were real, what show (all time) would you most like to live in? 

Oh man! It would totally depend if I could choose who I was. Clay from Bitten is pretty amazing, so maybe his mate. Or Game of Thrones if I could be Tyrion's wife or John Snow's wife.

And now it's time for some . . . 

Cafe Random-Ness 

Party dress or blue jeans? Blue jeans

Plotter or Panster? Pantser

Print or e-Book? Print

Coastal walks or extreme sports? Coastal Walk

Cookies or cupcakes? Cupcakes

Super hero or super villain? Villain TEAM LOKI!!!

If you had a free afternoon you’d . . . Sleep and watch TV

The smell of  what takes you back to your childhood? 
4711 cologne

You suddenly realize you live in a haunted house. Do you:

  1. Run screaming for the door. 
  2. Bravely go to a church, load up on holy water and try to get rid of the ghost. 
  3. Set up ghost hunting equipment to capture phenomenon. 
  4. Call in the Ghost Adventures crew so that you can ogle the lead guy Zac’s amazingly stiff hair when you’re not ogling his uh, physical attributes. 
  5. Deny you have a ghost and just let it scare the bejesus out of your visitors.

Bravely go to a church, load up on holy water and try to get rid of the ghost.

Could you tell us something random about yourself? 

My son is the little boy from the Subaru jr. Driver commercial. You've never seen it? Well it's right here:

About Rebekah R. Ganiere

Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released in May 2014 followed by Snow the Vampire Slayer and Jamen's Yuletide Bride. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington's Lyrical Press.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA Los Angeles Chapter as well as the Newsletter Editor of the FF&P Chapter. In her spare time when she isn't writing you can find her moderating on SavvyAuthors.com or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.

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