I'd like to welcome Kristen Painter to the blog! I asked her a few fun questions and at the end she is giving away her new book!
Welcome Kristen! Now down to the questions...
Why vampires? In other words, why do they appeal to you?
Vampires have a great allure - strength, beauty, power, immortality - and yet, they're still monsters, something a lot of work today doesn't deal with. I wanted to bring back a little of that darkness to the creature in my books.
Play list? Many people like to have a playlist with songs any quick ones off the top of your head that would go well with Blood Rights?
I actually need complete silence. I find music distracting since I usually end up singing along and scaring my cats.
Favorite book(s) that lead to the creation of this series?
The only "books" that might have in some way been an inspiration would be the Cloak and Dagger comics I read in high school (and still have carefully preserved with my other comics in individual plastic bags). I loved comics then and I still do today.
After Dark is a great lesser known vampire movie that I could pretty much watch every day. Other than that, I really love Steve Martin movies like My Blue Heaven and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
We are getting ready for Halloween. What was your favorite costume you have worn?
When I was in college in NYC, I had this fabulous vintage '50's leopard print dress. I sewed a tail on it, wore some ears and did a full face of cat makeup, then went to the Village parade with a friend of mine who dressed as a panther. We had people taking pictures of us!
Thanks for answering my strange questions. I also need silence to concentrate and I would love to see that dress!
Kristen is giving away a signed book, Blood Rights (review next week). All you have to do is fill in the rafflecopter form. This one is US only and will end on the 30th.