Friday, June 8, 2012

Character Interview + Giveaway with Author Felicity Heaton


Today's the day! We have Felicity Heaton-also writing as FE Heaton-here today and she's brought Sophis from Masquerade with her for a sit down. Both ladies are a hoot to hang with and Felicity has a little something something to offer up as a giveaway for one lucky winner here on Bookin' It AND a fantabulous Kindle Touch tour wide giveaway to enter! 

Come on in, join us and discover a paranormal world that will rock your socks off!

Welcome, Felicity & Sophis!

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It’s wonderful to be here again at Bookin’ It Reviews for the next stop on the book tour for my new vampire romance, Masquerade. Masquerade is the tenth book in my ongoing Vampires Realm romance series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others, as Masquerade does stand alone.

Today, I’m going to be interviewing the heroine of Masquerade. Sophis is a guard with the Venia bloodline in the series. She’s under one hundred years old, but she’s still strong and she’s very determined to protect her family and prove herself as a worthy member of the guard. I managed to catch up with her a few months after her love story had ended.

FH: I have Sophis here with me today to talk about her book, Masquerade. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?

SOPHIS: I am a guard of my bloodline, the Venia, and have been for years now. I love serving my family and keeping them safe. My sire would have preferred I took him up on his offer to travel around Europe with him, and sometimes I wish I had chosen that path rather than entering the guard. It’s difficult. It isn’t just that vampires can be antiquated and most tend to think females shouldn’t be part of the guard. It’s that some vampires get it into their thick heads to make it their mission to get you kicked out. *growls* I think it will be decades before I truly forgive him for that. Where was I? The guard is everything to me. Well, almost.

FH: I take it the growl was for a certain male and the hero of your story. You’ve known Vivek for years now, and your relationship has clearly been a rocky one, but how did you meet and how did you feel about him initially?

SOPHIS: I met Vivek a long time ago, on my first day in training. In fact, he was responsible for a lot of my training and acted more like a mentor than a superior. I grew very close to Vivek back then and I honestly felt as though the feelings I developed for him were ones that he shared, but then everything fell apart a decade ago and I thought I had lost him forever.

FH: That event you talk of a decade ago complicated your relationship with Vivek. Can you tell us more about that event, if you feel up to speaking about it?

SOPHIS: *sighs* I don’t mind talking about it. We were on patrol together in the city, Saint Petersburg, and came across two vampire hunters. The twins. Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. We thought we had everything under control but then things went horribly wrong and... well...

FH: You don’t have to tell us if it’s too much.

SOPHIS: No, I can talk about it. It all happened so quickly. I ended up with Aleksis’s dagger in my stomach. I’m a young vampire and the wound was deep. Vivek came to my aid and held me as I bled, feeling my life drain away. I was so afraid, but his presence gave me strength. I can’t remember much else about it, but I learned later that the hunters attacked him too and managed to stake him in the back. When I recovered, I felt terrible about what had happened. Vivek had almost died because of me. I had almost lost him... in the end, it turns out that I did lose him. Whatever spark we had shared had died and over the next ten years, we drifted apart.

FH: In no small part thanks to Vivek. He didn’t exactly help matters with his behaviour. It must have frustrated you, and we can see just how much at the beginning of your story.

SOPHIS: Yes, Vivek did his best to drive a wedge between us but now I understand why he did what he did and I have forgiven him. It’s hard to say that he had my best interests at heart, but he was looking out for me in his own way. I’m only glad that everything that happened in our story put us back on the right path and we’re together now at last.

FH: How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?

SOPHIS: Very busy. A lot of things happened that have led to major changes in my life but I am still in the guard with Vivek, and still give him hell on our nightly patrols. He trains with me again now, encouraging me to grow stronger, and does his best to make me forget the past ten years. Sometimes I can. Sometimes it’s easy to forget our time apart, especially when we spar and things get a little heated. It’s hard to ignore how good he looks in just his sweatpants.

FH: I can imagine. Especially with those sexy tattoos of his on show. Your story, Masquerade, 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?

SOPHIS: I believe it’s the tenth story in the Vampires Realm series, which follows my bloodline and the other six pure ones that reside in Europe. I believe I met some of the heroes and heroines of previous books in my own love story. I have to say it was both exciting and frightening to meet so many incredibly powerful vampires. I had never been in the company of the lords and ladies of the other bloodlines before. Their power is overwhelming, especially Lord Hyperion of the Validus bloodline. I could scarcely breathe around him. He’s very seductive too. Vivek confessed to me recently that he was ready to fight him when he saw me with him. I’m glad he didn’t. I think Vivek is too. Lord Hyperion is over three thousand years old. I love Vivek, and he’s strong, but not that strong. As for myself and Vivek, I’m sure that readers will be seeing more of us in future stories. Tynan has mentioned that you’re yet to write his story, which means you must be coming back to the Venia bloodline. You can see all the differences for yourself, and we can catch up.

FH: Describe yourself in one word?

SOPHIS: Devoted.

FH: Thank you for meeting with me today and chatting. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?

SOPHIS: Thank you for interviewing me. I can’t wait to see Vivek’s replies to these questions. I hope you’ll be wearing a steel collar when you interview him because he can get tetchy about his behaviour and I don’t want him to bite you.

FH: Oh, I’ll be wearing full body armour when I ask him... and I will ask him!

Deets On The GIVEAWAYS!

TOP PRIZE:
I would like to take this moment to mention that there is a grand giveaway running throughout the whole of the Masquerade Book Tour. The top prize is a KINDLE TOUCH plus bundle of Vampires Realm series ebooks 1-9 (doesn’t include Masquerade), and it’s open internationally. 
You can find all the easy details on hot to enter this giveaway at the Masquerade Book Tour page: 
http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/masquerade-book-tour.php 

If you would like to find out more about Masquerade or the Vampires Realm series, you can visit the official Vampires Realm website at http://www.vampiresrealm.com

Bookin' It Reviews's GIVEAWAY
Felicity is holding a giveaway for a signed personalised paperback of Hunter's Moon plus signed swag for one lucky winner here on Bookin' It! To enter leave a comment on this blog post with a valid email addy and some author love to let Ms. Felicity know how much we love her! That's it! Thank you Felicity for TWO chances to win AWESOME prizes! And don't forget to help spread the word! ;) 


Masquerade is available now at Amazon Kindle stores, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks. It will soon be available for Nook, Apple devices, Sony Reader, and Kobo Books, but you can get it in epub from other retailers like Smashwords and my own website.

Masquerade

F E Heaton

Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart.


Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella.

With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds?


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A Bit About Felicity:
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, four 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.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:




46 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me here at your wonderful blog! I hope readers will enter the giveaway both here and on my site so they don't miss out on these fantastic prizes.

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  2. Wow...can I skip the other books in the series and go straight to this one...lol. It sounds awesome. I'm following along the hop because I love Felicity's books. I've read a lot of them and have devoured them. I don't know how she comes up with so many different stories. She is a fantastic author...I usually don't even read a blurb to see if I will enjoy one of her books or not...it's an automatic buy. That's how you know you really like an author =) Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I'm reading the whole series at the moment even though Masquerade is a stand-alone book because who can resist not reading about some of these hot males! lol I loved the Q&A with Sophis wonder what Viveks will be like :) oh well will have to wait 3 days to find out! should be interesting :D Felicity is a brillant author! I always love sitting down to read her books knowing I'll enjoy these wonderful characters ( there is never any doubt)  :) Thank you to Felicity for this wonderful giveaway and for being so generous <3 <3  Congrats on the release of Masquerade and Good Luck with Viveks interview! lol

    amiee.ryan@yahoo.com

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  4. Thanks for a great post and giveaway! This series sounds amazing. Definitely adding to my wishlist ;)

    Congrats on the newest release!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I have several books waiting for me on my kindle.  I don't have the whole series, but I have several to get me started.  I will be starting the series this summer.  Very excited.

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  6. Great post. The books sound cool. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  7. Rachel at theJeepDivaJune 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    I would love to win Hunter's Moon. I have not read it yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Rachel at theJeepDivaJune 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    I didn't leave my email.
    pefrw at yahoo dot com

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  9. I'm going to have to get in gear and start reading the Vampire Realm series. I'm seriously behind. What a fun and enjoyable interview. I can't wait to read them.

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  10. Very easy to send along some reader love.  I'm dying to read MASQUERADE. It looks brilliant.



    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com
     

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  11. Your books all sound great. Very nice interview.

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  12. I love Felicity's vampire series and think she is an amazing author.

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  13. Excited about reading this book. I have read alsmost all of her books and love them
    Thanks for the giveaways crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I enjoyed the interview; it was a great read.  I look foward in continuing this series.

    Thanks,
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  15. Fantastic interview. I love Sophis' character. I think she is amazing. This book will be on my TBR! Thanks for sharing.
    tamyn5(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Oh this whole post makes me want to re-read the book. Nicely done! :) 


    rea0903@gmail.com

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  17. I've read all of Felicity's books to date. What can I say...Love Love Love her :)

    debi01760@hotmail.com

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  18. I keep reading more about your bloodlines series, and every new character and story makes me want to get the whole series and read them straight through! 

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail

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  19. Hey Felicity love your books .Have a great weekend
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  20. Hi Sophis! Even though you're just under a hundred years old you're on the young side but that means I get to see you grow and it sounds like you have an exciting life.

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  21. Very beautiful interview! Sophis seems very interesting character.
    Thank you for the giveaways!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  22. Still Loving This Book Tour I Love Your Books And I Cant Wait To Get More Of Them. I Love Them All. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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  23. I don't know if my comment posted the other day its not showing up for meso i'm posting it again with a different e-mail just in case it didn't post:)

    I'm reading the whole series at the moment even though Masquerade is a stand-alone book because who can resist not reading about some of these hot males! lol I loved the Q&A with Sophis wonder what Viveks will be like :) oh well will have to wait 3 days to find out! should be interesting :D Felicity is a brillant author! I always love sitting down to read her books knowing I'll enjoy these wonderful characters ( there is never any doubt) :) Thank you to Felicity for this wonderful giveaway and for being so generous <3 <3 Congrats on the release of Masquerade and Good Luck with Viveks interview! looking forward to it tomorrow! lol

    amieesnow@gmail.com

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  24. I am just starting the FIRST book. I have purchased the first 3, and cannot wait to read all 9. :) Loved Covet and Crave, and all of Felicity's work!! xxoo
    lorloria@yahoo.com

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  25. Thank you Felicity and Bookin' It for this great interview. I love the Vampire Realms series!

    molly(dot)frenzel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Felicity is one of my favourite authors, and has been for a while. She's manages to successfully, time and time again, produce such wonderful PR novels and novella, that manage to capture my interest and trigger my imagination. Keep up the amazing work Felicity!

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  27.  Whoops - bexnbooks@yahoo.com

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  28. Really looking forward to reading these have read so many encouraging comments to wet the appetite to get started.

    What a great idea to get people interested in your writings by hostig a competition.

    slayer1star@yahoo.com.au

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  29. Phoenix CarvelliJune 12, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Great interview! I love meeting everyone before reading about you. I can't wait to get started on this series!

    PhoenixCarvelli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Great interview! Sophis seems to be a strong main character. And now I'm curious about her relationship with Vivek.

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  31. Great interview! Thanks Felicity and Bookin it!
    BeckyLoves2Read(at)gmail(dot)com
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    FB- Becky LovestoRead

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  32. Very nice interview. Character interviews are so cool to read. Thank you both for that! :)

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Great interview!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.colm

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  34. wohooo!!
    great interview..

    luv ur books Mrs. Heaton ^^

    sunshine_pinkystar at yahoo dot com

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  35.  Tanya, you can read this one first, because I do like to make sure I explain everything about the world enough that people can dip into it wherever they like. You may get more enjoyment if you read the other books first. It depends on whether you like to catch up with old friends, or prefer to meet new friends and then go back and discover their romance. There are a lot of characters from previous books in this one.

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  36. Thanks for all the fantastic comments. I'm blushing, seriously. It's great to see so many fans of the Vampires Realm series, and so many new faces too!

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  37. Awesome interview! I haven't read any of your books, but I want to now. I happened to find your book through the blog, Fictional Candy today. I've spent the better part of an hour going over your website and reading the excerpt to your new book, Masquerade. I think I'm hooked! lol

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  38. Awesome interview! I haven't read any of your books, but I want to now. I happened to find your book through the blog, Fictional Candy today. I've spent the better part of an hour going over your website and reading the excerpt to your new book, Masquerade. I think I'm hooked! lol

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  39. i really enjoy your writing style and thanks you a lot for everything you do for your reading ( the blog hop and the special event on your website) i really enjoy them
    all the best
    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. i really enjoy your writing style and thanks you a lot for everything you do for your reading ( the blog hop and the special event on your website) i really enjoy them
    all the best
    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I love character interviews ! I think they help you better connect to the characters in the book making them seem more real and help to bring you deeper into their world. I love all of Felecity's books , she is such a fantastic author!


    cguidroz2 (at) cox (dot) net

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  42. I look forward to reading Masquerade. I love Felicity's writing. S.Young

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  43. Anytime, Felcity! I love having you over! :)

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  44. opps...meant Felicity not Felcity :D

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  45. I've done that! lol

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  46. Loved hearing from Sophis =) this is def. going up on my TBR list asap!
    best wishes, Linda xo

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