World’s sexiest book

You may have heard that I’ll be bringing out a new book with Tirgearr Publishing on 30 August (One Night in Venice for the City Nights Series). Well, here’s news of a FABULOUS book from the same publisher (they clearly have taste…) plus an interview with a wizard! Check out the world’s sexiest cover, in my opinion. Enjoy!

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A Vampire’s Tale by Maya Tyler

The best laid plans…

Marisa Clements was never satisfied writing the ‘gossip column’ in the local paper and she quit her job to follow her dream of writing fiction. Floundering in an unforgiving industry, she wrote about vampires, a popular subject she considered fascinating but as real as unicorns, to pay the rent.

Corgan was tired of human misconceptions about vampires and ‘living’ as a vampire. He planned to tell Marisa his story and end his existence. It was no coincidence Corgan selected Marisa to write his story. With the ability to see the future, he knew she would be a major part of it. He knew if they met, she would help him die, but in doing so, she’d be doomed to the same fate. Once they met, their futures would be irrevocably intertwined.

Corgan began to care for Marisa and finally revealed the truth to her. He admitted his quest to atone for his past sins had put her in grave danger from a nest of revenge seeking vampires. Corgan must claim her for her own protection. But claiming her is not enough, he must ask for help from his wizard friends and his maker in order to destroy his enemy or Marisa will never be safe.

 

Let me introduce you to Waldor from A Vampire’s Tale. He’s your typical white-bearded, aged wizard and also Kurtis’ grandfather.

 

  1. Describe yourself in one word. Insightful

 

  1. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would change my own selfishness. It drove my son away years ago and, now, I fear it’s driving my grandson away.

 

  1. What do you want most from life? I want my son to forgive me, and I want him to come home. Not just for me, but for his son. Kurtis needs his father.

 

  1. What is your greatest fear? I will die before I see my son again. The way we left things… We had a terrible fight. Over Kurtis. I wanted the best for Kurtis, and I see now that his father did too, in his own way. I couldn’t bear the thought of losing them. In the end, my son stormed out, leaving his own son behind.

 

  1. What is your greatest regret? My fight with my son. I should’ve tried harder with him. He’s such a hard-headed fool—like his father.

 

  1. How do you decide you can trust someone? I look deep into their eyes, and I know if they are to be trusted. Distrustful people cannot maintain eye contact without revealing the darkness in their souls.

 

  1. What unusual hobbies or interests do you have? Most wizards have a great distrust of vampires. I consider Corgan Halton, an ancient vampire, a trusted friend and ally. We have known each other a very long time, and, in addition to friendship, have a mutual understanding.

 

  1. What or who is the greatest love of your life? My sweet Meg. She traded her life for our son’s, and now I’ve let them both down.

 

If you enjoyed this character interview, then read more about Waldor, Kurtis, and their vampire friends in A Vampire’s Tale. Available now through amazon, smashwords, apple, nook, and kobo.

http://www.mayatylerauthor.com/a-vampires-tale.html

 

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About Maya

Maya Tyler is a romance author, blogger, wife, and mother. She has a degree in Commerce, but writing is her true passion. Her short story “Just for Tonight” is included in an anthology called With Love from Val and Tyne and her debut paranormal romance novella was Dream Hunter, published in December 2014. Her second paranormal romance novel A Vampire’s Tale released in March 2017. She writes paranormal romance with a twist and all her books have a common theme – happily ever after. When she’s not writing, you can find her having fun with her husband and sons.

Maya loves to hear from fellow authors and readers. Please visit her anytime!

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There’s only one Onyi – and she’s a very talented illustrator!

It is my pleasure to interview Onyinye Iwu today, who illustrates the covers of my books for Ankara Press. You’ll notice that they’re very different as romance covers go. Readers tell me that they really stand out. That’s because we’re a #newkindofromance!

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Hi Onyinye, and thanks for chatting with me today –

Where do you live and how old are you?

I live in London UK and I am 26 years old.

Please tell us about the kind of work you do.

I do a variety of graphic work, from book covers, custom illustrations, to branding.

Who do you work for or are you freelance?

My day job is teaching, I teach design in a secondary school in London, so all my graphic design and illustration work is actually freelance. I have worked for many different clients, one of my main clients being Cassava Republic.

Where did you study or train?

I did a degree in Architecture at the University of Nottingham and PGCE in Design Technology, however I did study art and graphic design in secondary school.

What does your brief for Ankara entail?

I was lucky enough to be there at the very beginning of the Ankara press imprint, the brief was to create unapologetically strong African female protagonists for a series of romance novels. They needed to be confident, attractive and true to the amazing young women that populate the continent!

What is hard about doing romance covers and what do you like?

The hardest part of designing covers for romance novels is to capture such a rollercoaster of emotions in just one image, but I do love reading the stories and I adore dressing them in Ankara styles.

What is your favourite kind of work?

I have designed many book covers but my favourite work would be to create picture books and graphic novels which is something I am working on at the moment through personal and commissioned projects.

Please tell us about any awards you’ve won.

I won a CHUB award last year as best Graphic Designer.

What advice would you give illustrators starting out?

Find your illustration style, find the time to draw and don’t stop whatever anyone says. Illustration is such an amazing but competitive industry and you need the tenacity and resilience to overcome challenges!

Where can fans see more samples of your work?

You can follow me on Instagram @only_onyi

Where can future employers contact you?

My email address is onyinye.iwu@gmail.com

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Africa Online Book Fair 2017

I’ll be taking part in this wonderful event in June. Fans of African romance, whether readers or writers – get involved and share the love! Gifts and prizes galore. Follow my blog to receive updates.

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It’s funny how some of the ‘worst’ days and experiences can turn out to be saving graces. And for me propelled a proposal I’ve been tinkering with since September 2016‒an online book fair for romance authors who are from Africa and authors who write romances set in Africa.

A traditional book fair is an exhibit of books typically by a group of publishers or book-dealers for promoting sales and stimulating interest, often authors are also featured with their own booths and engages with readers. It takes place at a certain venue over a specific period of time and requires those who are exhibiting their books to be physically present, as well as those attending the book fair.

An online book fair in contrast takes place on the internet, but with the same underlined principle as a traditional book fair, to exhibit books for promotion of sales and stimulating interest, typically…

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EDEN’S LOVE BLOG: Welcome to my world

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Published by Ankara Press:

“Our stories feature young, self-assured and independent women who work, play and, of course, fall madly in love in vibrant African cities from Lagos to Cape Town. Ankara men are confident, emotionally expressive and not afraid of independent and sexually assertive women. Our sensuous books will challenge romance stereotypes and empower women to love themselves in their search for love, romance and wholesome sex.”

Published by Tirgearr:

“City Nights is a unique erotic romance series with authors contributing stand-alone stories to the collection. Each book title starts One Night in . . . and takes place within a 24 hour time frame in a city somewhere in the world.”

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