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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“Show us what you’ve got”: An extract from The Seeing Place

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That woman’s face was incredibly familiar … And she was beginning to address him. It was her. No doubt about it. Andile froze.

Damn, she’s lovely. She was wearing a kind of skin-coloured chiffon number that made her look almost naked.

What the hell is she doing here? Was she Gordon Tshabalala’s buddy? Or, heaven forbid, his sister or his wife?

“Yes,” he stuttered, hearing her say his name.

“My name is Thuli Poni.” She cleared her throat. OK, it looked like she was going to pretend they’d never met. “I am the producer and casting director here.”

First his heart leapt into his mouth and then it ricocheted down to his feet, with an almighty clang.

“How do you do?” he said politely, thanking God and his theatrical training that he could play nonchalant.

“Perhaps we could have a brief word before you begin. You are aware that these are the auditions for The Lions at Night?”

“Yes, ma’am.”

“And you are auditioning for the role of David Ranaka, the Reverend?”

“Correct.” He marvelled that his voice was holding up so well.

“Then why, may I ask, are you dressed so stylishly? The character is a rascal and a jailbird.”

“Doesn’t mean he can’t be a snappy dresser.”

“Explain.”

“Well, I don’t have a penny to my name and I managed to source this suit, so.”

“Don’t get sassy, wena.” It was Gordon, tapping a pen on the desk. Andile ignored the comment.

“Why are you dressed like that, Andile?” Gloria asked, rescuing him. “This is not The Matrix.”

“Ranaka has resources. He’s no fool. He’s an inveterate ladies’ man, so he’s likely to have a few tricks up his sleeve. And some stylish outfits.”

Thuli seemed to shift uneasily in her chair. Or perhaps, he thought, admiring her shapely leg slung over the seat in front of her, she was getting turned on. “Carry on,” was all she said.

“This is how he works it. It’s his suit for special occasions, for getting a girl, like this is mine for getting parts.”

Gordon snorted. Andile went on, “In the first scene, the one I’ll be reading from, we see him in full strutting mode. That’s why it’s such a shock to his wife later. She has no idea about this side of him. That he’s the lion at night. That’s the deception. All these years, she’s been loving him, thinking he’s the quiet one, meantime he’s more like the Long Street Festival.”

It was a foolish thing to do, alluding to their earlier meeting under these circumstances, but he couldn’t help himself. Besides, he was getting heartily sick of the attitude coming from the director’s table. What did they think this was, So You Think You Can Dance, wena?

“Go ahead,” Thuli said in a voice like ice. “Show us what you’ve got.”

****.5 stars on Amazon

Ankara Press 2016