Monday, June 10, 2013

Blood Hunters Series by Marie Treanor‏

Award winning author Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy.

Marie has published nearly forty ebooks with small presses, (Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Changeling Press and The Wild Rose Press), including a former Kindle bestseller, Killing Joe. Blood on Silk: an Awakened by Blood novel, was her New York debut with NAL. She is now self-publishing three new paranormal series.

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 Natural enemies, deadly attraction...

Mihaela, a fearless vampire hunter secretly haunted by loneliness and childhood tragedy, finds it difficult to adjust to the new world order where vampires are not always the bad guys. She's taking a much needed vacation in Scotland when she sees a little boy being chased through the streets of Edinburgh. Rescuing him brings bigger problems - two vampires from her past: Gavril, who killed her family; and the reclusive and troubled Maximilian, gifted Renaissance artist and one-time overlord of the most powerful undead community in the world. Maximilian once saved her life and now needs that favor returned.

The earth moves for Mihaela in more ways than one. From Scotland to Budapest and Malta, she races against time to prevent a disastrous, vampire-induced earthquake and save an innocent yet powerful child – all while fighting a dreadful attraction to Maximilian, her only ally, whom she can’t afford to trust. For Maximilian, the hunter becomes a symbol of renewed existence, as he struggles to accept his past and rediscovers his appetite for blood and sex - and maybe even happiness.

Obsession... a wounded hunter, a damaged vampire

Six months ago, vampire hunter and inventive genius Istvan nearly died in the seminal battle that would change the relationship between humans and vampires forever.

A year before that, he first encountered sexy vampiress, Angyalka, owner of the Angel Club, favored haunt of the undead. Istvan won that round, but when he recklessly seeks her out again in search of the secret of angels, he's alone and so exhausted he can barely stand, let alone fight vampires. Plus Angyalka's out for revenge, and very happy to use his powerful sexual attraction to her…

But Angyalka has her own secret weaknesses amd terrifying strengths even she doesn't understand. Their battle becomes one of wits and sex, but when someone bombs the club, they fight together to contain all the threats closing in on the Angel, from humans and vampires, including the sadistic killer who could just be dangerous enough to finally topple undead overlord Saloman.

As Istvan struggles to harness the mysterious power of angels, Angyalka needs a deeper strength to send away the fascinating hunter who delivers on all her deepest sensual desires and yet can't come to terms with her vampire nature.

A child is born...into the final showdown of Vampire and Hunter

The face of a killer, the heart of a lost child…

Konrad once led the legendary first team of Hungarian vampire hunters. Now, refusing to ally with the undead, he goes his own way, slaughtering vampires across the length and breadth of Europe.

The dying thoughts of one such vampire send Konrad to Britain in search of a dangerous instrument that might be just what he needs in his obsessive war with undead overlord Saloman – a war he’s determined to win at any cost. The only being who can lead him to the instrument and its current, evil possessor, is sexy, mysterious, young Glaswegian vampire Maggie, who holds herself aloof from her own kind.

Maggie sees much more than Konrad’s anger and cruelty. She makes it her mission to reach beyond the horrors of his past and find the man he should have been. Difficult, when he threatens her heart as well as everything she believes in; and when her whole being clamors for his body and his blood.

While journalists circle, about to break the news of vampire existence on mainstream television, Elizabeth Silk labors to give birth to Saloman’s daughter: and Maggie plays a dangerous game that risks everyone for her belief in one troubled man.

Q) What inspired you to write this story?

That has a very long answer! I think it began with a scene in my head – a stone figure on a a sarcophagus rising up and advancing on my heroine through the dust. The figure had to be devastating, with overwhelming presence and power, and my heroine both terrified and determined to stand up for herself. They turned into the Ancient vampire Saloman and his accidental awakener Elizabeth Silk from the Awakened by Blood trilogy.

The scene itself owes something to my love of gothic horror, old Hammer films, and vampires in all shapes and incarnations. Anyway, as the Awakened trilogy drew to a close, I realized the story was still moving forward in my head, only now it was Elizabeth’s friends and mentors the vampire hunters who were telling it. And so the Blood Hunters series was born!

Sorry you asked?

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I don’t actually know! The first Blood Hunters book, BLOOD GUILT, came out in June 2012, so I’ve written BLOOD OF ANGELS and BLOOD DESCENT since then. I remember I stopped writing BLOOD GUILT part way through when I realized NAL didn’t want to take Awakened by Blood further, but then I finished it and decided to self-publish instead.

But in most cases, if I concentrate, I can have a novel written, revised and ready for editing in anything between three weeks (this involves writing in bed and very rarely getting up!) and three months.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Living in my imagination, and letting the characters drive the story.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Editing. And promoting.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
One of the Marx Brothers. They just always look as if they’re having so much fun.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
You don’t want to know! You do? Really? Well, not counting ancient pickle jars, there are a couple of elderly pork chops from a month ago. They’re in a sealed container so the smell can’t get out. We discovered them last week, lurking under something else almost as old but less toxic. And now it’s a war of attrition between my husband and me as to who cracks first and actually opens the container to throw them out. Unless he does it, or finds me a gas mask, I think I have to sacrifice the container.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
Well, I have another three Blood Hunters stories to tell, plus more novels in my quirky paranormal series, Serafina’s. And then I’ve been neglecting The Gifted, so more from that series too!

Thanks for asking.

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1 comment:

Marie Treanor said...

Pembroke, thanks so much for interviewing me and spotlighting the Blood Hunters! Waving to you and your readers!