Pool of Crimson (The Blushing Death #1) by Suzanne M. Sabol‏

Suzanne M. Sabol is the author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She has been writing from the age of 16 when she finished her first full-length novel. Suzanne M. Sabol graduated from The Ohio State University, majoring in Criminology, International Studies, Russian, and Political Science. She currently lives in Columbus Ohio with her husband and works as a Human Resources Professional and Fiscal Officer.

Killing vampires is easy. Trusting one will be the hardest thing Dahlia Sabin has ever done.

Dahlia has lived a lonely existence as a killer of the undead. Known as The Blushing Death to those that fear her, Dahlia uncovers a plot by Columbus's Master Vampire, Ethan. He intends to raise a demon from the depths of hell to destroy the city, cement his power, and take control.

In her pursuit to stop a demon from manifesting, Dahlia sinks deeper into the city's supernatural underworld and discovers that vampires are not only deadly; one in particular could be dangerous to her very soul and her heart. Patrick, the Master vampire's second-in-command with dark penetrating eyes and a cool, deadly sophistication, can't stay away and Dahlia can't tell him no. There's something that neither of them knows, Ethan wants Dahlia's unleashed power for himself and is willing to do anything to get it.

Dahlia is in a race against time to send the demon back to hell, at war with her better judgment, trusting a dark and intriguing vampire with his own agenda, while struggling to save her own neck. As the portal to hell opens, Dahlia has only herself to rely on in order to survive, if she can . . .

Also be sure to check out more action in the second book of the series with Dahlia Sabin, MIDNIGHT ASH.
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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I had this woman in my head snapping snarky comebacks and using sarcasm as a weapon for a few months before I actually started to think about where she would most fit. I don’t write contemporary. Some people have a knack for it. I don’t. Anything I touch turns dark and twisted and that was really the only world she fit into. Dahlia wasn’t the biggest, badest, threat around but that didn’t stop her. I liked that about her. I started throwing as much crap at her as I could and knew that this woman, even if she was human and mortal, she would win through sheer grit and determination.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I wrote the original version really quickly, a few months. It wasn’t very good. I ended up rewriting it twice before I really got it right.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I love disappearing into a world that I created. I don’t have the constraints of the real world and the rules are what I make them. That appeals to me. I might have a little control problem, if you haven’t noticed, and creating the rules makes me feel better.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
I hate editing. I’ve grown to understand its worth but I started believing that every word I put down on paper was golden. My husband informed me that I was completely and utterly incorrect in my assessment. This proved to be a good thing for me. I needed to hear it. I was better off hearing it from him than from countless agents and editors (who still rejected me by the way) who didn’t care if I succeeded or not.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I think I would want to be Kate Winslet. She looks great, she’s talented, and she can say anything she wants and everyone thinks it’s cute because it’s in a British accent. That woman swears like a sailor and I love her for it.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
I have a package of filo dough in my freezer that I actually moved to my new house. We moved there in 2009. I should probably get rid of that. *sigh*

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I’ve turned in the sixth installment of the Blushing Death and that should be out some time next year. I’m also working on two new projects. The first is set in a demon dimension where the skies burn and humans are slaves to the whims of the demon race. The second is a classic noir set in the late 1940’s. This second is a more literary swing for me with no paranormal elements which should be fun.

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