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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Interview with Laura Hawks, author of Demon's Kiss

Welcome Laura! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself. 

A couple of years ago I received my master’s degrees in Native American History, U.S. History, and Ancient Civilizations. I have always had a love of history, especially Egyptian, Native American, Ancient Rome and Greece. I originally planned on writing history books, but I also enjoy writing for a role playing group on Facebook and suddenly a light bulb went off in my head that said... I can do both. So that is the direction I wish to take at this time. I love to cook in my “free" time, and I consider myself a foodie. I enjoy traveling and meeting people, hearing their life stories, learning about their culture and just experiencing the world.

Is Demon’s Kiss a single title, or part of a series?

It is the first of a sequel. However, the Sequel will introduce the pantheon that I will use for a future series.

Please share your setting for Demon’s Kiss. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?

It is mostly set in South America, of which I have never been too. Also a touch in New Orleans, which is one of my favorite cities. There is also some portions of the book that are set in a Hell Realm, of which I hope never to visit.

When did the writing bug first bite?

I always like writing, ever since I could remember, although, admittedly, there was a period I did not care for it. My teachers did not seem to appreciate my imagination much. I remember I had to write a story about myself dealing with a King Arthur type of period. As an ending to my story, I wrote that it was all a dream. I will never forget how bad I felt that she gave me a C on the paper. The story was good, she said, but she didn’t understand the ending. I stopped writing then for a long while. Then I got involved in a facebook role playing game that was about writing based on a series of books. I became addicted again to writing.

Who are you favorite authors, book/series?

I enjoy the horror of Graham Masterton, the 87th Precinct Series by Ed McBain, the Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun. I have a few series on my to read list, but cannot seem to sit down and read them. The Black Daggers Brotherhood by J.R. Ward and the Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole are the two that are on the top of my list.

What is your most favorite childhood memory?

Spending all day at the lake that we had a summer cottage to, where my friend and I would swim. I really enjoyed those lazy days in the water or sitting on the pier reading.

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?

Tons. Part of my problem really (Laughs). I love to cook, read, spend time with my kitties, dance, sing and volunteer for various causes and sci-fi/fantasy conventions.

Boxers, brief or commando?

Lingerie. (Smiles)

Favorite eye color?

Aqua Blue

What's the strangest thing you've heard or seen?

A two headed calf.

Demon’s Kiss
by Laura Hawks

When her family was murdered, Clarissa found her life altered. As the new guardian for a very powerful gem that could change the very fate of the Earth and its inhabitants should it be lost, she willingly accepted the responsibilities to keep it safe.

A demon named Xon was after the abilities the gem would afford him should he get his hands on it.

Azamel protected the world from demon kind. A demon himself, he was appointed judge and if need be, executioner to protect the various races that roamed the Earth. Now he had to hunt Xon and prevent him from obtaining a stone that could give him the edge he would need to rule, but to do this Azamel would have to work with a young wolf who had a chip on her shoulder. Could he succeed in time to save both of them... before it was too late? Or would Clarissa's mistrust doom them all?

~~ Excerpt ~~

“How do you know so much about the stone? Only a small few know it is in more than one piece.” Her wet lashes caressed her cheeks as she blinked, her breath caught with his tenderness. Again she got lost in those baby blues.

Azamel mentally cursed himself for letting that slip. His mind scrambled as he tried to think of a suitable reply that would placate her and repair the fragile trust they had between them. Thinking that this was probably the stupidest thing he had ever done in his endlessly long life, he leaned forward and took her mouth in a hard kiss. The intention was to distract her from her train of thought. However, the moment their lips met, everything changed. Her soft sigh as he pressed his tongue against hers jolted his body and mind. Keeping his hands in her hair, he deepened the kiss feasting on her soft mouth with a hunger that burned through his entire being.

~~ About the Author ~~

I have always been interested in writing in some form or other. A few years back, I was involved with and then ran a Star Trek Interactive Writing Group which was successful for a number of years. Yes, I am a trekker and proud of it.

Then a few years back, I got my Master's Degree in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History.

It was at this time I got involved in role playing on FaceBook, which gave me ample opportunities to grow and hone my writing ability.

A published friend encouraged me to write my own book, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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