Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Guest Post & GiveAway With Author Felicity Heaton

PhotobucketI’m Felicity Heaton and I have the best job in the world. I write paranormal romances. Every day, I get to wake up and create worlds in which my imagination can run riot, craft characters who become real in the minds of readers, and share experiences through a story with those readers. I can’t think of anything I want to do more than what I do now and I’m over the moon that I get to do something that I love so much.
 I love the whole process, from the initial concept through to planning the story, plotting out all those twists and turns I like to weave into my books, to creating the characters and bringing them to life, giving them histories and the facets of personality that will make them shine on the page, and then editing the story until it shines too. There isn’t anything about writing romance that I don’t enjoy. Yes, I even love the effort it takes to promote my stories because it gives me a chance to connect with readers and speak to them about my books, and discover what they liked about them, and sometimes what they didn’t like. It’s all a huge learning process and I’m constantly evolving as a writer, growing with each book I pen or read.


I write paranormal romances and science fiction romances, two genres that I have adored since I was a young child. I have book reports written as a six year old where I’m only ever satisfied if the characters in the story were scary—vampires, witches, werewolves or Frankenstein’s monster—if they weren’t paranormal, I declared the book was boring. I have tried my hand at contemporary, historical, and romantic suspense, but it makes sense to me that I write what I love to read, and that means there has to be a supernatural or futuristic element to the story.
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Because I’m an indie author, my stories can vary in length, from a 10,000 word short story to a 160,000 word novel. That’s around the equivalent of a 550 page mass-market paperback. I tend to mix and match between writing stand alone stories and series, but love to write series most of all as that’s where I can really flex my world-building muscles and can have more fun with characters. I have an ongoing vampire romance series called Vampires Realm that I write as F E Heaton but have other series that I write as Felicity Heaton, including my Her Angel series about seriously sexy and dangerous angels and my new Venator series, the first book of which is released this year and features vampires.


I don’t write the goody-two-shoes vampires and werewolves, those that won’t touch a drop of blood unless it’s animal or synthetic. I write dark paranormal romances where the characters aren’t ashamed or afraid to act as nature intended, but they are balanced, and feel as much as humans do. It’s a fine line to tread, but I think it adds excitement to the story, and a sense of realism, or as close to one as you can get in a paranormal story. If you’re looking for dangerous heroes or even anti-heroes, then I write them in spades, each as dark as the next, and each with a hint or a hefty dose of bad-boy appeal. I write realistic heroines who have their moments of fear, but can kick ass when required and aren’t afraid to go out there and get what they want, which is usually the hero.


This year, I have already released two paranormal romance novels, and I have another six to go. There’ll be dark angels, sexy vampires, wicked witches and devastating demons for everyone to fall in love with. So, if you’re looking for a new paranormal romance or science fiction romance author to sink your teeth into, why not check out my website? I love to interact with readers too, so you can always get in touch with me on Twitter and Facebook, or through my blog or website. My website has excerpts of all of my stories, so you can get a feel for the stories and my writing before purchasing.


Thanks for having me here today and if any readers have any comments or questions, please feel free to voice them and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.


If you want to know more about me and my stories, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:


My website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/


My blog: http://www.indieparanormalromancebooks.com/


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/feheaton


Twitter: http://twitter.com/felicityheaton


Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/felicityheaton



Love Immortal
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Felicity Heaton


Rescued from werewolves by the most breathtaking man she's ever seen, Lauren is dragged into the fight of her life and a dark world she never knew existed. There, she discovers that she's the latest reincarnation of a goddess and must drink the blood of her immortal protector, Julian, in order to reawaken and continue her three thousand year old mission to defeat Lycaon, the original werewolf.

With the help of Julian and an organisation of people with supernatural abilities, Lauren fights for her life, their future and the fate of mankind against Lycaon and his deadly army, but can she succeed when Lycaon has killed all of her predecessors?


Can she crack the armour around Julian's heart and seize her happily forever after with him? And can Julian bring himself to trust Lauren with the fragments of his heart after everything he's been through?


ebook price: $4.49
paperback price: $12.99


genre: paranormal vampire romance
length: 157000 words
rating: sultry
released: January 2011


Read an excerpt or find out where to buy: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Love%20Immortal


Hunter's Moon


F E Heaton
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The horror of the night he failed to save his werewolf pack from the cruelty of their vampire masters has haunted Nicolae for one hundred years, driving him deep into the Canadian wilderness in search of peace. That peace is threatened when unfamiliar hunters and the scent of blood lead him to a beautiful woman and a hard decision—face his past and help her or risk losing everyone he cares about again.


Bearing a heart filled with grief and with vengeance on her mind, Tatyana is intent on killing the hunters she’s tracking and returning to her vampire bloodline, but her plan didn’t include being shot with poisoned arrows or rescued by a glowering alpha werewolf who stirs forbidden hunger in her.

When the hunters make their move, will Nicolae be able to stop them before it’s too late? Will he be able to overcome the darkness in his heart and embrace his desire for a vampire? And can Tatyana face her fears and risk her life for the sake of forbidden love?

ebook price: $2.99
paperback price: $6.99


genre: paranormal werewolf romance
length: 65000 words
rating: sultry
released: February 2011
Book 9 in the Vampires Realm series


Read an excerpt or find out where to buy: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Hunter's%20Moon


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 The giveaway is a bundle of Her Angel Series novellas Ebooks (Her Dark Angel, Her Fallen Angel, Her Warrior Angel) to TWO winners.

The e-books in PDF, HTML, epub and mobi format so the winners will get to choose their format for the three books.
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15 comments:

India Drummond said...

Ooh, I would LOVE to win this contest! Her books look just wonderful.

India Drummond

india AT indiadrummond DOT com

Cath said...

I REALLY LOVE angels and totally NEED to read these books so please enter me in the giveaway.

I really love all the covers for your books too-gorgeous ♥

cbcowley@gmail.com

Madame D said...

Great Giveaway!! I'd love to win too, I love Felicity's work ;)

Troyias said...

Felicity

I really enjoy your books. I found them first on amazon for my kindle on my phone and I have enjoyed everyone that i has read. I am amazed at how quickly you can put out a book. you are amazing. Thanks so much for writing.

Troyias@bellsouth.com

larissa said...

LOVE YOUR STORIES!! Love the look of the cover! great author.

cluckiel@shaw.ca

Denise K. Rago said...

I love books about angels, dark or light so please enter me in to win your books Felicity. My e-mail address is dkrago@earthlink.net. Your book covers are beautiful as well. Thank you.

Sharon S. said...

oh, angels...warrior angels even better! I look forward to reading your books. Of course winning 3 would be a great way to start, but I will be reading them one way or another :)

Danielle Gorman said...

These books look really good. I would definitely love to read these stories. Gotta love angel books.

iqb99@yahoo.com

larissa said...

great books


cluckiel@shaw.ca

Cathy M said...

What a great year for you Felicity, congrats on all your new releases. I love dark paramormal romance stories, and your angel series would be a treat to read.

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Gabby said...

Ooooh! I love a romance with angels in them, I've only read two books featuring angels and they were by Joey W. Hill! She's an awesome author by the way so if your looking for a semi-new to you author, I highly recommend picking up one of her books.

Ms. Heaton? Have you heard of the old saying that "If your doing something you love then you never work a day in your life?"

Do you think this saying applies to you in any way?

Also I was wondering, which genre do you find more difficult to write sci-fi or paranormal romance?

Vice versa which genre do you like writing the most? Or is it a toss up between the two?

Gabby said...

I forgot to list my e-mail addy so here it is!

kakuchouakisame_19@yahoo.com

mbreakfield said...

This series looks really good. Please enter me in the giveaway.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

meggerfly said...

I'm really interested in winning these books. Madame D got me interested in Felicity's work and I ended up getting the whole Vampire Realm series on my Nook. I love what I've read so far.

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Felicity Heaton said...

Thanks to everyone for swinging by and leaving a comment, and congrats to the winner of the giveaway.

@Gabby - Absolutely. That saying definitely applies to me, although sometimes I feel I need a break from it to recharge. It's constant work for me what with the promotion and the writing.

I think I find writing science-fiction is more difficult than writing paranormal romance. It's easier to write paranormal as most of the time it's set in our world. With sci-fi, the world building is as endless as the universe. There's so much you can do, and so much you have to think about.

It's a toss up between the two as to which I like most, but I do keep coming back to paranormal. I think if science fiction romance sold better, I would probably write more in that genre. It's quite difficult to sell though, and I just can't drag myself away from paranormal long enough to focus on it.

Felicity Heaton
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