Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Welcome, Chastity Bush


Thank you so much for being here, Chastity.
1: Okay, first question, what genre do you write?

I write a little bit of everything. I have one contemporary coming out with Muse In the near future, along with a historical/western from another company. But my main genre is paranormal romance. It is my absolute favorite.



2: Very versatile. So tell, me Chastity, how long have you been writing?



I’ve been writing professionally for about three years now, but I’ve always written short stories and poems.



3: That’s how I started out too. What do you like the most and least about writing?



The freedom. Writing gives you the freedom to create any kind of world you want. It also allows me to have time with my family that I wouldn’t ordinarily have with a different job.



4: That is fun, isn’t it? Making things up is great. What do you do for fun and relaxation when not writing?



Hang out with my family.

My husband and kids keep me on my toes. We go fishing and play on the four-wheeler. We also watch movies together and just spend time together.



5: Oh that does sound like fun. I’d love to get a four-wheeler. How about reading, which authors do you like to read?



I love Kresley Cole, Lynsay Sands, and Hannah Howell. They’re my top three favorite authors.



6: I must admit, I’ve never read them. Okay tell me, what’s the one thing you’d most like people to know about you?



I’ve been told that I come off very serious. But the truth is, I’m not. I love to laugh and have a good time. If I come off as stuffy or overly serious, I don’t mean to.



7: Wow, I don’t get that image from Face Book or the Muse gab room. All right, tell me about your current novel, where I can find it?



Passions Bite is my latest release. It is a short story about a demon that stumbles upon a suicidal vampire and decides to try his hand at rescuing her and helping her become a ‘decent’ vampire.

It’s full of love and romance. It’s also the first short story I’ve ever written.



8: That’s interesting, a suicidal vampire. I love romance. Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?



Read and research.

Reading keeps your imagination sharp and be sure to research who you’re querying or submitting to. Unfortunately, not every publishing house has your best interest at heart.



9: That’s one of my best pieces of advice also. I’ve heard that accounts for a lot of rejections if you don’t study the market. Okay, here’s an interesting question. Do you base your characters on real-life people?



Never. I always do my absolute best to create my characters from scratch. Yes, I might say, “Okay, I want him to have Johnny Depp’s smile, and Gerard Butler’s physique.” But I keep their personality original.



10: Good idea to keep them separate. Tell us, how did you come up with the idea for this book?



I’ve never written a story about a demon before and wanted to try my hand at it. It seems like they’re always the bad guys, so I decided to try my hand at it. And I’m glad I did. I love the demon’s I created.



11: Sounds like an interesting story. So what are you currently working on?



I have three or four manuscripts I’ve been working on for a while, but just yesterday out of nowhere I got the idea for an entirely new series I’ve aptly named, The Fallen Angel Series. It’s about a woman, Killian, who after dying became a warrior angel who wants desperately to live once again.

But the only way to do that is to fall to earth and defeat, but not kill, The Destroyer. If she does, she’ll earn any one of the countless souls The Destroyer has harvested over the millennia, including an immortal one.

But the only way she can be allowed to come back to earth is if she takes on the duty of guarding Chase Crawford, a mercenary who’s in desperate need of saving.

Now, not only does Killian have to find, face, and defeat the destroyer in order to stay on Earth, she has to do it while fighting her feelings for the one she’s vowed to protect.





12. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?



I love getting fan mail. 

Hearing that someone likes my writing is one of the most amazing things to hear. I love my readers.



13. I think all writers love getting fan mail. One last question, where can we find you? Website? Blog?



Readers can find and reach me anytime at: chastitybush@yahoo.com,

http://chastitybush.webs.com

http://chastitybush.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/chastitybush and http://www.twitter.com/chastitybush



Warning: This story may contain material not suited for readers under the age of 18, including graphic sex, language and violence.



Blurb:

When demon Derek Blain and his partner, Max, are sent to hunt down a vampire notorious for killing for fun, the last thing Derek expects to find is a vampire set on killing herself. Even worse, he feels a duty to save her. But there’s something about the beautiful woman who looks so tormented that pulls at his very soul.

Turned against her will and forced to kill, Caroline Montgomery has decided the only way to end her torment, and save the lives of innocent people, is to take her own. Only the pleading of a handsome stranger changes her mind. Now, Caroline is learning how to live without killing and, thanks to sexy Derek Blaine, is loving every minute of it!

When Caroline discovers the rogue Derek is hunting is her maker, she decides to help bring the monster down, whether Derek likes it or not.

But what neither of them knows is that the rogue vampire has set his sights on her for his mate…and he’s coming after her.

Can Derek take down the murderous rogue, and claim Caroline as his own before it is too late?

Excerpt:

“It’s been two weeks. I should be able to do this by now.”

Groaning, Derek walked to where Caroline stood. “It takes time,” he said again for what felt like the millionth time over the last two weeks.

He and Max were doing their best to teach Caroline how to defend herself but,

much to their surprise, Caroline wouldn’t fight.

“I have to learn this.” She sighed, leaning against the heavy bag swinging from Derek's basement ceiling.

I have to be ready…

“I know you don’t want to hurt anyone.” Derek placed a hand on her

bare shoulder, the warmth of her dampened skin sent blood racing to his groin. Stifling a groan, he continued, “But this is important.”

Derek's mind ran in circles. How could he get her to actually attack, which is

what she would have to do, if Christian wanted her as a mate and came after her?

She would have to fight him, or risk Christian teleporting her to an unknown

destination.

After only two weeks, he couldn’t imagine losing Caroline. Gazing at her from beneath his lashes, Derek admired her delicate beauty; something he never thought could be found in a vampire. Her sassy smile etched itself in his memory, her sweet scent lingered upon his skin. Her sass always amazed him and at times shocked him, but he couldn’t imagine her without it.

The more time he spent with her, the more he wanted her, needed her.

“Where’s Max?”

Snapping back to reality, he answered, “Went to the grocery store. He should be back in just a bit and you two can spar. Until then, I’ll take his place.”

Coming to stand before her, Derek smiled as she took a step back.

She looked so delectable in her tight black shorts and pink t-shirt that hugged her pert breasts perfectly. He would have to thank Max for his choice in clothing.

“Now, come at me.”

Caroline blinked. “What do you mean, ‘come at me’?”

Groaning, Derek replied, “I mean, come at me. Attack me.”

Perching her hands on her hips she cocked a brow. “Now why on earth would I do that?”

This time Derek cocked a brow. “You have to learn to fight.”

“Yes, I’m aware of that but I don’t plan on attacking anybody. Shouldn’t you be attacking me?”

“What?” Derek breathed with exasperation.

“You know, so I can learn to defend myself?”

“Is this really happening?” Derek asked with irritation, waving his hands in the air.

No wonder Max has found a reason to shirk helping teach her to fight these last

few days.

Laughing, Derek took another step toward her. No matter how annoying she was, he found it impossible to stay irritated.

“Okay.” He relented. “I’m going to come at you. I want you to do the move

Max showed you yesterday. Do you remember it?”

Nodding, she smiled. “Yes.”

Against his better judgment, Derek charged forward.

In an instant, just as he expected, they both toppled to the floor.

Clutching Caroline to his chest, Derek turned to take the brunt of the fall.

“I thought you said you remembered the move,” he said.

“You’re bigger than Max.”

Taking a deep breath, Derek suppressed a shiver at the feel of her soft body lying atop his.

His control strung tight, he fought his rising need. Sliding his hand over her shoulder, he smiled.

Breathless, she murmured, “Are you going to let me go?”

Shaking his head, he tightened his arm around her waist.





Author: Chastity Bush

Editor: Lea Schizas

Line Editor: Greta Gunselman

Cover Artist: Delilah K. Stephans

Word Count: 14,524

Pages: 57

ISBN: 978-1-926931-41-8

Price: $2.50









4 comments:

chastitybush said...

Thanks for having me today, Roseanne!

Pat McDermott said...

What an imagination you have, Chastity! I loved the excerpt and am rooting for Derek and Caroline as they solve their problems. Best of luck with your writing!

J Q Rose said...

Suicidal vampire? Now that's quite a premise. Sounds like fun. Best wishes!

chastitybush said...

Thanks, Pat!

JQ- A suicidal vampire was quite the shock to me too, but I'm glad I went with it! :)