That sounds like my ultimate movie—Vampires In Frockcoats. Wish it really existed. I love a handsome, 18th century rogue who strides into a marble-floored ballroom, the wide skirt of his watered silk frockcoat swinging grandly as his bootheels click a path toward the hapless heroine bedecked in damask, lace, and enough powder in her wig to whiten a hundred babies’ bottoms. Add in fangs, and I’m in heaven. 🙂
I feel quite lucky that I got to write my latest paranormal romance, SEDUCING THE VAMPIRE (in stores now!). I expected resistance from my editor when I presented the idea to her. She said it sounded great. I repeated myself to her, “You know, it is set mostly in the eighteenth century, with about a quarter of it in modern times?” I had expected marketing would pull their hair out over the unmarketability of such a story, since it wasn’t really a historical, and it certainly wasn’t a contemporary. But I lucked out, my editor repeated that she thought it sounded great, and I got to not only write the story I wanted to write, but also gained some awesome new characters to my paranormal world of Beautiful Creatures.
Many readers write to ask what order they should read my paranormal romances. Some are actually placed into a series, while others are not. This is what you need to know about my world. All my paranormal romances for Nocturne and HQN (save one or two) belong in the Beautiful Creatures world. Some may also be in a series, but it’s because sometimes the publisher likes to sort stories into sets that feature like themes (such as the Bewitch the Dark series was about vampires and witches) yet those series are also included in my world. You don’t have to read any of my books in any particular order to understand what is going on, either.
And to make things really easy, I’ve designed a supplemental site which acts as a place for all my characters to gather. It’s called Club Scarlet, and you can look up any character from my books, and learn a few facts about them (some secret facts as well) and learn what stories they appear in, if they have children (and if those children have their own story), and well, it nicely ties together my world. There’s a term list that covers all the terms in the entire world as well. So do stop by and check it out! And don’t forget to wander into the Ichor Den for surprises. 🙂
For today’s prize drawing, Kathleen Eagle is donating an uber-fab Riding With The Top Down tee-shirt! You know you need this. It’s one of a kind. So since I revealed my favorite kind of sexy guy (frockcoat and fangs) tell me what yours is? Bluejeans and cowboy boots? Black leather and an earring? Plaid and pack boots? Tell! (Sorry, for some reason the pic loaded sideways and for the life of me I couldn’t figure how to turn it, so do please tilt your head to the left.) 😉