Monday, February 25, 2013
ALL HAIL....THE KING OF DARKNESS
Guilty Indulgence Bloggers are pleased as punch to have a special guest in the house this week....Clap your hands (quietly if you're at work) for Elisabeth Staab. We first met the divine Ms. Staab in the DC-Reagan airport of all places - got to talking and read her stuff - delish and right up our alley! Now we get to share her with you!!! Get to know her and check out her hot new series..... Make sure to stop by each day and comment for a chance to win a copy of book 2 in the series, just released Prince of Power!!!!
Favorite First Times by Elisabeth Staab
Life is full of special firsts. Horrifying firsts. Ohgoddidtheyreally?-yestheyDIDgetitonfilm firsts. Amazing firsts. Magical firsts.
Some are a little of everything rolled into one.
I still remember that my first kiss was in sixth grade with an adorable red-headed kid named Zeke* behind his friend’s garage (special first, even though he kind of opened his mouth so wide I thought he was trying to swallow my nose). My first breakup came a mere few weeks later (HORRIFYING first, I kept wondering why. Why God, WHY!?!), delivered by a mutual friend in front of the entire school cafeteria (Okay so nobody got it on film, buy Holy Effing Hell! The school cafeteria!).
I went home and cried for hours. My mom informed me that I wasn’t allowed to date until I was at least sixteen. I thought, being the dramatic pre-teen I was, that my life was over. Over.
But of course, life rolled on. Many firsts. Got my driver’s license (first car!), went to college, got my first job, got married, had a baby. Had another baby. Wrote my first novel.
Those last two things will be forever linked, because I decided to write King of Darkness while I was recovering from the birth of my second child (a very special last, thank you). In a way, my writing career has been my “other” baby. We celebrated my visiting King of Darkness in the local B&N when it hit shelves. Kiddo ran around the store in circles, then schmeared cake pop frosting on my face. I didn’t notice until I got to the car.
Special, a little horrifying (pink frosting isn’t my “look”), and I did make sure to get it on film. Gun to my head, I’d also say the whole thing’s a little magical. I wrote King of Darkness over the course of a good year and a half, often with a sleeping or nursing baby in the crook of my arm. Sometimes I worked on my iPad in the front seat of my car while two toddlers napped in the back. Who knew it would ever see the light of day?
I’m so grateful that it did, and that people even seem to dig it. No book is everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve gotten some amazing notes from readers that have just about brought tears to my eyes. I’m so blessed.
And very glad my life wasn’t over when Zeke* dumped me by proxy in the cafeteria that day. ;)
*Names have been changed to protect the slobbery
ETERNAL COMMITMENT IS NOT ON HER AGENDA...
Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human—although drifting through the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons' blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the sexy, arrogant king of the vampires, this party-girl's life turns dark and dangerous.
BUT TIME'S RUNNING OUT FOR THE KING OF THE VAMPIRES...
Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate had gotten it seriously wrong...
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Elisabeth Staab still lives with her nose in a book and at least one foot in a fantasy world. Her bestselling paranormal romance novel, King of Darkness, is available now. Her second book, Prince of Power, releases in January. Find out more at ElisabethStaab.com and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.