Book Tour & Gìveaway: Felicity Heaton on Vampirerotique and Covet’s forbidden love story
Please help me welcome Vampire Erotic Theater series author Felicity Heaton to GraveTells today!
It’s great to be here at Grave Tells for my first appearance on this wonderful site. At the moment, I’m touring with my new erotic vampire romance novella, Covet, which is the first in my equally new series, Vampire Erotic Theatre.
I’ve had a few people ask me about the book and the series, and why I wanted to write something spicier than my usual stories, so I want to talk about why I wrote the book and what started the whole series for me.
I’d had an idea a couple of years ago for a book that involved a vampire lord and a heroine who was offered to him in exchange for his continuing protection of their village. All very retro-vampire movie sounding. Last year I was looking for a new series idea though, and I came across the snippets of scenes I had scribbled down in a word document and shoved into my “maybe” folder. When I read the notes for the book, I realised that one element of it would be perfect as the new series of vampire romance novellas that I wanted to write. I was looking for something different to my normal books, shorter romances that packed more erotic punch. My love scenes are often highly charged and wicked, but normally the focus of my novels is on the romance and action. That isn’t to say that the novellas in the Vampire Erotic Theatre series aren’t romantic and don’t have plenty of action. They’re my usual style of books, packed with passion, action, emotion, layers of description that allow you to picture the scenes in your mind, and plenty of sweet loving, but condensed into smaller punchier offerings. Just look at the amazing reviews the book has been receiving and you’ll see what I mean.
The setting that leapt out at me on reading the notes for the book in my maybe folder was an erotic theatre that catered to vampires and put on debauched shows involving vampires and their human thralls to tantalise and tease the audience. I remember when I wrote notes for the hero and heroine’s time at the theatre, that I knew it was something unique and interesting, and would be a fantastic place to explore in the story. The theatre was perfect for my new series too. I wanted something that felt sensual and seductive, and decadent. A place that I could describe in vivid detail and really draw readers into a darker yet enthralling world of vampires. I was looking for something different, something that would really grab readers and excite them. Vampirerotique, the theatre in the series, was that place. I dreamt up four very different and very sexy vampire bachelors who have run the theatre for a century, dedicating themselves to the business and forsaking any pursuit of pleasure for themselves, and then crafted the world around them, creating two very different types of vampire—the aristocrats with their pure blood and haughty attitudes, and the elites with their mixed families of vampire and turned humans. The divide between the two is similar to lords versus commoners, and added an extra layer of tension and extra barriers into the stories.
[floatquote]His story is the ultimate forbidden love story[/floatquote]The theatre is the most important part of the series for me though. It has a life of its own and is its own small world, with the owners, the performers, the stage shows, the audience, and the staff. There are politics in play, dark pasts that some would rather remain hidden, and forbidden love. The books set at the theatre will all feature the stage in some aspect and the shows that happen on it too, adding a spicy blend of voyeurism and acts seen through the eyes of the hero or heroine that lead them to do wicked and sometimes dangerous things.
Once I came up with the idea of the theatre and had it detailed out in my head and on paper, the stories of the heroes came to me. Javier’s story, Covet, features the scene I read that sparked the entire series—the now infamous private box scene. His story is also the ultimate forbidden love story, with him breaking a sacred law by succumbing to his lust and love for an owned human, Lilah, and gaining himself a death sentence in return. How can a hero escape from a law that dictates that he can’t even defend himself when her powerful aristocrat master comes to claim his head? Well, you’ll have to read the book and enter the world of Vampirerotique to find out how this forbidden love story ends.
More about Covet…
They’ve burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible.
Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.
Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.
When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah’s master keep them apart forever?
length: 30000 words / 100 pages
Book 1 in the Vampire Erotic Theatre series
I would also like to take this moment to mention that there is a giveaway running throughout the whole of the Covet Book Tour. The prize is a bundle of signed and personalized paperbacks, and it’s open internationally. You can find out all the details at the Covet Book Tour page here. You can also click the tour badge in the “More About Covet…” section above.
About the Author…
Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.
In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.
In addition to the paperback giveaway for the whole tour, Felicity is giving away a swag pack to three (3) lucky commenters on the GraveTells tour stop! Up for grabs are what you see below (for Covet) plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks, and romance trading cards for her other books.
To enter, leave a comment for Felicity and let her know what your favorite aspect of a forbidden love story is, then fill out the Rafflecopter below! *The GT giveaway will be open for only two days; winners will be announced on 2/1. Good luck!
Here is more info, from Felicity’s official tour page, about the tour-wide signed paperback giveaway…
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is follow the Covet Book Tour and leave me a comment on the posts (include your email address) to show that you’ve read them.
On February 22nd 2012, I will randomly choose a winner by using random.org to first select the blog and then select the comment. I will then post the chosen winner in the comments at that blog and here too. If you leave your email address, I will use it to contact you! This giveaway is international.
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