Wednesday, November 11, 2009

D. McEntire and Paranormal Romance

Hello all. It's Diane McEntire, back for another blog. I thought I would use my next blog times to showcase the series that brought me to this point -- The Watchers series.

Samhain Publishing blessed me with picking up Midnight Reborn in 2007. When it released as an ebook May 08, I was on cloud nine. I've learned a lot since then and heartfelt thanks go to my editor Beth.

Louisville, KY, where I was born and raised, is one happening city in April. There's the kick-off to the Derby festivities with Thunder Over Louisville (a HUGE fireworks show over the Ohio river) and parites/events that lead all the way up to the first Saturday in May - the Run for the Roses...the Kentucky Derby.

Wow, can you year a record was broken. Over 800,000 people packed the waterfront and that was the count on only the Kentucky side. I got to a vampire smorgasbord. Thus, The Watchers were born.

Kicking off the series is Midnight Reborn. A Watcher who wants only to do his job, but when a woman steps off a bus and onto the city's streets, that job gets a little harder.

After suffering years of abuse as the virtual prisoner of a drug lord, Robyn Andrews has had enough. A carefully planned escape is her only hope for survival. Her past nipping at her heels, she boards the first bus out of town and heads for Louisville, Kentucky.

Trigg is a Watcher with two missions in life. One, to hunt and eliminate Rogue vampires. Two, to be left alone. Yet he can’t bring himself to harden his heart against the petite woman who looks so lost standing in the rain. And when Robyn joins him in a battle against Rogues, the little spitfire shows the bravery of ten Watchers.

She’s someone special, someone he needs in his dark life. Someone he can never have. He’s vampire; she’s human. A future for them is impossible. But the past has a way of
catching up and changing destinies with deadly speed.

Warning: This book contains violence, spicy sexual scenes and erotic biting!

and in print (amazon, barnesandnoble and borders)


Meg Benjamin said...

Always fun to do a book in a place you're familiar with, Diane. Plus it gives you a good reason (if you need one) to go back and visit. Research, all for research!

Erin Nicholas said...

Vampire smorgasbord *snicker* What a great visual! I can honestly say I've never seen a crowd that way myself *G* but love how the book/ series idea was born!!

Kelly Jamieson said...

Where is my comment???? I posted it first thing this morning. Grr. Anyway. I always love hearing how writers get the ideas for their stories, and I've always thought the Kentucky Derby was just FULL of story ideas - wish I could go someday!

PG Forte said...

Okay, wow, you three stole every one of my comments. lol!

Seriously. It's so much fun hearing how books were born and even more fun getting a glimpse into all our twisted brains. I know I'm never going to be able to look at a crowd again without thinking Vampire Smorgasbord.

And I live for research. *g*

Great post!

Skylar Kade said...

Ditto, PG. I love learning how a writer was inspired -- from a dream sequence to that BAM moment when you see something normal in a unique way.

And I'll be staying out of crowds from now on ;)