Interview between Hellfire Publishing Senior Copy editor, Jen Hart and writer Keira Kroft aka executive editor, Dawn Binkley.
Hello, welcome to Table Talk Tuesday we are so very glad to have you with us.
Jen: How are you doing today?
Keira: I am great and so excited about Inamorata finally being released this summer.
Jen: You have a story coming out soon though Hellfire Publishing entitled, Inamorata. First of all what does Inamorata mean and how do you say it, lol.
Keira: In-am-or-ata means female lover, if it had an ‘O’ at the end, that would mean male lover.
Jen: What is that about?
Keira: The undead, reincarnation and love that never dies.
Jen: What made you choose that title?
Keira: One bloody night, is because that is the basis of the storyline, it’s perfect. Inamorata means female lover, which ties into the purpose of the story and I wanted single world titles for each in book. There’s Inamorata, Samhain and Asmodeus.
Why the cliché of single titled names you ask? It’s because One Bloody Night is already long enough, lol.
Jen: Where did the idea for your story come from?
Keira: When we first opened our comic book store in the mall, I was walking with some friends in the extremely creepy employee tunnels, I said “oh I am going to write about this, I am thinking old fashioned vampires” and everyone except my husband laughed at me and said “ya right” and here we are.
Jen: Please share a particular detail about one of characters, please.
Keira: Osvaldo is a cold blooded killer, he has no ethics whatsoever, except when it comes to his friendship with main character and head vampire Lucius, he will do anything for him.
Jen: What made you choose Hellfire Publishing?
Keira: As an owner, I say it’s the best publisher there is and those kids are going places, lol
Jen: Please tell us about any future projects you are planning.
Keira: One bloody Night: Samhain will be out in time for next Halloween. This series is dear to my heart because it’s a mix of horror and romances—my favorite. But I have more single romance and more horror coming soon.
Jen: How many books have you written?
Keira: Two are published, one more, as you all know is on the way, because I have been blathering on about it, lol. I have over forty more in the works.
Jen: Are you only with Hellfire Publishing or do write for other publisher’s as well?
Keira: Prior to opening HP I was published through Decadent Publishing and damn proud to be…awesome company.
Jen: We have a special place for unpublished writers in our hearts, here at Hellfire Publishing. So what advice would you give to an unpublished writer?
Keira: If writing is for you then, never give up, never give in and never say die! But if it’s not for you and you are just doing it for money, glamour and fame, get out—now. Do not waste any more time.
Jen: Can you share your blurb with us?
Of course :)
Inamorata is the first Novel in the “One Bloody Night Series”.
They are supposed to be low key and get their nightly fix from a bag. But what if they could spend a cozy evening eating an old fashioned meal and then when they were done they would simply set the place on fire and walk away—no one would be the wiser?
That’s the plan when a group of rogue Vampires has poisoned the entire security staff at a Christmas Eve party at a mall in Chicago and proceed to take over for the evening and feast upon their own kind of tradition, four house keepers, a maintenance man, a girl who lives in the mall, a lonely late night worker and a couple who have escaped to the department store where she works so their spouses wouldn’t be privy to their affair and some other delightfully unexpected guests.
Everything goes exactly as they expected until the group leader Lucius Sturdevant, and second oldest Vampire to date, realizes that the woman that lives in the Comic book store that is trying to figure out how to kill him is the reincarnation of Laura, the love of his life, that died in his arms of old age, because he didn’t have the heart to turn her.
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