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"One Bite" Book One
Kaylen is a woman who is seeking the truth and finds more than she bargained for. Join Kaylen, a homicide detective and her partner, Sebastian, a man who would do anything to protect her, as they weave their way through a deep and dark maze to uncover a mysterious murder that hit way to close to home for Kaylen.
"One Bite" is a seductive and dirty read, exposing not only Kaylen and Sebastians wild passions but will send you on a journey from the harsh streets of New York city to the dangerous hillsides of Romania. This story is filled with lust and devilish vampires, who have no compassion for humanity. It is extremely graphic in nature and intended for a mature audience. This is book one in the "vampire fetish series", sure to tantilate and leave you wanting more.
Kaylen and Sebastian are homicide detectives and new members of the undead. Bound together with blood lust and hell bent on avenging Kaylen's mother's brutal murder they find themselves out of their depth with a new vampire, Johnny, in tow. Desperate to catch the head vamp responsible for their 'condition' they take extreme measures, but at what cost? "Two Bites" is the follow up to "One Bite" in Rue Volley's Best Selling Vampire Fetish Series.
Three bites four is the final book in the Vampire Fetish series. Join Kaylen, Sebastian and Johnny as they battle for their future as well as all of mankind. This book is graphic in nature with scenes of violence and very steamy sex. 18+
Tell me about yourself. What’s a day in your life like?
My life starts early and ends late. My pugs wake me up around 630am and it’s on. I have to have my coffee first and then everything else happens. It would be dangerous if I did not drink it. Then I usually fire up my lappy and the day begins. I do all of my work online. I am a full time author and graphic artist so my days bounce from writing to doing cover art to promoting. The cool thing about working online is I can multitask and get many things done at once and you would think it would be easier than leaving and going to a job but it is not. I work no less than 14-16 hours a day and have for the past three years. My work never ends and there are no weekends. I have to force myself to stop and from time to time I take a day off and leave the house. Honestly being an author has been the hardest job out of all I have had. You have to understand that it is a 24/7 thing and you have to keep at it constantly, if you do not you will not move forward.
When you were a child, what was your dream occupation?
Vet. I love animals, always have. I mean it was that or an astronaut. I am also obsessed with space, I mean who wouldn’t be?
Describe an incident in your life that’s helped mold you into the person you are today.
When my Dad left us when I was 7. It was then that I really bonded with my Mom and watched her work so hard to provide for me and my sister. She moved forward against terrible odds, working three jobs, one of which was a job as a waitress at a Bowling Alley for $2.50 an hour plus tips. I watched her go to work each day, sometimes having to take me to the bowling alley because she could not afford a babysitter all of the time, working for crap pay but still smiling and being a sweetheart to everyone she encountered. Her attitude in life is what shaped me. It taught me everything I use today in dealing with people, my work ethic and my ability to never meet a stranger. So although losing him that young sucked, it actually allowed me to be stronger and look at life in a different light.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Rice, Cassandra Clare and a slew of Indie’s too vast to mention them all.
What are you passionate about?
Life. I want to do it all, see it all and leave here exhausted.
What would I find in your couch cushions?
A pug or two. They love to burrow in the cushions and play hide and seek.
What’s your biggest fear?
That people will never realize that we need to do this together and stop fighting each other.
It’s 10:00 on a Friday night. Where are you?
Cuddling on the couch with my husband Von Erik and watching a movie. We are rock and rollers. hahahahaha
What sets you apart from other writers?
I think I have a unique style of writing. At least that is what people tell me. I tend to write like you are watching a series, tilting more towards a screenwriter than a traditional writer. I never over do stuff, I don’t write a page on the way the sky looks, I am not flowery, I just let the characters tell you the story and pull you along like you are living it. Honestly I did not learn to write reading books. I learned by watching series and movies. I love “Supernatural”, “Firefly” anything Tarantino or David Lynch and you can see elements of all of it in all of my books. I also have humor in everything, whether it is light or dark I still use it. Nothing gets too serious without a smile.
We’re in a bar and I’m buying you a drink. What’ll it be?
What are you currently reading?
My edits. Lol God I wish I could sit down and read a book and I so plan to again someday.
How do you deal with rejection?
Okay, I have had this question before. I only submitted to Vamptasy and I was signed. I was lucky, I know it and I thank the Goddess each and every day that I did not go through a huge list of “we don’t like you”. I self-published my first book in 2010, it was up for 6 months and then I signed with Vamptasy from a short I wrote in an anthology for them. I also write for Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing and Hot Ink Press and as of a couple of months ago all three merged under one flag and became a serious force in the Indie publishing world. We have over 80 authors that cover every genre now.
Where did the idea for your novel come from?
The Vampire Fetish series was a fun thing I wanted to do after writing 6 full novels in the Blood & Light Vampire series. That series is an adult fiction and there were times I really wanted to tilt it over into the erotic realm but I held back and stayed true to the “adult” genre it is in. So, I decided to have some fun and write a dirty thriller, expanding on vampires in a more traditional way as in drinking blood and what not. So I set out to make it fun, interesting and super sexy. I do believe I nailed it, at least I hope so. The reaction to this series has been fabulous and has led them to read the rest of my erotic’s ( Hunter’s Blood Series, Razor Saga and Double Gun Dealer series) which have really taken off. I am thrilled that I have an outlet to write very dirty, twisted and fun erotic’s and that my fan base embraced them and has made them all best sellers.
Do you have advice for aspiring writers?
My best advice is this. Do your homework. Know what you should be doing to set up a great promotional package BEFORE you release a book. You have to have an online presence, have betas and reviews in place, a fan page, website, blog. Network network, netwok, join as many groups as you can find, contact your local library and let them know! Get that book in there, do a reading, signing, all of that. See, this is not the age of the “big 6(5)” THIS is the age of the Indie, where the ability to set up a paypal, website, join amazon, buy formatting programs and cover templates has made it possible for an author to make, design, and release a title on their own or on an Indie Pub and still be successful. You just have to dot your I’s and cross your t’s. You cannot go into it thinking it is just you writing a book. That will do nothing, you have to create a buzz around it, get people involved and be prepared to dedicate all free time to it every single day if you are serious about doing it. Also be serious about your cover, study the professional ones and learn what to do and NOT to do. Covers MATTER and my theory for myself and Vivid Book Designs is this … LESS IS MORE. Do not give everything away on your cover. You don’t need 55 items on it all layered and looking crazy to get your point across. My rule is no more than two people usually and I do not over use layering. It makes it look messy and lowers the quality of the pictures you use and so that means when you upload to amazon, it looks blurry and even worse in print. Remember this is a representation of you, make it the best that you can, there are MILLIONS of books, stand out and get noticed with a sharp and professional looking cover. Anyway, this is just a few things you should know. Feel free to join any of my groups on facebook which you can find all links to on my fan page at Author Rue Volley.
What is the toughest criticism you’ve received as an author?
I think my first nasty review on amazon was the worst and I still remember who she is and curse her name. lol Mainly because it was less of a review and more of a personal attack which is a pathetic way to try to find a voice in a public forum. BUT, that was years ago and honestly I have not read anything under a three in over a year. I don’t pay attention to people who think it is okay to tear others down. I don’t live that way, think that way or associate with people who are like that. So jog on. lol
What does your main character think about you? Would he or she want to hang around you as their author?
I am all of my characters so if they do not want to hang out with me that would be unsettling. hahahahaha
Who would play the starring role(s) if your book became a movie?
Oh dear. Well I love tons of actors, I really do. I think my main love is Johnny Depp and I would have him play anything, anywhere, anytime. Girl, boy…good guy, villain. He is my muse. lol
If you had to choose one…which song would sum up your story?
Interesting question. This story would probably be wrapped up with the Deftones “Meet the butcher”. It is dark, sexy and covered in blood. Yum.
Would you like to say anything to your readers / fans?
I love you as I always have. You have allowed me to live my dream of sharing my art and for that I am forever grateful to each of you. I promise to continue to do my best to entertain you. xoxo
Where link-wise can your readers / fans stalk you?
As a writer, it can be difficult to find enough time in the day to get everything done. Would you like to share your favorite ‘quick and easy’ recipe?
If you do not feel like writing…DON’T. Do something else, take a walk, hike, shop whatever will get you some fresh air and human interaction. It will recharge you and the inspiration will come.
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Rue Volley resides on earth with her fabulous husband Von Erik and two pugs Momo and Oshi. She loves art in all forms and started playing violin at age 10, guitar at age 18 and singing at 20. She grew up attending Catholic schools and dreaming of something more. Her love for anything artistic was inherited from her Mother Melanie, who sang, was a seamstress and sketch artist and always encouraged her to follow her dreams. Rue is an accomplished author, photographer and jewelry maker and never stops to think she cannot do something without at least trying first.
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