Author Chelle's In the Hot Seat!
Jasmine is a woman with a history of bad relationships. After receiving and invitation to the exclusive Black Lily Club, she decides to give something new a try before swearing off men all together. Will the things she experiences and the man she meets be enough to bring happiness into her relationships?
Marcus is a 200-year-old vampire searching for his soul mate. He is the owner and creator of the Black Lily Club, a haven for supernatural beings. Jasmine is the one person on this earth that calls to him like no other. Will his love be enough to save her from fate’s hands?
Just when things start looking up for Jasmine and Marcus, hunters come to town.
Thrust into a war she didn't know existed, Jasmine has a choice to make. Love or Life?
What book made you cry?
Blue by Sarah Jayne Carr. To be fair I was given warning, I did not take heed of it.
Who would you rather be? A ninja or a pirate? A pirate, I’d sail to distant lands seeking treasures, beaches and exotic lads. Oops lands lol. Maybe both.
Do you believe in writer’s block? I do believe whole heartedly in writers block, and sometimes switching to a different book or short story helps get through it.
Preferred writing font?
Times new roman. How boring right, but it works best for editing and formatting.
How do you pick character names?
Depending on the story sometimes I research name data bases for meanings that link to the type of character or their background. Other times I just pick something I like or a real persons name, slightly changes who might have something quirks in common with a character.
Does Bigfoot exist?
Of course I live in Ohio, in bigfoot country. We host bigfoot camp outs at our state parks and warn our children to be weary of the lonely dirt roads at night.
How many books have you written AND which is your favorite?
I have written to solo books that are published and I have been in a few anthologies. My favorite book so far is Marcus a Black Lily Club Story. I adore vampires with bite.
Can you tease us with something about your upcoming WIP? Here are two little snippets of Sam a Black Lily Club Story. The second in the Lily Club Books. It focuses on a different couple in the same club and town as Marcus.
“How can you love me, Michael? I'm so broken.” She sniffed and pulled away from me.
I reached over and pulled her onto my lap, cradling her head against my shoulder. “I love you because you are strong. You are beautiful. Most of all I love you because you are you.” I stroked along her back trying to soothe her weary soul. “I love you because the goddess gave me you. My very own glowing goddess of the night. Your soul calls to me like no other on this earth. You are perfection to me.”
Roses, roses, all around, nothing else for Samantha to smell, the sing song rhyme played over and over in my head. The dank stench of must and mildew filled my soul. The drip drip of the water along the crevice of the crumbling sandstone had become my only source of time. Each drip was one minute from the next. I had lost track of the minutes that had trickled by. The roses lay strewn about my cell. No food or water. Nothing but silver bars and chains.
What’s your favorite scene in your latest novel?
“Child she is not yours to save, for her to be yours completely utterly without misgivings, or skepticism in your love or her own ability. She must find her strength. Her own will must be stronger than her desire for defeat.” A silvery misted hand caressed my shoulder. “I do not bless two separate creations with one destiny unless they have the fortitude to endure the harshest tests. I love like no other before me, but the rewards shall be reaped as no other coupling in your time.” The mist began to fade. “there will be a time, soon and you shall have to rein in the wolf and let her stand on her own feet, only then will she truly be free to love unabandoned and your gifts shall be the greatest in history.”
“How can I let her suffer so?” I couldn’t fathom the torture she was enduring.
“You have the courage to love a vampire. You will have the fortitude of the Gods in your next test.” The mist faded away.’
We’re in a bar and I’m buying you a drink. What’ll it be?
Margarita straight up on the rocks, with salt on the rim. I am pretty basic, but I love my tequila. Later on that night we can do shots.
Would you rather fight 100 chicken-sized donkeys or one donkey-sized chicken?
One donkey sized chicken. I play D&D so action economy is key. One hundred attacks to one is a sure fire way to lose a fight.
Have you ever stolen a pen from work? I am nurse in my secret identity life, it’s part of the training to steal pens from work. We are little pen goblins.
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?
We make chicken tacos in the crock pot on days I work late, my shifts are 12.5 hours so I never feel like cooking when I get home.
1 three pound bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breast
1 large jar of salsa ( pick the heat level based on your taste preference)
1 or 2 packets taco seasoning based on flavor preference.
Put it all in the crock pot together on low for 8 -10 hours or high 4-5 hours
When the chicken shreds easily with two forks its ready.
Serve with toppings of choice lettuce tomatos extra salsa sour cream and of course cheese. Can be eater with hard or soft shells. I like to make taco salads with the left overs for work.
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About the Author...
Chelle's lifelong love of vampires and all things supernatural sparked her imagination, allowing her to bring to life the worlds that she dreamed of. Those dreams have grown with her, expanding into dark romances and bdsm erotic stories.
Dr. Davidson walks across the lab and turns a computer screen towards the soldiers with different views of microscopic bacteria, he begins to show the men the bacteria they had been working on.
“This bacteria has fought off every antibiotic I've tried; Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Doxycycline, Clindamycin, Cephalexin, you name it I've used it. This bacteria travels through the bloodstream, from the initial point of entry, it makes its way to the brain. The bacteria then uses the healthy neurons in the frontal lobe for replication, destroying the brain in the process. All bodily functions cease. By stopping the heart of the infected, the subject is clinically “dead." The brain however, through ways beyond my understanding continues to function. The undead brain is able to manipulate the body but isn’t dependent on any other vital organs. This new organism is very difficult to kill. They become a member of the risen, the undead, for lack of a better word...a zombie. Victims succumb to the infection within 24 hours, in some cases the subject has turned in as little as 2 hours. Only trauma to the brain itself will completely bring down the victim.”
Ask the Author...
Tell me about yourself. What’s a day in your life like?
I’m not a full time author (unfortunately) I work for a big company that gives me odd hours. I enjoy spending time with my loud, chaotic family. My wife and I have six children, 2 boys and 4 girls. My wife and I enjoy our morning cup of coffee together and we try to take walks together as often as we can. My family life seems pretty average, my kids enjoy running and biking outside and my Littles spend hours chasing bubbles in our front yard.
What’s your perfect writing environment?
I honestly need to get myself in the correct mindset to write. I have a few playlists I listen to prior to writing. It really depends on what I’m writing. I get into a good headspace, then I have a playlist with solely instrumentals so I’m not distracted by lyrics, and amazingly enough I can really get going when I have my playlists turned up.
Plotting or Pantsing?
I am completely amazed by “Pantsers” I’ve tried numerous times and have crashed and burned every single time. I have a system to outlining my stories. It’s very detailed, very intricate and it does take quite a bit of effort. But on that same note, my first draft is usually decent. I also believe that because of my outline I can avoid writers block. The outline I wrote for my first book “The K Strain: The Beginning” was just short of 11,000 words.
Can you tease us with something about your upcoming WIP?
Well my current WIP is the second book in my Zombie Apocalypse Series “The K Strain” I’m still working on the full title. But it does directly connect with the first book. You will see some characters that you’ve met before, and several other characters who you will be introduced to for the first time. The second book kicks up the action and chaos, and also has a bit of a softer side.
If your book could be made into a TV show/movie, who would star in it?
This is a great question, I’m a movie buff so I have given this some thought.
SGT Major Dixon- Jaime Foxx
Dr. Davidson- Jeremy Strong
John Smith- Josh Brolin
I only went with the first three main characters, my story has a large number of characters and I figured 20 separate actors would be a bit much.
How many WIPs do you have in your computer right now?
At this moment I have six stories that have some sort of outline. Three including my current are part of my Zombie Apocalypse Series. The last three are separate stand alone novels. Also the three stand along veer from the Zombie genre.
Does this story have a playlist or a soundtrack? If yes, can you tell us a few songs that inspired you?
For “The K Strain: The Beginning” I had two main playlists and I think two songs that I felt were “Go To” songs were:
Way Down We Go - KALEO
Darker Side - Johnny Lang
These two, for me, got me into a good mindset for this book series.
Is the glass half empty or half full?
I’m definitely a Glass Half Full kind of guy, I think my life has had some times that weren’t so good and had I looked at it from a glass half empty mentality, I don’t know if I would’ve been able to pull myself out of it.
Who would you rather be? A ninja or a pirate?
I would definitely want to be a pirate, I live less than 20 minutes from the Pacific and I’ve always loved the ocean.
When you were a child, what was your dream occupation?
As a child I wanted to be a pilot, it’s something that is still on my bucket list. I will eventually get my pilot's license.
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