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FIRST TIMES. . .
Thank you, Delilah, for having me as a guest blogger. I’m thrilled to be here and have to say how much I love your clever tag-line (Get in Bed with Delilah. Everyone else has!). I’m sure you hear that all the time, but it always makes me smile.
I’m celebrating the release of my 40th book, but it’s also my first self-published project, as well as my first vampire-themed story. Lots of firsts! So, that’s my subject for the day. Other firsts that all of us can share. Ready. Set. Here’s mine.
First childhood memory: I was two years old, and I was with my sister, Lanie, and Nonna (our-great grandmother from Italy). I was chewing gum and I took it out of my mouth and tucked it into the dirt of a nearby potted plant. I then laughed my fool head off, thinking it was the funniest thing ever.
First crush: It was kindergarten and his name was Bruce. I don’t remember anything else about him. My first celebrity crushes: Herman (Peter Noone) from Herman’s Hermits and Monkee Davy Jones (may he rest in cutie-pie peace).
First car I ever drove: A 1969 Firebird convertible. Fun!
First movie that made me cry: Bambi
First song that made me swoon: I think we’re alone now by Tommy James & the Shondells. I was about nine years old when it came out (way before Tiffany’s version) and I imagined myself running off with a boy when I got older, much like in the lyrics.
First time I had sex (yikes!): I was a teenager and his name was Dean. And, yes, I remember more about him than I do about kindergarten Bruce!
First mentor: This would be my theater make-up instructor in college. He boosted my confidence and made me feel smart and savvy and creative. My other mentors would be the throng of teachers who told me that I should be a writer. I was quite young during those experiences and didn’t understand that they were mentoring me because I didn’t want to be a writer then. The writing bug didn’t hit until I was in my thirties.
First muse: A man known to my readers as the Online Warrior. He is a romantic friend (yum!) and an artist and art model. In fact, I keep one of his modeling nudes beside my computer. Other people have inspired me, but not the way he does. If you’re curious to see him, here’s a link http://cheriefeather.blogspot.com/2011/11/online-warrior.html where I posted his naked image. You’ll also see that I plan to write a series of books he inspired.
First books I raved about: When I was a kid, it was WYKNEN, BYNKEN AND NOD. In my teenage years, it was two classics–THE SCARLET LETTER and TARZAN OF THE APES. In my twenties, THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT by Sidney Shelton, CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel, and RICH MAN POOR MAN by Irwin Shaw. In my thirties, A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR by Jude Deveraux . In my forties, Kathleen Eagle’s FIRE AND RAIN and Lucia St. Clair Robson’s heart-torturing epic RIDE THE WIND. And, finally, in my fifties, it would be Suzanne Collins’s HUNGER GAMES trilogy.
Now onto my current release:
THE VAMPIRE PENDANT is the first book in the Blood Genies series, erotic romance novellas featuring vampire hybrids (genies/vampires) living inside antique jewelry and taking blood in exchange for granting wishes.
As a teenager, Tessa Clarins was damaged by a fire, and now the scarred twenty-five-year-old virgin has been made beautiful by a wish. But there’s a catch. Tessa’s wish is only temporary, and so is her affair with Anthony Dumont, the wildly romantic “gen-vamp” feasting on her veins and stealing her innocence. Night after night Tessa puts her heart on the line. But so does Anthony, leaving sex, love, and secrets in his blood-hungry wake.
Happy wishes, everyone!