Dying of a rare blood disease, Eleanor Franklin needs laudanum to ease the pain, often driven to steal in order to buy more. But when she steals a ruby she has no idea that the gem will tip her into the midst of a deadly species war.
, she discovers a man with an even darker past than her own: he is one of the last true Vampires fighting to stop the eradication of his kind. Jefferson Park
But the Sanguine aren’t the only problem as Eleanor finds herself falling in love with
Jefferson. It is a relationship she cannot commit to, as she knows her time is limited, and she will not risk breaking his heart.
How did you start your writing career?
I started out as a fan fiction writer, with no particular urge to be published. The switch from fan to original fiction came in 2007, when I tried NaNoWriMo. I failed to reach 50K, but discovered that I could invent my own worlds and characters.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
It’s a not-very-kept secret that I suffer from a form of bipolar. Writing keeps me sane (sort of). I also love sharing my stories with people.
Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers? If so, what are they?
Never give up. You have to develop something of a thick skin as a writer, and also the ability to bounce back from rejection. Determination to succeed is vital.
Entice us, what future projects are you considering?
I’ve just finished an erotic sci fi, called TURNING TRICKS, and am now working on a Weird Western entitled THE QUICK & THE UNDEAD. As well as those, I have two more novellas contracted with Champagne Books – TIN CAT, out March 2012, and BAYNE, out May 2013.
Tell us about your family.
I’m married to a Land Rover-obsessed husband and we have five children (yes, I’ve heard all the comments/jokes) as well as an insane American Bulldog and two budgerigars.
What are your favourite TV shows?
My current loves are Castle and Warehouse 13, but I love anything sci fi and I’m a huge fan of Stargate SG-1. Mostly because of Ba’al. Hey, he’s an all-knowing God with a wicked sense of humour and a great wardrobe – what’s not to love? :D
You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you'll buy?
A big house in the country, complete with a summerhouse for writing and stables for my girls (well, their horses). I’d probably buy tickets to all the
conventions that I’d love to go to but can’t afford the plane fare. US
Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?
I didn’t exactly receive it, but I once read advice offered by an actor to wannabes that really struck me. “Never give up on your dreams, be brave and always remain true to yourself. Take risks and opportunities.” I think those are good words to apply anyway, not just to writing J
Misa Buckley is a sci fi geek who escapes the crazy of raising five children by creating imaginary characters who experience adventure, romance and really hot sex on their way to a happily-ever-after. You can keep up to date with Misa’s latest news by following her on Twitter (@MisaBuckley) or at her website.
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