Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: The Vampire, The Handler, and Me by Eileen Sheehan @AuthorSheehan

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clip_image002_thumb[1]The Vampire, The Handler, and Me

Eileen Sheehan

Genre: paranormal romance

Publisher: Eternal Press, LLC

Date of Publication: September 1, 2015

ISBN: 978-1629293110

ASIN: B01494XZB8

Number of pages: 202

Word Count: 100 k

Cover Artist: Dawne Dominique

Book Description:

In a romantic triangle of good and bad, it's hard to tell who is good and who is bad.

Lizzy Ewing is caught in a romantic triangle between a two enemies; the handsome vampire, Nevi, and the hunky handler, Geoffrey. A handler herself, Lizzy must choose between Nevi and Geoffrey. One wants her for all the right reasons and one doesn't.

Will she discover who is who before the bad destroys the good?

Book Trailer:

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“My name is Nevi, Nevi Sharpe,” he said with a deep, sultry accent. “May I ask with whom I have the pleasure of sharing scratch-off tickets?”

I wanted to answer him but I was still stuck on stupid. I opened my mouth to speak and absolutely nothing came out.

How embarrassing.

How ridiculous.

How mortifying.

He was just a man, after all. What was my issue?

I just couldn’t move past the sense of magnificence that permeated the air around him. It was both electrifying and nerve wracking.

“You have a phone call,” blurted the bland voice of Miss Congeniality as she approached my newly discovered god-man with a cordless phone.

“Please excuse me,” he murmured in my direction as he snapped the phone from the clerk’s hand, obviously unhappy to be disturbed.

“Lizzy. Lizzy Ewing,” I forced past my lips as he stood up. “My name’s Lizzy Ewing.”

I could feel flames consume my cheeks when I realized how desperate my voice must have sounded. He studied me with dancing eyes—momentarily forgetting his annoyance about the phone call.“Nice to meet you, Lizzy Ewing,” he said warmly. “Please excuse me.”

With that, he lifted the phone unceremoniously to his ear and disappeared through a doorway behind the counter. I assumed it led to his office. At the faint sound of another door shutting behind that door, I felt I assumed right.

The clerk shuffled through the array of lotto tickets spread out on the counter in front of me with a notable smirk on her broad, acne infested face before looking up at me. “That’ll be twenty-five dollars,” she stated smugly.

I stood there looking at her for a brief moment while it registered with me…I was getting stuck with the entire bill of my not so private scratch-off tryst!

  Author Interview

Did you always wanted to be a writer?  

Yes, since I was young. 

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”? 

When my childhood friends started sitting and listening to the little stories I created.

How long did it take to get your first book published? 

Let's just say I could paper a room with rejections before I found that right and perfect publisher.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it? 

 I am a self employed holistic practitioner.  I do hypnosis, energy healing, herbology, counceling  and psychic/mediumship work.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say? 

 THE VAMPIRE, THE HANDLER AND ME.  A romantic triangle of good and bad, but who's good and who's bad?

Who is your publisher? 

 My publisher is Eternal Press, LLC

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

In most cases it takes six months or less, depending upon my daily schedule and writer's block.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre? 

  I really enjoy vampire genre and am presently writing another vampire novel. I have 3 more already contracted to come out over the next 2 years with Eternal Press... totaling 4.  All are vampire novels.

What genre would you place your books into? 


What made you decide to write that genre of book? 

 I love to read it and watch it on tv so it seemed natural to write about it.

Do you have a favorite character from your books? 

 The protagonist.  And why are they your favorite?  I enjoy coming up with situations for them as their personalities unfold.

How long have you been writing? 

 I have been writing since I was a young girl.

and who or what inspired you to write? 

No one person inspired me. I  just wanted to write... although some friends definitely encouraged me once they discovered I was writing.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

  I write a little in the morning and a lot at night at my computer that is in my bedroom in front of a window.  I require quiet to write so no music or tv.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

 Oh yes.  I want to know what people think. I've been lucky to get some great reviews that have inspired me to continue writing.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title? 

Most of the time the title comes to me within writing the first chapter of the book and I stick with that.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?  

I just take whatever pops in my head that feels right.

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them? 

I pick the name at the same time as creating them.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?  Although I have an idea what role in the story the character is to portray upon creation, I allow the character's persona to unfold as the story progresses.  This sometimes results in their role being altered.

Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")

 Nope.  I just want you to relax and let me take you away to fantasy land.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

  I am a solid supporter of eBooks.  First and foremost they save trees but also they don't eat up a lot of space for storage.



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About the author_thumb



Eileen Sheehan lives in her native upstate New York where she enjoys the beauty of the New York Countryside.

When she is not sitting at the computer creating a new fantasy, she can be found helping her clients through her holistic business as Lena Sheehan a.k.a. Psychic Lena.

She takes advantage of her experiences, wisdom and knowledge of the paranormal and often finds ways to insert them into her writings.

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