Friday the 13th seen by many as a superstitious day; personally, I have never viewed this particular collaboration of date and day to be either, and especially not today. No, today’s Friday the 13th marks the end of my two weeks of crazy promotion for my newest release, Cranberry Blood (Book 1 in The Blood Series.)
Like the title says, “What is Cranberry Blood?”
Apart from the title of the book it is a disgusting mixture of cranberry juice and blood. I know, very gross, and not something I would personally choose on a night out, but what exactly is the point of this concoction? Why cranberries? Does it play a part in the book?
When I was piecing together the story plot for this particular story I wanted very much to give my heroine – Heather – a problem; an odd sort of problem that was very inappropriate for her line of work. I wanted a problem that would make her life more complicated and crazy than it already was. I wanted her to be a part of what she had to fight.
I wanted her to be a vampire slayer who was half way to being a vampire herself, and therefore she craves blood.
It’s been done? Perhaps. As much as I love the paranormal genre, and I do have quite a few series on my shelf, I haven’t read every vampire/slayer book that has been written. In fact, none of the books I have read so far have been based around a slayer fighting just vampires.
My aim for this book – and the series – has and continues to be to write an adventure that I would love to read; one that would drive me crazy and make me laugh. I wanted a dark serious comedy of sorts with lots of tension, sarcasm, and scary vampires and werewolves – oh yes, there be a whole lot of werewolves in this series as well. J I basically wanted to create a series from my own warped little imagination, which I have done, and I hope, successfully.
So, I wanted to basically give my heroine a hard time and see how she dealt with it, which I quickly found was indeed with sarcasm and a sword. But despite her thick skin and fighting skills, she needs to drink blood to keep going, if she doesn’t she will go crazy; literally.
What exactly is the point of this concoction?
Thankfully Heather had a smart grandmother who figures that if she waters the animal blood down in a way that dulls the taste, she can still keep her granddaughter strong, healthy, and sane. Yup, you guessed right, Cranberry Blood is the fix to Heather’s unwanted cravings. It is a way for her to sustain herself without needing to drink pureblood and over pollute her system.
Honestly, because they are bitter, overpowering, and they leave a sharp after taste in your mouth – or at least, I feel they do. All in all, a good form of fruit juice to water down blood. No, I haven’t tested that theory. It would be totally gross. I hate cranberry juice. 😛
Does it play a part in the story?
As you can imagine from reading the above, it does indeed play a big part in the story. This is the way Heather has coped all her life. It keeps her going. It keeps her from giving in to the part of herself she hates.
So, what is Cranberry Blood? Honestly, it’s Heather’s medicine and her life line to humanity.
Thank you so much to Bianca for hosting me today, and thank you to everyone who has stopped by and taken the time to read this post. J
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Cranberry Blood Blurb:
Killing Vampires? Easy. Tracking someone? Simple. Helping, and protecting a Vampire slayer… Bloody hard work!
Thirteen years ago, Brendan Daniels made a deal with a psychic. In exchange for information on the whereabouts of a Rogue Werewolf, he promised to help and protect Sofia’s granddaughter. Unfortunately, he had no idea what he was getting himself, or his Pack, into.
Nothing about Heather is simple, from her weird dietary needs to her life’s mission. The girl can handle herself, but the promise to protect her soon becomes a need, and one that he can’t fully understand.
Vampire Slayer. Born Infected. Blood addict… but not by choice.
Heather Ryan is the most recent slayer in a long family line. Like all before her, she has spent her life searching for her ancestor, Marko Pavel, the Vampire her family has sworn to kill. If that isn’t complicated enough, Heather is also a born “Infected”, and to keep her from becoming insane or giving in to her darker side, she is on a very strict diet.
Grandmother Sofia has passed, so now it is up to Heather to take the family legacy into her own hands, all alone: or at least, it would have been, if her Grandmother hadn’t sent a Werewolf to help her.
What is the irritating Brendan supposed to help Heather with? Sofia never told either one of them. But it doesn’t take long for Heather and Brendan to find out that the Vampires have big plans, and that the fiends have waited a long time for them both.
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