Monday, October 06, 2008

Guest - Dahlia Rose

Good morning everyone!

This week we're discussing 'The Dark Side' and we're fortunate to have with us, guest Dahlia Rose, an author who will be discussing how the 'Dark Side' meshes with the creation of the Collette Sisters. I'm sure you'll find it as interesting as I did.

A best selling author of contemporary and paranormal romance with a hint of Caribbean spice, Dahlia Rose was born and raised on a Caribbean island and now currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her four kids who she affectionately nicknamed "The children of the corn” and her biggest supporter/long time love. She has a love of erotica, dark fantasy, Sci-fi and the things that go bump in the night. Books and writing are her biggest passion and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books

Oh, and make sure you leave a comment. Dahlia will be selecting one lucky reader to win a free autographed copy of The Collettes Trilogy.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Creation of the Collette Sisters.

Three vampire sisters born of blood! The idea shot through my head and I rushed out of the shower covered in soap to get a pen before the idea begun to fade. That happens a lot, Shower ideas. Maybe it’s the hot steamy water or the smell of passion fruit and shea bath gel that opens my senses but some of my best ideas come in the middle of my shower.

But anyway back to the vampires. I wanted the sisters to be different that any vampires out there. And I wanted them to be dark. I have a good author friend who coined the phrase “If you are going to be a vampire, be a bloody vampire.” That was the premise of my girls. Triplets born of undead parents who have known nothing else but being a vampire. Even though they had the task of saving the world from an untold evil, they were going to be predators and yes they drink blood!! (Laugh). Each of these books came out in e-book with Phaze Publishing and now they will be in one complete print volume from September 29th 2008. Each of these characters had to deal with situation that was outside normal for them.

Sola Collette, the first sister was patterned to be the ultimate predator. She knows how to fight, to kill and how to find her super. Her night job, a stripper where she can get a pint or two from unsuspecting men in the VIP room. Until it gets raided by the police. That is how she met her mate a cop named Gideon Godspeed. He had to be just as dominant as her for the parks to fly. This combination made for some explosive sexual scenes especially when Sola gets irritated. She bites…

Luna Collette, the second sister in the trilogy has a spunky attitude. She is also a lesbian and proud of it now. Well now she is, after being hunted because of her sexual nature. In book one, a nemesis was eliminated. Now his daughter a vampire hunter is on the prowl for revenge. Who knew that she would be the second person in a bigger piece of a puzzle? I wanted Luna’s character to be outside the norm, to explore the ultimate sexuality that we know vampires have in their personalities. She was persecuted for her sexual orientation and it caused her to be jaded about love in the present day. I thought it would be difficult to write female, female love scenes but the characters took on a life of their own and they basically told me where they needed to go. Book 2 received excellent reviews including a five star review from Rainbow Reviews who deal with GLBT themed romance.

Willa Collette, The last sister and the final part of this trilogy. The betrayal has been found out and they are all worn torn and battle weary. They all think they must stick together at all cost but Willa knows she must leave. Willa’s character was by far the tamest of all three sisters. But yet she was the most powerful. I gave the personality that matched the old saying about lions lying with lambs. There was more to her than anyone realized. She was the glue that kept everyone together and in the process she found her strength and her mate in one fell swoop. The final battle between the sisters and their nemesis I placed Willa in charge…Plot twist huh? Yes no one would expect the quiet demure sister to the battle general and lead them into a war of good against evil. But she pulls it off and does it marvelously.

Now you have seen in depth the sisters that I created and fell in love with myself. I look at them as if they were family and I felt so proud when I saw them develop in each step of these stories. So I hope you find them intriguing and pick up the full volume today from Phaze!

To win a free copy of The Collettes Trilogy, I will make a drawing from the people who comment to this blog.


Hugs and Cheesecake!
Dahlia Rose
Websites
www.thedecadenceofdahlia.com
www.myspace.com/bajandahlia
http://www.hearttoheartwithdahliarose.blogspot.com/

The Collettes Trilogy

'Three sisters, one amulet. To save mankind they must do the unthinkable
Together in one print volume: the exciting sage of the Collette sisters - Sola, Luna, and Willa - and their quest for the amulet and mystical spells that allows vampires to live in the sunlight.

Three sisters born of undead parents, they exist in the shadows of humanity. Now as their three hundredth birthday looms so does their destiny. Divided they find love and fate are twisted in one strand of their undead lives. Together they face betrayal and a fight for survival, not only for themselves but for mankind.

Look for Sands Of Passion (Print Volume) in October also from Phaze Publishing (www.phaze.com)


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4 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi Dahlia, just got thru reading the excerpts for this book. Love a vampire storyline and this one sounds great. Especially liked the excerpt for Luna, that one had me chuckling.

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Dahlia, congrats on your success. Great premise. And I know your book will be a hit in print.

Dahlia said...

Thank you Cathy and Savanna, I had such a woderfdul time creating these characters. I hope everyone enjoys reqading them as much as I enjoyed wrting them:)
Hugs and Cheesecake!
Dahlia

Lynda K. Scott said...

Dahlia, both books look like winners! Thanks for being with us this week!