Spook-A-Licious featuring The Calling
Tuesday's Child (Psychic Visions, Book 1)
And Blood's Voice by our lovely Guest poster Aine Massie. Just leave a comment with your e-mail address at the bottom of the post to enter. Must be a GFC follower to win! Now on with the guest post!!
Hello and thank you for having me as a guest on Close Encounters of the Night Kind. I appreciate the honour.
The “House Millar” series is a Paranormal Romance series with two current works, books three and four are started as well. The series revolves around the vampires featured in the stores and the strangeness that is their reality. It is not specifically about blood and violence, there that does make many appearances, but it about finding your place in whatever reality you exist. Even vampires and other mythical creatures have to learn and grow if they wish to survive the violent and turbulent world in which they exist.
We start off with Anya, a vampire that appears to be about 16 or 17, who has no idea who she is, what she is or from where she came. She awoke with no memory but with fangs and cravings she didn’t understand. Thankfully she has a mentor that helps to guide and teach her. So, while she’s learning how to be a vampire and how to control her nature, she becomes enamoured with the very creatures she would naturally crave for food. Of course, her mentor – not being a vampire herself – does not teach her to be a “normal” vampire but an aberration. Talk about starting out with a few strikes against you!
Then add in the insane idea of learning about humans from humans, and old lover - Nicholas is also a vampire and knew her before she lost her memory – a human that her heart craves but that can’t touch her for some strange reason – Declán is also a Guardian, a natural born hunter – and a few soulless vampires that want to control and manipulate her powers and you end up with a truly strange and complex vampire surrounded by even stranger creatures than herself. Or, at least she thinks so.
The first two books are told from Anya’s point of view. The third book will be from the POV of a new character, Sir Rory, a fae warrior and seer with a penchant for trouble. Secrets will be revealed, Anya true nature – or at least more of it – will be called into question, and Declán will learn a great deal more about what it means to be a Guardian.
There is also an unusual undertone in which Anya and her mentor/mother, Star, refer to the Gods and Goddesses at times while the other characters do not. Anya was “raised” by Star in the old ways. She is Irish and as such, Star taught her about their deities and what traditions she could. If you check out her posts around the holidays you will notice Samhain and Yule instead of Halloween or Christmas. Her beloved ones, Nicholas and Declán, were both raised Christian so it’s an interesting mix; of course, given it’s a triad… that’s a ;) given.
“Blood Bound,” to be released October 31, 2011, picks up where “Blood’s Voice” ends. It will have many more twists and turns, include some new characters and problems, and an unknown adversary popping in and out without leaving a calling card, well… until…
I’m really pleased with this series and very thankful that my friends pushed me to write about my strange dreams and thoughts that turned into “Blood’s Voice.” Deciding to actually write this story is a story in and of itself, lol. But just know that even when I want to bash my head into the wall or laptop, I love my characters and their stories… I just sometimes wish they weren’t quite so opinionated about their lives and roles within their enclosed reality. I now understand when other authors say their characters think or feel or argue with them. Anya and Louie have to be the two most opinionated characters ever, I know real people that aren’t as stubborn, lol.
You will also find words, endearments, and even entire phrases in Irish throughout. A touch of other languages as well, at time. There are gay and lesbian, as well as a triad relationship featured in the series.
About Áine P MassieÁine P Massie is the author of the House Millar series, Blood’s Voice and Blood Bound. She is originally from Florida, now living in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (0-5) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.
She is currently working on her third book in the series, Glamour Blade.