Wednesday, 13 February 2008

The Wednesday Interview

Did you know Sweet Dreams is out now through Total-E-Bound? It’s a hot, sexy vampire book by Dakota Rebel. What’s not to love about vampires? Dakota kindly stopped by to answer a few questions. And remember – it’s just a quick click on the cover to buy the book. It’s the perfect read for Valentine’s Day…maybe it will give you some ideas…

The Interview

1. What is the most unforgettable thing about your book that will make people glad they picked it up to read?

I have been told I have a very unique voice. I like to think that my dialogue is really realistic and that my characters mannerisms can pull you into the story as if it were happening to you. Also, my vampires are hot, even the bad ones. Or especially the bad ones.

2. A vampire hunts you down because he is angry at the way you portrayed his race in your book. How does one placate a pissed off vampire?

Give him a cookie and a kiss. Little known fact: Vamps LOVE cookies. Can’t get enough of them. Most are partial to Oreos, but they do not dip them in milk. Crazy vampires.

3. If your book was made into a movie who would play the hero and heroine?

I think that Veronica would be played by Christina Applegate. She is so classically beautiful and would be a great fit for the character. Diego would be difficult to cast. Maybe Rudolf Martin ala Buffy Vs. Dracula. Very sexy with dark hair and bright eyes.

4. You are offered free travel anywhere in the world. Where do you go and why?

Dracula Land. It is a theme park in Romania and I have been…um dying to go since it opened. It sounds so kitschy and cute. I am a sucker for kitsch.

5. Do you think your heroine is like you and why is that?

I think that she is mouthy like me. And she tends to use her dreams as an escape from things she doesn’t want to deal with like me. And she ALWAYS falls for the wrong guy. But by the end she gets it right…like me. So I suppose that is a yes, at least in all the ways that really matter.

6. Do you get writer’s block? If so what do you do to break it?

I don’t really believe in writer’s block. I believe in massive procrastination. But if you want to write, you write, if you don’t feel like it, the words won’t come. It’s not block, it’s unwanting.

7. What pisses off Dakota Rebel?

You know what pisses me off? Women who give men ultimatums. If you tell your boyfriend he has X amount of days to decide if the two of you have a future together involving kids, marriage, whatever, it serves your ass right if he breaks up with you "for your own good." Most men don't know what they are going to want to do TOMORROW. Let alone an exact date as to when they want to get married and procreate. Women who do that flat piss me off.

8. In one sentence who is Dakota Rebel really? How do we learn more about you and your books?

Dakota is a mouthy, snarky, adorable motor mouth who is incredibly lucky to be able to share her scrambled brain with others through her work.

You can visit me at any number of places including:

The blurb

Veronica Duff is a vampire hunter with the U.S. Army and has hated vampires since a rogue pack of them killed her mother fourteen years ago. Now she's having erotic dreams about a sexy vampire who claims to be in love with her. She tries to convince herself he's not real and the dreams are harmless.When a second vampire joins the dreams and threatens her life, she's forced to admit that they are both very real and very dangerous.Now she must figure out how to get rid of both vampires, the one who craves her love and the one who wants her dead, before she loses her heart...or her life.

The excerpt

I’d been thinking about him all day, and I wanted him. Every night it seemed I wanted him more and more. I could never get enough of his hands on my body, of his mouth pressed to mine. There was never enough.
He gently pushed me to the ground, his mouth still on mine. I landed softly on my back, with him on top of me. His leg pressed between mine and he propped himself up on his arms to look at me. I shivered as his gaze travelled down my body. The weight of it dragging across my skin was almost tangible.
I reached for him and pulled him back to my mouth. I shifted my lower body, trying to manoeuvre him. He smiled against my mouth.
“So eager tonight,” he whispered.

“Please Diego. Please. I’ve wanted to feel you inside of me all day. I’ve ached for you. I need to feel you. Please.” It wasn’t like me to beg. But Diego brought out pieces of me I hadn’t known existed. Truth be told, I probably hadn’t wanted to know I had it in me to beg. As long as it did not start happening when I was awake, I didn’t have too much of a problem with it.
“As my lady commands,” he said.
He slowly kissed down my throat, across my breasts, down my stomach, and came to rest between my legs. He flicked his tongue against my clit causing me to gasp loudly.
“You said you wished me inside you. You did not say which part of me you wanted inside.”
He plunged his tongue inside me making my hips buck. I found his head with my hands and wrapped my fingers in his hair. He growled against me, the vibrations making me shudder for him.
“Please, please, please. Diego please.” My body was so tight with need it started to hurt.
He raised himself up to look at me.
“Please what my love?”
“Please fuck me.” My words came out as barely a whisper.
“As my lady wishes.”

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Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Anny Cook Honeysuckle

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Molly Daniels said...

Great interview! The whole ultimatum thing puzzles me too...every time you hear of someone issuing one to a loved one, the issuee always ends up hurt. Or if the guy caves, then he's miserable. It's a no-win situation, unless the females can live witht he guilt...

It's that lesson of the sand. If you hold on tight, they try everything they can to get away. But hold them loosely and they're more likely to hang around. And then there are the exceptions...

Anny Cook said...

Excellent interview, Dakota and Amarinda!

Pretty necklace. Hmmmm.

Kelly Kirch said...

I read Sweet Dreams. Very quirky and fun dialogue.

Excellent interview.

Mona Risk said...

Great interview. It looks like a fun read.

Dakota Rebel said...

Thanks for the interview AJ. You know how much I love to talk about myself. :)


Bronwyn's Blog said...

Wonderful interview - I'm feeling lucky that Dakota wants to share her scrambled brains with us.

Sandra Cox said...

Great interview, ladies.