Today, I’d like to welcome Elle Jasper, the author of a great urban fantasy series, the Dark Ink Chronicles. The third book in the series, Eventide, came out a couple of weeks ago, and Elle is offering two readers a signed copy of the book! Elle is a native of Savannah, Georgia, where she still lives—and if anyplace can rival New Orleans for atmosphere, it’s Savannah. You can read more about Elle on her website.
Want a copy of Eventide for yourself? Read on…
ABOUT EVENTIDE Newly-bitten tattoo artist Riley Poe feels herself changing in unimaginable ways. Eli Dupre, her vampire lover, has seen the change in her and fears for her humanity. His rival, Victorian, tells her she must see the patriarch of the vampire cult that attacked her to save her soul. In the vampire cult’s fortress in Romania, Riley will face her worst fears-and the dark powers threatening to destroy her. And she’ll have to do the one thing she’s been determined not to do—put her trust in Eli.
Now, let’s hear from Elle. Welcome!
Hi, and thanks so much for having me here! I hope all who take a chance on Eventide sincerely enjoys a creepy, psychiatric trip through the shadowy streets of Savannah with my heroine, Riley Poe, who is slowly descending into vampirism…and madness. J
Give us the “elevator pitch” for Eventide:
Savannah tattoo artist Riley Poe is either descending into insanity, or is slowly becoming the one thing she struggles not to become: a vampire.
What was your inspiration for Riley Poe?
Riley’s inner strength and will to survive comes from a personal experience from my own teenaged years with a friend who, like Riley, found her mother murdered by a crazy ex-boyfriend. I always admired that friend and how she was able to overcome so much hatred and heartache in life, and become a sound, stable, productive and happy person.
Do you have tattoos?
I have ONE! Lol! When I turned 30 a pal and I went and had them done. Not matching. LOL!
I have to say I love the scene in Eventide where Riley is absolutely rabid and insane…and tries to take Noah Miles’ head off LOL
Hardest scene to write: (SPOILER ALERT!)
All of the scenes where Riley was losing it, not knowing her family, Eli, or whether or not she was hunting a human.
What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile:
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendra Blake
Favorite book when you were a child:
The Ghost of Dibble Hollow by May Nickerson Wallace
Your five favorite authors:
Stephen King, Rick Riordan, Becca Fitzpatrick, Meg Cabot, Kathleen Eagle
Book you’re an evangelist for:
Lisey’s Story by Stephen King. One of his best recent works.
Book you’ve bought for the cover:
Beautiful Creatures by Garcia/Stohl (a great book but still picked up initially because of the fab cover!)
Favorite line from a book:
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The Shining, 1977
Book you most want to read again for the first time:
Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Most horrifying moment while reading a book:
Lisey’s Story, and it wasn’t really a defining/horrifying single moment. It’s after I’d put the book down for the night, and I’d fall asleep…and have nightmares! Thinking about certain things in the book totally creeped me out and either kept me awake or woke me up, scared! That’s fine horror right there lol.
Favorite book about books or writing:
(Surprise!) On Writing by Stephen King
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