Word-Slingers – Guest Alison Beightol

I’m excited to welcome a long-time friend of mine to the blog today in advance of her 12/20 debut, Blood Betrayal. Alison Beightol and I met through QueryTracker and she read the first draft (eeep, and she still talks to me after how TERRIBLE it was) of what became MY debut, Blood Rage and I read what ultimately became Blood Betrayal back in 2010. So, let’s give her a nice round of applause and a warm Word-Slingers Welcome!

1)                  How long have you been writing?

Wow, over twenty years. Right now it feels like I have been writing over twenty years on my WIP.

2)                 How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)

Daily? At least 3. I work full time, am a single mom and am a student. I don’t add writing into that because lately writing is a luxury. Somehow I make it work though!

3)                 What can you tell us about your release Blood Betrayal. What I’m looking for is the story about how the story came to be, not just the blurb and what not. J

Blood Betrayal is about flawed characters who happen to be vampires. (TM – hehe, sounds familiar) LOL. What I’m trying to say, my vampires aren’t perfect. They still happen to have the same personality quirks that most of us have. That said, I wanted to write a story about an ancient vampire who wanted a companion but had no idea about truly modern women and women who would tell him no (something he isn’t used to hearing). At the same time, he gets drawn into the underworld of  vampire politics and intrigue.

4) What is it about the paranormal romance genre that you like so much?

The thing about paranormal romance is that it gives your characters a bonus. They aren’t just people with love issues, they  have the added complication (or bonus) of being a vampire, being a shifter, a ghost or whatever else!

5)  Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?

I’m trying to write a women’s fiction novel but it has been on hold for a while while I finish out the Primigenio Tales series. However I’ve found that writing in other genres is more difficult for me because there isn’t any paranormal elements in it L I’m beginning to think that I’ve found my niche!

6) Sweet or sour?


      7) Chocolate or vanilla?

Both! I’m not partial to either. Even in ice cream. And that becomes even more complicated because I like Neapolitan ice cream (TM – oy, woman). LOL.

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Being the world’s oldest vampire, Eamon Rutherford has enjoyed women throughout the ages as beautiful meals and one night stands. That is until Eamon decides to find a mate and settle down. His less-than-perfect choice is temperamental ballerina Lauryl Mellis. When Lauryl escapes from Eamon in London, Eamon discovers true commitment requires him to love another more than himself. As he struggles with his inner awakening and Lauryl’s rejection, Lauryl is busy planning her own special event, the death of Eamon Rutherford!

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E-Book Version Released on 12/20/12


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