Please help me welcome back author A.S. Fenichel to the blog. It’s always a treat to have her visit. Today she’s agreed to take a comfy seat and let me ask her a few questions about herself and her latest release DECEPTION.
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Let’s get started…
Tell us two things about yourself that not many people know. 🙂
- I have a cat named Molly and a dog named Molly. We rescued the dog last year and she came with the name. Since the cat only comes when she feels like it and the dog really does answer to the name, I couldn’t change it. We call them Molly Dog and Molly Cat.
- I love real sports stories and watch sports movies almost as much as I watch the Hallmark Hall of Fame. I’m also a big baseball fan.
What’s under your bed?
Two big bins filled with shoes.
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
I love Thanksgiving. We don’t live near any family anymore, but our neighbors have adopted us and it’s a really fun holiday. I’ve always liked that the day is just about seeing people and eating. No gifts, no crazy stuff to build up to it. Just family, friends and food.
Tell us your favorite part of the writing process.
The moment when a story comes to me is like a gift from god. It can happen at any time. Maybe I’m sleeping and I dream a fantastic plot or driving down the road and wham, new story idea. At RT this year, an entire series hit me like a Mac Truck during a workshop. Nothing in the workshop was at all related to my new series idea, but something must have triggered it.
I love choosing my character names. How did you go about choosing your hero and heroine’s names?
Lillian or Lilly is from the lily flower. I like that is soft but strong. I wanted a name that can sound formal but also be shortened for intimacy. Also the symbol of the master is the fleur-de-lis and Lilly’s name was a nice tie in. 😉
Dorian is a Greek name by origin, but later was a French name. The Dorians were a nomadic tribe that sacked Athens and later settled in Sparta. The name means something along the lines of “from the sea”. I like this name because Dorian is kind of a nomadic warrior of sorts.
How come you write the genre you do?
I write historical paranormal romance because that’s the story in my head. I’ve written contemporary romance, erotic romance, historical romance, paranormal romance. I love it all and write the stories as they come to me.
If you could tweet us your favorite line in your book, what would it be? (Yep, you get 140 characters)
“Trust me, Lilly.”
“I don’t trust anyone.”
His expression was unreadable. “And yet, I’m asking for one small leap of faith…”
Describe your hero through your heroine’s eyes.
Dorian is a few inches taller than me and I’m tall for a woman. His hair is like black silk and hangs to his shoulders when not pulled neatly back in a queue. His dark eyes follow me until my skin aches for his touch. He loves order, though accepts there can be no order in the world until we eradicate the demons. For a nobleman, he is remarkably trustworthy.
What three words best describe your heroine?
Deadly, Smart and Loyal
Where do you write best?
In my office on the couch, but sometimes I move to the sunroom and lounge on my chaise with my laptop.
What makes your book stand out from other books in the same genre?
My book is a Regency Historical where demons have infiltrated England and a company of demon hunters is fighting back. If that’s not unique enough, all the women in my books are strong and self-sufficient in a time when that was thought impossible.
What’s your favorite part of any book to write…beginning, middle, or the end?
I love the beginning. It’s all so knew and fresh and I’m getting to know the characters. It’s a bit like meeting people for the first time and “knowing” you’ll be friends for life. At the beginning of Deception, there’s so much conflict between Dorian and Lilly. Conflict and sexual tension, you can’t beat it! The entire book is a wild ride.
Care to share with us what you have coming up?
The third book in The Demon Hunter Series will be released in December. Betrayal is Reece Foxjohn’s story and it’s a spectacular journey. Elizabeth is a scullery maid turned demon hunter. She’s been charged with healing his body but it’s her soul that really needs mending.
Thanks again for having me here today. This was fun. I hope you enjoy reading Deception as much as I loved writing it. A.S.
Thanks A.S. I always enjoy having you on the blog and I loved getting to know you a little better 🙂 Best of luck with your latest release. (Love the cover)
Demon Hunters # 2
By: A.S. Fenichel
Releasing July 7, 2015
When Demons threaten Regency London, only a Lady can stop them.
Lillian Dellacourt is beautiful, refined and absolutely lethal. She’s also the most feared and merciless demon hunter in The Company. She’s come a long way from the penniless seamstress’s daughter sold to the highest bidder, and it wasn’t by trusting a man, let alone an exiled Marquis with more on his mind than slaying the hellspawn . . .
For Dorian Lambert, Marquis de Montalembert, being sent to keep track of Lillian is no mean task. He’s wanted the fiery vixen since he first heard of her five years ago. But wooing the lady while fighting the demon uprising is no easy feat, especially when the lady’s tongue is as sharp as the Japanese sai blades she favors for eviscerating the spawn of hell.
These two will have to learn to trust each other fast, because the demon master is back, and he’s planning to turn Edinburgh into a living hell…
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Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/135692-the-demon-hunters
He left his trousers and blouse on and approached the bed. Her heart was near to pounding out of her breast. It was a sensible offer, and yet she wondered if she’d made a misjudgment.
The intensity of his gaze was enough to warm her entire body.
“You are correct in that I never take what is not offered freely and with some enthusiasm, Lilly.”
“Then we should be able to pass the night together without my having to kill you.” Her voice sounded strained. Had he heard it?
If so, he was too much a gentleman to say anything. Dorian sat and put out the lantern before stretching out beside her. The heat of his body seeped through the bedding, warming her from top to bottom. It was going to be a lengthy night.
The waxing moon shone through the window. He turned his head and met her stare. “I think it will be a long night.”
She giggled. “I should lie and tell you that you are being a foolish man, but I cannot. It is uncomfortable to share a bed with a stranger.”
“Is that what we are?”
“I barely know you.” Her heart jumped.
He smiled and rolled to his side, facing her. “And yet, I feel I have known you for years.”
“My brother, Brice, often writes me about his students. You were the topic of many stories when he trained you. Those letters got me through many desperate nights.”
He had an advantage over her. Her instincts told her to move away, but there was no place to go in the small bed, and the notion of spending the night on the floor did not appeal to her. “Where were you?”
“I had a commission in the army.”
“You fought the French?”
“Do not sound so surprised. France abandoned my family while England gave us a home. My loyalties are quite clear.”
He smiled. “Tell me about your suspicions of Shafton. We can talk until I am too tired to think about your stunning body lying just inches away under the blanket.”
His nearness distracted her from the seething anger that often returned at the mention of Shafton’s name. “You saw how he reacted during the meeting. Why would he become so unreasonable unless he had something to hide?”
“He is tasked with gaining intelligence. Perhaps he was merely deflecting the blame. He has had little success in finding vital information.”
Normally she’d feel the rise of fire in her belly. Anyone who defended that miserable nobleman was asking for a scolding from Lillian. Even so, his calm voice in the moonlight, the warmth of his body so close to hers, and the intimacy of the setting, it was as if a balm fell over her. “I believe there is more to it. Why does he not acknowledge his daughter’s life was saved or that the master was damaged in the ascension?”
“He did say he felt you had made the wrong choice in saving the countess rather than focusing on destroying the ritual.” He pushed a stray hair back from her cheek.
The touch set her body on fire. She swallowed the lump clogging her throat. “Do you believe that, Dorian?”
He closed his eyes briefly. Was he as affected by their closeness as she was? His dark gaze trapped her. “I have read the report several times. I don’t see how you could have acted in any other way. I believe Belinda was and is too valuable to The Company to be sacrificed without the assurance her death would bring us victory. Also, she was necessary to the success of the ascension. By removing her, you succeeded in damaging the master.”
He opened his mouth as if to say more, then closed it again and sighed.
He leaned in until his lips were only an inch from hers. “And the sound of my name on your lips in our current setting is the sweetest thing I have ever heard.”
She tried to back away, but the wall behind her gave her nowhere to go. “Dorian, I…”
He kissed the tip of her nose and smiled. “I know, Lilly, but you asked.”
A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.
A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.
Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.
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