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Monday, April 23, 2012

Bia Tanos


Book Title: Moonlit Destiny
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: XoXo Publishing
Links to purchase:
1. Amazon

Blurb: As leader of The Executioners and founder of The Alliance, Quinn Stone is bound by duty to his race. Spending more time fighting than he does in a woman's presence, the warrior is one of eight vampires who have sworn to protect their people against an organization of scientists set out to capture them and clone their genetics for the advancement of humanity.

Dia Manaret is the owner of a ghost tour company and has always been inexplicably captivated by all things occult- especially vampires. When their paths collide on a sultry night in Miami Beach, they are irresistibly drawn to one another by the power of a prophecy. Yet as she delves deeper into his world, she becomes a target for his enemies.

Although Dia is familiar with the darkness of vampires, the evil side of her own species is something she knows nothing about. Now, Quinn's desire to protect his race is matched by his passion for Dia. In a battle to defend everything he loves, danger and romance ignite as his strength is put to the ultimate test.


Review:
Reviewer: Sarah

I love to read paranormal books and from reading the blurb, I knew that it fit what I like to read. From the beginning it grabbed my attention and dragged me in. The twists and turns were so well written it kept me locked to the screen, refusing to put it down for anything!! I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed reading Ms. Tanos’ work. I felt like I was almost hovering over the characters, literally pulled into the book, experiencing everything they did.

Without giving anything away, I love the detail that she put into the characters. You can literally see them jumping from the pages. I have read several big name authors, and some newer authors, and I was completely blown away at how well this book contends with some of the names you see popping up on the New York Times bestseller list.

She is an excellent author and I would highly recommend her books to all my friends. I hope she keeps the series going.

Interview:

  1. Tell us a little bit about how Moonlit Destiny came to life. What inspired the story?
Moonlit Destiny was originally a short story I had written a few years ago; to be used as a storyline for a role-playing group I had at the time. The theme wasn’t very cohesive for demons (what it was created for), so I altered it from demons to vampires. Of course, many additions and changes were made along the way. It wasn’t a romance story in the beginning.

  1. Who is your favorite character and what makes them so memorable to you?
My favorite character is Phoenix. His background is rooted in Gaelic mythology and demonology, which are two of my favorite subjects. That, and his personality is a well-balanced mix of suave womanizer with a killer sense of humor. Who doesn’t fall in love with that?

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what made you decide to write.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve written short stories and poetry. Some of them have been published in various school projects, and a few have won academic awards. My imagination runs wild, and it pours out on paper. Since writing is a form of catharsis for me, it’s rewarding to not only share my creativity, but to be able to express myself through the many characters and stories. Writing wasn’t so much a decision as it was a need.

  1. Any advice for aspiring authors?
I’m an aspiring author myself, so I’m sure that there are others out there who have a wealth of advice to share. Speaking solely from personal experience, I’d say to not give up. It’s a challenging industry to break into, and the road is paved with works that will never see the light of day. Just have faith in your writing and keep on keepin’ on.

  1. Where is the best place to follow your work?
Oh goodness, I’m everywhere. From Twitter to Goodreads and places in between. However, the two main sources are my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Author.Bia.Tanos, or my blog, www.biatanos.com.

  1. Any additional comments?
Yes. I’d like to thank author Allison Cassatta for all of her support, encouragement and inspiration. Since meeting her, she’s been a constant source for all things positive. I can’t display enough gratitude for her, but I try, every chance I get. J



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