May 5, 2010

Faith V Smith - Guest Blog and Contest

Many thanks to author Faith V Smith, such a sweetie, for visiting PVN and making me blush with her kind words.

A note from Faith V. Smith on her vampire heroes and what makes them tick.
[see contest details at end of post]

A dear friend of mine, Jen Akers, introduced me to Patricia Altner by email one night. She said she’d found Patricia’s website and I should check it out. That she’d emailed the author and thought I would enjoy talking to her. Well, guess what, I did. After talking with Patricia one night by phone, I felt like she too had become a dear friend. She asked me if I would be willing to talk a bit about my vampires in the first two books in my Bound By Blood, The Legends series on her blog, and I jumped at the chance!

In Kensington’s Soul, the first book, readers meet dark and brooding Zacke Kensington who is a detective in the Savannah Police Department, as well as a being a four hundred year old vampire. Zacke is not happy with his vampire heritage and seeks nothing more than to find a way to become mortal again. While he is exploring avenues to do just that, he meets the love of his life, Miranda James, a physician who moves his heart and soul. I think what makes Zacke different than a lot of the vampire heroes is that he really believes there is a God in Heaven, and is actively seeking a way to redeem his soul. Of course, I can’t divulge whether he succeeds or not…lol.

Now, Miles Dunbar in the second book, Dunbar’s Curse is a bit more relaxed about having fangs, but he is in a lot of ways like Zacke. They both served under an English King, fought side by side, and both were turned by the same vampiress.  Miles has the good boy, bad boy scenario down pat. He is good at making love to women, but when it comes to owning up to being a vampire to the woman he loves, he has a very strong case of cold fangs. I loved writing both Zacke and Miles stories. However, Miles was such a character I just had to let him do his own thing in Dunbar’s Curse

Now, where do I get my ideas? I’d have to say from various avenues. Kensington’s Soul came to me or at least the character did in a dream. The story of Miles was like a blast of imagination hitting me right in the face when I was at an RT convention several years ago. I think as an author I manage to see everyday things and turn them into something that is not so ordinary or at least I try.

The one thing I like about my vampire heroes is that they are truly not evil. They will fight to the death if need be to protect their loved ones, but they would prefer to live a good life and do what they can to stop evil in the world.

I love to write! It’s great to be able to move characters around on paper or screen and get them to do the right thing, or in some cases their own thing. It’s like opening a present one bow or piece of wrapping paper at a time. You never know what’s going to be in the box. I know I can start off with an outline and end up with an ending, I didn’t know was coming. I know that makes no sense but then again we are talking romance and when it comes to the heart, anything is possible.


One lucky commenter will win a pdf copy of Dunbar's Curse.

*To enter: Name an actor (just one) you would like to see play Zacke or Miles
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This contest closes May 19. Contest is international!


Christine H said...

I'd want Shawn Christian to play one of them. If you don't know him, your missing out. right now he's been on Days of our Lives for well over a year now. He is so Hot, What a body!! He's done other shows, but I'd want to lust after the vampires and it helps when they are gorgeous.

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mbreakfield said...

Gerard Butler needs to play one of them. He is yummy!
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Cathy M said...

I would pick Timothy Olyphant (Justified tv show) for Zacke. He has this beautiful southern drawl, and has interesting layers to him.

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jellybelly82158 said...

I would pick Shemar Moore (off of Criminal Minds) I think he would be great

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Viking Princess said...

Okay, I know what two books I'll be reading next week. I've only read your book Viking, go home but after reading about your sexy vampires I'm gonna give them a read. Being a southern girl from Alabama I love that the first book is set Savannah

k_sunshine1977 said...

johnny depp! growl....

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Faith V. Smith said...

Wow, all of you have such great ideas!!!!!! Thank you for joining me here! I have to tell you, Johnny Depp is one of my fav actors! So hot, so sexy as a

Viking Princess, good to see you here. Please let me know what you think of my vampire series!

I want to know how you all like the books, so never hesitate to get in touch with me!

I love new readers!


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BTW does anyone know the name of the model on the cover of Dunbar's Curse? He's sexy & I wanted to google him for more pictures ♥

Faith V. Smith said...

Hi Viking Princess,

No, I wished I did know the man's My cover artist came up with him.


Stella (Ex Libris) said...

+1 I would like to see Richard Armitage play Zackie, he can do tortured tall dark handsome and passionate like noone else!

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