romance author Maya Tyler is here
today and we’re chatting about her new book, A Vampire’s Tale.
virtual book tour, Maya will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble
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Maya Tyler, wife and mother of two boys, writes paranormal
romance with a twist. Her debut novella Dream Hunter was released in
December 2014. Her second novel A Vampire’s Tale released on March 22,
2017. She’s a romantic and believes in happily-ever-after. Being an author is
her lifelong dream. She enjoys reading, music (alternative rock, especially
from the 90’s), yoga, movies and TV, and spending her free time writing and
blogging at Maya’s Musings.
A Vampire’s Tale focuses on heroine Marisa Clements who is a struggling
writer. Unknown to her, a paranormal skeptic, a vampire has been influencing
her life path. This is not any ordinary vampire. Corgan Halton is ancient and
powerful with the ability to see the future. He wants to tell his story and end
his life. He chooses Marisa to author his tale. But his presence in her life
puts her into danger, the helpless target for Corgan’s enemies. It takes a
coordinated group (of wizards and vampires) effort to fight the enemy. During
the progression of the story, Marisa and Corgan fall in love – the emotions
intensified by the high-pressure, dangerous situation they find themselves in.
What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always been fascinated with vampires. I’ve read the books, and watched
countless movies and TV shows about them. They are fascinating creatures and,
despite their blood-thirsty, murderous natures, Hollywood casts them as heroes.
Every author has their own version. From “sleep in a coffin during the day and
hunt at night” to the possibilities of day-walking and reproduction. Than you
factor in their interactions with other supernaturals… I think some of the
concepts bear more merit than others so I, too, created my own version.
raced… “This is unbelievable.”
smirked. “The little you actually know about vampires?”
information, I can tell the difference between truth and the Hollywood version.”
her with a raised eyebrow.
insisted. “No coffins, blood with healing properties, flying, super speed, super
strength, immortal, mind-reading, fortune-telling, death by sun…” She looked at
him and tilted her head. “Why couldn’t I compel you to leave my apartment that
if that’s what you’d really wanted.”
the home of a vampire then?”
property is in the name of an undead.”
holy water, wooden stakes…”
you thinking of doing me in?”
in horror. “I would never—”
What exciting story are you working on
My next project may very well be a sequel to A Vampire’s Tale… I’m also working on a prequel to my first
paranormal romance Dream Hunter.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
first became published in 2014. Before I published a book, I wrote stories and
I blogged, but it was more of a hobby. I still write as a past-time, but now I
have an author platform – website, blog, social media presence – and it’s
evolved into more than a sideline project.
Do you write full-time? If not, what do
you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I don’t write full-time… I have two busy little boys who occupy most of my
time. My family is definitely my priority. I make time for other interests like
rock concerts and musical theatre. Writing time is carved out of “my time” either
early morning or after the kids go to bed.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk? I love clichés and often work them into my stories, even if
they are ultimately omitted during editing.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up? Writer, actress, lawyer, in that order. I ended up going to
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