Interview with paranormal romantic suspense author Barbra E. Ross

Author Barbra E. Ross joins me today to chat
about her new paranormal romantic suspense, A
Mortal Indiscretion; Author’s Cut.

During her virtual book tour, Barbra
will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card
to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your
chances of winning, feel free to visit
her other tour stops
and enter there, too.
Welcome, Barbra. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Michigan and am a nurse by day,
lover of fiction at night. 



When people ask me what my book is about, I pause a
moment because it is not so simple to describe. It is a vampire romance, I say
and then, I pray that doesn’t scare them away. Because what are books really? I
believe that books are a way to escape the daily routines of life.


I wanted to take an ordinary man and put him in fantastic
situations. To bring a bit of fantasy down to reality. It is a love story at
its heart. If I can take the reader on a journey and give them a laugh, cry, or
simply bring a smile to their face, then it is all worth it. This story helped
me through rough times in my life, and I can only hope it will do the same for
the reader.


Please share a little bit about your current release.
This is the first book in a series.
It is the story of Justin, a mortal man that happens to fall in love with a
woman unlike any other. What he does not know is that she is a vampire. It is
the story of their love.
What
inspired you to write this book?
I really wanted to create a
different kind of vampire romance that gives the readers an experience where
they feel as though it is happening before their eyes.
Excerpt
from A Mortal Indiscretion; Author’s Cut:
Chapter 7 excerpt.
“Yes Justin. And then, maybe you will go
running to that girl. Maybe you should go after her right now. There may still
be a chance.”
“No. I don’t run away. That is your thing.”
She sighed and sat on the edge of the bed,
naked. She turned her back to me. I looked at her back, so sexy. Shoulders
strong and defined. She had her arms across her chest. She knew I was going to
ask the questions. I think she was mentally preparing herself for the blows.
“Go ahead Justin. Ask.”
“First of all… You’re not gonna tell me that
you have to work in the morning, are you? Because I ain’t falling for that shit
anymore,” I said. It just slipped out of my mouth. Like I didn’t have a filter
between my brain in my mouth.
“No. I suppose you would not.” She turned to
look at me.
“And you are staying here with me, right? I am
going to have the pleasure of your company during the day? Right?” I pressed,
as I felt my anger rising.
“Yes, I will stay. But I cannot go out with
you during the day. You will have to keep the shades drawn. It is just not that
simple to explain,” she kept her head down as she spoke these words.
“Fine. I can handle that. Tell me, what
exactly would happen if I did open the shades Ambra?”
“I would burn up and die,” she stated, flatly.
“What are you Ambra? Are you ready to tell me
to my face now?” I was insistent. “Because I really need to know.”
“I am…” She started and then, she became
silent again.
“Say it, dammit! I want to hear you say it to
me,” I was really getting pissed.
“I am a monster,” she whispered.
“What? What kind of monster? You tell me God
dammit!” I yelled.
“A vampire,” she said it so quietly, keeping
her back to me.
“You turn around and say it to my face. You
have kept this from me for so long. I want you to look me in the eye! I deserve
it!” I grabbed her shoulders as I yelled at her. She turned to me, tears
flowing down her cheeks.
“Justin, I am a vampire.”
What
exciting story are you working on next?
I am currently working on the third
installment in the series called Zeus. It is an epic tale, involving time travel
with a backdrop in Ancient Greece and Rome.
When
did you first consider yourself a writer?
When readers began to contact me,
and tell me how much they enjoyed my story. I did a book signing event at
Barnes and Noble with other local authors and a fan came just to meet me. I was
very touched.
Do
you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day like? If not, what do you do
other than write and how do you find time to write?
I am a dialysis nurse full time. I
write on my days off. It is hard sometimes when I am working overtime. But, I
set a schedule and stick to it, writing as much as I can when I have free time.
What
would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I really try to bring my characters
down to earth, make them believable, as if they were one of us. I think it is
important to care about the characters. I have seen many films, and read many
books where the story was good, but I just did not care what happened to the
characters. I want to feel what they feel or at least understand how they could
feel that way. So, when I write, I try to become them, and respond the way they
would.
As a
child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I really wanted to write and direct
films.
Anything
additional you want to share with the readers?
I just want to thank them for giving
my book a chance. And thank you for the chance to be on your blog.
Links:
Thank
you for being a guest on my blog today!


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15 thoughts on “Interview with paranormal romantic suspense author Barbra E. Ross

  1. Barbra E Ross says:

    Thank you so much for having me here! I am working today, but will check back to answer any questions if needed!

  2. Bernie Wallace says:

    What is the best book that you have read in the past month. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  3. Barbra E Ross says:

    Thank you Edgar!

    I have to say Joseph, that I have not read a book in the last month since i have been writing. But the last book i loved was the Game of Thrones, story of fire and ice.

    I tried to reply to all of your questions individually but it would not let me reply to each questions. Sorry!

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