Interview with romance author Linda Nightingale

My
special guest today is Linda Nightingale
and we’re talking about two of her paranormal sci-fi romance audiobooks, Morgan
D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody and Love for Sale.



During
her virtual book tour, Linda 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.

Bio:

Born in South Carolina, Linda has
lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston. She’s
seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse
trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.
Linda has won
several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award
and the SARA Merritt. She retired from a career as a retired legal assistant,
just joined the Houston BMW Club, and the stars in her crown—two wonderful
sons. In a former life, she must have had to walk everywhere because today she
is into transportation with fine taste in expensive horses and hot cars! She
likes to dress up and host formal dinner parties.


Please share a little bit about your
current release.

Now
in audiobook as well as print and eBook, Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody, a
paranormal, follows a vampire on a journey through his loves over the
centuries. The book is comprised of short stores, each with a different
heroine.



The
greatest enemy of a vampire is boredom. Four centuries of existence have taught
Lord Morgan Gabriel D’Arcy to fear nothing and no one. Humans and their weapons have little chance
against his preternatural speed and arcane powers. Vampires are viral mutations
of human DNA. Still, the Vampyre code requires secrecy, and he has learned to
hide his nature from the world. The lure of mortality, of a life in the sun,
puts Morgan again and again at the mercy of calculating human women though they
fail to consider his charm and determination into the equation. However, even
grooming a future bride from infancy proves to be fraught with heartbreak. And
second chances are not always what they seem unless… you are Morgan.
Immortality and beauty, aren’t they grand?

Love for Sale is a sci-fi romance about
a disillusioned dreamer and her perfect man—a sentient android
indistinguishable from human. March signs on the dotted line buying Christian.
Soon, they are embroiled in lies and secrets that threaten their
happiness—indeed their lives.



March
Morgan still believes in true love, but her faith in finding her soul mate is
slowly vanishing. She’s been married but never in love. So, it is a miracle to
find that fantasy exists on the last page of a glossy women’s journal. Mayfair
Electronics, Ltd., in black and white, offers Love for Sale. The London firm
has engineered sentient androids indistinguishable from humans. She flies to
England and meets the man she has been searching for her entire life.



Christian
requires no programming to love March at first sight. He’s handsome,
cultured…absolutely perfect…and a little different from the other androids. He
has an unexpected independent streak. March signs on the dotted line, buying
her dream man. They return to Houston, but soon her past and his future
threaten their Happily Ever After—indeed their lives.

What inspired you to write this book?
Rhapsody is a companion book to
Sinners’ Opera, Morgan’s and
Isabeau’s story. They are the hero and heroine in Sinners’ Opera. (more about that later). It tells of Morgan’s love
affairs over the century…until he finally meets his soul mate, Isabeau.
Love for Sale was inspired by the
early robots. I wondered what androids that were totally like humans would be
like. My Muse awoke, and we imagined an answer. Love for Sale began life as a short story and won first place in
the Houston Writers Guild short story contest.

Excerpt from Rhapsody:

“I didn’t expect to be
greeted by an English lord when I applied for the Andorra position.” She
swirled the red wine in her glass. “I must say I am more than intrigued. If my
situation at the Institut were such
that I could volunteer my services…”
“I’m quite willing to
pay.” I nodded to the sommelier. “Pour,
please.”
He delivered a new
glass, filling it with a wine to compliment the starter. I wished I could taste
the white Bordeaux, but I’d be violently ill. With my fresh glass, I saluted my
savior. Some god somewhere had answered my prayer. She gave me a stunning
smile, raising her wine stem in acknowledgment.
I returned my untouched
beverage to the table. “I have a few questions, if I may.”
She inclined her head,
the mellow light caressing her glossy auburn hair. Amusement twinkled in her
eyes. Dr. Wolfe was fully aware she had ambushed me, gaining the temporary
advantage.
“I’m sure you know this
is a dangerous adventure. Of greater importance, to me, you must keep
everything you learn in the strictest confidence.”
She frowned. “The Institut is, of course, interested in
the Andorran tragedy. I’d thought to use my findings in my work.”
“That’s quite
impossible.”
“Why does an English
nobleman wish to research anthrax?” She sipped her wine, never breaking eye
contact. “As you say, the mission is perilous.”
“That, and other
revelations, will come in time. If you commit to the position, you will be
required to sign a confidentiality agreement.”
Amber shouldered back
in her chair, crossed her arms, and stared into the distance. I studied the
emotions flitting across her face. She was more than interested but not
thrilled with the need for secrecy. The whisper of conversation and clink of
silverware on china intruded on the sudden quiet as my companion considered the
demands of the job. Her pupils dilated, darkening her eyes. Deep in thought,
she was truly lovely.
She roused, tossing me a coquettish glance. “You
had no idea I’d be a woman, and I didn’t dream my employer would be so
handsome, Lord D’Arcy.”
Since
both are audiobooks, here are the links to visit my website for audio excerpts:
Love for Sale:           http://lindanightingale.com/love-for-sale/

What exciting story are you working on
next?

I’m
actually working on a vampire novel called Sinners’
Waltz
. It’s the prequel to Sinners’
Opera
and Sinners’ Obsession,
both published by a Canadian publisher. The rights on Sinners’ Opera just
reverted to me, and I’ve sent it to my editor at TWRP. Sinners’ Waltz follows
Morgan’s final years as a mortal and his mutation into a vampire.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

When
my first book, Gemini Rising, was
published. It has since been reissued as Her
Brother’s Wife
by Bianca Swan (pen name for my erotic romance) and released
by Lot’s Cave Publishing.

Do you write full-time?

Yes.
I retired in 2014 from a career as a legal assistant.
If so,
what’s your work day like?
I don’t write every day. I write when my Muse
whispers in my ear.
If not,
what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
Promote,
or so it seems..

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?

All
of them. I’m quirky. No, seriously, I overuse ‘glide’. Everybody in my books
glides instead of walk, run, etc. I also like to have Morgan tossing his
‘mane’.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

A
writer.

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?

If
you can’t tell by reading about Morgan, I love tall blond men with long hair
and blue eyes. Know any?



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10 thoughts on “Interview with romance author Linda Nightingale

  1. James Robert says:

    I enjoy these tours and have found some awesome books for my sisters and daughters so thank you so very much. Thanks also for the great giveaway and the opportunity to win.

  2. Bernie Wallace says:

    What is your favorite all time book? Congrats on the book release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  3. Nightingale says:

    Bernie, I guess if I had to choose one book it would be Dorian Gray, but from so many from which to choose…

  4. Nightingale says:

    I would like to thank everyone who visited and took the time to comment. It's always nice to have company! I wish you each and everyone a splendid week and a better weekend!

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