Saturday, 20 April 2013

Character Interview by Tracey Sinclair + Giveaway

Character Interview
by Tracey Sinclair

So, Cassandra, tell us a little bit about Dark Dates…

Well, strictly between us – we’re very discreet, so we don’t like to shout about it – Dark Dates is a dating agency with a difference. We cater to humans and vampires who want to get together for love, adventure or feeding. I started it a few years back after I dated a vampire myself for a while, and it really took off after Twilight and True Blood when suddenly everyone wanted their own vampire.

Isn’t it dangerous?

Well, the vampires tend not to be – London has been at peace for decades and the way they keep that peace is to not kill people, so they rely on consensual feeding. Anyone breaking that rule will find that the vampires take a very robust line in self-regulation… Though I must admit lately my business has taken more than its fair share of knocks, not least when someone tried to blow up one of my parties.


Blow up…?

I know, right? You try to just make a living and suddenly you find yourself in the middle of a supernatural war. Though honestly, the way my life is going lately that’s starting to seem like just another day at the office.

Wow. OK. So, other than vampires, do you cater for any other supernatural creatures?

Yes, we’re very open. My colleague Medea is a witch, and her girlfriend is a shifter, and my sort-of ex-sort-of-boyfriend is… well, let’s just say he’s definitely not entirely human, so there’s no bias against any species. Though I am slightly wary of werewolves as I’ve heard they can be a little lacking in impulse control…

We hear that one of London’s most powerful vampires is a regular at your events…

Ah, yes, that would be Laclos, 1000 years of ego in the body of a rock star. He can usually be counted on to make an appearance – I think he likes the attention. You can spot him a mile off because he’s the one strutting around as if he owns the place and acting like he’s the hottest thing in the room. Which he usually is, but please don’t encourage him, he’s big-headed enough.

We also heard that a certain hunter takes a very personal interest in your business…

Oh, God. Cain. Yup, it definitely adds a frisson of danger when you’re running a dating agency for vampires but at the same time you’re having an on-off relationship with one of the world’s fiercest hunters, who believes all vampires should be staked on sight. Luckily the fact that London is peaceful has stopped him doing anything too drastic… yet. Though I start to get nervous every time Laclos and Cain are in the same room…


Tracey Sinclair works as freelance copywriter, editor and legal directories consultant. A diverse and slightly wandering career has included writing factsheets for small businesses, creating web content for law firms, subtitling film and TV and editing one of the UK’s largest legal directories. A keen blogger, she regularly writes for online theatre site Exeunt and science fiction site Unleash the Fanboy and her blog Body of a Geek Goddess was shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan Blogger Awards 2011. Her work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and her short play Bystanders was premiered in 2011 as part of the CP Players New Writing Season at Baron’s Court Theatre, London. She has published two small press books (Doll and No Love is This, both Kennedy & Boyd) and is now dipping a toe in the digital self-publishing world with her new urban fantasy novel, Dark Dates.

Contact Tracey at her websiteblog / Twitter / Goodreads

Wolf Night by Tracey Sinclair

Book #2 in the Cassandra Bick Chronicles series

After narrowly averting a supernatural war in London, Cassandra Bick just wants life to get back to normal. Or as normal as life can be when you run a dating agency for vampires, your best friend is a witch and the oldest, strongest and sexiest vampire in town is taking a very personal interest in your business. But when a vicious new supernatural enemy threatens her friends, Cass finds herself once again fighting for the fate of her city – and having to face some demons of her own.

Snarky, sexy and fast paced, Wolf Night will leave you breathless.

GIVEAWAY RULES:

Tracey has generously offered an ebook copy of Wolf Night to a lucky commenter!


All you need to do is leave a comment and tell us: who is your favourite vampire or other urban fantasy or paranormal romance character?

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 4 May 2013!

Good luck!

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