We’re lucky enough to have Randy Alexander share some of her thoughts and insight with us.
Are Vampires Dead? Randi Alexander Shares her Vampire Cowboy – and a Giveaway!
Thanks so much for hosting me today. I follow the blog, and I love reading the reviews you post. While I rarely have time to read any books at all, I never miss a Black Dagger Brotherhood story. Love those vampires!
My one foray into writing paranormal was unexpectedly successful. I entered a short story contest at All Romance eBooks in 2011, and was very surprised when I made the first cut of 32 stories. I was even more shocked when I finished fourth in the contest. The story, This Cowboy Bites, is part of an anthology that you can download free from ARE
The response to this story was so positive, I considered writing a series of cowboy vampire stories. I came up with a general plot – the vampire cowboys (and cowgirls) take over a small town in Texas and buy up all the ranches in the area. They mix and mingle with the locals in couples and threesomes. I even had a town name picked out; Recluse.
When I brought the idea to an agent, the prognosis wasn’t good. She considered vampires a difficult sell, and didn’t see the market for them coming back any time soon. So, I tucked my nine story ideas away along with the little diagram of the town I’d constructed, and the map of all the ranches waiting to be taken over by my cowboys.
After re-reading This Cowboy Bites just now, I really miss the creativity of designing my own paranormal world where my cowboys can do mystical, superhuman things. I’d love to write a story or two and see if they’re well received. What’s your opinion? Are vampires still interesting? Should I dig up my cowboy vampire plots and go for it, or leave them in their coffins?
Book Blurb of Chase and Seduction:
Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything–and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.
Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.
Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?
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Chase and Seduction Excerpt: “Woman! Don’t make me come after you!”
Reno straightened, showing him her profile. “You could never catch me, old man.”
“Old?” Chase leapt to his feet, and she jerked, dropping the flower. “I’ll show you old.” He stalked toward her.
She let out a shriek and bolted in the opposite direction, laughing crazily.
He took a hop then ran hard and fast. He was upon her in seconds. Grabbing her around the waist, he lifted her off her feet. “There’s no getting away from me, Reno.”
She slapped at his hands. “Let me go, you evil letch.”
He released her only to take one wrist, bend and grasp her opposite knee, and lift her over his shoulder in a fireman’s carry, her warm skin rubbing against his, kindling a fire in each nerve she touched.
She squealed and laughed. “Chase, you put me down.”
Dominating her this way sent a rush of desire through him, making her weight feel like a feather as he strode back to their blanket. Reaching up, he swatted her behind. “You hush now.”
Her indrawn breath was followed by a soft moan. “And if I don’t hush?”
He spanked her again, harder, and she whimpered, a sound he recognized as pleasure. His woman liked a little discipline. And he’d enjoy giving it. A fresh surge of blood pulsed into his groin as he visualized how he wanted her. On her hands and knees in front of him.
At their blanket, he set her down, and when she turned to scamper off again, he held her wrist. “Uh uh. The only place you’re going is on your knees.”
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Head to my website to read the entire first chapter.
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“Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied”
-Chase and Seduction is Book 1 of the Hot Country Series, and is available digitally at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, and in paperback at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Createspace