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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Haven by Debbie Vaughan ♥ Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Paranormal Erotic Romance)

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A home of her own, a man of her own, her wedding day fast approaching is the life Connie Bennett had only dreamed about. She should be thrilled, right? So why isn't she? Excellent question!

The assorted shape-shifters, vampires and other government experiments she and her cohorts rescued from the FARM have been acclimated--mostly. An old acquaintance, Private Gary Vance, returns to make them rethink that comforting notion.

You'd think by now, Connie would realize life doesn't always go like you wish it would, or expect it to. But, even if she had, never in her wildest imaginings would she have predicted this!

A were-jaguar’s on the prowl. Posing as a kitten he’s taken in by Becky and even though all his powers are unknown, he’s accepted as just another experiment gone wrong. Way wrong!

As Raf, Terrell, Leeann and Jimmy make preparations for the upcoming nuptials; Connie can’t seem to keep her mind on the joyful event. What is mistaken for wedding anxiety turns to something far more sinister.

Private Vance has his own agenda. He plans to make Tom pay for all the agony he endured at the FARM and Connie is his tool of choice! Using his hypnotic pheromones to bend her to his will, Vance plans a wedding gift to die for.

It will take more than Raf to save the day and bring about a happy ending.
Your book Haven deals will all types of paranormal creatures. How did you get inspired to write this book?
I've always had a passion for "monsters." I see them differently than most. For me, they inspire pity rather than fear. Can you think of one who chose to be a different? That was my inspiration. I wanted to put a different spin on the paranormal, hopefully everyone will see part of themselves in my characters.

If you had to describe Haven in thirty words or less, what would you say?
While choices define us in the end only love can saves us.

What is your favorite paranormal creature?
Hands down...Vampires!

Which character from Haven would you say you can relate to the most? Why?
Connie, naturally! LOL I'm always my heroine when I write, that why I prefer first person. She has been through a lot of trauma in her life but rather than let it make her bitter and vindictive she has chosen to rise above it. She looks for the good in everyone.

What genre do you enjoy reading?
I really love urban fantasy especially if it has humor! I like things that go bump in the night. Truth be told, I'll read any genre that has great interaction between characters.

What are some of your favorite books? Television shows? Movies?
I love Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I have them all. (Some are even autographed!) MaryJanice Davidson's Undead Series is a riot! Charlaine Harris's Dead Series. Hum, I seeing a trend here....I've read the classics, too, and as with Betsy, Gone With the Wind is an all time favorite!

As far as television is concerned, I watch Castle without fail! I love Scandal, Rizzoli and Isles, and The Good Wife. At the risk of dating myself, I thought Moonlighting with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd was fantastic! I loved the dialog between their characters. That's what I strive to achieve in my books!

I don't go to movies often but when I do I look for one of three things: something funny that makes me forget everything for a while, something that really makes me think or one with great music. Loved Mama Mia, Hairspray and can't wait to see Jersey Boys! The Book Thief, 13 Years a Slave reminded me how inhumane humans can be. Bridesmaids and The Other Woman just made me laugh!

Were there any scenes that you deleted from the book, or any extras that you might want to share?
Only one scene was cut. I wrote the ending as a cliffhanger. Then I was reminded how much I hate that, so I cut it. Nope, you'll get no dirt from me. The sensor's might shut you down! Readers have suggested this series would make a great movie so if you know any producers....

Can you tell us a little bit about what you're working on now?
Wow! I have just started the 4th book in the Legacy Series. I'm working on what promises to be a sci-fi space epic and a contemporary suspense about internet dating. There's a couple of other ideas on the back-burner.

If you could tell readers anything about Haven, what would you say?
There is more to Haven if you are willing to look a little deeper. I hope it makes you think and of course, I want you to love it!
The sound of wolves howling seemed somehow comforting, even with the more exotic calls added to the mix. In the bright light of the full moon, the shadow of something huge darkened the snow on the front lawn. A chorus of girlish giggles drifted down to where I sat huddled in blankets on the porch, hot chocolate in hand. Leeann provided her version of “pony rides” to the girls; she was the pony, or rather, a dragon, a weredragon, at least for tonight. Becky and Fi shrieked as they dived toward the house. I loved to hear them laugh.
The girls asked for a unicorn, which unfortunately, wasn’t part of Leeann’s repertoire, yet. A polymorph, a shifter who changed into several different animals or combinations thereof, she gained an animal per year. Fiona, Leeann’s daughter, or more probably, her clone, might do the same when she hit puberty. Our adopted daughter Becky seemed like a normal little girl. But then again, so did Fi. Appearances are often deceiving. I had learned that lesson the hard way. The screen door banged shut and I turned to find Raf balancing a tray containing a cup, a steaming pot and a bowl of mini marshmallows.
“I thought you might need a refill. Aren’t you freezing?” he asked as he set the tray on the table. He hurriedly tossed the blanket aside preparing to crawl in. A growl emanated from within its depths. “Oh! You have a built in heater.” Ignoring the warning, he wiggled closer to the annoyed heat source.
His teeth chattered. Temperature variations didn’t bother most vampires, but Raf wasn’t your typical vampire, as a matter of fact, all indications were, he wasn’t one. He wrapped his hands around a cup of cocoa and sighed.
“Hey, what can I say? Willy loves to snuggle and his normal temperature is 102 degrees. That beats the hell out of 28.” Another growl came from the depths of the blanket as Raf sidled up to the warmth. Willy showed his disapproval at being the filling in our sandwich. “Hush Willy, you know you wouldn’t hurt Raf.” My dachshund loves him, not so surprising since he saved his life more than once. That…and you just couldn’t help love Raf.
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Raised by various relatives in rural Arkansas, a lack of wherewithal developed my sense of adventure and a vivid imagination.  My grandpa’s wagon became a royal coach, the plow horse my charger, and the barnyard animals magical creatures. I learned at an early age, my mind could take me wherever I wanted to go and make me whoever I wished to be.
As I grew reading took me to far-away lands and places, the past and the future.  I was hooked.
Content to read, it didn’t occur to me to try my hand at writing until years later.
In my early teens I discovered romance novels.  I loved historicals and strong, virile heroes.  Later I became interested in the paranormal.  I devoured Ann Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton and others in the genre and found one constant. I always preferred the monsters. While composing my junior and senior themes in high school I discovered my love of writing.
As I matured my ideas of what made a hero changed, as did my opinions of timid, meek heroines. No Pitiful Pearls for me, my girls have grit!
Still in rural Arkansas, I write with dogs at my feet.  Sometimes they weasel their way into my writing!
       
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10 comments :

  1. Thank you for having me today! I'm very excited about this tour and Haven.

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    1. Hi Debbie! The book sounds FANTASTIC! It was truly a pleasure learning about you and yours books!

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    2. The books in the Legacy Series are my favorites! I sure hope the readers feel the same.

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  2. sounds like an interesting read

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    1. Hi Louisamay!

      I sure hope you like it. Let me know!

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  3. Mega congrats on the release, Debbie. Connie and her friends are great characters. Looking forward to more stories from you.

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  4. Hi David! Thanks so much for your kind words. They mean a lot coming from you.

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  5. Lauren,

    Thanks for having me on today. It was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you also to everyone who stopped by and entered to win an e-copy of Naked secrets. Good luck!

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    1. Debbie, thank YOU! I hope to work with you again in the future!

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