Monday, January 14, 2013

Character Interview: If Wishes Were Shadows

Meet the stars of IF WISHES WERE SHADOWS: Adam, Calinda, and George William as interviewed by their creator, A. Sangrey Black!
I'd like to start by thanking the three of you for stopping by this evening to talk about yourselves and your first story in the Shadows series, IF WISHES WERE SHADOWS. I've met all of you before, but many of the readers are probably new to your universe. This is for them.
Adam: Of course. We're honored to be your guests as you are our progenitor.
GW: You've always got to use the biggest possible words, don't you? Show off.
Calinda: *sighs* Thanks for having us, Sangrey. As you can see, the boys are… well, the boys. But we'll try to focus, right guys? For the readers? They do pay the bills, after all.
Adam: There's no need to chastise me, Calinda. It is George William who acts like a five year old who has indulged in too many sweets. This kind of behavior is how he ended up in the position in which you found him the first time you met.
Calinda: *flushes* Uh, yeah. That was a little different. Let's save that for the story, okay? And Will, please? Don't antagonize Adam. We're in public.
GW: All the better. *smirk*
Adam: Insolent brat.
GW: Overblown pratt.
Okay, let's try to focus. I have a few questions I'd like each of you to answer so the readers can get to know you better. I tried to find some that were off the beaten path, so we can learn some things a standard chat might not reveal.
Calinda: Great. That's why we're here. *she flashes the male vampires a pointed look*
Adam: Don't challenge me, Calinda. I expect it from George William, but I don't appreciate this kind of attitude from you.
GW: *snorts*
Adam & Calinda: Shut up, George William.
SO. How about a simple one to start with: your names, and how you like to be addressed.
Adam: My full given name is Adrastus Caesar Adamus Soranus. In the modern era among humans, I identify myself as Adam Straton.
GW: You cut off three pompous names and added an extra one.
Adam: One more snide remark and we're going to have a scene.
GW: Promise? You know how I like it in public.
Book Description:
Calinda Byer is all assertiveness in her daytime life, but when it comes to the bedroom, she leaves her will at the door with her clothes. Her vampire Dom, Adam Straton, refuses to turn her until she has witnessed the darker side of immortality and the true depths of his sexuality -- including his male vampire lover.  A weekend at his country estate promises dark, twisted delights the likes of which Calinda could never have imagined. All she has to do is use the safe word, and she can return to the "normal" world alone. But will she?

Title: If Wishes Were Shadows
Series: The Shadows Series, #1
Author: A. Sangrey Black
Genre: Paranormal, Erotica, Menage (m/m/f), BDSM, Vampire,
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
Words: Approx. 14,000

Purchase: Cobblestone Press |

His kiss was a shock—gentle, sweet, beguiling rather than forceful. He teased her lips open with his tongue, probing within, making love to her mouth in a way that seemed foreign to the scene they were in. She lost herself and threw her arms around him, grinding her lace-bound breasts against his chest, her aching crotch against his erection. Just a little more…the kisses, his body, if he would just touch her, just show that small

mercy, it would be enough.
He pulled away abruptly, his expression shadowing once more, searing her with the red rage flashing in his eyes. He returned and began the kissing again, but roughly now, biting her lips, around her chin and jaw, tickling the fine hairs behind her ears and down her neck. Calinda was almost hyperventilating, her breath ragged then stopping entirely, her lungs frozen with the foreign sensation. Now and then he nicked little wounds in her flesh with his fangs, just a pinprick of pain, but the sensation of Adrastus licking and sucking away each one drove her ever closer to madness.

“Please, Adam, God, please!” she cried, arching her back toward him, reaching out to clutch at him, fighting to take control.

He stepped out of her reach. “Ah, now, you’ve failed me again, Calinda. I gave no permission to touch me. You must be punished.”

Before she had a chance to wonder what that meant, Adrastus hooked the tips of his fingers in the low neckline of her dress and tore downward with supernatural strength, ripping the thin cotton of the dress and the corset away, leaving her in nothing but the stiff lace of the panties. The chill of the room, her out-of-control arousal, and her lingering fear sent a frisson of goose bumps rioting over her entire body. She whimpered in helplessness and frustration, unable to force herself to stay either silent or still as commanded.

The exquisite punishment was worse than any pain her imagination could have conjured. He kept on nibbling, feasting on her, making tiny cuts over every inch of her body except any place where she so desperately wanted to be touched. 

About the Author:

Alexia enjoys the darker side of entertainment, including literature from the classic gothic style to the modern horror novel, erotica and romance that walks in the shadows off the beaten path. She loves horror movies both psychological and gory, and nurses a fascination for and dedication to the rights and practices of alternative lifestyles. What two or more adults do in the privacy of their dungeon is her... rather THEIR business. Vampires are her great fictional (or are they?) love, but all things that hunt the night, human or otherwise, forever capture her imagination and demand that she tell their stories. A denizen of the Adirondack Mountains of New York, there are plenty of legends, ghost stories, and creepy happenings in the deep forests and abandoned caves to keep her writing for the rest of her life.

A. Sangrey Black also writes more mainstream paranormal romance and urban fantasy as H.A. Fowler. She loves to hear from readers of both styles, so feel free to drop her a line or visit her blog or Facebook.