Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Simply Sexy Stories Welcomes Robin Badillo!

NG: I’m welcoming author Robin Badillo today on Simply Sexy Stories! Let's jump right in! What genre(s) do you write and why?

RB: I write paranormal romance and mostly deal with vampires. I do have a short story being published in a couple of months that’s a contemporary romance set in Texas, and have a couple mainstream romances in my “need to be polished” file that I hope to submit soon, but for now, I’m sticking with the vampires.

NG: Describe your writing process...careful plotter, laid back pantster or combination of both?

RB: For me, a story will just come to me as a conversation between two characters, then begins to unravel in my mind until a general story plays out in my head. I have a mental picture of the plot and just start writing. The details just sort of evolve as I go along. Technically that makes me a pantster. As far as accuracy with some of the details, well that requires research, but still it occurs as needed as the plot develops.

NG: Why are you drawn to vampires?

RB: Mmmm, vampires are sexy. I love the romantic notion of the dangerous liaisons when love hinges on the edge between life and death and no one is immune to fate or the path destiny has chosen.

NG: Out of all the vampire movies/tv shows which vampire is your favorite and why?

RB: I love me some Damon Salvatore played by Ian Somerhalder from the WB’s Vampire Diaries! He’s a bad, bad boy and I like him that way.

But, truly, I think it’s because he’s broken and I have this uncontrollable desire to fix him.

NG: What do you 'see' more clearly the setting or characters in your stories?

RB: The characters hands down. After they’re in my head, then they start to tell me where they’re from and where they want to be. It’s my job to get them there.

NG: What are you reading right now?

RB: Currently, I am hopping around. When I have a chance to read, I try to change up the genre. So one day when I turn my Kindle on, I may be reading some action packed erotic romance, and the next time I may choose something sweet. Honestly, I would give anything just to be a stronger reader so I could finish a book in one sitting and get through my ever growing TBR list.

NG: What are you working on for the 2011?

RB: 2011 is a whirlwind year already…and we’re barely three months in. I have made a decision to complete the current WIP for my publisher which will finish up the Blood Hunter Trilogy, and then dedicate myself to polishing those other manuscripts that have been filed away for nearly a year now. I am vowing not to start writing a new book until the ones I already have written are in a publishing queue somewhere, in line to be unleashed into the world. I owe it to them and myself to give them a shot at being loved.

NG: Excellent goal Robin! Let's talk about your latest release Blood Hunter-The Beginning. In five sentences or less, share what The Beginning is about.

RB: In a nutshell, Blood Hunter-The Beginning is about a vendetta woven from the threads of deceit and a young man’s guilt over the tragic loss of both his parents all in the same day. Boy meets girl… girl is a vampire… boys life is turned upside down, but not before love finds its way into their hearts and changes their worlds forever. The story offers a new twist on “Love Thy Enemy.”

NG: What inspired you to pen this sexy tale?

RB: Raven Price, a vampire, appeared to me one day, standing all alone in a dark forest while she stalked a deer. From there, every move she made, I saw.
A little while later, somewhere in the very same forest, a human, Thorne Abbott, called to me and so his story began to take shape as well. Their love sprang up one page at a time, until they had come full circle and told their tale. I was just along for the ride.

NG: Describe the heroine and hero in three words.

RB: Raven: Spunky, flawed, honest
Thorne: Well intentioned, loyal, determined

NG: Give me three reasons readers will love Blood Hunter-The Beginning.

RB: I think readers will enjoy this book because it’s a story fuelled by raw emotions and offers all the elements of true romance. There’s action, lies, betrayal and of course some pretty awesome sex. But most of all, it’s a story about betting your heart when you have nothing left to lose.

NG: The Beginning sounds amazing! Anything else you'd like to share?

RB: I would like to thank all of my readers for staying loyal and for encouraging me to write more. If it weren’t for them all of this hard work wouldn’t mean a thing. Thank you all!!!

NG: Robin, thank you so much for stopping by Simply Sexy Stories!

Blurb: When loving your enemy comes with a price so steep, you have to bet your heart just to stay in the game.

For thirty years, Raven Prince has lived just fine with no mate and no hassles. The carefree vampire, happy to be the odd-girl-out in a small, close-knit coven, lusts for one thing and one thing only—human blood. The more handsome the snack, the happier she is.

Thorne Abbott, on the other hand, only has a taste for the blood of the vampire that savagely murdered his father eleven years before. The determined human won’t rest until that craving is satisfied, even if it means getting himself killed in the process.

A sexy game of pool in a small town bar throws a wrench in both of their plans and ignites a flame so hot, neither could have extinguished even if they wanted to.
The hunter and the hunted battle with themselves and each other as passion, love and a quest for truth sends them on a deadly mission that’s sure to either destroy them…or set them free.

Can lovers from different worlds manage to see past their differences, or are there good reasons why the two species should never unite?

Will it be friend or foe that goes bump in the night?

Caution! Steamy Excerpt Below:
Thorne’s face burned hot as he left her standing in the doorway. He galloped down the stairs and returned to the kitchen. Without a second thought, he poured himself a tall glass of bourbon. What in the hell am I doing?

The burn warmed his throat as he gulped down two more glasses. His nerves were just about shot. The thoughts that plagued him were about to drive him crazy. He couldn’t get the image of Raven standing under a stream of hot steaming water out of his head. Her dark hair falling in her face, her full ruby lips, plump and soft, kept his mind enthralled somewhere it never should have been.

She couldn’t be anything more than a pawn in his quest for justice. She was a vampire and he wasn’t. Falling into the same trap his father had, would only destroy him and what was left of his family. Raven was beautiful, there was no doubt about it, but she wasn’t human and there was no way around that.

No matter what his imagination conjured up, Thorne had to fight it as hard as he could. A viper took in his father and although certain Raven was nothing like that, she was what she was.

He tried to convince himself the road he chose was for the best. He gripped the counter firmly. This attraction to her is nothing, and I can get through the next several days just fine.

“Your soups boiling over,” Raven called out from behind him.

Thorne jumped at the unexpected sound of her voice.

“Oh crap!” he exclaimed as he yanked the hot lid off the Dutch oven. He hissed as the handle burned the palm of his hand. He dropped it and it clanked loudly as it bounced onto the floor.

Raven flew to his side and grabbed his hand. In an instant, she held it under a cold stream of water in the sink.

Thorn winced from the pain that seared across his palm.

“It’s not too bad.” She lifted his hand closer to her face and examined it closely. Rather maternally, as if by instinct, she softly pressed her lips to the burn, gently kissing it.

Thorne froze as her pursed lips touched his skin. Her cool mouth soothed the burn instantly. She looked up at him and with a slow motion, extended her tongue and softly licked the burn. A cold rush rippled across the injury and all pain immediately subsided.

“What—What did you do?” he whispered in disbelief.

“It’s all better now,” she replied still holding his hand close to her mouth.

Thorne, captivated by her touch, pulled his hand back just enough to skim his index finger across her bottom lip, and then slowly slipped it into her pink cool mouth. He held his breath.

Raven’s tongue wrapped around it as she intently stared into his eyes.

Thorne ran his finger along the edge of her teeth until he found the point where her fangs would slip down. He studied her reaction.

Raven closed her eyes. Her tongue slid farther down his finger and she moaned, as she tasted him. Slowly, her pristine white fangs dropped from their hiding place above her gum-line.

Thorne ran his finger over the tip of the razor sharp canine, fascinated. How would they feel gliding across his skin? He inhaled deeply to slow the blood which rushed quickly to his groin, and aroused him even more with each erotic thought.
Raven moved her mouth back and caused his finger to drop to her lip. Her eyes glowed silver, just as he’d seen them change the night he met her.

“Careful,” she warned softly.

He held his breath for what felt like an eternity, the instant she spoke, he rapidly snapped back to reality and exhaled. He jolted back awkwardly, and felt overwhelmed by his sensual behavior as the tight bulge in his jeans tingled with desire.

“Don’t do that,” she whispered.

“Do what?” He asked so quietly he almost hadn’t heard himself speak.

“Don’t stop.”

He stared at her for a long moment, and then backed away. His chest pounded as he gazed down at her. She was truly irresistible.

Raven stood before him wrapped only in a towel. The cloth pinched under her daintily feminine arms and draped loosely at the upper most point of her thigh. She was a vision. Every inch of her was as delicate as a flower and she smelled sweeter than anything he’d ever known.

“I want you so bad, I can almost taste it.” Did he actually say that aloud? Had he lost his mind?

“Now you know how my week has been.” She smiled.

Blood Hunter-The Beginning is available now with Devine Destinies!
***Book Giveaway!***
One lucky commenter will win Blood Hunter-The Beginning!
You must leave your email addy to qualify...good luck!
Winner will be announced Saturday, March 12th!

Author Bio:
I live in a small Texas town and the mother of four nearly grown kids ranging from thirteen to eighteen. Two boys, two girls.

I’ve always loved reading, but never really had the time to sit down and do a lot of it. In fact, I probably read more now than I ever had before.

I love movies of all genres, classics and westerns included. I am an action fan, and love a good mystery or thriller. I thrive on the shock factor of ‘who done its’ and really enjoy it when the good guys win.

I’m not the stereotypical writer with a stubborn, fluffy cat, who listens adamantly to my ramblings. But, I do have a mutt named Maxie, who provides comical relief and even gives me headaches from time to time.

I am enjoying stepping out of my comfort zone and pushing the envelope on the stories I write and hope that my readers are just as thrilled as I am with the chances I take. After all, without them, there is no reason to write.

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  1. Yay, awesome! So good to see you making the rounds Robin, Great interview! :)

  2. Thank's Rawiya!! I prefer the other side of the hot seat to actually being in it any day! Fortunately, I've been treated like a Queen by everyone I've visited. ;-)
    Big Hugs, my multi-personality friend! Thank you for stopping in! Mwuah!!

  3. Hey beautiful Cougar,

    I'm so proud of you getting out and guest blogging and promoting this book. I know you will have a best seller for yourself.

    Look how you've been doing on the book sellers list. Have a great day sweetie.

    tcwgrlup41 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. Momma Robin!! Where do i sign up?! (:

  5. Great Interview Robin! Blood Hunter sounds great! I do love a good vamp story!

    Roz Lee

  6. Thank you, Roz. Hope you have a chance to read it. I really loved writing this trilogy.

    Dessi, I think you just signed up! LOL!!!

  7. Hmmm, Ian!!! He's yummy Robin. I love Damon too!

    Great post, hun. The book sounds very intriguing.

    My Email (Just in case) *Winks*

  8. This was an awesome interview! The Beginning sounds like a great read!

  9. Thanks Tianna! I sure hope readers like it. I enjoyed writing it and am still deeply involved with the characters as I currently write book three of the trilogy. These vampires are killing me! LOL! ;-)

  10. This story sounds interesting. I just finished reading "Retribution". LOVED it

  11. Hey, Jacki!!
    I am so glad you loved Retribution. That trilogy was my first and is very special to me. The new trilogy is a bit different and a little hotter as I have become more in tune with my muse. I hope you enjoy the rest of the Journey of the Damned Trilogy and have a chance to give the Blood Hunter Trilogy a try, too.

  12. I'm late in announcing sorry! Robin's daughter had the honor of choosing a winner AND the winner is: Tiana Xander!

    Congrats, Tiana! You should be hearing from Robin soon, if not already! ;-)


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