Today I would like to give a very warm welcome to paranormal romance author, Donya Lynne, who is joining us with the newest release in her All the King's Men series, REBEL OBSESSION!
I'm here to introduce my new paranormal novel in the All the King's Men (AKM) series. Rebel Obsession is the third novel in my All the King's Men (AKM) series, and tells the story of the ill-reputed playboy, Io, as he finds himself lured out of his Casanova ways into uncharted territory: monogamy. As you can imagine, for Io to discard his womanizing lifestyle, which he was quite content living, takes a pretty special female. Enter the king's daughter, Miriam. She's one such female, and not because of her royal connection. Io was smitten with her even before learning she was the princess. Unfortunately, her father stands in their way of being together, and when a rebel like Io goes up against the king to stake a claim to his daughter, sparks will definitely fly. But it sure makes for an entertaining story as we follow along and see how Io will overcome the adversity King Bain represents to take what's his, Miriam.
People often ask me what makes my series different from other vampire series. I haven't read all of the different vampire series out there, but I have read enough that I think I can answer this question fairly well. First of all, I don't even think about all the other vampire books I've read while I'm writing or planning the next book. If there are similarities between mine and another author's, they are purely coincidental.
With that said, how my vampires are different is that I've modeled them more after the human race than I've seen other authors do. Within the human race, we don't just have one type. We have many colors, many variations, some with gifts, some who are a mix of races and some who aren't. We have good humans and bad humans, etc. With my vampires, I take all of that into consideration.
Pure vampires are relegated to the night (and even that might be changing as I progress into the next few books of the series and discover other types of vampires as they enter the story), but there are different classes of vampires. The ancient Slavic vampires have an upper and lower set of fangs and are superiorly sized, but most other classes of vampires have just an upper set and appear more human-like.
Then we have the mixed-bloods. Most mixed-bloods are vampire-human, but there are mixes who have a combination of vampire blood and dreck blood (drecks are kissing cousins to the vampires, and they have a bone to pick with their distant relatives, which is where the adversity comes from in the series). In my world, when a vampire mates with anything other than a vampire, a generic misfire occurs in the offspring. The mystical qualities inherent to vampires react with the human genes (or dreck genes) to create a being that possesses any of a number of extraordinary gifts or powers. Some become psychic or tactile, while others develop more powerful skills, such as the ability to mass compel or kill with just a thought.
However, being a mixed-blood comes with a price: If a mix is consumed by its powers, it becomes a mutant, undergoing further genetic alteration to become an exceptionally dangerous and poisonous being. The more powerful the mixed-blood, the more careful they have to be about losing control of their powers. The AKM series hasn't seen a mutant, yet, but I know one is coming, and I think we'll see it in the next book.
For now, we have Io and Miriam, and I hope everyone enjoys their story.
Here's an excerpt of Rebel Obsession:
Rebel Obsession (AKM #3)
Just Released - JANUARY 2, 2013
Former cobalt addict and AKM drug counselor, Io is a male vampire known as much for his abrasive personality as for his playboy lifestyle. In other words, he's not the likeliest to make friends and settle down. Life on the edge suits him, and he lives full throttle, making his own rules, and damn the consequences. What he wants, he takes, and what he wants now is Miriam. If only he can find a way to see her again without getting himself killed, but her father stands in the way.Amazon / Smashwords / ARe
Miriam is the daughter of the king. Strong-willed and defiant, she feels like a prisoner in her own home and struggles to break free from under her father’s oppressive hold. The king’s law surrounding Miriam is explicitly clear: No one touches her. Period.
In a fit of rebellion, Miriam has turned to cobalt to find relief and freedom, but now she’s a prisoner to addiction as much as to her father’s strict control. What's more, she can’t get sexy Io, who tended to her so gently as she recovered from her first overdose, off her mind. Will she ever see him again?
When Miriam overdoses a second time, she and Io are thrust back together, and all bets are off. Seeing each other was the one thing both wanted, and not even the king’s laws and threats of punishment will be enough to defuse their rebellious obsession with one another now that they’ve found each other again, even if the consequences are death.
Donya Lynne's Bio:
Donya resides in Indiana, with her husband and a small zoo of cats and dogs. In fact, her writing buddy, Lucky, might become more famous than she is, based on the feedback the ever-present feline receives on her Facebook page.As a little girl, Donya always had a book in her hand. As she got older, the books became pens and notebooks, which she filled with stories and poetry. For as long as she remembers, she has been writing and dreaming up stories. Seems writing was her destiny.Donya loves music and often finds inspiration for her stories in the wide range of music she listens to. Nothing like a little Korn to propel the angst in a scene, or Enya to evoke softer and more romantic storylines.
Donya is offering winners' choice of eBook in the AKM series, as well as, a set of bookmarks and a keychain! To enter, just leave a question or comment for her on this post and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
REBEL OBSESSION BLOG TOUR
01/02 - 01/12
01/02 - I Smell Sheep
01/03 - Ramblings From This Chick
01/04 - Romancing the Book
01/06 - Bookworm 2 Bookworm
01/07 - The Reading Café
01/08 - United by Books
01/09 - Sizzling Hot Books
1/11 - Reading Between The Wines
1/12 - Pimpin' Reads
1/13 - Book Monster Reviews