with Author Cera DuBois, Giveaway, and Book Review of A Hunter’s Angel
Sponsored by Bewitching Book Tours
serial killer stalking Clayton, Pennsylvania, isn’t all that has Chief of
Police Grace Wallace worried. For a year, she’s tried to forget Special Agent
Ian McHenry and now he’s the expert the FBI sent to catch the killer. She can’t
stay away from him, but something primal is telling her to run to save much
more than just her heart.
the strict code of ethics Ian vowed to follow as a vampire hunter, he craves
Grace’s blood above all others. If he chooses to stay, Ian risks losing his
chance at divine forgiveness.
he leaves Grace unprotected from the evil he’s hunted for over a century, he
loses more than just his soul…
duBois has a strong belief in never giving up on your dreams… Although Cera was
unable to read due to dyslexia and a learning disability until she was in the
fourth grade, she always had a story to tell. She wrote her first novel in
eleventh grade when she had to keep a journal for her academic English
her life was far from exciting growing up as a farm girl in West Central
Pennsylvania, she decided to rely on her imagination to give her something to
write about. Over the course of the school year, she wrote a tangled romance
set in the Deep South during the Civil War.
an author was her ultimate dream. Despite holding a BS in secondary social
studies education from Penn State University, she currently works full-time as
a medical secretary.
mother of a teenage son and pre-teen daughter, she lives near Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania, with her husband of nearly 20 years. If she isn’t sitting in a
quiet corner with her laptop, warm days will find her in the English garden
surrounding her house. Cera loves to read and is interested in history,
romance, science fiction and the paranormal.
also writes contemporary Westerns under her real name of Sara Walter Ellwood.
“I’m in love with
the man inside the vampire.” Grace moved
her hand to thread through his silky hair. When she rested the other over his
heart, a soft sigh escaped his lips. Underneath her palm, the slow beat was
His thumb grazed
her cheekbone and slowly trailed down to the hollow of her throat. Her
breathing quickened at the zinging anticipation as he caressed the pulse point
where he’d claimed to have taken blood from her. He glanced at the spot with
eyes as haunted as he sounded. “I’m not a man.”
you were once.”
met her gaze again. “Yes, once.”
lingered over her pulse. Her heart raced under his touch. She tilted her neck
as if his touch awakened some base instinct to offer the sacrifice. “Do you
still want my blood?”
Ian stepped away
and locked his wide-eyed gaze onto hers. At last, he rasped, “No, I don’t want
your blood. Oh, God, I still crave it. You have the sweetest I’ve ever had, but
I will never hurt you again.”
didn’t know what possessed her to do so, but she whispered, “You can
take...some of it.”
closed his eyes, and when he opened them, he acidly said, “No, Grace. I can
never taste your blood again. It would kill you.”
of what she’d wanted him to do tumbled through her. She stepped away, and for a
moment, she considered telling him to leave. How did she know any of this was
real? She couldn’t imagine she’d ever freely offer a vampire her blood. Did she
really believe him? He was sucking her into his insanity. But if this was true
and he could make people do things against their will, maybe he could control
I should go?” Ian backed away another step and headed toward the counter where
he’d left his dagger. He turned back to her with the sheath in his hand. Her
heart shattered with the knowledge that, if he walked out the front door, she’d
never see him again. “Goodbye, my sweet angel.”
His jagged murmur
ripped at her soul as his eyes took on a blazing intensity and snared hers. She
felt a pressure in her mind, and she knew what he intended to do. He wanted to
erase her memories of him.
fortunate to have author Cera duBois with us today to answer some
questions. Thank you so much for
visiting Books, Books, and More Books.
Dreamer2229(Drm): I appreciate your taking the time to visit
with us today.
Thanks for having me today!
Drm: 1. What inspired this particular
be surprised, Bella, at how often my kind are the source behind the horrors in
your human news.” Edward
from Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, page
25. This line inspired the book and eventually the whole series.
Drm: 2. What character was your
favorite to write for in this story? Why?
Ian was my favorite to write. I enjoy writing
tortured heroes and he is one of my favorites.
Drm: 3. Which was your favorite scene
I loved writing about Grace finding the Irish history book with
Ian’s mortal picture in (it was painted in 1600), and the hilarity of when she
tells her best friend and Lieutenant Ben Anders that Ian is a vampire.
Drm: 4. What was the hardest thing
about writing this story?
Honestly, this book was one of the easiest I’ve
ever written. If anything was hard about writing it, it was working in the info
that was important to the story that had originally come out in the scenes I
had cut when I removed the villain’s POV.
Drm: 5. What Are Your Writing Quirks
& Must-Haves To Write?
I don’t really have any. Although I do enjoy
having coffee or tea while I’m writing.
And when I’m in the mood, music.
Drm: 6. What would you say is your
interesting writing quirk?
I can write anywhere. I don’t have to be in the
quiet or even not around other people to write. I get a lot done this way.
Drm: 7. Do you write full-time? If
so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than
write and how do you find time to write?
I wish I could write full-time! I work as a
medical secretary for the Army. My writing time/social media/blog reading/blog
writing/critiquing/RWA duties are shoved in a 3 to 5 hour window in the
evenings after work and on weekends and days I have of. I’ve learned a long time ago to multitask,
and I try hard not to procrastinate on anything.
Drm: 8. As a child, what did you want
to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I used to
bug my older cousins, who were all ten to fifteen years older than me to play
school. Of course, I wanted to be a teacher. The joke had been that my little
brother, who was six years younger than me, was in school from the time he woke
up to the time he went to bed when he was still little enough to be bossed
around by me.
I became a secondary social studies teacher but
couldn’t find a full-time job and actually discovered that I HATED IT!! If
anyone wasn’t meant to be a teacher, it was probably me. I still do teach some.
I’m the lead CPR instructor for my clinic.
I went back to school and eventually became a
medical assistant. My long term goal then had been to become a nurse, but when
I got pregnant before I graduated my training program with my son, who turns
sixteen this fall, that plan never materialized.
Drm: 9. When
did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I had to keep a daily journal in eleventh grade
English. I had a pretty boring life as a farm girl and wasn’t into sports or
had a boyfriend, so I asked if I could write a story. My teacher didn’t care
what we wrote, as long as we wrote every day.
Over the course of the school year, I filled up three notebooks with
this tangled romance based in the South during the Civil War. I received a 100%
on the project every marking period and as much as extra credit he could give
me. He gave me the extra credit for the
research on the Civil War that I included in the story. He also said that the
story was very well thought out. I knew before the end of that book I wanted to
be a writer someday.
Drm: 10. Where do you find your
event, a song, a line in a book, as with A HUNTER’S ANGEL, or from something as
unlikely as watching metamorphous of a butterfly when a caterpillar made its
home on some parsley I had planted, can inspire me.
Drm: 11. What do you like to read? Who
is your favorite author?
mostly paranormals and contemporary Westerns, not surprising since these are
the two genres I write. But I do read a lot of other things, too. I’d have to
say my favorite straight contemporary romance author is Rachel Gibson. Second
would be Linda Lael Miller’s contemporary Westerns. Oh, and I recently became a
fan of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger
Brotherhood. And I love Amanda Ashley’s paranormals. Outside of the romance
genre, I love the Star Wars books—Timothy Zahn, Mike Stackpole, Aaron Allston
and Matt Stover are probably my favorites. I love John Jakes in the historical
Drm: 12. Please let readers know where
they can connect with you and purchase your books...
Drm: 13. Anything additional you want
to share with the readers?
out more about A Hunter’s Angel, check out my website (http://ceradubois.wordpress.com/a-hunters-angel-the-book-tour/) for a schedule of my blog
stops over the next month. I will be presenting a series of short stories
called The Vampire Encounters. Follow me as I interview Ian McHenry,
Master Vampire Lucas Pomeroy, Vivian van Dyke Pomeroy, and have a scary run-in
with Shane Chamberlain. Hope to see you along the way.
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*One Lucky Poster will win either a custom-made pair of angel wing
earrings, charm bracelet, or necklace (check out my website for photos).
*Two others will get a PDF copy of Bloodwine. (for info on
this short story check out my website)
*1st Stalker Prize: Every Poster will be
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Press (four to be given away)—drawing to happen on September 1.
*2nd Stalker Prize: Every Poster will also be entered
into a drawing of a $25 gift card from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble
(winner’s choice)—drawing to happen on September 1.
Drm: Thank you so much for chatting with us today.
you for having me!
A vampire hunter who is a
vampire? Now there’s an oxymoron for
you. And if that’s not odd enough his
mate is human… a frail, short lived human.
But that isn’t the worst of his problems.
A former big city detective, she
helped find a serial killer that thought he was a vampire and drank human
blood. After all the drama of the big
city, with a broken heart, she returned home to care for her father when he was
ill and now she’s the Chef of Police.
She was never going to see him again…. Until he walked in to her serial
killer case and turned her life upside down.
This is a fun romance about two
people who are perfect for each other, but fight it every step of the way. Would you give up your love if you thought
that you were bad for them? I don’t know
if I could.
I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.
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