Reality and perception aren't always what they seem. Sometimes the greatest hope is found when two hearts find their truth and their home.
Author: Áine P Massie
Series: House Millar, #3
Publisher: Encompass Ink, Teen
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2015
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When Rory Ó Cuinn, a Sidhe warrior, is sent by the Sidhe Queen’s Council to reestablish the magically enhanced vampire hunters known as Guardians, he doesn’t question his mission.
Lord Lorccán is a rare vampire noble, as he only kills humans who are far more monster than not. When he meets the enigmatic vampire Mistress Anya from the House Millar, he believes he's found an ally in creating a warrior class to police the vampires and protect the innocent—human and vampire alike.
The two goals bring Rory and Lor together, in more ways than one. But Sidhe nobles aren’t meant to love the damned and Rory fights against a rising attraction for Lor, just as Lor pushes every one of Rory's buttons—mostly on purpose.
When they team up, using both their magics and knowledge, to save those that matter most and find possible future Guardians, their predesigned realities and perceptions change and twist. As love, hate, passion, and betrayal collide, the only question left is which emotions the pair will grasp and hold.
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
Do I read them, well; honestly, it depends on whom the review is by. I do read them often, hoping to find where others enjoyed a particular bit or to see where they hope the stories will go next. I never respond other than to say thank you to review sites though.
Bad reviews are a fact of life for an author. Even the greatest books out now (and throughout history) have gathers their fair share of negatives. The catch is to not let those reviews get you down where you don't want to write more. I've seen it happen to authors that I truly enjoyed L As for how to deal with them; don't read the negative if you know it is a bad review. (That's the nice thing about review ratings ;) ). However, the biggest is... never give up! No one can please everyone; write what's right for you.
Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?
I'm pretty open-minded and liberal-thinking most of the time. I would never write to glorify something I believe is wrong, hateful, hurtful, etc. There are flashbacks in Blood's Voice and Blood Marked where some of the past torture and abuse Anya suffered comes to light, but I cut off the scene or only allude and it's always plain that these things are not seen as okay, good, or even tolerable/justifiable. I would never write about kids/crap/the dead/murder/suicide/etc. in a positive way.
Do you have a favorite conference to attend? What is it?
I love, love, loved RainbowCon 2015 in Tampa, FL. Sadly, the next one isn't until 2017 :'( It was so much fun! I met readers, authors, bloggers, and more! (Even a few of my favs!)
What is the weirdest thing that has ever been said or done to you by a fan? (Internet stalkers count)
I was once asked if I really drink blood. :/ Um, no. That would be my vampires... NOT me, lol.
What is the hardest scene you have ever written?
The flashback that happens at the end of the masquerade in Blood Marked. It includes blood, a knife, and a possible rape. Nothing is actually shown on page, don't worry, but writing the torture glimpses are the worst. However, one needs to see inside Anya's head to understand her, so I write them.
What are you working on now?
Glamour Blade just came out, but I'm already working on Soul Blade, which will be a continuation of both the House Millar series and of Lor and Rory's story. I'm not done with them yet ;) Writing the vampire world is fun, but this time I have to write more of the sidhe realm.... Can't wait to share!
Áine P Massie is
originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House
Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats
comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in
ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan
priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.
Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters, the Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys... oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. However, she has been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.
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