It’s my first post here at The Para Posse, so I thought I’d better introduce myself and say a little bit about myself. I’m Nina, I write all sorts of romance and though my first love will always be paranormal, I do like to mix it up with other genres.
I live on an almond farm in the remote mountain of southern Spain, somewhere between the Mediterranean and the Sierra Nevada. I pretty much write full time, at least when I’m not reading, walking my dogs (I have four—I’m still not sure how that happened—they just keep turning up and refusing to leave) or riding my horse, Gencianna.
I’m currently working on Book three of my Blood Hunter Series. So I thought I’d share a little about the series and how it came about.
One day, a little while back, my husband looked up from reading the paper and said, “Why don’t you write a good book, Nina?”
I reacted amazingly calmly, and when we got to the bottom of it, I discovered that his idea of a good book was one that involved no vampires, werewolves, romance, no aliens and no spaceships…
Anyway, because I love him dearly (despite his less than diplomatic comments on occasion) I said I’d have a go. And I wrote a thriller (with only the teeniest little alien bit and just a tiny smidgen of romance.) I really enjoyed the experience and my thriller, The Descartes Legacy, comes out with Entangled Publishing in 2013. But after writing it, I was suffering withdrawal symptoms and in desperate need for a fix of all things speculative. And that’s how my Blood Hunter series came about.
The series is named after a space ship – El Cazador de la Sangre (which means blood hunter in Spanish). The books are essentially science fiction. They take place in a future when man has fled to the stars and there they have discovered the secret of immortality – Meridian—a rare substance available to only a few, and a new class has evolved – the Collective—super rich and immortal, they rule the universe.
But as I mentioned, my first love is paranormal (especially vampires!) and so when the pilot of my space ship, El Cazador, turned up, I wasn’t totally surprised to find he was a vampire. Ricardo Sanchez is originally from Spain—think—tall, dark, Mediterranean, sexy as hell and just about my favorite hero so far.
Then I needed some romance—lots of romance. Rico is a strong character, he’s had to be to survive so long, but he has two weaknesses – he can never resist a beautiful woman or an impossible job—so when the two turn up together he’s in big trouble.
The beautiful woman is Skylar Rossaria, and here we add a whole load of romance to the story. Skylar hires the crew of El Cazador to break her brother out of the Collective’s high security prison, situated on a radioactive planet, orbiting a black hole – and that’s the impossible job.
So that’s how Break Out turned out to be a paranormal-space opera-adventure-romance. All my husband’s fault. And it was great fun to write!
So what do you think? Do you like your paranormal straight up, or are you happy to mix it up with other genres?
Blurb: Break Out
The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they’ve discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they’re called, rule the universe.
Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can’t resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous–or so fun!