by Barbra E. Ross
GENRE: Romance Paranormal/Suspense
One night changed everything for bachelor Justin Bertolli. A womanizer at heart, never quite ready to settle down, he meets the woman who would change his life forever. Ambra Taylor is that woman, but is she all that Justin bargained for? When Justin discovers the truth about who and what she is, will he still love her? Will he still want her? Find out, as their hearts collide in this epic tale of love.
The sequel, MARZIO’S REVENGE, is now available.
“Justin, maybe I should leave. I mean… If I am making you that angry…”
“You are not making me angry. It’s the situation…not you,” I said. “Tell me something. When you…I mean, did you really mean it when you said you loved me?
“Yes Justin. I loved you. I still love you.”
“But how? What can I possibly mean to you? I mean, Jesus! You are…you are… I don’t know! What I am trying to say is, what can I possibly do for you?” I was stuttering.
“I do not understand what you are asking me,” she stated.
“Ambra, this is not a normal relationship. I usually know where I stand with a woman, but I have no clue what I can offer you.
“Justin, you have given me what no one else ever has. Unconditional love. You made me feel special, wanted, needed and loved. And I did not make you do it. I never once influenced your mind to make you treat me that way. It was something I had never experienced before. I wanted simply to be with you. Nothing more, nothing less.”
“And the fact that I am not what you are… doesn’t bother you? I feel like I would be a liability, an accident waiting to happen, a burden…”
“Why? Because you are a man and not a monster as I am?”
“Because you are stronger than me. I can’t protect you from harm, not that anything can harm you really, but I am used to being the strong one.” I said, looking down.
“So this is what is bothering you? That I am not some weak, frail woman for you to save?”
“No. Not exactly, but you are close.”
“Justin, I am beyond saving. You cannot change what has happened to me any more than I can. I have learned to accept what I am because the alternative is to stop living. And since I met you, I do not want to stop living. I only wish you could love me, as you did.”
I looked over at her and thought about it. Yes, I was angry. And the thought being without her this past year was enough to drive me mad. But, under all the rage and embarrassment, under all the pain and sadness was the undeniable fact that I loved her. I turned back to the fire and smiled to myself.
“Okay. So… Like, you’re a vampire. Correction. A beautiful, stunning vampire. And I am, well… I am a not so bad looking guy, and… God! This is the really funny part. But I am hopelessly in love with you,” I rambled. There was silence behind me for a moment. The crackle and spit of the fire was all I heard.
“Justin… What are you…”
- How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since I was young. I wrote film scripts when I was a teenager and short stories. I started writing novels in my twenties.
- How long have you been a published author?
My first book was published in 2005. I had no idea about publishing then, and went with a company that took my rights and changed my story into 2 parts. It was a struggle, but I managed to get the rights back to my work after several years. That was when I decided to self-publish. My book became available through Kindle in 2016 and now is available everywhere.
- What titles do you have available?
A Mortal Indiscretion; Author’s Cut is the first in the series. Marzio’s Revenge is the sequel and is now available everywhere. Both titles are in ebook format and paperback.
- What made you choose the subject of this book?
I love vampire stories and I believed I had a great idea for a new twist on vampire romances. The vampire in my story is female and the main character Justin, is a human male.
- Do you have any new titles coming soon?
The third is due to be released this year. It is called Zeus and it is a continuation of the series.
- What is your favorite genre and why?
I like all genres. I write paranormal stories because there are no limits to the imagination. A good story to me has likable characters and a solid storyline.
- What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
Seeing the finished product in my hands. When I was first published, I will never forget my mother saying, “Barbra, you have really done something.” It was so amazing to think that it came from my mind onto that paper and anyone can read it, anywhere. It is very humbling.
- If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Stephen King. I love his ability to create quirky characters and delve into their thoughts and feelings. He is a master of storytelling.
- Where can readers find you on the web?
Readers can connect with me via my website and social media platforms.
Thanks so much for being my guest.
The sequel, Marzio’s Revenge is on sale in ebook format for 99 cents through July.
I also have a new trailer for A Mortal Indiscretion if you are interested.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Barbra E Ross lives in Michigan and is a nurse by day, lover of fiction at night. When people ask me what my book is about, I pause a moment because it is not so simple to describe. It is a vampire romance, I say and then, I pray that doesn’t scare them away. Because what are books really? I believe that books are a way to escape the daily routines of life.
I wanted to take an ordinary man and put him in fantastic situations. To bring a bit of fantasy down to reality. It is a love story at its heart. If I can take the reader on a journey and give them a laugh, cry, or simply bring a smile to their face, then it is all worth it. This story helped me through rough times in my life, and I can only hope it will do the same for the reader.
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