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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Love and Blood Blog Tour! Interview with Jessica Gibson and excerpt from Love and Blood!

Title: Love and Blood
Author: Jessica Gibson 
Genre: Paranormal
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Blurb:Bronwyn Fitzgibbons was young and reckless. It was easy for Ronan to steal her human life and make her a vampire. She ran, but she never forgot him--or how he made her feel.
Rider saved Bronwyn from the new life she loathed and the new self she detested. His love restored her sanity. 
Now Ronan is back to claim her. She struggles like hell against him, but she cannot deny the overwhelming power of her maker. Will Bronwyn surrender to the one who could possess her utterly? Or can she find the strength to choose the one who loves her as she is?

Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she's down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the "someday" section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.
Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.
Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Twiter: @jessicajgibson

Tell my fans a little bit about yourself and your books.
Well, I’m a wife and mommy first of all. I've been married to my best friend for almost 8 years and we have a crazy little boy. As for my books, I am branching out a bit, I've been writing all paranormal, but this year I’m trying my hand at a Contemporary Romance.

How would you introduce your books to someone that has yet to read them?
My books are paranormal with a smack of love story in them. They are a lot of fun.

What inspired you to start writing? What age did you start?
My husband inspired me, I had talked about it for a while, and he finally pushed me into it. I haven’t regretted it lol. I was 29 when I wrote my first book.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I love to read, when I have the tme. I also put on events for authors on FB, and I blog.

What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Just keep swimming (can you tell I have a kid lol?) But really, just keep at it. It is so easy to get discouraged and to quit, don’t let anyone make you feel less than you are.

What’s your favorite scene/line from your works?
I love Bronwyn’s hunting scenes in Love and Blood. They were so different for me to write coming off of Chasing the Witch.

What's the hardest thing about writing? The easiest? The hardest?
Finding the time to actually sit and do it. The easiest? Well not any one thing, I love the whole process of writing. Seeing the story come together, and getting a feel for the characters is so much fun.

What are you currently reading?
Currently I’m reading Crimson Flames by Ashley Robertson, it’s fabulous.

What are you currently working on?
I’m currently almost finished with my YA Paranormal Haunted U. It’s due out this spring from Hayson Publishing!

What books did you read as a child?
Oooh anything I could get my hands on. I’ve always been a reader. I loved the Wizard of Oz books as a kid though, they were so magical.

How has your life changed since you began writing?
I have made some amazing friends since I started writing. One of my best friends is an author I met before I published. She is truly amazing and inspires me all the time. I love you Andrea DiGiglio!!

Do you listen to music while you write?
I love to listen to music while I write. It always helps me set the mood for the scenes I write.

What's been your favorite moment as an author?
Talking with fans who love my books. That floors me every time.

Out of all of your characters, who is your favorite?
Hmmmm...... It all depends, on what I’m working on. Right now I would tell you it’s Ezzie from Haunted U lol

What do you want readers to take away from your books?
I want them to be begging for the next book!

You’re stranded on a desert island. What books do you take with you?
Any of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books!

What book(s) do you wish you would have written?
Haha, that’s a funny question. I don't know that I wish I could have written any book. I admire J.K Rowling, and her Harry Potter series, the money she made from those would be nice right?

Favorite book character?
Bones from the Night Huntress series. He’s so awesome.

What is your dream vacation destination?
Somewhere tropical.....

Do you have any interesting dreams or goals?
I just want to be successful and happy in whatever I do.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
 Rich? Hopefully with tons of books out.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Crazy Love lol....

Where can fans find you?
Jessica Gibson
Twiter: @jessicajgibson

She hated herself right now, loathed what she was doing to Rider and to herself. After a while, she grew tired of hating herself; so she wandered into her room. She lay down on her bed, wanting nothing more than to turn off the horrible thoughts in her head.

She heard a soft tap at the window. She knew who it would be before she turned to look. “I can’t do this tonight Ronan; I thought I made myself clear when I left earlier.”

“You said what you wanted to say, yes? I, however, did not. I’m asking as a courtesy to you; so either open the window or I will break it.” His tone left no room to refuse.

Bronwyn got up slowly and opened the window, allowing him entrance into the room. He sat down on the bed and studied her before speaking. “Would you care to sit?” He gestured to the bed next to him.
“I’ll stand, thanks.” She shot back and leaned back against her dresser. “Say what you have to say and leave, Ronan, I’m really not in the mood for this.”

“I’m not going to change, you know that. The idea of having a soul or a conscience is absurd to me. We are Vampire!” he shouted. Ronan’s expression softened, “I love you Bronwyn; you’ve intrigued me since I first saw you. I sired you because once I spoke to you, I could not be without you.” He was next to her in a split second and he gently caressed her cheek.

Despite her earlier resolve, she turned into him and kissed his lips. “Loving you has never been the issue, Ronan; I never stopped. I just can’t stand the senseless killing.”

“Did you, yourself, not kill tonight? I tasted blood on your lips,” He said..
“I did; but you and I both know it's different.”

“It’s not.”                                          

Bronwyn looked at him, sadly. “This is where we always end up.” Tears slipped down her cheeks, leaving behind red streaks. She tried to hold them back, but everything within her was broken. “I can’t just turn off my humanity like a switch. I refuse to do that, Ronan. I. Will. Not.” She sobbed into his chest, beating her hands against him.

“I can’t let you go,” he whispered into her hair. He tipped her chin up and brushed his lips against her. “Is this where we are then?” He whispered.
“I can’t...”

He kissed her once more and vanished into the night.

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