*Interview/Blog Tour* Last Vamp Standing by Kristin Miller *LitConnect*


Ladies and gents of this Lair, please give this wonderful new to me author a warm, hussy welcome…
Let’s welcome… 
Ms Kristin Miller!!!

Last Vamp Standing
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tone: Dark & Sexy
Heat Level: Hot
Publisher: Harper Collins/Avon Impulse
Publishing Date: August 28, 2012

 On Sale: 9/18/2012
 Formats:     Mass Market PB | eBook
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Book Description
True love is put to the test in the third book in Kristin Miller’s Vampires of Crimson Bay series.

Tortured by demonic voices, Dante’s soul is as black as they come. But when he meets Ariana—an innocent vampire fighting demons of her own—he second-guesses everything he’s ever known about sacrifice, passion, and soul-scorching love.

Before Dante wages war against Crimson Bay’s greatest threat, he must make a choice: love Ariana the way she deserves, risking her life in the process—or fight to protect her, unleashing the monster he’s determined to bury.

I obtained the above information from Harper Collins website.

Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself…. Something that we cannot Google about you, lol! Since you are a new to me author, I am hoping to bring you to the light of others! So share away!
I’m an English teacher turned stay-at-home mom turned romance writer. I never dreamed I’d be in publishing, but life has a way of turning things topsy-turvy and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’ve got a supportive husband, two wild rugrats, and a handful of furry children.

Tell us a little about your book?

Tortured by demonic voices, Dante’s soul is as black as they come. But when he meets Ariana—an innocent vampire fighting demons of her own—he second-guesses everything he’s ever known about sacrifice, passion, and soul-scorching love.

Before Dante wages war against Crimson Bay’s greatest threat, he must make a choice: love Ariana the way she deserves, risking her life in the process—or fight to protect her, unleashing the monster he’s determined to bury.

How much emotion does it take from you to write?

I wouldn’t say that writing takes emotion away from me. In order to get into a really emotional scene, I have to go there. I usually need to write in a quiet place to focus on putting myself in the heads and hearts of the characters. Once the scene is finished, I’m not drained or weary. I’m roarin’ to go on the next chapter!

What is your favorite part of the book?

There’s a fight scene between a handful of vampire elders. Each elder has a maware (a power bestowed upon them in the Ever After) that he uses in the fight. It’s pouring down rain. An elder discovers his maware for the first time. Tensions boil over. Blood is spilled. Yeah, it’s pretty sweet.

You can only pick 3 words for your main characters…what would they be? *to describe your main characters*
Dante: tortured, dark, sexy
Ariana: dedicated, sympathetic, loyal

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?

Easiest—Dante. I tend to write heroes more easily than heroines. He came to me first, and twisted my arm until he became one of my favorites. (Dante actually is a secondary character in Vamped Up, Book #2 in the series.)

Hardest—Savage. He’s the vampire-shifter villain in the story, and although I usually write villains pretty well, this was the first book where he didn’t have a point of view. I left his point of view out in order to better focus on the relationship between Dante and Ariana. Not seeing what he was doing behind the scenes made it difficult to create a sense of urgency. He’s about to attack! But how do we know? I think I solved the problem, but that was definitely a hurdle I had to climb.

How many books are you shooting for in this series?

This will most likely be the final book in the Vampires of Crimson Bay series. There is a possibility for other spin-off books, but those aren’t on the radar yet.

What are you currently working on?

I’m writing Demand of the Dragon (Novella #3 in the Isle of Feralon series) for Harlequin Cravings. The novellas are short (60-100 pages) and include an enchanted world of dragons, werewolves, and merfolk. They’re steamier than the Vampires of Crimson Bay series, but definitely share the level of world-building.

Do you have anything due to release soon?

I hope to have four releases next year (lofty goal, I know), but nothing set for the remainder of this year.

What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing?

I’ve always loved studying the use of language. When I taught English, one of my favorite units was creative writing. It’s a really cool feeling to write a scene from one perspective, realize it doesn’t work, spin it, flip it, manipulate the words, and come out of a death-spiral with something really amazing.

Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of your cover?

I held my breath. I zoomed in on every inch. I absolutely loved it. I think my first word was, “Oooooh!”

What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?

I prefer to read on paperbacks, but I have a Kindle3 and Kindle Touch and will read on them if I travel or if I’m critiquing partner’s work.

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?

I’ve written romantic suspense, paranormal romance, erotic paranormal romance, and historical romance…I guess you could say if there’s something that interests me, I’m going to give it a shot.

Okay…. personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there… Hahah…

If you thought you were safe… Nah… Forgot it… Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!

What is on your night stand/dresser? My alarm clock and my current night time read: Monica McCarty’s The Saint

What are you listening to right now? Blissful silence…and the clicking of the clock in the kitchen.

What are you reading right now?
Two books: Monica McCarty’s The Saint and Jamie Quaid’s Boyfriend From Hell

What is your favorite season? Winter! Love the rain.
Holiday? Thanksgiving

And what has been your best b-day present ever? Husband gave me an iPod years ago, when they first came out. I secretly wanted one, but didn’t say anything because they were pretty pricey. He had “Two peas in an iPod” engraved on the back. Sweetheart, that man.

Hard and Quick Time! Don’t think… Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks… I will be right back…Thanks so much for the refill! I’m ready!

Dark or Milk Chocolate? Milk
Whipped or Melted? Whipped
Straight up or with a twist – sex? Straight up
What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? Lemon Drop
Spank or Flogger? Spank
Junk or Health Food? Junk
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Lace
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Soft
Control or Be Controlled? Control
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whip Cream
Vampire or Werewolf? Vampire
Twitter and/or Facebook? Facebook
Pinterest or not? Not…yet. 🙂


Author Bio:
Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in Small Town

USA, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures.

After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in psychology, Kristin realized there is no scarier place than the warped human psyche. Wanting to combine her love of writing with her desire to paint twisted villains, Kristin wound up in the unlikeliest of places—the classroom. She taught high school and middle school English before giving in to the desire to create her own world, where villains can be sympathetic and heroes can be devilishly good.

She currently lives in northern California with her alpha male husband, their two adorable children, and a handful of furry creatures.

She is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associated Ltd. and writes dark paranormal romances and toe curling romantic suspense.

Find Kristin at….
Her website – Author Kristin Miller
Her twitter – Kristin Miller
Her facebook – Kristin Miller
Her goodreads – Kristin Miller

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Giveaway Details:
Two random commenters from the entire tour will win their choice of either a Kindle or Nook format eBook of Last Vamp Standing.

Please leave a comment along with your broken up email addy.
Contest is open the duration of the tour (August 20 – September 7) and Internationally.

Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.

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9 Comments

  1. This sounds like a good book.I'll have to check out the whole series.Great interview.elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  2. I would love to read this series. I love reading about vampires. Thanks for the giveway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. Vampires are definitely my favorites of the paranormal creatures. I can never get enough of them and I love the sound of this series, they are on my TBR list :)Junemanning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Thanks for hosting Kristin! 🙂

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  5. Thanks for having me on the blog! You really asked some tough questions! I'd be happy to come back anytime. 🙂

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  6. Hey ladies! I am glad you were able to make it!!!! Kristin, it was a pleasure to have you!!! I am just glad that you enjoy my little home!!! And you are welcome back any time!!!Ladies ~ good luck! And thanks for coming over!

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  7. Very nice interview.bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Sweet interview! I want to check this series out!Dprissypunk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. great interview! I can't wait to read this!!Lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

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