*Author Interview & Giveaway* Prima: The Vanguards Book 6 by Annie Nicholas *Bewitching Tours*


The Vanguards Book 6
Annie Nicholas
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 150
Word Count:  44, 000
Cover Artist: Hailey Edwards
One year ago, Sugar survived a wolf shifter attack but it had left her broken.  Paralyzed on the left side, she fights for independence in her day-to-day life. Her worst injuries are the scars on her soul. She can’t bear who she has become and it drives her to push her vampire lover, Daedalus, away. How could he still love her when she is just a shadow of herself? But a new threat on Daedalus’s life yanks away her veil of self-pity and she resolves to help him.
The vampire council sends an emissary to Daedalus. His clan brother, another Nosferatu, hands him an ultimatum. Return to his post as Prime in Pal Robi or he’ll kill Sugar and her shifter friends. Daedalus has brought enough trouble into Sugar’s life. He won’t be responsible for more, so he agrees to leave Chicago.
To both warriors surprise, Sugar’s not willing to remain behind, and with her own shifter guards she’s ready to assist Daedalus regain control of Pal Robi.

Ladies and Gents of the Lair, I am very happy to say that Ms. Annie has sat down with me to get down and naughty!!! Let’s see how this went down! 😉

Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself…. Something that we cannot Google about you, lol!
Hmm…I’m a mother of two boys. I’m originally from Montreal, Canada but I live in Vermont now. I’ve also been a critical care nurse for twenty years this May. J

Tell us a little about your book?

Prima is the last book of The Vanguards series. Anyone who has read these books knows Sugar and Daedalus were the original hero and heroine of the first book, but like any real relationship, their problems don’t end with ‘I love you.’ They have been part of every book after the first, not as main characters, but in the background where the reader can see them evolving. In Prima they are the hero and heroine once more so they can tackle the issues plaguing them for five books. I have to admit that I loved writing it and may have cried at the end.

How much emotion does it take from you to write?
I write very deep.  My first instinct is to write my stories in first person as if I’m the one experiencing it all. It can be draining and I’ve been known to procrastinate on writing certain parts because I know it will hurt.  (*cough* Release *cough*)

What is your favorite part of the book?
I have introduced a new character in this book, Daedalus’ clan brother Pallas. I really enjoy when they are together. They have a very strong love-hate relationship.

You can only pick 3 words for your main characters..what would they be?
Sugar: Quiet, strong, and assertive.
Daedalus: Scary, smart, and confident.

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why??
The easiest was Pallas because he was new and darker than the others I’ve written. He just doesn’t give a crap about anything.
The hardest was Sugar. *sigh* I put her through the wringer over the last two books. She’s been almost dead in the ICU, attacked by shifters, and now she’s partially paralyzed. It’s hard to write a character who hates you. LOL  But it was all worth it.

How many books are you shooting for in this series??
This is the last of six, but there is a spin-off in the works titled Vanguards Elite. That’s all I’m willing to leak.

What are you currently working on?
I am working on the third book of The Angler series titled Release. Connie Bence is at it once more and she needs to pull her bacon out the fire in this book.

Do you have anything due to release soon?
July 31st Scent of Salvation is coming. Every writer has a book of their heart and Scent is mine. A first book in my new series based on an alternate world where the shifters are feral, the vampires are blood thirsty, and the incubi are to die for…literally. They’re not plagued by human conscience because they’ve never been human, let alone ever heard of one.
I want to jump up and down when I think about it.

What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing?
Writing sets my imagination free. It’s also great therapy.

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

That is was perfect. The background city of this cover is the same as the first book, which has Daedalus on the cover. It’s a great match and the girl is exactly how I pictured Sugar.

What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?
Ebooks. I own so many books that I’m running out of space. The ebooks keep the clutter down and I can carry so many with me when I travel.

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?
I’d love to write science fiction. It’s my first love.

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?

An Xbox controller, tv remote, and my iPhone.

What are you listening to you right now?
Johnny Cash (Google him those too young to know him. LOL)

What are you reading right now?
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan.

What is your favorite season? Holiday?
I love summer. Is it bad if I say my birthday?  It’s in July and we always go do something fun.

And what has been your best b-day present ever??
Last year, my family gave me this huge camping tent. It’s like a mansion made of material. I can’t wait to use it again.

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…

You know you do… Quickie time… Think fast….
Are you a quickie kind girl?

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

About the Author:
Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day. Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.

Ms. Annie is allowing me to give away one eCopy of
Prima to one lucky commenter!
Go to the form and see the details!

a Rafflecopter giveawayGood luck!

And remember… Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! Photobucket
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  1. This one sounds awesome! I've loved reading this series so far. Thanks for the chance.mythic021@gmail.com


  2. Sounds like a great read. Cant wait to read the book.lauratroxelatyahoodotcom


  3. I would love to read this series. It sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com


  4. I love this series. I WANT TO WIN IT! Since my hubby has told me I can't buy any more books this month. (I used up my allotment for books in 2 days 😀 )I need to win so I can have MORE books. heheThanks for the chance to win. <^_^>reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com


  5. Sounds great!


  6. I love the cover and will definitely be starting to read this series. It sounds super yummy!



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