Friday, October 30, 2015

The Vampire, The Handler, and Me by Eileen Sheehan Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

The Vampire, The Handler, and Me
Eileen Sheehan

Genre:  paranormal romance

Publisher:  Eternal Press, LLC

Date of Publication: September 1, 2015

ISBN: 978-1629293110
ASIN:  B01494XZB8

Number of pages:  202
Word Count: 100 k

Cover Artist:  Dawne Dominique

Book Description:

In a romantic triangle of good and bad, it's hard to tell who is good and who is bad.

Lizzy Ewing is caught in a romantic triangle between a two enemies; the handsome vampire, Nevi, and the hunky handler, Geoffrey. A handler herself, Lizzy must choose between Nevi and Geoffrey. One wants her for all the right reasons and one doesn't.

Will she discover who is who before the bad destroys the good?

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“My name is Nevi, Nevi Sharpe,” he said with a deep, sultry accent. “May I ask with whom I have the pleasure of sharing scratch-off tickets?”

I wanted to answer him but I was still stuck on stupid. I opened my mouth to speak and absolutely nothing came out.

How embarrassing.

How ridiculous.

How mortifying.

He was just a man, after all. What was my issue?

I just couldn’t move past the sense of magnificence that permeated the air around him. It was both electrifying and nerve wracking.

“You have a phone call,” blurted the bland voice of Miss Congeniality as she approached my newly discovered god-man with a cordless phone.

“Please excuse me,” he murmured in my direction as he snapped the phone from the clerk’s hand, obviously unhappy to be disturbed.

“Lizzy. Lizzy Ewing,” I forced past my lips as he stood up. “My name’s Lizzy Ewing.”

I could feel flames consume my cheeks when I realized how desperate my voice must have sounded. He studied me with dancing eyes—momentarily forgetting his annoyance about the phone call.“Nice to meet you, Lizzy Ewing,” he said warmly. “Please excuse me.”

With that, he lifted the phone unceremoniously to his ear and disappeared through a doorway behind the counter. I assumed it led to his office. At the faint sound of another door shutting behind that door, I felt I assumed right.

The clerk shuffled through the array of lotto tickets spread out on the counter in front of me with a notable smirk on her broad, acne infested face before looking up at me. “That’ll be twenty-five dollars,” she stated smugly.

I stood there looking at her for a brief moment while it registered with me…I was getting stuck with the entire bill of my not so private scratch-off tryst!

About the Author:

Eileen Sheehan lives in her native upstate New York where she enjoys the beauty of the New York Countryside.

When she is not sitting at the computer creating a new fantasy, she can be found helping her clients through her holistic business as Lena Sheehan a.k.a. Psychic Lena.

She takes advantage of her experiences, wisdom and knowledge of the paranormal and often finds ways to insert them into her writings.

Where are you from?  
I was born in the Southern Tier of New York State (USA) After spreading my young adult wings and leaving in quest of a more exciting environment I returned with my cat to settle back in.
Tell us your latest news?
I have just had my fourth vampire novel accepted for publication!
When and why did you begin writing?
I have always loved writing.  My first novel as hand written about a girl and her horse when I was around the age of twelve.  Although the plot of the novel didn't stick with me through the years, my love for writing did.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I was a young girl and my friends would sit to listen to the stories I made up.
What inspired you to write your first book?
By my first book I'll select my first published work. I was injured in an automobile accident and was having a serious pity party (with the TV set and a box of chocolates) over the lengthy recovery my injury required when my dear friend set me to task to fill up those hours constructively by writing.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I have discovered I prefer to write in point-of-view.  That also seems to be the style that is more apt to be accepted by the publishers I've found who appreciate my work enough to get it out to their readers.
How did you come up with the title?
Most of my titles come easily almost as soon as I start writing.  I never questioned why.  Then I search to see if someone else is using it and if not I go with it.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Although I admittedly will occasionally slip in some aspect of a situation that actually happened to me or someone I know, I don't really have any message purpose.  I simply want the reader to enter my fantasy world and enjoy.
How much of the book is realistic?
I guess that would depend upon how much you believe in paranormal characters.  Most of my scenes are set in modern times and some situations actually happened to me or people I know, but they are far and few between.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I'll occasionally slip in an actual experience, yes.  For example, the convenience store scene after a crappy New Year's Eve party involving the scratch offs in the first part of the novel really happened to me in a slightly varied way.  Of course the owner of the store wasn't a vampire (or at least I don't think he was)
What books have most influenced your life most?
I don't know if I can claim a book actually influenced my life but a few story lines have stuck with me after a ridiculous amount of years.  One of them is a book called “Forever Amber”.  It had what I consider a sad ending but very believable one.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Charlene Harris because she writes in the style and genre I enjoy
What book are you reading now?
Right now I don't have a book that I'm reading because all of my free time is taken up with the latest novel that's pouring out of me. 
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
There is a historical romance writer that I met up with who is still trying to get her work published and when she does I think she'll be a huge success. I don't feel comfortable revealing her name because she's still debating about whether to use it or to use a pen name.  I wish her the best in her search for a publisher!
What are your current projects?
I am currently writing a new vampire novel that takes place in the future where mutation has affected the planet.
What would you like my readers to know?

It takes a lot of time and effort to translate what is swirling around in my mind into a format that will be recognized by a publisher as a viable story.  Reader support and appreciation of it proves I have done it correctly and the publisher has selected me wisely.  There are no words powerful enough to express my gratitude to my readers so I'll just say “Thank you”  with sincerity.  I want them to know I am open to hear suggestions and desires for future stories I may write.

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(2) e-book copies of The Vampire, The Handler and Me in epub or mobi format.

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