Monday, May 29, 2017

Courting Moon by Adom Sample Interview & Excerpt

Courting Moon
Vampyres Desire
The Bloods Passion Saga
Book One
Adom Sample

Genre: Magical Realism / Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: April 28, 2017

ISBN-13: 978-1540823458 
ISBN-10: 1540823458

Number of pages: 346
Word Count: 88,500

Cover Artist: Adom Sample

Tagline: How far will you go to be with the one you love?

Book Description:

Two worlds.

Separation and control were all they had ever known. The laws set by the iron fist of the Coven of Vampyres pass down to the human reverts was what their worlds were built upon. Love, passion, emotional yearning and above all, human and vampyre fraternization–all strictly forbidden. Yet, a moment’s encounter would soon change all that. One single embrace would alter their worlds forever.

The young vampyre, Sebastian of Orias, son of a ruling member of the Coven, and nineteen-year-old Kyra Dunning, daughter of the Chief Councilman in the human régime would soon learn what it means to feel an insatiable passion. This feeling caused the forbidden fruit to consume their hearts with hunger neither knew existed. To be apart was to die. Henceforth, they chose to break the rules, defy the Coven, and embrace this connection, regardless of the dangers that may unfold.

With marriages arranged, political power to centralize, and underground dissension to eradicate, both the Coven and the Council will stop at nothing to maintain order. And the love between Sebastian and Kyra, unbeknownst to them, may mean the end of everything they’ve ever known.


The dark meadows and midnight air blast through her hair giving off a scent that would attract any Vampyre for miles. It was there he sensed her. It was there he could no longer deny himself the pleasure of getting to know who she was. The rules were set, and the laws were written, but none of that could keep him restrained. Not anymore.
His emotions fluttered, leaving him no other choice. He must take that chance, regardless of the prospect of rejection. For months, he watched her, lurking in the shadows of their lands, never giving thought as to what would happen if he were to be discovered. It was a risk he was more than willing to take, if only just to get a second glance of her beauty.
He was, after all, the son of a count, and he knew the rules better than anyone. Fraternization between Vampyre and human was strictly forbidden. The rules were imprinted in his brain from birth, but he had to choose differently. Was it her human frailty or the smell of her blood that drew him there every night? Whatever this enchanting spell was that led him to her lands took total control, forcing him to do things he thought he’d never do.
Romantic love was forbidden and after months of obsessing over this human woman, he was beginning to understand why. All rational thought escaped his mind whenever he was near her. The erratic and irrational impulses that made him sneak out of his room, cross the neutral territory, and enter their lands each night had overwhelmed him. He’d lost control, yet refused to do anything about it. This was who he wanted to be.
Henceforth, that night in the dark meadows, basking in the midnight air, he made his approach. Would she welcome him or fear him? What stories would she have heard about his kind that could force her to be reluctant by his presence? He had no choice, for it was too late to turn back now. She was alone, and he would never have an opportunity like this again. He pushed back the bushes, taking slow steps toward her. Hesitant, he thought about turning around and forgetting about her. He knew where this would lead. Still, he interjects his reason and pushes aside all logic, giving in to his wanting desire.
“Hello,” he whispered softly from behind. She froze. She knew the end was near. She knew the Vampyre creeping up behind her would make her his supper if she didn’t run, and quick. Without thought, she took off screaming for her life. Her action to his bold move didn’t surprise him at all; the only thing that entered his mind was how beautiful she looked when she ran away. He didn’t pursue right away. He stood there paralyzed, fearful that he would be discovered.
If anyone heard her screaming it would be the end of him. Before she could get too far, he headed her off, and in a flash was right in front of her. They had collided. She ran right into him. The touch of her soft warm skin sent a sense of inner peace and tranquility through this entire body.
They had their arms wrapped around each other like lovers in need. That sensual gaze he gave her forced the fear to melt away only to be replaced with apprehension and embarrassment.
“I will not harm you,” he said in a passionate whisper.
“What do you want from me?” Her voice trembled.
“Simple conversation.”
“You mean to kill me?”
“Of course not. But far be it for me to make you my meal someday.”
“Who are you?” She gave him an uneasy glance.
He stared into her eyes and smiled, brushing his fingers through her soft, long hair. And thus that single encounter, that bold embrace set forth the path they would go through together; placing things in motions that would tear the very boundaries of everything they’d ever known. Forever.     

About the Author:

Adom Sample was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia. He holds an MBA from GMU, an MHA from ATSU. He served in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2008. He is an independent author who enjoys reading and writing romance, erotic, and paranormal stories. Writing is his passion and he lives to give others ideas and inspire stories to push the limits of creativity.

Where are you from?
I’m originally from Kansas City, Missouri but currently living in Fairfax, Virginia. I’ve been living here for almost ten years. Prior to that, I lived in Tokyo, Japan for three years and then in North Dakota for another three years.
Tell us your latest news?
I’m currently working on the second book in the Bloods Passion Saga. I’m about 40,000 words in at the moment J
When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a child actually. I wrote plays, poetry, shorty stories and the like. I didn’t start writing seriously until I finished graduate school. I put off completing my Doctorates to write. I felt like doing something I was passionate about as opposed to continuing my studies. Writing makes me feel good. 

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Well, I guess when I started writing my first novel. It took me about seven years to complete because I was working on my Doctorates at the time and I had to put it off for a while. When I look back on that journey, I’ve learned that writing is an evolving process and I still have much to learn. 
What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book actually started out as a collection of stories that I wrote as a teenager. I was going through some old boxes and found a folder full of short stories I wrote in middle and high school. They were all written in pencil, which started to fade so I copied them all down onto a word document. After I finished reading them, it gave me an idea for my first novel.
Do you have a specific writing style?
While this book Courting Moon: Vampyres Desire is in the first person present tense, I do enjoy writing in the third person as it gives me much more leeway in telling the story. I felt Courting Moon should be told from the perspective of the protagonist so that readers may feel her journey as it plays out. When writing in the third person I try to be as descriptive as possible while not overloading the reader with too much detail. With Courting Moon, I chose a more expository style of writing. She’s the one telling the story so it is told from her point of view, including her bias and opinions. It really depends on how the characters are developing.  
How did you come up with the title?
In the beginning, I was going to call it The Courting since the story is based on this event, but as the story progressed, I settled on Courting Moon: Vampyres Desire. It’s based on the desire the two main characters feel for each other and the journey they must take to be together.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes. That no matter the circumstances be it family, friends, class, socioeconomic status etc.; if your heart tells you that a person is right for you then pursue it no matter what.
How much of the book is realistic?
I try to keep it within the realm of reality as much as possible while building on the fantasy of their world.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Nope J
What books have most influenced your life most?
Deception Point by Dan Brown, The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Asian Philosophies by John M. Koller.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I don’t really have any writers in particular that I would consider a mentor. If I had to choose a writer that I looked up to it would be Dan Brown.
What book are you reading now?
Unfaithful (Touched, #2) by Elisa S. Amore
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Vanta Black (author of Crimson and Marine) and Leylah Attar
What are your current projects?
With the exception of the Bloods Passion Saga (five books in total), I currently have six other projects in the pipeline. I’m constantly coming up with new ideas for a novel and I can’t seem to stop writing. 
What would you like my readers to know?

I’d like to thank you all for taking to the time to read my work and I hope you enjoy Courting Moon. As time goes on, the tale will become much more complex and exciting so stay tuned. Please don’t forget to follow your dreams and pursue your goals no matter the obstacles laid before you. 

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