Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dark Experiments by Lana Campbell Trailer, Excerpt & Interview

Dark Experiments
Forever and a Night Series
Book Two
Lana Campbell

Genre: Paranormal romance

Publisher: Zombie Cupcake Press

Date of Publication: 5/21/17

ISBN: 9781546888994

Number of pages: 497
Word Count: 120k

Cover Artist: Rebecca Weeks

Tagline: She wanted nothing to do with him, but only he can save her from an angel of death.

Book Description:

Christian is the exception to Tiffany’s rule that all males are louses. For years Tiffany has lusted after Christian and of late she can’t help but wonder what it might be like to have a brief fling with him. The opportunity to explore her secret fantasy appears when Christian offers her a job as the IT person for his practice, the V clinic. She knows if he gives her the green light, she’s going to have a romp with her sexy vampire. When the night finally arrives and she and Christian have sex, the experience is so overwhelmingly powerful, Tiffany backpedals and tries to turn down the heat between them. She’s human. He’s a vampire. She can’t afford to fall in love with him.

Christian has other ideas. During their sexual encounter, he discovers Tiffany is his life mate and he vows to change her thinking. His intentions are put on hold when he gets caught up in an angel of death’s vicious plan to chemically terminate V clinic patients’ pregnancies. Tiffany herself falls victim to a lethal dose of arsenic and Christian can only save her by turning her into a vampire. She’s furious when she wakes from her turning and discovers what Christian has done. She wants nothing to do with him ever again, but when she’s kidnapped by this angel of death and used as a guinea pig for deadly experiments she only has Christian to turn to save her life.

Nathan’s men rushed inside, Christian at their heels. He flipped up his sunglasses and looked about the inky darkness of a huge garage, plenty luminous for vampire eyes. Another standard door led to the belly of the building in the far right corner. He headed toward it, behind Nathan’s six men. Asa, Dominic and Nathan took up the rear, single file behind him.
At this point most everyone inside had surely heard the door come down. Christian needed to alert Tiffany and make her ready for whatever transpired once they emerged into the building’s interior.
We’re here. Get ready. Say nothing and stay calm. I’ll be there before you know it.
You’re here? Thank God, Christian.
Are you alone?
Yeah, I’m still alone and tied down to this damned bed. My heart is about to beat out of my chest. That’s my only tell, but no one except a vampire could here it.
I’ll hear it soon enough and it will be music to my ears.
Be careful.
You too.
Two of Nathan’s men took the battering ram to the interior door. Once it was relieved of it’s hinges, Christian rushed inside behind four of Nathan’s men. He expected to be met by the very least the brother armed to defend his turf, but instead two young thin vampire girls with hideously gray skin and gaunt features stood in a long hall just out a doorway to his right. The scent of chili wafted from the room, and Christian assumed it to be a kitchen.
The two girls appeared terrified, frozen in place, eyes wide and flitting from one armed man to another.
“Hands in the air!” one of the humans ordered.

About the Author:

Lana Campbell is the author of the Forever and a Night vampire romance series. The first book in her series is Forever and a Night. Her second book Dark Experiments just came out 5/21/17. Zombie Cupcake Press has just recently bought her third book Deadly Secrets, which should be out late summer. Lana loves writing paranormal romance and is an avid reader of it too. She lives in Avoca AR with her husband, oldest daughter and a cat named Felix. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and watching old movies.


1.   What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I love going to writing conferences. They’re a great way to refuel, relax and learn more about a craft I have an extreme passion for.
2.   What is the first book that made you cry?
Twilight. It inspired me to write vampire romance, but stories with more human-like vampire characters. Also I wanted more mature characters too, which I’ve written into most all of my Forever and a Night series books.
3.   Does writing energize or exhaust you?
It absolutely energizes me. I love to write and when the story starts to flow I can write for hours on end.
4.   What is your writing Kryptonite?
Noise. I can’t write well with the TV on or with people around. I need quiet.
5.   Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
No. I worked hard to be a writer and wanted my name on my books.
6.   What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I have a number of writer friends who I can share concerns and troubles with. Usually they’re facing the same ones and it’s good to bounce off concerns with someone who knows the challenges authors face such as writer’s block, marketing and advertising your book, etc.
7.   Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
I am writing a vampire romance series. Each book is a stand alone book, but you’ll find the characters popping up or starring in each of my books. So there is definitely a connection between stories, but a reader wouldn’t have to read the first book, Forever and a Night to enjoy Dark Experiments or the other books that will be coming out soon.
8.   What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
Christine Feehan. I liked the first vampire romance I read, but I’d read other books I liked better. As I got into her series I became hooked though.
9.            As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
I’d have to say a cat. They can be mysterious and adventurous or they can be a great best friend. My cat likes to sit on my lap when I’m writing. He has no idea he’s distracting me, he just wants love.
10.            How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
When I first started writing I never tried to publish any of those books because I didn’t think they were good enough. I probably have four or five that I started on and never finished to my satisfaction. But as I continued to write I got better at the craft and began to have more confidence in my work. When I finished my first book in this series, Forever and a Night, I knew it was good. Really good. And I submitted it to a publishing house and sold it.
11.            What did you edit out of this book?
I rewrote this book twice. I totally edited out the majority of this book, but kept the premise meaning the setting, the personality of the characters etc. It took me a year and a half to complete this book. At times I thought I’d never finish it, but I’m glad I didn’t give up. I love this book and my characters. Tiffany, my heroine is probably my favorite character of any I’ve created. She’s spunky, mouthy and has no verbal filter. She says and does what she pleases. I love that about her.
12.            If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
I was a chef for eight years and I really enjoyed it. If I had to go back to doing that full time I would, but I wouldn’t be everything I want to be if I didn’t write.
13.            Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Yes. The spiritual element of my characters. I weave that in carefully so that it’s a part of who they are, but not one of the primary elements of the books.

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