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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Author Spotlight: Faith V. Smith, Paranormal Romance

Please welcome Faith V. Smith, creator of the Bound By Blood series and a dear friend of mine. I believe with her are a couple of very hunky Vamps to keep things interesting:)

Hello, Faith!

Hey, Dayana. Thanks for having me today. Can't wait to get started. Our last get together was such a hoot!

I know. It was a lot of fun and so steamy with those big vampire hunks you travel with, LOL I don't suppose they'll be joining us today, will they?

No, sorry. They had other obligations. To be honest, Dayana, I think we wore them out last time.

LOL That's a good possibility. Well, let's get started then...

Tell me about yourself. What makes you angry, happy, sad, snoopy dance?

Angry:When people don’t seem to listen, and when I can’t fix something myself.

Happy: I am happy when I’m peaceful.

Sad: Sad, well thinking of things I could have done that might have changed things.

Snoopy Dance: When the blessings come in from above.
When was the first moment you felt comfortable saying, “I am a writer?”

I don’t think I have a first moment. I’ve always thought I was a writer since I penned my first poem in my teens. If we had to define it, it would be when my first 3 songs I wrote were recorded.

Wow, Faith! You wrote songs and got them recorded? That's pretty impressive. What kind of songs?

Southern Gospel songs with soul and some where you just had to tap your feet.

Sounds fun and inspirational. What type of stories do you like to write and why?

I try to write stories that give hope, are full of sensuality, and make readers believe anything can happen.

Where did you get the inspiration for (your current book)?

A Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention in Kansas City. The Vampire Ball that Heather Graham threw.

How many manuscripts had you written by the time you had your first publication?

3 full.

Do you have an upcoming release?

Dunbar’s Curse, the second book in the Bound By Blood, The Legends, my vampire series will be out March 19th 2010. Miles is a great character, and I love how he loves the heroine, Hope.

Where can we find your upcoming reItaliclease? When will it be available?

The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and others. March 19th 2010.
Dunbar’s Curse, the second book in the Bound By Blood, The Legends, my vampire series will be out March 19th 2010.

Tell us about your Hero. Do you have a favorite, if you’ve written multiple books?

I think my first hero in my medieval. He’s not had his place in the limelight yet, but I’m hoping. So please don’t tell my vamp boys. They might get upset…lol.

Your secret is safe with me, no worries:) Now I think I'd like to hear a bit about your current release, Kensington's Soul. Zacke is one hot vamp. I know I've met him up close and personal:)

Vampires can be such sensual and titillating creatures when it comes to what they want or whom they want. It’s been my pleasure to tell one such vamp’s story in Kensington’s Soul, Book 1 of the Bound By Blood, The Legends series with The Wild Rose Press.

Zacke was an excellent vampire, hot, edgy, tormented and determined to protect the woman he loves while he tries to redeem his soul. In Dunbar’s Curse, Book 2 of the same series, Miles is a vamp also driven by emotions. He wants what he is sure he can’t have and when he gets it, he is frightened it will be snatched away.

Please enjoy a short blurb and excerpt. Zacke and Miles both will be here to field any questions from curious and intrigued readers.


Erotic dreams haunt Dr. Hope Morgan. The man who makes her burn with desire is only a figment of her imagination—or so she thinks until she meets him at a party. She fears she is losing her mind and flees the handsome stranger but finds she can’t seem to get him out of her heart.

Miles is over four hundred years old and a bit long in the fang department to fall in love. But when the child he rescues grows up into a beautiful and sensual woman, he can’t keep his heart or desire under control. When Hope’s life is in danger once again, he moves Heaven and Earth to protect her but wonders who will protect her from him.


She stepped off the bottom step and almost tripped over an uneven patch of floor.

She aimed the beam of light at where the window should be. What on earth? A bookcase blocked out her expected light source. Miles was the only one who could have done that, but why would he?
The cold penetrated deeper, spurring Hope toward the furnace. Her foot caught on something soft but unyielding. She stumbled and ended up sitting on the something. Her hand recognized the contours of a mattress. A mattress that should have been stuffed in a corner, not lying out in the open.
Once again, she sent the light spiraling over the basement, but nothing else seemed out of place. She brought the beam back to shine on the mattress and a body.
Her heart beat triple time before she recognized the body resting on its side, a scant two feet from her hand. Miles! Why was he sleeping in the basement and not upstairs? Her hand reached out toward his arm. Should she wake him or let him sleep? Common sense won—he had to be freezing. He didn’t even have a sheet. This time her palm brushed his sleeve before she gently shook his shoulder.
A hand caught her wrist in a cruel grip.
She bit back a cry of pain.
A second later she was flat on her back—Miles’ face above hers. But not the face she loved. His eyes were so dark they were almost black. His beautiful lips were drawn back in a snarl. A snarl that revealed one-inch incisors. The hand that held her down sported claws.

Now sit back, enjoy, ask your questions, and have a good time!



Faith started her journey to publication when she joined the Romance board at iVillage.com, where she has long since become a community leader. She has written book reviews for Bridges Magazine, MyShelf.com, and for the past six years, Romantic Times Book Reviews. She also pens a column for a local magazine. Her path veered into editing and marketing for a small press before she joined The Wild Rose Press staff. Her dream of having her own work published is a blessing and an honor. Faith resides in the south with her daughter Amanda, memories of her now angel husband Rick, and a special zoo crew of furry babies.

Please visit me at www.faithvsmith.com, www.faithvsmith.blogspot.com,
I’m also on Twitter! http://twitter.com/FaithVSmith
And visit my fan page on Face Book Access it through my blogspot.


  1. Morning, Faith!

    I'll be in and out if I can today, otherwise I'll be in after the blasted day job, LOL If only retirement and writing fulltime was on the horizon, eh?

    I'll leave you to it for now.


  2. Hi Faith! It sounds like you've written a wonderful series here. I do look forward to reading your work, The excerpt sounds very intriguing. Good luck with all your new releases!

  3. Morning Dayana,

    Sorry I'm running late getting here! I'll be in and out all day too, but do have access to a pc from my day job!

    Thanks so much for having me and the Vamp pack here today!


  4. Hi Kaye and thanks so much! I love my series. I love my vamps. They are kinda hard to ignore, so I'm hoping readers are falling in love with them also!


  5. Good morning, ladies. Vamps are so popular right now... I have to wonder if the public will ever tire of them, or if our love will simply grow.

  6. Hello Faith, and Dayana,

    Faith, that's a wonderful excerpt. You snagged me right in. (~: Congratulations on your new releases. I know you've worked hard to see them this far.

    Blessings, Laura

  7. Great post Dayana and Faith! I wish we could hear those songs.
    Good luck Faith!

  8. Hi Catherine,

    I actually had an agent tell me years back, vampires were on there way out. I didn't believe it then and neither do I know...lol. So glad they are popular!


  9. Thank you so much for your kind words, Laura!

    Writing is rewarding and seeing what your mind creates out there for others to enjoy is indeed a blessing!


  10. Laura, about the excerpt, thank you! I was hoping it would do just that!


  11. Hi Mary,

    Maybe someday, I can figure out how to make the tape turn into a cd and then upload it to my pc...lol. I'm clueless when it comes to things like that.

    Glad you liked the post!


  12. Ladies, I thought I would drop by before Zacke got here to say hello!

    I'm Miles by the way! How are you doing?

    M Dunbar

  13. Miles, jumping ahead like that is just plain childish. You knew I was going to be here at a certain time.


  14. Get over it, Zacke, we are buddies, yes, vampire brothers, but when it comes to a chance to talk to beautiful woman, I am better at it than you are.


  15. Hi Faith. I thoroughly enjoyed that excerpt. Loved Zacke Kensington and looking forward to reading Miles's story. (Waving hi to the hunky vamps)

    May you sell tons! And I'd like to hear those songs too! ~ Mickey

  16. Dear Mickey,

    You always make me feel good! Thank you! I believe you will like Dunbar's Curse as much as you did KS, if not more.

    MIles' story is darker, more sensual in my opinion.



    P.S. I'll try to do something about those songs...lol.

  17. Now I'm curious to hear you sing. There must be a recoding somewhere. You are one talented lady.

    Loved Kensington's Soul and I'm anxious for Dunbar's release.

    Keep those men under control won't you. LOL

    ~~ Eliza M

  18. LOL, Hi Eliza! You too are always a balm for what ails me!

    Can't wait for you to get your hands on Dunbar's Curse either!



  19. Faith, I'm incredibly impressed that you've written songs. Try as I might, that's something I've never succeeded at.

  20. Helen, thank you! I really can't take credit for them. God gave me the words to each song.



  21. Sorry so late. It's been a full day. Finally got a minute to check in.

    Thank you for everyone that has popped in to support Faith and the Vamp gang as well this blog. I so appreciate all of you. And thank you, Faith, for coming over to play. Great seeing you, Miles and Zacke. Sorry to have missed the party. Working two jobs and a taking care of the household can do that, LOL

    Well...I guess I crawl off to bed now. One more day to get through. Oh but Halloween is upon us along with that Samhain. Got preparations to make, candles to light, souls to prayer for blessings over.

    Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain to all!

    Please don't forget to register for my Halloween Free read contest. Oh and I've got a magnificent goody bag to put together. The drawing is Novemeber 1st. The deadline is Halloween.



  22. Thank you so much, Dayana! I missed you and so did the boys! Maybe next time we can have the vamps and weres back on their own.

    Hugs and hope you get some rest!


  23. Hello, what a delightful interview, Faith! You have a great sense of humor, it seems, and an interesting background. Your work sounds inviting with such a yummy hero. -Laura H.