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GENRE: Paranormal romance/urban fantasy
Follow the journey of a strong, independent, yet caring woman as she navigates the supernatural world she is thrust into. Gwen steps out of a dysfunctional family life and into a world filled with danger she never realized lives at every turn, fiery passion, and a love that is ever binding. How will she handle her strange new surroundings as well as the man with the intense and overbearing personality who threatens to destroy the emotional barriers around her heart?
Wicked, the next in line to become the vampire king, is caught off guard when he grudgingly agrees to take on a charge, something he never wanted to do. He is unsure how to handle the fierce and vibrant woman with the unsettling green eyes. It doesn’t take long for them to clash, but will it end passionately or burn down around them?
Interview with Evi Rhodes
A couple questions I get asked a lot are:
Why did I want to become an author? And do I find it difficult to come up with ideas to write about?
My journey to becoming an author is a bit unconventional one and certainly didn’t have a straight line to the goal at any time. Although, I always loved to write, I never pictured myself as an author and never had any formal schooling as far as writing goes. I didn’t have the confidence to write anything and share it unless I had to, and when I did I was told that I was too much of a dreamer. And my spelling and grammar were atrocious. At the time I was also very passionate about competing in my equestrian sport and was focused on trying to make a PanAm or World Cup team to one day achieve my ultimate goal of being in the Olympics.
When I retired from competing I picked up writing full time as a tool to deal with what felt like a sudden loss. I was drifting not sure what my next path should be and writing allowed me to express myself and bring to life characters I’d spent so much time creating. Since that time I’ve worked at a little bit of everything; from a delivery person, office administration staff, factory worker, a well water tester, multiple jobs at the race track and owner of a small business, but nothing has felt like it fit until I decided to pick up writing again seriously and publish my work.
As for finding ideas to write about so far that hasn’t been an issue. I’m sure that it will be at some point as I know it’s something every author struggles with. But the bonus of working so many jobs over the years is I’ve met lots of different people from all walks of life. These people and experiences have given me oodles to draw on for my work and I’m always looking for people who are willing to share their own life experiences to add to my writing. So for now, I sit down and just let the story flow and see where it takes me.
Now for a bit fun I would like to tell you my top ten likes:
- TV show – The Walking Dead (Can’t believe Robert Kirkman isn’t going to write anymore comics)
- Dessert – Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (must be from Baskin Robbins, it is the best)
- Music – Indie Rock (great vibes and soul)
- Author in same genre – J.R. Ward (amazing writer and story teller, I aspire to be as great as she)
- Animal – (all kinds really but horses and dogs are at the top of my list)
- Friday Night Meal – This is a tossup between Tacos and Pizza
- Drink – Coffee (hands down is the best drink ever invented)
- Colour – Black (even though it’s not really a colour)
- Movie Type – Action or Romantic Comedy (you can’t really go wrong with either)
- Actor – Ryan Reynolds (this needs no explanation 🙂 )
His big body started to shake and he gave in and did something he hadn’t done in a very long time: he cried. He was hanging on to her for dear life as the sobs racked his body and still she just kept repeating how much she loved him, and she was there for him. As small as she was, physically, in comparison to him, in this moment she was the strong one; she was his rock. He needed her, he needed to wipe away what happened tonight; he needed to bury himself into her warmth and have her wash away the darkness with the strength of who she was who they were to each other.
He looked up into her eyes and he saw only love. There was no pity. There was no sadness or disgust at how weak he was being, there was only love for him and a strength of character that spoke of her virtuous nature. He took her face in his hands and crushed his lips to hers and she moaned in response, allowing him to completely dominate her as he ran his hands up her body and explored her mouth with his tongue. He broke away from the kiss only long enough to make sure the door was locked.
AUTHOR Bio and Links
Evi Rhodes has always had a passion for writing and likes to spend as much time as possible hanging out with the array of rescue animals on her farm in Ontario, sipping on a cup of coffee and typing on her laptop.
In addition to getting her degree in business as well as competing in her favourite equestrian sport, dressage, she is an entrepreneur, and has coached many of a riding enthusiast, but she has always found herself coming back to wanting to write full-time.
“I just want to be me and to be authentic. To tell a story that others can immerse themselves in and enjoy is what I have always wanted.”
WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/evirhodesauthor/
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Evi Rhodes will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.