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Vampire Chicago #1

Urban Fantasy, Noir, Detective

Date Published: November 25, 2020

Publisher: Indies United Publishing, LLC


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Former ADA Alastair Maddox pursues Prohibition Chicago’s most dangerous monsters after witnessing the deaths of his parents and grandparents as a boy. When a former colleague in Chicago PD comes to ask Alastair for help, he comes face to face with the mysterious Alexandra DeLane. But something’s off. DeLane is way too calm and her eyes are the color of blood. After she escapes, Alastair goes on the hunt only to find himself the prey of an ambitious and mysterious mob boss who plots to have him murdered. The problem? Alastair doesn’t stay dead and comes back as something else. Something more dangerous and straight out of a horror novel.




Interview

Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

 

 No. Rarely do I write with some underlying message in mind. In my opinion, a reader should connect with a book because they form a bond with the characters and the story. If they see a message woven in the text that makes it personal to them or enjoy the story, then I’ve done my job as an author.

 

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

 

The writing itself is always the most challenging. Especially for someone who does most of the writing with little to no planning involved. Sometimes fatigue makes it hard to break out my daily word count. Then there’s the fact I ghostwrite full time which leaves me mentally drained. Otherwise, I enjoy the process and let it flow as it will.

 

 

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

 

There is an inside joke with this in my household. While I personally have only published two (three as of November 25 and many more next year), I have actually written 20+ titles for ghostwriting clients. My current favorite is one that isn’t published yet but is under contract and planned for multiple installment releases next year. 

 

 

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

 

I have absolutely no interest in movie deals. This may sound strange to other authors, but as someone who knows the real underlying tidbits involving movie and TV series contracts, I am going to be very picky. If someone approaches me and wants to talk about a movie deal, I’m more than happy to discuss the possibility with them.

 

As far as actors, I really don’t have one for either series I’m working on. That might change, it might not. I’m not sure.

 

When did you begin writing?

 

I was fifteen and working on a novel based on one of my favorite video games. It didn’t lead anywhere since I went into conceptual art and design instead, but it was fun.

 

 

How long did it take to complete your first book?

 

From writing to publication it took me about four or five months. It usually only takes me two months to complete an entire novel manuscript. 

 

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

 

 

There are many, but it would be unfair for me not to mention AE Fisher, author of the Black Angels MC series. Reading her novels got me into writing my first MC. It never got published, but she played a crucial part in my writing journey.

 

 

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

 

No one ever believes me when I say this, but i don’t have a “favorite” part in the writing process. I much prefer the marketing and revision aspect of the whole thing. Lol. 

 

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

 

LBTQ+ YA Urban Fantasy 

 

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

 

 

I have to keep mum about it at my publisher’s request, but let me say you will be seeing A LOT of me next year. I can say Vampire Chicago’s sequel is set for release in February. ARCs are available by request. 

 



About the Author

Blaise started her journey in writing at the age of the fifteen with her first unfinished urban fantasy novel based on a popular video game series known as .Hack. From there she moved her journey into designing characters and doing concept art for various paying clients. In her older career, Blaise moved into working for the Indie Gaming industry where she did concept art for the company HollowRobot and their debut game, Johnny Reboot and various other clients. Sadly, the game didn’t go anywhere and Blaise found herself losing interest in what she had done for fifteen years.

In 2017, Blaise embarked on her first ever NaNoWriMo challenge where she finished the Paranormal Shifter Romance, Blessing of Luna which she indie published. It has then produced a second installation into the Wolfgods series titled Bane of Tenebris. Both have recently been picked up by BlackRose Writing.

Both of these books gave birth to the first of Blaise’s three businesses. The first, FyreSyde Publishing, a small press, has recently opened its doors to authors and works alongside them in the ever difficult challenge of book marketing. A running joke is Blaise considers herself an “odd duck” in the sense that she loves the marketing phase more than the writing phase of production. Her other two businesses include full-time freelance ghostwriting and the independent bookstore, GreenWood Grove Booksellers.

After falling in love with the Dresden files by Jim Butcher and later Saints & Shadows by Christopher Golden, Blaise found a new love for Urban Fantasy. Reading the beloved Vampire Files by PN Elrod prompted Blaise to initiate her next phase and begin producing paranormal detective and noir novels. Now she combines the two and loves every minute of it.

She currently lives in the hometown of Bonnie & Clyde with her husband, two adorable kids, two cats and a dog.

 

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