Tuesday, September 23, 2014

20 Questions with Author Rebekah R. Ganiere

I have a "thing" for fairytales! Look no farther than last week’s blog post accompanying the Fairy Tale Magic Hop for my reasons why. And I love discovering new authors who write what I enjoy. Ta Da! Meet Rebekah! I already knew of her enthusiasm for the paranormal genre through RWA’s FF&P loop, but the minute "One Click" brought the magic of her world to my iPad Kindle app, I realized something else: The woman knows her way around a fairytale! I’m devouring Red the Were Hunter and loving the way she can twist a familiar tale (and tail!). The second book in her Fairelle series, Snow the Vampire Slayer is waiting, crouching and ready to spring the minute it’s released, which is probably just as this post is getting uploaded. Pardon me while I sneak out . . . for a bite!

Lady Snow Gwyn is tired of playing "mother" to her seven Vampire Slaying brothers. For the past two years, she's yearned to be out there fighting at their side as they hunt for bloodsuckers in the black of night. Snow is as good a fighter as any man, but she wasn't called to be a Slayer. A mere formality in her book.

Prince Sageren, Son of Lothar has spent the last fifty years in exile, awaiting the day when he can finally avenge his family and take back his throne. Barely existing, he's forced to face his inner demons and the monster he once was, compelling him to vow to never drink from humans again. A simple enough task—until he crosses paths with a human who makes his fangs ache to drain her.

When Snow runs into Prince Sage on a late night trip to the woods, she's torn between the urge to kill him and the desire to succumb to the feeling he stirs within her. And when Snow's life is threatened by the same evil that murdered his family, Prince Sage must enlist the aid of Snow's brothers to not only help him save her life, but to also regain his rightful place as King of the Vampires.

If Sage can keep the Slayers from killing him first. 

Run away. Run now. He wanted to scream. But he couldn’t. Drink her dry. Make her your own and you’ll never be alone again. He pounded on his skull. His gaze met hers and he suddenly lost all reserve. 

One moment he was inches away, the next he grabbed her braid and forced her body against his, crushing her lips with his own. His tongue plunged deep into her mouth. She stiffened at his touch initially, but then relaxed against him. He needed this. 

Her supple body pressed against his, her curves sparking every inch of his skin to wake up and pay attention. Out of sheer will, he forced his fangs at bay. He wanted her all to himself at that moment. Just her. The feel of her lips on his lips. Her tongue danced and licked his with a palpable need. Her apparent lack of experience made Sage savor her all the more. 

He was dangerously close to losing control. She pushed against him roughly and he let go. Her eyes widened before hardening. Quick as light, she swung to slap him, but he caught her wrist. 

“You don’t want to do that, love. You’ll split your palm open again.” 

“You had no right to kiss me.” 

Need pounded through him, making his body quake. He let go of her wrist. “I didn’t see you protesting too much.” 

“I…I…” Her mouth opened and closed several times, but no words formed. 

His gaze trained on her throat. The pulsing vein and the thundering of her heartbeat called to him. He licked his lips. 

He stepped forward, gripped her arms and locked his eyes with hers. Her pupils contracted and then flooded open. 

“You will go straight to the cabin. You will get your things and you will run. Run ‘til you get safe in your bed. And when you wake up in the morning, you will remember nothing.” 

Her eyes glazed over and he eased his grasp on her. She picked up her sword and ran. A minute later, the light in the cabin flickered out and the door slammed. Sage didn’t dare let himself even breathe until he knew she’d gone, for fear that he would chase her down and ravish her. 

When he no longer heard her footsteps, he fell to his knees and clutched the bloodied gauze she’d left behind. So long he had been in exile, underground. So long he’d denied himself the companionship of a woman. And here, in the middle of a glade, he’d found her. His heart’s desire was a human. What the hell was he going to do now?

Meet Rebekah R. Ganiere . . .

20 Questions: Getting to Know Your Favorite (or soon to be Favorite!) Writer

Getting to know you:

Party dress or blue jeans? Jeans

Spa day or gym workout? Spa Day! Definitely!

Night owl or early bird? Night Owl! I couldn't get up early to save my life!

TV at home or movie theatre? Movie Theater. Married to a TV Producer, there is no other way!

Broadway or museum? Broadway! I LOVE Musicals. I went to College for Musical Theater 

Things that make you want to go “EEEEEEK!” Clowns and Spiders. Okay I'm seriously shivering right now!

Favorite books from childhood? Shel Silverstein!

Three favorite movies? Moulin Rouge, Underworld, Star Wars

What’s on your Bucket List? I don't have one. I need to make one 

Gourmet cook or take out? I would love a gourmet cook!

The Written word:

Favorite type of hero (Type A bad boy or Type B good guy)? Bad boy! Sigh... Alpha Male Bad Boy!

Favorite genre to read? Paranormal Romance and Fantasy

Paperback or e-book? Paperback! Always Paperback. I love the feel and smell of a book.

A Writer’s Life:

OCD plotter or free range pantser? I am Free Range All the way!! However I have to plot at least a small outline.

Which is easier, the synopsis or the book? Are you kidding? Synopses Suck! LOL! That's why writers do them last!

How many submissions did you send out before publication? Not many. I don't like rejection so after a handful of rejections from Agents I switched to Editors and started getting offers almost immediately on two of my books.

First person you call when you get a sale? My Hubby 
J Then my crit partner and friend Katanie Duarte 

When can we get your next book and what’s it all about?

The next books coming out are Reign of the Vampires – The Society Book One releasing Nov. 17 through Lyrical Kensington. It is a Dystopian Paranormal Romance, where vampires rule the world, told from the Point of View of the only female coven Lord in the US. Danika Chekov and her supposed human slave Mason.

The first novella in my Fairelle Series is coming out December 3rd. And is the first novella about Snow's brother Jamen. All of her brothers will have their own novella. Jamen finds himself face to face with his childhood sweetheart, and the girl whose heart he broke three years prior. Only she's now engaged to be married, despite her still burning flame for Jamen.

Rebekah is an award winning author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released in May. The second book Snow the Vampire Slayer was released September 22, 2014. And her trilogy The Society will be released Nov. 17th 2014 by Kensington's Lyrical Press.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA FFP Chapter as well as a member of her local Los Angeles and Orange County chapters. In her spare time when she isn't writing you can find her moderating on Savvy Authors or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and two tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.


  1. Great post! I loved the excerpt, and the cover's gorgeous. The twisted fairy tale idea is fantastic, too. Thanks for sharing, Nancy!

    1. Thanx a bunch Kristen! I had a blast both writing the book and making the cover! I love fairytales!

  2. Great twist on a well-known fairytale. The story sounds marvelous, and I always enjoy seeing how an author answers the questions you pose, Nancy.

    1. Thanx for stopping by Maris! The questions were tons of fun!

  3. Thank you so very much for having me today Nancy! I LOVED answering your fun questions! Have a Fangtastic Week!

  4. What a fun post! I love finding new to me authors! The story sounds great!

    1. Thanx for stopping by Melissa! Have a great week!