Monday, June 11, 2012

Book Tour: "Masquerade" by Felicity Heaton Character Interview & Giveaway

I'm ecstatic today because I have author Felicity Heaton here on her book tour for her new book "Masqerade". She is one of my favorite authors. I have really enjoyed all the books I've read by her and I'm sure "Masquerade" will be no different. Felicity is sharing a interview she did with Vivek the hero of "Masqerade" and she is also going to be giving away a signed, personalized copy of "Hunter's Moon" with some signed swag.

It’s wonderful to be here again at Romance Book Junkies for the next stop on the book tour for my new vampire romance, Masquerade. Masquerade is the tenth book in my ongoing Vampires Realm romance series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others, as Masquerade does stand alone.

Today, I’m going to be interviewing the hero of Masquerade. Vivek is a guard of the Venia bloodline and was once the trainer and mentor of the heroine, Sophis, until a night that drove a wedge between them. He’s headstrong, determined to succeed in the guard and prove himself, and would do anything to protect those he loves and cares about. I managed to catch up with him a few months after the end of his love story.

FH: Before I start this interview, I promised Sophis that I would wear a steel collar so you couldn’t tear my throat out with your fangs. *clamps it around her neck*

VIVEK: *raises an eyebrow* I take it we are going to cover old ground again?

FH: You know you’ll never hear the end of it, so put on your big boy pants and deal with it. Now that I feel a little safer, I’ll introduce you to the readers. I have Vivek here with me today to talk about his book, Masquerade. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourself?

VIVEK: I am annoyed.

FH: I can’t help that, but you can help me, and answer the question properly.

VIVEK: A puny steel collar would not stop me from killing you if I chose to do it.

FH: No, but Sophis would find out, and she would probably kick your butt and then leave you. So, if you like your life the way it is now, play nice. My question is now a command. Tell us about yourself.

VIVEK: I am a vampire of the Venia bloodline and a captain of the guard. I am approaching one hundred and fifty years old and I was born in Russia. I speak Russian, English, Czech, Polish and Latvian. I am loyal to my bloodline and would sacrifice myself to protect my family.

FH: You mentioned your age, which reminded me of something. Your sire is male.

VIVEK: And? *sighs* I suppose you mean to insinuate that I may have had a relationship with him. Very amusing. I have never slept with my sire. You would do well to remove your mind from the gutter.

FH: It’s just so difficult. I see you, reclining there in your uniform, collar undone... looking sort of hot... and then I think about your sire being a man, and images just pop into my head. A lot of vampires have intimate relationships with their sires at some point in their lives.

VIVEK: *growls* Not this vampire, so drop the subject already. My answer will not change. I have never, and will never sleep with my sire. I am grateful for the gift that he gave to me, and we are friends, but that is as far as it goes.

FH: Fine. I will move on, although you might regret it. In Masquerade, you fall in love with Sophis. You’ve known her a long time but can you tell us how you met and how you felt about her initially?

VIVEK: I remember the day that Sophis first set foot in the mansion with her sire, newly turned, weak... mesmerising. I rarely saw her back then. We moved in very different circles because of her sire. When she joined the guard, I took care of her training and we began to spend time with each other, sparring and such. She was a wonderful student. Far better than Seth. The man has the attention span of a gnat.

FH: I think you just don’t like him that much. *he shrugs* Your relationship with Sophis is complicated because of something that happened in your past. Can you tell us about that?

VIVEK: I knew this would come up.

FH: It is rather central to your romance, so please answer the question.

VIVEK: Fine. I was on patrol with Sophis and we ended up fighting Aleksis and Izabella Romanov, two very powerful hunters. Aleksis stabbed Sophis in the gut and all I could do was hold her as she bled out. She was too damn young. I never should have signed off on her training. If I hadn’t, she wouldn’t have almost died. She would have been safe.

FH: So you’ve felt responsible for what happened to her ever since then, and things degenerated between you. You lost the friendship you had once shared, and at the start of your book, you two are close to losing each other forever because of that night. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The events that happen in Masquerade bring you back together. Can you tell us about what happened in your story?

VIVEK: As you said, we were on the edge of destroying what little remained of our friendship. *I glare at him* Fine. Perhaps I was on the edge of destroying it... but I only had her best interests at heart and feared she would meet a terrible end if she remained with the guard. She almost proved me right with her reckless behaviour, leaping into a fight with a hunter without her team and foolishly without ensuring the hunter was alone. She might have been killed.

FH: But she wasn’t. That night you saved her life again, and it took you both back to a decade ago and your fight against Aleksis and Izabella. Maybe it was exactly what you both needed.

VIVEK: It was certainly what I needed. That and what followed afterwards, with Aleksis and Izabella showing up in our city again. It made me think about everything that had happened and, yes, I realised that perhaps I had approached a few things in the wrong way, but I made amends.

FH: And about time too. How has life been since the events that happened and brought you together?

VIVEK: We’ve both been working very hard with the guard to get everything back into order in the house but we find time for each other. I’ve been training Sophis together with Seth and Ella, and everything is beginning to feel as it was ten years ago... only better because now we are together.

FH: Your story, Masquerade, is a book in a series. Can you tell us a little about the series and can we expect see more of you in other stories in this series?

VIVEK: Yes, I think you’ll see us again. I’ve heard rumours that you’ll be writing a novel for Tynan in the future, so I am sure you will catch up with us again then. As for the world I live in, it is a dark and dangerous place, and while the hunters have been dealt a blow, they will come back. We can kill hundreds but if we do not destroy the organisations behind them, they will never be eradicated. That is a mission I would dearly love to be sent on. I feel I still have a score to settle with the bastards.

FH: I can imagine. Describe yourself in one word?

VIVEK: Intense. Sophis tells me that, although she often means it in a way meant to tell me that I need to lighten up.

FH: Thank you for meeting with me today and chatting. Is there anything else that you’d like to add?

VIVEK: Thank you for interviewing me. I am now going to find the interview you did with Sophis and then afterwards I shall be questioning her about it, perhaps whilst naked in bed.

FH: A little too much information. Run along then. I’m sure Sophis will enjoy your interrogation. Oh, and thank you for not biting me. You really are a gentleman. Who knew?

If you would like to find out more about Masquerade or the Vampires Realm series, you can visit the official Vampires Realm website at

Masquerade is available now at Amazon Kindle stores, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks. It will soon be available for Nook, Apple devices, Sony Reader, and Kobo Books, but you can get it in epub from other retailers like Smashwords and my own website.

F E Heaton
Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart.

Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella.

With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds?

Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:
Vampires Realm official website:

I would also like to take this moment to mention that there is a grand giveaway running throughout the whole of the Masquerade Book Tour. The top prize is a KINDLE TOUCH plus bundle of Vampires Realm series ebooks 1-9 (doesn’t include Masquerade), and it’s open internationally. You can find all the details at the Masquerade Book Tour page:  

Felicity has also offered to giveaway a signed, personalized copy of "Hunter's Moon" and some signed swag on my blog. To enter just fill out the rafflecopter below. 

Hunter's Moon
F E Heaton

The horror of the night he failed to save his werewolf pack from the cruelty of their vampire masters has haunted Nicolae for one hundred years, driving him deep into the Canadian wilderness in search of peace. That peace is threatened when unfamiliar hunters and the scent of blood lead him to a beautiful woman and a hard decision—face his past and help her or risk losing everyone he cares about again.

Bearing a heart filled with grief and with vengeance on her mind, Tatyana is intent on killing the hunters she’s tracking and returning to her vampire bloodline, but her plan didn’t include being shot with poisoned arrows or rescued by a glowering alpha werewolf who stirs forbidden hunger in her.

When the hunters make their move, will Nicolae be able to stop them before it’s too late? Will he be able to overcome the darkness in his heart and embrace his desire for a vampire? And can Tatyana face her fears and risk her life for the sake of forbidden love?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Amethyst said...

Great character interview! I haven't read the Vampires Realm series yet, but it sounds great and I'm going to add the series to my TBR list :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

Susan White said...

Thanks for the interview with Vivek. This series is added to my TBR list.

crystaley73 said...

The interview was great I love her books and would love a copy of Hunters Moon Thanks for the chance crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love all of Felicity's books...She has vampires, werewolfs and angels...always something for everyone;)

Tanya1224 said...

Geez...he sounds delicious ;) thanks for his interview. I'm following along on Felicity's book tour.

DhesiX said...

"can you tell us a little about yourself?"
VIVEK: I am annoyed.

LMAO! Couldn't stop laughing! And yes, He is delicious! I loved him.

Donna Cummigns said...

Wow, I'm hooked. What a delicious character! I can't wait to read this story, and series. :)

Lisa Cox said...

Hmmm, intense is the word I'd use too. Loved the character interview. Can't wait to get some of her books and read them.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Amiee Snow said...

I have been looking forward to that interview for days!! It went better than I expected at least Felicity heeded Sophis warning about wearing a collar he sounds a bit unpredictable :) awh i really like Vivek he admitted he was wrong and tried to make up for it he is a very strong guy i like that! :D Vivek is becoming my new fave hero! Felicity i loved Masquerade and the characters it was brilliant! thanks for the giveaway and the hop I'm really enjoying it :)

ArtemisG said...

Great interview! Vampires attract me very much and Vivek has something special. I really want to learn more about him.
Thank you for the giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

rubyswan said...

WOWWWWWWWWWW can I have ur autograph Vivek???!
sexy & most impressive..alpha..vamp..:D

erin said...

Thanks for a great "interview". Felicia's books are high on my wishlist :)

molly.frenzel said...

I love character interviews. This one was great. Felicity's series continue to enthrall me and make me wait with anticipation for further installments. Thank you for the giveaway!

*yadkny* said...

I definitely need to read your Vampires Realm series and CONGRATS on the 10th addition! Loved the character interview and thanks for the giveaway!

Tore923 said...

I would love read this book and series. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

Julianne said...

That was such a nice interview, I enjoyed reading it a lot. Vivek, what do you like to do to relax?
Will there be a book 11?
Thanks for a great giveaway.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Lexi said...

With every stop I like Vivek more and more. Loved this interview, thanks Felicity! And thanks for getting me hooked, I really need to check out this series. Hope it keeps growing =)

Unknown said...

I have several of Felicity's books that I will be reading this summer. I can't wait to get started with this series. I do love a series.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

bn100 said...

Great interview. Vivek sounds very caring about Sophis.

Bex n Books said...

Very entertaining interview. I love Felicity and her work; she's an amazing author.

Anonymous said...

I just love your books. They are soooo great. It's a must read.
Thank You for writing such terrific books.

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Phoenix Carvelli said...

Vivek sounds like he takes his work very seriously! I love his interviews and can't wait to read the series!

Evie said...

What a fun interview! And Vivek seems to be a great character! I love the fact that he'd do anything to protect his family.

Becky Weiner said...

Great interview! Would love to win her books!! Vivek sounds super yummy! LOL Cant wait to read this series.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Yvette said...

I have not read any of the vampire books but they have now been put on my Wish List and will be aprt of my summer read!

VanillaOrchids said...

What a great interview! I see Vivek is a bit grumpy. LOL But I suppose rehashing a painful situation can do that.


Anonymous said...

I just love to read paranormal books. Thank. You for writing the books that you write. It gives me a place to escape from the day's stress. So Thank You
A Fan and Friend
Janie Brigance

Unknown said...

thanks for the great interview.. Viviek is a bit grumpy, but looking forward to read this book.. thanks for the chance ^^


Felicity Heaton said...

Yes, I survived the interview unscathed. I don't think Sophis would let him off if he laid a claw on me! Plus, he'd have others in the series after him too. I'm the property of Lord Hyperion after all.

Thanks for all the fantastic comments so far, and for following along on this tour. There are many more posts to come yet! I'm just glad you're all getting to know Vivek better :)


Tamsyn said...

I love the character interview! Vivek is charming!

SdyLion said...

I love all the paranormal series that she writes. They are so well composed and the characters are interesting and unique. I love her books. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

cara adams said...

Wonderful interview Felicity! I have to say it's one of your best books yet in the VR series I loved every second of it!

nurmawati djuhawan said...

exciting story...entertaining interview and great characters....
thx u so much ^^

chikojubilee at gmail dot com

sherri said...

I haven't read any of Felicity's books, but I want to now. I happened to find her book through another blog today. I've spent the better part of an hour going over her website and reading the excerpt to her new book, Masquerade. I think I'm hooked! lol

miki said...

i love her writing style and i love werewolves and vampires.. what can i ask for more?

great interview

all the best


crystalguidroz1 said...

I love all of Felecity's books. She is such a talented writer! I love the Vampires Realm series and think it may be my favorite book/series she has done to date.

Dustykatt said...

Lol I love it. I use the term attention span of a gnat all the time. :)

Unknown said...

I've never read any of these books but I'm adding the all the Vampire one's to my wish list!!!

Felecity do you have a routine when it comes to writing?

April Alvey said...

Love It So Wonderful.

Linda said...

Love the interview and hearing from Vivek, =) can´t wait to read the book!

best wishes, Linda xo

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