Blog Tour Kick Off Giveaway, Book & Author Spotlight The Fallen King by T.A. Grey

Friday, December 28, 2012



Title: The Fallen King
Author: T.A. Grey
Series: The Bellum (#4)
Genre: Paranormal Erotic
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 28, 2012



 Life couldn't have possibly gotten worse for the demon king Alrik. But it did. He lost the love of his life. Days spent clouded in black and gray were brightened only with the lovely Arianna near. Her light kept the darkness at bay if only for a few moments.

And now she's gone leaving him alone. Now he has nobody. But he has purpose. A purpose—steely determination—for revenge against the one who cursed him. His mother. She's out there in the rift, gathering forces, for what, he's unsure.
A mere human witch by the name Abbigail Krenshaw is the key to saving himself and killing his mother--or so a little old seer tells him under sword point. Small, fragile, and breakable Abbigail almost reminds him of his lost love, yet she's different. Strong, charming, always pushing him in ways that Arianna wouldn’t dare. He can feel her worming her way into his battered, blackened heart and can't decide whether he wants to close her inside forever, or lock her out.

He needs Abbigail. He needs the human witch to sacrifice herself in order to save his tortured soul. He's more than willing to sacrifice her for his purpose, but the more he's around her the more difficult it becomes to uphold the decision. Can he really use her to save himself and let her die? His heart screams no but his mind says yes.



Where do the ideas for your books come from?

The ideas come from everywhere at all different times. I get a lot of ideas while watching TV, movies, or reading other books. I seem to get my best ideas while watching or reading things that have nothing to do with the genre I write in. A documentary on tattoo have helped me to create characters before!

Have you ever co-written book/books? If so was it difficult? If not would you ever consider co-writing with another author?

No, I have never co-written a book before. The idea sounds terrible to me because I’m such a control freak out my books. I think it’d be harder to co-write a book than to just write it alone.

Where do you get your character names from?

Naming characters is always a lot of fun! Sometimes it’ll just come to you and you that character is meant to be named Abbigail, for instance. Sometimes it’s a bit harder to find a name that fits with the character. When the naming gets rough I take to researching older names from different cultures.

What type of research goes into your writing?

I research naming, jobs, and any other little thing that comes along the way. Research is usually pretty minimal which is how I like it! J

Are your family and friends supportive of your writing?

Very much so. My husband loves to joke with me and say he knew me before I was famous. My family thinks it’s fantastic because I’m doing something I love to do.

Do you remember when your interest in writing came about?

I became interested in writing around 2005. I remember reading some book and being frustrated with it because it could have been so much better. From then I started ‘practicing’ writing stories. I never finished any of them just wrote scenes with characters, but eventually I started writing short stories then worked up to novellas then novels. Now I write full time.

Other then writing what are your interests?

I love horror movies, really good TV shows (I’m just now getting sucked into Lost), cooking, occasionally crocheting, and reading! Normally when I’m writing I don’t get a lot of time to read so when I find time I read a whole lot.

Did you learn anything from writing your books, if so what was it?

I’ve learned how to build more unique characters, how to keep things exciting, and probably many more things. With each new book I’m always trying to write something I’ve never done, to make it bigger and better and when I do that I always learn new things.

What are your current WIP? Can you share with us?

My current WIP is Take Me: The Untouchables #1.
Dominic Blackmoore is the eldest vampire of his family. He's recently 'divorced' something nearly unheard of in vampire society. Only now he's being forced to bond with a new bruid in order to become president over the were and vampire government. However, things don't go as expected.
Felicity Shaw is a vampire with not a whole lot. Unlike Dominic Blackmoore she's dirt poor and will literally lie to get the job he's offering her. She can practically see the dollar signs floating before her very eyes and feel fresh warm blood flowing down her throat. Hey, a girl’s got to eat! However, Dominic ends up being way more than she bargained for because she's falling for him...fast...and he's supposed to mate to another woman.

You can read an excerpt from Take Me here at Goodreads. Take Me comes out in January 2013.



Faves

Food

Mexican

Color

Cerulean blue

Quote

Go big or go home. (It inspires my writing).

Movie

I don’t have one but for now I’ll say The Campaign because I keep laughing every time. J

Music

Big band

This or That

Day or Night

Night

Rain or Snow

Rain

Facebook or Twitter

Facebook

Mac or PC

PC

Coffee or Tea

Coffee





Where did the inspiration for this story come from?  What is the story behind the story so to speak?

The inspiration for The Fallen King came from the previous books. The Bellum Sister series came to me because I wanted to write something big and epic feeling. I wanted devastatingly sexy and unique men with succubus sisters who had no choice but to be with them.
The Fallen King takes off with the story of a cursed demon, Alrik Demuzi, who’s on a quest to kill the one who cursed him—his mother. The beginning of Alrik’s tale started in Ties That Bind, book 3 in the series, however anyone can pick up this book and follow the story. Alrik has lost the love of his life in a vicious battle. He also lost his kingdom deep beneath the rift that separates the human realm from the demonic. So, banished from his demonic kingdom, he’s set off to find and kill his mother, but for two long years she has outmaneuvered him.
Frustrated, Alrik has sought out a powerful seer for help. The seer tells him that a human witch by the name Abbigail Krenshaw is the only person who is powerful enough to kill his mother. A human, a witch, can help him? The idea is almost too ridiculous for Alrik to grasp.
Abbigail pushes Alrik to find tenderness inside him that he didn’t know he had. The more they are together the more she worms her way under his skin. She’s so different from his former love and he discovers he likes those differences—a lot. ;)

Tell us about the book cover.

The wonderful cover was done by Char Adlesberger from Wicked Cover Designs. She did an incredible job, and I simply love the cover!

How does it represent your book?  How did you choose the artwork?

I think The Fallen King’s cover represents the book perfectly—it has paranormal written all over it. I didn’t really choose any of the artwork for this cover. I told Char about what I’d like to see then she turned around and wowed me with this!


Alrik couldn’t move. He was rooted in place not by a spell but by a human woman. Abbigail. Surely, life couldn’t be so cruel as to send a woman like her to him. She was seductively formed, small waisted with hips made for a man to hold on to while he thrust inside of her, and breasts that made his palms itch to hold.
She turned her back to him and waded into the water like a brave enchantress. The sight of her shapely backside and the sexy dip of her lower back nearly sent him after her. Her legs were strong, with just enough muscle that they rippled as she stepped into the lapping water. 
Was she testing him? Trying to taunt him with something he couldn’t have or wouldn’t take? 
Wait. He’d take it. Yes, he’d take it and so much more if she offered her young lithe body to him. After all the horrible deeds he’d committed in the past, using her body would hardly fare against them. He’d taken several steps towards her retreating back before he stopped himself. 
No, he couldn’t touch her. They both needed to stay focused. He’d had and lost his love. 
He could not turn so easily to another woman with Arianna’s death still lingering on his hands.
But it’s been a year since she died, a voice in his head taunted.
Abbigail ducked into the water and came up with a splash that glistened from her hair and bare shoulders. His mouth watered at the sight of naked skin, and his cock throbbed and hardened to a painful point. 
Breathing hard, he stepped away from her, away from the temptation. She wouldn’t welcome him. He could make her but the thought of that didn’t sit well in his gut. If he touched her, something terrible might happen—he might begin to care. No, he couldn’t risk it. He couldn’t risk gaining any feelings towards her lest he be unable to go through with his plans. He needed her to die to save him. He finally had a chance to become the man he’d once been and he wouldn’t lose that chance no matter what.
He’d already lost one woman he cared about, he wouldn’t put himself in the same situation twice. No matter how the light glinted off her body. She cupped handfuls of water and scrubbed her face. She turned just enough so that he caught a glimpse of the side of her breast. He groaned low in his throat. He ached to know how she’d feel in his hand—heavy and full or light and firm? His cock became a heavy, throbbing mass.



 I love to write the kind of stories that will keep you up late at night and make your heart pound. It’s my goal in writing to make each new book better, more exciting, more action-packed, not only to test myself as a writer but to keep thrilling you. I’m always trying to push the boundaries with my imagination, and yours, to create something new and different.
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance novels then you’ll love my Bellum Sisters Trilogy. This isn’t your typical romance story, so be prepared for a kick of heat and tons of action. The Bellum Sisters Trilogy has received excellent reviews from paranormal bloggers and two of the three books are Top Picks from Night Owl Reviews.
Now, if you like shorter books with quite a bit of heat, humor, and action then I’d recommend the Kategan Alphas series. This erotic series features the sexy Kategan family and all the lucky men and women who get to meet them and complete their lives.
Visit my website to learn more about me and my books.


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4 comments:

Erin F said...

Thanks for the great post and giveaway! Congrats to TA on the new release!

Denise Z said...

Thank you for sharing with us and spotlighting this read today. Sounds like it might be fun :)

Leann Mallow said...

:) I'm working on my Amazon review for this book, I stayed up til 3am this morning reading this book. Could not put it down!! Can't wait to read more of your work T.A. !!

Karen Roma said...

Loved the interview and the excerpt from The Fallen King. Thank you for sharing with your readers!

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