Literary Nymphs Interview
Title: A Bite In Time: Orbus Arcana Book 2
Author: Viki Lyn & Vina Grey
Genre: MM paranormal romance; LGBT romance
Release Date: August 2014
Do you write in more than one genre?
Vina: Not anymore. A few years ago, I wrote male-female paranormal romances but it takes a lot of time and energy to develop and world and sustain it, and I since I love writing m/m so much I focused on these stories. In the future? Who knows? Never say never is an adage I live by.
Viki: I have a couple of m/f historical romances published, but I I love reading and writing about men loving men, and so I follow my passion by sticking mostly with the m/m romance genre. Within the m/m genre, I write contemporary and paranormal stories and someday would love to write a ‘true’ mystery.
What if any, is the hardest part of writing for you?
Vina: Finding a book title. Honest! I go crazy trying to come up with and then finalize a title. And last names for my characters - hate that one, too. And it never fails that the ‘perfect’ title or name (for that day anyway) comes to me when I’m driving or in a meeting. I go through some gyrations trying record my thoughts on my phone (thank you, Apple!).
Viki: I hear you Vina! Book covers can be difficult because I’ve already envisioned how my character looks. Finding a model to fit a character is almost impossible, but I have to say that Winterheart Design did a fabulous job with the Orbus Arcana covers. I can’t wait to reveal our third book cover, but that’s for another time! Another challenge is keeping the pacing tight, especially in the middle of the story. We want our readers to keep turning the page.
What inspired the story?
Vina: Sitting in a coffee-shop one hot, sunny day in
(are you getting the vibe here?), Viki and I were drinking our poisons. To my
right, a big glass window…and I said, what if a car crashed in here right now?
Viki, choking on her coffee, raises
her brow at me (she does that quite well by the way). I continue…what if the
driver was dead…sputter, sputter, double
shot latte misses mouth and cup…what if the barista was a vampire who hadn’t
fed in weeks...Viki swipes coffee off her chin, shakes her head and says…we
have a story here, don’t we? The rest, as they say, is history. Arizona
Viki: Ok, Vina IS exaggerating. *cough cough* True, we were in
, and true, Vina did ask the question
about a car crashing through a plate glass window. But sputtering out my
precious latte, seriously, I don’t think so. And, she forgot to mention we
found a cupcake bakery we visited practically every day during our writing
retreat. I refused to step on the scale for a week after I returned home. Arizona
Their fingers touched, curled, clasped. Under the lights, John’s hair gleamed bright. His eyes crinkled at the corners, and the openness on his face called to Vince. They came together in a rush, bodies slamming together, mouths seeking blindly.
John’s lips locked onto Vince’s. John’s taste filled Vince’s mouth. Dio. He heard the pulse of blood pumping in John's veins. He barely held back the dropping of his fangs. His bloodlust was coming on him fast and furious and stronger. He needed to put distance between them, but he couldn't let go.
But there was more than the bloodlust between them. Holding John felt like coming home. Like a winter fire on a cold alpine evening. Like everything warm and comfortable Vince treasured.
Drawing on his strength, he fought back the bloodlust and focused on John. He didn't need John's blood to satisfy him. He would find other ways to nourish.
Pulling away, he traced John's lower lip. “Give me a minute. Don't go away.”
“Sure. But don't be too long.”
For the Bite of It Excerpt: An Amazon bestseller!
A vampire, a cupcake, plus one sexy cop, is a recipe for trouble: welcome to the Orbus Arcana series! Vince is a lonely exiled vampire prince running a cupcake shop when he’s caught in a human murder investigation being run by John. Human cop John has kept his sexuality quiet but his attraction and feelings for Vince make him reconsider. While John and Vince begin an erotic dance, Vince’s vampire world of the Orbus Arcana is at a crossroad and the intrigue will change their relationship forever.
What are some of your other favorite activities?
Vina: I read, read some more, drink coffee, write, read, coffee, write, coffee, read. Broadway. Traveling. Occasionally I surface for mundane activities such as grocery shopping, dinner with my family. My only other vice is traveling. We do one or two major trips a year to lands as far away as possible.
Viki: Travel, art, writing, reading, anime, RPG’s, coffee, bowling, British mysteries...just about anything involving breaking bread with friends and family. Obsessions: I have over 300+ yaoi stuffed in my back closet.
Where can we find your website?
Vina and Viki share a cyber home at www.vikivinaromance.com. Please stop by if you have chance and read, for the first time ever, fun facts about the Orbus Arcana world.