Thursday, February 3, 2011

Interview and Giveaway with Donna Burgess: Darklands

On her Bewitching Book Tour stop today is Donna Burgess! I had a few questions for her....and certainly agreed with some of her answers!

1.What made you decide to write in the paranormal genre instead of (let's say) chick-lit?

I’ve always been a fan of anything strange. I also love horror, so I suppose it was only nature. I appreciate some chick-lit, but I can’t seem to write with a sense of humor (although I do have a good sense of humor when I’m not on paper or monitor).

2. As a paranormal writer what are your feelings on the explosion of the genre and do you think it will be something that is around for a long time.

I think paranormal writing has always been around. It was just called other things—gothic, horror, fantasy. Think about it—Poe wrote paranormal stories. When I first started writing vampire stories, it was still lumped into the “horror” category. Now it’s either paranormal or urban fantasy, and horror is the hardcore, blood ‘n guts stuff!

3. When creating your stories....where is your favorite place to write and why?

I have a great office in our bonus room, but it has become more of an exercise area. I usually write at the kitchen table, so I can be around my kids. Otherwise, I would be running downstairs every fifteen minutes. For privacy, I plug my earphones into my ears. Then all is good.

4. If you had to to pick a book boyfriend,from any book you've ever read or written, who would it be?

I thought Michael from my book, Darklands, was a nice enough guy, but a bit too normal for my taste. If I could pick a boyfriend from any book I’ve read, I’ll go with Eric Northman!

About Donna:

Donna Burgess is an author of dark fiction and poetry who enjoys surfing, painting and has a deep affection for all things Monty Python and low-budget horror flicks. Over the past fifteen years, her fiction and poetry has appeared in genre publications such as Weird Tales, Dark Wisdom, Sybil’s Garage and others. She has been married for twenty years and has two children. Her newest releases include Darklands: a vampire’s tale (the first book in the Darklands Vampires series) and Breaths in Winter, a short story collection. Both are available in print and e-book. When she is not conjuring, she can be found surfing.

About The Book:

Halloween night, twenty years ago, college student Susan Archer watched as her beloved twin brother was brutally murdered at the hands of a stranger she invited into their home. Still haunted by the guilt of that night, Susan is now a tough but bitter cop in a nowhere town, trying as best she can to lead a normal life. When she is nearly killed during a wild shoot-out, she realizes she is not as strong as she first thought.

Fearing a breakdown, she flees the confines of her safe boyfriend and familiar surroundings to find salvation in the arms of “Deathwalker” Devin McCree—the very man who killed her brother.

But things aren’t always what they seem and she quickly realizes Devin was not the monster she originally thought, but a kind of guardian angel instead.

On the run from a crazed Nazi vampire-hunter named Kasper, she and Devin must find a way to endure the dreary urban landscape of a dying metropolis and escape Kasper’s wrath.“Darklands: a vampire’s tale” is a sexy and violent tale of survival, bloodlust and two people grasping to the edge of immortality while trying to hang on the last shreds of their humanity.

“Darklands: a vampire’s tale” is the first volume in the Darklands Vampire series.


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  1. I would love to read it, it sounds really good.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. Please enter me for this book. I'd love to read it! Thanks. I am a follower.

  4. Wow sounds wonderful please enter me for the book! Thanks so much!

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  5. Please enter me in the giveaway. I'd love to read this book.

    I'm a GFC follower.

  6. I wanted to add on to my post but since I cant edit let me just say that I follow on GFC. Thanks so much!

  7. Just stopping by to say hi to Donna and say thank you to Kris for hosting this tour stop.

    Have a great day you guys and I'll drop by later.

  8. Oh wow I would love to read this :0)


  9. Hi Kris (& Roxanne!),

    Thanks so much for having me on Cajun Book Lady today. Thanks, also to everyone for their comments. As a new novelist, I am extremely grateful for the support.

    I just love the site and am psyched over discovering several new books I'm dying to get my hands on, like "Darkness Becomes Her."

    Cheers, everyone. Have a super evening!

  10. This is a series I will seriously enjoy. I can't wait to start it.

    I'm a follower.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  11. Hey everyone! Thanks a million for stopping intoday! Thanks to Roxanne for setting up the tour and to Donna for stopping in at my humble online abode. :)

  12. New follower, would love to win this book. Will tweet the giveaway as well @readitandeat

  13. This sounds like an interesting book!
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  14. Wicked Awesome! That cover is hauntingly beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity. (Hugs) Indigo

    I'm a GFC follower.

  15. Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance!


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  16. Darklands sounds fantastic I cant wait to get a copy .Please enter me into your giveaway.
    I follow on blogger and gfc

    I tweeted!/lilblupixie
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  17. This sounds good. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks

  18. please count me in!

  19. and I am a follower as well :)

  20. Sounds great! Count me in!

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