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Today, I’m pleased to welcome C T Nicholson, author of Aiden’s Betrayal…
Aiden is a vampire, a Guardian for the Society, who spends his nights hunting down vampires who’ve turned rogue. He meets Elle, a human, the first woman to get his attention after losing his mate.
Elle’s a simple human who runs a bed and breakfast and ends up being dragged to a club with her friend. When she meets Aiden, he draws her to him like no other man ever has, but everything changes when she realizes he’s a vampire. Just like the one who killed her family and nearly killed her.
As fate intervenes, Aiden ends up bringing Elle into his world to protect her from a rogue who hunts them and both woman and vampire must adjust. Aiden has to get over his fear of losing another mate and Elle has get over her fear of vampires.
Tricia: Tell us a little about yourself.
CT: I’m a wife, a mother of two handsome boys, and work a full-time job. Then of course I write!
Tricia: When did you begin writing?
CT: I started writing three years ago with a few breaks here and there.
Tricia: Can you tell us about your most recent publication? :
CT: Aiden’s Betrayal is the first in my Guardians of the Society series. He’s a vampire who lost his mate a hundred years ago and as a guardian, he spends his nights hunting down vampires turned rogue. Elle spends her time running her bed & breakfast and anything that kept her life simple. Then she meets Aiden, who’s a vampire just like the one who killed her parents and sister.
Tricia: How did you get the idea for the book?
CT: I wanted to write a vampire novel, but the story has definitely changed since then. Even Aiden’s name which started as Jacob. It was funny that I changed it because of Jacob from Twilight and then now I watch Being Human and the vampire’s name is Aidan.
Tricia: What was the most challenging aspect of writing your novel?
CT: Finishing it and letting other people read it.
Tricia: Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?
CT: Of this series, it would have to be Julian, because he’s the Prince and who doesn’t love the man in control.
Tricia: Which character was the most challenging to write?
CT: I’d say my villain because I had to keep the identity secret at first.
Tricia: Which authors have inspired your writing?
CT: There are way too many! I’ll name a few off the top of my head. Christine Feehan’s Dark Prince was the first paranormal book I read, so it’s definitely why I write in this genre. I love J.R. Ward’s style of writing and Terry Spear has helped me so much while I was writing my books, with her group and the writing courses she gives.
Tricia: What projects are you currently working on?
CT: I’ve started the second in Guardians of the Society and the second to my sci-fi novel which is coming in April. I’m also working on what I like to say my ‘normal’ novel which I’m really excited about writing. I’m in love with the Hero, Dante! 🙂
Tricia: How do you handle unfavorable reviews?
CT: I haven’t had one yet, but I’m sure I won’t handle it too well. I do know that not everyone will like my book and I can live with that. Even if it hurts a little.
Tricia: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have five books with you, which books would you choose?
CT: I haven’t read it yet, but J.R. Ward’s Lover at Last. I’m totally in love with Quinn and Blay, and have no doubt that I’ll love it. Dark lover- Wrath’s story. Lover Unbound- Vishous. Lyndsay Sands –Single white vampire, Lucern’s story was the funniest. Then Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Acheron. Or I could just take my kindle and have them all on it!
Tricia: What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?
CT: Just keep writing no matter what anyone else says and make a goal. Finish the story and then go back. Don’t worry about if you should do this or that. For example, I worried over having a prologue for a while, since a lot of publishers don’t like them. I say write whatever you want at first and then fix it.