A few of the challenges with this genre are keeping it fresh which leads into your next question…how did I come up with the idea of the donor program. I read a lot of vampire romance and they have a tendency to all have the same working concept. I wanted to find a way to give it something new while holding true to the familiar characteristics of vampires. The idea for the donor database started out with the “what if” exercise… what if vampires lived in a perfect world what would it look like. They wouldn’t have to worry about finding the blood and sex they need for survival (at least my vampires need blood and sex – lol). They would have an alternative to feeding off of human blood if they wanted – thus the blood supplements. And the donor database was born from there.
Which of your characters is most/least like you? In what ways?
I would say Jenna and not just because she’s a plus sized female, like myself, but she’s got a lot going on inside that head of hers… she’s uncertain of herself, she’s afraid to go after what she wants most. And for her, like myself, not everyone is in her corner with how she’s living her life and it makes it hard to go after what you really want when in that situation. So there are just so many things about her that I personally can relate to and I think my readers will be able to relate to her as well.