Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I am pleased to introduce to you Tara Manderino. Tara writes everything from historical westerns to vampire intrigue! She also has an awesome cover for hr book, Bound by Blood. Please enjoy Tara’s answers to your questions as much as I did.
I live in southwestern Pennsylvania, about 30 miles north of the Mason-Dixon line to give you an idea of how far north of south I am. My two sons are grown men now but they haven’t lost their knack for alternately amusing and aggravating me. I guess that’s what you would call a normal parent / child relationship. Since the boys are grown, I know have Lydia, the Boxer as a major source of peskiness. Love her dearly, but she seems to have difficulty understanding mommy wants to write now.
Tell us about your current release.
My latest release is Bound By Blood. A vampire tale that is not as bloody as the title sounds. It has a little romance and a lot of adventure. It’s not your typical vampire story. I do have more plans for Alex and his ring.
In his two-hundred and fifty years as a vampire, Alex only observed, never intervened with any of his progeny, yet what else can he do when a little girl of his lineage is kidnapped? When he meets Lisa, the child’s nanny, his protective instincts kick into gear, yet he finds he must expose her to ever increasing danger as they search for the missing child. To protect Lisa from perils she is unaware of, he harbors her in his own home.
With Lisa’s help, Alex is able to determine who has the child. Learning why she was abducted rocks him on his heels and sets off a transcontinental search that leads to ancient myths of the Cardinal’s Ruby; the stone in Alex’s ring.
Alex and Lisa have one shot to save the child, but will they be able to stop the impending destruction raining down?