NJ Walters

Legacy, Book 6

Myths and legends are more than just passing interests for Sonia Agostino. She holds degrees in folklore and anthropology, and she comes from a family of Keepers, humans charged with helping paranormal creatures survive in the modern world.

Recently, her research -- and her intuition -- have led her to Chicago’s Inhibitions nightclub. Its enigmatic owner, known only as Damek, could be the one paranormal creature she has never seen. A vampire. Except he won’t see her.

Damek has good reason to refuse an audience with Sonia. One look at her and his gut reaction is she’s a serious threat to the simple, highly disciplined routine that keeps his bloodlust in check. Worse, she has unwittingly led vampire hunters far too close for comfort.


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Yet when she stubbornly shows up at the nightclub a second time, he cannot refuse her. The force of their attraction explodes with erotic power -- and danger. For when Sonia discovers that her suspicions were true, she finds her loyalties unexpectedly tested. And her choice will forever change both their lives.

 

Reviews for Damek's Redemption

"Damek's Redemption is book six in the Legacy series by N.J. Walters. Personally, I thought Damek was a cool, large-and-in-charge character who needed no redemption at all. I mean, mysterious, deliciously sexy vampires usually don't need to change their personality. Sonia is persistent and determine to help the first vampire she's ever met. She's a little arrogant in thinking she knows best but that comes from her Keepers training. Damek is a realist. He knew the pain of loving someone mortal who would grow old and die. He is content with his life and doesn't want to complicate it or be forced to move on from the current phase of his life. When the vampire hunters follow Sonia, hoping she will lead them to a vampire, he has no choice but to step in. He may be reclusive, determined to protect himself at all costs, but he still has a conscience and proves he's a paranormal worthy being helped by the Keepers.

I liked the author's justification of the variation and growth of his powers because he's older and how it helps him, and ultimately, Sonia. I also like the idea that paranormals can't do it all by themselves. That was something different from most books in this genre. The book was well written and fast paced. I thought the ending went on a lot longer than necessary, but overall, it was very good. Enjoy." - 4 Hearts, Kathy F., The Romance Studio

 

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About NJ Walters

Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.
One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel, Annabelle Lee, and life would never be the same.

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Website: http://www.njwalters.com
Blog: http://www.njwalters.blogspot.com
Newsletter Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awakeningdesires/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Nj-Walters/714113604

 

Also by NJ Walters

Ellora’s Cave Publishing:

Katie’s Art of Seduction-Awakening Desires, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Erin’s Fancy-Awakening Desires, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Capturing Carly-Awakening Desires, Book 3 (E-book)
Craving Candy-Awakening Desires, Book 4 (E-book)
Enticements-(Print -- Contains Capturing Carly and Craving Candy)
Jackson’s Jewel-Awakening Desires, Book 5 (E-book) & (Print)
MacNamara’s Lady-Awakening Desires, Book 6
Touch of Topaz-Awakening Desires, Book 7

Harker’s Journey-Dalakis Passion, Book 1 (E-book)
Lucian’s Delight-Dalakis Passion, Book 2 (E-book)
Dalakis Embrace- (Print -- Contains Harker’s Journey and Lucian’s Delight)
Stefan’s Salvation-Dalakis Passion, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Eternal Brothers-Dalakis Passion, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Endless Chase-Dalakis Passion, Book 5 (E-book)

Annabelle Lee-Summerville Secrets, Book 1 (E-book)
Heat Wave-Summersville Secrets, Book 2 (E-book)
Summersville Heat- (Print -- Contains Annabelle Lee and Heat Wave)
Lily Blossoms-Summersville Secrets, Book 3 (E-book)

Christina’s Tapestry-Tapestries, Book 1 (E-book)
Bakra Bride-Tapestries, Book 2 (E-book)
Tapestry Dreams -- (Print - Contains Christina’s Tapestry and Bakra Bride)
Woven Dreams-Tapestries, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Threads of Destiny -- Tapestries, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Embroidered Fantasies-Tapestries, Book 5 (E-book)
Fabric of Fate-Tapestries, Book 6 (E-book)

Embracing Silence-Project Alpha, Book 1 (E-book)
Have Mercy-Project Alpha, Book 2 (E-book)
Sweet Charity-Project Alpha, Book 3 (E-book)

Beyond Shadows-(E-book)
Out of Shadows-(E-book)

Seeking Charlotte-Hearts of Fire, Book 3 (E-book)
Entwined Hearts-Hearts of Fire, Book 5 (E-book)

Amethyst Dreams-Companion book to Amethyst Moon (E-book)
Amethyst Moon-Birthstone Series (E-book)

Three Swords, One Heart-Torrid Tarot Series (E-book) & (Print)

Anastasia’s Style-Valentine Vixens Quickie (E-book)
Candy Caresses-(Print Anthology containing the Valentine Vixens Quickie, Anastasia’s Style)

Drakon’s Treasure-Autumn Animalia Quickie (E-book)
Feral Fixation-(Print Anthology containing the Autumn Animalia Quickie, Drakon’s Treasure)

Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift-White Hot Holidays Quickie (E-book)
White Hot Holidays 3-(Print Anthology containing my White Hot Holiday Quickie, Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift)

Lady’s Minstrel (E-book)
Tracking Talia (E-book)
Lassoing Lara (E-book)
Tempting Tori (E-book) (Audio Book)

Unmasking Kelly (E-book)
Over Time, Under Him-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)
Trick or Treat-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)

Ellora’s Cavemen: Legendary Tails IV (featuring “A Love Eternal”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV (featuring “Shadows Stir”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III (featuring “Sunshine for a Vampire”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV (featuring “Moon Magic”) (E-book) & (Print)

 

Samhain Publishing:

Discovering Dani-Jamesville, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
The Way Home-Jamesville, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
The Return of Patrick O’Rourke-Jamesville, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke-Jamesville, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
A Legal Affair-Jamesville, Book 5 (E-book)
By The Book-Jamesville, Book 6 (E-book) & (Print)
Past Promises-Jamesville, Book 7 (E-book)
Jamesville Affairs-(Print -- Contains A Legal Affair and Past Promises)

Alexandra’s Legacy-Legacy, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Isaiah’s Haven-Legacy, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Legacy Found-Legacy, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Quinn’s Quest-Legacy, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
Finding Chrissten-Legacy, Book 5 (E-book)
Damek’s Redemption-Legacy, Book 6 (E-book)

A Touch of Magick-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Dreams of Seduction-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 2 (E-book)
Love in Flames-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 3 (E-book)

 

Carina Press:

The Gift of Shayla-(E-book)

 

Running Press:

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (Print)

 

An Interview with NJ Walters
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: NJ, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Damek's Redemption and is part of your Legacy series. What can you tell us about the series and the books that came before?

NJ: Thank you so much for having me at TRS!

The Legacy series is a paranormal series that focuses on the lives of several groups of werewolves. Damek, however, is a very old vampire and made an appearance in the very first Legacy book -- Alexandra’s Legacy. He’s appeared in almost every book since, and I freely admit to be fascinated by him. And from the emails I received from readers, I knew I wasn’t the only one who wanted to know more about Damek. I knew I’d have to tell his story eventually and Damek’s Redemption is it!

BLURB:
Myths and legends are more than just passing interests for Sonia Agostino. She holds degrees in folklore and anthropology, and she comes from a family of Keepers, humans charged with helping paranormal creatures survive in the modern world.

Recently, her research -- and her intuition -- have led her to Chicago’s Inhibitions nightclub. Its enigmatic owner, known only as Damek, could be the one paranormal creature she has never seen. A vampire. Except he won’t see her.

Damek has good reason to refuse an audience with Sonia. One look at her and his gut reaction is she’s a serious threat to the simple, highly disciplined routine that keeps his bloodlust in check. Worse, she has unwittingly led vampire hunters far too close for comfort.

Yet when she stubbornly shows up at the nightclub a second time, he cannot refuse her. The force of their attraction explodes with erotic power -- and danger. For when Sonia discovers that her suspicions were true, she finds her loyalties unexpectedly tested. And her choice will forever change both their lives.

HH: How does this story continue the series?

NJ: As I said, Damek’s been in almost every book since the beginning of the series and this book explores his place in the modern world. He’s helped the werewolf packs several times over the course of the series. This time, he needs their assistance, but he’s not sure he’s going to get it. Damek is alone in the world, a vampire surrounded by humans and other paranormals. He keeps to himself and prefers it that way. Less chance of betrayal if no one knows his secrets. His well-ordered world is turned upside down when Sonia barges her way into it, bringing unexpected danger with her.

HH: What do you like about Sonia and what's her greatest strength?

NJ: Sonia is one determined lady. She’d inquisitive, which gets her into trouble sometimes. She’s intelligent, courageous, curious and extremely loyal. Sonia is all about family, something Damek knows little about, but he’s about to find out just how much family means to her.

HH: What do you like best about Damek and what makes him different than most heroes?

NJ: I freely admit to being a sucker for the wounded hero and Damek is certainly that even if he doesn’t view himself that way. He sees himself as strong and self-contained. Really, he’s blocked himself off from relationships to keep from being betrayed or hurt. And who can blame him. Humans live such short lives compared with his. He’s lived for a thousand years and has seen empires rise and fall. He has great powers, but deep down he still wants what all of us want -- someone to love and care about us. Damek may have lived all those long years, but he still doesn’t truly understand the heart of a woman.

HH: How did you go about creating the world where their story takes place?

NJ: Damek’s story takes place in Chicago mostly at his nightclub and at the Haven Club, both of which have been introduced in previous books. In this book we get a bigger glimpse into Damek’s private life and get to see his home, his private life. The world of the Legacy series has unfolded and grown larger with each book I’ve written and this one is no different.

HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this story?

NJ: I love this series and all the characters that inhabit the Legacy world. Damek has been with me since the first book. He’s very special and I knew it would take a unique, strong woman to bring him out of his shell. It was fascinating to watch Damek and Sonia interact as their relationship unfolded. I’ve always said I’m simply taking dictation when I write. The characters tell me their stories and many times they totally surprise me. HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

NJ: 2013 will be the year of Hades’ Carnival. This is a new paranormal/shapeshifter series that will be releasing from Samhain Publishing. All four books in the series will be releasing next year, starting with Night of the Tiger on January 15th.

I just signed a contract with Ellora’s Cave for Stroke of Sapphire, a contemporary/erotic romance. No release date yet, but hopefully soon.

HH: What are you most excited about in your career right now?

NJ: I love being able to write for a living. It’s the best job in the world! I’m very grateful to all the loyal readers who allow me to continue doing what I love. I plan to keep on writing books, hopefully getting better with each one. I have so many ideas for new books and series I want to explore, and I plan to do just that after I finished writing the next two books on my schedule -- a Tapestries book and the final Legacy book.

HH: What are you looking forward to most in the rest of 2012?

NJ: I’m looking forward to finishing and submitting the new Tapestries book before Christmas, hopefully before mid-December. Then I plan to take a few weeks off and simply enjoy the holidays with my husband, family and friends.

HH: What would you like to accomplish in 2013?

NJ: I want to keep writing books that I love and am proud of. I love the challenge of creating something new and exciting with each book. I’d love to hit the NY Times Bestseller’s List, but if it doesn’t happen, I’m okay with that. I’m happy to be making a living doing something I love. That’s a privilege and one I never take for granted.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice and Happy Hanukkah!

I wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season surrounded by family and friends. May 2013 bring you happiness, good health and prosperity!

HH: Thank you!

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