|For Conrad and Damian, the holiday season is stirring up bittersweet memories, and neither can keep from revisiting past passion and pain.
Faced with new mysteries to solve, new alliances to forge, new secrets to keep, and old relationships to rebuild, it’s no wonder the Fischer -- Quintano vampires long for the good old days -- when food was food and family was all that mattered.
Product Warnings: If you’ve previously suffered from Disco Fever, this book could precipitate a relapse. Extreme care is recommended for anyone with a pronounced weakness for mistletoe, fang play, pretty young men of either species or extremely dangerous alpha-male vampire single dads. May contain trace amounts of polyester.
Read an excerpt from Now Comes The Night
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About PG Forte
PG Forte inhabits a world only slightly less strange than the ones she creates. Filled with serendipity, coincidence, love at first sight and dreams come true…it also bears an uncanny resemblance to Berkeley, California.
She wrote her first serialized story when she was still in her teens. The sexy, ongoing adventure tales were very popular at her oh-so-proper, all girls, Catholic High School, where they helped to liven up otherwise dull classes. Even if her teachers didn’t always think so.
A lover of all things internet related, PG can be emailed at pgforte (at) pgforte.com.
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An Interview with PG Forte
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: PG, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Now Comes the Night and features and is part of your Children of the Night series. First, what can you tell us about this amazing series?
PG: Thanks so much! It's great to be back. Wow, this series...where do I start? Even though I fell in love with vampires at a very early age (Barnabas Collins. *sigh*) I never planned on writing them. But at the urging of my daughter who's even more picky about vampires than I am, I started brainstorming ideas. Originally I thought I would write a mystery series with twin vampire amateur detectives. I wrote most of the first book thinking it was going to be the introduction to the series before coming to the realization that Conrad (the head of my vampire clan) was not ready to relinquish center stage.
HH: What can you tell us about the books that came before in the series?
PG:The first book in the series, In the Dark, introduces us to most of the main characters. Julie and Marc, who have been raised in secret by Conrad and his long-time lover Damian, arrive in San Francisco to help Damian locate Conrad who is missing. One interesting thing about the books in this series is that, besides detailing current day events, each book also explores a particular time-period in the past. After all, when you're dealing with vampires, there's a lot of backstory to cover! So, in the first book, there are a lot of flashbacks to the years immediately preceding the twins' birth. In other words, San Francisco in the 1960s. Book two, Old Sins, Long Shadows, is the most romance-centric book of the series--at least so far. This is Conrad and Damian's story and the flashbacks take us to 15th century Spain where they first met and fell in love.
HH: How does Now Comes the Night continue it?
PG: In some ways, Now Comes the Night probably should have come before Old Sins, Long Shadows since the flashback sequences in this book and also the next one, Ashes of the Day (which releases in May) focus on the twins' childhood and early adulthood. Readers were interested in learning what it was like to grow up vampire and why it took Conrad and Damian so long to reconcile with each other. These two books are something of an attempt to answer those questions! In the "present day" Marc and Julie are beginning to come to terms with who and what they are, which I personally find even more fascinating!
HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this story and what do you think readers will take away from it?
PG: I absolutely adored watching my broody, cantankerous, alpha-male vampires stumble their way through the ordeal of raising children. As for what I'd like readers to take away from it, I'd hope they'd realize that love is love, family is more than blood and, to quote the Rolling Stones, you can't always get what you want, but if you try real hard...you get what you need.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
PG: Well, as I mentioned, the fourth book in the series comes out in May. Ashes of the Day takes up where Now Comes the Night leaves off. It's actually the continuation of this part of the saga--same time frame and everything. I also have a short story that will be part of an anthology the Nine Naughty Novelists are releasing titled Nine Nights in New Orleans. The title is pretty self-explanatory. These are nine separate short stories set in New Orleans. I haven't read all the stories yet (the ones I have read are awesome!) but I believe they each take place over the course of a single night--NOT necessarily the same night. My story, Blame it on the Voodoo, will be featured on our blog on the 28th of this month at www.NaughtyNine.com I'm also working on another holiday novella that will (hopefully) be released in December, but I can't really say anything about that yet. I also hope to finish another steampunk novella and the fifth Children of Night story this year.
HH: How does 2013 promise to be different from 2012 for you?
PG: Oh, last year I went through such a slump! Real life caught up with me with a vengeance--family health crises and other things--it's a wonder I wrote anything at all. This year is already a better year writing-wise! I started off with two new releases on my calendar and several more books in the works. I have my fingers crossed for a very productive year!
HH: Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
PG: In all the strangest places--that's where. lol! My December release, Finders Keepers, came from a dream. My NOLA short story grew from a single line gifted to me by author Kinsey Holley. The Children of Night series came from an idea my daughter had and the story I'm working on now is an erotic re-telling of an ancient Celtic legend.
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
I'm lucky in that--right now--I don't have a whole lot going on other than writing. Which is something new, so I'm still adjusting to that reality. For the past couple of years I've had to try and grab some writing time whenever and wherever I could. I'm still doing that now, but with a much large proportion of my time. My husband is less than thrilled about that, by the way. He's an early bird and I'm a night owl, so I still find the late night hours to be my most productive.
HH: What's your favorite way to interact with readers?
PG: My absolute favorite is at conventions, like the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention I'll be attending in May. But emails, chats and virtual book tours are always fun as well! I have a calendar page on my website http://www.pgforte.com/CALENDAR.htm that lists my "appearances".
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2013?
PG: Productivity! I hate feeling stuck and unable to move ahead. As I mentioned, I'm also looking forward to attending RT in May and my husband and I are trying to schedule a trip to Hawaii for later in the year, assuming there are no new crises looming on the family front. I have my fingers crossed so hard for that!
HH: Thank you!