PRIMAL INSTINCTS is my new book, the ninth novel in the Vampire Primes universe. It is the story of psychic bonding where two alpha opposites, Flare Reynard and Tobias Strahan, can't fight the attraction. Both the hero and heroine are sexy, hot vampires - and their romance is just that - sexy and hot.
But vampires aren't the only people in the Primes world, the only paranormal people, that is.
As the details of the Primes series has grown with each story set there the whole paranormal population has expanded. Vampires have been the main characters - except for the story "A Touch of Harry" and the novel PRIMAL NEEDS where the heroes are werewolves. I've been developing a paranormal special ops military group with members that include vampires, werefolk, mortal witches, selkies, elves, and even an angel or two. I wouldn't be surprised if aliens, time travelers, ghosts and various other mythological beings turned out not to be mythological at all in future Primes stories.
What I love about writing paranormal romances is the endless possibilities it gives me as a writer. And I love mixing and matching various types of supernatural folk to find out how they'll interact with each other and with mortal lovers. In the case of one of my vampires and one of my werewolves in PRIMAL NEEDS, one hot romance was the result. In the case of the Dark Angels, many different kinds of folk have to learn to live and work together, learning each others strengths and weaknesses and agendas and making the differences work for the Dark Angel team. The clash of personalities there leads to some great romantic possibilities - as will be shown in the upcoming DARKNESS ON FIRE, where a witch and a Prime vampire overcome distrust and dislike to discover passion -- while also saving the world.
When I set out to write the Primes series, all the books were supposed to be about vampire heroes and the mortal women who loved them. But werefolk were included from the first book and they demanded attention, and their own romances, and I do what the voices in my head tell me -- in order to make the world they inhabit as real as possible. From concentrating on vampires the Primes world has grown and diversified in wonderful ways. In fact, I can hardly wait to write a story with an elf or an angel as the hero. Stay tuned. And don't worry, there's a lot of vampires in my head demanding their turn as well.
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