Of Blood & Bondage; author Annalynne Russo tells all!

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Today we’re getting to know Annalynne Russo, aka the Vampire Scribe, as we celebrate her August 28 release of BLOOD AND BONDAGE! The author is graciously offering a free e-copy of her book to a lucky commenter to this post. Leave some feedback for your chance to WIN!

Anaïs Moreau is a classically-trained ballerina born during Henry VIII’s reign in France. After falling victim to the sexual appetites of a nobleman at court, she suffers betrayal and abandonment at the hands of her aristocratic father. Destitute and distraught, she embraces her friend Christine’s gift of immortality and becomesa vampire. For centuries, Anaïs preys on calculating womanizers whose solepurpose is to manipulate women. Until one day, she meets her match.

Oliver Polinski works for the Bureau of Paranormal Affairs. His job is to plan covert missions and train his army of soldiers to hunt downand kill supernatural creatures, vampires most notably. When Oliver and Anaïscross paths at a mutual friend’s wedding, they learn that they both prefer sex to be a bit kinkier than most.

Can these two star-crossed lovers overcome blinding hate andprejudice for one another and find love? Only time will tell.

Welcome back to the Jean Journal, Annalynne! I’m thrilled to see your newest work, and I gotta say, love, love, love the cover art! Congratulations also on some of  your other books coming out in print…that’s fantastic!

Let’s start with more about YOU.
Born: San Diego, CA Feb. 27th
Currently living: San Diego, CA
Education and work history: BA from San Diego State Univ in Spanish literature. I have taught kindergarten for the past 13 years.
Family: Spanish and Italian
Hobbies, favorites: salsa dancing, romance novels, Mexican art, travel
Total no. of published works: 1 full length novel, 2 novellas, 3 short stories
Where to find you:
Blog: http://www.vampirescribe.blogspot.com/
Website: http://vampirescribe.com
Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/pages/Annalynne-Russo.html

Click to buy “Blood & Bondage”

Tell us how Blood & Bondage came to be. Your inspiration? Ahem – Research? How long did you spend writing and what was the most challenging part you faced?
Blood & Bondage is the third book in my Tales from the Vampire Scribe. The inspiration for the story came from my prior relationship with the hero in the story, Oliver Polinski. He was one of the minor characters in my debut novel, Irresistible Nemesis. For months, he kept nagging at me to tell his story.

I love when authors say their characters talk to them! We must all be a little nutty.  🙂 Will there be more installments? Same, or different characters?
Blood & Bondage is the third story in the Tales from the Vampire Scribe series. Currently, I am in the process of writing the fourth book, which is about two-thirds complete. I also have a fifth book planned. We’ll see how the story line for the series unfolds from there. It will depend on how the characters develop. to see if more novels are forthcoming.

Describe your writing atmosphere and the process you use to craft your storylines.
Most of my characters come to me in dreams. I often wake up in the wee hours of the morning to jot down story ideas and dialogue. Strangely enough, I’ve got several plot lines that constantly run through my mind. They serve as a never-ending stream of consciousness in which recurring characters resurface every so often and introduce me to new ones. It can be maddening, especially for someone like me who covets her beauty sleep.

Can you give us a hint about your next project?
Book Four is tentatively titled Blood of the Nile is set in Cairo where the hero and heroine from Irresistible Nemesis are vacationing on their honeymoon. I also have an unrelated short story, Blood Bound, that will be released by Evernight Publishing as a contributing story to their Just Vamps Halloween anthology.

Looking forward to more of your work! I will be joining you and other contributors in the Just Vamps anthology, very excited for that to come out.

Where to buy Blood & Bondage:
Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/blood-and-bondage-by-annalynne-russo/

Please set up the scene we’re about to sample:
In this scene, Oliver and Anaïs must infiltrate an underground vampire bondage club in order to flush out Pierre Gaucher, a sadistic serial killer with an unhealthly fixation for Anaïs. To draw the murderer from the shadows, they must themselves on public display in front of a roomful of bloodthirsty fiends.

Here’s a droplet of Blood & Bondage; don’f forget to leave a comment!

Other than the barrage of crimson stares, Anaïs found it difficult to make out faces. She did, however, recognize the guttural moans and groans of pleasure that came from every corner of the room. In addition, the loud bass of hard rock pounded against the walls, making the foundation of the building rattle and hum. The place had been painted in black with only a few dim strobe lights that flashed on and off at intermittent times.

Using the leash he’d insisted she employ, Anaïs paraded her boy toy across the length of the room. She only released him long enough to shackle his arms and legs to the hooks that hung from the walls and low-lying ceiling.

“Are you sure we can do this?” Anaïs asked with trepidation. She wasn’t necessarily keen on public exhibition, especially since the two of them had to make their act appear legitimate. If their resolve wavered for even a second, the bloodsuckers in the club would see through it and surely pounce.

“I’m up to the task. I promise to be a good little sub,” he whispered huskily into her ear, making goose bumps form on already sensitive skin. “What about you?”

“This isn’t generally my scene. But I’m a dancer. I’m used to being on stage.” Anaïs drew back. She stared into the depths of her lover’s eyes, gauging his mood. “You do realize, I’ll have to bite you. If not, these fuckers won’t buy the charade.”

Oliver shrugged his shoulders, then handed Anaïs the flogger he’d kept huddled at his side. “No safe word, eh? Well, I suppose you’ve earned a bit of retribution.”

Anaïs squared her shoulders, then yanked on the chains that bound him to ensure they were secure. She had to make her role as dominatrix seem real. After a brief moment of hesitation, she strutted around his tightly-coiled body, her perusal gluttonous and intense. At least she hoped that’s the way it looked. As she encircled him, the cat o’ nine tails she held in her hand lashed at the rippled muscle on his chest. Damn, she found Oliver impossible to resist. Once again, the urge to ravage him had snuck up on her. There was something about his refined masculinity that kept her perpetually ensnared. God, she couldn’t wait to sample the rare, well-preserved vintage of his blood.

Standing behind him, Anaïs raked her razor-tipped fingernails down the curve of his spine. Then she cracked the whip again and watched his body wince. Her hand drifted up, two bloody fingers teetered on the ridge of her lower lip. A few seconds later, her tongue slithered out and sucked the rich, red deliciousness off the fingertips.

That tiny tidbit of her lover’s life essence drove Anaïs’s libido into an all-out frenzy. Moisture from her womb soaked through the slick fabric of her clothing. The warm, slippery wetness slid down her inner thighs. Her hardened nipples sprang to life, rubbing painfully against the clingy latex cat suit. She wanted to tear open the sphere-shaped zippers and thrust her bosom into his face. But with an audience in tow, forcing her sub to do it with his teeth would make for a much more convincing show.

At his mistress’ decree, Oliver lowered his head and obliged, unzipping the fabric that covered each breast in one fell swoop. He puckered up and took one plump areola into his mouth, while he rolled the roughness of his weathered palm over the other.

“Suck harder, damn it! For Christ’s sake, do as I command.” Anaïs screamed loud enough for the masses to overhear.

Oliver’s low rumble reverberated against her skin. No doubt he was turned on, almost as much as she. With their bodies in such close proximity, she could hear the man’s heart beating in his chest. His carotid artery pulsed wildly on the side of his neck and she could no longer war with her instincts.

Anaïs felt her sharp, serrated canines emerge, ready to pierce her lover’s supple flesh. With his mouth still suckling her breast, she reached down and clasped his enormous cock through his jeans, stroking its length until he purred like a cat. Once in the throes of pleasure, she sank her fangs deep, siphoning his blood greedily.

Oliver bucked slightly, then groaned in a clear attempt to remain in control. She knew it must have taken everything he had not to yank on the chains and pull out the stake attached to his hip. To hell with the fact that her bite had made both of them feel good.

Anaïs pulled back, releasing the suction from their pleasure racked bodies. Briefly, she gazed at his face. His eyes still swirled with sexual intent. The flush of his cheeks and the sweat on his brow served as proof that Oliver, too, had enjoyed their display.

Anaïs growled as her tongue swept over the twin pinpricks she’d left in his neck in order to cauterize the open wound. Her shy insecurities had been replaced by desire. “Don’t move, lover boy. The show’s not over yet.”

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7 thoughts on “Of Blood & Bondage; author Annalynne Russo tells all!

  1. […] of her new release, Blood &  Bondage, and leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy! https://thejeanjournal.com/2012/08/31/of-blood-bondage-author-annalynne-russo-tells-all/ Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

  2. Kastil says:

    OMG… you naughty girl. The cover is just gorgeous and I love the excerpt, you tease!

  3. Kastil says:

    Love it. Love it! The cover is gorgeous and the excerpt is hawt. WANT!

  4. The cover is so sexy! And I love vampire books. This is on my list to be read for sure!

  5. Thanks for hosting me, Jean! I hope your readers enjoy the excerpt. 🙂

  6. Melissa says:

    The cover alone makes me want to read it. Very sexy! Good luck with sales.

    ~Melissa

  7. Romance Reader Enthusiast says:

    I love the cover and the idea of the heroine taking care of the men who are so full of themselves. I love to read stories with a twist. It’s a book that will definitely be on my TBR list.

    What a great way to end to the summer,
    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

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