Thursday, June 17, 2010

Susan Hanniford Crowley: Authors Supporting Authors

One Vampire is Never Enough!
By Susan Hanniford Crowley

SHC: It's my pleasure to visit AZ Publishing Services today.  It appears that the immortals have been planning a revolution. Wouldn't you say so, David?

Tall, handsome, dark-haired Vampire David Hilliard (from THE STORMY LOVE LIFE OF LAURA CORDELAIS) has been lurking in the shadows.  He walks into the light and takes a seat opposite me.

DH:  I don't think I would call it a revolution as much as a concerted effort toward evolution.  The vampires of New York have made a choice to change.

SHC: What does that mean exactly?

David leans closer and smiles exposing brutally cool white fangs.

DH:  It is the core belief of the Arnhem Society that humans and vampires can co-exist.  We are a part of New York just like any other New Yorker. 

SHC:  What is the Arnhem Society?

DH:   It's the most exclusive club in Manhattan, a secret society of vampires dedicated to the civilized life.  We are part of the community.  We fundraise for charities and volunteer.

SHC: In WHEN LOVE SURVIVES, you were a rescue worker. 

DH:  I was, but that book is mainly about my good friend and shapeshifter Gregor Vasiliev.  He met his love Regina minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center.  They are a remarkable couple and really went all out to help others, even risking their own lives.

SHC: You're friends with a shapeshifter?

DH:  It's funny what you focus on, Susan.  I just tell you about a death defying story and you focus on shapeshifters.  Yes, I'm friends with shapeshifters, elves, werewolves, Regina herself is half leprechaun/half elf, Harmonies, Telkhines . . . I could go on and on about all the different races that co-exist in the city.  New York is a masterpiece of diversity.

SHC:  Let's talk about Telkhines.  (I smile.)  Let's talk about Laura.

David smiles back as if this is a smiling contest.  It's his dark eyes that get me everytime.

DH:  Telkhines once inhabited the island of Rhodes.  They were gifted storm callers and metalsmiths.  When they offended Zeus, he made them dog-faced demons and doomed them to the sea.  Except Dexithea and her sisters.  They were once hospitable to Zeus and he remembered their kindness by sparing them.  He also gifted Dexithea with the bolt.  Laura is her descendant.

SHC: Laura means everything to you, doesn't she?

DH:  When you truly love someone, every second with them is a treasure worth more than gold or blood.  I could not imagine my life without her?

Blond Laura Cordelais walks out of the shadows.  She stands behind David and puts her hands on his broad shoulders and sighs.  She smiles and somehow even with fangs she's pretty.

SHC:  Hi, Laura.  I'm glad you could make it.  I wanted to ask David about the Arnhem Knights next. 

LC:  The mission of the Arnhem Knights is to save humans from death by vampires and assist supernaturals in trouble.  In A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS, our friend Trevor Stenwood falls in love with a woman with a supernatural gift who is marked for death by demons. 

DH:  (Laughs) Yes, but he is so tongue-tied around the woman that she thinks he's a stalker.

SHC:  (after chuckling a moment)  You two have had some problems too.  In THE STORMY LOVE LIFE OF LAURA CORDELAIS, there's a matter of being trapped in an underworld of voodoo and sorcery.  And there's the Keres.

Laura shudders.

LC:  Let not talk about the Keres.  They still give me nightmares.

SHC:  I would think becoming a vampire would give you nightmares. 

LC:  Not when I have David.  Being a vampire is only a nightmare if you spend eternity alone. 

David rises in his chair and takes Laura into his arms.

DH:  Thank you for having us.  We'll be seeing you later in the city. 

They were gone that fast.  

For information about the books in the Vampires in Manhattan series:

Being descended from an ancient race blessed by Zeus doesn't help Telkhine Laura Cordelais, when she's desperate and standing between life and death. Her destiny looks bleak. Every choice leads to death, and there is no winning door. Or is there?

Begging God for love, Vampire David Hilliard finds his request answered in the form of the tormented and dying Laura. In saving her, he falls in love and dooms them both to a dark underworld of voodoo and sorcery from which nothing can escape.

Curses, Keres, demons, oh, my! And the unicorn's horn.

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Regina O'Malley is a college student who's just discovered she's magic. Today is the first day of her internship at a prominent brokerage house at the World Trade Center, and she's late. She doesn't know disaster is right around the corner.

Gregor Vasiliev is a financial advisor at the World Trade Center. This shapeshifter hates the office coffee, and while on a donut run he gazes out the window of his favorite coffee shop. There in the street stands the lifemate he's been searching for. If he doesn't act now, he'll lose her forever.

IT'S SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

Available at

Georgia doesn't know she's a Harmony. Jobless and about to be homeless, her heart sinks when a hand snatches the coat of her dreams from the storefront window. Then she sees him staring at her reflection . . . the stalker.
Trevor Stenwood, a vampire and Arnhem Knight, is handsome, sophisticated, and tongue-tied every time he sees her. Sworn to protect the supernaturals of the city, he's fallen for a woman marked for death by demons. How can he save her when she's afraid of him?
At Christmas time in New York City, will love bloom in the snow?
Available at

For more information about Susan:
Her website:
Her romance blog:

Thank you.


Az Publishing Services, LLC said...

Thank you Susan and Welcome.
Have fun and I will be promoting tomorrow as I can. There is another post tomorrow as long as I get the information tomorrow for it.

Patti Hultstrand
Az Publishing Services, LLC

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
I enjoyed your interview with David and Laura. They seem like a really hot pair. I'll be looking at the people in Times Square a lot differently from now on.

Susan Hanniford Crowley said...

Thank you, Dahlia.

You never know. You may spot them.