[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Lee! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Lee Goram] Jesus, I don’t know. Tall. (Does that count as five words?)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in your life?
[Lee Goram] I keep an eye on Thad, our leader. I monitor his day to day security and that of community. I also assist in training our military arm, the foot soldiers and the special ops guys who go out into other areas to keep the vampires safe from our enemies. When necessary, I also assist in taking down those same enemies but I guess that’s not so typical. Mostly, I stay close to the king and his family. That’s my primary responsibility.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Alexia?
[Lee Goram] She’s… I don’t know. Challenging. Fucking gorgeous. Everything. She’s everything.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s her most appealing quality?
[Lee Goram] The challenging part. For awhile I convinced myself I only found her attractive like any male with eyes and a pulse would. Somewhere along the way it hit me that nobody at has the balls to get mouthy with me like Alexia does. I mean not to get full of myself, but in our community few are above me aside from the royal family. Nobody gives me shit; nobody sticks their finger in my chest and talks back to me.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What just drives you nuts about her?
[Lee Goram] Try everything. The way she keeps sneaking out in the day even thought I tell her it’s not safe and I can’t be there to protect her. The way she can’t drive across town without stopping for Starbucks. That irritating music she listens to—“electronica” I think they call it?—I think it’s blown out her brain. I think mostly it’s the fact that her humanity makes it hard for me to take care of her the way I wish I could, that it makes our lives together on certain. Nothings certain, but that doesn’t mean I like it.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Lee Goram] I would have not let my ego get the best of me. Sometimes I think I’m the only one who can fix something, the only one who knows what’s best. That’s a sinkhole of delusion and I’ve fallen in a couple, five hundred times.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Lee Goram] I wish for peace. Crazy wish for someone who’s fought his entire existence, but I would be okay with being put out of a job for the right reasons.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Lee Goram] And thank you, ma’am.
She wants out
Party girl Alexia Blackburn is only hanging around the vampire compound until her best friend—the queen—has her baby. After that, nothing is going to stop Alexia from getting back to daylight, safety, and feeling like a normal human being. But leaving the vampire world has one big catch…
He needs her to stay
Head of vampire security Lee Goram has hated and distrusted humans for centuries. Feeding on vampire blood has kept him strong…but now it’s killing him—and he’s horrified to discover that Alexia may hold the key to his cure. He’d rather die defending his king than admit his weakness, but time is running out for the great vampire warrior…
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Author Bio: Elisabeth Staab still lives with her nose in a book and at least one foot in an imaginary world. She believes that all kinds of safe and sane love should be celebrated but she adores the fantasy-filled realm of paranormal romance the best. She loves to spend time with good friends, good music, good beverages, and good books (when she isn’t making characters fall in love, that is). She lives with her family and one big scaredy-cat in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington DC.
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