Author Interview and Giveaway- Evelyn Lafont (The Vampire Relationship Guide)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Evelyn Lafont is a full time writer living in Florida. Her debut paranormal romance series, The Vampire Relationship Guide, is a four-novella series that takes a satirical look at what might happen if a clueless human woman actually dated a vampire.
By day, I’m a mild-mannered, self-employed freelance writer. By night, well, I’m actually still the same thing but I switch to writing fiction instead of freelance stuff. I’m obsessed with the written word. I read all kinds of books—though post-apocalyptic zombie novels and paranormal romances are my favorite.
As writers, we use keyboards to prostitute our talent in ways we don’t always want to. We write blog posts for clients when we’d rather write short stories; we act like journalists when we want to be novelists; we write training manuals when we want to create new philosophies.

We are keyboard hussies, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Evelyn Lafont-

What made you finally sit down and write VRG?
It was getting really noisy in my head. Once the idea formed itself, it would not let me go so I knew that I either needed to commit it to paper or become the crazy cat lady who talks to the voices in her head all day.

On its release day what was going through your mind?

That is a great question. It’s funny because from the very beginning, I’ve been all about winning the war not the battles, so I have been very comfortable with slow sales knowing that it could easily take five or more years before my books actually start to make decent money. But on the day of my book release, I was really scared that I wouldn’t sell any copies. And I wasn’t afraid because I thought not selling any that day would spell doom for my career, but simply because it would create this feeling that all my work had brought me to a huge let down. Thankfully, that didn’t happen.

Do you realize this book is one of the very few books that I have read (well over 200) that totally shocked me? I honestly never ever seen that coming!! (I am sure you know what I am talking about) 

That is too funny! I’m glad to hear it, because I really wanted to come up with something that was different than most of the books already in the genre but still held true to all those things we love about paranormal romance.

What book are you currently reading (or the last book you finished reading)

Right now I’m reading Hunted by The Others by Jess Haines, and I’m enjoying it a lot. I also just finished the Fever series and Save My Soul by Zoe Winters. Needless to say, surrounding myself in these examples of great story telling within the PNR genre has been awesome in terms of kicking my butt into gear for book two of the Vampire Relationship Guide series.

If you had to tell the world about your book in a tweet(140 characters or less) how would you describe it?

Vampire-obsessed girl meets vampire. Girl likes vampire. Girls meets another vampire. Girl dates both vampires. Girl falls...hard.

Do you read reviews about your book or do you try and stay away from them?
First of all, let me say that I love that there are reviewers out there helping readers point their wallets in a direction that will result in hours of fun. I’ve spent most of my career in the financial industry and I hate to see people waste money on things that don’t fulfill them in any way. That said, I tend to try to NOT read reviews of my work, although sometimes it’s impossible not to.

If you could meet an author alive or dead who would you meet?
The only person I’d ever really want to meet is David Bowie. He fascinates me. He’s a songwriter so…I’m going to say that this counts as a valid answer to your question ;-). 

In the world you created are there other supernaturals or just vampires?
There are other supernaturals (as you will find out in book two) though the human population does not know that they exist.

Where there any moments in the book you even shocked yourself with?
Oh my gosh yes. There is a bathroom scene that was not in the outline that just came out of nowhere. Honestly, I almost didn’t even want to write it when it was coming out of me, but Walker insisted. Now, it’s one of my favorites. 

Anything you want to tell us to expect from you in the future?
I have so much coming up! The second installment of the Vampire Relationship Guide will be out in August, the third and fourth should follow by the end of the year or first quarter of 2012. I’m also working on a great little zombie chick lit novella about an extreme narcissist being kept from her first date with a doctor by a pesky zombie apocalypse. I’ve also got another two paranormal romance series plotted out, one featuring a female were as the main character and one with another human female protagonist. Looks like it’s going to be a busy future ;-)

More About The Book 

The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating
 Josie wants what she's never been able to have--sex with a vampire. When she receives an invitation to a party thrown by one of the world's richest vamps, she doesn't stop to question her luck; she just jumps into her favorite stilettos and heads out to the event of a lifetime, secretly hoping that she'll come home with a party favor in the shape of a sexy coffin dweller.

But the great undead, much to Josie's chagrin, aren't just pale sexbots with pointy teeth waiting to satisfy her carnal desires; they are dangerous--and sometimes cranky. With a single-minded focus on fulfilling her sole sexual longing, Josie unwittingly entrenches herself in the twisted and sometimes antagonistic world of vampire relationships with no one to guide her, but herself.

See my Review HERE 
( Just so you know I LOVED this Book! It was crazy awesome)

You can find Evelyn @

Now for the Giveaway!
This Book will be Purchased through Smashwords. Here is the link to available Formats.

Giveaway is Open International
Must be 17 or older
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Make up any rule when dating a vampire someone should follow.
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  1. What a fun blog! I found your site through another blog and signed up through GR and FB, but do you have an email subscription?

    If I were dating a vampire I would wear a leather silver studded collar and cuffs - after all the choice would be mine to take them off or not.

    Thanks for the fun, your efforts are appreciated.

  2. Hm, that's a tough question. If I were dating a vampire, I'd carry a stake or something to protect me with. You never know when they could turn against you. Sounds like an interesting book. Can't wait:)

  3. No read lipstick ... it would only give him the, uhm, wrong ideas *lol*.

  4. I would make the rule No nibbling or sipping between courses ;D

    Thanks Amber. I really really want to read this one. So excited.

  5. The number one rule to dating a vampire is to make sure you eat plenty of garlic. You know how it seeps though the pores in your skin, makes nibbles and the like very unappetizing.

  6. Rule to dating a vampire?... Hmmm.. Know your way out.. Better safe than sorry! :D

  7. Wear a garlic necklace to bed...just in case!

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  8. Rule #22: Make him or her wear sunglasses or contacts when your first getting to know them. If your vampire is any kind of gentleman/lady they won't hypnotize you but just in case, it never hurts to take precautions.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  9. You guys are too funny! Well, most of my vampire dating advice is in the series, but I would add that anyone visits in their home should invest in some blackout drapes ;-)

  10. Garlic laced mace/purfume should be a rule of thumb when going on a first date with a vampire. If the guy is starting to be a bit creepy then you can walk into the bathroom, put a little spirtz and not have to worry about him getting into your "personal space" :D

  11. Forgot to say when this ended so how about this Friday!Give it one week!! Thanks for all your comments they are so fun! I love weird comments and so my giveaways usually have them, I can't help it.

  12. This looks great!!!!!!!

    Let's see, if I were dating a vampire, I'd be one up because I would much rather sleep all day and be up all night....Otherwise, I'd have to make sure not to get so many bruises....

    hnwhitlock2000 at gmail dot com

  13. Rule for dating a vampire: Must wear a garlic laced scarf at all times!

  14. Avoid garlic and wear a turtleneck, when dating a vampire.


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