Hello everyone – Jeffe Kennedy is back with her second book in her paranormal erotic romance Blood Currency Series, Hunting the Siren. Before we get started with the interview, here’s a bit about Jeffe…
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook. Her fantasy BDSM romance, Petals and Thorns, originally published under the pen name Jennifer Paris, has won several reader awards. Sapphire, the first book in Facets of Passion has placed first in multiple romance contests.
Her most recent works include three fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns, the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and the post-apocalyptic vampire erotica of the Blood Currency.
An avid user of social media, Jeffe engages daily with thousands of fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. She frequently guests on publishers’ Twitter-feeds and reviewers’ blogs. She’s been an active member of RWA since 2008. She served two terms as president of RWA’s very large Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal special-interest chapter and continues as an advisor to the current board.
Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com or every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog.
Hunting the Siren, post-apocalyptic vampire erotic romance
What drives, motivates, and/or inspires Kasar?
Kasar is an engineer who was working in Moscow when the earthquakes start tearing the world apart. He’s a descendant of Genghis Kahn and, drawing on that strength, he hikes back into the Russian Steppes to find his sister and her children – the last of their bloodline. Instead, he finds her gone and that the Vampire Queen of his old uncles’ fireside tales is real.
That sounds like quite a shocker for Kasar.
Give us some insight into Imogen. What’s a bit of her back story?
Imogen is very, very old. She became a vampire back in the Roman days. She’s incredibly strong, a Vampire Queen and leader of her people, but once she was a vulnerable young mortal woman, who was caged and kept in a zoo.
Wow, so the strong Vampire Queen had a meager beginning as a human. Intriguing.
Why this location? Anything in particular in real-life that made you select it?
I picked the Russian Steppes, because it’s one area of the world that should be relatively stable if there are massive earthquakes and also mostly free from coastal flooding. Once I settled on that, one of my critique partners got all excited about yurt sex and furry boots and the story went from there…
Is Hunting the Siren included in a series? If so, what series and can you give us titles and a tagline for other books in this series?
Yes, this is book 2 in the Blood Currency series. The first book was Feeding the Vampire.
Through good luck and healthy cowardice, Misty has survived the earthquakes that have torn the world apart, but has no skills to speak of. Or so she thinks. She does have blood, and someone must feed the vampire who has offered his protection and strength in exchange for sustenance. Feeding Ivan is a priority, and Misty finally serves a purpose.
But when she awakens tied to his bed, an unwilling gift to Ivan from the townspeople, she discovers he has hungers other than blood. Hungers he expects her to satisfy in the most carnal manner. Under his seductive persuasion, Misty discovers she has the power to sustain Ivan in all ways—while experiencing unspeakable pleasure herself.
Yum, Jeffe, sounds like a sizzling hot read;)
Can you share anything about the vampires in the story? What’s unique about them?
Imogen’s band of vampires are called the Nightriders. They’ve lived on the Steppes for centuries, feeding off the nomadic humans there, the same way the humans follow the reindeer and other animals. They’ve managed to stay the stuff of legends, until the earthquakes – and ensuing disease and radiation decimate so much of the human population. Then Imogen takes bold steps to save her people.
What are you working on now?
I’m within days of finishing the sequel to Rogue’s Pawn, which you interviewed me about on July 10. I think it will be called Rogue’s Possession.
Getting to know Jeffe
Breakfast drink – Starbucks gingerbread latte
Hobby or past time – Quilting, which I never get to do anymore
Season? Autumn – love Halloween!
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Hunting the Siren
Book Two in the Blood Currency Series
By Jeffe Kennedy
A vampire queen grown powerful with age, Imogen has protected her band of nightriders through the centuries. When refugee vampires from earthquake-shattered Europe seek shelter and sustenance, she’s honor-bound to feed them, by any means necessary. When her lieutenants dump the vengeful human man Kasar at her feet, Imogen succumbs to his masculine vitality and her overwhelming hunger for his blood—and his body.
Kasar has survived the breaking of the world, only to discover the vampire queen has slaughtered his sister and her unborn child. With the last of his bloodline dead, only his desire for vengeance keeps Kasar alive. He imagines he can pretend to succumb to Imogen’s seduction—not that he has much of a choice, chained as he is to the foot of her bed—and bide his time until he has an opportunity to kill her. The passion he finds in her arms is unexpected, and impossible to resist. But this haven of desire and satiation could easily destroy them both.
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Feeding the Vampire
Book One in the Blood Currency Series
By Jeffe Kennedy
Publisher: Ellora's CaveThrough good luck and healthy cowardice, Misty has survived the earthquakes that have torn the world apart, but has no skills to speak of. Or so she thinks. She does have blood, and someone must feed the vampire who has offered his protection and strength in exchange for sustenance.
Feeding Ivan is a priority, and Misty finally serves a purpose. But when she awakens tied to his bed, an unwilling gift to Ivan from the townspeople, she discovers he has hungers other than blood.
Hungers he expects her to satisfy in the most carnal manner. Under his seductive persuasion Misty discovers she has the power to sustain Ivan in all ways, while experiencing unspeakable pleasure herself.
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Jeffe, thanks so much for coming back with your second book in the Blood Currency series, Hunting the Siren. Congratulations on its release and I wish you all success with it…looks like another of your excellent readsJ
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