When the vampire tribes convene for the rare Blood Moon ceremonies, family secrets and forbidden magic put all of the Drakes in danger. Nicholas is caught between saving his little sister, Solange, or his girlfriend, Lucy. Who will he choose?
Alyxandra Harvey is the author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and the Drake Chronicles series. She studied creative writing and literature at York University and has had her poetry published in several magazines. When not writing, she is a bellydancer and jewellery maker. Alyxandra lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a hawk and two dogs.
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Interview with Alyxandra Harvey
Question: What originally inspired the Drake Chronicles?
Alyxandra Harvey: I'd wanted to write my own vampire story for a while and I love fairy tale retellings so I decided Snow White should be a vampire. I wrote it just for fun, never thinking it would be published in this vampire-saturated world. It just proves it: tell your own story. Always.
Question: What do you enjoy most about writing high-action romance novels?
Alyxandra Harvey: I love the combination of adrenaline and mayhem with those sweet, yummy moments between two people.
Question: Can you talk about the difficulties that arose when writing Blood Moon?
Alyxandra Harvey: I had such fun writing it. I was so very mean to all my characters and beat them all up horribly. The real difficulties came when I tackled the very last book. There were so many storylines to tie together and I had to make sure no one was left behind.
Question: How does your life influence your writing?
Alyxandra Harvey: That's a hard one to answer! I don't base my characters on friends or family so it's not cut and dried. I guess it's in the little things: my love of Mr. Darcy, poetry, dogs and chocolate.
Question: Can you share an insight into your writing schedule?
Alyxandra Harvey: I write every day. It's much easier to keep going then it is to start again. Sometimes I'll get a few pages, sometimes just one. With this year's deadlines I've had to make sure I keep on track!
Question: What's next for the Drake Chronicles and you?
Alyxandra Harvey: The last book in the Drake Chronicles series is called Blood Prophecy and will be published early 2013. It's a bittersweet moment. I've been living with these characters for the last few years and I miss them already. I am hoping to be able to work on a Lucy spin-off one day but that's entirely dependent on the mysterious unicorn magic of books sales.
And I've just finished the first book in what will hopefully be a new series. It's set in Regency England (circa 1806) and it's about three cousins who discover they are witches.