My new book is the third volume in a fascinating IMMORTAL RAPTURE series titled ARIELLE: IMMORTAL PASSION. It continues the saga of a mortal woman, Arielle Lloyd, and her immortal lover, Sebastian Gaulle. Arielle possesses a mysterious amulet that prevents someone from harming her directly, but Sebastian’s jealous exes are searching for ways around its protection, hoping to kill her and take her place. Now Arielle’s friends may be in danger as well when the immortal up their game to take out Arielle and reclaim Sebastian.
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St. Jean De Luz, in the south of France, is the gorgeous setting of one of Sebastian Gaulle’s family estates. It is to this lush place that the Immortal takes his love, Arielle Lloyd, and her friends, to relax and spend their holiday exploring the surroundings and learning about his family’s history.
There is no safety in this paradise, however, as Sebastian’s past continues to haunt him. The Immortal, Annabel, still lusts for vengeance on Sebastian and seeks to destroy his new love. While exploring, Arielle’s life is endangered when she discovers dangerous hidden strangers occupying the house.
Trapped, threatened, and nearing her last breath, Arielle must call on the powerful magic of her friend, Eva, for help. Sebastian must rally his Immortal friends and family to protect his love and expel the evil before his paradise is forever lost.
What genre are these novels?
Romance / Paranormal.
What kind of readers will the series appeal to?
Readers that love romance, paranormal, excitement, thriller and suspense.
Immortal Awakening is book 1 in the series, and Immortal Seduction is book 2; should we start this story from the beginning?
People should start with book I, to get the full story and get familiar with all the characters in the story.
How about a quick précis to give us a headstart? How is Sebastian immortal, is he a vampire?
Sebastian is an Immortal not a Vampire.
I will give you three paragraphs from book I and three from book II that will give a bit of an inside.
The story takes place in Brighton England and moves around to many other countries.
From the time college co-ed Arielle Lloyd had been young, she had been able to hear the thoughts and feel the pain of certain others, and those she comes to think of as her special group. One friend’s dabbling with spells and magic showed her the power of love that can endure beyond the grave. But another friend’s terrifying encounter with a warlock left Arielle wary of those who claim otherworldly powers. On holiday in the south of France, a chance encounter could change her mind. Or could cost her life.
Sebastian Gaulle is the wealthy, handsome owner of an international company. He is also an Immortal. For five centuries he has sought the one soul who can fulfill his dreams of everlasting love. Then he meets Arielle, whose heart calls out to him like no other.
Sebastian has made his choice clear. But jealous Immortals from his past threaten retaliation. They have vowed to destroy any woman who becomes involved with him. In spite of the powerful protection amulet Sebastian gives Arielle, death stalks their newfound love. Their love may be eternal, but they may be running out of time.
Arielle Lloyd has found the love of her life, but his business as the owner of an international company calls him away. She longs for Sebastian, but stays busy with school, and finds comfort in spending time with her best friends, Gabby and Eva. It is during Sebastian’s absence that a stranger enters Arielle’s life at the university and threatens to shatter her joy with a vicious assault.
The return of Sebastian Gaulle, Arielle’s Immortal love, brings a return of joy. Her terrifying experience has her rethinking her vow of remaining chaste until marriage. Arielle already knows Sebastian is the one man she will love for eternity. Sebastian has longed for Arielle, like no other. He has carried a ring in his pocket for her almost from the first moment they met. He’s only waiting for the right moment to pledge his eternal love for her.
But Sebastian’s past still threatens their future. A trio of jealous Immortal women has vowed Sebastian will belong to no other woman for centuries to come. Arielle, Sebastian, and their friends must join together to fight off the Immortals bent on utter destruction, if they are ever to find their eternal happiness.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am an engineer, a wife, a mother and an avid reader. I turned my love of reading into a passion for writing. Upon graduation from the University of Miami, I accepted a job as an engineer with a large corporation. College, marriage, the corporate world, and a beloved daughter kept my writing on the back burner for many years. It wasn’t until later on in life that I decided to sit in front of the computer and finally put my thoughts on paper.
I was born, the second of two daughters, in Athens, Greece. I came to the U.S. to study during the amazing years of the late 1960s and early 70s. This was a time without personal computers, Internet, e-mail, IPads, and IPhones. The US was deeply involved in the Vietnam War, and the anti-war student protests turned bloody and violent spreading across colleges and university campuses. It was a time of patched and embroidered blue jeans, tie-dyed fabrics, wet t-shirt contests, Woodstock, mood rings, pot, and hot pants.
I live in Atlanta Georgia. I am blessed with a wonderful and supportive family, and circle of friends who have encouraged me along the way and have tremendous faith in my journey.
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