Today I’m proud to welcome, Sandra Cox, a fellow Class Act Books author to Highlighted Author. Thank you so much for joining us, Sandra.
First of all, I’d like to thank Charlene for hosting me today. Thanks, Charlene!
Today, I’d like to chat briefly about Crossover YAs. How many of you are familiar with the term? If you’re not, a Crossover YA is a paranormal with the lead character or characters in their late teens. This genre bridges the gap between young adult readers and adult readers and can fit into either readership. Yes, the heroine and/or hero are possibly younger than we are–unless you’re a vampire–but their story takes place outside the classroom and the situations they deal with are on an adult level.
Crossover is a fun genre to work in, especially if you like paranormal, things that go bump in the night and raise the question, what if…
I currently have out three Crossovers: Vampire Island, Grounded and Moon Watchers. Moon Watchers has just recently been released. It’s the story of Jolene Sayer, a werewolf hunter who finds herself in a unique situation.
Here’s the blurb and excerpt.
Braden had been attracted to the luscious Jolene since the first moment he’d set eyes on her. She reminded him of the old song by Dolly Parton, the one about a sensuous siren. Thats Jolene, in a very earthy kick-ass fashion.
He stared at said siren. He could smell her fear, sharp and tangy, and fought back the urge to taste that always lived with him. Like a recovering alcoholic he beat back the craving for hot sweet blood. He’d taken a vow. One he refused to break. If there were a Vampires Anonymous, I’d probably be president, he thought wryly.
And if the blood craving wasn’t bad enough, his nineteen year old body responded with a kick of desire just as acute as his lust for the warm red liquid that flowed through her. It would be so easy to give in and satisfy both.
He could do it in a heartbeat–her heartbeat. He could hear it thump, thump, thumping against her ribs. It stirred him unbelievably. She might fight him at first but it would be temporary. Women could never resist him.
He took a deep breath and thought of all the misery he’d caused in his long and checkered past. His desire cooled. And while her blood still smelled sweet, it no longer tempted him.
To celebrate the release of Moon Watchers, I’ll be running a contest from Jan 15 and Feb 2. The winner will be announced Feb 5. To enter just leave a comment at http://www.downtownya.blogspot.com/ and mention Moon Watchers and Julia Barrett.
What do you win?
An autographed copy of Moon Watchers
A Starbucks gift certificate
And a fun necklace that has a protective cross to safeguard against creatures of the night, a blood drop stone to remind shape-shifters you are protected and a star since our winner will be the star of the contest.
Moon Watchers can be purchased at: http://www.classactbooks.com/ in paperback or e-formats.
Vampire Island, the first in the series can be purchased at http://www.classactbooks.com/Vampire-Island-by-Sandra-Cox_p_156.html also in paperback or e-formats, or at amazon.com or the regular e sites.
Visit Sandra’s website at: http://sandracox.com/