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“You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.” - Michel Onfray
Calling All Readers! New giveaway by author Mark Benjamin
Once again, it gives me great pleasure to feature author – and friend – Mark Benjamin!
Today, Mark is giving away FIVE ebook copiesof his novel A Change of Heart, the first instalment in The Royal Blood Chronicles.
Genres: Supernatural, Vampires, Adult, Thriller, Urban Fantasy
Bullied his entire life, orphaned university graduate, Gabriel Harper, is bitten by a Royal vampire moments before sunrise, transforming him over the course of six terrible and exhilarating nights into a hybrid—human by day, vampire by night.
Just as he learns to come to grips with what he has become, the Silver Legion—a covert, vampire-hunting organisation—kidnap him and his three friends, forcing them to join their clandestine crusade; however, they remain unaware of Gabriel’s nature until it is too late.
Each choice made sets in motion a turn of devastating events—from love-triangles and fratricide, lust and betrayal, broken dreams and the thirst for power, vengeance and the spilling of blood defines victory.
A Change Of Heartis set primarily in the fictional City of Penance; interweaving the lives of Legionnaires, humans and vampires in the course of a year.
More about the book from my interview with Mark Benjamin
Q: Is A Change of Heart the first in a series or is it a standalone?
MB: A Change of Heart is the first in The Royal Blood Chronicles series.
Q: What is the era used in your novel?
MB: The era within the novel is present day, though in future books there shall be flashbacks delving into the past.
Q: You said that A Change of Heart is set in a fictional city, can you elaborate on the setting you've created in your novel?
MB: Penance City, the main capital within the novel, is an urban metropolitan city like any other in the world today; be it New York, London or Tokyo. The idea came from reading Stephen King’s novels where the setting is mainly in his fictional cities in Maine i.e. Derry and Castle Rock.
Q: What do you like and dislike about your main character, Gabriel?
MB: I like Gabriel’s loyalty to his friends and family, his unwavering stance to do what is right and not take the easy way out.Now as to what I dislike about him, a truly difficult question for me to answer if I’m to be honest, I would say I dislike that due to his supernatural abilities and his sense of responsibility towards them, leaves him too stoic, too serious, at times.