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Blog Tour & Interview: Undying Destiny by Jessica Lee

Please welcome Jessica Lee to Dark Faerie Tales today with her new release Undying Destiny! The first novel in The Enclave series releases today from Entangled Publishing. Undying Destiny is a paranormal romance about a vampire fighting to avoid his sire whom has an unnatural fixation on him.

Enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. This giveaway is provided by Jessica Lee!

About Jessica:

Almost every author’s bio states they’ve been writing since they learned how to read. It’s what they’ve always wanted to do. Well, my journey wasn’t so straight and narrow. I was a nurse for over twenty years and hold a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in biology. So as you can see, my career path had originally gone in the opposite direction. I didn’t discover my passion for the craft until after I’d had my son and decided to work part-time.

I’ve always loved to read but had never read a paranormal romance. Then one night at work on break, I began reading Karen Marie Moning’s Spell of the Highlander. I couldn’t believe what I’d been missing, and I immediately fell in love with the genre.

I wanted to write like that. I wanted to create worlds where others could find the same escape and fascination I did when I read my first sensual paranormal romance.

And I hope that’s what I’ve accomplished in my work. Please dive in, hold on tight, and enjoy the adventure. Just be careful in the dark—you might find more than you expected waiting for you there.

Jessica Lee lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and son. She loves writing and can’t wait for that quiet time each day when her son is in school, and she can get lost in another place and world with the fantastical, sexy creatures in her head.

She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, FF&P, and Carolina Romance Writers.

You can visit Jessica around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Jessica Lee?

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DFT: Welcome Jessica!

Jessica: I’m so excited to be at Dark Faerie Tales! Thanks so much for the interview opportunity.

DFT: Could you start things off by telling us a little about Undying Destiny?

Jessica: Undying Destiny is Kenric St. James and Emily Ross’ story. It’s also book one in the series and introduces you to the dark world of the Enclave.

DFT: Could you tell us about your main characters in Undying Destiny?

Jessica: Kenric is an over three hundred year old vampire whose world revolves around defending his community from the DEADs (death euphoria addicted vampires) and preparing for the day he can finally have his vengeance against his sire.

Emily is a nurse who is fresh out of an abusive relationship, and all she wants is a quiet life that doesn’t include a controlling, demanding man in her life. Unfortunately, her ex. isn’t finished with her, and her world becomes even more complicated when she stumbles into Kenric’s path.

DFT: Who is your favorite character in this book and why?

Jessica: Kenric, of course. Lol  Who doesn’t love a tortured alpha male!

DFT: Do you have a favorite scene or line in Undying Destiny?

Jessica: Hmm… good question. Probably the opening: “Whoever you are, you’d best have a damn good reason to continue breathing.”

DFT: How much research went into creating this series?

Jessica: Being that these are my fictional characters and paranormal creatures who exist in a fictional town, I didn’t have to do any extensive research.

DFT: What is your favorite part about writing this series?

Jessica: The characters. :-) I love the vampire heroes of the Enclave.

DFT: Do you have a long term plan or goal for this story universe?

Jessica: There are four books planned for the Enclave.

DFT: Do you have a particular writing process or ritual?

Jessica: No rituals, except for having some sort of a snack on hand, iced coffee, and my ear buds.

My process is kind of a mix. I’m plotter and someone who writes by the seat of my pants. I usually have to see the beginning, middle, and black moment of my book, then I write up my character’s goals, motivation, and their conflict. After that, I get started allowing my characters to take me there.

DFT: What influences and inspirations (both literary and non-literary) do you draw from while writing?

Jessica: Definitely music. It never fails with each book I will find a song that speaks to me about my characters and their trials. I tend to play that melody over and over while I write their story.

DFT: Which genre do you prefer to read? Do you have any favorite authors or series?

Jessica: I’m a huge paranormal romance fan! My favorite author…? Oh, there are so many, but I’ll always think of Karen Marie Moning as my favorite since she was the first writer to introduce me to the fantasy/pnr genre.

DFT: What can you tell us about any other projects you are working on?

Jessica: I’m in the process of writing the final book in the Enclave series, and I do have another project that is in the early stages of planning. But it’s too soon for me to reveal any of the details yet.

I’m also working on the third book in one of my erotic paranormal romance series, Ariel Estates.

DFT: What creature are you afraid of the most? Why?

Jessica: Interesting question… I’m not really afraid of any of the mythical creatures. I think the human race has them beat in the fear department. In the spiritual world, demons give me chills. I’m always one to pass on those movies. lol

DFT: What is your favorite faery tale? Why?

Jessica: Cinderella. Because I like cheering for the underdog, the one who’s always gotten the raw deal in life coming out a winner in the end.

DFT: I want to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

Jessica: You are most welcome!  Thank you again for allowing me to be a guest. Great questions!

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This contest is provided by Jessica Lee!

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Available June 17, 2013 from Entangled Edge

About this Book

Kenric St. James is out for revenge. Over 300 years ago, an ancient female vampire turned him against his will and killed the woman he loved. He’s spent more than a century building an Enclave of warrior vampires who have sworn to defend humanity against his evil sire and her minions. But when Kenric finds a woman he finally burns to claim as his own again, Kenric knows loving her means giving his sire another target.

Emily Ross just wanted a fresh start. She’s a survivor, coming off the tail end of an abusive relationship, and craves time alone to learn who she is and to save the home that holds her heart. The last thing she needed was a controlling, alpha male calling all the shots.

Meeting Kenric might just have changed her mind, though. He is wrong for her in all the right ways. But in order to keep her heart from breaking, he first has to keep the hoards of evil vamps from stealing her very breath.

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24 Responses to “Blog Tour & Interview: Undying Destiny by Jessica Lee

  1. VivienNo Gravatar
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    What a great cover :)

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    Thanks, Vivien! I was so pleased with Entangled’s concept for the cover. I really love it!

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    That’s a gorgeous cover! Added to my wishlist :) Thanks for sharing!

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    Been wanting to read this one, I love the concept and what a cover!

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    I think this is really hot. The guys tattoo is amazing – I love it!

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    This sounds like its gonna be a great series.Looking forward to reading it

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    Sounds great, I am adding it to my TBR. The cover is sexy.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it.

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    I’m interested in any vampire stories!!! LOved the blurb!

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    Thanks to all of you for stopping by! I’m soo in love with the cover too! :)
    @Rhianna: Thanks so much!
    @Erin: Yay! Hope you get a chance to read!
    @Viki: Thanks! The artist did a great job on Kenric’s tattoo. I love her interpretation!
    @Elain: Whoot! Thanks! I really hope you enjoy. :)
    @Joanne: VBG! Aww, thank you! I hope you like it!
    @Diane: A big thank you from one vampire lover to another! :)

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    Love this cover!

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    Very nice cover

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    Great cover! Love it

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    Love the premise, and Karen Marie Moning is one of my favorites :)

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    Cover is awesome

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    Love the cover!!

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    That cover is stunning!

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    Definitely adding this to my TBR list. I am addicted to the highlander series, so I can relate to the way you felt after reading it, as that’s how I felt too – what have I been missing out on! The book sounds amazing, and the cover art is intriguing. I wonder what the tattoo means. I guess I will find out soon enough :)

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    I especially love the tattoo on the guy’s arm.

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    Adding this to my tbr pile!

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    Wow, what a cover! I love the font choice–everything works so well! :)

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    Love the cover….can’t wait to read it.

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    Love the cover and this sounds like a great read!

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    Amazing cover and sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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