Author & Character Interview: Valerie Twombly & Katie from Primal Hunger ~ Excerpt

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Hello and Welcome

I’d like to welcome Valerie Twombly and Katie. Congratulations Valerie on your release of Primal Hunger.

Valerie, first, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the story? We won’t give it all away yet, just a peek.


Thanks so much for having us here today! Well, as the readers know we are finally getting the long awaited story about Seth. In Primal Hunger the readers will experience the struggles that Seth faces day to day. We all know that he has been slowly going insane and in this book he balances on the edge. I really don’t know how he managed to keep it together as well as he did.

Also in my usual style, I reveal some more secrets. There is even a small peek at who the gods really are and where they come from. I can’t wait for everyone to read this book and I hope they love Seth as much as I do. It was very hard letting him go.

It’s so nice to have you here too, Katie. So, tell me, what do you think of Valerie your author and how did you convince her to tell your story?Katie-from-primal-hunger-guardians-3

Thank you for having me here today. Well I have to say that Valerie is a wonderful lady if not a little evil. I mean really? She mates me with a crazy vampire? As if my life wasn’t messed up enough.

Can you tell us a little more about you? Describe yourself?

phoenixI always knew I was different. I mean what child is handed a dagger then goes off killing demons? I grew up without a mother, well she dies when I was young and my stepfather was left to raise me. I’ve always been a strong and independent woman and you either see things my way or hit the highway. My author here forced me to open my eyes and see things slightly different. 

Did you know you where a phoenix and what’s it like being a phoenix?

Not a clue. It’s very scary all this flame and shifting, but I’ll get the hang of it. I will admit it was a relief to finally know what was wrong with me.

What is your most prized possession? Why?dagger

My dagger because my mother carried it and it once belonged to my real father.

So tell me about your love interest in Primal Hunger.  How did you meet? What are they like? What first attracted you to them?

Seth is what I call the four L’s. Loyal, lethal and loving, but sprinkle a little bit of crazy on there. My attraction to him was purely physical at first. I mean have you seen him? As we spent more time together, I saw the inside. A place I don’t think many others ever have and I’d like to think that even if fate had not deemed us destined I would have fallen in love with him anyway.

Would you share your First Meet with Seth?

We actually first met on a dock in Chicago when he rescued me. Well, he likes to think he rescued me, but I had everything under control. Later he became a royal pain in my ass.

Do you have a great First Kiss story you can share?

I will never forget it. It was in a dark hot place, which I will not reveal here. All I can say is that it was raw and primal and left me breathless. I shiver now just thinking about it.

Okay, how about a few fun questions about Katie:

Favorite Food? Cheeseburger, big fat and juicy.

Favorite Drink? I love a good glass of wine. Preferable white.

Favorite Color? Black.

Favorite Book? To Kill a Mockingbird.

Favorite Season? Winter. I really love Christmas and all the beauty of it.

Favorite Online Hangout? I’m not much of an online person.

 Favorite Animal? Cat.

Favorite Band or Musician? I love so many different kinds of music I can’t pick a favorite.

Favorite Vacation Destination? Give me a tropical beach any day of the week. Don’t care where.

Favorite Movie or TV Show of all Time? Young Frankenstein. I love comedy.

Now Valerie what was your favorite part of the story to write? 

I loved the chemistry and banter between Seth and Katie. Both are strong, determined people who are willing to sacrifice everything, including themselves for the greater good. It was fun to watch them break down each other’s barriers. Both had to learn to open up and take a leap of faith.

Which of your prior characters would you most/least likely invite to dinner and why?

Aidyn. I have a lot of questions for that vampire.

One last question Valerie. What is next for you?

I have several projects in the pipeline. I’m currently working on the first novel to a new series, which I hope to have out in April. I’m releasing an anthology with eight other authors on Feb 3, called Love Least Expected. My story, Fall Into Darkness is about an angel and is only a sample of the full novel to come next fall.

I’m also planning to release the second story of A Jinn’s Seduction in the spring. And for those Guardians fans I’ll be working on Baal’s story next. I don’t have a date, but hopefully early summer.

Thank you both for dropping by and visiting with me and my readers today. It has been a pleasure talking with you and we all look forward to more Guardians!


Primal Hunger

Guardians #3

Primal-HungerRelease Date: January 14, 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Pages: 252 


Cursed since the day of his creation, Seth has struggled with his identity.  While his sanity balances on a razor’s edge, it is only a matter of time before he succumbs to the evil inside him. When realization strikes that the fiery Kaitlyn belongs to him, he must not only battle his past but fight his desire to claim her or chance killing them both.

Handed a dagger as a child, Kaitlyn O’Hara has slaughtered demons her entire life. It should come as no surprise that she is also destined to save a crazy vampire. When fate reveals her true identity, she must search her heart for the courage to move forward.

Katie holds the key to help save humanity. With Seth’s dark side edging closer, he prays he can keep it together long enough to protect her through the challenges she must face. However, he could prove to be her biggest threat.

He fights his desire to claim her. She battles to save him. Together they wage war to protect humanity. Who will survive?

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The cell door opened, and a woman walked through. Seth picked up his head to study her and recognition hit.


The redhead turned to look behind her. “Lock the door, and don’t come back until later.” The gate slammed shut, and they were left staring at each other.

“Are you here to feed me?” he snarled. The need to have her gone pulsed through his veins. He would show her his darkest side if need be, though he hated like hell for this to be the way she would remember him.

She tipped her head, and blue eyes flashed at him. “I’m here to save your sorry ass.” Her gaze narrowed, and she thrust her hands on her hips. “If you think you can fool me into leaving you, you’ve got another thing coming, mister.” She stepped closer. “How dare you! I need you to help me so I can set events in motion. If you want to drop out of the picture, you do it after you’ve meet your obligations.”

“You’re as crazy as I am.”

She raised her chin. “You bet your fucking ass I am. We make the perfect pair. Now, are you gonna play by my rules?”

He let a slow smile curl upward, and his fangs dropped. “You should fear me, because once I get my hands on you, I will relish pinning you down while I take every last drop of your blood. Your body will be left here on the concrete floor to grow cold while I gain strength.” He laughed. “Do you really wish to unleash my thirst on the world?”

The voices started chanting. Kill her. Kill her. One rose above the others and demanded silence then whispered, Lure her in. You can finally have what you desire.

Yes, yes, he could, and for once, he had to agree. His hunger twisted his gut into a burning knot. He licked his lips. “Very well. Come closer, and I’ll let you save my sorry ass.”

She took a hesitant step, and her fear slammed into him, causing saliva to fill his mouth. He remained still. He’d allow her to come to him then he would pounce. He’d have to be quick because he was sure this was all a trick, but maybe, he could use her to bargain his way out.

Their gazes never left each other, and before he knew it, she was within reach. He grabbed her arm, swung her around and jerked her to his chest. His cock stiffened when her tight ass brushed against him. He pushed her hair aside and exposed the silky flesh of her neck. He wanted to sink in his fangs, but instead he kissed the soft skin. She moaned, which caused him to harden further.

He suckled, taking care to bring the smaller vein closer to the surface, all while the dark one screamed in his head to hurt her. Seth managed to hang onto the small, thin scrap of sanity he had left and fight back. When he could stand it no longer, he pressed his fangs against her skin and let them slide into her vein. Sweet strawberries coated his tongue then the back of his throat. His gut rumbled as the nectar reached it, and his cock throbbed.

He’d never tasted anything so intoxicating in his entire existence. Even the voices sighed in relief at finally being fed. He wrapped his arms around her waist and held her firm to him. His mind hardly registered the moans that escaped her as her body experienced orgasm.

Her blood continued to flow, bringing strength to his weakened muscles. She struggled against his hold, but he pinned her in place, not wanting to give up her taste. It was better than the addicts he’d drunk from and much more preferable to the blade he’d substituted in its place.

Realization smacked him as her heartbeat weakened and images of Vivian lying dead on the ground assaulted his memories, yet he still drank. Then something zinged through him, and his body tingled. He lost his grip, and Katie shoved herself away. She turned to face him, blue eyes glaring. Blood still trickled down her neck from the twin punctures, and he wiped his hand across his mouth. Then dawning hit.

He’d tried to kill his mate.


Valerie Twombly

As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying. “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.


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4 comments on “Author & Character Interview: Valerie Twombly & Katie from Primal Hunger ~ Excerpt

  1. Fabulous! Thanks

    • My pleasure to host!

  2. Yay and thanks! Katie did an awesome job 🙂

    • Thank you Valerie and of course Katie. You both are amazing for stoping in today!