Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Writer Wednesday with Andrea Heltsley

Please welcome Andrea Heltsley to my blog today. Andrea's newest release is Devour. Check out the cover:
Devour, by Andrea Heltsley
Looks interesting! Here's the description:

He wasn’t supposed to remember.

Callie is a royal vampire. She hunts by taking the blood from her victims and erases their memories afterwards. She goes undetected until a victim named Chase approaches her with all his memories intact. He is intrigued and attracted. She is terrified. What happens when a human mixes with the immortal world? Chaos. 

Callie’s 18th birthday has passed and she is coming out at the annual blood ball. Will she find a mate or will she suffer the repercussions of her indiscretion? She is brought to the Vampire council and they must decide what to do with Chase. Do they kill him, or turn him to protect their secret?

A book that mixes vampires with royalty?! Sounds intriguing. Here's the excerpt:

Present day

I sit in the bed cross-legged and gently bang my head against the bars behind me. The sheets are stiff and scratchy. The pillow is flat and the room is sparse. The only amenities accessible are a bed and a small, basic bathroom. Fortunately, I don’t have to pee in public. That’s something, at least.

My hair feels stringier than usual and the desire to wash my face with something other than plain soap is strong. It’s hard to believe how much I actually miss the normal creature comforts I’m so accustomed to. I don’t think I’ll ever take them for granted again, if I live that is.

Things have gotten desperate. I never thought something like this could ever happen, let alone to me. 
Due to the bizarre set of circumstances, I’m being held for possible treason. The thought that anyone would ever purposely betray our kind is unthinkable and makes me shudder.

Then there’s the fact that this is dragging two royal families’ reputations through the mud. That means I have practically ruined four council members in the process. I can’t help but be ashamed of myself. It’s not really my fault, but that doesn’t change the situation.

Being royalty brings with it so many expectations to uphold, but being a teenage vampire is what really sucks. Ha, ha sucks. Anyways, I digress. I close my eyes and let my mind take me back to a time when things were simple, before him.

Andrea Heltsley is a biologist turned writer.  Andrea writes YA/NA paranormal romance books mainly.  Andrea is the author of Devour and has several more books scheduled to come out later in 2013. Andrea also maintains a book blog, and has a strong addiction to caffeine and fruit snacks. You can find Andrea in Tennessee with my husband and two Italian greyhounds.

If you ask anyone, they'll say Andrea is a total fangirl! She loves the entertainment industry and watched Revenge and the Vampire Diaries on television. Her favorite movies are Elektra and P.S. I Love You, and also has a weakness for Tim Burton movies too. Andrea is beyond a huge fangirl for Shakira, both her English and Spanish music; Jack’s Mannequin comes in a close second. She has too many favorite authors to list, but Kelley Armstrong and Rachel Vincent are two of them, and Andrea has read all their books J

You can buy Devour at these locations: 


  1. Thanks for having me!! Love the site!!


    1. Thank you, Andrea, for being my guest and best wishes on your new release!

  2. I really like the cover and love that title - so evocative! Although I'm not quite sure how any vamp could be "terrified" by a human, it's an original premise, and I wish Andrea much success with her book! :-)

    1. Thank you for stopping by Lexa. And yes, it is a unique premise!


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