FULL NAME: Trina M. Lee
BIRTHDAY: December 14
LOCATION: Alberta, Canada
BOOKS(s): Huntress Series: Once Bitten (Book1), The Wicked Kiss (Book2) Gray Falls Trilogy: Lyric’s Gift (Book 1) Coming Soon: Love in Death’s Embrace
Trina M. Lee has played in the world of vampires and werewolves since
adolescence. Though she reads and dabbles in many genres, the paranormal remains her
favorite. Trina lives in Alberta, Canada with her fiancé, daughter and three cats.
If you are a paranormal fictional character, what would you chose to be?
Vampire. Hands down, I’d always choose vampire.
My Favorite Vampires
I don’t get a lot of opportunities to talk about my personal favorite vampires, those that have been my inspiration as both a vampire fan and an author. There are a select few that embody what I feel is the definition of a vampire. And not one of them is a sparkly, vegetarian vamp.
Jander Sunstar: This name may not be familiar to many vampire lovers. Jander is the main character in the novel, Vampire of the Mists by Christie Golden. It is part of the Ravenloft fantasy series. I read this book when I was about 13 or so. It remains my favorite vampire novel to date. Jander is an elf who was made a vampire against his will. He chooses an insane asylum as his source of food since the victims are easy and most of them have long since lost their minds. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with one of the women there though. A must read!
Spike (aka William the Bloody): Most vampire fans know and love Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. What I love about him is his enthusiasm for being bad. You’ve got to appreciate that. He was completely the opposite of Angel, and that was refreshing. Even when Spike was good, he was still bad and he always looked good doing it.
Damon Salvatore: All in all, I’m not a fan of Young Adult books but this is a series I read back in the day when I was still a teen. I don’t really remember it all that well but now that it’s become a TV show, it’s all coming back to me. Damon is the perfectly evil counterpart to his goodie two shoes brother Stefan. Honestly, I only watch the show for Damon. If he wasn’t on it, I’d never give it a moment of my time. Of course, it helps that the actor that portrays him, Ian Somerhalder, is incredibly good looking lol.
Dracula: It’s a fact. Vampires as we know them would not exist if Dracula had not existed first. We can thank Bram Stoker for that. Dracula was the first, the big bad that enticed us all and led to the vampire craze that is currently ongoing. His story was violent, erotic and intriguing. It has been made into several movies as well as novels. Dracula himself has become somewhat of a universal being.
What all of these vampires have in common is that they all act like vampires. They are the meaning of the word vampire. They don’t sparkle and they don’t mope around with a guilty conscience, preying on the blood of animals. They live in the moment and fear nothing. They embrace what and who they are. These are the vampires that I love and enjoy. Veggie vamps may be stealing the spotlight for now, but I have a feeling that is all very temporary. And of course, my own bad ass vampire from my Huntress series, Arys, is just another vampire that loves walking in the dark and living the life of the wicked.
ABOUT HER BOOKS
Huntress 1: Once Bitten
Alexa O’Brien is a professional huntress and a werewolf with the ability to conduct and manipulate metaphysical energy. When she is inexplicably drawn to the enigmatic vampire Arys Knight, the dangerous power they create together becomes more than either of them anticipated. As a result of their actions Alexa risks the loss of more than her remaining humanity, she risks losing the very person who holds her heart, Shaz Richardson.
When her former lover and Alpha pack member Raoul is framed for murder, he comes to her for help and Alexa is forced to face past emotions and betrayals that were never laid to rest. As the murders continue she is torn between past hurts and present loves. Amidst the rush of power and the struggle for control, Alexa must dig deep within herself to discover where her heart truly belongs. As secrets are revealed and lies exposed, she comes to discover that not everyone is who you think they are and the greatest loves are undying.
Huntress 2: Wicked Kiss
When two men share the heart of the same woman, it doesn’t take long for the drama to escalate. Alexa O’Brien’s two lovers have been at each other’s throats. The fact that one is her wolf mate and the other a vampire bonded to her by power, only increases the tension. She fears being forced to choose between them, knowing it’s something she cannot do.
Due to the bond she shares with her vampire lover, Arys Knight, Alexa has more power than she knows how to handle. It isn’t long before power hungry creatures are drawn to her, including Arys’ sire, Harley Kayson. Believing he is entitled to her, Harley makes it his personal mission to get a taste of Alexa for himself, whether she likes it or not. If he doesn’t kill her, she just might wish that he had.
But that’s just the beginning. Alexa’s wolf mate, Shaz, feels the need to prove his dominance after a nasty dispute with a fellow werewolf. The battle for Alpha Male ensues, a position left unclaimed since the death of the former pack leader. Despite fearing for him, Alexa has no choice but to support the man that has loved her unconditionally, even when at her worst.Alexa feels as if nothing remains within her control, least of all the precarious co-existence between her two men. It’s when she learns that there is one potential way to protect herself from Harley that she is faced with the biggest decision yet. But can her lovers put aside their differences when it matters most? Because this is one sacrifice that will forever alter her very mortality.
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