Chatting with Jeaniene Frost about Vlad and the Holidays

Posted December 11, 2014 by Jennifer in Author Interview | | 36 Comments

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It’s our great pleasure in welcoming Jeanine Frost to The Book Nympho today!

Thank you so much for having me, and happy holidays to you and to everyone reading this!

How do you prefer to do your Holiday shopping, in stores with all the crazy people or online?

Online. I used to brave the malls on Black Friday, but in recent years, things have gotten a little hairy. I want to get a good deal as much as the next person, but I don’t want it enough to physically fight for it, which seems to be the new requirement if you’re shopping the day (or weekend) after Thanksgiving.

A lot of people pick one or more New Year’s Resolutions, do you have any that you set for yourself? And even more important do you stick with it (them)? Because I know I pick the usual lose weight and by January 5th I’m passed out from all the chocolate I’ve eaten.

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions anymore. Like you mentioned, I’d only end up breaking them before the second week of January, and then I’d be disappointed in myself and feel guilty. So a few years ago, I resolved not to make resolutions anymore, and to give myself a break instead. Now that’s a non-resolution resolution that I can feel good about!

Have any of your favorite ( or not favorite LOL) holiday memories influenced any of your writing? Perhaps, your Night Huntress novella, Home for the Holidays?

Ha! No, Home For The Holidays wasn’t based on any personal holiday memories (though sometimes, certain family members can act a little demon-possessed…*wink*). I think the closest, actual real-life influence in my writing is the most basic one: the importance of spending time with family, which inevitably results in trying to work through any issues that might – and usually do – pop up. Everyone can relate to family stresses during the holidays, no matter how close you are or how much you love each other, so all I’m doing is taking that cornerstone and then adding supernatural elements to it.

 

Vlad is one of the most delicious characters out there. How fun is he to write? What’s your most favorite aspect about him?

Thank you! Vlad is as fun to write as he can be frustrating. That sounds a little schizophrenic, I know, but it’s because he’s such a complex character. He can do something totally appalling, but his reasoning for it can be almost sweet, which makes me want to smack him even while I’m mentally high-fiving him. It’s hard to pick a favorite thing about Vlad. I love his biting sense of humor (i.e. “premature inflammulation”) and I love his deep sense of loyalty. I also love his honesty. He and Bones have that in common, but Vlad is honest for different reasons. Bones does it because he feels it’s right. Vlad can’t be bothered to waste his time with lies because he doesn’t see most people as worth the effort. When he does value someone, however, he’s all in with that relationship, be it toward his people, his few friends, or now toward his wife, Leila. Vlad surprised me a few times with how much he opened up to Leila in Bound By Flames, yet he did it while still being the arrogant, infuriating, irresistible person that he is, which means that the honeymoon is in for a rocky ride.

Speaking of Vlad, how do you think he and Lelia would ring in the New Year?

After what I put them through in BBF, they’d love to do it quietly at home while sipping wine. That’s not what I have in store for them now that I extended the Night Prince series to four books instead of three, however. I’ll have them ringing in the New Year with fire, electricity and lots of supernatural danger. Oh, and fireworks, both passionate and pyrokinetic.

A few quickies:

Your Favorite Holiday Movie:

I can’t pick just one. It’s A Wonderful Life, The Nightmare Before Christmas, A Christmas Story and The Ref are as much as I can narrow it down.

Your Favorite Holiday Song:

O Holy Night (O Night Divine.)

Your Favorite Holiday Food/Drink:

Drink: Southern Comfort Vanilla Spice eggnog.

Food: Turkey with stuffing and gravy. Yum! I can’t wait.

 


 

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Bound By Flames
by Jeaniene Frost
Book Three in the Night Prince series
January 27th, 2015

Play with fire, pay the price.

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…

 

 

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About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the upcoming Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

For information on Jeaniene’s books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit: www.jeanienefrost.com

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36 responses to “Chatting with Jeaniene Frost about Vlad and the Holidays

  1. Whitney

    Love your books! Thanks for so many hours of entertainment and enjoyment. Do your mother or sisters read your books?

  2. Charolette

    Sooooo excited about BBF. Can’t wait until it releases, I’m having Jeaniene Frost novels withdrawals.

  3. Oh i am so excited for your new book 😀 The Series of Cat and Bones (by the way I love Bones!!! My husband looks nearly like him. But he has not such a light skin and he is still living. ;] ) so they are like drugs. When you take them first time you have to take them every time 😀 it is the same with your books. You read the first one you have to read everyone !
    Sorry for my bad english, I am a German.
    Yours Svenja

  4. Sharon S

    Love Vlad, so excited for the new book! Weird but true – the phrase “premature inflammulation” will occasionally pop into my head, and it cracks me up every time!

    Now if we could just get Ian’s book? Please?!? Lol

  5. Tara Rose

    Thank ye so very much for having Jeaniene Frost, her Vlad is MY man 😀 OK in my dreams I know!!!

  6. Tammy Godwin

    Girl I love all your books! I am the first inline at the bookstore when you have a new one coming out. Thank you much for Cat and Bones and all their adventures. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Taryn Lee

    I love all your books. Once I read your first book I was hooked, always excited for each new book.

  8. lyllian pilcher

    we have almost all your books, cat and bones are my favorite. thanks for a good read.

  9. Phyllis

    I was so sad to read the last book for Cat and Bones, do you think in the future you may do a book about all of them gathering together during a holiday?

  10. Katarina

    I love all of Jeaniene books, I’m very happy to know that Vlad series will have four books, super anxious to read the book 3 (hopefully not linger for lancalos here in Brazil) but either way I’ll end up reading in ebook.

  11. Bec Clarke

    Vlad & Layla are one of my favourite combinations I am so glad they will still be coming in more books.

    • I know! I was excited to hear there was going to be another one. I love me some Vlad. I dare say I love him more than Bones. Well, ok it’s a tie. LOL