Today we're thrilled to welcome Kerrelyn Sparks to the site. Kerrelyn's much-loved Love at Stake series will see its final book, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Vampire, published today. In her first book in the series, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, Kerrelyn got curious about what would happen if suddenly a vampire lost one of his fangs. Well, he'd turn to a dentist, of course! She's here to discuss how the Love at Stake series came about and introduce you to Roman and his female-mortal-dentist-turned-lady-love, Shanna. Thanks, Kerrelyn!
Way back in 2004, when I still considered myself a historical romance writer, I came down with the flu. While high on Nyquil, I wrote three zany chapters about a vampire who lost one of his fangs, biting something he shouldn’t have. Oh, the shame! Would he spend the rest of eternity as a lopsided eater? I had no idea what would happen to that vampire or the female mortal dentist he kidnaps, but I soon had to figure that out, for an editor at Avon Books read those three chapters and offered me a two-book contract! That first book became How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, and to my shock and amazement, it flew right out of the bat cave and onto a bestseller list. So Avon wanted more vampire books, and the Love at Stake series was born. I would have never believed the series would go on for sixteen books!
If it’s not apparent by now, I write romantic comedy. Yes, my vampires and shifters have a sense of humor. How could you manage to live 500 years without a sense of humor? And my heroines also have a sense of humor. It helps them cope when a werewolf husband sheds on the furniture or a vampire husband drops his glass of blood on the carpet. I should point out that there are some positive things about having a vampire husband. They never snore. You never have to cook for them. And while they’re dead during the day, you have free access to their credit cards.