I am welcoming January Bain today. She has stopped by to promote her book Forever Clan. January will be talking about how difficult it is to be human vs a supernatural being such as a vampire, shapeshifter or any other being. Her book Forever Clan is great paranormal romance. Be sure to check out my review after January’s takeover. So without any further adieu I welcome, January Bain.
It’s Hard To Be Human
It is hard to be human which is maybe why I like to immerse myself in imaginative vampire lore. And immerse myself I do. I’ve lived their lives 24/7 as I get the gift of experiencing the richness of this parallel world. Okay, my human life probably suffers for my obsession at times, but fortunately I have a loving, tolerant husband and three independent cats that like to watch me tap away at the computer. I think they find the rhythm of the keystrokes soothing—just my take as I used to like the sound of my grandma’s knitting needles clicking away while I sat beside her. I even used that memory in my third book, Forever Clan, for the heroine’s Scottish ma.
But I digress. Why is it so hard to be human? Well, we cannot heal ourselves as quickly as vampires can. Imagine being healed overnight as you sleep from a wound that would kill a mortal. I’d like that gift! And for those of you that know me well, you can imagine how I would want to share the gift of healing after reading my first novel in the series, Forever Man.
Vampires have it better on the strength side of the equation also. A drink of blood and they are full of energy. And if the blood comes from a blood bank concoction there would be little guilt, I’m just saying…
Vampires can shape-shift at will. Not a bad ability to have. Imagine the havoc one could bring to bullies, child molesters, murderers and other such evil people.
Vampires can live forever. Okay, this sounds good but what about the fact that if you have regrets in life you have to live with them FOREVER. But then maybe vampires (at least the uncivilized ones) don’t carry this guilt. But mine do for the most part, so maybe it’s also hard to be a vampire at times. But they can’t complain too much as they get to live forever, for heaven’s sake!
I hope you follow the journey of my vampires, angels, and Fae that exist in the pages of the Forever Series. I love to hear from readers and writers alike!
Forever Clan is the third book of the Forever series. It takes us into the lives of Sunday Rose St. Clair and her mother who live in Caithness, Scotland. Sunday Rose has come home to look after her ma after her da has died and meets up with, Sean Cameron, a recently turned vampire who has been staying with Winter Kennedy and Aiden Hightower. They fall madly in love and soon Sunday Rose is expecting a baby.
The prophesied Dhampyre, a half-human, half-vampire child, is a serious event in the twenty-first century and one that many vampires of the Orca of World Vampire Clans are fervently looking forward to. But Sunday Rose’s very survival is at stake from the rare birth of such a child and many dangers exist for its arrival in this rarefied world that has only a veneer of civilization protecting it from collapse…
The shadows had deepened during her time in the cottage. The night chill, bringing with it heavy fog, was rising. She pulled her sweater close, buttoned it and tramped off down the road. A sudden wolf howl erupted so near she could almost feel its hot breath on her neck. It stopped her dead, her heart beating as rapidly as a humming bird’s, all her senses attuned to the piercing mournful sound. Wolf attacks were rare, but they did happen. Why hadn’t she heeded her mother and left for home sooner? Her disquiet grew and caused her to pick up speed. Was there someone or something following her? A rustling in the bush close-by sent her feet racing down the lonely country road. She had not been the track and field champion of her senior class for naught! She had just made the path leading to the last fifty yards to her home when a hand on her shoulder startled her into spinning right round, her heart nearly stopping in her heaving chest.
“I’m sorry. I don’t mean to frighten you but I heard a wolf howl and I needed to see if you were safe.” Sean’s confident and reassuring voice filled the night and she slumped back in relief. He reached a hand out to steady her and she somehow managed to fall into his arms.
His smell was overpoweringly intoxicating to her as he pulled her closer, murmuring into her hair, “Sunday Rose…”
Unbidden, she brought her face up to his and kissed him. The energy crackling between them could power a major city, Sunday Rose thought, falling into a parallel dream-like state as she savored the intoxicating taste of his sweet willing lips. It was the front porch light blinking off and on that finally drew them apart.
“I have to go, my ma is…waiting.” Her breathless words caused Sean to nod his understanding. He let her go with obvious reluctance, appearing to fill his nostrils with her scent one last time.
Forever Clan was a great paranormal romance. I have grown accustomed to this genre. I tend to read a lot of these types of paranormal books and I have acquired quite a distinguishing taste. Forever Clan has left a positively wonderful impact. The story was well-rounded and thought out. But, it wasn’t just the story but the characters that leave the strongest impact. Even though it is quite tough to believe in the world we live in that you can fall madly in love with in three days Sean and Sunday Rose’s love is felt through the pages and will turn you into a believer of true love. Sean, Sunday Rose, Winter and Aiden all are believable and draw you into the story with their love and feelings of loss/pain. I enjoyed the two complimenting storylines of Sunday Rose’s Dhampir baby and Winter’s kidnapping. I did find though that I had wished I read the other two books, Forever Woman and Forever Man. I would recommend that you read those first before jumping into this story. With reading those first you will have a better understanding of the back story than just jumping headlong into a story which seems to be partially already begun. Overall, this was a wonderful paranormal romance. For anyone who likes a good vampire love story you will enjoy Forever Clan.
I would like to thank January Bain for stopping by today and Reading Addiction Blog tours for allowing me to host her. For more information about January be sure to check out her website below. For more information about Forever Clan you can go to Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any other book retailer.
January Bain, Storyteller, hails from Ashern, Manitoba, Canada. Married to the love of her life, her husband Don, she has combined her love of romance with her interest in vampires to create the FOREVER series of books. She teaches high school Computer and Business courses during the day and writes in every spare moment she possibly can. You can usually find her up at five AM!
If she could be a super character, she has said it would be “super-teach” endowed with the gift of healing like the heroine in her first novel, Forever Man, to help heal broken spirits. She hopes her characters will touch your heart. She loves to be approached about the journey of writing and can be reached at www.januarybain.ca