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PenBlock Profile Author: Lisa Hayward

We try to cover some of our independent authors who support our website. Today we have a profile from one of our favorite authors - Lisa Hayward.

I didn't always want to be a writer, but I've always been a story teller. In one way or another, from playing with toys to drawing to making up stories for my friends, I've been telling tales (and yes, a few have been 'tall' tales) for as long as I can remember. I've loved reading for only slightly less time. Loved being swept away into someone else's life, another world, a different view from the one before me. It's only natural that, eventually, the two should cross over and produce my own stories.

My first published short story (“The Curtain” - In Bad Dreams, Volume One - Where Real Life Awaits) was inspired by my work in the medical industry. After that story were several others not related to my job at all, but for my first published novel, I returned to the world of pathology and, more importantly, blood.

Blood Work, Night Call Book One, is a vampire tale. Yeah, vampires are getting a little old these days, but when you work all day with blood, you can't help but be fascinated by it to some degree. The vampires of the Night Call books aren't tragically misunderstood antiheroes. They're vicious killers, back to being stuff of nightmares and terror. No one feels bad about staking one of these vampires. The other thing I did with my vampires was to follow the real properties of blood. Mix two types of blood, as a vampire would when it feeds, and if they're not compatible, there are negative consequences. These negative consequences help define my vampires. Blood Work introduces Matt Hawkins and Mercy Belique, a vampire fighting duo (one of which happens to be a vampire) and their world of danger and monsters.

Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews said about Blood Work, “if all the novels are at least as fun, fast-paced and gripping as Blood Work the readers are exclusive beneficiaries of joyful readings.” Various others have described it as “a fast, fabulous read”, “strong and engrossing”, “hysterical at times”, “an attention getter and keeper” and a “beautiful artistic debut”

Book two, Demon Dei, is now available and, as the title suggests, deals with demons, both literal and figurative - a succubus trying to decide if she's a demon or a human; a father and son trying decide if they're family or enemies; Matt trying to decide if he’s just a killer or something more. There’s also a murder mystery, a bit of action, a touch of humour and a hint of romance (not with a vampire, though ;) ).

Both books are available from Smashwords and Kindle.

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fyrrichie8

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems
as though you relied on the video to make your point.
You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away
your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be
giving us something informative to read?

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