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Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State. Balancing her professional commitment to the local school district with her writing is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romance is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure. Brenda loves to connect with readers. Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was driving to work one morning and a scene popped into my head where two vampires were dueling it out in a bloody battle to the death. As that one scene morphed into others, I felt compelled to write down my ideas. I never really thought, “I’m going to be an author.” The stories just kept coming, and I had to get them down on paper.
I find inspiration all around, in the pink and purple hues of a sunrise, and the silly story told around the lunch table about a bug in a co-worker’s pants. My mind takes the ordinary and twists it into something dark and paranormal. The Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations of years past inspired the holiday scenes in Alpha Eternal. The holidays are always interesting, and it turns out it isn't any different for vampires or demons.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“So, what brings you here, Shira?” As if I didn’t know.
“I was told to keep…I-I just wondered where you were.”
Told to keep an eye on me is more likely. Why else would she have stuck to him like glue every second he’d been here? He really shouldn’t complain. As guards went, she was a good-looking one, even if she needed an attitude adjustment now and then.
“Well, you found me.”
“Yeah, after searching around for hours. Why aren’t you in the communications room working on the computers?”
He shrugged. “I can’t do anything more until we figure out a way to cool the room, so the server won’t overheat.”
“Then shouldn’t you be thinking about that instead of messing about down here in the garage?” Shira accused hotly.
“I’ll have you know I do my best thinking under a car.” Perspiration trickled down his chest. Shira’s eyes hungrily followed the trail. Damn, it was fun getting her all riled up.
“And have you come up with a solution?” Shira moved a little closer as if she was afraid to get too near.
“I might have. Give me a little while longer to reason it through.” He grabbed two bottles of water from the top of the toolbox. “Want a drink?”
Shira took the one he offered. He tipped the other to his mouth and drained it in long swallows, allowing her a lengthy stare at him standing there half-naked, head tipped back. Alex heard a soft moan push through her lips and struggled not to smile around the bottle. She enjoyed playing the pissed off demon, but he preferred the flirty one and wasn’t above using what the Fates gave him to bring that out.