Saturday, October 13, 2012

#Vampire Erotica Author Maya DeLeina Takes Center Stage

Here we are once again for Taboo's Saturday Spotlight. I'm so happy to welcome Maya DeLeina to the House. Not only is she one of the hottest authors of vampire erotica and erotic romance, she's one of my Siren Sisters. Her very first book Flesh Fantasy came out a few months before my first release as Tammy Dennings Maggy. We found each other on Facebook and as they say, the rest is history! 

Maya's tales grab you from page one and leave you panting and begging for more throughout every book. By the time you finish with one, you are already grabbing for the next to keep the twists, turns and smokin' hot sex rolling. Her Ambrose Heights Vampires series with Siren Publishing has brought her rave reviews and a constant chant for more, more, more! Not one to leave her fans hanging, Maya has been locked in her writing cave pouring out her heart and soul in order to bring her characters to life.

Can you tell I'm a rabid fan? My alter ego will agree with me on this one. "We've" been not so patiently waiting for more from Maya and now I get the pleasure of having her here today to talk about her very first book with Evernight Publishing and the first  of her My Naughty Vampire series.  Blood of Luna has already racked up a number of 5 star reviews. This is one book you don't want to miss. How about we bring Maya out to talk a bit about herself and Luna's story? (the crowd erupts in applause and cheers.) Come on out and join us, Maya!

(The spotlight comes alive just as Maya steps out from the dark purple curtains. From head to toe she's dressed in black...except for...yep! She's wearing the House of Taboo black and purple corset under her leather jacket. Sweet! As she settles down onto one of the over stuffed chairs we set up on stage, she flashes her megawatt smile and winks. Looks like the crowd noticed the corset too and they are lovin' it!)

Welcome to The House of Taboo, Maya. We've been dying to have you here with under the spotlight. It didn't seem fair that Tammy had all the fun with you and your naughty vamps! (the audience laughs. My head bartender, Tony is absolutely smitten with my friend. I have to shake my head as she blows him a kiss and he pretends to pass out.  I love my staff!)

Okay, now that you've completely wrecked Tony for the rest of the night, how about you tell us a bit about you as a writer. What are the recurring core issues in your stories? Why do you think you are drawn to these types of characters/plots again and again?
I only write about vampires. Knowing my life-long intrigue with these mythical creatures has a lot of bearing on why, but the recurring core issue associated with vampires plays a bigger role in the overall why. 


I like to explore different takes on life after death. Whether it’s reincarnation, a ticket to heaven, a punishment to hell, or even nothingness, it is a subject that can bounce from one extreme to another in a persons mind. Once you enter the realm of a fantasy, adding another layer of immortality to the “life after death” theme takes on an entirely different twist and set of conflicts.   

If immortality was a true option in reality, how many of us would choose it? If you made a list of pros and cons to immortality, how would they stack up? 

The conflicts, sacrifices, choices and deeper philosophy considered with the immorality theme are endless and constantly captivating.  

What inspires you and why? (Art, poetry, music, movie, book, etc. Please share something specific if you like.)
So many things spark inspiration that it is so hard to pinpoint. It can be a melody, a landscape, a person, a life event, a piece of art, a great tasting meal,  a dream or something so minute like the chill in the air, a brief look from a stranger, hearing a brief second laughter or the scent of the rain on a chilly autumn morning. 

My circle of friends always joke about inspiration for writers. There have been times where they’ll say, “Maya, there’s inspiration for your book,” after something funny, strange or crazy happens. And they are exactly right. Some of my friend’s laughter, humor, pets, traits and conversations have sparked inspiration in character development. 

Now for what everyone's been waiting for. Let's talk about your latest release Blood of Luna. In one or two sentences, give the core premise behind your story?
This is where reality and a dream intersect and the lines get tangled. (the crowd murmurs a bit)

Oooooo...tell us more. You know how I love to get the lines all...tangled. ;) What obstacles will Luna encounter in this story?
The biggest obstacle Luna encounters is her own mind. After the accident, she suffers from blackouts that steal time and precious memories from her.  I think the blurb gives a better tease—I mean description.

LOL! Okay, everyone. Turn your attention to the stage on our right. (the lights go down a bit as the video begins. It's the voice of fellow Hawaiian, Jason Momoa we hear reading the teasing blurb from Blood of Luna. I can tell by the look on her face, I've succeeded in surprising my friend with my choice of narrator.)

When is it real? When is it fantasy?
For Luna Kalen, the line between reality and a dream is hard to recognize.

Recovering from a car accident, the solitude at the coast is meant to be therapeutic. But Luna soon finds it more than her idle mind can handle.

After exploring a dangerous stretch of shoreline, Luna returns home with a mysterious man she discovers in a cave. Little does Luna know that this man is about to fill her world with sinful pleasures…and blood-thirsty vampires. 

When reality and fantasy collide, unimaginable dangers lurk, revelations are revealed, and darkest desires are fulfilled. But if you think the happily ever after is the sign of the ending, it’s really only the beginning.

Should Luna have listened to the warning? 

Do not go into the cave.

Now I'm not sure we can top having Jason Momoa tease us with the blurb, but how about we have Maya herself read the excerpt from Blood of Luna? (the crowd is immediately on their feet cheering and whistling. Maya smiles and shakes her head at me, but it's the chanting of her name that slowly rolls from the bar toward the front of the stage that convinces her. One of the stage hands rushes over with an ipad loaded with the excerpt.)

    Flashes of unspeakable pleasure traveled like lightning throughout my body, teasing and torturing me all at the same time. I moaned roughly and screamed in a piercing tone that echoed all along the cave walls.  Mindless vulgarity escaped from my lips. My foul-mouthed voice sounded unfamiliar, raw and naughty. 
    His cock plunged into me slowly, but unrelenting. In and out, bit by bit, he devoured my body. 
    He was a man with an insatiable need and I was the woman who held the key to his release. 
    “You have a nasty mouth on you,” he whispered in a coarse, breathless voice.
    “You do that to me. Make me scream. Take me hard. Take me fast. Take me rough.”
    “Shh, savor, Luna. Savor this right now. This is the last time you’ll ever know the sensations of a cock plunging into your half human, half vampire body. Feel each part of you that I touch.” 
    He bent his knees to drive up into me in a slow rhythm. Unhurried and crafty, his body moved like a dancer, full of untapped sensuality. 
    Away from the carnage and destruction, we were deep in a dark cavern of what seemed like an endless cave system. Wrapped in a world of complete ecstasy, we stood under a sliver of light that pierced through a fissure in the cave. Our bodies sparkled in the silvery glow. 
    Trevor stood with both feet planted firmly on the ground. I balanced on one leg while the other draped over his forearm. Under my bent knee, he secured my position as his hand grasped my thigh. His other hand cradled the rise in my ass, squeezing, rubbing and exploring freely. If it wasn’t for the gentle grade in the cave floor that I stood on, our height difference would never allow for such a sexual position.
    With his face buried at my neck, his fingers dug deeper into my sweat-soaked flesh. His pace was still unhurried, but his thrusts to bury himself completely within me intensified. It was if he were claiming unchartered lands, saying “mine, mine, mine” with each plunge. His lips grazed my ear delicately, making me tremble in delight. 
    “Ickey moving around your naked body in this light is the sexiest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on.” His deep voice sounded seductive and mesmerizing.  
    I threw my head back and moaned as my pussy drenched his cock in more and more silky, hot wetness. 
    I could just imagine what my body looked like. If it was anything like what I was seeing on Trevor, it must’ve been an image straight out of a fantasy. 
(Maya put the tablet down and smiled again. She wasn't going to give up anymore of the excerpt tonight. No, she and I had other plans.)

Did you like what you've heard so far? Well, you can get more of this excerpt when Maya visits our sister blog Sassy Vixen Publishing on October 22nd for Oh My! Monday. Not only can your read the rest of this excerpt, you get to meet someone special from Blood of Luna. Now, now. Settle down. You won't get anymore hints out of me tonight.  If you want to pick up your own copy of the book, just choose one of the following links and get lost in Luna and Trevor's story. 

Happy Reading! 

About the Author

Maya DeLeina was born and raised on the beautiful and romantic beaches of Oahu, Hawaii. Relocating to Colorado, Maya’s crystal blue oceans and powdery white sands were traded for enchanting forests, mystic mountains and golden plains of promise.

Living just on the outskirts of Manitou Springs, the town’s history of spiritual healing, eclectic flare, fabled underground tunnels and rumored lore of wizardry and witchcraft rekindled Maya’s love for the paranormal, metaphysical and most of all, vampires.

One bite and she was hooked.

With a hint of incense lofting in the air and the majestic Pikes Peak sitting in picture perfect view from her windows, Maya can be found relaxing in the recesses of her comfy couch, sinking her teeth into crafting and weaving seducing and erotic tales of vampires that may or may not roam her beloved town.

One read and you’ll be hooked!

Where to Find Maya

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