Geas Publishing is proud to present the House Millar series Scavenger Hunt & Book Tour. Some of my favourite blogs have come together to hunt to all the items on the scavenger hunt list. At the end of the hunt you will have 25 items to enter into the Rafflecopter.
How to Play:
This is how it works… all the blogs below will post a bit about one of the books along with a guest post, interview, character interview, spotlight, etc. along with their token on their scheduled date. You are looking for the special image included somewhere within the post that you will need to then enter into the Rafflecopter at the end. Make sure to enter your answer into the right slot on the Rafflecopter 😉
We are giving away a nice set of prizes – including free eBooks from the series; gift cards to Amazon, B&N, or ARe; swag; and more…
So, enjoy, hunt along with the various posts, and have fun. Best wishes to all!
Interview with Nicholas, A Vampire of the House Millar
Thank you for allowing me this inside peek into what makes you, you.
Settling down in the chair across from me, I note Nicholas is dressed in tight black slacks, hair styled perfectly, leather bracer on his right wrist and oversized watch on a biker band on the other, topped with a dark blueberry silk dress shirt. The shirt was unbuttoned more than just the collar and at the bottom just a little.
Thank you for the invitation. I love your site, by the way.
I’ll start off with an easy one. You’re a vampire?
*Flashing a smile, showing his fangs* Of course. I am one of few aberrations but I am still happily fanged.
Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
My name is Nicholas Andrew Gray Young. I am, as you graciously pointed out, a vampire, though I try to protect the fragile humans around me. I was born in 1815 in Canada and love my country of origin dearly. Jonathan sired me in 1835, which is an interesting story but I won’t get into that right now.
I am the bonded mate to Anya and Declán, though you have to read Blood’s Voice to find out all the details of how I ended up with two such loving and amusingly twisted partners.
You obviously had feelings for Anya from before, how did you feel about her friendship with Declan at first?
I loved Anya almost from the moment I met her sixty years ago. She is an amazing and complex woman. *pausing for a moment then swallowing hard he continued* Loosing her nearly destroyed me. Finding her again was the first time in nearly three decades I had felt much of anything so having to deal with her wanting Dec too… was trivial to me. I was far more concerned with rebuilding our friendship and hoping to have my love returned than if she wanted to play with Declán.
I have to admit though; I was a bit naive on this point. I didn’t honestly think she would fall in love with him but as he managed to steal my heart as well, I can’t really fault her. My only true fear in respect to Dec was if she would prefer the life he could provide her. Our relationship and style of passion, I suppose you would call it, was not the same as with him.
Sharing I could do, losing I could not.
Nicholas, you now share a blood bond and have strong feelings for both Anya and Declán. How do you feel about having to share Anya? How do you feel about having to share Declán?
As I said before, I love them both. Sharing is not a problem in my mind. Anyone else touches my beloved ones and that is a whole other topic though. The blood bond with me was accidental in Declán’s case but neither of us regret it. I didn’t even at the time, though I would have preferred the choice to bond with him.
The hard part isn’t sharing; it’s knowing how to deal with the views of others. I hate dealing with those that want to relegate Dec to the status of pet.
I know you’re not too male-centric so I’ll ask this next one… How did you deal with being rescued by Anya? Has it affected your relationship in any way?
I had no problem from the point of view that she was female but rather that of all beings to have to enter into that area, Anya is the last person ever I would have wanted there. I think the trauma to her was far worse than to me.
The only lasting issues are from what I saw and what she did to retrieve me, not from the fact it was a woman. Women are far more powerful than others often realize.
In Blood’s Voice it’s mentioned that you ‘super hero’ for humans and you help train Declán. My question is, were you ever in the military? Where did you receive your combat training?
No, I was never in the military. I should have been but due to my human family and their needs I stayed at home until shortly before I “died” and became as I am now. I have great respect for those that are called to be warriors of any form, as long as they are seeking to protect and defend, not murder and destroy. A bit of an oxymoron for a vamp, I know, but hey. *wink*
Most of my combat skills were picked up and honed after Jonathan found me. He is a great fighter, though he rarely shows that side to others. A few of his friends also taught me. A weak vampire does not survive long so he made sure I would be at his side for ages to come.
You don’t speak as someone from the time you were born, why?
I have been told that my manners and inflections are often a bit ‘old fashioned’ but I strive to keep up to date with my speech. If I didn’t I would stand out more than I do, yes? I just can’t do the slouching and cursing that I see so often though, and ugh, the way so many males dress now. It’s inappropriate and disrespectful. Sorry, I will get off my soap box now.
One last question and I’ll let you get back to your family. Who was your first love?
Oh, to love, to laugh, to live a lifetime within ones heart and soul. My first love was Anya. I had never met anyone that could hold my interest or heart until I met her. She is, and always will be, my love, my heart, and my soul. I am thankful that she is willing to share that spot with Dec as I could not imagine my life with having met either.
Thank you for taking the time to invite me and for helping to share our story. It’s been a pleasure spending time with you. *Nicholas takes Harlie’s hand, bending to kiss the back of it before giving her another fanged smile on his way out.*
*Harlie faints* *swoon*
Title: Blood’s Voice
Author: Áine P Massie
Publisher: Geas Publishing
Series: House Millar, #1
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.
Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.
This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.
Praise for Blood’s Voice
“Aine’s love for her characters shines in Blood’s Voice. She gives you a reason to become invested in their well-being. The definition of love triangle takes on a whole new meaning in the House of Millar. I was surprised in a most pleasant sort of way. This book does not contain the constant bickering and whining that are found in a lot of YA literature…a refreshing change. And, before I forget…a big thanks to Aine for her inclusion of alternate lifestyles in a very compelling manner.” – Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead
“I like the issues of LGBT that are brought up in the story and felt they were just enough of a sample of that lifestyle to not offend close minded individuals. It was very realistic and I enjoyed reading more about it. There is a ménage de trois alluded to in the book so some people may be a bit uncomfortable with that part of the story. From my point of view, it was very well written and only enhanced the book. I give this a 4 fair review as it was a very romantic story with paranormal elements that drew you in with the intricate plot.” – Heather @ Earth’s Book Nook
“Most of the vampires in this series have some type of unique ability. Especially Anya. She gives a new meaning to the coin phrase of “I get whatever I want”. You follow her on her adventures of trying to fit in with humans and seemingly thwarted by her own kind almost every time. She begins to have feelings for Nickolas, as well as Declan but they are different and easy to separate. At least for her. She loves whom she loves. Towards the middle of the book I grew a little envious of her situation.” – Nikki @ CEWTNK
“This is one book I could not put down at all and this is really one I want to read book #2 as soon as I can. Very well written and a great Young Adult book. If you are into Young Adult vampire books I think you will most likely like this book.” – Chantale @ Geeky Girl Reviews
“The author did a great job keeping my interest and making me want to finish the story to find out what happened next. They’re lots of surprises along the way and some things that truly didn’t expect but that just made it better than I thought the ending was going to be!” – Christina @ Intoxicated by Books
“This was an absolute pleasure to read, and an easy story to get into. I had no trouble getting lost in the pages and the storyline. Aine P. Massie has a very unique writing style which I found very pleasant. The characters never once got on my nerve. I quite enjoyed reading about them.” – Kyanara Night @ Kyanara’s Mad Reviews
“It’s a really easy book to read, I literally swallowed it in two days, and I really liked it! I recommend this book to all those who love vampire stories with romance, and those who like to learn new languages and cultures… Yes? Why? Well, because the author will delight us with a sweet romance full of phrases and words in Irish. : ) Happy Reading!” – Idris @ Throwing Books
Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specialization in ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.
A lifelong reader, Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction. Blood’s Voice has been a long time in coming and with its publication (June 2011) Áine embarked on a new chapter in her life.
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