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not what I expected. He’s just… so much more than I imagined he’d be. Cops
around here aren’t exactly honorable, and yet, I found myself trusting the one
in my own backyard, quite literally the floor above me. Still, my instincts
have been wrong before. My heart tells me to let him in completely, to love him
I learned to stop following my heart a long time ago.
locked up tight and won’t let go. A single mother, she’s bound by the struggles
she hides from the world around her. These trials do nothing but burden her,
test her in the worst possible way.
I have struggles of my own, secrets, and with their depth, they don’t just test
me. They consume me and have the capability of breaking me completely, of
breaking us completely.
H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use
writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap
and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from
her own life experiences, and the characters she writes give her an earful
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing,
reading, Scandal, and general geekery in the form of Sherlock and DC Comics.
She writes new adult and adult fiction in many genres, but mainly focuses in
contemporary, interracial, and multicultural romances.
the author of several interracial and African-American romances, including her
debut series, "Free Falling" books 1 - 3, "Red Sun", and
"Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob". Since early on, she has found writing to
be her creative outlet of choice, although she did not complete her first
full-length novel until 2009. She has a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources,
but currently works from home, mostly writing, but also building her own
Virtual Assistant business. If you're interested in learning more about Raven's
upcoming works, there are a number of ways to find her and to stay in touch!
Just check out her links to the web!
1.With Friends Like These is a paranormal, a genre a little different for you. Why did you decide to write this particular story and create it as a paranormal?
The characters called for a paranormal. I could have went the normal ménage route, but they weren't having it. It had to be a paranormal. And even though it's a bit of a challenge for me, it's fun to write and create a whole new world.
2. Have you ever written a paranormal romance before or is this your first?
No this is my third. My first is Skinny Dipping, which might be re- released. The second which I just did an interview with the main character is Love, Transylvania Style. that's with Decadent Publishing. Both had vampires. They were light as is this one. But those just touched on the paranormal.
3. How many books are in the series? I know you created this huge world for us and you introduced some interesting characters.
There will be three. This one, to introduce you to the characters and their problems. LOL Book Two will be about the secondary characters Pam and Vladimir. It will also focus on the battle that Seth has to face.
4.How is With Friends Like These different from other books in this genre?
Oh, wow. For one they can both mate with one female and she can give birth to one child with both their DNA. The child has the DNA genetic makeup of both males, which makes this child special and more powerful than a purebred vamp or were.
I thought that dynamic of the story would be very interesting. There are not many stories out there like that. And since paranormal is world building, that was how I built my world.
Also there is humor, tongue in cheek stuff and jokes. This is pretty lighthearted. No mistake though it does have serious moments. But with Roxie's friend Pam in the mix and Drake and Seth, there are some pretty funny moments
5.I know you have written other ménage romances before but other than this being a paranormal how does it differ from your others?
Like I mentioned earlier, it's with a vampire and werewolf, who happen to have the same soul mate. Did I mention the comedy aspect of the story? I'll tell you a secret, paranormal scares me a bit. Sometimes it's too, too heavy. So I decided to add humor to these creatures who are normally seen as terrifying or brooding.
6.Would you ever write a m/m romance?
I didn't think I ever would, but here you go! LOL. Drake, the vampire and Seth the werewolf are bi-sexual, and they have some hot sex scenes. But you know what it its the story. It's not forced, it's very natural. In fact you can tell the love they have for each other from the beginning of the story.
7.Tell us about your next projects?
Well, I have a story called Role-Play University. It's just as the title says, there is a lot of roleplaying in the book. It's between a teacher and his colleague that used to be one of his students. She teaches at the University now.
This books has everything, light bondage, roleplaying, sex with a stranger (again role-playing). It even has a cage!
When my writing career will take on a different path. Not going to get into right now, but I think my fans will be happy all the same.
When the covenant is challenged it must be protected at all cost. Follow Rose and Deacon and those who join them in their quest to keep the pact of the covenant in tact and humans safe as you venture into the world of The Hidden. The first two books in the series are available.
“Veil De Arsy, you were born to be Lead Paladin, but I require your oath too. Do you accept the position of, My Lead? To protect and serve me and Arrias to the best of your abilities? To dispense My justice, provide Me with balance, and ensure My peace?”
“I so swear it.”
Our eyes held again for a moment, then I placed the mesh on his bowed head. A silent message passed between us, unsaid words used in Earth weddings, but it would have been appropriate here too. Till death do us part.