Nyx has a secret. The half-Drow, half-human PI is human by day, investigating paranormal crimes in Manhattan.
By night . . . she shifts. She is one of the Dark Elves, the only of her kind in New York City. Nyx is part of a team of elite paranorm Night Trackers who do whatever it takes to destroy Demons and other evils threatening the city. Romance, intrigue, action and magic at every turn.
Series: A Night Tracker Novel (Book 3)
Author: Cheyenne McCray
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Released: November 2010
New York Times bestselling author Cheyenne McCray sets the night on fire in her blazing-hot Night Tracker series—where the fangs come out when the sun goes down...
Vampire attacks are on the rise in the city that never sleeps. So why is half-human, half-Drow private eye Nyx tracking down Sprites? Sure, these "young bloods" are causing mischief all over town—like painting the Statue of Liberty's toenails neon pink. But it's not until Nyx finds herself at the Pit, Manhattan's hottest nightclub for paranorms, that she understands what she's really up against...
Seems Master Vampire Volod has a plan—and the Sprites are in on it. By targeting the weaknesses of every paranorm in the city, from Elves to Shifters to Zombies, Volod and his fang gang aim to rule the night once and for all. Over Nyx's dead body. She loves a good challenge—and she will seduce danger at every turn to throw Volod off course. It's time for Nyx to enter the beating heart of this dark conspiracy...before driving a stake through it.
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It is fun to me to start with nothing and go from the infancy of an idea for a book or a series and then to begin to build a world and create characters which come alive to me and to my readers. But the ultimate is to receive emails from readers who tell me how much they enjoy my books. It’s amazing to me to attend a conference and meet my readers and hear their feedback in person of how much they enjoyed a book, or to have them say they can’t wait to see the next book in the series.
A year or so ago I received an email from a reader who said she had cancer and wanted to tell me that my books made a difference to her during her illness. That she loved sitting down and getting into the world I created. That was amazing to me.
What is the worst? First pass pages, or galleys. Blech.
2. Why do you write?
I write because I love to write. Since I was a little girl I enjoyed writing. I love the positive feedback I would get from teachers or my parents that read my papers and stories.
I’d have to say that I am blessed to be given a gift and I am fortunate that I am able to make a living at it. I love using my imagination and pulling together ideas that will give pleasure to readers. I often think when I write, what would my readers like and what would they be able to relate to.
3. Name one eye-opening thing you learned from your book research.
How prevalent human trafficking and sex slavery is in this very country.
4. Do you have a favorite motto?
Never, ever give up on your dreams.
5. Do you have a favorite fictional hero? Favorite fictional heroine?
Jason Bourne of the Bourne series is my favorite fictional hero. I haven’t really thought of a favorite heroine . . . I’ll have to be boring and say I don’t have one.
6. Which fictional character would you hang out with?
I love Olivia in my books. She is one of my favorite characters. She is fun, funny, capable and not afraid to say what she thinks
7. What is one of your favorite book covers, your own or someone else’s?
I love my book covers—they rock. I think my favorite is a toss-up between No Werewolves Allowed and Wicked Magic.
8. What would readers be surprised to learn about you?
Most readers don’t expect me to look and act like the girl next door. I write about kick ass heroines and have written steamy scenes. I’m not sure what they expect . . . I’m soft-spoken and I’m fairly quiet. Someone once told me I am an enigma.
9. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever learned by Googling your name?
I was thinking about referring to a Lady Cheyenne website or incorporating that name only to discover when I googled Lady Cheyenne that there as a Dominatrix with that name. Needless to say, I dropped the concept.
10. If you could go backward or forward in time which would you chose?
Both are intriguing in their own way…but who doesn’t dream about the world of tomorrow? To watch technology advance how it has . . . it boggles the mind to think of what will happen 200 years from now. Just as space travel was dreamed of years ago but wasn’t a reality, maybe transference in a matter of seconds will someday be possible. After all the idea of sitting in front of a little box called a computer and watching and listening to a friend on the other side of the world talking to you . . . “impossible” they would have said years ago. I would love to think of being transported forward in time.
I am very excited about my next novel, Vampires Not Invited, due in stores now. I tried to write a pedal to the metal novel that was full of fun, magic, danger, and excitement. That would draw intense emotions from readers as Nyx goes up against an evil and ruthless Master Vampire named Volod.
In Volod I have created a character that will engage readers, but it is a character they will hate.
Paranorms have controlled Vampire kind for over a hundred years. Paranorm strength and powerful magic has been able to enforce laws to stop Vampire attacks.
Vampires have tired of drinking synthetic blood and not being able to add to their ranks. They desire their freedom. Volod not only manages to gain information regarding every paranorm race’s known weakness, but he also obtained a highly contagious virus deadly to all paranorms , the serum thought to have been previously destroyed. If Volod is successful, the paranorm enforcers will be gone and a frenzied feeding feast, suppressed for so long, will be on.
I believe the readers will enjoy the ride this book gives them.
12. Which do you find is most important to you as a writer, voice or story? Why?
Truly, you need both. Story is the foundation. Voice is what makes the story unique to the author.
13. Cheyenne, please tell us where we can find you out in cyber world. For desperate readers like me, we just have to know…:)
I have a brand new website I am excited about at CheyenneMcCray.com
Readers can visit me at Cheyenne McCray’s Place on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheyenne-McCrays-Place/183525008980
You can also catch me at Twitter @CheyenneMcCray
14. I know this is a difficult question with there being so many amazing authors out there to choose from but who are some of the GOT-TO-HAVE authors in your TBR pile?
Yes! Such a tough question and I hate to leave anyone out. Two of my favorite authors are James Lee Burke and Elizabeth Peters.
15. What’s next in the works for you? When can readers expect to see it out on shelves in their local bookstores?
Following Vampires Not Invited is Zombies Sold Separately coming in June 2011. After that more Vampires in Vampires Dead Ahead, due out Fall 2011.
Nyx and the other Night Trackers go up against Zombies in Zombies Sold Separately. An evil and very powerful Sorcerer has the desire to find a replacement world for his own dying world. He comes to Earth with a plan he has executed successfully in another world to take over its people. It is a book full of imaginative magic and unique fun characters.
It has been a blast getting to know more about you and your books, Cheyenne. Thank you for spending time with me and my readers.:)
Thank you for the opportunity to be here!
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