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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Capital Thirst by R.W. Buxton 💕 Fun Facts, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Paranormal Romance)



DC bustles, the light from the city fills the night. But in the dark alleys and backstreets, only slivers of light from a full moon dance. In such an alley, a shadowy figure is hunched over a body. She lifts her head to reveal soulless eyes and fangs dripping with blood as she licks her lips with exultation.

Standing up, she wipes her chin, and tosses her long black hair, then saunters away.

At FBI headquarters, Gerry examines the case files of 18 wealthy men, dead, with few clues, no DNA, and no leads...

When predator and prey become one, no one is safe.


Capital Thirst is my first novel. When I wrote this, I didn’t tell a single sole I was writing a book. I’m not sure why, but I just didn’t want anyone to know. I think part of it was I was afraid I wouldn’t finish or maybe I thought people would think I’m crazy once I told them it was about vampires.

What I wasn’t ready for was my wife’s reaction when I told her I’d finished writing a book. She was mad as heck with me. I hadn’t told her I was doing this. I kept this huge secret and hadn’t shared it. I learned my lesson and now I tell her when I’m working on a new book.

Another interesting thing is I wrote all of Capital Thirst between 4:00 am and 5:00 am. I would get up early and write before I headed off to work. At the time my children were small, and that was the only alone time I had. Fortunately for me I’m a morning person. I said at the time my children were young. They are all off in college and after I finished Capital Thirst and just sat on it.

While Capital Thirst was sitting safe on my hard drive, I wrote Beverly Hills Torture followed by Moscow Nights. After keeping Capital Thirst hidden for all that time, I decided I would do something about it and share it with the world. That was a huge scary step, but I’m so happy I made it.

When I started making the final edits on Capital Thirst, I found myself I rewrote the first kiss scene like twenty times. One time they kissed, the next they almost kiss, back and forth over and over. It was just a kiss, but what did it mean. I just couldn’t decide. It came to the point I was sick of thinking about it and made a choice and went with it. Such a simple thing and it was maybe the most difficult decision in the book.

The other thing I never expected was when I posted Capital Thirst to a book critique site. A flame war erupted over what a vampire is. People have very different opinions and there were a good number that felt vampires are pure evil and can’t have emotion. If you read Capital Thirst, you realize that’s not my opinion. There is also the Anne Rice camp that feel vampires are rich with emotion. I didn’t realize I was opening such a can of worms. I kept Erin just the way she was a confused mix of emotions. A blend of evil with a desire for something else.




Lullaby

Erin placed Mary back in the crib. A sigh escaped her lips, and her arms hung limply at her sides. Erin felt her chest tighten. What could she do to change things? She was a vampire. There was no going back.

She was a killer. No matter how much she wanted to be a mother, she was nothing more than a vengeful killer, and she needed to remember that before she hurt someone.

Gerry touched her elbow then led the way downstairs.

“She was so comfortable with you. You must love children.”

“She’s beautiful. You’ve no idea how lucky you are. I would give my life to have a child.” Erin’s voice broke as she tried to speak.

Shocked, Gerry stopped and turned. “You’re young enough, nothing is stopping you.”

“Just this condition I have.” Now it was Erin’s turn to be sad. She fought back the tears.

“I need to go.” She needed to leave before tears ran down her cheeks. Her whole body ached for the chance to have a child, and she was denied that for eternity.

  

I love a good paranormal read, something about the un-dead haunts the fringes of my mind. Mix in romance, love, loss, and you have a great story.

I voraciously read everything, fiction, and non-fiction but always find myself turning back to the darker stories. I’ve always wanted to write and the dream became a reality with Capital Thirst, and the remainder of the Erin Kingsly novels.

I spend most of my days designing and building websites, but my free time is devoted to my wife, family, and cats. Yes three grown children and three cats. Things can be hectic.

For fun you might find me driving winding roads with the top down or out photographing nature.


   

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32 comments :

  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us and for the giveaway as well. I appreciate them both.

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    1. You're very welcome. Thank you for stopping by.

      RW Buxton

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  2. Thank you for hosting my novel today. I am looking forward to today's event and the chance to interact with your readers. I'll be checking back periodically through the day.

    RW Buxton

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  3. I hope that your book is a success.

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    1. Thank you so much Bernie. I appreciate your kind words.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Sue, thank you. It's not a psychological thriller, but there is action and tension along the way. I hope you get a chance to read the whole thing.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Rita,

      Thank you. So far I've received really great reviews which makes me happy and makes me at least think I'm on the right track. I hope you get a chance to read it and that you would enjoy it.

      RW Buxton

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  6. Oooh fangs? Say no more. I'm on board. :D

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    1. Thank you Emmaline. I love someone that loves fangs. I hope you enjoy it.

      RW Buxton

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  7. Thank you for sharing the backstory!

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    1. Caryl,

      Thank you for stopping by and reading it.

      RW Buxton

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  8. It sounds like a real page turner! Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you Judy. I've actually had "complaints" because people were too tired to go to work after having to stay up and finish reading it. I hope you have a chance to read it and enjoy it.

      RW Buxton

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  9. This sounds like a really interesting book.

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  10. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Diana,

      Thank you. I hope you get a chance to read it.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Marisela,

      Thank you. I like to think it's not just good but a little different.

      RW Buxton

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  12. Blood suckers in DC and the FBI! Ha!

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    1. Jen,

      They are among us. I've lived just outside of DC for the last 30 years and worked downtown for about 15 of those. What better place to have vampires.

      RW Buxton

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  13. I enjoyed reading your fun facts today

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    1. Thank you. It does an excellent job at capturing the story. You know a picture is worth a thousand words.

      RW Buxton

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  15. Your fun facts were enjoyable to red. Would love to read your books.

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    1. Robin,

      Thank you. This was fun to write, but I'll be honest I really had to think about it. I hope you have a chance to read Capital Thirst and that you'll enjoy it. If you do, let me know what you think. Oh, and it's on sale for 99c through today.

      RW Buxton

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