Her new vampire/supernatural romance novel, Vampire King of New York, has come out with Soul Mate Publishing and it's all about Max, Vampire David Hilliard's father. Keep your eye on Nights of Passion Blog for more about her latest releases.
On a personal note: Susan is a married, has two children, and one granddaughter. She loves to travel, collect sea shells, and dragons.
My other publisher Tease Publishing closed. So for a while the "Vampires of Manhattan" series, Mrs. Bright's Tea Room, and Poseidon's Catch were inaccessible. When Love Survives, the first in the Vampires in Manhattan series, has been re-released in Amazon Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, the second book in that series, which is all about Max's son, David, will be re-released on Oct. 30th. A Vampire for Christmas will be re-released soon, so put it on your Christmas list. Watch on my Facebook page, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Author, for all the announcements.
An Interview with Susan Hanniford Crowley
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Susan, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Vampire King of New York and it is part of your new Arnhem Knights of New York series. First what can you tell us about the series? How does Vampire King of New York kick off the series?
SHC: Thanks, Holly, I just love The Romance Studio. Yes. Vampire King of New York starts the series with King Max because he created the Arnhem Society which acts as a sanctuary and ruling council for the vampires of New York and also the Arnhem Knights which is the enforcement arm. The knights take an oath to protect the humans of New York from death by vampire and to assist other supernaturals in danger. King Max came over with the Dutch and helped found New Amsterdam. Max viewed the new world as a new world for a vampire utopia where vampires would not have to hunt humans but animals instead. He wants vampires to evolve into a civilized race. Each book in the series follows the love story of one of the Arnhem Knights as he or she finds their lifemate.
This series is a spinoff of my first series Vampires in Manhattan, which introduced Max's son David.
HH: What will readers like about Evelyn and why will they empathize with her?
SHC: The first week that Vampire King of New York was out, I received the most extraordinary email. The reader was amazed by Evelyn being a victim of domestic abuse. I read the email as the reader told me about how aspects of Evelyn's life paralleled her own. She found it hopeful because Max found her and wouldn't give up. She too had found a new guy and has a great life now. I read that letter and was horrified, cried and smiled at the end. I found it very gratifying to have written a character that meant so much to a reader. Evelyn's not the average character as you may have guessed. She's fearful and indecisive, one moment giving into Max's charms and in the next wanting to break it off. The problem she has in believing in Max is because she can't believe in herself. She is problem the most emotionally damaged character I've written so far. I love her journey and so far reader agree.
HH: What will readers love about Max?
SHC: You ask that question and I laugh. There's a lot to laugh about Max. He is King but he genuinely cares about the vampires of New York. He gets in trouble because he brags. He's a Viking at heart still, even though he's a CEO of an international corporation. Max is sweet, handsome, funny and if you're in danger from a rogue vampire, he's rip off the offender's head. You would definitely feel safe around Max.
HH: What can you tell us about the books to come in the series?
The next book I'm working on for the series is about Max's daughter Noblesse, a heroine of the French revolution that fell early. Readers met her in Vampire King of New York as Max's assistant and body guard. The always perfect Noblesse yearns for love, not that her father has found his lifemate and left on his honeymoon. There are two very interesting men in this one. I can't say more.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
SHC: I have some appearances coming up--Arisia in Boston during Martin Luther King Weekend, and surprise: I'm going to RT Booklovers Convention in May.
I'm also working to get out those books of mine that I received back when Tease Publishing closed. A Vampire for Christmas will be back out soon as well as Mrs. Bright's Tea Room and Vampire in the Basement. Mrs. Bright's Tea Room is a steampunk romance.
I have several projects I'm working on. I'm always writing. I'm trying to make my prior works available again as well as create new books.
HH: Where do you draw inspiration from in your writing career?
SHC: I dream all my stories. Sometimes I will get a story in one dream. Sometimes it takes weeks and months of dreaming.
HH: What are you most grateful for in your writing career?
SHC: I love meeting new people and going to new places. I also love the tranquility of writing. When I'm so entrenched in a story, I am just like the reader reading it for the first time. I don't know what's around the corner. I love the adventure.
HH: What are you reading right now?
SHC: I just finished All The Shadows of The Rainbow by Inanna Arthen. It's a vampire adventure about magic realism, a very riveting book. I've just started Born to Bite by Lynsay Sands.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
SHC: I can be found on Facebook as Susan Hanniford Crowley and Susan Hanniford Crowley, Author, on Twitter as SHCrowley, on Nights of Passion blog http://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com and on my website which is undergoing changes http://www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
My books: Vampire King of New York is on Kindle, Nook and Kobo
When Love Survives is on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais just came out on Kindle
Thanks so much for having me, Holly.
HH: Thank you!