Saturday, April 14, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights Eliza Gayle!!

Today Simply Ali welcomes Authors After Dark Author Eliza Gayle!

Take a look at Eliza's latest release Vampire Awakening

Gypsy Ink Books

Paranormal, Erotic, Romance


The truth may set her free but there’s no guarantee she’ll recover.

Abby Douglas has lived in the dark for six months. Until a mysterious package and a voice in a dream spark a chain of events she didn’t see coming. To futher complicate matters, a lethally stunning stranger walks into her life and awakens erotic needs inside her that run deep. Now she has to decide how much she’ll give up to unlock her memories.

Caleb Barrett, a vampire on a mission, pursues Abby while on the hunt for a homicidal vampire. Instead he’s captured by a silken voice and haunting eyes that stir an insatiable hunger. An instant connection is forged and Caleb marks her as his own with no intention of letting her go. When she runs from him all bets are off and this dead sexy cowboy will do whatever it takes to find out what secrets her mind harbors before it’s too late. Rules or no rules.

Suddenly being careful what you wish for is more than just another cliché, it’s life or death.

This books contains one sexy as sin, motorcycle riding, black leather wearing vampire with a two track mind. Sex and blood.

Please note: This book was previously published as Awaken and has been revised and re-edited for re-release.

Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

Eliza: There are lots of authors that I am in awe of. When I first started writing and going to conventions I remember being so excited to meet Sherrilyn Kenyon. (who is the sweetest) Of course, I try to be all cool and pretend I'm not squeeing inside. lol Let's hope that doesn't come off weird.

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

Eliza: There are many authors I'd be honored to co-write with although Shayla Black comes to mind at the moment. I've been in love with her Wicked Lovers series for a while and I think I could learn a lot from her descriptive style.

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

Eliza: Meeting up with friends I've made from past AAD's and exploring the city. It's going to be so much fun.

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

Eliza: LOL. Probably the zombie survival book my husband bought me. We joke about it all the time. Besides that book it would probably be Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie. I'd want a book that made me laugh a lot.

Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)

Eliza: Valerius from Sherrilyn Kenyon's series and Roarke from JD Robb's In Death series. Although honestly there is probably an extensive list of characters I love. Cat and Bones comes to mind.

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

Eliza: Yes, in the Purgatory series the club manager Gabe has made many appearances. One of these days I will find out what his story is and write a book for him.
In my new vampire book, Vampire Awakening, I'd love to go back and explore a prequel about Russell. Unfortunately that story would not have much of an HEA so his story would be difficult.

Ali: If you friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

Eliza: hehe. I'm not sure I want to know. Maybe tenacious.

*Favorite color: Purple

*Favorite food: Pizza

*Boots or heels: boots

*eReader or Print: eReader

*Beer, Liquor or Wine: Liquor

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: Stairs

*Favorite TV Show: Supernatural

*Favorite Book series (besides your own): Night Huntress by Jeanine Frost

*Pj’s or Lingerie: PJ's

*Vampires vs. Shifters: Nooo! I can't choose. I'd feel like such a traitor to my own characters. lol

Want to learn more about Eliza? Here are some links...


The Winner of today's daily prize will win a book of their choice from Eliza's backlist!! Woohoo!! Thank you Eliza!! Don't forget that your comment today enters you in the Grand Prize Drawing for
A Kindle Fire & One AAD Nola Registration!!

You will definitely want to come back tomorrow because not only will Simply Ali be hosting Jaye Wells but tomorrow marks the halfway point of
Simply Ali's Authors After Dark Birthday Bash
and she will be making an announcement you don't want to miss!!


Joanne said...

Fun interview. I can't wait to read Vampire Awakening. It sounds amazing. I love books by Jennifer Crusie. They all make me laugh. I don't know how Ali expected you to choose between vampires and shifters. That's just wrong! Thanks for the chance to win.

Joanne B

savannah said...

Great interview :) It is a hard choice between vampire and Shifter! I would pick shifter though only because as a vampire I would out live all my loved ones... unless I turned them and I would have a hard time killing one of my loved ones :( so yep shifter for me makes things less complicated lol :)

savannahm1987 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Hi, Gayle. I, too, and a closet Roarke fan. Can't wait to meet you again and pick your brain.

Laura K

Mitch said...

Fun interview! I'd like to meet a man like Roarke and keep him all for myself :) Thanks for a fun contest.

kianeeko AT gmail DOT com

Brenda Hyde said...

I'd pick shifters every time. I think it would awesome to shift into an animal and run free for a bit:)

wayfaringwriter at gmail dot com

Maria D. said...

Great interview! I love the cover for Vampire Awakening, it sounds like a great book. I too love Roarke from the JD robe series and couldn't limit myself to just one the color purple too....Thanks for the giveaway!

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

Cathy M said...

Whoa, the stairs, Eliza?! You go girl, lol. Did you ever incorporate that into one of your stories?

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Carol L. said...

Eliza, I hear you about Roarke. ..sigh... :)
I think I'd go with a shifter. So many choices. I love the cover of Vampire Awakening.I definitely will read this.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Another purpleholic!!!!! Sherrilyn was the first and only author I got to meet. She is quite the doll! She made the signing quite the experience!!!

Raonaid at gmail dot com

erin said...

Thanks for a fantastic interview and giveaway! This books sounds awesome :)Crusie would also be in my end of the world library... a must for any apocalypse!

Melissa B said...

Valerius!! YES, he is so underappreciated! I love him!

Man, I'm so off to score your book ~~ it sounds awesome!!

And if you're a Sherri lover, you gotta be great!

SusanR said...

Thanks for the great interview. This book sounds really good - love your description of the vampire - he sounds HOT!! Can't wait to read it.

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

marybelle said...

As well as a title change for re-release I wonder if you made any other changes?

I'm loving this.


bn100 said...

Nice interview. I'd like to read a book written by you and Shayla Black.


kog said...

Eliza - Roarke. Le sigh. He is the perfect hero.

Ali - Thanks for running such a great contest. I'm discovering new authors and learning all sorts of interesting facts.

Eliza Gayle said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. I've been at RT this week so it's been crazy.

Cathy, no I've never worked stairs into a sexy scene but it's something to keep in mind.

Marybelle, Vampire Awakening is about a third longer than the original version. It's still the same story but I hope with richer detail and writing that suits my current style.

Thanks again, Ali!

JoAnna said...

Great interview! I love Fast &Flirty question, particularly love the answers.

Beckerjo at Verizon dot net

Abby said...

Wait, so Caleb is a sexy as sin, motorcycle riding, black leather wearing cowboy vampire with a two track mind? My gosh, move aside Eric Northman! Although I wouldn't mind both.

Yay for another Roarke fan! I just learned of his awesomeness!

Always wondered if any vamps and their partners could/would do it in the air? Ala Twilight's dance scene.

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Tina B said...

Great interview!
Eliza, is this the first book in the series? Love the blurb.

I am also a fan of Sherrilyn and Valerius! Ahh!
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
Trb0917 at

Cynthia Garcia said...

Cat and Bones are my favorite characters! That series has the perfect mixture of action, romance, and comedy! Thank you!

Maria pronounced Mariah said... about flexable!

Love Valerious, Cat & Bones too!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Err.. can you believe that I haven't read anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon yet? *blushes* But seeing how you kept coming back to her books and characters I'll have to bump it up on my TBR list it seems.

And umm stairs? Aren't those uncomfortable? Or do you advise to use lots of pillows? ;-) lol

Thank you for the fun interview Ladies!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Harlie Reader said...

The stairs are an interesting place to get it on. :)

Does anyone not love Roarke?

Great interveiw ladies.


Chelsea B. said...

Supernatural! Best show EVEA! :-)
Great interview!


Limecello said...

Hi Eliza,
You know - with your book choice - all this talk about the zombie apocalypse is really going to start getting to me. ;X

As for your book - loved it, and the "warning." :)

I'm also inordinately pleased you chose liquor for the booze question! *high five!*