Saturday, June 9, 2012

Felicity Heaton Masquerade Blog Tour Meet Vivek & Giveaway

Welcome to The Blog Tour for Felicity Heaton's Masquerade. Felicity has given us an insight into  Writing the hero of Masquerade, Vivek.

It’s fantastic to be here again at Page Flipperz for the next stop on the book tour for my new vampire romance, Masquerade. Masquerade is the tenth book in my ongoing Vampires Realm romance series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others, as Masquerade does stand alone.

Today I want to talk about writing the hero of Masquerade. The first things that came to me for Masquerade, were the hero and heroine. They came with a story to tell and I listened. The plot grew from their pasts and their feelings, centred on them rather than the other way around.

Vivek is far from your typical hero. He doesn’t want to woo his heroine from page one. He wants to get her kicked off the guard and stripped of her captaincy. Vivek is a complicated hero, and also a very typical man. He approaches his feelings from completely the wrong angle and has done so for years, ever since the night he patrolled with Sophis and the twin hunters attacked them, leaving Sophis bleeding out from a dagger in her stomach and him with a stake in his back.

Seeing Sophis so close to death triggered a change in Vivek. His instincts said to protect her and the first solution he settled on was having her removed from the guard. If she were a civilian again, she would be safe. Male logic, but it makes sense in a basic sort of way. So, rather than being a hero who is out to charm the heroine and get her into bed, Vivek is a hero who is out to get her kicked off the guard, and is hurting her without knowing it. Not the world’s greatest hero.

I’ll admit, I worried when Vivek came to me with his grand master plan. We argued but in the end he got his way, illustrating that the path to true love is rarely lined with roses. It’s more realistic that it be lined with thorny stems and the pain that comes with them. He promised to redeem himself and see the error of his ways, and I agreed to write him the way he wanted to be written.

Vivek is not a sadistic, nasty character though. His misguided attempts to protect Sophis might make him appear that way but as he promised me, he does realise that he’s going about it all in the wrong way and that he’s on the verge of losing her. His grand master plan might just fail after all.

He may prove a frustrating hero, but who said that we must love a hero from the very beginning of the book? Vivek will earn your love more than any other hero ever has, proving himself able to change in order to win Sophis’s heart and correct his mistakes with her. He’s a diamond in the rough, in need of only a little polish to make him sparkle and capture your attention, and desire. I don’t often write heroes who start out more like a villain, but it is fun and interesting when it happens. I only hope that you’ll give Vivek a chance to prove that he’s worthy of your love and worthy of Sophis’s too, and that a real man, no matter what he has done, is able to see the error of his ways and will move heaven and earth to make amends and set everything right.

The thing is, for Vivek to set everything right, he must also change Sophis’s opinion of him and convince her to give him a second chance, and he’s going to have the fight of his life on his hands to make that happen. Can a hero who starts out more like a villain redeem himself and win the heart of his heroine?

To find that out, you’ll have to read the book and see just how Sophis and Vivek confront their past as they fight for revenge against the twin hunters who drove them apart.

If you would like to find out more about Masquerade or the Vampires Realm series, you can visit the official Vampires Realm website at

I would also like to take this moment to mention that there is a grand giveaway running throughout the whole of the Masquerade Book Tour. The top prize is a KINDLE TOUCH plus bundle of Vampires Realm series ebooks 1-9 (doesn’t include Masquerade), and it’s open internationally. You can find all the details at the Masquerade Book Tour page:  

Masquerade is available now at Amazon Kindle stores, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks. It will soon be available for Nook, Apple devices, Sony Reader, and Kobo Books, but you can get it in epub from other retailers like Smashwords and my own website. 

F E Heaton
Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart.

Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella.

With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds?

Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:
Vampires Realm official website:


 Winter's Kiss
F E Heaton
Their lord drinks blood and they are dead men walking. The tales of the mansion don’t stop Nika from falling for one of the guards, but when wolves attack her and he rides to her rescue, she discovers that her knight is anything but saintly. He is a vampire and she is becoming a werewolf, and love between their species is forbidden—the penalty death.

Winter’s world is shaken beyond salvation and his allegiance to his bloodline tested as he watches the woman he’s fallen for turn into a werewolf. His heart demands vengeance and that he protects her, both from the werewolf now hunting for her and from himself, but she tempts him more than he can bear and it isn't long into their journey before he’s torn between upholding the law and succumbing to desire.

Will Nika be able to convince Winter to leave his world and stay with her or will she spend eternity dreaming of Winter's kiss?

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marybelle said...

I have not yet read any books by Felicity Heaton. They do appeal. I have to say that I am reading a lot about MASQUERADE right now & it sounds amazing. I must begin the series.

Felicity Heaton said...

Thanks for having me here at the blog, Kat! It's great to be back at Page Flipperz :)

Diana said...
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Diana said...

I have not read any of Felicity's Books yet. The world of paranormal attracts me too much and her world that has created on her books seems outstanding, so unique.
The covers of her books are very beautiful.
Thank you for the giveaways!

artgiote at gmail dot con

andie said...

I've read Hunter's Moon, Forbidden Blood, Covet, Crave, Masquerade, and Ascension. And I just LOVE Vivek! It was really refreshing to see a male character who isn't going for the girl immediately and thinking about how to get her laid in every minute.

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Amiee Snow said...

Yes i have read some of Felicity's books I really enjoyed her Mating Heat series it was the first books ofhers i read she had great characters and story lines that kept you hooked :) I'm a big fan of her books I haven't read Masquerade yet but i really look forward to it i like the idea of the hero and heroine not getting on from the beginning ,i think vivek will make himself a great hero though :)

booklover0226 said...

I read Her Dark Angel and loved it. I look forward in continuing this series and reading more of Felicity Heaton's works.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Tamsyn said...

Yes, I've read a few of Felicity Heaton's books - Reunion, In Heat, Cabin Fever, Vampire for Christmas. Masquerade sounds like another great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

crystaley73 said...

I have read several of her books and Her Dark Angel so far is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Flygon said...
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Lori said...

I am just starting the FIRST book. I have purchased the first 3, and cannot wait to read all 9. :) Loved Covet and Crave, and all of Felicity's work!! xxoo

wanda f said...

Havent started this series yet but cannot waitto dive into it this series sounds great .Have a great day

Fiery Na said...

Felicity is a new author for me and I've always enjoyed vampire stories and am looking forward to her, Vivek sounds like a hero I can really grow to like. He has flaws which gives him something to redeem.

Mel Bourn said...

I have several of Felicity's books on my kindle. I will be reading them this summer. I can't wait. I love the covers!

bn100 said...

I haven't read any of her books yet. I like her book covers and that she writes about vampires.

Tanya1224 said...

Man...I can't remember all the names but Forbidden Blood was really good and Heart of darkness...I did recently read the first in her erotic novellas...I believe it was Covet. I've read more but just can't remember the names. I love the covers with the dark haired male...side profile..he's so freakin yummy...I bought through kindle so I don't get a good view as I would with a love Felicity's books...Oh wait ASCENSION...that's it...I loved it. Taig! How could I have forgot about that one. awesome cover as well.

Julianne said...

I bought the first 3 Angel books of Felicity's and I have a couple of other ones that she was offering for free on her site. But I haven't read any of them yet.But I'm looking forward to. I don't have any of the Vampire's Realm series. I think that's where I want to start.
Great post today.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

rubyswan said...

The More I hear ,Read about the VAMPIRE'S REALM series..I get sooo excited & eager 4MORE..yummm...:P..!
I'm loving the sound of Felicity's COVET,IN HEAT,& CRAVE...oooh yess indeed..:O..!!

Anonymous said...

I have read all her books and love them all :)Vampires, Demons, Werewolves and Angels..great characters.

Becky Johnson said...
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Becky Johnson said...

I've read a few of her books. The first two of her Vampire Erotic Theatre series - so god damn hot and sexy!. Also the first 3 'Prophecy' Books - loved them. I've also recently read Her Dark Angel. This was such a lovely love story. I think that Felicity is an amazing author. I love her work <3

Evie said...

I haven't read her books yet. And I really like that the vampires are dark in her stories. The covers are really beautiful!

Becky Weiner said...

I have read Of Blood and Snow, Vampire for Christmas, and Reunion. Would love to read the rest of her Vampire series and the new Crave and Covet books!!! :-)

Thanks for the giveaway!

VanillaOrchids said...

I have six of Felicity's books on my Kindle at the moment. Hate to admit that I haven't read them yet though. Been trying to catch up on my reading.
I love paranormal romances. That's one of my ultimate favorite genres. So vampires, werewolves, angels ... they are what I enjoy most which makes me very excited to read Felicity's work.


Yvette said...

I have not read the series yet but they are on my summer read list now!

Leev said...

yes... i was read her angel series and vampirotique series..
my favourite so far Marcus from her angel series and Callum...

thanks for the giveaway ^^

sunshine_pinkystar at yahoo dot com

Felicity Heaton said...

Thanks for all the great comments, and for stopping by or following me on the tour! I'm really enjoying reading all of your comments. So many people into the Vampire Erotic Theatre and Her Angel series too... I have more from those series coming out this year!


SdyLion said...

I love Felicity's books. I think she is an amazing author with some really great and interesting series. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

cara adams said...

what a great interview! Love following you Felicity on your tour with Masquerade for many reasons! It's in my top five favs of your books! I love all your VR series books and can't wait til the next one comes out!

sherri said...

I haven't read any of Felicity's books, but I want to now. I've spent the better part of an hour going over her website and reading the excerpt of her new book, Masquerade. I think I'm hooked! lol

States of Decay said...

I haven't read anything by Felicity Heaton yet. Vivek sounds like a great character, I'm definitely going to check out the Vampires Realm series. Thank you for the giveaway!

miki said...

i own one of her book but i haven't read it yet. I love her writing style and the humour i saw in the numerous interview and exceprts i've read

all the best


crystalg123 said...

I have read almost all of her books my favorite being the new "Vampires Realm" series.

dusty katt said...

I can't help but fall for a hero that bumbles his way through things.

April Alvey said...

Loving The Book Tour Love Her Books.

Linda said...

Loved hearing more about Vivik´s POV, can´t wait to read this book! =)

best wishes, Linda xo