Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dark fantasy
Publisher: Charles River Press/ Cambridge Press US
Being the world’s oldest vampire, Eamon Rutherford has enjoyed women throughout the ages as beautiful meals and one night stands. That is until Eamon decides to find a mate and settle down. His less-than-perfect choice is temperamental ballerina Lauryl Mellis. When Lauryl escapes from him in London, Eamon discovers that true commitment requires him to love another more than himself. As he struggles with his inner awakening and Lauryl’s rejection, Lauryl is busy planning her own special event, which might include the death of Eamon Rutherford.
Hi Alison! Welcome to Little Read Riding Hood! Tell us a little about yourself!
I’m kind of boring. I lead a normal life with my daughter Madeline, who is 10. I am engaged to a wonderful guy who is also an author, Scott Baker. I have an awesome boxer dog and am wanting to adopt another as a friend for her. I love silly jokes and still watch cartoons. The house I live in is haunted but the ghost is quite friendly.
Another time I would love to hear more about your ghost! At what point did you decide/realize you wanted to be a writer?
I think when I read a Victoria Holt novel when I was in 6th grade. I loved it and wanted to do the same thing. I used to write really bad romance stories when I was a teen. They were awful and based on my extremely limited experience in the area. Fortunately my skill has grown.
We may not all have written them down, but I think most girls create horrible romance stories in their head. 🙂 If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
I would be spending my free time crafting. I love doing things like that. I used to make beeswax candles and handmade dolls. Primitive crafts. Kind of creepy spooky things. VERY therapeutic!
I am not a crafter myself, I wish I had the patience! Do you have a day job? If so, what do you do?
I am an RN. I used to do Labor and Delivery. I worked in that area for about 12 years but last year I had to move to a desk job when an old injury limited what I could do physically. So now I make sure nurses are taking care of patients properly. It’s not very creative but I work with awesome people.
It takes a special kind of person to work in nursing. I am glad there are people like you! If you became independently wealth, what would you do with your time? Would you still write?
If I became independently wealthy I would travel. A lot. I would definitely still write. It might be on an airplane or in a chalet in the Alps but yes, I would definitely write. I would probably get tons more written!
What are your favorite:
Authors – Laurell K Hamilton, Judith Mc Naught, Charlaine Harris
Book genres to read – Paranormal anything! But I also love historical non fiction and historical romance
Band/song – Loving Lady Gaga right now. Also loyal to my eighties bands. Sad but true I know but I love music from my teens
Desserts – Not a big dessert fan but I love love love me some cookies!
What do you do in your spare time?
Ha ha. What spare time? But I like to go to football games, go on local adventures or learn something new. My daughter is on a dance team with her dance studio so I do things with her with that.
Tell me about your best (or worst!) vacation.
Best vacation was this past summer. My fiancé and I went to Prague on a historical tour of the sites associated with the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. It was led by the author of a book on the subject. It was awesome. I learned so much and saw things I never would have seen as a regular tourist and things I had only seen in books. It totally brought those events to life for me. I’m a history geek so things like that are amazing to me. I’ll never forget that trip. Ever.
This or that:
Vampires or werewolves? Vampires
TV or Movies? TV
Beach or Mountains? Beach. FOREVER
Cat or Dog? Dog
Beer or Wine? Both!
What is something we may not know about you?
I have terrible stage fright. People think I am so confident and outgoing but if I have to do public speaking or anything, I am secretly dying on the inside!
Well then a blog interview was perfect for you! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Alison Beightol works as a registered nurse but also studied history and theatre at the University of Florida. For as long as she can remember, she has had an affinity for vampire stories, romance, and gothic tales that keep her up at night. Blood Betrayal: Book One of the Primigenio Tales is her first novel. Alison lives in a haunted house in rural north Florida where she is putting the final touches on book two of the Primigenio Tales: Blood of New Beginnings.