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February 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Blood Therapy by Lynda Hilburn

Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Blood Therapy by Lynda Hilburn

presented by JeanBookNerd!

We’re got author, Lynda Hilburn, stopping by the blog with
a must read interview, and
be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Blood Therapy is a dark contemporary fantasy with humor, mystery, romance and adult situations.

Kismet Knight knows exactly how to handle her clients, but when it comes to her love-life, she’s on less steady ground. That was until she met master vampire Devereux, an 800-year-old hunk, who not only managed to convince the entirely rational shrink that vampires really do exist – he also persuaded her to start dating him.

Kismet’s still having nightmares after being kidnapped by Lucifer, a psychotic vampire. From a therapeutic perspective she finds his split personalities fascinating – but she’s constantly terrified. And Dev’s become obsessed with finding Lucifer – before he comes after Kismet again.

So much for her nice, ordinary life…

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Blood Therapy (Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist #2) 
by Lynda Hilburn
Publication Date:  September 13, 2012
Publisher:  Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus Books UK

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Hi Lynda, thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Can you tell us a little about, main character, Dr. Kismet Knight?

Kismet is an idealized version of me: she’s younger, prettier, thinner and having a lot more fun because she gets to hang out with gorgeous [and scary] vampires. She’s mostly a traditional, rational psychologist, which means she tends to believe what she can prove with her five senses and nothing more. She was raised by socially inept academics and she never explored the more creative aspects of her nature. If she can’t categorize it, it doesn’t exist – which makes her discovery of the vampires very challenging. She and I share a career [therapy], and we both know that clients frequently act out, claiming to be vampires, werewolves, space aliens, etc. So it comes as no surprise that she would cling to her need to diagnose mental illness rather than embrace the hidden preternatural world she stumbles into. I have clients who told me years ago they are being visited by aliens and I still don’t believe them. I’m even more stubborn than Kismet is!

Who would you cast as Dr. Kismet Knight in a movie?

I thought Kate Beckensale with blue eyes and long hair would look like Kismet.

How did the idea for this series come about?

It came from a client session in my office. I was with a young woman who talked about wanting to join a non-human group. As she spoke, I kept thinking how much her words reminded me of several vampire books I’d read, and I began to wonder what it would be like to find a gorgeous bloodsucker sitting in my waiting room.

What can readers expect in this installment in the Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist series?

Blood Therapy takes place right after the end of The Vampire Shrink. Kismet finds herself still dealing with insane Brother Luther/Lucifer and decides to escape Denver. She heads to NYC for the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, which is being held in a haunted hotel. As usual, she encounters one strange thing after another, not to mention trying to deal with the men in her life. And she discovers a very big secret about her future with the vampires.

Do you have a favorite vampire (aside from the ones you write about)?

I really like the Frank Langella version of Dracula, and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Jean Claude.

Lightning Round:

Last movie you saw?

Silver Linings Playbook

Last song you heard?

Wicked Ways by Chris Isaak

Cats or dogs?

Dogs

Hot or cold?

cold

Sweet or salty?

Sweet

Thanks so much for taking the time answer these questions, Lynda!  We are so excited that you were able to take some time from your busy day to spend some time with us at Chapter by Chapter!



About the Author:

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Lynda’s books can be classified as urban fantasy/dark fantasy with romance, suspense/mystery, satire, horror, humor and sex.

Lynda Hilburn writes paranormal fiction. More specifically, she writes vampire books. After a childhood filled with invisible friends, sightings of dead relatives and a fascination with the occult, turning to the paranormal was a no-brainer. In her other reality, she makes her living as a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, professional psychic/tarot reader, university instructor and workshop presenter. Her series, Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist is being rewritten and will be republished by Quercus Books in the UK and Europe, and by Sterling Publishing/Silver Oak in North America. The UK version of the first book in the series, “The Vampire Shrink” will be published September, 2011. The North American version a few months later. Book #2 (tentatively titled “Blood Therapy”), which is a new book, will be published a year later, and book #3 (the book that used to be called “Dark Harvest”) will follow a year later. She also has a short story in the anthology, “Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance,” called “Blood Song.” “Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker” and “Undead in the City” are available through Amazon.com and Smashwords.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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4 Comments

  1. Jean Vallesteros
    2/28/2013

    Thank you for being part of the Tour MaryAnn!! :)
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  2. Leslie Miner
    3/1/2013

    This sounds wonderful! I have added it to my TBR list. Thank you for a chance to win a copy!

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