Jul 16, 2012

Author Guest Post: Rebeka Harrington - Desires Revealed

Rebeka Harrington - Desires Revealed

Pub Date: June 20, 2012
Sold By: Amazon Digital Services  
Format: ebook, 154 pages
Genre: Paranormal/Historical Romance

Escape from the religious war leads Nicole and her family to the most unlikely rescuer, a vampire. Nicole discovers love and a new life, but finds herself inexplicably drawn in to a private war between her protector and an extremist faction of vampires.

The deeper she gets involved in the vampire world the higher the price she will have to pay to obtain her desires.

Rejoin “Vampires Revealed” narrator Bektamun, in Paris 1572, at the height of the religous war between Catholics and Hugeunots, the day of the St Bartholomew’s Massacre. Discover the story behind her rescue of the Gervais family. How Nicole became her Avetser and was made vampire. Desires Revealed will also introduce you to Oskar, leader of the Eleiveb.

My 10 Favourite “Any” Things
By Rebeka Harrington

It was Mickey’s suggestion to do a post on my 10 favourite any things. Hopefully this brief journey inside my crazy mind won’t be too traumatic for you. I have not included books or writing, because that’s a given considering I’m an author. Anyway, here comes: “My 10 Favourite ‘Any’ Things”. (in no particular order).

Music: Without doubt music is my absolute favourite thing in the world. I love listening to classical music and letting my imagination draw on the music to picture a scene in my mind. Head banging to AC/DC, the music blaring and the rhythm pulsing through my body. And just about every other type of music in between.

Music can and does, portray a broad gamut of emotions. It’s your companion driving in the car or cleaning the house. It’s your friend when you’re feeling sad or lonely; and so much more.

Pets & Animals: Having a four-legged friend in your life is a truly unique relationship. Whether it be a dog or cat; they don’t care if you are rich or poor, black or white, old or young. They couldn’t give a damn if you’re wearing the latest designer fashions.

My cat happens to be a great listener. There is nothing quite so comforting as feeling her head resting in my lap and her purr vibrating against my thigh.

Vampires: This should come as no surprise. I’ve written lengthy articles on why I love vampires and choose to write about them. Let’s see if I can paraphrase myself.

Vampires can be; sexy, ugly, good, evil, scary, heroic, noble, troubled, damned, lonely, lovelorn, arrogant or brazen. They can take me anywhere or anywhen in history. They allow me to look at humanity from outside the fish bowl. Put simply, they are amazingly versatile.

Vegetable Soup: In particular my Mum’s vegie soup. When I was a kid eating vegie soup was the only way my Mum could get me to eat vegies without complaint.

Now when I have vegie soup (made exactly to Mum’s specifications) it reminds me of being a kid watching Mum in the kitchen. My family squabbling over a fresh batch of scones coming out of the oven, beating Dad to the whipped cream. Sitting down for lunch on Sundays to a beautiful roast meal. A time when all my family was together and there was no hostility or animosity.

The Internet: I play games, cam chat with friends around the world, pay my bills, do my shopping, manage my business and do exhaustive research. Without the internet my life would be a whole lot more complicated and time-consuming.

Additionally it allows me to be in direct contact with my readers. That is a major bonus as far as I’m concerned. I love hearing from readers, regardless of whether they’re comments are good or bad.

Laughing: Only those closest to me have any inkling of the trauma’s I’ve suffered. I don’t tell you this to elicit sympathy but to make a point. It would be easy to let the bad things in life color my outlook, but laughing brings it all into perspective. Laughing and the ability to find the humour in any situation is what has made me stronger.

Growing up and being an adult does not mean you have to be serious ALL the time. Your house is under attack from speed-freak zombies, definitely a time to be serious. You walked out of public toilets with toilet paper stuck to your shoe; for goodness sake, lighten up and have a good laugh.

GPS Navigation: I get very nervous driving to places I don’t know. Nervous to the point of suffering anxiety attacks. I’ve been known to cancel a rendezvous because I became so anxious about driving somewhere I wasn’t familiar. All very silly and irrational, I know.

When I discovered that my mobile phone has GPS navigation I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. No more nervousness or anxiety; I drive all around the city with confidence, driving directions spoken directly to me through my Bluetooth earpiece.

Sword-fighting: Any book or movie that includes sword-fighting and I’m there! The elegance of fencing, the brutality of one-on-one combat.

Sword-fighting reminds me there was a time when a man would die to protect his honor, that integrity and honesty were valued commodities. In bygone eras all a man had was his reputation, his word more binding than any modern day contract.

Science: In school I was utterly useless in all the science subjects, yet I have great admiration for those that excel. Investigating the world around us, discovering how things work, advancing our knowledge and understanding, explaining the unexplained.

When I look at history and the breakthroughs science has made in areas such as technology and medicine I am in complete awe.

Coffee & Chocolate: I realise technically that’s two things, but I do so enjoy them together I thought it would be okay to combine. Several of my friends have a theory that my body has evolved to a point where I no longer have blood in my veins, considering the copious amounts of coffee I drink. Yes, yes, I know, not overly good for me.

One of my guilty pleasures is to curl up on the couch with a book or to watch a movie, a coffee in one hand and chocolate in the other. Pop a piece of chocolate in my mouth, then take a swig of coffee, allowing the hot coffee to melt the chocolate. Feeling it melting in my mouth, swirling around — it’s like a little taste of heaven.

Raised in country Victoria, Rebeka started her writing career working for the local newspaper as a teenager. While she decided not to pursue this as a career, she has always enjoyed writing and being creative

With so many varied interests and eclectic taste in most things, Rebeka enjoys incorporating all of them in her writing. She particularly enjoys writing about vampires.

Rebeka seeks to define and explain vampires in a way not done before. This was achieved with her debut title “Vampires Revealed”. Following titles revolve around exploring the world and characters created in her first release.

She currently lives in Melbourne with her “demented” but lovable cat, dividing her time between writing and managing a small boutique entertainment agency.

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