Friday, October 7, 2011

Interview of Mindi Ferrari

I hope you'll all join me in welcoming Mindi Ferrari to Nocturnal Nights. She's here to talk to us about her latest releases and her favorite characters, and those vampires we all love to fall in love with.

Tell us a little about your writing. What type of stories do you like to write? Any characters you like to write about? Any themes you find especially inspiring?

I am a paranormal and contemporary romance writer. My books do have a very high heat level but I don’t write erotic which a lot of people seem to get confused about. My main focus on my characters is bringing the brooding sexy man to life that thinks his life is all together and running smoothly, that is until he meets the woman who shakes his world up and makes him realize what love actually is.

When I write I take from the things I've learned over the years and I think through the whole lot. I describe characteristics, attributes, and everyday life from my personal experiences and from things us woman dream of having in our mates. My words bring everything to life. Vivid details that make your mind spin as if you are watching a movie. The romance that I write is something that I personally crave. I also listen ery closely to the women and the men around me, I pick apart conversations I might over hear. I like the love to be based more on real life feelings and desires. Love and sex aren't just about words being written, its about the passion you put behind those words. Its about making your own heart beat a mile a minute knowing that the words you just wrote touched you as well as others. I love to make readers laugh with the humor and arrogant attitudes characters have. Making the tears flow from their eyes because they just read something so saddening it hurts their heart and feels every bit real.

What is your favorite part of the writing process? What are your most dreaded tasks? Anything special you do to get through the tough parts?

I can honestly say that I hate ending a book. This is the only part that I hate. I get so attached to my characters that I fight with ending the story and end up wanting to turn a simple book into a series just to see what happens after. I also hate editing because once I start this before my editor gets a hold of it I know I will add more. I rarely chop and get rid of stuff but I always add way too much. The only thing I do to get through these parts is nag at my spouse lol… He knows when it’s about that time because I usually complain, and yes it does help.

What’s a typical day look like for you? What’s your writing schedule? When you’re not writing what are you doing?

A typical day for me is clearing my mind and riding my bike and working out, I try to think about my characters and what’s next for them but end up thinking about my amazing husband and how happy he makes me. I know it sounds gushy but these thoughts about him make me write so much better throughout the day. I spend about 3 hours writing a day, the rest of the day is filled with me doing school work and messing around with my kids.

What author is your work most like? What author would you like to be more like?

I like to think I like me and no one else. But everyone that knows me knows I look up to J.R.Ward and Gena Showalter. I would give anything to pick Wards brain for one day.

Please tell us about your current projects and where we can purchase it. Where can we find you on the web?

Midnight Assassins is about;

Annie was definitely not ready for the life that was about to be handed to her. She was dealing with a job she liked, but a boss she hated. She had no family and only one true friend. One horrible day took her life by surprise. Beaten and almost dead she finds her life in the arms of a handsome, over bearing vampire and wants nothing more than to stay put there forever, but can't seem to let go of her past.

Nicholie was definitely on a mission in his life; to kill the hunters that killed his sister Emma, and maintaining his life as an assassin which was more than time consuming. Closing in on a lead, he ends up finding Annie instead, and falls head over heels with this breathtaking human that he wants to make his own, testing his very belief system as a vampire.

You can either purchase this at and click on the buy link, its available in print or E-book or you can go to:

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I wanted to give you all an excerpt of Midnight Assassins to get you started on your purchase. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did spending time with you all!

Excerpt Midnight Assassins. (R-rated)

Hearing him growl deep in his chest made the wetness between her legs pool.

“I’m hungry Annie, and your body is just too tempting. I-I-I have too—” Annie cut off his words and pushed his mouth to her neck. Before she knew it, his teeth latched on and he began sucking hard. She felt her blood leave her veins, and grew dizzy, but the stars she saw were colorful and felt like little orgasms popping all over her nerve endings.

His fangs were like straws, drawing her into his stomach.

"Oh Nicky!” she moaned as she felt her body getting lighter, even drifting away. His intense sucking made her orgasm three times before he stopped. His chest heaved and his eyes were half-mast as he looked at her.

“Are you better?” she asked caressing his cheek. A look of intense desire lit up his face as he pulled back and pushed her body up. He slid down the mattress and gripped her ass with both hands.

His grip tightened as he pushed her body up the mattress and towards the headboard. “Grip now,” he demanded. She immediately followed and gripped the headboard, her breasts pressing against the cold wood. She looked down to see Nicky licking his lips. A grin appeared on his face like a man about to eat a delicious dessert. The butterflies went to work at the mere thought of him being down there about to devour her.

She didn’t want to hesitate nor did she think he would allow it, so she braced her knees and clamped tight to the headboard, completely submissive to his charming words.

“Nicky I—” Cutting her off, he went to work on her core, licking and kissing every centimeter. Annie’s head flew back and she gripped the headboard with one hand and her breast with the other. He lapped and circled her clitoris, then drove two fingers in instantly.

She lost control...grinding and trashing against him.

Tingles and sensations she had only felt a few times in her life erupted. Every bit of anticipation boiling out of her body, hell she couldn’t even watch him like she wanted to because all her back wanted to do was arch the other direction. Then he bit hard on her inner thigh and began to suck there. As she cried in ecstasy, he sucked harder, his fingers still playing their role inside her. She had never been this wet for any man. She had never felt this good or intense at the same time. He pulled her down, flipped her over then fixed her legs, spreading them just right for him, which wasn’t hard considering her whole body felt like a wet noodle.

When he raised his body up and slowly entered her, it was like a firing squad went off through her muscles. Her Limbic system was setting off small explosions of sensation all over her body, sending her straight to heaven.

She had no fear, as the two of them made love. She felt incredible, safe, like she had someone in her life all to herself.

He kept it slow at first, and tenderly eased himself all the way inside her. Once all the way inside he met her mouth and grinded their pelvises hard. Then he eased back out, just so the tip of his head teased her entrance. Back in he went this time faster, sending Annie completely over the edge.

He rocked into her hard, pulling in and out. Thrusting till the sensations overtook her. He collapsed over her, grinding her clit as she thrashed beneath him. Finally, the last round hit both of them and Nicky clenched onto her lips with his, he groaned and she moaned. She felt his seed fill her up, every last drop pouring into her body. She was now filled with his essence, the very essence she had tasted in her dream. Nicky kissed her body lightly as he trembled against her skin, finishing his release. His hands tightened around her, taking the breath from her lungs. “Oh Nicky,” she rushed on a breath of release.

His head moved closer to hers and she felt as the stubble from his jaw grazed her face.

Nicky’s body handled her with care and was pretty amazing wrapped over hers like a blanket. Her hands spread out and she grabbed at his shoulders and squeezed, then dug her nails in. He remained erect as she felt every inch of his still hard cock slide along the walls of her core as he pushed back in slowly, and pulled out until only the head lingered inside her, making her body twitch with each silky movement.

She smiled with immense pleasure.

“You’re a tease.”

“I’m a tease?” He grinned. “Tell me Annie, how did you do it?”


“How did you make me turn to mush?”

She laughed hard against his chest, “Look what you’ve done to me. I’m in a fairytale.”

“Nightmare baby, I’m a vampire. Make me a little more spooky, would ya?”

“Oh right—yah, okay.”

He gripped her body curling it tight with his and laid his chin between her shoulder and head. She could feel him smelling her skin; his breath tickled her skin. As she giggled, she realized this was the first time she had ever made love to a man.

She looked down at the beautiful picture of Nicky on the bed. “Oh Jesus, Nicky.” Her head turned back to his when she realized she had blood on sporadic parts of her body.

“It’s okay sweet, nothin a shower can’t fix.” Thank God, heart be still.

“Can I ask you something?” Letting her body relax again, she calmly rolled over to face him.

“How do we explain this to Dr. Woods?”

“There’s nothing to explain. He’s my father. I don’t give a shit what anyone says, you’re mine, and there’s nothing anyone can do. Understand?” His words were very persistent. She loved the fact he felt so strongly about her in such a short time, he was totally in need of her.

“Is he—”

“Yep, and so is Jude, Persona as well, there is Claire, whom you haven’t met yet and Julie, she’s a nut case, that you will see.”

“What about the staff?”

“No, but it’s not hard to glamour them and make them forget.”

“Ahh, I got it.” Just like some of the stories, which made the information easy to remember.

“Listen, why don’t you go take a shower and I will get us some food.”

“Didn’t you just eat? I mean I’m not sure how you work and all, but—”

“I still like food. And even though you drank, you still need to eat. We worked off a lot of calories.” Jumping off the bed, he grabbed her hips, pulled her in close and kissed the top of her head. “Anything special?” he asked while rocking her side to side.

“I would love some hot chocolate, and maybe some more you.” She flirted.

“Maybe?” Hi brows rose.

She reached forward and grabbed his arm, stopping him before he left the room. “Umm Nicky, you’re naked!”

“No, I’m just naturally clothed.” He winked, disappearing down the dark hallway.


Brenda said...

Awesome interview!!!

Emma Paul said...

I agree wonderful interview! and DANG! I thought my excerpt was hot!

Great tease as well!