Interviewing Barbra E. Ross, Author of A Mortal Indiscretion

A Man. A Vampire. A love story.
Interviewing Barbra E. Ross, author of A Mortal Indiscretion

1. Please tell us something unique about you that readers don’t know.

My stories were started because of a dream I had. The dream was about a beautiful lady, who saved her lover from certain death. When I woke, I began to wonder. What if that lady was a vampire? What if her lover didn’t know that she was a vampire? I immediately sat down and put the story to paper and so it began.

2. What’s your favorite part of writing paranormal and suspense stories?

My favorite thing about writing is the getting the chance to take the reader on a magical journey. Paranormal genres give an added boost to the fantasy. Anything and everything is possible. I believe a good book needs a blend of mystery, romance and intrigue. When I write, I try to enable the reader to feel like they are witnessing the plot as it takes place. It’s no fun if you know what is going to happen, so that is where the suspense kicks in. I love adding plot twists and turns. I also try to instill the belief that maybe, just maybe this could happen and that is the best part for me.

3. What’s the strangest thing you’ve learned while researching this book?

When I researched other books that were out there, I was pleasantly surprised to find out how different my story actually was. Most of the other vampire novels I found, centered around a tough, bad boy that preys upon the unwitting female. My story is quite the opposite. Ambra is the vampire and Justin is the prey.

4. Tell us more about your heroine Ambra Taylor. Why should readers sympathize with her?

Ambra was a vibrant, beautiful, young English woman, on the verge of living the life she had dreamed of. On the night of her wedding to Luca, she was kidnapped by Deimos. Held against her will and away from her family, it was her strength and resilience that kept her going. But, Deimos took everything from Ambra. She was a lost soul, until the night she met Justin. He brought about feelings that she had hidden for centuries.

5. What about Justin Bertolli?

Justin is a handsome 29-year-old bachelor who seemingly has it all. A romantic at heart, but never meeting the right woman that could steal his heart. But then, he meets Ambra and falls in love for the very first time. His undeniable love for her permeates every part of his life and changes everything about him. He realizes that his life was empty before she came into it and we get to see him transform into a real man.

6. What was their first meeting like?

The first time they meet, Justin is on a date and he sees Ambra across the room, stopping his heart at the sight of her face. He is instantly attracted to her and before he knows it, she vanishes. He goes searching for this beautiful stranger. He finds her. Ambra makes the first move, playing with his mind. She intends to feed on Justin’s blood, but instead, she kisses him, changing the course of their lives. It turns into a steamy encounter and they cause quite a scene, becoming the main attraction in the restaurant. Justin’s date notices what is going on and boldly confronts him. Hearts collide and sparks fly…

7. What’s up next for you?

The sequel ‘Marzio’s Revenge’ is now out and available in all formats. The third book in the series, called Zeus, is due to be released this year. It is a continuation of the story of Justin and Ambra involving time travel back to Ancient Greece and Rome. Most of my days are spent doing finishing touches before it goes off to the editor. The audiobook version of A Mortal Indiscretion in production and will be ready by the end of the year.


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Barbra E. Ross
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: April 27, 2016
One night changed everything for bachelor Justin Bertolli. A womanizer at heart, never quite ready to settle down, he meets the woman who would change his life forever. Ambra Taylor is that woman, but is she all that Justin bargained for?
Told from a male protagonist point of view, A Mortal Indiscretion delivers wholly unique narratives that don’t succumb to the same old recycled concepts. Everything unravels in Justin’s world. Although Ambra is a vampire, she is the vulnerable one of the two characters, providing a refreshing twist on standard tales. She is not waiting for her prince to come save her on his white horse. She simply desires love, to feel human love again and will do anything to protect the love of Justin.
When Justin discovers the truth about who and what she is, will he still love her? Will he still want her? Find out, as their hearts collide in this epic tale of love.
Fabulous book. Out of the ordinary and unusual love story/vampire book. Very well written and a big read which had my attention from the beginning. Love the characters and plot. Was juicy, exciting and hated to put down. Wanted to keep reading and reading but didn’t want the story to end.
– Lettyann Weber, Amazon Reviewer
I have just finished reading this book and I loved it. I was completely captivated by the whole story … The skill of the writer was her ability to make you feel that you were actually watching their romance unfold opposed to reading about it. … If you love a brilliant romance twists and turns along the way, then this is an absolute must read . . . you won’t be disappointed.
– Joy Wood, Amazon Reviewer

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Other Books by the Author

Be sure to also check out the exciting sequel to A Mortal Indiscretion:
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What if you had to choose? Between existing, or losing the only reason you do exist?
The provocative sequel to A Mortal Indiscretion. Justin must meet and defeat his enemy if only to save his vampire wife, Ambra. But, can he sustain the pain and torture to make it through the hardest test of his immortal life?
Buy Link: Amazon | Books2Read
“Definitely the perfect sequel to A Mortal Indiscretion! Just like the first book, there were so many great twists and turns on every page!”
– moe fix it, Amazon reviewer


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About Barbra E. Ross

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Barbra E Ross lives in Michigan and is a nurse by day, lover of fiction at night. When people ask me what my book is about, I pause a moment because it is not so simple to describe. It is a vampire romance, I say and then, I pray that doesn’t scare them away. Because what are books really? I believe that books are a way to escape the daily routines of life.
I wanted to take an ordinary man and put him in fantastic situations. To bring a bit of fantasy down to reality. It is a love story at it’s heart. If I can take the reader on a journey and give them a laugh, cry, or simply bring a smile to their face, then it is all worth it. This story helped me through rough times in my life, and I can only hope it will do the same for the reader.
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