Guest Author Trina M. Lee + Giveaway!

Please welcome my guest author for this week, urban fantasy/paranormal romance author Trina M. Lee! Trina writes the Alexa O’Brien Huntress Series which currently consists of Once Bitten, The Wicked Kiss, and coming soon, Only Vampires Cry Blood. Also by her is The Gray Falls Trilogy which has one book out so far titled Lyric’s Gift. AND Trina also has a stand alone book titled Love in Death’s Embrace!

Thank you so much for being here today Trina!

1. Please tell us about your series, trilogy and stand alone books.

The Alexa O’Brien Huntress series is my main series. It’s my baby lol. Alexa is the main character. She’s a werewolf with mental abilities that she’s had since birth, before becoming a werewolf. There are two men in her life, a werewolf and a vampire, each of them part of her in a different way. There is a lot of romance but also a lot of action and drama.

 The Gray Falls Trilogy currently has just one book: Lyric’s Gift. It’s a bit of a sweeter romance about a vampire that saves the life of a psychic. She later has a vision that he’s in danger and goes out of her way to warn him.

Love in Death’s Embrace is a stand alone story about a vampire hunter that must kill a certain vampire and his entire bloodline in order to escape a curse. Falling in love with a vampiress of that bloodline makes that a tad complicated.

2. What influenced you to become a writer?

I started writing at a young age. I won my first writing award at the age of 9. I started writing so that I could be part of fictional worlds. Reading was always a big part of my life but I wanted to make my own worlds. By the age of 12 my writing was focused primarily on vampire type stuff. The movie The Lost Boys really got me into vampires.

3. What is it about vampires that readers find so alluring?

I’m not sure. I think it varies by reader. For me it was the darkness, their power and even their limitations, like being unable to walk in the sun. It set them apart from humanity, made them so much more than the rest of us, but a terrifying mystery as well. They are dangerous but I can’t help but be drawn to them. Some of the newer vampires, the ones that don’t drink human blood, they hold no appeal for me whatsoever.

4. What is your favorite book?

Vampire of the Mists by Christie Golden. That book actually made me cry. It’s a fantasy setting, the main character is an elven vampire. I love several books but this one remains a favourite.

5. If you could be any supernatural creature what would you be and why?

I think I’d have to go with vampire. I love werewolves too but vampires were always my first love.

6. If you could have one magical power, what would it be?

The ability to manipulate energy. From moving things with my mind to healing with energy, that kind of thing.

7. What are you currently working on?

Currently I’m working on a few things. A short story about two werewolves from opposing packs and their forbidden love. Also the 4th book in the Alexa O’Brien series and a new book that isn’t part of any series yet about a fallen angel and his reunion with a woman he’d once saved who is now a vampire.

8. If you had to describe your stories in one sentence, what would you say?

These are not your daughter’s vampires and werewolves.

9. What is a typical writing day like for you?

No day is ever really like another. I’m usually busy with promo, family and writing, there is a lot to juggle. Pretty much every day involves all three of these, though some more than others.

10. Who are some of your favorite authors?

Kim Harrison: Her Hollows series kicks ass, I love it.
Anne Rice: Her vampire chronicles were a big part of my world in my teen years.
Richard Laymon: His horror is the best. I’m picky with horror novels but his always freaked me out but kept me eagerly turning pages.

11. What genre would you love to write a book in but haven’t yet?

Horror. I really want to try my hand at it and plan to do so in the future, hopefully sooner than later.

12. What is your favorite TV show?

It was Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and I still watch the DVDs a lot lol) but for newer shows I’d have to say Castle for a drama type show and Two and a Half Men for sitcom.

13. If you had to describe Trina M. Lee in 3 sentences, what would you say?

Hmm that’s a tough one. Trina M. Lee spends more time with vampires and werewolves than the average person. She has a blunt, in your face attitude but is caring and compassionate. She loves animals and is a sucker for anything furry with four legs.

14. Do you have any plans for another series?

At this point my Huntress series still has a lot ahead. I plan to do some spin off books with secondary characters taking their turn in the role of main character.

15. What can we expect next from you?

Book 3 in the Alexa O’Brien Huntress series, Only Vampires Cry Blood, is coming out in the fall.

16. Is there anything else you’d like to share with my readers?

There is a free read on my website, a prequel story to my Huntress series. There is also an excerpt for each of my books on my site http://www.trinamlee.com./ I look forward to meeting new readers and paranormal fans so feel free to email or contact me on twitter. Twitter.com/TrinaMLee


Trina is giving away an e-book of Once Bitten, a signed post card, and a vampire bite tattoo to one lucky reader who leaves a question or comment for her on this post. The contest will end on July 13th at 7:00 pm EST. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Contest is open to everyone worldwide!


  1. I would like to know, what famous actors do you picture as your main characters? I would love to read your books, they sound great.

  2. Great interview ladies.
    Trina is a new author to me.
    The Alexa O’Brien Huntress series sounds really good and love the covers too.

  3. I haven't read anything by Trina yet but teh Huntress series sounds interesting

    sgiden AT verizon.net

  4. i never read anything by Trina. Seems like a pretty interesting find!

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  5. I'm always looking for new authors to read, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  6. Oh my this is a new to me author and I am very interested! This is a great interview!!!!!
    Your covers are stunning!

  7. Trina is new to me, but I look forward to reading her books in the future. I also love the cover's (:

    My question is like the first, if your Alexa O’Brien Huntress series was made into a movie, who would play your main characters? And why?

  8. Thanks for checking out my interview and commenting everyone. It's very appreciated. To answer the movie question, I hope this doesn't disappoint you but I wouldn't want famous people to portray my characters. I'd rather have unknown actors do it so they aren't already associated with other movies and characters. Of course, having my series become a movie is hard to imagine but it would be very cool.

  9. I hadn't heard of this series before, but since I love vamps and werewolves, it sounds like it could be fun to read. Also, I like it when the supernatural creatures are not all "prettied up".


  10. This series is new to me too but I'm liking what I just read in this post! :D Oh, and I love your author pic.

    Thanks for spreading the word. Miranda
    mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

  11. trina, your series sound awesome! and the socks are great! :)

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  12. Ooh, I love the Hollows series too! :) It seems like 80% of the books I've read in the last few months have been paranormal in some fashion - witches, vampires, werewolves or all of the above. ^_^

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

  13. The Huntress series sounds very good and the covers are stunning.

    musmekipi at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks everyone. I love my covers too. My cover artist for the Huntress series, Dawn Seewer, is pretty amazing. She captures my vision quite well.

  15. Thank you for the interesting interview Ladies, it is funny, Rachael you asked about 7 questions I was curious about, so thanks! :-D

    Trina is a new author this interview made me discover, but I added her books to my wishlist. Her Alexa O’Brien Huntress series sounds exciting, exactly the kind of story I would LOVE! :-D (and yes, your covers are amazing, is it by any chance the same artist who does Moira Roger's covers, they seem a bit reminiscent in their athmosphere.)

    Please enter me, I would LOVE to read Trina's novel!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. The lost boys is so one of my favprite movies.I love vampire books and I'm adding your to my list of books to get.


  17. I would like to try this series.


  18. Hi!

    Trina is a new author to me.

    Your books look great. I will definitely be adding them to my to-read list.

    Thanks for sharing!

    By the way, LOVE your socks!

    ftatman5 at yahoo.com

  19. Hi, this contest is now closed but I just wanted to post to everyone since I didn't have a chance before!

    Thanks Stella for saying I asked questions you wanted to know the answers to! That means so much to me. I try to ask stuff that people would want to know and then some fun stuff too.

    Thanks Trina for guest blogging. You're alot of fun!


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