Hello and welcome to the first issue of Eve's Thoughts! I might pop on here every now and again to keep you up to date with what I'm up to!
Lots of exciting things have happened this month, none of which I'm allowed to share as it would spoil book three of The Vampire Alliance series by Angela Louise McGurk. She's currently writing up our current goings on for the last book in the series, while as writing a short spin-off to explain some of the goings on between books one and two. It's all very exciting and I wish I could tell you about it! Instead I'm going to tell you a little about me, all the little things that I couldn't share in the books but which make me human... or vampire... or whatever. After all, when I'm not trying to get myself killed or waging war I still like to sit down and watch a film with a tub of Ben and Jerry's. although my re-discovery of ice cream is a recent event.
Name: Eve Blakethorn-Sullivan (Other: Sullivan, Brooks, Blakethorn, Holland)
Date of Birth: 21 October 1987
Species: Vampire (Strix)
Sire: Tulloch Sullivan
Line: Well I still consider myself part of Johan's Line, though really I've established my own Strix line now. Although that's complicated in itself. I created a knot in the line.
Marital Status: Married/It's Complicated
Favourite Colour: Slate Blue
Favourite Film: Hunger Games - Catching Fire and The Devil Wears Prada. I know, two entirely different genres there. I suppose I empathise with Katniss in Catching Fire. Shit happens and then you're left with no choice but to join a rebellion, I get that. The Devil Wears Prada simply satisfies the girly-girl in me. She doesn't get much of an opportunity to show herself very often, what with everything else that's going on.
Favourite Book: Well, they're actually a series of books and honestly it's a bit corny to admit; a vampire should read something other than vampire romance, right? But my favourite books are the Chicagoland Vampires books by Chloe Neill. Who wouldn't want to be in Merit's shoes? Who wouldn't be interested in Ethan Sullivan? Although it isn't lost on me that the main male character I like in fiction is called Sullivan.I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out in February!
Favourite Author: I have to say Angela Louise McGurk, right? But also Chloe Neill.
Favourite Food: Blood, straight from the vein, especially Tul's even though I can't live off it. However, at the moment I'm also very partial to Cheese Toasties. My newly acquired love of food will be explained in book three, don't worry.
Hobbies: Drawing/Reading/Writing - Anything peaceful, really.
Best Memory: My wedding.
Worst memory: Where would I even start with that one? Rob's execution is fairly high on the list, but then when you read the books you'll see why I haven't got just one worst memory. It's been a tough few years.
People who inspire me: Robert Blakethorn/Tulloch Sullivan. Who wouldn't be inspired by what they went through as both humans and vampire? But also the soldiers of WW1. What those men had to witness and do in the trenches in order to defend our country and other countries is awe inspiring as well as often being horrifying. Next year will be 100 years since the beginning of the war and I really do thing we should remember and respect those who fought for us.
Favourite Place: Palatine Hill, Rome
Triggers for Irrational Anger: The phrase "You're my brother's wife..." I can't help it, those words just make me want to punch people, a very specific person, actually.
Anything Else: If you want to ask me anything visit the 'Ask the Alliance' page and leave a comment.
The pic below is one of the shots taken for the cover art of Allegiance: The Vampire Alliance Book Two which will be released soon. The photo was taken by The Alliance's favourite photographer, Matt McGurk.