My vampire, Alex, was created long before my Nocturnal Surrender Series. I tried to infuse him with many of the characteristics, and all the good looks, that Mick possessed. I also wanted to take him further than Mick and give him a harder edge. Mick had rules about innocents, Alex doesn't. Yes, Alex tries to avoid taking innocent lives—mostly because of the horrific experience he had during his first killls—but he will do so if necessary. Mick could be a lethal predatory when needed, but Alex is even more so.
Initially, my Alex was meant for a vampire novel along the lines of the Anne Rice books, but I quickly realized my true love when writing was with romance, specifically, erotic romance. So he went from being a badass that had to save the entire world to a badass that had to save his entire species - and find love along the way by taming his feisty coworker, Olivia Fournier.
But don't take my work for it. Here's a quote from the book with Olivia's take on Alex.
He was no good for her. She could lose herself in a man like him. She had seen him hunt and fight. Seen him prowl the night, calm and serene until the time came to take down his target. Then the vampire emerged and the merciless killer took over, though he remained eerily calm.
A man like that—a vampire like that—had to be full of passion. Any woman would be unable to resist such a force of nature.
She would lose everything she had worked for if she allowed him in. She might even lose her heart again.
There was no way she could allow that.
I don't know about you, but it sounds like Olivia is going to have her hands full with Alex. He may just crack her hardened heart. I can't say he will melt it. She would never allow that, but he could definitely shake her entire world. I mean, look at him. Who wouldn't have a hard time staying away from him?
Can he disarm her with his charm and make her surrender or will life have to beat her down until she gives in to her longing, even though it terrifies her?
Olivia Fournier keeps her immortal heart locked away, determined never to allow another man—another vampire—to rip it to shreds as her sire did. She is the cold-hearted bitch everyone hates, and she likes it that way. The last thing she wants is love… Or is it?
Alexander Mitchell has recently been tasked with leading the fight for vampires’ survival against the growing threat of the Hunters. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by the infuriatingly frustrating Olivia Fournier. Then again, maybe she is exactly what he needs.
Can the pair work together to save their species? Or will Olivia’s trust issues and attempts at undermining Alex’s leadership cause them to lose more than a chance at love, but to lose their lives, as well?