Guest: Mindi Ferrari

Hello and welcome Mindi Ferrari to my site. She has so graciously agreed to be interviewed. 
So lets begin…
1) First, tell us a little about yourself so the readers know who you are? 
First off lets state that I am not normal, nor have a I ever been. I am as crazy as they come. I have a brain that turns like a hamster wheels, and body that somehow has adopted some form of ADHD And my attention is like a dog always on to something else, new, and fun. Raised in Las Vegas, Nevada I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Since I was 10 years old I dreamed of writing horror novels. That dream quickly ended with the realization that boys and girls were supposed to not only get along with one another, but they were so supposed to fall in love and live happily ever after. I write paranormal and contemporary romance and tend to go for the more darker side of this genre.
2) What made you decide to write? Was it something you accidentally began? Or what you wanted to do? Or annoying character who refused to leave until their story was told? 
It has been something I have always wanted to do, and just put the pen to paper one day. The characters of course always bother me.. 
3) I love hearing about first acceptances as an aspiring writer and now that I am e-published, I still love hearing about them. So tell us about that first acceptance.
Well I had submitted to about 4 other publishers but then found Secret Cravings and loved what they stood for. So it was a hit and I’ve stayed with them since. You have to keep reaching or else you will never make your dreams come true.
4) Tell us about your current release? Where can readers buy it from?
Here’s the short blurb for Midnight Assassins; 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.
5) What are you currently writing?
At the moment im working on part two to Midnight Assassins and part two to wicked games, another paranormal romance. And I have a few side projects and just finished up my first contemporary romance.
6) What inspires you most when you write?
My love for an imagination, and good humor. You have to have something inside you that inspires you, I don’t think you should rely on others for it. 
7) What experiences have you had working with your publisher/s? This is a tough one because everything relies around patience and really working one on one with each other. You have to communicate well and know that there will be up’s and downs. I have experiences all sort of emotions with mine and wouldn’t have it any other way.
8) What are you reading now?
Im reading JR WARDS irresistible bachelor. I love anything and everything of hers and am trying to get my hands on some that are out of print.
9) What are your guilty pleasures?
Mmm Ice cream, and Ice. I must have these everyday…
10) What would be your advice, if any, for other aspiring authors?
Be patient and work your butt off. Never give up cause you get a no and always believe in yourself. You will be what gets you to the top.
This is for you to talk more about yourself, leave your blogging details, site details and generally promote yourself. 

You can see all my work at www.mindiferrari.com or look me up on facebook I look forward to hearing from you! And thank you Sam as always it is a pleasure..  Now for a chance to win a free copy of this e-book Mindi wants you to answer this question….What city is the novel centered in? Leave the answer in the comments and she will pick a lucky winner. 

Excerpt:

His boots crushed the ground beneath him, “One step at a time.” He told himself. “She will make it.”
His heart clenched and cracked like trees in a thunderstorm. The blood was dripping down the side of his arm and rushing to fall to the ground. Even something as simple as her blood and the scent that came from it made his fangs elongate, his nose tickle with excitement, and the bulge in his pants throb. He had to put those thoughts away because she was dying, he could sense it.
“That fucker is gonna die.” Nicholie’s patience was wearing thin, he knew that Jude had it covered but also knew that one kick to that mother fucker’s skull was not good enough for him.
He had to get her to the doc though and only had a few minutes left. She had been beaten hardcore the way his daddy used to beat him and his sister.
There was something about the woman he carried in his arms, something that made his heart beat out of order. Something that made the very core of him want to protect and keep her all to himself. Knowing she was human though made it out of the question. As he braced her body and ran fast toward the mansion, he knew without a doubt as soon as she was well, he would have to let her go. That’s if everything went the way it should but fate just might intervene against his will.
Nicky couldn’t even begin to feel the burn the fast pace was placing on his bones and skin, his muscles were working overtime but his mind was on the woman.
Within five minutes, he had made it fifty miles and up into the mountains where they lived. Stopping long enough at the gate to be buzzed in, Nicky ran straight for the building behind his house where the doc’s quarters were. Passing the rose bushes, he hit the front door, slammed it into the wall and knocked it off its hinges.
“Nicky what the hell are you doing?” As the doc rushed to help him with the woman, he grabbed at Nicholie’s arm and rushed him over to a table in one of the rooms.
The house the doc lived in was about three stories and each level had its own purpose. They however were on the middle level.
“I found her behind the hospital, just behind Shadow Lane. I got the damn bastard right before he pulled his jolly out of his pants.” His breathing never wavered, even though he had run faster than he ever had before.
“Jesus Nicky, you might have got her here right in time.” The doc rushed to his cabinet and pulled out a nineteen-gauge syringe with all the trimmings. As he went back to the woman’s side, he pulled her shirt away from her neck and stuck the needle in the jugular vein. “This will help calm her for a little while so I can examine her.”
He never asked questions when the doc did his duties, but for some reason, him being close to her made his body tense up. As the doc began to check over the woman, he knew he could hear the soft growl rising up in his throat.
The doc looked Nicholie in the eyes. “Steady there tiger—you okay?” Nicky felt the doc’s eyes on his every move, watching the expression on his face, Nicky knew he would get an ear full later. He was already so paranoid about the woman, and for no apparent reason. Just as he watched the doc reach the woman’s arm, Nicky went into panic mode, his chest heaving, a growl rising, suddenly he bared his fangs, “Nicky, I’m not going to hurt her I need to examine her and make sure we can get her to pull through this, okay?”
The growl stopped and his eyes eased back to normal.
“I just—shit, I’m sorry. I don’t know where that came from.”
“She’s human Nicky, you know that right? I mean I can help her and I will just considering the facts but—”
“But nothing, look I know the rules. I will give her head a wash and return her as soon as she’s well.”
Nicky watched as doc returned to the woman’s lifeless body to check her vitals. Right as he reached to take off her clothes, so he could examine the rest of her body for damage, Nicholie grabbed his hand and forced him to stop. This is my woman. Although he knew the doc needed to put a gown on her to begin using the hardcore machines, he felt it was within his territory, that it was his job. “I’ll do that, turn around,” Nicholie snapped faster than a two year old throwing a temper tantrum.
“Are you serious? Look I can’t do my job if you keep stopping me, Nicky, I can’t save her, now let me do what I have too. Get your emotions in check or I will be forced to make you leave. Don’t think I don’t have back-up.”
“I will help then, I will do what needs to be done physically, I don’t want you seeing her naked. I mean you don’t know her—I mean look, just let me take her clothes off and put her gown on then you can turn around.” The doc inhaled a deep breath.
“If it helps, but you mustn’t think I won’t ever see her naked, Nicky. Look what if she needs surgery?” As Nicholie nodded to the doc then took in a nice deep breath to get his emotions under control for the second time. The doc shrugged his shoulders and began to sit his supplies down. “Then do as you wish, Nicky, but as a doctor, I have morals and one of them is to not check out patients.”
“Fine, but do me a favor and stop saying my name so damn much, you’re making me hate it.”
“Good we agree then—I will do my job?” Nicholie nodded.
“Fine.”
They both took off what was left of her clothes, and then he stood there in shock. Yes, he knew the human race, but to be honest, he didn’t know one human being was capable of surviving with this many bruises to their body, her tiny, delicate body. His heart wanted to cry but every single part of him stayed strong as they put her gown on and the doc hooked up her I.V.
“I will keep her on a slow drip of fluids and get an x-ray to see if anything is broken, judging by the look of her head, I would say that she at least cracked her skull. She will need an MRI to make sure that there is no swelling of her brain or other organs for that matter.” Nicholie brushed his finger over the side of her cheek and whispered softly into her ear.
“I don’t know you,” he said, “but I promise I will fix you.” Then stood straight up, knowing he couldn’t keep her even though there was something about her that felt like home.
“She is in good hands, Nicky, you know that.” He gripped the docs arms tight then pulled him closer in a tight embrace and watched as he backed away and bowed to him.
“Why do you do that?” Nicky’s brows burrowed.
“I’m more concerned with our race’s manners and behavior—” Dr. Woods shook his head, “Never mind, it’s called respect,” he said then walked away from Nicky, to the side of the human.

5 thoughts on “Guest: Mindi Ferrari

  1. Good interview. My guess the location for Midnight Assassins would be Las Vegas, NV. I searched all the excerpts (Mindi’s web sites and Steve did too) and the city is not mentioned (or did we miss it?). I would love to win a copy and then follow this series.

  2. I found the answer on another interview Mindi did a few weeks ago.
    Mindi: Well since I am a native I always write all my stories based here. I love this city more than anything. And I feel since I live in Sin City why not base your book out of a place that’s supposed to be filled with excitement and danger. It helps you bring out the WOW factor in your book since you are from that city you can really speak on the looks of places and the feel of the city.
    The answer is Sin City; Las Vegas, NV

  3. Hi Mindi!!

    Wonderful interview…You are so lucky to live in Vegas. I think if I did, I’d be broke from all the shows and gambling to be done. The book is based in Las Vegas…always good to write about the place you know best. So far, all my book settings have been in Canada. I wish you all the success with your book/series!!

    Daisy Dunn

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