Spring! And a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of taking off…
“In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
I love spring because it’s a season of love and the time to throw off the cares of winter. I celebrate both by kicking off my shoes.
Mary Hughes is a computer consultant, professional musician, and writer. At various
points in her life she has taught Taekwondo, worked in the insurance industry, and
studied religion. She is intensely interested in the origins of the universe. She has a
wonderful husband (though happily-ever-after takes a lot of hard work) and two great
kids. But she thinks that with all the advances in modern medicine, childbirth should
be a lot less messy.
To learn more about Mary Hughes, please visit www.maryhughesbooks.com.
What do you write?
I write erotic vampire romances flavored with fun.
What starts you writing?
The basic spark for my writing is that I’m genuinely excited by love, by a growing relationship
between two people. Alpha males are favorites and vampires are the ultimate alphas.
Any tips for aspiring writers?
Love to make mistakes, and to turn those “mistakes” into something brand-new. Mistakes juxtapose
strange things, putting together vampires and grannies, people and lions. And while I don’t know any
vampire grannies, shapeshifters are huge. Who knows what’s next?
Love to dream. Ask what-if, and then keep going. It’s easy to think, that’ll never work. What’s harder,
but more fun and ultimately more rewarding, is finding a way to make your crazy idea work and to
make it believable.
Most importantly, writing isn’t a one-size-fits-all field. Celebrate what works for you!
He’s a candy box of sex appeal wrapped with a golden bow. She’s on a diet.
Blood, sex, violence. Blood, okay, but computer geek Liese Schmetterling had enough S&V when her
cheating ex fired her. Now security expert—and lip-smacking gorgeous—Logan Steel saunters into her
Blood Center, setting fire to her libido. And threatening her job.
Visions of pink slips dancing in her head, Liese tries to push Logan away without touching his jutting
pecs…or ridged abs. Or petting the Vesuvius in his jeans. He’s hiding something, but it doesn’t seem
to matter when his smiles stun her, his kisses crank her to broiling and his bites rocket her to heaven.
Fangy bites which, if she weren’t grounded in science, would make her think ampire-Vay.
Centuries old and tragedy-scarred, Logan’s mission is to fortify the Blood Center’s electronic defenses
against his nemesis, the leader of a rogue vampire gang. He’s ready for battle but not for Liese, who
slips under his skin, laughs at his awful puns, charges beside him into dark, scary places—and tastes
like his true love.
No matter how often Logan declares his love, Liese can’t bring herself to trust him. But when his
archenemy comes after her, not trusting him may cost her life…
Warning: contains explicit vampire sex involving absurdly large male equipment (hey, they’re
monsters), unbelievable stamina (just how long can he stay underwater in a hot tub?), hide-your-eyes
violence and horrendously bad puns. And, just when you think it can’t get any worse, a computer
geekette trying to play Mata Hari.
Praise for Biting Me Softly
Five Angels! Recommended Read! “I love, love, love Mary Hughes’ writing style. It revs me up and
keeps me going from the sheer excitement of the merry chase her heroines lead their men on in
hopes of winning their love. I do believe that each time Ms Hughes delivers a new hero to her
voracious fans they become hotter and sexier. I know that I certainly feel that way. Each time I think
that I can love no other character as much as the previous one she gives birth to a new empyrean
delight to torture and beguile the reader.” ~ Reviewed by Hayley for Fallen Angel Reviews
5 Fangs! “I absolutely love Mary’s sense of humor which comes out in the richness of her
characters…At times, it’s laugh out loud funny and at others, well between all the action, danger,
steamy hot hook ups, it’s also a touching renewal of faith in falling in love.” ~ Reviewed by Sidhe
Vampires and sex and flamingos—oh my!
Punk musician Nixie Emerson and her master vampire husband Julian try to assemble a pit
orchestra. Someone blabs there’s no pay, making Nixie and Julian’s chore impossible… and worse,
what other secrets do the bad guys know?
Warning: Contains wild sex, explicit violence, and a frazzled punk heroine. Or is that explicit sex, wild
violence, and a frazzled lawyer vampire? What the heck. There’s sex, swearing, fighting, and laughs.