Friday, August 28, 2015

Guest Blogger: Rayna Vause

I'd like to thank Mary so much for celebrating my released day with me. My name is Rayna Vause and I write urban fantasy and paranormal romance. My first full length novel is releasing today from Dreamspinner Press and I can't tell you how excited I am. Let me start by telling you about my book Demon of Mine.

DemonOfMineFSClimbing the corporate ladder can be hell….

As a Collections Demon, Zavier grants his “clients” one wish in exchange for their souls. His job sucks, but once you make a deal with Corporate South, they own you. The trouble is, Zavier’s not a very good Collections Demon, with his tendencies to spurn authority and find loopholes to help deserving clients out of their contracts. He’s under scrutiny from the head of his department, who would quite literally like to see him burn. He just needs to close a simple deal to get upper management off his back. Instead, he meets Ryan.

Ryan is desperately searching for a way to save his dying sister. He doesn’t believe in magic and demons, but he’s out of options. Zavier’s not what he expects in a demon, and even more unexpected is the strong sense of familiarity—very intimate familiarity.

While trying to free Ryan from his contract, Zavier discovers secrets unscrupulous even by South standards. Exposing them could cost Zavier everything, but it might be Ryan’s only hope.

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When I told Mary about the sale she asked me what inspired the book. I'm a huge paranormal romance fan. I love stories filled with shifters, and magic. Stories where the seemingly impossible becomes possible. So when I started writing I always tended to gravitate toward writing these types of stories. As I was saying to a friend the other day, I love stories that includes explosions, then pec, then someone teleports.

So when I saw a call for submissions on a publisher's website, my brain started churning. At the same time, there was sort of a perfect storm of events. I'd finally watched the movie Office Space, I'd been doing a binge watch of Supernatural, and I'd just discovered the wonder full world of m/m romance. Of those three items, biggest inspirations for Demon of Mine was an episode of Supernatural, I love this show. For the record, if you're in the mood to binge watch a series I can highly recommend the show, it's a ton of fun.

I was watching an episode of season 2 called. Crossroad Blues. In this episode, they play with the Urban Legend of Robert Johnson, a Mississippi blues musician, who supposedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his talent. So with all of that in my head plot bunnies started hopping around and multiplying and all of these questions emerged. What if Hell really was a corporation. What if demons wore suits, and wheeled and dealed like business men in a conference room. What if one of the branches of this corporation focused on recruitment. Perhaps they offered people the opportunity to have their greatest wish for a while in return for an eternity of "employment". With that Corporate South was born. Of course every company needs a disgruntled employee, enter Zavier, a demon who hates his job but is stuck. Now what is said disgruntled demon encounters someone important to him from his human life who is in a dire situation. Hello Ryan. Now let's throw in a bitch boss, a corrupt board of demons, a few angels and the world of Demon of Mine came to life. I even managed to incorporate my own version of Milton's red staple. If you've ever seen Office Space you'll know what I'm talking about.

Demon of Mine has been a long time in the making and I'm so glad I finally get to share it. I'd like to thank Mary for letting me take over her blog for today. If you do decide to check out Demon of Mine I hope you'll find me on my website or social media and let me know what you though. If you're interested in finding out more about me you can find me at

About Rayna Vause

Rayna Vause loves to craft romances that mix a little action, a little adventure, and, often, a touch of the paranormal. She’s voracious reader and a perpetual student. Rayna has collected more degrees and certifications then she cares to admit and eventually she’ll probably earn a few more just because. She is a proud geek who injects a little bit of her geeky, tech obsessed soul into every story she writes.

When Rayna isn't busy make up stories, she’s likely indulging her love of video games. Why? Because playing through the action, adventure, and romance in a role playing game is as good as reading a romance novel and is sometimes great inspiration for her writing. She’s a martial artist having studied American Kenpo Karate. She is also a Disney fanatic of epic proportions.

Rayna is a member of RWA, RRW, and a founding member of Liberty States Fiction Writers. She lives in southern NJ, just a bit outside of Philadelphia and shares a home with a cat who thinks she’s royalty.

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