Monday, 30 December 2013

Meet A Writer Monday Presents...

... Roberta Hoffer

 1. How would you like to be remembered?
As a person who loved her family deeply and always put them before herself.
 2. If you could interview anyone from your life, living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be and why?
 My dad. He died when I was 17 and I never got to discuss the war with him. He was wounded in WW2 and received a purple heart. I would like to know his feelings about it all.
 3. You’re given one million pounds/dollars/euros, what would you spend it on?
 I would give equal amounts to my two children, set up a hefty account for my grandson, and give a very large portion to animal shelters. My husband and I have all we need. I wouldn’t go out and blow it on fancy cars or a new house. I would love to be able to make life easier for animals and people who are struggling.  
  4. Do you research your novels?
Yes. I do extensive research into historical events. I know many readers find fault with an author who has not done their homework.
5. What do you like most about being a writer?
 I can create a world filled with any fantasy I wish for. I can be as creative as I want in making my characters believable or totally off the charts.
6. What three things would you save from a fire at your house? (assume that all your family get out safe.)
 Of course, after my family and pet; I would save my photo albums, personal records, and purse.
 7. How did you come up with the title for your latest book?
 I wanted to go with a theme, so-to-speak, for my trilogy. Each book begins with the word SILENT. That way I can call it The Silent Vampire Trilogy.
 8. What are your current projects?
 I am working on a sequel to the trilogy. Many people who have read it have asked for me to continue the story.  
  9. Someday I want to...?
Climb a 14,000’+ mountain in Colorado with my son and snowboard the big mountains with my grandson.
 10. Name one thing that drives you crazy.
Leaving a message for someone to return a call and they never do.  
 11. Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcovers?
 Paperbacks; I’m old-fashioned.


When the paths of morality and immortality cross there are expected consequences. The story of a mortal, Sarah, and her immortal husband, Carter, bend the limits of what can be expected. Carter had been given the gift of returning to the mortal world by his colleague, Benjamin. During his brief return to the living, Carter and Sarah were married and conceived a child. Learning of this great news, the evil Victor formulates a plan to abduct the baby, born or unborn, and regain the good graces of Lady Catherine by placing the mortal child on her hands. Carter cannot protect his wife and unborn child against the vampire forces and remain mortal. He reluctantly returns to the immortal world only to find that his abilities have been enhanced. A false calmness sets in as if waiting for a storm. Ready to take on the next encounter, Carter learns news that throws him off guard for a brief moment. How does a man, mortal or immortal, decided which family he will defend and protect? Only the Abbott family knows the answer as they continue to live in this co-existence between two worlds; both enduring a silent madness.

Excerpt from SILENT BLOOD

There was a flurry of movement that emerged from the darkness beneath the stairs.  The air suddenly grew cold and harsh.  Had the storm gotten so powerful that it had reached the basement?  All at once I was knocked off my feet and careened into the wall hitting my head on the table as I went down.  I must have lost consciousness for a brief moment.  I was jolted back to reality by an alarming noise so loud my ears rang with vibrations.  It was Carter’s voice that carried throughout the room; over the storm as it squalled above us.  It brought me back to my senses.  Benjamin dropped Dallas’ head to the floor and turned toward Carter.  Marshall reared his head at the sound that crossed Carter’s lips.  I sat up straight and tried to focus on my husband’s verbal outcry.  He stood erect like a stone statue.  His face showed petrified horror as he stood over me.  Then, in the blink of an eye, he was down on the floor holding me in his arms and cradling me like a baby.  Rocking, trembling, rocking, repeating the words; “I am so sorry, Parker.  I am so sorry.”
     What is wrong?  I thought.  Why is Carter acting like this?  Has the storm taken more of our family?  The thoughts flashed through my head.  Then I realized, I wasn’t holding Parker anymore.


About Roberta

Roberta Hoffer was a preschool teacher for twenty-nine years. She has always lived in Indiana and has been married for forty-two years with two children, one grandson, and a Yorkie named Minnie.When not writing, Ms. Hoffer enjoys boating, camping, snow activities, and hockey. She now places her focus on writing fiction novels for her retirement years. After finding some extremely intriguing facts from research on her deceased relatives, she decided to use her ancestors as her characters, both vampire and mortal, in her novels. She has done a series of nationally syndicated radio interviews over the past year.

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