Saturday, December 26, 2009

Character Bites

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Tamara Hightower

Tell us a little about yourself.
I am Tamara Hightower, Vampire Matriarch of the Hightower Clan and Enforcer of the East Coast. I am older than most vampires are and because of that, I’m considered an elder even though; I am quite young for my bloodline. I am in love with a woman that drives me crazy. No, not that kind of crazy. Izzy is constantly challenging my position of authority.

What makes you special?
Special? Did you not hear me the first time? I am a vampire.

Tell us about your most current adventure.
Adventure? *shakes head* is that what you call it, an adventure? I’ve learned that when Izzy and Celeste are involved, it’s more like a one-way ticket to hell. Well, right now I’m dealing with enhancers from the Otherside Casino. Enhancers are a very special breed of monsters, yes; I call them monsters because of what they do. They enhance people’s emotions and in my opinion, that’s dangerous. It’s a very lucrative deal for the casino. The enhancers feed off the unsuspecting victims, enhancing their desires to win it big and the casino makes a ton of money. Very smart of them to form that bond, but I’ve seen people gamble away their homes, lives and even souls. Scary stuff we’re talking about here.

Being that I am in middle of my, as you call it, adventure *rolls eyes* I don’t really have much more to say about this except that my story will be out soon enough; in the meantime, you can satiate your need to learn more about me or about the Hightower Series from these websites:

Annie Alvarez
eXtasy Books
Barnes and Noble

If you could offer advice to humans, what would it be?
Stop wishing we would turn you. You’re human minds are too feeble to understand the complexity of this wish and most of you wouldn’t survive the change anyways.

Are you happy with the way people perceive you?
Yes, I suppose I am. Most people really don’t know what to think of me since Izzy’s been yapping her mouth. Do I instill a tiny bit of fear in my clan, you betcha! How else am I to keep that many vampires in check and guarantee obedience among my own? And who doesn’t have the potential to be a cold-hearted bitch? *grins* I’m just not afraid to embrace my better qualities.

Is humor important?
Humor is irrelevant. Unless- well, I guess that’s irreverent, too. Power, strength, cunning and sex are the important things.

Is expressing love difficult for you?
Sex is what it is, nothing more. *shrugs shoulders*

I asked about love, not sex.
Oh, yes of course. How silly of me. Love is a conniving emotion that leads even the greatest of us to fall. Yes. It is difficult to express love especially after my wife left me for that – oh, forget it!

If you could pull your author into your world, what do you think would happen to her?
She would shit a brick and that would be funny! LOL. Can you imagine the kind of readjusting she would have to do? *laughs harder* Talk about PTSD! Seriously, in order to guarantee her survival, I would have to proclaim her as my property and I’m not sure she would be up to that, she strikes me as a fixer. Oh Goddess! I’d never get her off my back!

Share a little bit of the ‘real’ you with our readers. Any Dark secrets?
Well, if there were any dark secrets, I wouldn’t be sharing them with you, but I will say this. I hope that you get to know me well enough, to know that I would not do some of the things I have been accused of doing without damn good reason.

What does your significant other think about your adventures?
It is because of her that I find myself in awkward situations.

Have you ever lost control?
Yes. I spent many months meticulously slaughtering the villagers that murdered my lover, Mila. What? *laughs* I am a patient person who happened to have a lot of time on my hands. Oh, don’t look at me like that. I did find suitable housing for the orphaned children.

Do you think you are a superior being?
But of course.

Is there a question you wish I had asked but didn’t?
No. You have been quite nosy and asked enough questions.

Describe your best kill.
I am assuming that decimating the village will pale in comparison to the pleasure I will get when I finally get my hands on that vixen bitch Celeste, or my wife’s new lover, Abby. So, ask me that question later.

What makes being with a vampire the best sexual experience?
Ah, for starters, it’s all about the fangs. *blushes* we can do miraculous things with them, that and we excrete a pheromone or a vampmone as Izzy calls it, that magnifies the experience. By our very nature, the more excited we are, the more excited a human gets, but we must be careful, the intensity alone has been known to cause heart attacks in the more fragile of humans.

Can you control when your fangs come out?
For the most part, *lowers fangs and grins* but sometimes, they do tend to have a mind of their own.

Do you like synthetic blood?
Absolutely not! Do you like synthetic Rum?

Tell us about holy water, garlic and the sun.
If I could eat, I’d say pile the garlic on and sorry to disappoint the human myths but Holy water is just wet, nothing special about it. Now, I do have what I call a severe allergy to the sun. Not a fun thing at all.

Do you have to sleep in a coffin?
Only once in my younger days. Kaley, my sister and I thought it would be funny to scare a group of religious churchgoers. *laughs* you should have seen their faces when we jumped out of the coffins. *laughs harder* seriously? Why would I sleep in a coffin when I have a lovely king size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a mattress warmer waiting for me?

What do you think about the Cullen Clan?
Oh, *gets serious* why is it that everything comes back to the Cullen’s? Very well, I’ll talk about them. Let’s start with Edward who is so depressed, he looks like he’s constipated all the time. He should jump onto a wooden stake or take some ex-lax, but the sulking has got to stop. Bella, well, I am speechless, I have never seen such an accident pone human in all my existence and Jacob is, well, he’s a werewolf and since we are trying to build a respectable relationship with them, I won’t be saying much about their kind. Now Alice is one that’s been overlooked. She possesses a spectacular ability, as well as, intelligence and beauty. She is always welcomed in my territories. *grins*

Thank you for taking the time to meet with us.
I hope I’ve answered all your questions, now I really need to get back to the business at hand and that’s to
save Izzy from herself.


  1. Get my fangs in Tamara Hightower! Yes Please! :) Great interview and I am quite interested to see what happens with the enhancers.

  2. In fact I'd like to bury my fangs and claws somewhere. Ooh - am I hot? Like a volcano, beware!

  3. Thank you and yes, I will beware, Val. You sound like your ready to erupt! LOL
    Zyra, I will keep you updated as to the enhancers, they are a nasty lot!