Interview with Alina Meuangkhot

Published 2013-09-14.
When did you start writing, and what got you to write?
I started writing in 2009, and what got me writing was a story my cousin wrote just for fun, and I was like, “Hmm, I wonder if I can write something as good as hers.” So I opened up word and started randomly writing. Pretty soon after, I realized that I enjoyed it.
Do you have any idols and if so, who are they?
Yes, and to name a few: Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione, Donna Grant, JR Ward, Alyssa Day, and Jacquelyn Frank
How did you come up with NSC (Night Stalker Crew) as a name for the series, and why put ‘Blood’ in all your titles?
To this day, I still have no idea. During one of my writing session for the first book entitled Bloodlust, Night Stalker Crew just popped into my head, and I thought, ‘what the hell, why not make it the title of a series?’ And from that day onward, the series became the Night Stalker Crew. As to why I entitled each book with ‘Blood’, I wanted some kind of theme sounding to the title.
Why did you decide to write a story about vampires? Why not something romantic like most authors these days and what fascinates you about them?
I don’t know why I decided to write about vampires. For my entire life, I've always been fascinated with them. I still blame my family for my fascination for the blood-drinkers with their super strength, super speed, heighten senses, power over mind, elements, ETC.
Who or what inspired you to continue writing this series?
My inspiration to continue writing this series is my characters. They speak to me, and in my mind’s eye, each scene plays out like if you were watching a movie. So every time I hear a character or multiple characters talking, I listen and start typing away.
Out of all the books you’ve written so far, who's your favorite character, and why?
My favorite character would have to be Tristan, because he’s just one of those characters everybody loves to hate. Besides, who doesn’t like domineering, arrogant vampire?
Out of all of the books you've written, which one did you find the easiest to write, and which one gave you the most trouble?
The book I find easy to write was Bloodlust, first book in the series, and the book that gave me trouble was book 5, Blood Rage.
What's your favorite book in the series?
My favorite book would have to be Blood Redemption, book 6 in the series.
For readers who know nothing about the series, can you tell them a little bit about it?
The series is about vampires, shifters, witches, ETC. In a world full of humans and supernatural, it's a world full of death and bloodshed. As humans go about their daily business, there are predators who stalk them from the shadows, waiting. They consist of mostly rogue vampires—vampires who don’t follow vampire laws handed down by the Vampiric Council who governs them. To protect humans to the best of their abilities, the Council sends out their elite fighters who are given the rank of hunters to the streets, while a group of protectors better known as the NSC steps in and if needed, wipe the victim’s memory. Basically, the series is about controlling the beast inside, keeping rogues off the streets, and keeping their existence a secret.
And where did your inspiration for the NSC and the Vampiric Council come from? Are the members based off of people you know in real life?
The members are not based on anyone I know in real life, and my inspiration for the NSC and the Vampiric Council came from the idea of what it would be like to live in a world populated by vampires, and in doing so, would there be rules to follow? Or would you be free to do anything without fear of consequences? And what type of governing body would all vampires live under?
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Blood Sacrifice
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Blood Price
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Blood Memories
Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 8.1, 8.3, 8.5. Price: Free! Words: 95,060. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ari faces her own internal real demons. Jailyn attempts to overcome her own anger and find answers to the questions that plague her, as well as help her errant pupil. And when one of their own is taken, Freya will go to any length to get her back… even at the cost of her own life.
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Blood Feud
Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 114,850. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The human and the supernatural world tread on the brink of destruction. When four covens of witches band together to bring down the Vampiric Council, it is up to Jailyn and the others to stop them before hell on earth breaks loose. While the clock is ticking, the death of their own cannot go unavenged. Because as the saying goes… revenge is a dish best served cold.
Blood Defiance
Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 6.5. Price: Free! Words: 26,450. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jordana Leivlend was like any other civilized vampire out there. She follows the rules, but one day, all that changed. In this fast-paced novella, join Jordana in a rollercoaster ride, as she takes you back to 1801—the beginning of her two hundred and twelve years of captivity at the hands of a vampire, two necromancers, and a coven of witches.
Blood Redemption
Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 114,560. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The ongoing rogue attacks are wearing down the vampire's numbers. After a particularly violent series of murders and assaults, the Council along with the NSC attempts to track down the rogue leader, Bradley Miller. Meanwhile potential conflict is arising between vampire and shape shifter factions whose motives remain unknown, but not for long.
Blood Bond
Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 5.5. Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
After fleeing California, it’s not long until a rogue who goes by the name of Jerry is tracked down and caught up to by a member of the Vampiric Council. Wanted for multiple draining of innocent lives and the attempt of capturing a child vampire for his own gain, Tristan will not rest...
Blood Rage
Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 106,330. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When California is suddenly overrun by rogues, it is up to the Night Stalker Crew and the council of all vampires to stop it from spreading before the media gets wind of what’s going on. In the middle of all the bloodshed and death count, one vampire stands in the way.
Blood Frenzy
Series: Night Stalker Crew, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 102,900. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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