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Jun 26, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Tabitha Barret

tabithaHere is my author interview with Tabitha Barret for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her The Third Throne Series starting with The Angel of Darkness, Angel of Death and Angel of Vengeance. Make sure to grab your copy of these awesome books today.

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
I like writing and reading paranormal books because you never know what to expect.  The rules change once you introduce mythical creatures with powers and abilities.  It adds an extra layer to the story.  The challenges are harder and there are unique obstacles to overcome.  Paranormal Romance takes two people who want to be together and ups the stakes.  Warring families become warring families with teeth and fangs.  Imagine what would have happened to Romeo and Juliet if Romeo had been a vampire and Juliet had been werewolf or a siren.  The battle in the streets of Verona would have been very different.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
I like reading about vampires because they tend to be sexy and sophisticated in many stories.  Werewolves are usually portrayed as more animalistic and brutal.  There is something to be said for a sexy vampire who is trying to seduce a woman who is immune to his powers and charm.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
I think paranormal characters are more vulnerable, which makes them standout as tragic figures.  They are powerful creatures, but are powerless to overcome their situations.  People can relate to them.  Take any sad story and add a paranormal element to make it even sadder.  The creatures could be persecuted or hunted by their own kind.  There are no limitations inside the paranormal genre.  Dragons can be made slaves to vampires.  Witches can be hunted by werewolves.  Seemingly unstoppable creatures can become tragic characters once magic is introduced.

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
A free tool that love to use is pixlr.com.  You can use to create quick banners or teaser photos.  There are plenty of free photo sites to find relevant pictures for your advertising.  Pixlr is easier than photoshop to use and faster when adding font or effects.  I’ve made some really nice banners for Facebook events in a quarter of the time compared to photoshop.

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
One piece of advice?  Geez, there are tons of things I want to tell authors.  The most important is that they need to understand their genre.  So many authors make the mistake of marketing to the wrong readers or using the wrong keywords in Twitter or in their Amazon book pages.  There should be a general genre and a niche keyword.  #book will not get you anywhere.  #author will not sell your book.  #fiction is a dead end.  Who is going to read your book?  Who will search for the elements within your book?  Find the correct genre and figure out what makes your books different.  #Fantasy may not be enough.  Is it Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Fairytales, Young Adult, Middle School, or Magical Realism?  Don’t get too specific so that people would never search for #woodlandcreatures, but #fallenangels #ghosthunters and #apocalypse might work as secondary tags when describing your book.  I ignore silly things like #fiction #book because it doesn’t tell me anything other than it’s not non-fiction or gardening.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
I usually read in my bedroom because I can block out everyone else in the house.  Since I started writing more when I’m at home, I mostly read in my car or in the lunchroom at work.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
I think the vast majority would probably want a unicorn.  I’m more team dragon or something equally dangerous.  I would want a creature that would make intruders think twice about breaking into my house.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Throne.  My books discuss fallen angels, various evil creatures, and the Bringer of the Apocalypse, but I chose the title, The Third Throne because the story is about power and destiny.  Whoever sits in the three thrones of Hell, rules the domain.  Three Heavenly Angels have sat upon the Third Throne over the years but none of them could handle it.  What will happen when the Bringer of the Apocalypse sits on the third throne?  Many consider her to be evil, while other see her as a symbol of hope.  At the end of the series, we shall see what power and authority does to this woman.  Will it drive her mad like her predecessors, or will she be what Hell needs?

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
Growing up I was the kid who always believed that the house was haunted, or that ghosts were real, but I don’t think I ever had something happen to me directly.  I’m more susceptible to weird coincidences, like talking about something completely random and then hearing or seeing it again later that day.  For example, you have a rarely heard song stuck in your head and then you walk into a room and hear it playing.  I mentioned a bus that my kids played on when they were in daycare to my husband.  I haven’t talked about that bus or seen it anywhere in 10 years.  Five minutes later while driving out of state to a mall I have never been to before, my husband spotted that bus on the opposite side of the highway coming towards us.  He freaked out.  Maybe it’s some silly hidden ability I have.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
I would suggest starting with book 1, though it’s more like a setup book for the series.  There is less action than the other books, but the reader learns about the main character as she figures out who she really is.  Book 2 is where our main character’s journey begins.  There is more action and a more detailed plot.  Book 3 and on continue the journey until the last book of the series, yet to come.

Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – K.D. Friedrich

kdHere is my author interview with K.D. Friedrich for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her book Soul Tie Seduction. Grab your copy today!

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
I love the complete fantasy of it. Anything can happen and usually does. Writing in this genre gives me the chance to let my imagination run free.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
I love shifters, werewolves being my favorite. There’s something about the alpha mentality in many of the shifter books that keeps me coming back for more.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
The diversity. There is no limit to the different kinds of characters, personalities, conflicts, plots, and stories that can be created within the paranormal genre. Authors never cease to amaze me when it comes to their imagination.

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
There are so many free resources available to authors. One of my favorites is mail chimp. It’s an online email marketing tool to help you manage subscribers, send emails, and track your results. I use it to send monthly newsletters out to everyone that has signed up to my mailing list. It’s easy to use and helps me get the word out to my readers about my releases and events.

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
Read and write as much as you can.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
Yes, lying in bed with the covers wrapped around me tight.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
I would love to have a little dragon. Why? Well, who wouldn’t want a cute dragon?

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Sensual. I’ve had several editors use that word to describe my style of writing.

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?  
Yes, I’ve had some weird experiences with spirits. My whole family has seen or experienced things of the supernatural kind. I guess we’re drawn to it. I’ve seen unexplainable orbs and had strange feelings in certain places I visited like tightness in my chest or heaviness, as if something were pressing down on my body.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
Right now, I only have one paranormal romance book on the market. Soul Tie Seduction is a story about Armen Jettison, a centuries old sex demon that was possessed with a human soul. He’s forced to battle his demonic creator and fallen brother to protect the one woman capable of saving his humanity. I am currently working on book 2 in the Jettison Brotherhood and also, I hope to have book 1 in a new witch series ready to be released early this fall.

Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Dominique Eastwick

dominqueHere is my author interview with Dominique Eastwick for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her book Shifting Hearts which is book one in her Wiccan Haus Series. Grab your copy today and start on the adventure that this amazing series has to offer including book 17 Breaking the Mating Bond.

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?  Anything is possible. With Paranormal we can let our imagination take us away.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
Oh at the moment I am really into Bear Shifters. But my all time favorite would be the Were-Tiger from the Wiccan Haus.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
I think it goes to the imagination. Much like Sci fi. but there is a richness to taking fokelore and making it your own.

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
I am not sure I have an answer for that. Most free tools if we have discovered them Authors are flocking to.

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
Remember the rules of Writing.

1. Don’t get it Right, Get it Written!
2. You cannot fix a blank page!
3. Give yourself permission to write crap,
Crap can be fixed…see #2!

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
I have a giant beanbag it literally takes up half my office. I love to lay on it and read there.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
A small Dragon, not a big one because they would make a giant mess.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Emotional

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
All the time.  But the biggest one is knowing my father as going to be in an accident. So getting up to say goodbye to him in the morning and saying be careful. Ten years later the same thing happened to me but it was my father getting up to say be care to me.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
Shifting Hearts Book one of the Wiccan Haus.

Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – T.K. Lawyer

tkHere is my author interview with T.K. Lawyer for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out The Guardian League Series by her which currently includes two books Jasper and Centurion. Grab your copy of these awesome books today!

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
I love having the freedom to create supernatural powers within characters and fantasy worlds that don’t exist, to the extent that I want, creating and destroying at will, twisting characters and plots as the story unfolds.  Reading Paranormal romance is reading an Author’s creativity- it is wonderful when you can get fully immersed in a story and the characters become real to you.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
Dragons. I just like dragons- maybe because I’m part Chinese.  But they are awe-inspiring, large, beautiful creatures and they are one of my favorite shifters to read about.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
The amount of creativity involved, mixed with supernatural forces sets this genre apart from others.

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
I am relatively new but what I wish for is for more Authors to help others out- especially new ones like me.  It’d be great for established authors to volunteer to mentor and assist new authors break into the reader population, even to the point of spotlighting them on their blog.  This is invaluable assistance to any new author and I don’t see a lot of this happening.

What is one piece of advice you would give to new authors just starting out?
If you want to write, go ahead and do it.  Don’t let anyone stop you.  It will be a learning process at the beginning and quite possibly a struggle but if this is your dream, follow it and don’t let anyone stop you.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
I have a comfy couch by three windows in the front of my home.  It is a relatively peaceful place where I can enjoy the sunshine, the soft music from the wind chimes just outside the windows or even look out toward the street in between pages while I’m reading.  I love sitting in this one place and enjoying the relaxing, peaceful silence.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
A Dragon.  Not sure my HOA would like it though and don’t know where I’d house the Dragon once it matured to full size but I’d love to have a beautiful, powerful but gentle, loving dragon.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Unique.  My books are not your usual Paranormal Romance.  They are different and usually have some kind of twist.  Nightfall is about a wolf-shifter who is taken in as a pet.  The Guardian League Angels- Jasper and Centurion- each have different personalities and responsibilities but find their mates on Earth and have to deal with “Earthly” subjects they don’t have experience in.

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
Oh yes- several.  I tend to see things out of the corner of my eye.  I usually don’t disclose these things because not everyone is open to paranormal subjects/occurrences and some consider these things evil which is really crazy but I can tell you of one experience that has me laughing to this day.  The next day after my husband and I bought our first home, I was on my way to work.  I started backing my car out of the garage when thought I saw a tall man by the door leading in to our home; however, my husband already left for the day so there shouldn’t have been anyone there.  Then I noticed he was waving at me “good bye” and smiling and I felt he meant no harm.  When I turned to look at the man, to determine if he was really there and if he was a burglar or something else, he disappeared. I laugh because this “spirit/ghost/whatever” was just wishing me a nice day.  Too funny.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?  
The one that I get the highest ratings on is Jasper, The Guardian League, Book One; however, you have to have an open mind to read it.  The story is about a Guardian Angel who finds a human mate, on Earth.  You not only get glimpses into Jasper’s supernatural life and powers but you are taken on a journey through his courtship of his human mate who is stunned when she finds out what he really is.  The reason why I say the reader must be open-minded when reading Jasper is because the book and the whole series is not a “sweet romance” where intimacy is ‘off the books’ or behind closed doors.  Jasper is classified as a “Scorching hot romance” by the Publisher.  My Angels are like any other beings you will read about in books and when they fall in love, they fall hard and will do just about anything to please their mates because love endures and they want their mates, permanently, in their lives.

Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Kathleen Rovner

kathleenHere is my author interview with Kathleen Rovner for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her Lightening Series. Grab your copy today starting with book one in the series When Lightning Strikes followed by When Lightning Ignites (book two) and When Lightning Burns (book 3).

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
I like writing all the twists and turns that paranormal books can have. I love reading suspenseful paranormal books that keep me on the edge of my seat.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
That depends on the day. Sometimes it is vampires, sometimes it is werewolves, and sometimes I like to be surprised by something new.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
I think the paranormal genre has the ability to transport you fully into the story and make you look around the real world and wonder if just maybe…what if the things in this story were real?

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
Podcasts. Listen to them. They are full of wonderful information!

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
Don’t worry about anything more than sitting down and writing. All the other stuff will come after the book is finished.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
I like to curl up in my hammock chair on my back porch.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
A dragon! What else! A perfect guardian that can fly you around.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Suspenseful. You never quiet know what is coming in my books. The stories build up slow, grab a hold of you, and then you can’t put them down.

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
No. But that would be a great inspiration if I did.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
I would recommend they start with When Lighting Strikes, the first book in my Lightning Series.

Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Miranda Shanklin

mirandaHere is my author interview with Miranda Shanklin for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her book Soul Journey which is book one in her Soul Series. Grab your copy today!

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
I love that I get to suspend reality and get lost in my imagination.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
I don’t really have a favorite. I tend to gravitate toward faeries though. I’m not really sure why.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
There are so many options. With other genres you are more limited. With paranormal the options are wide open and you never know what you are going to get.

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
Hmmm this is a hard one. I think every author I know uses every tool they know of, I know I do! If there are more out there we are not using I would love to hear about them!!

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
Be patient! A lot of new authors expect to publish and be an instant success. It takes time and A LOT of work. If you are not willing to put the work in you won’t make it very far.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
On my couch. I am still in the middle of everything but I can still get lost in my book. I can feel connected to both worlds.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
ohhh there are so many to choose from. Hmm, I think I would have to say hearth brownie. It would be great to wake up to a clean house every day and I could handle leaving him gifts everyday.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Either awesome or amazing. I tend to overuse both of those words LOL

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
Many times. I firmly believe in the paranormal

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
I have a 5 book series but currently only the first one is available. The series is being re-edited and polished so the others are not available at this time.

Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Libby Doyle

libbyHere is my author interview with Libby Doyle for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her book The Passion Season: Book I of the Covalent Series. Grab your copy today!

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
The endless possibilities. When you have characters who possess magic or other superhuman powers it opens up a no-limits world of fun and imagination. Life can be a grind. Why not escape to a different world for a little while? It’s rejuvenating.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
I’d have to say aliens because they can be anything the writer wants them to be. I also like angels, because I’m a sucker for characters that are powerful, beautiful and good. If we include watching as well as reading, I would add vampires because my journey into pop culture and the paranormal started with the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
All paranormal creatures are symbols of things buried in the human psyche. This gives the writers who work with them the opportunity to explore these buried fears and desires in interesting ways. Why do we find vampires so sexy? Is it because they defeat our own inhibitions? Are guardian angels popular because life is so hard we can’t help but dream about someone who’ll protect us? What’s up with all the zombies? Is everyone afraid the world is going to end?

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize?
I think everyone should be in a writers’ group, where you meet face to face. I’ve gotten tons of advice, had a lot of laughs and done a lot of venting at my writers’ group chat fests.

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
If you’re going to self-publish, put your book aside for a month (or two if you can) and read it again before publishing. The time may bring out aspects of your book you didn’t know were there, which could help with marketing. Also, mistakes and weaknesses will jump out at you.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
My husband and I read at our kitchen table on weekend mornings while drinking coffee, my favorite part of the week.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
A fire-breathing dragon, so I could roast my enemies (or perhaps just really, really frighten them). On days when I’m feeling optimistic, I might choose Pegasus.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Ripsnorter, because so much happens in my book. Hot sex, sword fights with yellow-eyed beasts, romantic murmurings, hot sex, manipulation of the properties of matter and energy, political intrigue, police work, hot sex, trippy mental battles with Lucifer, and did I mention hot sex? As for why the word applies to me? Well, the story came out of my head, which still seems weird when I think about it.

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
When I was a teenager, my friend and I thought we felt a malevolent presence near an old quarry, but we were just high.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
I have only one book, so start with that! The Passion Season: Book I of the Covalent Series. Check out what Kirkus Reviews has to say about it HERE!

Jun 25, 2016

A Paranormal Reckoning Author Interview – Victoria Danann

victoriaHere is my author interview with Victoria Danann for A Paranormal Reckoning Event. Make sure to check out her Knights of Black Swan Series. Grab your copy today starting with My Familiar Stranger which is FREE on Amazon and book one in her series!

What is the one thing that you like best about writing and reading paranormal books?
PNR is TRUE fantasy in the sense that alternate, and usually preferable, realities are created.

What paranormal creature is your favorite to read about and why?
Non-shifting hybrids that remain mostly human, but enhanced. Fascinating. Captivating. Check out my series, EXILED.

What is one thing about the paranormal genre that you think stands out from other genres in the book world?
The opportunity to answer the question that has been foremost in the minds of men from Greek philosophers to Freud. What do women want? PNR answers that question with males who mate for life and only have eyes for you.

What free tool or option do you think more authors should utilize? WordKeeperAlpha

What is one piece advice would you give to new authors just starting out?
Do not publish until you’re positive it’s a great book, with a great cover, and error-free.

Do you have a favorite place that you like to read in your home?
Bed.

If you could have any type of mythical creature for a pet what would you choose and why?
Black cat as true familiar. To explain why you would have to understand the practice of witchcraft and how familiars figure in.

If readers could only identify you using one word about you and your books what word do you think they would choose and why?
Brilliant. The first few years I was too bashful to accept that compliment, but I’m beginning to get used to it now. I think readers used that adjective for two reasons. First, because none of my books are like any other books, not even my own other books. 2. Second, because I have an M.A. in psychology and have been a lifelong student of behavior, my characters are real, genuine, and in-depth.

Have you ever had something happen that could be a paranormal occurrence that you could not explain?
Many, many, many, many times. I always go back to the first such occurrence. I was two years old and still sleeping in a baby bed. We lived in a fairytale stone cottage on a hillside on the edge of a forest and, because there was only one bedroom, I was sleeping in the same room as my parents. I woke during the night to see a tall, hairy anthropoid creature come out of the closet. He stood in the dim light of the room and stared at me for a few minutes. I looked over to see if my parents were alarmed, but they were sleeping soundly. I never had any sense of threat or danger. After a time, he simply turned and left by way of the closet from which he came. Let me add that we did not have a TV, nor did we go to movies. So this was not a case of having seen something similar on screen.

Depending on how many current paranormal books that you have on the market which one would you suggest new readers start with?
The first book in my Knights of Black Swan series, winner of BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES the past three years in a row. The first book is My Familiar Stranger and can be downloaded to your favorite electronic reader for free HERE!

Jun 25, 2016

Author Interview – S.K. Ballinger

51RjCOqi45L._SY346_Here is my author interview with S.K. Ballinger. I recommend that you check out his book Sirtimi which is book three in The Bloodline Series and is currently available for FREE on KU. If you are new to the series you can start with book one Uncommon Lust and book two Journey of Kain Edward which also are FREE on KU.

What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career?
My inspiration to write was the freedom to voice my creative mind. As a child I had always appreciated the vampire and really all creatures of the night movies and books. I have been told that I have one hell of an imagination and after writing my first novel ‘Stanley Swanson – Breed of a Werewolf’, it opened up my mind even more. I decided since there were a lot of vampire and what I called “Drackulis” in the novel that I would write a short novella of what would soon be known as the most powerful Drackulis of them all, titled ‘Sirtimi’ I believe every character has a story, so why not share theirs.

How many vampire books do you currently have out with titles please?
If counting books that have them in it, I have two ‘Stanley Swanson – Breed of a Werewolf’ and ‘Sebastian Swanson – Rise of the Lycan’. I have one stand alone which takes you in how the first Drackulis became and why his hatred towards the other creature of the night began in ‘Sirtimi‘ which I am thrilled to announce it is now available in audible.

Do you have a favorite vampire book or movie/tv show?
My absolute favorite movie is ‘Interview with a Vampire’. I just absolutely loved how well they made the movie with great detail and explanation throughout. I can’t imagine a better movie, though ‘The Lost Boys’ I love and is another one of my all time favorites. I so believe they could do another, think about it. At the end Kiefer dies by dear antlers, but antlers are bone, not wood???

If vampires were to really exist and you had the option to become immortal would you do so yes or no and why?
It would depend on what type of vampire I would become. If the sparkling kind then not a chance. If more like the lost boys or ‘Interview with a Vampire’, then I wouldn’t hesitate. Imagine the possibilities and power that comes with it. The knowledge you would learn over the many years, the lust, persuasion, abilities and even finding the love of your life to forever reside by. Yes, it would suck to have to watch those you loved pass but if given the option, I would be all over it.

What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
Balancing life and writing was once the forefront of being the challenge but now I would say getting your work of art in the hands (eyes) of people in hopes that they will leave a review. Most readers I don’t believe truly understand how important a review is..good or bad as each allows the author to learn from while also helping your book(s) get noticed. For something that takes an author months or longer to write, yet only takes a minute or two for a review is challenging.

If you could co-write a brand new vampire book with anyone of you’re choosing who would it be and why?
Hands down it would be with Anne Rice! Just look at the brilliant mind she has and her passion in writing about the genre. I would be beyond myself if I could co-write with her and it would be a dream come true.

Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
I am working on several books currently. They consist of my second autobiography of the Blissful Misery trilogy sub-titled ‘Darker Days’, the final Swanson book sub-titled ‘The Uprising’, my first stand alone horror book ‘Gemini’ and my sixth short novella (book 6) and first of the Bloodline Series Vol.2 titled ‘Sabe Swanson’.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
I think that a lot of people simply think that ‘we’ as authors just sit around all day writing book after books as if it is not a big deal. When in reality, there are so many of us that work full time jobs and then writing becomes a job as well. There is so much time put in with writing and it can be a struggle even. With my first novel, I worked a full time job and when I came home I would spend no less than an hour and up to three hours writing not to mention finding time with family. It took me nine months and the book still isn’t perfect even after five different editors. Time that we sacrifice would be the thing that I don’t believe many people truly understand.

If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
That is a very good question. It would have to be someplace that has a lot of history or castles. I love castles and visited many in my younger years living in England. I would have a room in a castle and write my tail off. I think it would be the most amazing place for me to write from. I imagine I would get a lot of good vibes and the stories would unfold naturally. Now you have my mind wondering lol.

Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
I prefer live events over online events personally. I think with live events allows a little more personal experience with the fans/readers, the downside is that they are typically more expensive to do. That would be the pro of doing online events along with there being far more opportunity with doing an online event. I think the con of an online event is that there are so many and the fact that scheduling can become difficult at times. I would love more of a live online event by say a video conference type scenario or such. A video chat room on Skype or something that allows many to view you would be amazing and doable as well.

Jun 22, 2016

Author Interview – Bryce Calderwood

indexHere is my author interview with vampire author Bryce Calderwood. Make sure to check out his books Enthralled: Futanari Vampires 1 and his short story One Good Turn. Grab your copy of these awesome books and if you have KU they are both available for FREE!

What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career?
I’ve always been creative, whether it’s writing or drawing or design. I long wanted to begin writing fiction seriously and publish it. The world is ripe for that now that Amazon’s platforms and tools had matured somewhat. The stigma of self-publishing is rapidly disappearing. But still I hesitated. A close friend of mine made me promise I would begin writing in earnest but still I hesitated. She died a few months after that and I was devastated. Every writer and person of note that died haunted me. So I finally started writing. Of course, I don’t think my friend had considered that I might write smut, but knowing her I think she would’ve gotten a huge kick out of my stories.

How many vampire books do you currently have out with titles please?
Only two, although I’m currently writing a new one to be published this fall (2016). Both books can be read in order but one is a novel and part of a series while the other is a short story, a standalone. The novel is Enthralled: Futanari Vampires 1 and the short story is One Good Turn.

Do you have a favorite vampire book or movie/tv show?
A favorite? No. I enjoyed some of Anne Rice’s vampire books (but not the most recent one). Armand was actually my favorite character of hers. I still love Bram Stoker’s Dracula. If you’ve never read it, it’s actually quite frightening. For movies, I love the cheesetastic Underworld series but also the 2013 movie Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddlelston. I watched a few seasons of the Vampire Diaries before I got sick of how it seemed like the plot was just getting pulled out of someone’s ass after a while. That show killed me because Caroline was actually my favorite character. And I thought Aunt Jenna would have made the best vampire because she’d be so messed up about it, but no, they had to kill her.

If vampires were to really exist and you had the option to become immortal would you do so yes or no and why?
Are you shitting me? Hell yes. Immortality is reason enough.

What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
Making money. You don’t just write books anymore, you’re a one-person publishing company. You’re the editor and marketer, too. You can’t just be a good writer; it’s not enough. Personally, I’m fine with all this. It matches my skills and experience nicely. It’s not a quick or easy path but I’m on my way. Making money is not the reason I write. I write because now that I’ve begun, there’s no way this is ever getting shut off. But I don’t believe in all that starving artist suffer for your art bullshit. I believe in what the Joker said in The Dark Knight: “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”

If you could co-write a brand new vampire book with anyone of you’re choosing who would it be and why?
I already have my vampire mythos and lore set up the way I like it and I’m going to keep running with it.

Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
I’m in the middle of writing Revenant: Futanari Vampires 2. The blood and sex-soaked erotic adventures of Ashlyn Kovalenko and Musette Vaillancourt, two futanari vampires, continues. Enthralled focused on Ashlyn as the main character as she found a grievously injured Musette and nursed her back to heath. Revenant focuses on Musette’s personal journey of coming to terms with herself. She’s created a bit of a monster in Ashlyn, and then Ashlyn, in turn, has created even more of a monster with her own fledgling. Musette has lost control of her “pet” (they had a Dominant/submissive relationship until Ashlyn grew too powerful) and she goes on a quest of sorts. She’s looking for an old myth, a type of vampire known as a revenant, hoping that if she can find him, he’ll help her. What she doesn’t know is if he’s real and if so, what price will he exact from her?

I’ve got several other erotica series that I’m writing as well: one is about futanari demons & angels and a demon hunter named Veronica Hudson in the year 1948, one is about a futanari girl falling in love with an octogirl, one is about a catgirl and her Dominant wizard master and which takes place in a steampunk setting, and I have two collaborations and other books planned down the road.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
That they always wanted to be one and that we don’t do “real” work. Especially if you’re self-published. That’s worse than being a hack.

If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
If money were no object I wouldn’t need a vacation, but there are several places I’d love to see: Paris and the rest of France, London, and Japan.

Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
I wish I could tell you, but unfortunately, I haven’t yet participated in any live events. One of my goals is to be able to do that, so it’s only a matter of time.

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