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Mar 5, 2016

Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash Author Interview – Danielle DeVor

danielleHere is my author interview with the talented author Danielle DeVor for the Multi Author, Multi Day, Multi Genre Book Bash – day one which is featuring vampire authors. She has several books out including Tail of the Devil which is book one in The Mathias Saga Book Series so make sure to check it out today.

How long have you been a fan of vampires and do you have a favorite from the movies or books? My entire life. I started out with the Count from Sesame Street and never looked back. Favorite book vampire is Anne Rice’s Lestat. Favorite movie vampire is probably Kurt Barlow from Salem’s Lot.

How many books do you currently have on the market that have a vampire in them?
Tail of the Devil, The Devil’s Liege, and several of the short stories within Strange Darkness contain vampires.

What inspired you to write your first vampire book and what can readers expect to find once they read it?
People had been telling me for years that I needed to write a book, and logically, it would be vampires since I am kind of known for my love of them. What came out was harsh and gritty with some humor.

If vampires really existed and you could choose to become one but had to leave the life as you currently know it behind would you do it yes or no and why?
Probably not. Living forever isn’t all it is cracked up to be.

Would you say that vampires are your favorite paranormal being and why or why not?
Definitely. There are so many types of them. They are powerful and yet still have emotion. They are fascinating. 🙂

If your vampire book(s) were to be turned into a movie and you could choose who would play the role as one of your leading vamps who would you choose and what role is it that they would play?
There is an actor named Ben Barnes who would be perfect for Mathias, I think. He has these haunted blue eyes.

When it comes to vampires do you prefer yours as many of the old legends and myths speak of them or how TV has changed them over the years?
It depends. I do like soulful vampires, however there is nothing better than a good vs. evil trope and vampires do that so very well. I don’t think TV has changed them. Literature sure has though. Without Anne Rice, there would be no vampire paranormal romance.

Are there any specific vampire authors that you enjoy reading that have made your favorites list?
Richard Matheson and Anne Rice

When it comes to your own vampire books what is one thing that you do to ensure that they are unique and will stand out against other books within the same genre?
I try to incorporate bits of folklore from around the world that isn’t commonly used. And, I make sure my vamps have wings. Most people don’t use them.

Any big plans or projects planned for 2016 that you would like to share with us?
I’m working on an unusual gem of a book that deals with ballet, a curse, and a pair of shoes.

Jan 20, 2016

Strange Darkness: A Noir Anthology Book Highlights – Danielle DeVor

51kzhuet5fL._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_Today one of our featured books include Strange Darkness: A Noir Anthology written by Danielle DeVor. Make sure to grab your copy of this book today!

Pull up a spot around the campfire and join us in this collection of 8 spooky short stories.

A deadly, dangerous man is caught betweenthe paranormal and his evil, hungry dreams.

A study on urban legends becomes all too realfor one student.

Time waits for no man and a horrible vampiriclegacy is in need of an heir.

Puppies are sweet and cute, but this little girl’s Hellhound is loyal.

There’s nothing like an alien war.

Frog isn’t what he appears. And Boyd? He’ll be thankful.

Running away will solve all your problems. Or not. One girl will wish she stayed home.

There’s nothing like a few brain eating hermit crabs to turn your world on its axis.

Sometimes the one who saves you from the monsters is one person you’d least expect.

Jan 20, 2016

Paranormal Author Takeover Interview – Danielle DeVor

danielleHere is the interview that I had the pleasure of doing with Danielle DeVor for the VF Presents Paranormal Author Takeover Event. Thank you C.L. for doing the interview with me.

What made you choose to write in the paranormal genre?
I’ve always been fascinated by the things that go bump in the night. So, getting involved with ghosts and vampires, etc, was just a natural progression for me. In fact, books that I write outside the genre are very difficult.

How many books do you currently have available in the paranormal genre and what are the titles?
Tail of the Devil, Constructing Marcus, Sorrow’s Point, The Devil’s Liege, and Strange Darkness
I also have short stories in anthologies. And, some of the books cross over into other genres as well.

What is your favorite paranormal creature and why?
The vampire, definitely. I connected with them at an early age. I think because they can be beautiful and ugly. And, they can fly.

If you could live in any paranormal book what book and character would you choose?
Definitely The Vampire Lestat. I would love to meet Lestat. Not be him exactly, but hang out with him. So, I would have to be someone he has crossed, I suppose.

Can you share information with us any projects that you are currently working on?
I just finished my sci fi vampire book, Maw. So, I am getting ready to begin the 4th volume of The Marker Cronicles (the first book of the series is Sorrow’s Point).

What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions that people have about writers in general?
That we make a lot of money, but if they find out we don’t, then the writing must suck. The general public is really misinformed on the writing industry.

If you could change something within the author/reader community what would you change and why?
The kind of high-brow attitude some authors display when they are published with the Big 5. This publishing world is far different from the one even ten years ago. Getting an agent and with a big publisher depends largely on a certain amount of luck these days. You have to have the one book they think will become a blockbuster.

Who is your biggest supporter?
My dad. He talks about my books to everyone he meets.

Of all the books that you have written are any of them based on real life experiences?
There are snippets in lots of my books. The most are in The Marker Cronicles. A lot that happens to Jimmy Holiday has happened to one family member or another. Lots of ghosts in my family. 🙂

What advice would you give to new authors that are just starting out?
Build your audience. Try to get as many real twitter followers as possible and make friends with other authors. It helps. 🙂

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