Saturday, December 14, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Lilanoir Rue did. A mere by product of the destruction, she never knew what
happened before hand either. Banished from the only place she called home,
the Human Reservation, she wipes her tears and never looks back.
In a world gone dead, life has never been so good, for some. While others
live in chaos, the chosen call Sanguis City home. The rich and powerful
found a way to survive The End and enjoy every minute of it, for eternity.
On the brink of a gruesome death from starvation, disease or a hungry
mutant, humans flock to sell their blood for peace.
The city of blood, made for and by vampires, welcomes Noir; her kind are in
high demand. Neither Human nor Vampire, Bleeders take care of the city in
the daylight. Draining humans by day and dating Vampires at night leaves
Noir little time to think about her past, or much else, until it finds her.
Three years in the city has earned her a promising career, future and just
maybe a love life. Noir's chaotic life is finally on the right track. When
Noir falls for her sexy new Professor, an Authentic Vampire she also falls
into a web of nightmares. Unable to escape painful memories, she uncovers
more than her own secrets. Some secrets just won't stay dead, and others are
bound to kill her.
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And here's the author's interview...
2. Why a story about vampires? What is so fascinating for you that you decided to write about them?
I love vampire books! For me it is pure fun. I spent a long time as a political blogger and that was no fun, but a vampire isn’t too different from a politician. A vampire’s need to feed off of humans fascinates me; it can be sexy or scary. They are sneaky; you never know if you can trust them. I thought a lot about how my vampires would be different and how they would actually work biologically. I wanted them to be less magical and more like another humanoid species, even if all that hasn’t been revealed in the series yet. The fact that vampires can be so ancient and have an enormous history is one thing that intrigues me the most about them as well.
3. Did you do any research before starting writing?
Actually, I did in a roundabout way. I had just visited the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina, so when I was writing I thought it would be a perfect place for my human reservation. I researched quite a bit about mutations and genetic engineering even though the reader only knows what my main character knows, I had to make my world more believable for myself. I am sure the information will be helpful later in the series. For one of my vampires, I tried to place him in time, figure out where he was from and what his human life would have been like. I found some mythology that is in the back of my mind about Sander and his brother. Although, I have changed it to suit my needs, it is neat to base some things on reality. Again, most of the research I have done has only been slightly touched upon in this first book in the series. I feel like I have laid the ground work to build it up.
4. You are a new author. Was it hard to write the book? What kept you stable to finish it and not give up? Did you have any support?
Although I am a new author, I have been blogging and writing freelance for years. Also, I have written enough fan fiction to fill at least 20 books. So, it was easy for me to finish because I have completed long stories before. I consider myself a story teller. I love to tell a story and that makes pushing through tempting when I know someone wants to read my work. With fan fiction it was easier because I had readers asking for another chapter. With my book, I stopped in the middle of writing it and released two short stories because my character needed a back story. I had to set it in stone, so I could have people asking for Sanguis City. I did have support from my author friend Glenna Maynard. She is my biggest fan and encourages me to continue. My husband was supportive too by listening to me dream up my world and trying to give me the enormous amount of time and peace I needed to finish the book.
5. How long did it take to finish it? Did you had "author's block" at some point and if so, what you did to get over it?
I have been playing with the idea since 2008, writing some here and there. In November 2012, I
6. Are you reading or writing something else right now?
I am working on the second book in the Sanguis City series. I don’t outline so the story unfolds before my eyes, sort of like reading a book. Also, I am working on two standalone romance/erotica. I am not sure if I will release them under my real name, but I have never used a pen name before.
7. Did you always wanted to be a writer or it just happened?
When I was very young I wanted to be an author or artist of some kind but those dreams faded. I
8. How important you find the communication between you and your readers? Do you reply to their messages or read their reviews?
Most important, I love to hear what readers think of my work. Nothing makes me happier or
9. There are many people that want to be authors. What do you suggest them?
Write, write and write… then let people read it for free and see what they think. If your response is
10. Something special you want to share?
I would like to say that I have met so many wonderful authors and bloggers on this adventure. I am so
And the small ones:
-Your favourite books and author?
Charlaine Harris and her Southern Vampire Mysteries
-Your favourite band/singer?
Tori Amos is my all-time favourite. I have been listening to her since I was a kid.
-Favourite place in the world?
I love the beach, any of them!
-Last movie you watched at the cinemas?
Star Trek Into Darkness
-The last book you've read?
Beautiful Liar by Glenna Maynard
-Have you ever googled yourself?
Been Googling myself since Google was invented! I had a
-Writing, reading or hanging out with friends?
-If you wouldn't be a writer, what you would be?
An organic farmer, I have a huge garden and
-And last one....printed or ebooks?
Used to be printed but ebooks have grown on me. I like to read the ebook but want to own the book for my growing library.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Book Review: Falling For Hamlet
Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of
Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable debut novel, told by a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.
At the end of the book, the author writes a note, where she explains her reasons why she decided to create this story and how the inspiration stricked her. She also suggest us that the Shakespear's plays were meant to be watched, not read, and that if we haven't yet, we should watch a play or a movie, an original or an alternative version. That the worlds Shakespear used, might be great, but that wasn't the point of writting them. I found her advises and her note very inspiring and interesting. It's good to know beforehand, that the author of this alternative version of a classic play, not only knows what she's doing, but also respects the play enough, to write something new and yet close to the original.
All in all, the book is well presented and the author doesn't destroy the original play, which was the point. It was a very nice and anxious story, by which I caught myself many times wanting to read more in order to know what will happen. I loved it, it was the author's first work into this type of genre and I think she nailed it.