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What is the working title of your book?

The working title of my debut novel is Blood Phoenix.


Where did the idea come from for the book?

My original idea for this book, or series as it were, formed from a mix of novels I read some ten years ago or more.  I had just entered the world of the literary vampire and couldn’t read enough of Christopher Pike’s books.  Slowly, this sassy-mouthed red head formed in my conscious and snapped at me to pay attention, she had some stuff for me to see. Little did I know that it would turn into as big of a world, and a mess, as it has.

What genre does your book fall under?

Blood Phoenix is an urban fantasy with elements of horror, romance, satire, humor, and relatively common fantasy or mythical elements.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Oh wow, once I had a list for this to base my characters after–when i was young and naive–now, I have a list of models rather than actors I would choose to play the roles.  For those, I think this link would be more sufficient than a list… CHARACTERS

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Before she ran into a compelling stranger on the busy streets of NYC, before she knew the truth about her father, before she died, Ria was just a normal girl, trying to make ends meet. 

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

My hopes are for this novel and the following series to be represented by an agency; however, I have no qualms with self-publishing.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Oh geez. My first draft? Seven years and without completion before I decided that it wasn’t any good. Then I read 96 books in a year, and during that time, I wrote the second draft of it.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I would compare this book to The Devil Inside by Jenna Black  and Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake Series.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Christopher Pike’s the Last Vampire and the following books in that series really got the ball rolling for me. But I’ve been influenced by so many wonderful stories that it’s hard to narrow them all down. His, though, sticks in my mind and I always reference him when I speak about vampires.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Well…I have a seven-foot-tall-Scandinavian leprechaun in there. I think he’s piqued most readers’ interest so far.

So here were the rules and my links:

***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) on your blog
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

Laura Clark

Kaity Katt

Rory Ni Coileain

Aaron Speca

Ink Monkey Press