Saturday, September 5, 2015

Interview with author Christine Edwards: Savannah Past Midnight.



Author’s Interview Questions-Savannah Past Midnight Tour
     1.       Where did the idea come from for the book?
Since childhood I have regularly frequented the mysterious coastal city of Savannah, Georgia. Last year I began to conceptualize a book with Savannah as its alluring backdrop.
     2.       What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal Erotic Romance
     3.       Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Excellent question. Tom Hardy would make an outstanding Colton and possibly either Megan Fox or Nina Dobrev as Cosette.

4.       What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
“He’s a lover and a fighter, and he just might have what it takes to satisfy her hunger.”
5.       Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
All of my books are represented by the Seattle based publisher Fanny Press.
6.       How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Five months.
7.       What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
N/A I’m really not certain.
8.       Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always longed to write a book with a fighter as the hero but I knew that the heroine had to be equally as fierce in her own right. Savannah definitely has a unique edginess about it that lines up perfectly with the theme of vampires vying for control of a coastal city. Savannah Past Midnight was written for my brother, Matthew, so I continually had him in mind during the entire process.

9.       What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The book is quite geographic in nature, within this book the readers are transported to: Savannah, Charleston, Montana and Spain. Also, the book has mild BDSM elements to it.

10.   In general do you like to talk about your writing and published books or are you very close-lip about it? If no why?
I’m quite shy by nature, therefore I rarely discuss my work, however, if someone is curious I’m happy to chat.
11.   What book/s are you currently writing and what is it about?
I am currently working on ‘NORDIC BOUND’ which is book number three in the ‘Nordic Lights’ series. It is an MC themed series that is set in Norway. The book will revolve around a very firm dominant named Aksel and a fiery, unique heroine named Ingvild. Along with being a scorching, BDSM romance, the book will also have strong aspects of danger running through it.
12.   What is the writing process like for you?
I find that (fortunately) it is very fluid. Nearly always I’ll sit down, get into gear, and in the blink of an eye four to five hours have completely disappeared.


13.   How did/do you teach yourself to write?
I have always had a strong love of literature, particularly the Russians such as Tolstoy and Pushkin, so being a prolific reader certainly helps out when you’re beginning the journey. Also, I started small, writing two novellas, just to see if I could do it.  With each book I’ll catch things that I need to re-work and/or avoid. It’s an ongoing, evolving process for sure.

14.   What aspect of the craft do you think is the most difficult to learn?
For me, it is the use of repetitive words or phrases along with far too many adjectives! My wonderful editor always keeps me in check!

15.   What has been the most encouraging comment someone has made about your writing?
When a reader leaves a review regarding how they really felt that they were dropped into the setting and could really ‘feel’ that they were in that particular foreign country, such as Croatia or Norway, that is very rewarding. Also, when they mention how ‘emotional’ the read was for them. That also really makes me glow inside.

16.   What is the best and/ or worst part of being a writer?
For me the best part is crafting a new tale, bringing forth a new romance involving strong, seemingly unyielding characters. There is such an intricate, delicate balance to relationships, each being unlike any other. It’s that give and take that deeply draws me into the process.
The hardest part is a tie between finding the time to write and also I seem to struggle with coming to the realization that it is actually finished. If given the chance, I could edit a manuscript for a year straight, always honing and refining.

17.     Any advice for struggling writers?
Only write something that is absolutely clawing to get out of you. That way the drive will always be there after you begin.

18.   What is your favorite genre to read or write?
Erotica for writing and nearly every other genre for reading.
19.   Favorite author?
JR Ward

20.   Do you have a favorite spot to read and write? 
Yes, it’s a small library located on the lower level of my home. I sit in a cozy leather chair by a window with my white leather Yamaha headphones blasting Florence & The Machine Radio.

21.   What did you do before you became a writer?
For several years I was the director of a contemporary art gallery in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

22.   Was it a life long dream or triggered recently?
A lifelong dream, most definitely.

23.   What do you like to do when not writing?
I love both the sea along with the mountains. When I’m not writing I’m happiest gliding down a steep slope or boating.
  
24.   Do you have a bucket/ to-do list and would you share at least two things on it?
I would love to see a Formula One race in Monaco and also spend time in Venice, Italy during Carnival.

25.   Most daring thing or experience you have done you would like to share?
I love tackling black diamond slopes which is a pretty heavy adrenaline rush. In parts of Germany and Austria there are few markers compared to the states, so you really have to keep your wits about you or you can fly off an edge.
26.   This or that questions:
·        Coffee or Tea – Tea, black. Harney & Sons, ‘Paris.’
·        Sweet or savory – Sweet.
·        Home make meal or takeouts – An equal combination.
·        Winter or summer –  Summer, I love flowers and dresses!
·        Night-owl or Early-Bird – Night owl, hoot, hoot!
·        Telephone or visits – In person visits. I loathe the phone and never stay on it longer than two minutes.
·        Which social network do you prefer? Twitter because of the fast pace.
·        Blogger or website? Website.
·        What does your family say about your career? Supportive or Clueless. 100% supportive.

And Finally
Moto/wisdom in life you live by. “Project positivity and drive yourself hard in all aspects of your life.”
Thank you for the very engaging interview. It was both a pleasure and a lot of fun.
About the author:
Erotic Romance Author Christine Edwards grew up in the south on Hilton Head Island, SC. At an early age she developed a passion for the arts that led her to earn a bachelor's degree in Art History from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Christine has a special place in her heart for reading and writing erotic tales. She continues to publish stories that immerse readers in exotic and realistic geographic settings amid interesting subcultures of adult life.

Savannah Past Midnight is her seventh novel and the second book in the Past Midnight series. Within the vein of BDSM romance, her main focus is on loving, multi-faceted relationships involving intense alpha males and feisty heroines. She adores snow skiing, traveling the world, and spending time with her amazing family. Christine resides in the deep south.

Please visit Christine Online: www.christineedwardsauthor.com
Twitter: @ceerotica 


Blurb

Cosette Beauvais is a risk taker with a capital R. When her daredevil behavior leaves her paralyzed, her uncle ends her suffering by turning her into a vampire. In no time she makes her mark as one of the most cunning female vamps in existence. Though her fearlessness is admired in her violent new world, her impulsiveness leaves her with terrible regrets. By violating the rules, she kills a young human while feeding from him. The selfish deed haunts her, causing her to steer clear of men who attract her both physically and mentally. After she breaks with a vampire kingpin named Tristan who tried to turn her against her uncle and her own vampire family, her life spins out of control. Bloodthirsty wolves, a new threat to the Savannah area, stalk her daily. She is dead set on finding the source of the attempts on her life and repairing the strained ties with her uncle Severin, so the last thing Cosette needs is a devastatingly sexy new human in her life. Colton Brennan is a massive Montana cowboy, a skilled fighter who has sworn to win Cosette’s love. Try as she might, she can’t resist the passion he has ignited within her, no matter what the consequences. Can this human provide the love and protection Cosette has unwittingly craved? Meanwhile Tristan and his power-hungry clan are on a quest for Southern vampiric domination. Can Cosette and her Charleston-based vampire family survive their brutal onslaughts? Book 2 in the Past Midnight series.

Buy Link :  Amazon


 




1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Lynelle. Wishing you a lovely weekend! Christine

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