Let’s find out a little more about this wonderful author…
Interview with Jenna Maclaine
1. Where do you currently live? I live in North Georgia.
2. Are you Married? kids? No husband or kids, but I have two beautiful nieces whom I adore.
3. What/who started you in writing? I’ve always written stories and poems. When I was a kid I used to make little books out of folded pieces of paper and write stories about my animals. I started writing the first Cin Craven book, Wages of Sin, back in 2004 after Buffy and Angel had gone off the air and I’d run out of vampire books to read.
4. Do you want to thank one person in particular for giving that extra push? My parents have always been enormously supportive of my writing. I couldn’t ask for a better support system than them. And my grandmother always believed in me. I promised her before she passed away that I would finish the book I was writing at the time. I didn’t that one, but I did write Wages, so I think she’d be proud of me.
5. How many books did you attempt before you were published? I have one unfinished historical romance in the bottom of my desk drawer, but Wages of Sin was the first book I completed.
7. Which novel is your favorite in the Cin Craven series? I think Bound by Sin is my favorite novel in the series, “Sin Slayer” in the Huntress anthology is my favorite Cin short story and “The Warrior” in The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance is my favorite short story that doesn’t feature Cin.
9. How many books are slated to be in the Cin Craven series? I have ideas for five or six more books, so eight or nine total for the series.
10. For the next book, what is the name and when is the release date? The working title of book four is Bar Sinister. I don’t have a release date for it yet.
11. What made you write a series about witches & vampires? As I said, I was a big fan of Buffy and Angel and paranormal romance/urban fantasy books in general, so when I decided to write my own book it seemed natural to go with a supernatural theme. And I love history so I liked the idea of writing vampires because I could explore so many different time periods with them.
12. Do you have plans for another new book/series? Once I’m done with Cin’s story there are several of my secondary characters I’d be interested in spinning off into their own series. It just depends on who speaks to me the loudest when the time comes.
13. Do you have any pets? . Oh yes! I live on a family farm. We have sheep, llamas, alpacas, and a multitude of dogs and cats, including my four Jack Russell Terriers
14. What is the 1st book you remember reading and falling in love with? Oh, there were so many! One of my favorites had to be The Golden Treasury of Poetry. I could spend hours- days!- with that book.
15. Who are your favorite authors? Favorite series? I have a lot of favorites, but to name a few: Laurell Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, JR Ward, Kresley Cole, Katie Macalister, Julia Quinn, Jude Devereaux, Judith McNaught, Virginia Henley, Catherine Coulter, Diana Gabaldon, Eloisa James, Julia London. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Davidson’s Undead, Gabaldon’s Outlander, and Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series are some of my favorites. Probably the most read and well-worn of my paperbacks are The Duchess by Jude Devereaux, Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught, Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, the first 4 books of the Outlander series and the first 8 books of Hamilton’s Anita Blake series.
16. What is your favorite quote?
“When you follow your bliss doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” ~Joseph Campbell
Review of Bound By Sin
What a wonderful heroine is our Cin Craven; Witch, vampire, member of the Righteous and wife. She has that knack for finding trouble, or maybe it’s that trouble just tends to find her in her new chosen profession. As a member of the Righteous, she and 3 others are charged with protecting the innocent, enforcing laws and wielding swift justice when necessary.
Cin finds herself being drawn somewhere, by someone…. back to her home. Someone has performed a summoning spell and a powerful one, but why? Upon arrival to the family estate, she finds that her niece has been kidnapped under strange circumstances. Her dear cousin pleads with her for her help, to return her daughter back home where she belongs.
Cin casts a spell to find her niece and confirms that she has been taken south, to a plantation by an evil acquaintance with ulterior motives. She has no choice by to help her kin, They will leave immediately to find her. Michael, Cin’s husband, is faced with Cin’s ever growing dark powers and is wary for her to us them, afraid of the consequences. But their love and bond is too strong to be broken, they will undertake this journey together. And bring back her family, no matter the obstacles.
This book is fantastic and gives you a little bit of everything; witches, voodoo, ghosts and even an imprisoned god. Though set in the past, there is nothing old or dated about this story. Cin Craven and her adventures are fresh, exciting and sometimes sinfully sexy. Michael and Cin’s chemistry seems to burn up the pages, very hot indeed!