9 Days of Darkness with
Adrian Phoenix
today from 12-6pm PST.

I was fortunate to have my interview with Adrian Phoenix via telephone and able to chat for quite some time. I’d like to thank her for being so patient, since I did the interview over a month ago and am just now posting it. I wanted to make sure I had a special venue to showcase her as the incredible author she is and talk about her wonderful books.

Most importantly, let me say that Adrian is the sweetest person, ever! She is truly a kind soul. She was a delight to speak with and I’m glad to have had the chance to ask her these questions:

1. Where do you live? Kids? Pets?
Springfield, OR . She is single, has 2 adult sons and lives with her three cats. My cats’ names are: Amega, Diobla’ and Ember

2. What started you writing?
I always wanted to write and I wrote a lot of stories growing up. I always thought there was an old arcane process of writing a novel, so I never really tried it.
I took a workshop on novel structure and had the “ah ha!” moment, it was no different than writing the short stories. So I went home and wrote A RUSH OF WINGS.

3. RUSH OF WINGS was your first attempt at writing a novel?
Yes, that was the first book I wrote. I feel very fortunate, I submitted the book at the right time.
4. Do you have any must haves when you write?
I write on the computer, but when I get stuck on something I turn to a yellow legal pad and write a stream of consciousness; helping me figure out where I made a wrong turn.
But I do need my cup of coffee and my music. I listen to Nine inch Nails, Lincoln Park or some movie soundtracks. The music matches the intensity of Dante’s character.
5. What is your favorite book in the series?
I like them all, but A RUSH OF WINGS was my first and is very special to me.
6. Who’s your favorite character?
Dante, of course. He is the center and everything revolves around him.
7. When does the next book in the series release? What is the title? Who does is focus on?
ETCHED IN BONE releases in Dec 2010, Dante is always the focus, but here’s a blurb about the book:
I. Ain’t. Running. And I sure as hell ain’t hiding.
But that vow brings consequences that Dante Baptiste–True Blood vampire, Fallen Maker, rock musician–never imagined even as it brings him face to face with those hunting him and his lover, former FBI agent, Heather Wallace; the covert Shadow Branch, the vampire Cercle de Druide, and rogue assassins. And now that the Fallen have finally discovered their long-awaited Maker, they have no intention of letting him walk away.

As Dante Fights to claim his life as his own, while dealing with the awakened and shattered memories of his brutal past, an unexpected enemy arises from within Heather’s family; an enemy who nearly destroys Dante by stealing the one person who keeps him balanced–Heather.

All worlds–mortal, nightkind, and Fallen–hang in the balance as Dante searches for Heather. And his success or failure will determine whether he becomes the Never-Ending Road or the Great Destroyer.

8. I like to find new and upcoming authors and make recommendations to the followers, Do you have anyone you think we should know about?
I would recommend author D.B. Reynolds and her Vampires in America series. She is a talented writer and was even nominated and a finalist for best new PN author in 2009.

9. Can you tell me about your new book, BLACK DUST MAMBO?
It releases on June 29th and is the first book in a new series about Voodoo(black magic) and Hoodoo (folk magic) in the Bayou. It has murder, mystery and a wet boxer contest (this is right up DemonLover’s alley, wet men boxing!).
10. What is the first book you fell in love with?
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

11. Who is your favorite author? series?
Jeaniene Frost and the Night Huntress series

12. Do you have any exciting plans coming up?
Actually, when writing Book 3 BENEATH THE SKIN, I had to map out a cross country trip for Dante and Heather to flee to New Orleans. I plan to make that same cross country trip with a friend this summer, it should be very exciting.

Please check out Adrian’s website, Club Hell forum and her Street Team. All information about her books and more can be found at http://www.adrianphoenix.com/


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