It’s been a while since I’ve done an interview, but here’s another author who recently published her book. Reading the book’s begining entry on Amazon, it sounds so freaking interesting. I can’t wait to buy my copy!
I know E.B. from AQC (I know, that’s where I’ve met everyone I interview). That place has helped me meet so many people, and E.B. is one of the nicest gals on there. She’s only got the best things to say to you and gives the greatest advice. Here’s a little backstory:
E.B. Black is a fantasy romance writer who lives in California with her boyfriend and two Rottweilers. She daydreams about dressing up like a necromancer for Halloween and the worlds she will throw her characters into next.
Now for the questions!
1 – What is the name of your book and where can we buy it?
Medusa’s Desire on Amazon
2 – Can you give us a little blurb of the story of your book?
When Medusa was beautiful, finding a man to love her was easy. Poseidon fought for glances from her heavy-lidded eyes against hundreds of suitors who proposed whenever she left her house. Even goddess’ weren’t treated with such worship.
Athena grew jealous. She allowed Medusa to be violated in the Parthenon and turned her into a monster for her indiscretion.
Now when she stares into the eyes of men, they scream as their skin hardens into stone. A caress against her cheek will be rewarded with the poisonous bites of the snakes that slither on her head.
No man is brave enough to approach her, until Perseus is ordered by the gods to kill her.
When they meet, desire sizzles between them. They are willing to risk it all-death, the wrath of the gods, the destruction of their families-if it means they can spend one more night together.
3 – When did you start writing and has it always been your passion?
I loved reading and writing from the moment I first learned how, but I didn’t start pursuing it seriously until I was an adult. It also took me years to realize that writing had to be worked on every day for novels to be completed in a timely manner.
4 – Is this your first book? Or have you written others?
I wrote two other novels before this one. One was a fantasy romance and the other was a paranormal romance novel about necromancers. I learn more about writing with every novel I complete. I didn’t feel ready for publication until I finished Medusa’s Desire.
5 – What is the genre of your book? Are you going to follow the same genre with later books?
It’s a fantasy romance novel. I love world building and romance, so it’s very likely all the novels I write will contain those two things. Although I might write science fiction and paranormal romance as well.
6 – What do you like to do in your spare time (other than writing)?
Watching television and reading books are two of my favorite hobbies. I also participate in my boyfriend’s hobbies, which include playing Dungeons & Dragons, Heroclix, and Magic the Gathering. We also sometimes read comic books together.
7 – What is some good advice for new writers striving to be in your place?
Be patient and persistent. If you write regularly and are willing to do anything to see your dream come true, eventually it will.
8 – Do you ever get writer’s block? And if yes, how do you fix that problem?
I don’t run out of ideas, but sometimes I get stumped as to how to write down something that I can picture in my head. Usually, if this happens, it means I didn’t plan well enough. I have to imagine, in more detail, what the characters’ personalities are like, what kind of dialogue I want to have, or any number of things. Once I figure that out through daydreams, the words come easily.
9 – Which character from a book do you most relate to, if any? And why?
I can usually relate to the main characters in a lot of young adult novels. I was the nerdy and shy teenager who got picked on a lot.
10 – And finally, where do you envision yourself five years from now?
Hopefully, I’ll have several books written down for the Fate of Eros series and am still writing every day.
And that’s it folks! Many thanks to E.B. Black for doing this interview. You can find her on blog, Death Author, Website, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also find her author profile and book on Goodreads.