Welcome to this week’s Blog Ring of Power guest, Crystal Collier, author of MOONLESS.
Don’t miss the rest of Crystal’s interview at:
About You — Sandra — 11/11
The Writing Life: Vicki–11/12
The Creative Process: Terri–11/13
Words of Wisdom: Emily–11/15
Here’s the link to her Rafflecopter giveaway!
PART 4: ABOUT YOUR CURRENT WORK
Tell us about your new book and when it is out? Where can people purchase it? MOONLESS is Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.
On the moonless night following her sixteenth birthday, Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulles
MOONLESS is available Nov. 13 at: http://crystal-collier.com/BTs.
Is there anything new, unusual, or interesting about your book? How is it different from other books on the same subject? Take your paranormal trope—minus angels, minus demons, minus vampires, minus ghosts, minus zombies—mix in historical England, a bag of decaying but brilliant predators, a handful of tragic and strangely talented individuals, and one unsuspecting baron’s daughter. At its heart, MOONLESS really is a coming of age story against a dangerous backdrop of powerful enemies and allies.
What was the hardest part of writing this book? *spoiler warning* Probably the funeral scene. My father and brother passed away while I was revising this book. Dad had just finished a long battle with cancer, and it was heavy in my mind and heart. So many tender feelings were harbored in the pages, ones I wasn’t initially then ready to share with the world.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? Anything Bellezza. Or kissing. Or action. But mostly Bellezza. You’ll understand once you meet her. *shivers*
Tell us about your book’s cover – where did the design come from and what was the design process like? I’m a visual artist. I had some very clear ideas of what I wanted the cover to be. One graphic designer later, I abandoned everything I’d contrived, sighed happily and stared. I’m still staring.
Please let us know where can your readers stalk you:
Other: Coming soon to Barnes & Noble
Is your book in print, ebook or both? Currently only an ebook, but watch for it in print and audio book spring of 2014.
After seeing that Bellezza interview earlier this week, I’m not surprised she’s one of the elements you enjoyed writing most. She’s quite a character!
Thank you, Michelle. It definitely put a kink in the plans, but we came through it and are so much more compassionate and better off for the experience. =)
I can’t wait to read the book…
I know how hard it is to struggle with not only writing, but everything, after losing a loved one to cancer. I’m so glad you made it through.