Today, our guest of honor is Jae Lynne Davies. It’s so nice to have you here, and I’m sure you’re ready for a good time! Let the party begin!
Wine or beer? (If you want a club soda, I’ll have to send you to the corner.)
Wine, please. I love the Italian reds.
Fancy! I don’t think I’ve ever had a good Italian red…Cake or chips? Are you a sugar or salt person?
Definitely chips. I’m a salt person.
Are you old enough to drink? LOL.
Guilty. I’ve been old enough for awhile and can keep up with the best.
Calm down, tiger. Pay toll! No gift, no bar! What did you bring us?
Centuries after the death of her family, human/vampire hybrid, Gianna Marino is determined to shed the blood of the vampire responsible. Disguising herself as a human wanting to be turned, she infiltrates the enemy’s coven with the hope of bending him to her will and destroying him from the inside. But when a handsome stranger enters the scene and is lured into their seductive game that results in a heated love triangle, she discovers a secret that blurs the lines between good and evil, forever changing the course of her existence, and destiny will soon determine on which side she’ll stand.
Gorgeous cover. Love the tattoos! What makes your character and story so special?
What would you do if your family was murdered because you existed? What would happen if you found the killer? What would happen if you grew close to him? Attracted to him? Could there be room in your heart for anything more than vengeance? This is what my heroine faces.
Gianna Marino—the heroine in MYTHIC, was born a human/vampire hybrid. Because of what she is, someone discovered her secret. As a result, her parents were eliminated for the audacity of creating a new race. Now she’s hell bent on revenge, looking to kill the vamp responsible. But when she finds him, infiltrates his coven, and grows close to him, the objective and motive begins to blur.
The poor girl is now attracted to her parents’ killer and she fights the inevitable on a daily basis. Then the hero enters the picture with a problem of his own, turning up the heat. Passion ignites, secrets are revealed, and when nothing is what it seems, she’s left with a few decisions to make. Torn between her feelings for the hero, the villain, and the loyalty she feels toward her family, the conflict in this story is through the roof!
How will the story end? There’s only one way to find out!
Very intriguing! Now you can come in…
So, what do you write? And why?
I write paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I enjoy creating a fantasy world with mythical elements where challenges exist on a on a grander scale.
Sounds fun! What would your characters say about you?
They’d probably say that I’m demanding and won’t hesitate to silence them for a short period of time for being difficult. They have their moments, but lately they’ve behaved themselves.
I think they need to come here and get in trouble or something. How would you describe your writing style?
Daring. I say that because I’ve been told that I like to bend the rules a bit when writing. If I don’t feel the characters are ready for a traditional “happily ever after” ending, I won’t give them one immediately if I feel the story would be rushed. I do have stories that end with an HEA in the first novel, but I tend to gravitate toward the ones that are more of a journey that will end even more powerfully because of what the characters endured together. Sometimes, characters need to grow before they complete the journey and sometimes their story needs more than one novel, but it will be a fun ride!
Definitely! What do you think makes a good story?
Give me conflict and a huge world that I can imagine existing within our own! I love good challenges that characters need to overcome. The more dangerous, the better!
Ut oh, no wonder the Italian reds come in handy. Who is your favorite author and why? Do you write what you read?
Do you have all day for me to list them all? One of my favorites is Joey W. Hill. The woman has a way with words that is nothing short of pure magic. She has a talent for pulling you into a scene to a point that you’re left feeling like you were standing there amongst her characters, watching the scene unfold.
Sherrilyn Kenyon is another favorite. Her world building is pure genius! I can’t get enough of the Dark-Hunters. I’ve often found myself wishing her world was real or that I could hop inside the pages for a few days.
Larissa Ione is another favorite worthy of praise. Her Demonica series is quite addictive. It’s a large world with many different races and extremely HOT scenes. I find myself reading these books over and over again.
Do you like more Alpha or Beta heroes?
Alpha heroes, for sure. I love a strong hero who knows what he wants and takes it with no apologies.
What else are you working on right now?
I’m working on a few things right now. First, is the short story for Tease Publishing’s amazing Pantheon anthology that I’ve titled, “The Contract”. It features the Roman goddess, Diana. I’m also working on the sequel to “Mythic”, titled “Blood Moon” which is Dante’s story—a secondary character in the first book.
The third book in the Mythic series, tentatively titled “Ashes of Reckoning” will be a pivotal story as we’ll meet characters who will be featured in a spinoff series of fallen angels.
Can’t wait to see more! And where can people find you and your work?
Facebook: Jae Lynne Davies
Thanks so much for coming! One lucky comment will get an awesome ebook copy of Mystic! Yay!