Please welcome the amazing PJ Schnyder today! She’s filling in for us at the last possible moment, and offering a giveaway to boot! Many <3′s to her.
Wine or Beer? (If you say club soda, we’ll have to send you to the corner…)
What are we eating? LOL. I like either wine or beer, but especially enjoy when paired nicely with a scrumptious meal.
Cake or chips? Are youa sugar or salt kind of person?
Cake! Or even better, cupcakes! Red velvet, or chocolate lava cupcakes from The Georgetown Cupcake Company are particularly fantastic. I just had a few the other night as a guest at a good friend’s wedding.
*squints eyes* Are you old enough to drink?
Oh yeah. For a long, long time now.
Wait! You can’t come in yet! What did you bring us?
Hunting Kat As a mercenary, Kat Darah doesn’t have to pass for a normal human. On the edge of the solar system, she’s just another biped. Most of the time.Nearing the end of his military tour, Lt. Christopher Rygard debates the idea of hanging up his uniform for good. Looking for answers at the bottom of a glass of scotch, he meets Kat.One shared night of mutual desire seems harmless. But when their tryst is interrupted by attackers hunting Rygard, Kat must reveal her other form, the predator beneath the human façade.Together they embark on a dangerous mission—a race against time to meet the enemy’s demands, while trying to deny the passion between them. Rygard is faced with a terrible choice in the face of duty: Report the existence of a human turned shape-shifter. Or forget he ever met her.Status: Released July 4th from Carina PressYou can purchase Hunting Kat in eBook format at the following locations:
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What makes your characters so special?
There are different kinds of strength. Some of my characters are kick a$$ and wicked strong in the physical sense. Others are challenged in a physical way and their strength is the kind that comes from recovering, overcoming odds and building a new life.
Every one of my characters is tested in my stories, beyond the limits they knew they had. Every one of them is a survivor.
So, what do you write? And why?
I write sci-fi and paranormal romance on the sweeter side. There’s something about all the possibilities and sheer fun of writing romances with science fiction elements or paranormal twists. The world building becomes every bit as much a part of the story telling as the characters are. And honestly, I love writing happy ever afters (or for nows) for my characters.
Steampunk is another love of mine. My steampunk stories are not all romance, but they all have the Victorian aesthetic particular to steampunk worlds and technology.
And then there’s urban fantasy. These stories allow me to get darker, grittier, and not centered on the romance although there may be romantic elements in them.
Writing in these various subgenres allows me to stretch my imagination and step outside my comfort zones a bit. Every new story brings a new challenge.
What would your characters say about you?
I’m mean to my characters. Not gonna lie. I put them through hell and bring them out the other end evolved. So whatever they have to say about me, there might be a lot of cursing involved.
What do you like doing besides writing and reading? Is it dangerous?
I wouldn’t say my hobbies are dangerous…I do enjoy training in mixed martial arts. Specifically, I’ve studied Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing), Jun Fan/Jeet Kun Do (Bruce Lee’s style of martial arts), Kali (weapons training) and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu (grappling). Fitness is very important to me and I try to keep up a healthy routine of yoga, strength training and cardio.
Also, I very much enjoy playing StarCraft II and World of Warcraft, as well as Diablo III and similar games. I’m interested in trying out Mass Effect III.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Continuity. Now that I’m in the second and third books of my series, it’s important to me to maintain the voices of my characters from book to book. I also want to be sure details I’ve mentioned in previous books are carried over accurately in later books in the series.
What else are you working on right now?
The draft of the second book in the Triton Experiments series is close to complete. I’m also revising the third book in the Terra’s Guardians series. Plus, there’s lots of plot bunnies for future books in both series as well as more steampunk stories in the outlining stage.
Last question: Where can our partygoers find you and your work?
- a. Twitter: http://twitter.com/pjschnyder
- b. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pjschnyder
- c. Website: http://pjschnyder.com
- d. Others: http://pjschnyder.tumblr.com/
Thank you so much for joining us at Romance Author Hotspot, expecially last minute PJ! You’re our saving grace
Even better for readers – PJ is offering a giveaway (ebook copy of Hunting Kat) to one randomly selected commenter!