Today, our guest of honor is Boone Brux. It’s so nice to have you here! Hope you’re ready to party!
Thanks so much for having me. I’m so excited.
Wine or beer? (If you say club soda, we’ll have to send you to the corner…) Definitely beer…no wine…wait beer. Can I say both?
Cake or chips? Are you a sugar or salt kind of person? Chips. I’m completely a salt person.
*squints eyes * Are you old enough to drink? I love you, but yes, I’ve been legal for two years and 298 months now. Hard to believe, I know. I still love it when they card me, even though I know it’s the law, no matter how old you are…or how old you look.
Wait! You can’t come in yet! What did you bring us?
When one time ultra-shy girl, Faye Albert, decides to live a little, she inadvertently binds her soul to Satan by following the Dark Prince on Twitter.
Now she needs to break the contract or face eternal damnation. With time running out and her desperation growing, Faye enlists the help of Christopher White, a gorgeous photographer from work and her secret crush.
To sweeten the deal Satan’s minion tempts her every step, offering her things she’s only dreamed of. Will Faye be able to say no to a lifetime of earthly treasures and possibly lose the only man she’s ever loved or will her leap of faith finally deliver exactly what her heart has yearned for?
What makes your characters so special?
First of all, I have to say what makes this book so special is that it’s the brainchild of Entangled Publishing. 100% of the profits will go to AutismNOW, an organization that helps families deal with autism and conditions on the autism spectrum such as Asperger’s Syndrome, by providing information and resources. It’s a great project.
On a personal note, I love my main character, Faye, because she does all her socializing through the internet. Besides her job and watching the neighbor’s dog, Flash, Twitter is her life. She’s socially awkward and sweet, but a leader without realizing it. People naturally turn to her for guidance, but a lot of times she ends up giving too much.
Alright, I guess you can come in. Now off to the roast!
What do you like doing besides writing and reading? Is it dangerous? I love camping in our camper. We live in Alaska and there’s a lot of state to explore. It can be dangerous because of the large predators. I do not love bears.
I also love thrift store shopping for treasures. If I didn’t write I’d have a store called Revamped. I’d take what’s old and make it new again. Sounds like a song.
Where do you dream of traveling to and why? It’s probably the paranormal author in me, but I’d love to go to Paris to see the catacombs. My daughter is itching to check out all those bodies stacked up. I love that kid. I’d also love to go to Romania and do the whole vampire, Carpathian Mountains thing. Again, I think it’s because of the stuff I write.
Oh, and I want to sleep in the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Cuz I can’t get enough of the cold and dark.
What was your first sale as an author? Was it special? Shield of Fire was my first sale. Oh yeah, it was special. Shield was the first book I ever wrote…before I knew how to write. It was probably the best learning experience I could have as a writer. I learned more about editing, dealing with reviews, editing, cover art, did I mention editing, in six months than I could have on my own. I’m grateful for the experience. I don’t want to repeat it, but I’m grateful.
Do you have a favorite of your own books and why? I’m working on a new humorous series called The Grim Reality Series. The stories take place in Alaska and are about Lisa Carron, a 35 year old widow and mother of three, who finds out she’s a reaper. Since her husband’s death she’s really let herself go. It’s difficult to catch souls when you’re over weight and sucking air.
Her assignment is to reap stupid people, those who have died in idiotic ways. I love this series because her daughter’s story will be running in tandem in the young adult line of the Grim Reality Series. The daughter, Bronte, is an underage reaper and isn’t supposed to take souls.
To Catch Her Death is slated to release at the end of June and the young adult book, Sudden Death, will release in September, then Lisa’s next book, Read’em and Reap, will release in December. That’s the plan anyway. It’s a real challenge to keep the mom and daughter oblivious of each other’s reaping. Their lives intertwine and the reader will see the same events happening from different perspectives. For instance, at the end of To Catch Her Death, Lisa is rushing to the hospital because Bronte has been in a car accident. At the beginning of Sudden Death, Bronte is in the hospital waiting for her mom to arrive. Fun!
What else are you working on right now? I’m almost finished with book two in my Bringer and the Bane series. It’s titled Kiss of the Betrayer and will be out in December. I’m also plotting out a three book, humorous romance series set in Alaska and a single titled called Spanked. It’s about a school teacher, male, whose wife leaves him with the kids to find herself. In order to make ends meet, he starts writing erotic romance. It’s another humorous story that entails a lot of bad dates, enraged parents, and of course a good woman. That’s a fun story to write.
Last question: Where can our partygoers find you and your work?
Thank you so much for coming!