But Fin was sent to bring me to his King, and if I want to survive the Otherworld, I have no choice but to trust him - for now.
Oh, and did I mention my sexy best friend is hunting me? I should've listened to Gran.
Staring into those inhumanly bright eyes, seeing the glitter of something cruel beneath that prettiness, I whimpered. I didn’t mean to, and the second I did, I wished I hadn’t. I couldn’t show fear there, or the beautiful monsters would tear me apart like well-disguised lions.
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
As a kid, I wanted to be a vet. And then I realized I might see animals die, and I couldn’t handle that. I decided I wanted to be a writer when I was fifteen.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
When my first book got published.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
From my first rejection letter to the date it was published…about a year.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
Vamptasy, an imprint of Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It depends on the book. I’ve written a 220,000 word book in just under three weeks before and I’ve taken eight months to write 70,000 words. It varies from book to book and how much I’m feeling the story and the characters.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
Expect the unexpected. I like to challenge myself to write new genres. My current targets are sci-fi and steampunk. But I’ll always do more of the genre I love, which is paranormal romance.
What genre would you place your books into?
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
Vampires. I have loved vampires since I was seven years old and decided that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
Out of all of my books, my favourite character is still my very first – Reid Ashton from Born Dark. I think because he was the first character who came alive in my mind, he’ll always have a special place in my heart.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes, I love getting reviews and every time I find a new one, it makes my day.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I’ll pick a working title to start with but sometimes the story will play out differently than I’d planned and I’ll change the title once the book is finished.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
Names I get from baby name websites – I like picking the slightly odd names. And places…well all my books are set in Scotland in one way or another because that’s where I live so I just stick to what’s real.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
Names first. But I always have a good idea of who I want a character to be so I make sure the name fits. I think names are very important to the identity of a character – regardless of what Romeo and Juliet might say.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
Sometimes I’ll think of quirks I’d like my characters to have beforehand, and sometimes they just pick them up as I go along.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
Don’t bow down to bullies, and don’t trust the fae.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
Paperback all the way. I love the feel of the paper, the weight of the book in my hands, the smell of ink on a page.
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I may have read it four or five times and I will undoubtedly read it again in future.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
No, they never capture the essence of the book. The Beautiful Creatures movie was nothing like the book, it was awful.
Your favorite food is?
Your favorite singer/group is?
Nickelback is my long-standing love but My Chemical Romance will always take first place in my heart.
Your favorite color is?
Black. Like my heart. Muhahaha.
Your favorite Author is?
Cassandra Clare. I’ll read anything she writes.
Her books are dark fantasy romances, usually with a bad boy and a bad girl. Sometimes with zombies, sometimes vampires, sometimes other things.