Since I adore paranormal romance so much, I’ve been really keen on getting into an urban fantasy series. Sometimes you need a bomb-ass plot to take center stage rather than the romance. Not only are the covers stunning for this series, but it sounds phenomenal. Definitely a hard add to my TBR list!
If I could, I’d be standing here with a trumpet to announce the next author on my blog for interviews! This will be Holly Evans’s second time on my blog, and I’m thrilled to have her back. She’s recently had a book release, and is such a wonderful human being. If you aren’t following her, you’re missing out.
I’m also thrilled to have her interview sharing a space on my blog during the release of Lovers and Liars Book 3!
So, last week I was tagged by the fabulous Holly Evans (@ShadowChaosFox) on twitter to answer a tarot-based questionnaire, and I’m IN LOVE WITH THE IDEA. As a tarot card reader myself, of course the idea appealed to me. The original has 22 questions, one for each of the Major Arcana, and can be found here, on author Angela D’Onofrio’s blog.
Since I’m only just getting back to reading and writing with my concussed brain, it’ll be easier to answer one question at a time, but I’m eager to start! So, without further ado, we’re off to The Fool!
My author interviews aren’t strictly for authors who are currently published. Meet Holly Evans, an indie author who specializes in the paranormal and is putting out the first book in her three part series soon! She’s an active little lady on twitter, so make sure you pop over and say haaaaay after the interview.
Without further ado, Miss Holly Evans, ladies and gents!
- What was your first experience with writing?
Hmm, I went to a Catholic school when I was very little (up until I was 9) and we had to write our own take on a Christian parable. We also had to write our own fairytale. It was an interesting challenge for a little kid, trying to make something new from something I was already so familiar with. I don’t remember the parable I worked with, but I know I loved the princess and the pea at the time (I was maybe 6) so that was the fairytale I went with.
- Did you enjoy writing in school?
We didn’t do much creative writing in school. I despised literature analysis, I felt as though the teacher was inserting themselves and their high flown ideas onto the text. They were looking for things that stroked their own ego. I did really enjoy writing essays and such though. I didn’t come to creative writing properly until I was in my 20’s.
- How do you get through days when you just can’t write a single thing?
I try to focus on other things, I’ll plan if I can form the ideas in my mind. Or I’ll walk away completely, get out the flat, head out to a bar, rant at my poor husband! I try to make sure that the pressure and the stress is minimal, it quickly becomes a vicious cycle if I’m not careful. So if I can’t write, I don’t force it, I step away and do other things. If it extends past a day then I usually end up going on a big reading kick where I devour books until i feel I can write again.
- Tell me a little about your upcoming release.
I’ll be releasing the first three books in the Infernal Hunt series. It’s a paranormal thriller series that follows the twins Evelyn and Quin. They’re hunters, their role is to keep the supernal community of Prague in line. Usually that’s as simple as putting down rogue lycans, keeping the redcaps from killing too many tourists, nothing too difficult. Of course everything changes with the first book, Infernal Ties. Quin heads out to put down a rogue lycan, but he doesn’t come back. That leads to Evie doing whatever it takes to get him back, the end result is the beginning of a much larger story where their lives are never the same again. I can’t say too much more! It is a quick-paced, actiony story that gets quite dark.
- What are you most excited about with this upcoming release?
Is it bad if I say getting the cover art? I love art, especially cover art. Aside from the art, it’s sharing the characters with the world and dancing around while I hope people love them as much as I do. I’m all about my characters and I really want a Lysander for myself!
Here’s a spot to pimp one of your writer friends… GO! (Or to gush about a recent fave read)
This is where I get to gush about a writer friend. It has to be Jessica Wynn, she’s currently writing Within, which is a tense, atmospheric, paranormal thriller. She’s serialised it and is posting chapters as she writes them on Juke Pop. The premise is really fun and interesting, I’m really enjoying how tense she makes everything and as a reader I’m not quite sure what’s going on – in the best possible way. I look forward to reading more chapters and definitely recommend it to everyone.
Infernal Ties: Book 1 of the Infernal Hunt series.
Quin had gone out on a routine hunt. All he had to do was put down a rogue lycan. He didn’t come back.
Evie’s Quin’s twin. They’re hunters. They keep the supernal community of Prague in line, but this time they’ve failed, and someone (or something) has taken Quin. It’s down to Evie to turn the city upside down and do whatever it takes to get her twin back, before it’s too late.
Holly Evans is a bubbly, passionate writer of paranormal thrillers. She throws herself whole-heartedly into everything she does, whether that’s creating a delightfully evil elf or discovering new coffees to savour. When she isn’t writing she enjoys finding new bars, restaurants, and relaxing watching action movies with her husband.