Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Author Interview & Free ebook: Juli D. Revezzo
About the Author:
Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world--slightly askew. She has been published in short form, and recently released her debut paranormal romance novel Passion’s Sacred Dance.
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
I'm a plantser so I do a little of both. I might start out with a line and want to see where it takes me, and sometimes that journey may need a more detailed map down the road.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
All the time, pesky characters! :)
What is your favourite food?
Italian. I am particularly fond of lasagna. ;)
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Lately, I'm in the middle of some revisions so I've been burning more of the midnight oil.
Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
I'd like to go to Italy or Ireland, because my ancestors are from Italy, and Ireland, well, I feel a kind of nostalgic, daydreamy connection to the country.
Do distant places feature in your books?
Yes, actually. My heroine in PASSION'S SACRED DANCE, Stacy, has ancestors from Ireland who insert themselves into the story from time to time.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Sometimes. My mood and the tone of the story often dictates my listening choices. While I worked on Passion's Sacred Dance I listened to a lot of Heart as well as some Celtic flavored music like Lorenna McKennit (no shock there, I'm sure).
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
Passion's Sacred Dance is a paranormal romance about a woman who controls a sacred battleground. When a warrior of the Tuatha dé Danann comes to her and requests use of that ground she finds she may not have a choice but to hand it over. However, if the wrong side gains control, the world as she knows it will be in deep trouble.
What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?
That publishing sometimes moves a lot slower than you'd like and no matter how much you worry, there's a great deal of luck involved.
Is there anything you would do differently?
I've always been a huge Heart fan, but alas, I have not seen them as much as I'd like to have. If I could I probably would've gone to every single show--period. ;) In terms of what I might've done different in my writing career? I may've self published a little sooner than I did (I self-published my first novel, The Artist's Inheritance).
Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?
First and foremost my stories, particularly Passion's Sacred Dance, are influenced by Celtic Mythology. Then I'd have to say the works of Michael Moorcock as well as that of indie author Jolene Dawe.
Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
Keep trying. No matter how difficult it seems, don't give up. Keep learning, keep writing and sending your stuff out. And be ready to tear your own book to shreds--I mean, revise extensively. ;) It's the only way you'll succeed. And don't let anyone--especially yourself--tell you you can't!
What are three words that describe you?
Tenacious, determined and creative.
What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
My favorite writer is Michael Moorcock and I love his Elric series! If it wasn't for that series, I wouldn't be a writer.
Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book
Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise--but can she trust him?
Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help--even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.
If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron's budding love might only complicate things.
PASSION’S SACRED DANCE is available at Amazon | Amazon UK
The ebook is free from Sep 24-28.
List of previous books if any:
I've also penned The Artist's Inheritance and Caitlin's Book of Shadows, the first two installments in my paranormal fantasy series Antique Magic, and a short supernatural Gothic fantasy story by the name of House of Cards.
Any websites/places readers can find you on the web.
Yes. Your readers can learn more about PASSION’S SACRED DANCE, the Harshad Wars series and all my other works at http://julidrevezzo.com