Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing
Date of Publication: 9/13/2016
Word Count: 65000
Cover Artist: Steven Novak
Some cravings can’t be denied.
Werewolf Laina Flynn longs to break from the patriarchal expectations of Fireborn pack. A successful entrepreneur, she doesn’t have time to be bossed around by her alpha brother, Silas, let alone to act as a proper werewolf princess.
But when a wolf is found murdered on Fireborn shifting grounds, Laina will do anything to protect her pack, even if it means posing as a waitress at a club that flies in the face of her feminist ideals. Unfortunately, her inner wolf marks the club’s owner, Kyle “The King” Kingsley, as her vice—her metaphysical addiction. He becomes a hunger she can’t ignore…one that could threaten her life, her family, and her pack.
About the Author:
Genevieve Jack is a registered nurse turned author of weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance. Coffee and wine are her biofuel: the love lives of vampires, shifters, and witches her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours thanks to her years at a high school rumored to be haunted. Although she calls the Midwest home, her heart belongs to the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog.
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
Every author has his or her own creative process somewhere on the spectrum of tightly outlined and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants spontaneous. My process is a hybrid of the two. I create a one page outline that includes inciting event, first major plot turn, midpoint, dark moment, second major plot turn, climax and resolution. Then I use the index card method to sketch out scenes that pop into my head when I think about the story and characters. This process can take me one to three days depending on how long I’ve had to mull over the story. That’s the planning part.
Once I start writing, the characters develop their own voice and tell me where the plot and scenes need to change. I sometimes hear a character say, “ I would never do that! I would never say that.” I almost always listen to the characters. This is when I let the story flow. I might rewrite large sections of a book if a character comes alive halfway through the novel and I need to change the story to fit the character.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
Yes. Often. I invite and encourage my characters to take over.
What is your favourite food?
Scones. A blueberry scone with a cappuccino is very close to heaven.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Both. I’m at my most creative before lunch and after dinner. The afternoon is dead to me.
Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
Europe. My grandfather immigrated from Alsace-Lorraine to Pennsylvania in 1908 and I’ve been fascinated with European history since I was a kid. My hope is to take an extended visit at some point and tour the continent.
Do distant places feature in your books?
All of my stories so far take place within the US.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Sometimes, but not habitually. I like to write in coffee shops and enjoy the white noise that comes with that environment.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
Vice is about a strong, independent woman, Laina Flynn, who also happens to be a werewolf princess. Werewolf society is a patriarchy, so Laina’s brother, Silas, has power over her as the alpha of the Fireborn pack. Although she is a DVM and owns her own veterinary hospital, her veins fill with acid every time she attempts to disobey her brother. Her deepest desire is to be her own alpha, free to make her own decisions.
But when an enemy of the Fireborn pack murders a wolf on Fireborn shifting grounds, Laina chooses to go into hiding to help protect her pack. Unfortunately, Kyle Kingsley, a former client, recognizes her and requires her to work for him in exchange for keeping her secret. Kyle owns Hunt Club, a place that flies in the face of Laina’s feminist ideals. But her self-righteousness doesn’t stand a chance when her inner wolf responds to Kyle as if he carries the moon in his pants. Turns out he’s her vice, her metaphysical addiction. Giving into her desires means vulnerability for herself, her family, and her pack. But she just can’t help herself.
What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?
Publishing is always changing. As soon as you think you know how to sell books, the ground shakes, all the staircases move, and suddenly you can’t reach your beloved readers. As an author, I’ve learned to write my best book, trust the characters and my instincts, and then be tearfully grateful for every single reader that gives me their time.
Is there anything you would do differently?
No. In the words of the great Edna Mode, “I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.”
Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?
Grimm’s fairytales, Tina Fey, Neil Gaiman, James Patterson, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, JR Ward, Charlaine Harris, the marvel universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, and spending too much time alone in the woods as a child.
Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
Have reasonable expectations. Help others as you climb.
What are three words that describe you?
Softhearted, creative, loyal
What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
It would be impossible for me to pick just one.
List of previous books if any
The Ghost and the Graveyard
Kick The Candle
Queen of the Hill
Mother May I
Any websites/places readers can find you on the web.
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