Guest Blogger: Viki Lyn
Jun 21, 2011 Filed under: chat/contest, guest blogger, m/m
Today author Viki Lyn joins us to talk about her brand new book and help us get to know her better.
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a free ebook from her backlist.
Tell us about your new release.
Fighting Chance is the second book in my m/m vampire series Chances. Corbin Hamilton is a vampire slayer (Kresnik) that has the responsibility of keeping an eye on vampire, Johan. Johan is taking an experimental anti-vampire serum, hoping to turn back into a human. Much to Corbin’s irritation, he’d rather killed the bloodsucker, not rehab him. Yet, he can’t ignore the sexual tension between them. It’s thick and rife with obstacles.
What happens when a slayer begins to desire his enemy?
I didn’t set out to write this book, but when I finished the last chapter of the first book in the series – Last Chance – the story between Johan and Corbin had to be told! Plus I received tons of fan mail asking for their story.
What is your favorite genre to write? What other genres do you enjoy?
I love writing male/male romances, both contemporary and paranormal. I have written a few historical romances (under another pen name!), and I enjoyed researching the different time periods.
I get asked this a lot, and really, all my characters have a special place in my heart. My parents didn’t play favorites, and that’s how I’ve come to view my characters, as my children!
Is there a style or genre of writing that you haven’t tired yet but you’d like to explore?
I would like to write a fantasy novel. My paranormals are very close to fantasy in the way I approach world building. I’d almost name them para-fantasy, but I’d love to write a story with elves and dwarves and wizards!
How do you make time in your life for writing?
This is my career so I’m blessed that I don’t have to work 8 to 5. That doesn’t mean I write every day. My creative self is fickle! I see myself as an ocean wave. Crashing forward and then receding – crashing forward – receding. My friends and family come first. Then my writing… I’m lucky to publish three books a year because it takes me a while for the story to unfold in my head. I live with my characters 24/7 until the story is completed. When I’m not writing, it doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking about the characters or the storyline.
What do you like to read? Do you have some favorite authors?
I enjoy reading across genres, mysteries topping the list. I collect DC comics and Japanese manga (yaoi), and these give me my quick-fix reads. On my nightstand is a mystery by Rennie Airth, River of Darkness. It was nominated for the Edgar Award. The setting is England after WWI. I enjoy historical mysteries, and Jacqueline Winspear writes beautifully. She has a mystery series I’d highly recommend – Masie Dobbs.
Meeting friends for coffee and dessert and watching a movie on Netflix.
Choose six adjectives to describe yourself.
Casual, curious, odd, optimistic, impulsive, nerdy
Describe the perfect meal.
Roast beef and vegetables cooked by my grandfather (he was an incredible cook!), served with a Cabernet, and afterwards, espresso and a piece of lemon cake.
If you were a dessert what would you be and why?
Lemon Meringue Pie – sweet but with a tangy aftertaste!
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