Hello, darlings! My guest today is Willow Rose, best-selling author and writer of Y/A paranormal romance. Her latest novel, Savage, book #1 in the Daughters of the Jaguar series, is coming out tomorrow (June 15).
Synopsis: The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden in the swamps of Florida. One life never the same. One love that becomes an obsession. Two destinies that will be forever entangled.
Savage is a young adult title with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.
Willow Rose writes YA Paranormal Romance and fantasy. Originally from Denmark she now lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. She is a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When she is not writing or reading she enjoys to watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Describe Savage in a sentence!
A beast carrying an ancient secret, a boy, a haunting girl, love, obsession, desire and a heart bound to be broken.
Tell as about your plans for the series (how many books will there be ?)
I am planning on doing a sort of a family saga. In the first book the characters are in their twenties, in the next they will be in their thirties and in the third one they will have grown kids of their own. This way you get to know the characters really well and you'll want to because they are really likable. I am also planning on doing a book about the female main character's childhood and maybe one about her sister as well. They are so interesting people and I adore them so much that I simply have to tell their stories.
Do you have any writing quirks or rituals (coffee, tea, a special place, music...)?
I drink lots of green tea and I sit on a big fluffy pillow.
Who inspired you to start writing? Who are your favorite authors/books?
I have always told stories to whoever would listen. In school I remember sitting in class during recess and telling stories to my friends making them forget that they were about to go out and play. Even my teacher would often listen in as well. I love spellbinding my audience. My favorite authors are Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. My favorite book is The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I read it as a child and that was when my imagination really took off. I have read it again and again since then.
Your advice to beginner writers:
Write, write and then write some more. The more you write the better you get. And never listen to anyone who thinks you can't do it.
Many thanks, Willow!
Willow has kindly offered one print copy and one ebook copy of SAVAGE to give away (INT'l for both). Since this giveaway is sponsored by Willow and we want to give her some exposure, following her blog, on Twitter and FB is mandatory. Fill in the Rafflecopter for your chance to win. I'll announce the winners on June 26 and email the winners.