As part of my efforts to drum up some publicity for The Lesser Evil, I have signed myself up to Orangeberry Book Tours, which allows writers with blogs to host each other on their sites. This is more than just an obligation, however: I am genuinely thrilled to throw open the doors to my blog and hear from other writers. To build up professional and social networks in this way is a profoundly exciting opportunity, and I am chuffed to be participating.
Today’s post is an interview with author Shannon Meyer, who wrote the urban fantasy Dark Waters. Welcome, Shannon!
Two sisters, one of them kidnapped + Two gorgeous men.
+ A legendary prophecy =
Monsters, magic, deception and sensuality.
Be prepared to dive into Dark Waters!
What the readers have said
“Right from the beginning this story explodes.”
Author of the Vicarage Bench Series, Mimi Barbour
” . . don’t expect to be lulled to sleep, this story doesn’t stop moving. As fast as it is happening for our protagonist, Quinn, is as fast as Mayer takes us along for the ride.”
Kriss Morton, Reader
“The premise is an interesting mix of original and classic . . . the familial bonds and an emerging love triangle are really what drive the story and give it more dimension. Highly recommend!”
Author of The Slave Girl Chronicles, JC Andrijeski
“Whoop, Whoop I loved it! Strong characters, Strong plot, great action. I think I may have found Ms. Mayer’s M.O. . . this book is a real page turner.”
Amber Spedding (Reader)
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Genre – Urban Fantasy
Rating – PG
More details about the author
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What inspired you to want to become a writer? I think it runs in my blood, my mother fed that by encouraging me to read books way beyond my age which only pushed me further into the world of the imagination. So, I guess it’s my mom’s fault.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? A veterinarian for a long time. I was always told that there wasn’t a real job in being a writer, it was what you did for fun or a hobby. Then I grew up and realized that my stories were not only cool ideas, but that with some effort and learning, my writing wasn’t half bad either ;p
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. Anytime I get a 4 or 5 star review, I just feel the flush of knowing that what I’m doing/writing, is making people happy. That is an incredible feeling.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? The sequel to “Dark Waters”, “Dark Isle” will be out in June if all continues to go well, then I have the third book in that trilogy set to be released in July. After that I have two standalone full length novels, (both urban fantasy) set to be released. In September is “Priceless” the story of a Tracker who hunts down children kidnapped by supernaturals, and in December “The Chronicles of Sin” follows Toni, a woman who carries Gluttony within her and how she sets out to free herself from her vice.
Please tell us, in one sentence only, why we should read your book. Does a run-on sentence count? Crap, was that it? Okay, okay, I’ve got it. “Dark Waters” should be read by you . . . because . . .you love fantasy blended with Irish mythology, blended with monsters and sexy men. Okay, does that work? ;p
What is your dream cast for your book? Oooh. That is a hard one! Let me see if I can do them justice.
Quinn Elisha Cuthbert
Ashling Blake Lively
Luke Gabriel Sotto
Bres Ian Somerhalder
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? Not really, though I was listening to the Transformers Score while I wrote. Love the orchestra, the power of the music really inspired me.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters? A few, but I ain’t saying more than that, too incriminating!
What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had? ROFL! Well, I did have this vague idea to blend vampires and pirates, but it faded once the laughter from my writing group subsided.
How do you react to a bad review? It’s just a part of the process. If there is constructive words, take them, try to apply them to my writing. That’s all you can do, everyone is entitled to their opinion, you just have to as an author, suck it up and take the good with the bad. If you can’t, you’re probably in the wrong business.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? Dreams are meant to be chased. So chase them and know that you are following the path that God laid out for you.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Just keep at it, the only way you will fail is if you give up. Don’t worry about hard critiques and one star ratings, all authors get them, in fact, I would warrant that until you get a one star rating, you are still a baby in this business :-)
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why? I like where I am right now. It’s a great and fascinating world that I for one can’t get enough of. Much as I truly love history and all it has to offer, I like it right where I am. Again, boring, I know, but it’s the truth.