Starting October off with a BANG with an interview with Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author HP Mallory and the opportunity for TWO lucky followers to win their very own copy of To Kill A Warlock or Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
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Ok right off the bat you have to know just how much I LOVE this author and her two series. She writes an amazing story that had me smiling for days!! So without further ado, here's HP Mallory......
When you're not writing, what books do you enjoy reading? What author or series would you highly recommend people to read?
Well, I’ve been reading a lot of indie fiction lately. I read the first books by Zoe Winters, Kept, and Amanda Hocking, My Blood Approves, and just finished a great book by Tina Folsom, Samson’s Lovely Mortal. For more information on indie authors, please check out my sister site: http://www.indieurbanfantasy.com/ . As far as urban fantasy series are concerned, I loved loved loved the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and the earlier works of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series.
What would you most want readers to know about you and your books?
I think it’s important for people to know I’m an indie author and therefore have to really push to get my books noticed. It seems that the marketplace is really switching to allow more indies spotlight in a realm that was previously monopolized by traditionally published authors which is a pretty amazing statement. I love the fact that the choice on what to read is really now in the hands of readers themselves, rather than agents and publishers. It’s really cool when I see my books listed right next to traditionally published authors and I can’t help but feel proud especially since I’ve worked very hard to get them there!
What kind of insight would you offer to help readers to better understand your characters?
Well, nothing is ever easy with any of my characters—they face the same issues that everyone faces, whether that be insecurity or jealousy, etc. I think it’s super important to ensure that all characters are flawed in some way. I’m not sure if I answered your question…LOL
What made you decide to write your series as a paranormal romance and urban fantasy?
I love reading in these genres and after reading quite a few series or intros to series, I thought I definitely had a story in me that I’d love to bring to the world! I love writing paranormals because you can be as creative as you want. There are no steadfast rules so my imagination knows no limits.
Where did you get your ideas behind the Dulcie ONeil and Jolie Wilkins series from? What was your hope in writing them? How did you come up with each of the different characters personalities?
With Jolie, I wanted to create a person who people could really relate to. And I wanted to write a character who was in the process of finding herself. So many urban fantasy novels have lead heroines who are strong and kick ass from the get go. I wanted to write a character who wasn’t like that at all but learned to become independent and really, to love herself. For Dulcie, I went the opposite direction. I wanted to write about a fairy in law enforcement but I wanted to break the ideals of what a fairy is and means. And I think Dulcie is a pretty unique fairy--she’s quick tempered, strong, independent and funny. But, at the same time, she has major flaws, one of those being that she’s hung up on an ex.
What was your favorite part about writing each series? Which characters do you feel a close connection to? Which scene had you the most excited to write?
I really enjoyed writing both books although Dulcie’s book was easier to write because I think it’s less complicated and it’s shorter. My favorite part about the Dulcie series is when Knight drinks a potion and becomes a horn ball. I just thought it was really fun to write. In the Jolie series, I loved writing about the fairy village. I felt like I got to really stretch my imagination. I definitely relate more to Jolie because I’m nothing like Dulcie although I do admire her.
What can readers have to look forward to the upcoming books?
Well, I have a release date for the next Jolie book—Jan 1. And, while some questions will be answered, others won’t. The next Jolie book will really delve into the characters’ relationships with one another and will also have a big surprise. I’m also in the process of working on a graphic novel (think comic book) rendition of To Kill A Warlock. My artist and I have just pieced together chapter one and so far, it’s looking great. I believe we will release about 3-4 chapters at a time.
If anyone would like more information on me or my books, please check out my website: http://www.hpmallory.com/
Thanks for the interview!
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
I recently read HP Mallory's two books To Kill A Warlock and Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble and COMPLETELY fell in love with them. To share that love, here's your chance to win a copy for yourself :)
I have a copy of each book to giveaway to TWO winners. That's right TWO WINNERS !!
To enter, all you need to do is be a follower of both my blog and HP Mallory's Author Blog and click on the below link