Good morning Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are proud to have bestselling, award winning author Devyn Quinn with us today!
Her latest release, “Darkness Descending”, VAMPIRE ARMAGEDDON Book #1, was just released on 8/2/11 and has received incredible reviews. It’s been referred to as: “Fantastic”, “Ingenious”, and “A paranormal junkie’s dream” among other things.
Do you we have your attention yet? Good! How about we tell you a little bit about an upcoming release in one of Devyn’s other series too!?
“Siren’s Desire”, DARK TIDES Book #3, is due out in February of 2012 and looks to be just as captivating and intoxicating as everything else Devyn has released to date.
O.K, so now that we’ve proven that pretty much anything by Devyn is amazing, let’s find out a little bit more about her and her books direct from the source.
Devyn: Thanks for the invite. I’m thrilled to be here.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: We like to start out by getting to know our guest author a bit more, and then we’ll dig into the books.
Q1): Can you tell us 3 things about yourself that we can't find out on the internet?
Devyn: Hmm. Out here in the middle of god-forsaken farming community, the only thing a girl was expected to do was marry a farmer and have some kids. The fact that I wanted to grow up and write books just didn’t sit well with my parents. They could not fathom the idea of someone who did their work sitting in front of a computer. They still can’t, LOL, and would much rather I found another career. Law or medicine would have suited them just fine. Writing, not so much.
Q3): If you could live your childhood over again, 1) Would you? And 2) What would you want to change and/or make sure to do?
Devyn: I have no particular interest in revisiting my childhood. For one, I stepped in a rattlesnake nest when I was 6 years old, and almost lost my leg! So I’d rather not go back, unless maybe I could change that day I got bit by those snakes and undo all the nerve damage from the surgery! I would also start writing earlier, and pay more attention in my English classes!
Q7): Do you have a specific routine you follow when you write, or things you must have with you to get the creative juices flowing?
Q9): What’s your guilty pleasure?
Devyn: My iPad!!! They are outrageously expensive but I wanted one. I ate cereal for weeks to afford one, LOL.
Q10): What’s the one legacy that you hope to leave your readers with?
Devyn: That they were entertained and felt my books were worth the price they paid.
Q13): How many books do we have to look forward to in VAMPIRE ARMAGEDDON? Can you tell us a little bit about what we might have to look forward to as the series progresses?
Devyn: Right now I have three under contract, but it could go to more books if the sales are good and the readers are there. Right now, it’s an evolving storyline that will see Jesse Burke embracing and learning to use her inner demon to fight others, who are now, essentially, her own kind.
Q14): The cover of “Darkness Descending” is gorgeous! Who did your art?
Devyn: It was done by the NAL art department. I don’t have a specific name of the artist, but I will mention that she took what I had in mind and got it down almost exactly to what I asked form. I am hoping that will continue with the cover of Darkness Awakening.
Q15): What are your favorite type of scenes to write (love, suspense, dialogue, etc)?
Devyn: Love scenes are the hardest, and are very slow for me. The rest I can zip through pretty fast. Action slows me down sometimes, trying to get what I see in my head on paper in a manner the reader will understand.
Q16): “Siren’s Desire” sounds great! How many books do you have planned for the DARK TIDES series? Can you tell us a little bit about what we might expect as this series continues?
Devyn: Dark Tides was proposed as a trilogy and that book will tie it up. Although my editor has mentioned more mermaids, I can’t imagine doing any more at this time. Later on, I may revisit the world, but with a new cast of characters.
Q17): Do you have any plans to continue the KITH & KYNN series?
Devyn: Kensington declined to publish a third Kynn book, and I have no plans to continue it at this time. Later, I might revisit the Kynn world and self-publish.
Q18): What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview but have never been asked, and how would you answer that question?
Devyn: Why did you get that Reaper tattoo? The answer is, I like the Grim Reaper and all things Goth and have several!
Q19): What’s up next for Devyn Quinn? What do you have planned outside of “Siren’s Desire” in the near future?
Devyn: I am writing on Darkness Awakening, as well as working with my agent to develop a new UF series. We’re pleased with the direction it is taking and are hoping to have some good news to announce very soon.
Q20): Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
Devyn: Thanks for being there, and I hope you continue to check out my work.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Thank you so much Devyn! It’s been incredible having you with us today, and we’re very excited for the chat later this evening! We hope that we’ve tuned some new readers into your amazing work, and we can’t wait to see what you dish up for us next. We would love to have you back for the release of “Siren’s Desire”, in February if you’d be interested!! J
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Devyn is graciously offering up Darkness Descending to a winner from Book Monster Reviews.
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