Hey there Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome national bestselling author Eve Silver to our sites today.
Eve is the author of the paranormal romance series COMPACT OF SORCERERS ("Demon's Kiss" & "Demon's Hunger") and DARK GOTHIC ("Dark Desires", "His Dark Kiss", "Dark Prince", “His Wicked Sins” and “Seduced by a Stranger”), as well as the OTHERKIN/SINS series ("Sins of the Heart", "Sins of the Soul", "Sins of the Flesh" and her newest book "Body of Sin", which is being released on 8/23/11, and which we will be gladly helping to promote today). Eve also writes post-apocalyptic novels under the pseudonym Eve Kenin.
For those of you not familiar with Eve's OTHERKIN/SIN series, here's a look at the four books in the series:
3) When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Eve: I wrote my first book when I was nine. It was the story of an unwanted teddy bear that found a new and loving home. I actually sent that book to a publisher and received my very first rejection letter.
5) Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what musical artists help inspire the creative genius?
Eve: I don’t listen to music when I write, though I do take music breaks to recharge. I don’t have a specific playlist or a list of artists. But I get energized by a pounding beat with lots of bass.
6) What are some of your favorite T.V. shows and/or movies?
8) If you could have any one super power, what would it be and why?
10) What are 3 things that never fail to make you smile?
Eve: My husband; no matter how rough my day has been, he can always make me laugh. My kids’ laughter; when they laugh, I can’t help but smile. Sunshine.
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Now we'd like to ask you some questions about the OTHERKIN/SIN series.
In an effort to further his power and extend it more fully to the human realm, Sutekh sired four sons on three different human women. He raised those sons in different worlds until they were grown and could take their rightful places as princes among his army of soul reapers. Dagan is the hero of book 1, SINS OF THE HEART. He was trapped in the Underworld, raised by demi-demons, never learning of his human heritage until he was grown. That left him with a few problems with emotion.
Alastor is the hero of book 2, SINS OF THE SOUL. He was raised by a wealthy, titled human family until Sutekh blew in like a storm and ripped Alastor’s sheltered, privileged world to shit. Which left Alastor with a fetish for order—he likes to be in control.
But Lokan is the son of an Underworld god. There’s a chance to bring him back and his brothers want to do exactly that. Throughout the three books readers learned of his suffering, and the feedback I heard was that everyone wanted Lokan’s story. In BODY OF SIN readers get that story.
12) Where do you get your information or ideas for the OTHERKIN/SIN series?
Eve: I started out wondering how the mythologies and Underworld tales of all cultures and religions could fit into a single Underworld. I wondered about turning things upside down: What if the villains were the heroes? I wondered what would happen if the only person you could trust was your enemy. And I started writing SINS OF THE HEART (book 1). Then I followed threads of mythological reference and became immersed in stories and lore of Japanese mythology and that inspired many elements in SINS OF THE SOUL (book 2). By that point, the world was quite vast, and I drew on that vastness as I wrote SINS OF THE FLESH (book 3).
14) What can we expect as the series progresses?
Eve: I always write strong heroines, lots of action and, of course, sexy, dark, tortured heroes ;-)
15) If you could spend the day with one of your characters from the OTHERKIN series, who would you pick and why?
Eve: I’d love to have a girls’ day with all my heroines. I think it would be fun to just hang out.
16) Is there a character in the series that you are finding it a challenge to write about?
Eve: Lokan was challenging because of all he had suffered. How to write him in an authentic manner that would acknowledge and respect all he had been through?
17) What are some qualities you feel all heroes and heroines should have?
Eve: A code of honor, even if it’s a little off-beat.
18) Your book covers are amazing! Who does your art?
Eve: The Otherkin/Sins covers were created by Harlequin. The covers of my self-published digital titles (HIS DARK KISS and TRINITY BLUE) were created by my husband.
19) What's next for Eve Silver? What do you have planned in the upcoming months?
Eve: I’m currently working on a couple of projects that have me very excited. They’re super secret right now, but I promise to post deets on my website very soon.
12) Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
Eve: Thank you for reading my stories. You rock!
Eve, thank you so much for spending time with us today! We’re looking forward to the release of "Body of Sin" and hope to have you back on Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTION in the future.
Eve: Thanks so much for having me. It’s been a blast.
If you would like to find out more about Eve and the OTHERKIN/SIN series, you can visit her at any of the sites below.
Eve's Website: http://www.evesilver.net/
CONTEST: Eve is giving away a copy of any one (1) of her first three books ("Sins of the Heart", "Sins of the Souls" or "Sins of the Flesh") to a lucky Book Monster follower. Winner's choice what book they would prefer.
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