Dianne Sylvan Interview Intro:
Hello everyone! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are proud to welcome Dianne Sylvan back to our sites today.
Dianne lives in Austin, Texas, has two beautiful yet neurotic cats – Owen and Stella, and enjoys wasting time away on Facebook and Twitter, dancing, shopping for cookbooks, collecting blank journals, drinking gigantic margaritas, idolizing her MacBook, and spending time with friends.
Her SHADOW WORLD series currently consists of “Queen of Shadows” “Shadowflame”, and “Shadow’s Fall”, which was just released TODAY.
For those of you not yet familiar with Dianne’s series, here’s a little overview of the books:
under control, David discovers that Miranda’s powers may affect the vampire world too…
As if complicated vampire politics and a rising music career weren’t enough, an enigmatic but powerful force from David’s past appears, leaving a wake of chaos and uncertainty for the Pair’s fledgling relationship. Miranda begins to realize how little she really knows about her husband. But when an assassin begins targeting her friends and allies, the Pair must track down the killer, even as their lives hang in the balance…
The entire Signet Council has descended upon Austin for its ten-year summit, bringing with it Prime James Hart of the Northeast, a sworn enemy come to take his revenge on those who defied him. But Miranda and David receive an unexpected offer of help from David's sire, an ancient and
powerful vampire with knowledge that may be their salvation-or their doom.
So… if you want a series that has incredible action, sensual romance, and “delightfully nerdy vampires”, you must check out SHADOW WORLD!
Now that we’ve given you a sneak peek into the series and told you a bit about Dianne, how about we get to the Interview so we can see what she’s been up to since we last spoke!??
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Hi Dianne! We’re very happy to have you back with us today. Happy Release Day!!
DIANNE: Thanks! I’m glad to be back.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Since we asked you most of our good staple ice breaker questions last time, we dug out a few other funs ones and then we’ll get right to the new release.
Q1): If you were told the world would end in 24 hours, what would you use your last hours for?
DIANNE: I would gather as many of my loved ones around me as possible. Then we’d all get drunk.
Q3): If your house was on fire, what book would you want to make sure and save from the inferno?
DIANNE: Wow, just one? That’s tough. I’d save my cats first, and my laptop - I can replace books. But if had a hand free I’d grab my signed copy of The Spiral Dance.
Q4): What was the last great movie that you watched?
DIANNE: The last movie I saw in theaters was Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. On DVD, I just watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 the other day. I could watch that series 1000 times…actually I think I have.
Q6): Congratulations on the release of “Shadow’s Fall”. Were there any pleasant (or unpleasant) surprises during the writing, editing or release of the book?
DIANNE: Shadow’s Fall was a lot harder to write than the previous two books in the series. I ended up gutting the first half and rewriting most of it, which was a harrowing experience, but I really love how it turned out.
Q7): Is “Shadow’s Fall” still the last book in this branch of the series? Have you started a spin off by any chance and/or have plans changed and will there be additional books?
DIANNE: Oh, no, there are definitely more books coming. At least two. I’m halfway through the fourth book, which we’ve titled Of Shadow Born. There will be at least one more after that.
Q8): What were some of the challenges in bringing the SHADOW WORLD to life?
DIANNE: There’s a lot going on in this series. It’s a challenge to keep all the threads from tangling up. In Shadow’s Fall, for example, you have this big meeting of all the powerful vampires from all over the world, including one that’s my main character’s arch enemy; then there’s a big music festival going on in Austin that Miranda is performing in; meanwhile they’re still trying to figure out what exactly was going on in the last book. Then it gets even more complicated.
Q9): What are you the most proud of with regards to the series thus far?
DIANNE: I’m really proud with Miranda’s character development so far. She started out as a victim and a crazy person without much hope, and she’s evolved into an extremely powerful woman who continues to find new strength under horrible circumstances.
Q10): What’s up next for Dianne Sylvan? Any word on your Spiritual Nomad courses or anything else you’d like to make sure and tell your readers and fans while we have you here today?
DIANNE: I just recently finished running the first round of the Spiritual Nomad course, which lasted six weeks; once I’ve had time to tweak it I’ll be running it again.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Dianne, thank you so much again for being with us again today. We’re very happy to help you promote the new release and the series and hope that we’ve turned some new readers on to your work.
DIANNE: Thank you again! It’s been a pleasure.
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