Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Author Interview: Amazon by Vanessa North

Today we are pleased to have an interview with author Vanessa North.  She is promoting her book, Amazon (The Ushers, Book One).  Welcome Vanessa!

Make sure to check out her giveaway at the end of the post!

Title: Amazon (The Ushers, Book One)
Author: Vanessa North
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Length: 54,000 words
Genre(s): Erotic Paranormal Romance (Action, F/F/M)
Heat Level: Sizzling

Available at:
Coming Oct 12 from Musa Publishing


Jack's routine investigation of rogue wolf sightings threatens to uncover both Bianca's secrets and her passionate nature. Can she trust him enough to make the sacrifice her destiny demands?

Born albino, Bianca was spared death in infancy when her mother found safe haven among the ghosts and misfits of Amazon Pack. As Guardian of Amazon, she protects the hidden pack with a ferocity that belies her delicate appearance.

Kari: What inspired you to become a writer?

Vanessa: I have always loved writing and reading, and just thought I'd give it a try! Being a stay at home mom, I had the kind of flexible schedule that made "a little writing every day" easy-ish to accomplish, and it all just rolled from there! There were a couple of false starts that make me cringe to read them now, but I kept working at it and the rest is history.

Kari: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?

Vanessa: Usually I have something I want to write about in some way, a larger concept theme, and then I wait until the characters show up in my imagination that suit the story I had in mind. Other times, I can be inspired by a place or a person.

Kari: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Vanessa: The sequel to Amazon, of course, United, is due out December 21st, and I also have some other projects coming out in the meant time: a novella for Musa Publishing's shared world series "The Wiccan Haus" called Shifter's Dance coming in November, and a science fiction courtroom drama (with pirates! and boxing!)called "Fight or Flight" for Liquid Silver Books coming out December 10.

Kari: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

Vanessa: Oh, I have so many! It's so hard to pick one. Since it's October, and men all over are growing out their Octobeards, I'm going to choose Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. She's funny and smart and provides some awesome quotables: "He who hath a beard is more than a youth. He who hath no beard is less than a man. He who is more than a youth is not for me. He who is less than a man? I am not for him." Shakespeare had the makings of a great romance heroine in her. (for the record, I'm a full-blown pogonophile, I love beards!)

Kari: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Vanessa: Let's see, looking around my house right now there are dogs sleeping on my favorite couch and on the bed, only disturbed for food, play, and cuddles. I wouldn't mind that life!

Thanks Vanessa!

About the author:

Vanessa North was born in New England but moved to the South as a teenager, where she learned to appreciate biscuits and gravy, bluegrass, and that most welcome of greetings: “Hey y’all!” She has a degree in Mass Communication but has long since abandoned journalism in favor of writing romance. Instead of telling the news, V would rather tell stories.

Vanessa has a voracious appetite for books and loves all kinds. She writes obsessively: every day brings new ideas and stories to tell. When she’s not buried in a book—hers or someone else’s—you can find her taking thousands of photographs of the people she loves.

She lives in Northwest Georgia with her handsome husband, not-quite-civilized twin boy-children, and a pack of dogs.

Contact Vanessa at:

The rest of her tour stops can be found here.

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