Monday, April 29, 2013

Review & Interview: Bite Me, Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann

Welcome to author, Brooklyn Ann who joins us today as she promotes her debut novel, Bite Me, Your Grace. Enjoy her interview after my thoughts on the book.

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Date of publication: April 2013

England's "vampire craze" causes much vexation for the Lord Vampire of London, Ian Ashton. To save his reputation, Ian enlists aspiring authoress Angelica Winthrop without realizing she has hidden plans of her own.

Angelica Winthrop's life goal is to ruin her reputation, avoid marriage, and become a gothic authoress like her idol, Mary Shelley. To find inspiration for her new story, she breaks into the home of Ian Ashton, Duke of Burnrath, not knowing she will be coming up against the Lord Vampire of London. Romance sparks and reputations are at stake. But who knows the real difference between fact and fiction?

My take:

Bite Me, your Grace is the debut offering from Brooklyn Ann.  As you can guess from the title, the book is a paranormal romance involving vampires.  The book was a very quick read and very engaging.  I liked the world that the author is building with this series.  What I especially enjoyed was the way the author wove in historical literary figures into the book.  

Ian and Angelica were a great match.  I loved Angelica and her willingness to be her own person, despite the rules of society.  The more I read about that time, the less I think I could survive it.  It seems stifling.  The love story was nice.  I have to admit that I was glad the "falling out" between the lovers was not dragged out for too long.  Having the H & H be at odds for too long can get tedious.  

Bite Me, Your Grace is a good and well-written first book. The ending acts as a set up for the next book. I look forward to reading more about this world in One Bite Per Night which comes out later this year..  

Kari& Autumn: What inspired you to become a writer?

Brooklyn: Nothing really “inspired” me to become a writer. I’ve always had a vivid imagination and never outgrew daydreams. I always wrote stories but never thought about it until a few years ago. I was going to be a paleontologist, a rock star, a painter, a mechanic…actually I really WAS the last two. But I never quit writing. When I stopped and realized how happy I was writing, I figured out that that was what I was supposed to be doing.

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

Brooklyn: Usually in times and places where I’m supposed to be doing something else. I’ll be cooking, cleaning, running errands, at work or school, etc. Often I hear a song and see a story.

Kari& Autumn: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Brooklyn: Well, there will definitely be more regency paranormal romance novels on the way. I’m currently in edits with book 2 and finishing the first draft of book 3. I also have a New Adult paranormal romance series and a heavy metal romance series in the works.

Kari& Autumn: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

Brooklyn: Literary with a capital “L?” Probably Sug Avery from THE COLOR PURPLE. She brought so much joy and knowledge to everyone she encountered. And she remained her own person until the end.
Kari& Autumn: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Brooklyn: A pampered housecat. To be able to eat, sleep, and play whenever I want would be awesome. Also, the love and affection I’d receive from my human would be priceless. 

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1 comment:

Brooklyn Ann said...

Thanks so much for having me today!