As promised, here is the beautiful cover of Allure, a novel by the talented and fabulous Robin Woods. It’s her birthday today, so join me in wishing her a very happy birthday by liking or commenting on this post. Below the cover is some Q&A with the author.
My Interview with author Robin Woods
1. Tell us about Allure.
Allure is a prequel to The Watcher Series and is about Aleria “Ali” Hayes’ great-grandmother, Rosemond Le Clair. Rosemond is mentioned in the other novels, but now you get to see part of her story that even Ali doesn’t know. Since we are dealing with vampires, there are cross over characters despite the fact it takes place in 1928.
Here is the rough draft of the description:
In the midst of flappers, and a world gone wild with parties, the Watchers strive to protect the last in a line of powerful Seers, a task proving more difficult by the day.
When what begins as a brief assignment to escort the only remaining daughter of the Le Clair family to safety goes tragically awry, George Yates is thrust into a life or death struggle to protect his charge, Rosemond Le Clair. Cut off from the Watchers, not knowing who to trust, George and Rosemond must fight against fate itself for survival.
2. What’s next, after Allure is released?
While working on edits for Allure, I have been writing a fourth Watcher Series book tentatively named The Fallen. It takes place one year after The Sacrifice. I have two books planned in this story arc. I’m not sure what I’m doing after they are completed. I have ideas for a few spin offs. There will probably be a novella in there somewhere. I’ve also been approached to do some script writing. This might be a good fit, as dialog is my favorite thing to write.
3. When do you expect to release Allure?
4. Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing?
I am a full-time English teacher. The truth is I love teaching, and plan to continue indefinitely. I would love at some point to be able to cut down to a couple of periods and fill the rest of my time with writing. But I think that will be at least a few years off (maybe more).
5. Since publishing your first book, The Unintended, what else has been keeping you busy?
“Always on the go” is a little bit of an understatement for me. Besides teaching, I am a wife and mother of two children (ages three and six). As well as the Resident Hair & Make-Up Designer for Theatre and Dance at a local venue. Despite the demands of work and family, I have been able to release two more novels. No, I don’t sleep.
6. What would you consider your greatest success in writing thus far?
Having three, and almost four, novels under my belt I think is a success. With each book I try to give myself some new challenges. One of my worst fears is to become stagnant as a writer. I set two specific challenges for Allure:
- I set it in 1928; this required a lot more historical research.
- As with the other novels, it is written in first person, but I decided to use two perspectives. Keeping suspense when the audience knows what both the main characters are thinking was rather delightful.
7. What’s the last great book you read?
It’s difficult to pick. There are a few over the last year that I immediately reread. Yes, I’m that person. Most of the books I’ve read this year are Young Adult:
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Through the Ever Night (Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
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8. Happy birthday, by the way! (A cake for you, pictured above) Are you doing anything special today?
I may get to sneak out to lunch with a friend. No large celebration this year.
Where to find Robin & her books:
Amazon Profile & Books: http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Woods/e/B009H8V62C/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Personal Site: www.robinwoodsfiction.com
Tumblr BLOG: http://robinwoodsfiction.tumblr.com (Ask her questions here!)
Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13184962-the-unintended
Fan Site: http://robinwoodsfan.wordpress.com/