Friday, July 28, 2017

#authorinterview on Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews

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Book-related:

Please share a little bit about your current release.

A Vampire’s Tale focuses on heroine Marisa Clements who is a struggling writer. Unknown to her, a paranormal skeptic, a vampire has been influencing her life path. This is not any ordinary vampire. Corgan Halton is ancient and powerful with the ability to see the future. He wants to tell his story and end his life. He chooses Marisa to author his tale. But his presence in her life puts her into danger, the helpless target for Corgan's enemies. It takes a coordinated group (of wizards and vampires) effort to fight the enemy. During the progression of the story, Marisa and Corgan fall in love - the emotions intensified by the high-pressure, dangerous situation they find themselves in.

What inspired you to write this book?

I’ve always been fascinated with vampires. I’ve read the books, and watched countless movies and TV shows about them. They are fascinating creatures and, despite their blood-thirsty, murderous natures, Hollywood casts them as heroes. Every author has their own version. From “sleep in a coffin during the day and hunt at night” to the possibilities of day-walking and reproduction. Than you factor in their interactions with other supernaturals… I think some of the concepts bear more merit than others so I, too, created my own version.

Excerpt:

Marisa’s mind raced… “This is unbelievable.”

“What?” Corgan smirked. “The little you actually know about vampires?”

“For your information, I can tell the difference between truth and the Hollywood version.”

Corgan looked at her with a raised eyebrow.

“I can,” she insisted. “No coffins, blood with healing properties, flying, super speed, super strength, immortal, mind-reading, fortune-telling, death by sun…” She looked at him and tilted her head. “Why couldn't I compel you to leave my apartment that first night?”

“You could have, if that's what you'd really wanted.”

“Oh.”

“Can anyone enter the home of a vampire then?”

“Only if the property is in the name of an undead.”

“Is yours?”

“No.”

“Oh. What about holy water, wooden stakes…”

He laughed. “Are you thinking of doing me in?”

“No,” she gasped in horror. “I would never—”


What exciting story are you working on next?

My next project may very well be a sequel to A Vampire’s Tale… I’m also working on a prequel to my first paranormal romance Dream Hunter.


Writing life related:

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I first became published in 2014. Before I published a book, I wrote stories and I blogged, but it was more of a hobby. I still write as a past-time, but now I have an author platform – website, blog, social media presence – and it’s evolved into more than a sideline project.

Do you write full-time? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?

I don’t write full-time… I have two busy little boys who occupy most of my time. My family is definitely my priority. I make time for other interests like rock concerts and musical theatre. Writing time is carved out of “my time” either early morning or after the kids go to bed.

Fun related
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What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I love clich├ęs and often work them into my stories, even if they are ultimately omitted during editing.


As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Writer, actress, lawyer, in that order. I ended up going to business school.


Anything additional you want to share with the readers? I love visitors and you can reach me through my website or by email
mayatylerauthor@gmail.com.

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