This morning I have info on some new Edge releases, as well as a character interview with Allia from Paula Altenburg’s The Demon Lord. Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Allia! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Allia] This is difficult! As the way I see myself, or as others see me? I’ve been told that I’m loyal, kind, sweet-natured, loving, and beautiful—but I think real beauty shines from inside us.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in your life?
[Allia] I’m a bit ashamed to say that goddesses—like all immortals—are a indolent, and I’m no different. Our days are spent seeking pleasure. Because we were born outside of time, the physical world fascinates us. Everything has a beginning and an end. I enjoy sitting with my sisters and my handmaid, who I love. I love interacting with mortals, and learning what’s important to them. Their lives are so short! They’re like spring flowers to me. I want to enjoy them while they’re in bloom. They have all of these intense emotions that I want to share.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of the Demon Lord?
[Allia] Strong-willed. Invincible. Uncompromising. Everything I’m not.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s his most appealing quality?
[Allia] His intensity! There’s never a doubt in my mind that he loves me, and that I’m everything to him, but I also know how unforgiving he can be. When we’re together, I have 100% of his attention. Imagine being loved by the most dominant male in existence….
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What just drives you nuts about him?
[Allia] That he sees everything in black and white. (There’s that uncompromising quality I’d mentioned above.) I love it about him, but it’s also very frightening to have to live up to his expectations.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Allia] I would never have set out to trap him. Even though he knew it was in my nature to run from him, he expects complete loyalty from those around him, particularly if he lets them close. Once I knew we were meant for each other, I should have placed him above everything—and everyone—else.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Allia] The amulet he gave me.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Allia] Happiness—for my sisters, the mortal world, my love, and our daughter.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Allia] Thank you for having me here!
The Demon Lord by Paula Altenburg:
Blurb: The Demon Lord has conquered the mortal world and sampled its pleasures. Now all he needs is to conquer the goddess who is meant to complete him. She, however, has other plans.
Allia is sent by her goddess sisters to win the heart of the Demon Lord and make him her slave. But Allia soon discovers that the Demon Lord’s heart is not easily given, and that in order to win it, she must sacrifice her own.
Author Bio: I’d like to be able to say I always wanted to be a writer, but the truth is I thought it looked like a lot of hard work. Life, however, sometimes leads us down paths we never intended to take.
From the very beginning, my parents encouraged my love of books. When a Grade One teacher suggested I wrote too many “thrillers,” my mother, an English teacher, said I could write – and read – whatever I wanted. My high school English teachers later backed her up on that. In university, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Anthropology. At the time it was a whim, but it’s amazing how much that little piece of paper has benefited me over the years. Researching the history of civilizations has led to many intriguing worldbuilding possibilities.
When my children were babies and money was tight, my mother, grandmother, and husband bought me an electric typewriter for my birthday because they knew I was bored and wanted me to be happy. My mother became my very first critique partner, willingly reading pages and pages of manuscripts no one should ever have to suffer through. She researched markets for me, and introduced me to a journalist friend, who in turn introduced me to the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. My brother and my brother-in-law introduced me to Thieves’ World, David Eddings, and Piers Anthony. My sister gave me my first computer.
My grandmothers believed if something’s too hard, you aren’t working hard enough. My brother and sisters have all successfully followed their dreams, and my husband and two sons offer me proof every day that hard work is something to be embraced, not avoided. With these people behind me, how could I possibly stray from a path on which life seems to have planted them as guardrails:
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Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner
Tagline: The thief will steal his heart…
Book Synopsis: While channeling Robin Hood’s “steal from the rich and give to the poor” attitude at a local politician’s house, ex-con Katie Logan witnesses a forced suicide. Dirty or not, supernatural or not, he didn’t deserve to die, especially not by his own hand. But with her record, stepping forward as a witness isn’t an option. On the run from the police and the murderer, she turns to The Bound Ones for help.
When a beautiful woman comes to The Bound Ones, half-angel assassin Cain is immediately drawn to her. But when she fingers him as the killer, he can come to only one conclusion. The twin he thought was dead is very much alive…and trying to send him a message. Unfortunately, that message is: “You’re next.”
It’s a race against time as Cain fights to save the woman he’s falling in love with before his brother Abel destroys them both.
Author Bio: I’m Tricia Skinner and I write Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. I’m a former journalist who discovered my inspiration to write fiction as an escape from “real life.” My reading tastes are all over the place, but I’m mainly drawn to fantasy (and its subgenres), paranormal, sci-fi, and history.
When I’m not writing, I’m a newbie “green” practitioner, fitness procrastinator, and a technology geek. I’m a mother and a wife. My family includes two Great Danes. I’m also a gamer. I enjoy interacting with my fellow geeks and helping other writers, especially through the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of Romance Writers of America where I’ve served as Newsletter Editor. I’m represented by Laurie McLean ofForeword Literary.
Angel Kin and The Demon Lord are only sale at $.99 for a limited time.
$25 Amazon Gift card from Tricia Skinner
An awesome prize from Paula Altenburg