Britt Bury is the author of The Darkest Day, a new paranormal release from Forever Yours. Britt dropped by the virtual offices to introduce herself and answer a few questions about her book.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Britt Bury] I’m a twenty-six year old woman who is obsessed with Elvis, college football and karaoke. Despite all my weirdness, I have three boys in my life who love and support me endlessly. Oh, I also have random panic attacks.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Darkest Day?
[Britt Bury] Sure! The Darkest Day, is a paranormal romance about the last human woman on earth living among immortals and her fight for survival. Oh, there is also a hunky Scottish warrior who has to protect her despite the millennium long feud between their clans.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Britt Bury] A lot of it came from my family history. My grandfather and his family emigrated from Scotland and we are a part of the Campbell clan. I did some research on old Scottish folklore and then put my own spin on the idea of immortal Pookahs and Fionns (like the three breeds within each race). I just really liked the idea of doing something a bit different. Having a world where humanity was the rarity and immortality was the norm.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Izel?
[Britt Bury] Oooh, good question! That’s tough because Izel changes so much throughout her journey. But I’d say: brave, kind and spunky. (Spunk is a real word, right?)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are three things Kelvin would never have in his pocket?
[Britt Bury] I love these questions! Hmm, Kel is pretty minimal so aside from lining his body with weapons, he wouldn’t carry anything other than his wallet in his pocket. He certainly wouldn’t think to have chocolate on hand in preparation for an emotional female, nor would he carry her purse…at least, not at first…Oh, how the strong fall so hard. *wink*
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Izel’s single most prized possession?
[Britt Bury] The journal her grandfather left her. Though Kelvin tends to distract her from reading it fully…it holds information she needs to stay alive and details about the prophecy surrounding her death and the destruction of the world. Izel also values her emotions tremendously. Being cloaked for twenty-five years with magic, she was never allowed to feel. When the glamour wore off and she was able to experience feelings, she refuses to be turned back into an emotionless shell again. Even if it saves her soul in the end.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Britt Bury] Larissa Ione is amazing. Her action scenes are phenomenal. I also love Kresley Cole because she weaves different elements like humor, danger and love in such a compelling way it makes me smile and cry at the same time.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Britt Bury] Coffee, coffee and coffee. Seriously! It doesn’t have to be quiet, nor do I have a good luck item. I just need caffeine! I also need Marina Adair (my critique partner) by her phone to talk me down from the brink of madness at times.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Britt Bury] I just finished Larissa Ione’s news Apocalypse paranormal: "Lethal Rider." It was rockin’!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Britt Bury] When I was young, it was Cinderella. It sparked my interest in reading and fairy tales. I was thirteen when I read my first romance, "Eternity" by Jude Deveraux. Though it wasn’t paranormal, that was when I knew I wanted to write love stories for the rest of my life.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Britt Bury] I love spending time with my boys. Swimming, hiking and camping are some of our favorite activities. I also enjoy baking and scrapbooking.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Britt Bury] You can find me at any of the links below! Just be prepared that if you contact me, I will likely twitter stalk you right back! *smile*
Publisher’s Website: www.forever-romance.com
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
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ALL-CONSUMING DESIRE . . .
Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills of persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world’s last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells’ greatest foe-and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen.
BURNS BRIGHTEST . . .
A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell and human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . .
ON THE DARKEST DAY
Word Count: 86,000. This is Book 1 in The Immortal Heat series.