Please welcome Brooklyn Ann to the virtual offices today! She’s celebrating the release of Bite Me, Your Grace, and after the interview, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the book!
[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Brooklyn Ann] I’m a metal head, a nerd, and an unapologetic bookworm that has a penchant for writing quirky, romantic stories with unconventional heroines.
[Manga Maniac Café] Can you tell us a little about Bite Me, Your Grace?
[Brooklyn Ann] In the midst of England’s vampire craze inspired by the publication of John Polidori’s The Vampyre, a bluestocking debutante bent on ruining her reputation encounters a vampire duke striving to save his. Sparks fly and shenanigans ensue.
[Manga Maniac Café] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Brooklyn Ann] After discovering that the horror genre was born in Regency England, I was inspired to see how it would affect the people of that time, normal and paranormal. I had a daydream about a woman encountering a vampire in a regency ballroom and was off in a flash.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three words best describe Angelica?
[Brooklyn Ann] Rebellious. Impulsive. Naïve.
[Manga Maniac Café] If Ian had a theme song, what would it be?
[Brooklyn Ann] The String Quartet Tribute to “Stairway to Heaven” by VITAMIN STRING. http://youtu.be/78OUWjeYwzY
[Manga Maniac Café] Name one thing Angelica is never without.
[Brooklyn Ann] A pen… or her case, a quill. She aspires to be a gothic authoress.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three things will you never find in Ian’s bedroom?
[Brooklyn Ann] 1: Windows, because the sun would burn him.
2: A mess, because he has servants.
3: Rats or mice, because Angelica’s cat takes care of them.
[Manga Maniac Café] What is Angelica’s greatest regret?
[Brooklyn Ann] To have acted without thinking or communicating with Ian when they had a misunderstanding.
[Manga Maniac Café] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Brooklyn Ann] Music: especially Megadeth, Nine Inch Nails, Dio, and Tori Amos. Books, especially Romance, Horror, and Fantasy. And movies, everything from cheesy B-horror to raunchy comedies to epic dramas.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Brooklyn Ann] Silence, Red Bull or hard cider (depending on the hour), and my imagination.
[Manga Maniac Café] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Brooklyn Ann] It’s a 3-way tie because they were different socks. ?
GARGOYLE by Shelley Martin: a paranormal romance with a strong heroine, a sexy gargoyle, engaging plot, and haunting chemistry.
A STORM OF SWORDS (Game of Thrones #3) by George R.R. Martin: The best in the series so far, IMO. I was shouting, “OMG!” every chapter.
BARELY ALIVE by Bonnie R. Paulson: a YA Zombie romance that is so unique, plausible and suspenseful. I devoured the trilogy and LOVED IT!
[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Brooklyn Ann] BUNNICULA, by James Howe. I read it when I was 7. The tale of a vampire rabbit in the POV of a dog and a literate cat! The sequels, HOWLIDAY INN, and THE CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT are also awesome!
[Manga Maniac Café] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Brooklyn Ann] I like to watch movies, play darts, fish, paint, cook, and sing karaoke.
[Manga Maniac Café] How can readers connect with you?
[Brooklyn Ann] My blog is http://brooklynann.blogspot.com
I’m also on twitter: https://twitter.com/Brooklyn__Ann
And Facebook: www.facebook.com/brooklyn.ann.7
[Manga Maniac Café] Thank you!
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