UFI welcomes Deborah Blake Author of Wickedly Dangerous. Thanks for Joining us!!
1. When Barbara walks into a room, what music is playing as her theme song and why?
The Flood, by Katie Melua (she’s a fabulous British singer, in case people haven’t heard of her). Because there is something wild and magical and untamable about the song, just like Barbara.
2. Who would win in a fight and why: Chudo in dragon form, or the Hungarian Horntail Harry Potter faces in the Triwizard Tournament?
Chudo-Yudo, of course. Because he is not only a dragon, he’s magical to boot. He can change his shape in an instant, and also, he’s immortal, so he’s been around long enough to have learned quite a few tricks (some of them undoubtedly pretty underhanded).
3. If you could perform a spell/use magic like Barbara in the book, which one would it be and why?
I would definitely like to do magic to heal our poor abused planet. Although that one to conjure up pie would be pretty good too.
4. What is the absolute hardest thing about writing fiction vs. non-fiction?
Creativity. It is tough to write well no matter what you are writing, but with fiction you have to create people, situations, and sometimes entire worlds from scratch, and there are no shortcuts. (This is also the most fun thing about writing fiction vs. non-fiction, btw.)
5. Finish this sentence: No matter what, my heroes will always…?
Be guys I would want to meet in real life. (I should be so lucky.)
Deborah’s paranormal romance series, The Baba Yaga will be coming in 2014 from Berkley Publishing.
Find Deborah and her books
Baba Yaga #1
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…__________________________________
Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.
But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.
Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…