Friday, August 26, 2011

Interview: Nancy Holder

UFI welcomes Author Nancy Holder. Thanks for Joining us!!

What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?

I would love to learn to play the lute.  If I had more free time, I would take lute lessons.  

What do you enjoy doing on your down time?

I love doing things with my daughter.  We are Disney freaks and corgi freaks.  And I like to sleep!

What is your Favorite part of writing?

I love revising.  I’m a rewriter.  Refining what’s already there or going in a whole direction is a real joy to me.

Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?

I have to have coffee in the morning.  An absolute must.  Tea will not do.  It has to be coffee.

What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Genres?

I love Debbie’s paranormal books such as Kiss of Night (which isn’t out yet.)  I’m a huge fan of Chris Marie Green’s Vampire Babylon series, and I can’t wait to dive into her Christine Cody Badlands series.           
How would you pitch the Crusade series to someone who has not heard of it before?

The vampires declared war on humanity, and they have won.  Small bands of humans--and some witches and werewolves--are taking them on.  Our hunters are let by Jenn Leitner, the beloved of the vampire priest, Antonio de la Cruz.  

Can you tell us a little bit about the world that the Crusade series is set in?

Crusade is a dystopian alternate reality in a present that is otherwise like ours.  We used the politics, betrayals, and turmoil of World War II as our pattern. 
Do you have a favorite scene in Damned?

My favorite scene is when Antonio tries to explain his vision of God to Jenn, when she is filled with rage and despair.  She doesn’t listen.  

Which character was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?

Antonio is my favorite--passionate, dedicated, loyal, and struggling to remain good.  Eriko was the hardest to write about, which is odd, as I lived in Japan for three years and understood her very well.  

What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?

Debbie and I are working on the third book in the Crusade series, called VANQUISHED.  We have a brand new series from Delacorte called Wolf Springs Chronicles.  The first book in the series will be available on November 22--two days before Thanksgiving.    

Find Nancy and her books
Crusade #2
Aug 30, 2011
There is a fine line between love and sacrifice…. 
Antonio would do anything for his beloved fighting partner Jenn. He protects her, even suppresses his vampire cravings to be with her. Together, they defend humanity against the Cursed Ones. But tensions threaten to fracture their hunting team and his loyalty—his love—is called into question.

Jenn, the newly appointed Hunter, aches for revenge against the Cursed One who converted her sister. And with an even more sinister power on the rise, she must overcome her personal vendettas to lead her team into battle.

Antonio and Jenn need each other to survive, but evil lurks at every turn. With humanity’s fate hanging in the balance, they must face down the darkness…or die trying.


Crusade #1
September 7, 2010
For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain’s Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated — and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose. 

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself — and her heart.