Monday, July 28, 2014

Interview & Giveaway: Black Moon by Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill

UFI welcomes Becca C. Smith and F.M. Sherrill Authors of Black Moon. 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?
Becca: I go to Comic-Con every year for the last ten years. I love it. I love the energy. I love that all my fellow nerds go to one place and unite in our geekdom.
Faith: I love science and math. If my mind isn’t stimulated I’m insatiably bored. I like to challenge myself with new tasks to keep my wits sharp.
What do you enjoy doing on your down time?
Becca: I read, I write, I watch enormous amounts of television and I play warcraft.
Faith: I’m learning the piano, but typically I like to spend time gardening, dancing, singing and enjoying life.

What is your Favorite part of writing?
Becca: Creating worlds and experiencing new adventures through my characters.

Faith: The explosion. The birth of a new life as filtered through my grid of experiences. For me it’s like a kettle. If I don’t let a little steam off through creation my over-active mind can’t slow down.
Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?
Not really, but we do like to get up early and work for at least an hour before the “routine” of the day stops us from being productive.
What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Genres?
Richelle Mead, Kami Garci, Margaret Stohl.
How would you pitch Black Moon to someone who has not heard of it before?
It has fangs, blood, romance, history and all the romping bad-ass characters you could want in a paranormal romance.
Can you tell us a little bit about the world that Black Moon is set in? 
It takes place in the here and now, but we get to see it through two perspectives. Shea is a character who has no idea that vampires exist, she lives in “our” world. Lucian is a 3,000 year old vampire who has turned cold and cynical over the years, but meeting Shea starts to thaw him out a bit.
Do you have a favorite scene in Black Moon?
We’d love to tell you, but… Spoilers.

Which character was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?
The biggest challenge for both of us was trying to capture the other character’s voice within our own chapters. Since Becca wrote Shea’s chapters and Faith wrote Lucian’s chapters, and our writing styles are so different, sometimes it was hard to write dialogue for the characters.

What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?
Faith and I are currently editing our next releases of our own. Faith’s is called Cry Wolf and it’s a werewolf apocalypse novel. It will be published in September. Becca just finished the second book in her Atlas Series called Atlas: Grigori Returned and it will be released in August. We’re also working on Black Sunrise and hoping to have it out before the end of the year!

Becca C. Smith: 
Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.

F.M. Sherrill: 
Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:
F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.

But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.

Twitter: @therisersaga and @fmsherrill

Black Moon
Black Moon Saga #1
Available on Amazon
 Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.

She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.

Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.

Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning desire or denying the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.

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