Coral Moore

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: January 02, 2012

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Broods of Fenrir | Bared Teeth Publishing | Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance | Released: 11/20/2011

Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away.

For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.

Contains Strong Language, Violence, and Sexual Situations.

What main genre do you write in?

Paranormal / Urban Fantasy

Please tell us your latest news!

I released my first book in November. Broods of Fenrir is an Urban Fantasy with a different take on werewolves. Since then I've put out two short stories to give readers a taste of what the dangerous world of my shapeshifters has to offer.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

This is a tough question for me. I read in a lot of genres and my favorite author changes almost as often as my mood. I'll go with the author of my favorite read of 2011, Butterfly Tattoo by Deidre Knight. What I love most about her writing is how damaged her characters are and how that makes their journey so much more rewarding in the end.

Please describe your writing environment.

I write in an office in my basement--green walls, hardwood floors, lots of bookshelves and an entirely too cluttered desk. There's a fleece dog bed in the corner that my cat spends more time sleeping in than the dog. I have a basket of crocheting for use when I get stuck in the middle of a chapter, working with my hands sometimes helps get the brain moving again.

Who has been your best supporter? How have they been there for you?

Without question my husband. He's supported me at every step, giving me all the encouragement I could ever want. He's also one of my first beta readers, and he's not shy about telling me with things don't quite work.

Do you like to mix genres?

I really do. Everything I've written is difficult to pigeonhole into just one genre. I have pretty broad reading tastes, enjoying the entire range from horror to erotic romance, and I think that has influenced my writing in a good way. There are a lot of connection points between genres that most people don't consider and I like to highlight those.

What book are you reading now? What are your thoughts on it?

I just finished True Colors by Thea Harrison. It's a novella and the first of her Elder Races books that I've tried. I liked it a lot and I can't wait to pick up the others. The world of her books has a society of shapeshifters that are living underground in New York. She's built up a complex mythology with some interesting characters.

What inspires your writing?

The world and everything in it. I know that sounds trite, but it's true. I've written stories based on the shape of a snow pile, the shadow of a circling bird and the sound of tires on pavement. Inspiration is all around us, we just have to keep our minds open and pick up on the signals.

Do you have any animals? Do they influence your writing?

One cat and one dog, both rescues and both black and white. I wouldn't say they influencing my writing at all, but they do spend a lot of time in my office with me. The cat likes to sleep on my footrest and get annoyed when I have the audacity to try to put my feet up there.

If you had to choose one person to have dinner with, who would it be? And why?

Joss Whedon. He's really the man to blame for my love of the paranormal. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was an amazing show that I still watch over and over all these years later. He's just crazy talented and writes dialog like no one else. I'm in awe of him.

If you could live in a world created by an author, which book / world would you jump into?

I really love the world Patricia Briggs has built up in her two series, Alpha and Omega and Mercy Thompson. There are lots of different supernatural beings hiding around every corner. Though her world is pretty dark and dangerous, there are a lot of good people too, and I'd love the chance to meet some of them.

I love to connect with readers. Find me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/coralm on my Blog: http://www.chaosandinsanity.com or on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5341919.Coral_Moore Read about Broods of Fenrir here: http://www.broodsoffenrir.com

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