Midnight Assassin | Secret Cravings Publishing | Paranormal Romance | June 20th 2011
Nicholie was definitely on a mission in his life; to kill the hunters that killed his sister Emma, and maintaining his life as an assassin which was more than time consuming. Closing in on a lead, he ends up finding Annie instead, and falls head over heels with this breathtaking human that he wants to make his own, testing his very belief system as a vampire.
Annie was definitely not ready for the life that was about to be handed to her. She was dealing with a job she liked, but a boss she hated. She had no family and only one true friend. One horrible day took her life by surprise. Beaten and almost dead she finds her life in the arms of a handsome, over bearing vampire and wants nothing more than to stay put there forever, but can't seem to let go of her past.
Please describe your writing environment.
When I first start off a novel I must have music that I feel my main character would listen to. Then by the middle I usually need peace and quiet to hear what my main characters have to say. So its usually just me, my laptop and my notebook ready for the day!
Please tell us your latest news!
I have a brand new Hunter trilogy that will be released with Secret Cravings Publishing. The first in this series is Midnight Assassin, a Vampire romance filled with enough romance and action to leave you panting and sweating for more.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Oh that would have to be J.R Ward. From the frst time I picked up Dark Lover I was in heaven, it took me 7 hours to finish. I fell in love with her style of writing. The way she strings her words and plots is still amazing to me, every word is like a fine wine drizzeling down your throat. Wow now it seems as if I have developed a crush on her. All in good fun I would love to pick her brain and see if she has as much slang and attitude as her male characters.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I read my first horror novel when I was 10 years old, R.L.stine. At first I wanted to write this genre but over hte years I learned how much I liked boys and really wanted ot mix them in my stories in a good luscious way, instead of killing them..I started to write shorts and poems after that first book and never stopped.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Be patient. And be willing to take critisicm. Writers have to be able to take the bad as much as they take the good. And grow from it, never let a bad review or a NO from a publisher or agent stop you from your dreams. Work at your skill everyday and never let it go. Thats what lifes about!
Do you have a favorite object that is pertinent to your writing?
Honestly and I hate to admit this but I love to write with my big red soft blanket around me. It helps me stay warm and zone in to my laptop.
What main genre do you write in?
What's been the most challenging part of writing for you?
I would have to say concentration. My brain runs at 5 miles a minute. And I have so much I want to say and put down that it all gets jumbo mumbo.
Who has been your best supporter? How have they been there for you?
My husband, he has been my rock in more ways then one. I can lock myself away and write and he is okay with every second I am gone. See I have 6 kids and not many husbands are willing to do this and let their wife live out their dream of becoming a New York Times bestseller. So honey if your reading this.. I am your number 1 fan!
What book are you reading now? What are your thoughts on it?
I am reading Sable Hunter's Cowboy Heat its the first in the HellYeah series and its amazing. Shes an amazing erotica writer that brings so much passion and desire to the table. I am also reading Gena Showlaters Awaken me Darkely, shes another favorite author of mine with a to-die for series.
What inspires your writing?
All the books I read, I would say the movies but these days they are all the same. There so much out there to read to inspire you that its worth way more then watching television or a movie..
Signing Off: Mindi Ferrari