Shannan Albright

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: March 30, 2011

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Dark Passion Rising: A Dark Breed Novel | Paranormal Romance | March 25,2011

Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down! Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire guy and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie.

Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeh. And a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.

As leader of the Tribunal's enforcers it's up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra's life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of old deceits and a betrayal that will change the world forever.

Will Marcus and Tambra's love survive or will it be too late.

Please describe your writing environment.

I write either in my living room when I have the house to myself or use my small studio with is cramped with sewing machines and art supplies. At this time I am looking into building a study on to my home but until that happens I hop between the two rooms.

Please tell us your latest news!

With Dark Passion Rising now out I'm hard at work with the second book Passions Flight this is Tegan's Story and will go more in depth into the Dark Breed world.

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

It's a toss up between Sherrilyn Kenyon and J.R.Ward. I love Kenyon's characters since they are wonderfuly flawed and like the rest of us, try to make the best of bad situations that we all run into.

JR Ward is dark and gritty. Both her characters and story grip you by the throat and don't let go. I like that.

Do you see writing as a career?

That's what I'm working hard for. When I started back up in 2008 I thought of my writing as a business. I even have a business plan in place.

What main genre do you write in?

Paranormal / Urban Fantasy

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

They start out on paper with all the basic quirks, but from there they become fleshed out during the writing process. I know when the story is coming together when the characters talk to me.

What's been the most challenging part of writing for you?

I'm very much a recluse so getting out there and doing promo work is the hardest thing in the world for me. Even with the internet, my blog site and facebook I find it hard to put myself out there.

Did you pick the title for your book? If it has been changed please tell us about the process.

I did pick the title of my current release and was told there may be a change of title when they accepted my submission. I was so glad when they came back after reading it stating the name fit the book perfectly. *Yay Me*

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

I have an amazing friend who has talked me off the ledge so many times in the last several years. I even broke into her Nascar sunday in a rant which she listed to then gave me advise that was pretty darn good. She is an avid reader and not a writer so I get a whole different perspective from her that is a great help when working out the plots of my books.

Do you have an interesting quirk?

I don't know about interesting but I work out my books while oil painting. Once I have a finished project I most times also have a finished premise and outline to go by.

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

That would have to be Vishous from J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. That man is seriously twisted Lol! I could see us discussing his complete devotion to his Shellan Jane, what his take is on his Mother the Scribe Virgin. What would it be like knowing your mother was a Goddess? How someone as brutally abused as he had been could still have sensitivity and still retain goodness at his very core.

What's your favorite drink?

I'm not much of a drinker but when I do drink I'm a wine drinker all the way. Being Basque Cajun my family had wine at dinner every night so it's something I was raised with. I'm partial to white and blush wines.

How did you choose your publisher? What was the process?

To be honest my current publisher found me on facebook. I researched them and found they were a small, new e-publisher in good standing. I use Romance Writers of America's database of great publishers and agents as the first step in all my research.

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