Gena Showalter

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: July 04, 2012

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Current Release: WICKED NIGHTS

Describe your current release in two sentences?

Wicked Nights is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace—heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace—and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked inside an institution for the criminally insane. He doesn’t have time for a distraction, but Annabelle fascinates him in a way nothing else ever has. Zacharel decides he wants her—but so does the demon chasing her.

After Angels what do you think will be the next big thing in Paranormal Romance?

Zombies. At least, I’m really hoping so LOL

What are you currently working on and how are the characters and world unique?

I’m working on a set of revisions for Last Kiss Goodnight, the first in the Otherworld Assassin novels, and a spin-off of my Alien Huntress books. It’s set in a twisted menagerie where otherworlders are the main attraction. Any time this zoo is about to be shut down, it vanishes and reappears somewhere else. When Solo’s latest mission is compromised, he wakes up in a cage, the newest “animal” on display. Vika is his new handler—as well as the zoo owner’s deaf daughter, and she’s been tasked with his care and feeding.

I adore the characters, I must say! Solo battles the beast within—the monster who only wants to destroy—and Vika, who is deaf, is so sweet and kind and in need of a protector.

Have you found it a challenge to write both YA and Adult titles?

Not at all. I remain aware of my audience as I write. And it’s actually easier to do than I thought it would be, because my teen characters aren’t ready to experience the things my adult characters experience. As long as I stay true to the characters, their pasts, their mindsets, their hopes and dreams, I don’t think it will ever be a problem.

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

Right now I’m craving a beach vacation SO badly, so my choice would be Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire. This brand new and utterly amazing contemporary gives readers everything they want with a summer getaway book -- a sizzling cougar romance chock full of heartache and heat (meow!), it’s set in a tropical paradise (yes, please!), and has a whole cast of characters I want to visit again and again. I can’t tell you how excited I am for the next one, Barefoot in the Rain. (And by “excited” I mean I’m foaming at the mouth for it!)

I keep hearing Paranormal Romance is dead or dying, but I’m a huge fan of the genre and don’t see that at all. What do you think?

I think there will always be a fascination for the supernatural. I know there always will be for me!

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