I’ve known Adria since she was practically a baby. Her father and my husband have been best friends for over forty years. Who’d have known she would grow up and become a writer! This is such an exciting time for her as this is her very first novel so please, let’s give her a warm welcome into the crazy life that is the published author.
First, let’s pick on her a bit with a few questions: 😉
1. How old were you when you wrote your first piece?
I was fifteen years old when I started writing my first book.
2. What was it? And in what genre?
My first book was called The Dynasty. It was a paranormal romance. I love the plot and the characters so much that I decided to re-write the story and publish it in the near future.
3. If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you be?
Wow, that’s a hard question! I love writing, it is my passion. I’m literally miserable if I’m not able to write. If I couldn’t be a writer, I would work with animals. I absolutely love them!
4. Do you have a favorite scene or chapter in your book and if so, which one is it and why?
The chapter where Lucas takes Athena to his world. This is the chapter where Athena finally let’s go and actually let’s herself love him. Although, I would have to say that any scene with Taylor in it is just awesome! He is just funny and playful and I always enjoy writing any scenes he is in.
5. Do you have an idea for your next book?
I’m currently writing The Awakening, which is the second book in the series. I’m introducing a new group of creatures and magic plays a big part throughout the book.
6. Name three of your favorite books of all time.
Bully by Penelope Douglas
Any book from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
7. Name an author or author’s who have inspired you to become a writer.
J.K. Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, and Richelle Mead
8. How do you feel when someone says, “The book was way better than the movie or television show?”
It doesn’t bother me at all. I am actually one of those people. Sometimes movies just don’t do the book any justice. Harry Potter, Divergent, and Twilight were fantastic book to movies, but then you have Vampire Academy and The Mortal Instruments who had too many important details from the book that were left out of the movie.
9. How important do you think book covers are?
I think book covers are very important. They draw the eye of the reader. I know many book lovers who had bought a book based on what the cover looked like.
10. What genre do you write in? Is there more than one?
I write paranormal romance. I’m totally obsessed with vampires and werewolves! I have been thinking about writing a new adult romance in a high school setting after my huntress series.
11. What inspired you to write your current book?
The Forbidden actually started out as a dream. I dreamt of a guy who had superhuman powers and as soon as I woke up I wrote it down. As the creativity began to flow, I immediately knew the type of story I wanted and how I wanted it to end.
12. Tell us about it, and where it’s available.
Like a moth to a flame she was drawn to him. The second their eyes locked she knew everything was about to change. She knew in that moment that he would be the end of her.
Growing up in a hunter family where loyalty is expected, Athena Bram was taught that vampires were evil and ruthless and had to be killed in order to protect the human race. Not once did she ever think that one day her loyalty to her family would be tested…until she met Lucas.
Lucas was everything Athena didnt expect; charming, alluring, and too hot to resist. The one person who made her heart beat faster, she found herself falling deeper into his spell, leaving her to choose between her hunter family and the vampire she just couldnt live without.
When her hunter family learns of their forbidden romance, Athena must fight for survival where a web of lies, secrets, and even death comes to haunt her.
Now that she has become the hunted will she survive against her hunter family, or will she pay for her betrayal in the end?
The Forbidden is available on ebook on Amazon. Paperbacks are not available as of yet.
13. Do you have a particular place or setting where you write?
I like to write in my bedroom. Most of the time I will have music on as it helps me to relax and get my creativity flowing so I can enter my character’s world.