Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Spotlight and Interview with Author Roxanna Rose

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Synopsis:
What if your entire race were created by the ancient Celtic God, Dagda to please his beloved daughter, Brighid, who gifted your maternal bloodline with a spark of her soul? Now you’re given the task of living in the mortal realm to bring the gift of the Arts to the mortals she loves; while being relentlessly hunted by the Goddess of the Killing Rage to satisfy a deadly desire for Otherworldly vengeance.
Just before Eléan’s seventeenth birthday, the Goddess of Lust & Rage, along with the Immortal she created, destroyed her sheltered life. Now, an object of possession by mortals and immortals alike; Eléan must learn to control her legacy and, with the two warriors that love her, save the Goddess Brighid by protecting the small flame of Immortal soul that lives within her.
Liam and James have been friends…brothers…since they were children. Now the Otherworld has been released into the Mortal Realm leaving a bloody path of terror in its desire for vengeance. It’s coming for Eléan, a woman they both love and would die to protect. Will the Otherworld destroy their bond…or will their love for Eléan give them the strength to fight what’s coming?
Forced into the service of the Goddess Morrigan and made immortal, Greagoir must be the vessel for the Goddess’ uncontrollable lust and killing rage. Eléan is the key. After all these centuries, all that stands in his way are two mortal warriors gifted by a goddess and a young woman’s desire to survive.
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About the Author:
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Roxanna Rose is a California native with a deep connection to her Ulster Heritage. Fascinated by Myths and Legends from cultures around the world, she enjoys creating YA & Fantasy novels steeped in their mysteries. “Desires: A Legacy Novel” is the first in a series based on Celtic Myth & Legend. “Malevolence: A Legacy Novel” will be released later this year along with “She Who Watches,” an Urban Fantasy novel based on the Native American legend. Roxanna divides most of her time between her writing and her career as a Veterinary Technician and Wildlife Rehabilitator.
Interview with Roxanna Rose:
Question: What have you published recently?
“Desires (A Legacy Novel)”, the first book in the Legacy Novel series, is available now in hardcover, soft cover, and eBook.  “Malevolence (A Legacy Novel)” will be out later this year. I am also working on another urban fantasy, “She Who Watches” that is based on a Native American legend. It should be out later this year, as well.
Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?
When I was in college, my English teacher (who was actually the Psychology professor) asked us to write five pages in the format of a romance novel. I had been reading romance novels for quite a while and just knew I would get an “A” as I jumped eagerly into the project. When it was graded, he returned it with a note saying “No man could make love all night after being shot in the shoulder.” Well…obviously the man had never picked up romance novel in his life. He must have been inaccurately projecting his inadequate manly prowess onto my buff and totally hot character (who was only winged by the bullet). I received a “C” on the paper, but I was hooked on writing. I still have the paper.
After that, I began entering every writing contest I came across and read mountains of books on becoming a writer. During a genealogy search I came across a thread called “Clancy’s Pub.” It was a site for those with Irish ancestors, but (true to our Irish blood) there were a number of talented writers in the group. We began writing spontaneous stories on the threads, which really expanded my writing abilities. Now that I have a book in print, I do not intend to ever stop writing.
Question: Where can we find your published writing?
It is currently available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s Books, Sears, Abbott Press Bookstore, and a number of book markets.
Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?
I wake up early to check emails and social media sites while I have my coffee. Next, I usually work on marketing, etc. in the mornings since I am on the west coast and my publisher is on the east coast. I do most of my actually writing in the late afternoon and evening until I go to bed.  Unless, of course, if it’s raining. My imagination seems to work overtime when the weather is stormy and I will usually put on a pot of tea and write all day.
Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them
In “Desires” I would have to say James is my favorite. He is a gorgeous, totally hot guy that is so in love with Eléan that other women don’t really register with him. Who couldn’t see themselves living “happily ever after” with someone like him?
Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?
When I read, it is for the joy of reading the story. I let my imagination take me into the book so that I can feel the emotions that the author is trying to convey. I can’t do that if I am looking for flaws. I think the only time I ever had a problem with “errors” in a book had nothing to do with the author. I was reading one of Richelle Mead’s books. It was just getting to a really good part when “bam,” my book was missing 20 pages. I ended up driving almost 40 miles to get to a bookstore for a copy that had all the pages. What can I say…she’s one of my favorite authors.
Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?
I listen to an eclectic mix of music. My imagination mixed with music is like throwing gas on a flame. I can hear something that will send my imagination into creative overdrive. I will play that song over and over while I am writing a particular scene to keep my emotions in a certain range. Of course, it often has that “Pavlov’s dog” effect and I can be somewhere public, hear a song and get battle ready or burst into tears. Yeah, I guess every job has it occupational hazards.
Question: What do you eat while writing?
I tend to drink a lot of herbal tea when I write. In fact, I always have a pot on a warmer next to my computer. If I am having intense brain-taxing days I might snack on Gluten-free pretzels or baby carrots; any worse than that and I go straight for the chocolate.
Five for Fun:
What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink? 
Starbuck’s Sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Lattes. I love them!
What is your favourite cartoon character?
Scooby-Doo
What is your favourite movie of all time?
I love the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?
I read…a lot!  I always have a book with me.  I can lose a whole day in book if I am not careful.
Question: Where can we find you on the web?
I have a website at: www.take2creativestorywriters.com
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