Monday, April 29, 2013

Interview Annie Nicholas author of Prima

Today here at Paranormal Romance Fans for Life we have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Annie Nicholas, author of Prima.  Isn't that a great cover?
Let's get started:
Where are you from and from where/who did your love for writing come from?

I’m from Montreal, Canada but I live in Vermont at present. I’m not sure where my love for reading developed. If anything, my family thought I was strange for wanting to stay inside and read over going out to play. LOL

Can you say that your journey to publication was difficult? If so, what were the hardest moments to get through?

The toughest part was figuring out how to develop a good story. It’s easy to start one but it’s difficult to keep the momentum if you don’t know what the elements are needed. There is so much information available on the internet and I had to comb through it all until I found something that clicked with my tastes.

How do you overcome i-suck-it is, that little voice in your head that tells you your writing isn’t good enough?

LOL When this strikes, I re-read my 5 star reviews to remind myself what it is the reader sees in my writing. If that doesn’t work, I whine to my writing friends who kick me in the butt. Sometimes I take a break or I listen to that voice and take a writing class.

What is your dream vacation?

Crystal clear blue waters, white sand, and lots of sun.  Cute cabana boys wouldn’t hurt.

Describe your writing style in five words.

Action packed hot paranormal thrillers.

What movies are you currently excited to see?

Star Trek!!

What are you currently reading?

The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan (my hero)

If you weren’t a writer, what other careers would you pursue?

 I am a nurse too! So I guess I keep pursuing this.

If you could create a holiday of your own, what would it be called?

Doggie Day

For people who haven’t read your novel, how would you summarize the plot?

It’s about a disabled girl, who is in love with a vampire, and how much she sacrifices to protect him. It’s also about a vampire, who loves a disabled woman, and how far he’s willing to go to make her happy.

What are two of your pet-peeves?

People who eat with their mouths open and people who are late.

To you, what makes a good story?

I want to believe in the story.

What usually turns you off about a story?

Plot holes, overly convenient solutions and inconsistent world building. 

If you could collaborate with any author, who would you choose, and why?

Without passing out from sheer fan girlism? Nalini Singh! Because of my answer of what makes a good story. She makes me believe her characters are really in love and that her world is real.

What is on your night stand?

My Robert Jordan book, a reading light, the TV remote, and my iPhone. You know, just in case I need to tweet in the middle of the night.

What is your favorite book?

Pride of Chanur by CJ Cherrhy tied with The White Dragon by Anne McCaffery

The Vanguards Book 6
Annie Nicholas

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Number of pages: 150
Word Count:  44, 000

Cover Artist: Hailey Edwards

Book Description:

One year ago, Sugar survived a wolf shifter attack but it had left her broken.  Paralyzed on the left side, she fights for independence in her day-to-day life. Her worst injuries are the scars on her soul. She can’t bear who she has become and it drives her to push her vampire lover, Daedalus, away. How could he still love her when she is just a shadow of herself? But a new threat on Daedalus’s life yanks away her veil of self-pity and she resolves to help him.

The vampire council sends an emissary to Daedalus. His clan brother, another Nosferatu, hands him an ultimatum. Return to his post as Prime in Pal Robi or he’ll kill Sugar and her shifter friends. Daedalus has brought enough trouble into Sugar’s life. He won’t be responsible for more, so he agrees to leave Chicago.

To both warriors surprise, Sugar’s not willing to remain behind, and with her own shifter guards she’s ready to assist Daedalus regain control of Pal Robi.

About the Author:

Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day. Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.

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