Monday, October 08, 2012

Interview with A F Acosta

What inspired you to become an author?

The over following thoughts and stories piling up in my mind I had to unleash my writing demon. Seeing that same passion in my son was my finally push.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

 Bruxa actually means witch in Portuguese. I know it is a foreign word to most but I think the title lets the reader know that this is something completely different.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

It is the root of my book.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes, to never loss yourself even if the world around you is caving in, there is always hope.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

The premise is based on discovering who you are, so yes in that aspect I think we all have been there or will soon to be there.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

 I have to say there are a few Stephen king, Jane Austin, but L.J. Smith is my greatest influence she has the ability to write a series and reinvent another one that is just a powerful. Actually, they all share the same trait.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

 Most defiantly L.J.Smith

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

Bruxa (BLOOD TIES) the sequel which keeping my finger crossed will be out Jan-Feb 2013.  The reader is going to start seeing a darker side and experience a lot more magic.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Believe in your craft as an extension of soul. Never stop believing in yourself and be opened minded to what other have to say. Remember constructive criticisms will only strength your ability to do better so don’t take criticism to heart. In addition, always believe in your craft, nurse it and it shall grow.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

Music is my focus; I plot out my scène listen to certain songs while stuck in traffic. Liknin Park and Silversun Pickups are the two groups that inspire me most.

Bruxa The Secret Within
By AF Acosta

Genre: Paranormal YA
Paperback: 400 pages

ISBN-10: 1463704275
ISBN-13: 978-1463704278

Gabriella is no ordinary seventeen-year-old girl. She is the last to carry her mother’s rare bloodline of Bruxa, an ancient secret order of witches.

Settling into her late father’s estate, she is welcomed by a phantom presence that resurrects within her, a secret curse her father took to his grave ten years ago. Gabriella finally finds a sense of belonging and gains the affections of high school’s most desired boy, Joey Davale. Her newly found life becomes derailed when she learns her whole existence has been a lie, and the boy she’s falling for, is designed to destroy the very thing growing inside of her.

Forced to conceal this truth, Gabriella embarks on a secret life that will drive her into the arms of Alvero, the embodiment of her darkest fear. Her newly found heritage traps her in a dangerous web of lies between two worlds and two loves. Her life will become more dangerous than she ever imagined. As the age-old battle between witches and vampires collide, will she fall prey to her heart or welcome the predator inside?

The Intense and stylized, A.F.Costa’s debut is an alluring live wire full of intrigue and forbidden love. Bruxa: the secret within, powerful vision of witches and vampires will challenge your understanding and leave you craving more.

About the Author:

A.F. Costa has been creating vivid, imaginary worlds before she could even pick up a book, so it was only natural for her to put a pen to paper the moment she learned to write. Growing up with rich Latin superstitions and strong spiritual beliefs sparked her interests for the paranormal world.

Captivating small audiences with her campfire stories resurrected her passion for writing, but seeing her same passions for reading and writing developing in her son has inspired her the most.

Toronto, Ontario-based stylist A.F.Costa has been showcasing her creative abilities for over sixteen years, working with some of the best in the industry. As it is with her visual creativity, A.F. Costa brings the same passion to her writing. In Bruxa: the Secret Within, you‘ll discover an innovative world of witches and vampires like no other, blending Latin, Portuguese and Hebrew folklore into a modern day love story with an unforgettable twist.

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