How did you come up with the title for your latest book?
It was originally going to be Black Sunrise, but we realized that it was more appropriate for the 2nd book in the trilogy. So, when we sat down to come up with a title for the first book Black Moon fit perfectly.
Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?
There is one scene that we’re a little reluctant to reveal, but let’s just say it involves dirt and the main character Lucian. Faith had a similar experience when she was a kid and it inspired this trait in him.
What book are you reading now?
Becca: 3rd Game of Thrones book: A Storm of Swords
Faith: Quiet by Susan Cain
What books are in your to read pile?
Becca: Beautiful Darkness by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, Feast for Crows.
Faith: The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen, Mind-Body Medicine by The Great Courses.
What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?
Yes! Faith and I are currently editing our next releases of our own. Faith’s is called Cry Wolf and it’s a werewolf apocalypse novel. It will be published in September. Becca just finished the second book in her Atlas Series called Atlas: Grigori Returned and it will be released in August. We’re also working on Black Sunrise and hoping to have it out before the end of the year!
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
The book is called Black Moon and it is the first in a trilogy. It has fangs, blood, romance, history and all the romping bad-ass characters you could want in a paranormal romance.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
We both believe that writing every day keeps the mind sane. Even if you can only write a hundred words, it’s still progress. Just don’t let months go by without writing anything, you’ll not only feel crappy, but your work will suffer for it as well.
The Black Moon Saga
Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing
Date of Publication: 07/07/14
Number of pages: 283
Word Count: 68,000
Cover Artist: Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill
Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.
She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.
Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.
Available on Amazon
About the Authors:
Becca C. Smith:
Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.
Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:
F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.
But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.