Saturday, October 27, 2012

Interview with Charlie Daye author of The Gypsy's Dance

What inspired you to become an author?

I have always had a fascination for great stories and when I discovered that I had a talent for writing it just kind of exploded from there.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I like to think of my writing as funny sarcastic with a slight edge. I tend to jump back and forth between first and third person.

Do you write in different genres?

No, I’m strictly a paranormal romance girl. Although at some point I would like to try my hand and YA books.

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

Gypsy’s Dance title came from my heroine, Oralia. Since it was her dancing that got her noticed it seemed only fitting that that be the title of the book.

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

It depends on the story. Sometimes I have a title before I have an idea for a book and some times that title doesn’t come until I’m half way through the book.

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

I’m a sucker for happy endings and you’ll always get with me.

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

Some, although I have promised not to say who they’re based on!

What books/authors have influenced your life?

I love Dean Koontz. I think he’s amazing and I own almost every book he’s ever written.

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

Mr. Koontz, hands down.

What book are you reading now?

Rapture by Lauren Kate

What books are in your to read pile?

Too many to list! I have several near to 100 I think. All paranormals.

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

My current WIP is called The Breeders.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

It’s about a race of people and can not procreate with each other so they have to breed with humans and after the babies are born they come back for them. And that, is where the drama begins

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Writers block. It’s this pesky little things that tends to rear it’s ugly had at the worst time possible.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Dean Koontz. I love the suspense and the suttle bit of paranormal that he sometimes adds. I would love to be able to spend a day in his mind.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?
Not really. The internet it my friend.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

The Gypsy’s Dance cover was done by me, my  husband and an a very talented sketch artist.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Perseverance is key. Don’t give up. Only when the things seem darkest are you really reaching for the light.

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

I don’t. Although, Shakira was my inspiration for Oralia’s character.

The Gypsy’s Dance
The Hunter’s Series book 1
Charlie Daye

Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1478278634

Number of pages: 334 approx
Word Count: 81,888

Book Description:

Oralia Simone just turned eighteen and discovered that she has been promised to someone by her parents for marriage. Not wanting to shame her family she agrees to participate in the matching celebration where she will dance for her betrothed.

Niko Raydon is a Hunter. He and his kind are what police the magical community and make sure that no one uses dark magic to harm another. Niko finds himself drawn to a small Gypsy village on the night of their annual matching celebration because of the use of dark magic.

Tobias McGrath is next in line to lead his clan of Gypsy's. He's been promised Oraila Simone - the most beautiful woman in the clan and intends to make her his no matter the cost.

When Oralia meets Niko the connection between them is instant and despite her impending marriage to Tobias she wants to be with Niko and he with her. But will their love be enough to set her free or will Tobias's use of evil magic tear them apart for good?

 About the Author:

Charlie Daye began writing at the tender age of thirteen. With an obsession for romance, happy endings and the supernatural she delves into your greatest fantasies and worst nightmares. She will have you laughing, crying, falling in love and getting angry. She will always give you a HEA but getting there is the journey worth taking.

Charlie Daye was born in Lynwood, California. Her greatest passions are music and writing. Her first short story was written at the age of thirteen. At the time her entire class was asked to write a short story for Halloween as part of a homework assignment. Most of the kids in the class wrote one to two page stories... Charlie wrote eight. The short story titled The Haunted House went on to win her district wide awards and was published locally. From there she began writing poetry as means of expression. Since then Charlie has written five full length novels, three of which are currently available for sale, and one novella. She has several other books in the works and looks forward to sharing her various worlds with you.

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