Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Interview with E B Walters

Hi and thank you for inviting me to stop by your site on the blog tour for FOREVER HERS, the 5th FITZGERALD book.

1.    Do you have a specific writing style?
I spend weeks thinking about my characters and the plot. When the story gels in my head, I sit and write…write…and write. Does that make me a panster? I don’t think so. But I’m not what you call a traditional plotter either. Somehow, once the story gels in my head and I start to write, it just unfolds. I have an amazing way of memorizing my characters’ traits. I have 4 WHIPs brewing in my head right now and I can tell you the backgrounds of all the major players in each story.

2.    Do you write in different genres?
I write contemporary adult romance and YA urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

3.    If yes which is your favorite genre to write?
I can’t say I have a favorite. Switching back and forth does wonders for my creativity though. After writing scorching love scenes, I like to kick back with a teen romance or fantasy. There’s freshness to the way teenagers view the world and an endearing intensity in their love.

4.    Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?
I write first then name the book later.

5.    If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
YA author Jennifer Lauren. She is my critique partner and a friend. 

6.    What book are you reading now?
A Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway

7.    What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?
I’m working on the next Fitzgerald book, Lex’s story. I’m also mentally plotting a new paranormal series about witches and Nephilim (demons and Guardians)
I also have a new YA series about reapers. My agent has book 1 and I’m working on book 2. And last, I’m ¼ through the next Guardian Legacy series.

8.    Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Sure. Here’s a short excerpt from the next Fitzgerald book:
“This is some nasty bruise you have there, sweetheart,” Chris called out.
Jillian Campbell studied the bluish patch of skin on her right hip and sighed. That memento was from last night. Several more covered her upper arms. She bruised easily but the blotchy marks weren’t painful. They were just ugly. Her gaze connected with her partner-in-crime—Chris Landers the genius who hid her bruises so no one would notice them.
“They’re nothing.”
“Of course. I’ll blend the right concealers to cover them up before your next scene,” Chris mumbled through clenched jaws.
“You are not going to lecture me again?”
He glared. “What good would that do, Jill? You are stubborn and blindly loyal. If the studio finds out the cause of those bruises and that I’ve been enabling you—”
“Enabling is such an ugly word.” She gave him a toothy grin when he scowled.
“We’ll be finished in this town,” he finished.
She and Chris were Hollywood’s dynamic duo—the brilliant stunt coordinator and his most daring stunt woman. In the past five years, Jillian had doubled for many female action stars under Chris’s watchful eyes. Presently, they were working on the third installment of the successful futuristic movie, Terra Frost, where she doubled for the female lead character. As long as they kept producing the series, which had a huge teenage and female following, she would always have a job. Chris was right about one thing, if the new producer learned about her nocturnal activities, she would be out of a job. No, she’d be out of show business altogether. Her insurance didn’t cover the daredevil acts she’d been pulling the past week and no studio worked with uninsured stunt artists.
“I couldn’t say no,” Jillian whispered. “They’re family, and they really need me this time.”

Forever Hers
Fitzgerald Family Series Book Five
E. B. Walters
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Firetrail Publishing

ISBN: 0983429758

Number of pages: 288
Word Count: 101,776

Book Trailer: YouTube

Book Description:

She wants her past hidden...

Amy Kincaid is running from her controlling ex-husband, who will stop at nothing to find her. With a new identity and a new job as a housekeeper, she just wants to be left alone to raise her daughter. Then Eddie Fitzgerald rolls into town and turns her world upside down.

He’s in the business of exposing the truth...

Eddie Fitzgerald, L.A.P.D.'s finest, lives for his job and nothing else, until he decides to take a break at the family summer home and is held at gunpoint by the most annoying, sassiest woman to ever cross his path. But something is off about Amy, and the more he learns about her, the more he’s convinced she’s a fugitive.

When her past catches up to her, Amy has no choice but to trust Eddie. Unfortunately, Eddie has demons of his own, and struggles with the decision to protect her or uphold the law.

The truth takes them down a deadly path, and only love can save them.

 About the Author:

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She finished her PhD in chemistry, married the love of her life, and decided to be a stay-at-home mother. She now lives in a picturesque valley in Utah with her husband, five children and two American short-hair cats. When she is not writing, you can find her doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah writes adult romance under the pseudonym E. B. Walters. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Book 2, MINE UNTIL DAWN, was released in July 2011. KISS ME CRAZY, book 3 in the series followed three months later. Book 4, DANGEROUS LOVE was released end of January 2012. FOREVER HERS was released October 15th. Ednah is presently working on the next book, Lex’s story.
When she is not writing adult romance, Ednah writes YA fantasy books. Her YA fantasy series, The Guardian Legacy, is book about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012. Book 3, HUNTED, which will be released April 2013. She’s working on book 4, FORGOTTEN.