Monday, February 18, 2013

INterview for The Chosen Series by Christine James

Do you have a specific writing style?

 Yeah, scattered.  When I get into the writing zone, I just start writing.  If I try to edit as I go, I lose the flow and once that happens, I just forget writing for the rest of the day.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

Mystery/Thriller and historical pirate romances. 

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

I honestly have no idea.  I've always been fascinated by the angels that were cast out of heaven. It just kind of took on a life of its own.

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

I usually title somewhere in the middle. If I try and force a title it can change the entire premiss of the book.  I just let the title come to me. 

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

The characters each have a touch of different people in them.  Once character may have six different people in their genetic make-up.

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

What book are you reading now?

 Exhale by Kendall Grey

What books are in your to read pile?

 With Madness comes Light
Come Alive
Little Fifteen
Shooting Scars
Bold Tricks
and there are about 30 more lol.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?
 A book called UnderCity

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

 It's a story with vampires (but not in the traditional sense) also involves other creatures.

A young woman is being protected by these 'other creatures' (I don't want to give away what they are just yet) but the ones protecting her have no idea why they are doing so.  There is something severely off about her, and there are only two people who know exactly what is going on, but neither one are willing to talk about it.  (oh and there are NO love triangles in this book)

You can check out a sneak peak on my blog.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Yes, trying not be like every other author out there and finding my own voice.

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

 Karina Halle  She has these beautifully flawed characters that create a brilliant masterpiece

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

 His name is Brandon Mills and he is brilliant with a computer! He has helped me create these beautiful  eye catching covers.

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

The play list for this series is enormous.  Different scenes had their own sound tracks at times.

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The Chosen Series Book One

Christine James

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Action

Book Description:

Angelo searched for the one to save them for centuries.  Never in his wildest dreams did he expect it to be a girl.  From the beginning, he was drawn to her, but how could such a slip of a girl be the one to save mankind.  He was supposed to train her and explain what she was, but how could he do his job and resist her at the same time? Could he put attractions aside and focus on his job and what he needed to do?

It was just supposed to be a fun night at their small town carnival, but a bizarre encounter with a mysterious fortune teller changed Erin's life forever.

Then there was the stranger, the man who she literally ran into. A beautiful stranger that wouldn't leave her thoughts and who suddenly haunted her dreams.  Something about him pulled her to him, like an anchor sinking to the bottom of the ocean.  Little did she know her life was about to change when he revealed to her that she wasn't exactly human, and that she was destined to fight the most powerful evil on earth. 

Erin's life collided with Angelo's, and now they are both in for a ride as they fight for the world, and fight their attraction for one another.
***This book contains violence, adult content, and mild language

The Chosen Series Book Two
Christine James

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Action

Book Description:

Blaze and Angie were happy, or so she thought. There was a restlessness growing inside her that not even she could explain. How could she trust his love when she wasn't able to trust herself?

They thought the battle was finished when they sent Satan back to hell, so how could they have known another threat, larger than Satan himself, was looming on the horizon? This time the stakes are higher and the game much more deadly. Something is coming and it will shatter everything they have ever known. Can they stop it before it has Risen?

Final Redemption
The Chosen Series Book Three
Christine James

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Action

Book Description:

With Lilith on the loose and their circle fractured, The Chosen are wandering around lost, broken, and confused. Their friendships are being tested as well as their trust in one another. They've lost one of their own, and now new questions keep surfacing as a bout of unusual occurrences take place. What they didn't expect was an evil worse than Lilith herself in the works. Come join the Nephilim on one last journey.

 About the Author:

I'm a born and raised small town girl. I love fishing, camping, big and loud trucks, but don't let my boots fool ya, I can slip out of my boots and into a pair of heels in no time flat! I love books and movies and it seems that there is never enough time to read or watch them all. I bake and decorate cakes (in my free time) pffft what's that right?

My husband is my world. He has been my cheerleader as I strive to achieve my writing goals; he's helped pick me up and dust me off when I get rejected; he laughs with me, and more times than not he laughs AT me, and he lends a shoulder for me to cry on. He's my rock but more importantly he is my best friend. We have two beautiful sons, Dillyn (8) and Traben (2). They are my angels and by becoming an author I want to show them that their dreams can come true. I have something that not many people can brag about. I have my parents (both amazing God Fearing people married 31 years) and my AMAZING in-laws (married 44 years) these two couples are part of my inspiration. I am also fortunate to call my three younger brothers my best friends. I have a few close friends that have helped me come so far. 

I value my relationships and treat them all like rare gems, because they are all special and unique in their own way. I love making people laugh, no matter what. Life is too short to be so serious all the time.

Writing has always been a dream of mine. It's been a comfort when I'm hurting and an outlet when I'm mad. It is my security blanket.