Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Interview and Giveaway with N. Isabelle Blanco

What inspired you to become an author?

I grew up reading obsessively and day dreaming just as much. Writing was just what was born out of it.

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

I do a little bit of both. Either the title comes to me first, or the plot does.

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

Definitely. A lot of the back story comes from my real-life experiences or those I observe in other people’s lives.

What book are you reading now?

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

What books are in your to read pile?

LOL. Hundreds. Here a few: On Dublin Street. Never too Far. The Edge of Never. Beautiful Stranger. MACRIEVE!!! (Give him to me Kresley!)

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

Just finished book 2 of the Szolite series, Blood Stained Tranquility.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Yeah. Keep a story short.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

I do most of my cover designs. My last book though, Blood Flows Deep in the Empire, was designed by L.J. Anderson and myself.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

It’s not as easy as you think. It’s not just writing the story and that’s that. If you’re really going to go after this career, get it into your head that it’s going to be harder than you can ever imagine. Then, with that in mind, resolve not to give up no matter what.

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Blood Flows Deep in the Empire
Szolites Series – Book 1
N. Isabelle Blanco

Genre: Erotica, Paranormal Romance

Publisher: The Writer’s Coffeeshop
Date of Publication: March 7th, 2013

ISBN: 9781612131450

Number of pages: 210
Word Count:  Roughly 72,000

Cover Artist: L.J. Anderson & N. Isabelle Blanco

Book Description:

Dyletri, God of Fertility, has locked away his powers. No woman is allowed to touch him, not until he can return his long-dead lover back to life. All he has to do is sacrifice one human girl, a girl who unlocks his powers and rips his dormant lust right out of his body. Trapped by his promise, Dyletri has no choice but to watch Ismini die, no matter how much he wants her.

Yet the darkness of his calling is spiraling within him, demanding he claim the human as his. If he goes back on his promise, the energy of the Fates will cause untold destruction in the Universe. That doesn’t change how Dyletri’s begun exhibiting symptoms that point to more than just lust. How does he allow Ismini to die when she’s come to own him from the inside out?

Desire and torment spiral into something much darker than obsession, more turbulent than an addiction, and something much more brutal than a mere soul-mating. As a war is being rekindled right under his nose, Dyletri will have to come to terms with a destiny eleven thousand years in the making. He thought he’d known what path his future would take, but he’d been wrong. Now the one woman he truly loves might pay the price for his decision.

Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is the first in a series that will pit free will against Destiny, Destiny against Fate, and love against brutal desire. Everyone likes to think they have a choice as to who they end up with, but as they rise to face the greatest threat they’ve ever known, even the Gods will learn they have to bend to Destiny’s whim to survive.

About the Author:

N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At age 3, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she had already begun to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. An avid reader in her teens, a fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fanfiction. 

Her on again, off again hobby for the next ten years, She amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fanfiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.

N. Isabelle’s first ebook, “Destructively Alluring”, came out July 2012, followed by "Addictive Lunacy" in September. The third novella in this debut series, "Allure Magnified," is due in November 2012 and her first full-length novel is due out next spring. 

Certain not to disappoint, “Blood Flows Deep in the Empire” is a fast-paced, erotically charged thrill ride from cover to cover. Look for in both print and ebook formats on March 7, 2013.

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