Apr 25, 2011
Do you have any hobbies?
Flying, reading and daydreaming – and only sometimes at the same time. Here’s a picture of my perfect day: taking a break from flying to do a bit of reading.
What do you like to read?
I find myself reading what I write: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and – most recently – Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke hooked me on steampunk.
Can you tell us some of your favorite books/authors you've read?
J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld, Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, and the list goes on and on. I am a total sucker for a gritty alpha male and a HEA (Happily Ever After).
If you can meet any author in person dead or alive, who would it be and why
Mark Twain. The guy was witty, brilliant and just plain cool.
What part of AAD are you most looking forward to?
I can’t wait to meet kindred spirits – others who love to read (or write) the same stuff I do.
What do you hope to walk away with from AAD?
New friends, reacquainted old friends, fun memories and swag.
Have you ever been to AAD before?
I’m a first timer and totally pumped for the conference. Heck, I already have my costumes for the Mythological Masquerade and Steampunk Ball ready to go
How did you first get into writing? Has it always been your dream?
I’ve always been a ravenous reader and boasted a pretty impressive comic book collection in my teens. I’m also an incurable daydreamer. Put the two together, and it was only a matter of time before I fell completely and obsessively in love with writing.
What genre do you write?
I have a foot each in two related genres: fantasy romance and urban fantasy. Both genres are heavy on the fantasy side, except romance brings relationships to the forefront.
Do you have any must haves when you sit down to write?
When I’m lucky to have a full day to write, I must have my kick-ass iTunes playlist and a scented candle burning. Oh, my netbook is an assumed must-have because – Go forbid – if all technology failed tomorrow, I couldn’t read my own pitiful handwriting.
Can you tell us how a typical writing day for you is?
With a day job, I squeeze in words whenever I can. If I can’t get to a computer, I always have my faithful Moleskine journal to jot down notes and ideas. My dream is to either win the lottery or make the NY Times bestseller list so I can write full time. I’m shooting for the NY Times.
What is one thing you think sets you apart from other authors?
My stories are dark, fun and sexy, but what sets me apart from other authors is my focus on the heroine’s evolution. No matter how ordinary she may feel, by the end of the story she realizes how extraordinary and special she is. Just like us!
The story of a half-breed angel believed to be the harbinger of Armageddon, and the seductive knight assigned to kill her.
Life is relatively normal for bush pilot Kerra Cain. That is, until a fallen angel reveals himself, with plans to use her to destroy the Seven Seals. To escape, she must place her trust in the arms of Gareth, a dangerously sexy but enigmatic man who has haunted her dreams for years. Thrown into a desperate war for survival, Kerra must embrace a heritage long denied her in Knightfall.
Berinn Rae’s debut fantasy romance coming out May 2011 from Crescent Moon Press.
Read an excerpt the first chapter for free at http://www.berinnrae.com/books.html
Can you share with us anything you are currently working on?
I just finished an urban fantasy story about a woman dropped in the middle of an alien invasion, and it’s up to her to pull off the impossible: save the world and – hopefully – live a little happily ever.
Can you share with us your first book ever published?
I’m still tingly with excitement. My first book, Knightfall, is coming out in May (I’ve still got goose bumps). It’s a fantasy romance and available as both e-book and trade paperback.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us today?
Be sure to let me know if you’re attending AAD so we can meet in person. I’m a regular on both facebook and twitter.
Where can readers find you?
Twitter: @BerinnRae http://twitter.com/berinnrae
Do you have a link to your book list?