Midnight Seductions Guest Interview
1. Tell us about your most recent release. I am so excited because this is my first novel. I’m turning cartwheels, can you tell? Maxie Briscoe: Werewolf is a wicked cool tale about a feisty, no-nonsense female werewolf in south suburban Chicago. It’s hard out there for girl like her, acting like a normal human while secretly indulging the beast within, but she manages until a killer sets his sights on her. The heat is on as Maxie tries to survive and avoid getting outed in the process. She gets some unexpected help with her fight in the form of Damien and Noah, two hot-as-hell male werewolves. The attraction between the three of them is an instant firestorm that redefines complicated.
2. What genre do you prefer to write? Is there a genre you’d like to write in that you haven’t tried yet? I love to write erotica and romance, but I’d love to eventually write a historical novel or maybe an epic fantasy series.
3. What do you like to read? My bookshelves sag because I love to read such a wide variety of works. Just about anything under the sun from history to science fiction to erotica and horror can catch my interest at any given moment.
4. What do you feel is your strength as an author? For instance: characterization, dialogue,
sexual tension, sex scenes???? Definitely characterization. There’s nothing more fun for me than coming up with new people for all the story ideas running around in my head. I love to delve into their background and figure out how they operate.
5. How did you choose your pen name? Does it hold some significance special to
you? I don’t have one. I use my own name because seeing it on a cover is tangible proof in my mind that I am finally starting to live the dream I’ve worked so hard for.
6. Where do you see your writing career taking you? Goals for two, four, six
years. Two years from now, I see myself with an agent and pushing to break into one of the big NYC publishing houses. Beyond that, I’m not sure. I know I want to try other types of writing like graphic novels and screen plays. I’d also like to start a group for young writers who don’t have access to creative writing classes for whatever reason. I had a lot of help to get me on this road and I want to pay it forward.
7. Do you ever use people you know as characters in your book, or composites?
The names have been changed to... Kidding! I’ve never based a character on a real person, but I’ve used traits of various people I know to create a couple of my characters.
8. Do you find that your creativity is more active mornings, afternoon, or
evenings? I am definitely an evening and nighttime writer. I can never get started during the day. I was born late in the afternoon so I think it’s probably a genetic thing.
9. What well-known author would you compare your work to or hope that you've
achieved the same level of excitement? I can’t really compare myself to another author, but I hope to always give my best to my readers out there. Who knows where this journey will take me? Maybe I’ll become a reclusive author living in a dark, mysterious mansion, and wear a pair of those big old sunglasses like Jackie O whenever I venture outside.
10. What’s your favorite leisure activity? Why? My favorite leisure activity is curling up under my quilt with a good book. It relaxes me, is totally free and takes me to faraway places.
A little bit about Melissa Bradley: She grew up on the south side of Chicago, where she still lives, in a book-loving, story-telling family. She has a passion for books, movies and chocolate. You can find out more about her and her works by visiting http://myspace.com/melbwrites.