Hi Mandy! Thank you for joining us today.
Thanks for having me. I ‘m excited to be here.
Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?
Sure thing. I’m a multi-published, award winning (saying out loud always makes me giggle), bestselling (yeah, that one makes me snicker too) author of paranormal romance. I still, even after six years as a professional author, look behind me when someone mentions author. This still doesn’t feel like a job to me and I love every second of it.
What made you decide to do a book about Valkyries?
I’ve had a fascination with mythology from a very early age. Doesn’t matter what type of mythology, I enjoy it and love learning about it. The draw to Norse Mythology and Valkyries in particular came from all they’re rumored to be able to do. They hold men’s lives in their hands. That is awesome power—to pick and choose. And there is something about having it involve warriors that really speaks to me. They’re like angels of death in a sense. I cringe whenever I read about them serving Odin and mortal men like handmaidens so I did tweak anything to do with that portion of the later myths. I like my heroines to be kick ass and able to find love.
For me, the chance to explore Valhalla and the Valkyrie, through the eyes of a misfit one, was just too tempting to resist.
Do you plan to have more books involving Norse Mythology?
At this time, I don’t have anything on the burner aside from continuing the Valkyrie series. It’s a three-book arc and from there, several books following new heroines are already written. These continue my spin on the Valkyrie mythology.
Can you tell us about your latest release, Point of No Return?
This is a futuristic paranormal. I set up the world to be one where supernaturals are a known threat, though, Earth firmly believes it ended all risk to itself hundreds of years ago when it packed up several large spacecrafts will all the supernaturals and sent them to uninhabited planets. Problem is, only one shuttle stayed on course. The rest crashed on other planets. Fast forward hundreds of years. These planets where the shuttles crashed are living with the aftereffects and it’s not always a good thing. Then again, some of them are hiding secrets they wouldn’t want the Commission finding about either. I mean, doesn’t everyone have a few surprises in their blood lines?
This is book three in the Project Exorcism series and its Jordan and Nina’s story. They’re two hot-headed lead characters who have just as much of a chance of igniting their tempers as they do heating up the sheets.
If you could switch lives with one of your characters, who would it be & why?
Valerie, from The Valkyrie. She’s a modern day girl with the power to jump to any point in history. She can see everything as it’s unfolding. I would love to be like a fly on the wall and witness so many of history’s great moments.
If you could ask readers any question, what would it be?
To borrow from you, if you could switch lives with any one of my characters, who would it be and why?
Where can readers find you on the internet?
Links to my facebooks and myspace pages can be found by accessing my website, as well as buy links to my publishers
Thanks for having me!
***Mandy will be giving away a PDF download of The Valkyrie to one lucky commenter. Good luck! :D
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