Interview and Giveaway with Adrian Phoenix!

 Joining me today is the super-talented Adrian Phoenix, author of the Maker’s Song series, and the brand new Hoodoo series! She’s also generously offered a *Signed* copy of Etched in Bone (Maker’s Song 4) and winner’s choice of one of the other 3 Maker’s Song novels!


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Please welcome Adrian to the blog!
MBW: Etched in Bone, the most recent installment in the Maker’s Song series (one of my faves), just came out on Feb. 22nd, can you tell us a bit about the series, for those that haven’t read it?
Adrian: I’d love to. First, thanks so much for having me here! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to hang out with you and your readers. All right, now for a bit about the series. The storyline revolves around FBI special agent Heather Wallace and nightkind (vampire) goth rock star Dante Baptiste, their deepening and sensual relationship and the mystery surrounding Dante, his past, and his destiny. As Paul Goat Allen (moderator of the online paranormal & urban fantasy book club) put it: “And he isn’t just a run-of-the-mill vampire, he’s the son of the fallen angel Lucien and he’s a Creawdwr, a maker, an extremely rare being with the godlike abilities to create or destroy. And on the run from a government agency known as the Shadow Bureau, he just may be losing his mind.”

MBW: Do you have an idea of how many books you’d like to write in the Maker’s Song series?
Adrian: I really don’t have a set number of books in mind. I love this series and these characters – they are very real to me – and I’d love to tell their stories and adventures forever.

MBW: I recently finished Black Dust Mambo(Hoodoo Series Book 1), and just loved it! If it was made into a movie, who would you want to play Kallie?
Adrian: Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And that’s a good question! I can’t think of an actress who could play fiery Cajun Kallie (and she’s of mixed descent), but maybe your readers can suggest someone.

MBW: Black Heart Loa, the second book in the Hoodoo series, comes out the end of June. Can you give us a teaser?
Adrian: Sure! In this book, Kallie searches for her missing bayou pirate cousin and finds out the hard way that someone is undoing powerful gris-gris, which means that magic has become as unpredictable as rolling a handful of dice. She also learns that the wards woven to protect the Gulf coast are unraveling, leaving New Orleans and the surrounding bayous vulnerable just as the deadliest storm in a century is born.As the hurricane powers toward the heart of all she loves, Kallie desperately searchesfor the cause of the randomness, only to learn that the culprit might be herself. To protect her family and friends, including the sexy nomad Layne Valin, Kallie steps into the jaws of danger and finds a loup garou designed to steal her heart—literally.

MBW: Is there anything you absolutely need to have handy (besides coffee) in order to write?
PhotobucketAdrian: Coffee is definitely the biggest, but music is a close second. From Nine Inch Nails to Anders Manga to C.C. Adcock, and movie scores, music keeps the creativity flowing. So does my little furry office supervisor, Diabla. She’s one of my three cats, and she’s the only one who hangs out in the office with me (I think she staked her territory) and she’ll often lead the way to the office when it’s time to write. LOL.

MBW: When you’re not writing (or running Zombie Preparedness drills), what do you like to do to unwind?
Adrian: You can never have enough zombie preparedness drills. LOL. I LOVE to read or watch a movie or hang out with friends.

MBW: You mention favorite authors on your website, how about favorite movies?
Adrian: Oh, I LOVE movies! Okay, here goes: The last Samurai, Gladiator, all of the Lord of the Rings movies, The last of the Mohicans, The Four Feathers, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Returns, The Mummy, Moulin Rouge, Desperado, Interview With the Vampire, Lost Boys, all of the Underworld movies, Shaun of the Dead, The Crow, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Aliens, The Thirteenth Warrior (love!), The Terminator, The Others, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York . . .

MBW: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?
Adrian: Y’know, this question is tougher than I thought it would be at first glance. Of course I’d love to live in New Orleans, would love to have a French Quarter apartment. And that’s something I hope to do some day. But I would also enjoy having a vacation place on the Oregon coast (Lincoln City or Depoe Bay) and I’d love to have a place in the English countryside. In my wild fantasies, I’d be able to afford all three! LOL.

MBW: Is there any news about upcoming projects you’d like to share with us?
Adrian: My publisher, Pocket, has picked up books five and six of The Maker’s Song and I’m working on book five right now, On Midnight Wings. I also hope to have more Kallie books coming out and maybe a new urban fantasy project as well.

MBW: Thank you so much for taking the time, Adrian! It was a pleasure!
Adrian: Thank YOU! It’s been my pleasure, for true!

You can read a chapter from the book that started it all.

Here’s a link to a sample chapter of A Rush of Wings. 

With Book Four, Etched in Bone, Dante faces his destiny and searches for a way to accept it on his own terms. To make his life, his own, at long last, and with Heather at his side. The former FBI agent is more than his partner and lover, she is also his anchor, his beacon, guiding him back from the edge of madness when his shattered past rises up and swallows him. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy. One who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer.Here’s a link to the first two chapters of Etched in Bone. 

Etched in Bone is also a featured read for March on’s Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Book Club – which I’m very excited about.

Andhere’s a linkto the first chapter of BlackDust Mambo

Thanks so much for having me! It’s been a blast!
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  1. Shera (Book Whispers)

    The teaser for Black Heart Loa was so cruel!! Can't wait to read it.

    Great interview.

  2. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Sorry to torture you, Shera! I should have a sample chapter up before long. I'll post on my blog when that happens.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  4. Glad you enjoyed the interview, Diana!

  5. Great interview and we like some of the same movies no wonder we get along 🙂
    I am ready for June for more than one reason of course for BHL but I am sick of snow and I think it will be June before it ever stops LOL..

  6. Haven't read the first series yet. Read Black Dust Mambo and really enjoyed it. Have the Maker's Song on my other list of books to read that are released already!

  7. Among many reasons, Annette. 🙂

    No snow here, but lots of rain. Sigh.


  8. So glad you enjoyed Black Dust Mambo, Jessica! Hope you enjoy The Maker's Song books just as much when you get to them.

    Thanks for your comment!

  9. awesome info, hon! always learning something new *winks*

  10. Offbeat Vagabond

    Awesome interview. Not entering since I already own them all and I am halfway through Etched in Bone. Wow, is all I have to say LOL! Love the list of movies listed, especially Aliens and Shaun of the Dead. I have seen those more than I can count and they still effect me. Can't wait for Black Heart Loa, it sounds even more great than the first one (which I uber-loved, not a word, but I am making it one LOL) and more Layne, definitely more Layne. Thank you both for the great interview and giveaway. Great read 🙂

  11. Great interview =]
    And I must say I love your banner at the top of the blog….gor-geous♥♥

    Not sure if my email feature is turned on or not…I'm kinda feeling my way around on here!!!!

    But feel free to drop by

  12. Juhu!!
    Is that a real picture of Diabla?
    Had a great time again!
    Big hugs as always, Kerstin ^o^

  13. Hi Kristin and Adrian!
    Love your interview, I always curious about Maker Song and want to start reading it, but have no time. I hope I can start reading it soon, I love when the heroine is a cop or FBI agent 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway

  14. Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations)

    Great series. =)

  15. Yup, Kerstin, that's a real pic of Diabla. 🙂

    Thanks so much to everyone for your comments and support!

  16. The Adventures of Razor and Edge

    Hi, Adrian:

    Very nice interview. Congratulations on the continuing success.


  17. Thanks so much, Russ! Thanks also to Stacy! Glad you've enjoyed it.

  18. I feel so under prepared!!! I haven't had a Zombie Preparedness drill yet!!!

    Must prepare… to busy reading… if Zombies attack, I'm screwed. But at least I'll die knowing how 'Etched in Bone' ends 😀


  19. Hi, Adrian thanks for the interview!
    I can't belive you listen to Nine Inch Nails when you write, I could never do that, lol.

  20. Diabla is a little…. phew, how do I say that…. couch tomato, isn't she!?? :)=
    She is so cute, with her white socks! A red head, just like you!
    Have a great night!
    Love, love, Kerstin!

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