Joining me today is the fabulous Katie MacAlister! Katie is the author of over 40 novels in multiple genres, including paranormal, romance, historical, and much more! Katie was kind enough to answer a few questions for me and is offering 2 copies of In the Company of Vampires to 2 lucky winners (please see giveaway deets at the bottom of the post).
I did have one particular skill, however—no matter what the subject, I could write for pages without much effort. My electronics labs were noted, I was told by a TA, for their verbosity in detailing what should have happened, but what never did (I wasn’t very good in electronics).
So the writer was there, just waiting for me to work out that pesky degree business before it emerged some years later when I was asked to write non-fiction books about computer software. Those were interesting, but not very fun, and I swore on the day I finished the first one that I was going to write fiction instead, so I could include dialogue, and fun characters, and torment them like crazy.Thus was my fiction career started.
There are female Moravians, but they have their souls, and can—but don’t need to—drink blood to survive. Why are only the males classified as Dark Ones? It goes back to the idea of sins of the father being visited upon the son, an archaic custom that lets me really torture the poor heroes. And nothing makes me happier than making them miserable before I pair them up with a woman who will bring them to their knees with appreciation.I am mean, yes. We know this. 🙂
Much Ado About Vampires comes out in October. Will there be more in the Dark Ones series?
There will, indeed. Much Ado, which is the story for Alec from Zen and the Art of Vampires, and Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang, will continue some of the story thread from those two books, as well as include a bit from the previous vamp book, In the Company of Vampires. There is a lot of Pia and Kristoff in this book, so fans of those two will have some questions answered that were left opened.
I really don’t seen an end in sight for the vamp books. Luckily, my muse has lots of story ideas for them, so I just let her tell me which story she wants next, and go from there.
What’s your most unusual writing quirk?
No one ever said writing was a pretty job. 🙂
I know quite a few authors enjoy listening to music when they write. Do you? If so, can you give us a playlist?
What’s one of the most daring things you’ve ever done?
Later on, I used a lot of my experiences there in one of my books, Improper English, which gave me no end of secret pleasure. Didn’t meet a dishy Englishman there, however.
Can you tell us something about yourself that maybe not a lot of people know?
Is there any news of upcoming events or projects that you’d like to share with us?
I’m in the middle of writing the third light dragons book, so right now I’m immersed in Baltic and everything dragonny. But after that, I may start a brand new series, something new and exciting that has yet to be seen in the paranormal romance world—and no, I can’t tell you about it, other than my publisher is very excited, and I’ve got more than 30 research books to get through before I can tackle this new series.My first contemporary in years and years and years will be out this December—I’m head over heels in love with the hero, who has the unpronounceable name of Iakovos, and can’t wait for readers to fall for him too. He’s dishy beyond belief, and I love him so much, I keep re-reading the manuscript just to enjoy him all over again. Yeah, I’m that easy. 🙂
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today, Katie!
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