Please welcome Karina Cooper to the blog! She’s here today courtesy of Goddessfish Tours, so be sure to check out the rest of the tour stops as well! Also, Karina and HarperCollins are giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one random commenter, so make sure you post those questions and comments for Katrina to enter!
Blood of the Wicked and the Lure of the Wicked look absolutely sizzling! Can you tell us a bit about the Dark Mission series?
But if you think about it, there was no real reason why a majority of the Salem population jumped on the witch trial bandwagon, either, was there? Sure, a few people had political or economic reasons to get rid of a few people, brand them as witches and let them hang, but that doesn’t explain why others let themselves go along with it. We’re a strange breed, humans. We can get swept away in a craze, eager to blame something – anything – rather than go through our lives never really knowing.
In the Dark Mission, I explore what happens when a frightened world lets itself be led by a strong voice. No matter what that voice has to say. And, of course, when you have high-intensity people in adrenaline-ridden situations, there’s always going to be some chemistry. Good, bad, explosive; all the ingredients for a love story set in a gritty, unforgiving city.
Lauren Dane’s MESMERIZED comes to mind, as well as Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play series. Mrrrowr.
For folks just starting to read books in the paranormal romance genre (like me), do you have any suggestions (aside from your series, of course)?
I think for people transitioning from urban fantasy to romance should read Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series – this series of books had me glued to the pages from book one, page one, and I couldn’t put it down. Full of action, heat and danger, I ate it all up.
I’d also suggest Merrie Destefano’s AFTERLIFE. It’s not a typical romance at all, and as someone once described it, it’s quite “chewy”. I found myself drawn in by the premise, fascinated by the events, and being quietly satisfied by the romance at the end – but also very thoughtful about it. It’s not at all a typical anything, really, and even months after I’ve read it, I still dwell on the story.
What’s one of your favorite lines from a book?
What do you suppose it means?
Otherwise, I’m pretty standard! I type one letter at a time – except sometimes I can manage two, and then I get really confused.
When you’re not writing, how do you like to spend your free time?
Once a week, I also go to a Live Action Roleplay game set to White Wolf’s Changeling: the Lost setting. That’s been going on for years, now, and it’s quite fun!
Is there any news of upcoming projects or events that you’d like to share?
I also have some other projects in the works, but to hear about them as I announce them, you’ll want to follow me on Twitter (@karinacooper) or watch my website at www.karinacooper.com. Straight from the horse’s mouth!Er, not that I’m a horse…
Really.I hope that answers all your questions! If not? Leave some comments and ask away, I’ll be visiting in between things while I’m at RWA. If you’re really sweet, I’ll even tip some insider information from the heart of the Romance Writers of America. 😉
My review of Before the Witches (Novella)
My review of Blood of the Wicked (Dark Mission 1)
My review of Lure of the Wicked (Dark Mission 2)
This book tour was courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions!