Monday, July 21, 2014

Author Spotlight: Josephine McNabb

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Introducing author Josephine McNabb and her paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel Fire and Fangs:

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a twenty-three year old student. I grew up in a farm in Northern Ireland. I have two brothers and so many pets I couldn't start naming them all. I started writing Fire and Fangs about a year and a half ago. I didn't think it would turn out to be an actual book, but when it did, my boyfriend suggested that I publish it. I am editing book two in the Blood and Flames series and looking forward to starting book 3. I've always been an avid reader too. My Mum used to read stories with me when I was younger and I've been reading ever since. 

2. When did you start writing, and why?
I started writing because I was off work with an injury and this scenario came to mind when I was going to bed one night.. Then the next night.. So I decided I would write it down to get it out of my head. It didn't work! It kept going so I kept writing. I've written small stories since I was in school, nothing published, but my teacher said i had a vivid imagination.

3. What do you write, and why? What do you enjoy about what you write?

I write paranormal romance with a lot of action and suspense. I like my stories to have a bit of grit about them. I don't like it to be all about the romance, but how the romance can survive through the tough times. 

4. What is your latest book or series? Any forthcoming books?
My first and only (so far) series is Blood and Flames. Fire and Fangs is available now and book two, which I am in the process of editing will be available before the end of the summer.

Picture 5. "Welcome To My Worlds": Tell us a little about the world of your latest book or series.
My world builds itself throughout the book. It begins as a normal world, where there are bad creatures out there, but only a select few know about it and they try to protect humanity from it. Of course it doesn't stay that way.. Danni and Keri hunt rogue's, vampires, shifters etc that go bad and start killing innocents. 

6. Introduce us to some of your characters. What do you like about them?
Danni is a seasoned fighter, she grew up under the wing of Nick, who is a surrogate father to her. He took her in after her parents died. The book begins with Danni tailing a rogue who has kidnapped a little girl. She is bad ass and not afraid of anything. She is confident in her abilities but she wishes that she was normal. She has a gift that she calls, 'The Heat'. Her body goes up in flames and she can manipulate her fire. She has been repressing it for years. 

Keri is a newbie, she is fresh out of the training academy and is keen to prove her skills. She is naive and comes across quite vulnerable at times. Although I do love her snide remarks. She develops and grows within this book. 

Nest Master Damon is someone that you love to hate at the beginning. He isn't very nice. He is determined to rule his Nest and keep all of his vampires safe. I think his stubbornness and single mindedness is what I like about him. 

Rachel aka Blondie is Danni's boyfriends sister. Blondie hates Danni with a passion and thinks her brother Greg, can do so much better. She's out to make trouble for them.

7. A fun fact you would like your readers to know about you or your book.
While writing this book I sent everyone around me mad, you would have to say my name about four times before I heard you and if you were wanted me to do something you had to wait until my brain went quiet before I could tear myself way. I was too afraid I would forget such a brilliant scene.

8. Blog/site link:
Facebook | Goodreads

Fire and Fangs is available at
Amazon (universal link)

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