I’m very lucky today to be able to share the great thrill of an author’s release day, the day we send our babies off to the world to be loved or judged – hopefully the former. My guest today is the fantastic Brenda Huber, author of the Chronicles of the Fallen series (one I heartily recommend!) Book 4 in the series releases today! Let’s get down ‘n’ dirty with her, shall we? 😉
Hi, Brenda! Congratulations on your new release and I’m so pleased you could stop by on your busy, exciting day! Let’s start this interview by telling us something I wouldn’t be able to find out about you through Google.
Well, that’s certainly a loaded question! Lol. Um, I’ve held some interesting jobs. I was a youth counselor at a residential treatment facility. I’ve also worked as a bank teller, a jailer for the Sheriff’s Department, and a manager at a fashion boutique. And all the while I dreamed of writing.
Wow, a jailer? I definitely see a romance there. The bad boy accused of a crime etc. Plenty of material for your writing. 🙂 Speaking of, can you tell us a little bit about Demon of Vengeance?
Demon of Vengeance is book four in the Chronicles of the Fallen Series. Let’s just say it isn’t for the faint of heart! Lol.
Our heroine Phoebe is the independent no nonsense sort. She is a professor by profession, and a hereditary Guardian of one of the sacred relics that could bring about the apocalypse. She has a legacy to uphold and her family honor to restore. The last thing she is looking for is romance. But our sexy hero Sebastian is very…well, determined, if you get my drift.
In a nutshell, Sebastian is a reformed (sort of) demon who is working on redeeming himself and returning to his Heavenly home. He and his compatriots have uncovered a plot to overthrow Lucifer. Now, they hold no loyalty to the dark prince, however, if Lucifer falls, the barrier between earth and hell would crumble and humankind would perish…which would seriously undermine Sebastian’s plans of earning forgiveness. In the process of saving humanity, Sebastian meets his match in a beautiful professor with secrets of her own.
Picture it…exotic locations, steamy romance, an age old nemesis, epic battles, and the fate of all mankind. This book has it all!
Phew. *fans self* Sounds exciting in every sense 😉 And definitely on my TBR list. I love sparring between the hero and heroine. Leads to some great chemistry 🙂
If you could make a movie out of Demon of Vengeance, who would be your dream cast?
A dream cast? What author doesn’t go into this kind of proposition without some kind of…template in his or her head? A face they see when they close their eyes as they are imagining?
So, for Sebastian I see… Chris Hemsworth, maybe. Or Alexander Skarsgard. A real Viking/Norse god type. Lol
And Phoebe, hmm, that’s a little tougher. Kate Beckinsale?
We think alike (and I’m sooo glad :)) I’m loving the inspirations. Kate B is always my go-to for sexy, kick ass heroines, and I’ve never met a woman who didn’t drool a little over Chris H. Those eyes…
Sorry, let’s move on! What’s your favourite part of writing?
That moment when you’re so deep in painting the scene, and it all feels so REAL that when you finish and you look up and drag in a deep breath, there is actually a moment of disorientation. A moment where you completely forgot where you are, forgot WHO you are.
It’s at that moment that I know the book I’m working on is good. Really good. It’s at that moment I personally make the connection.
I ❤ that. When it’s flowing an all, it’s better than a drug. Or cookies. Which, same thing in my house LOL.
What other projects are you working on?
Aside from book five in the series? Lol. No, seriously. I’m working on a new book right now completely separate and away from the Chronicles of the Fallen series. It still hasn’t given all its secrets up to me. But I keep chipping away at them. (I’m completely a pantser!) I don’t want to give away too much too soon. Think something along the lines of…strong willed heroine with a controlling, obsessive ex meets sexy protective modern day cowboy. I’m very excited.
Intrigued! Love me some cowboys. 🙂
Who are the biggest influences on how you write?
The first romance novel I ever picked up was Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey. I was 14. I’ve been a loyal fan ever since, own every book she ever wrote! Lol. But I don’t think I could pinpoint one favorite. I love to read so I have many, though I tend to gravitate to romance. Paranormal, historical, western, suspense. Any and all romance. And author-wise..Kresley Cole, Lara Adrian, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nora Roberts, Karen Marie Moning, Lisa Jackson, Stephanie Lauren’s, Kay Hooper, Linda Lael Miller, Theresa Medeiros, Rebecca Zanetti….I could go on and on.
I think you pretty much everyone you’ve listed is on my bookshelf! But there are a couple new ones there *runs away to add to list*
So out of all these amazing books, what one would you read over and over again?
I could take a photo of one of my bookcases, the one in my bedroom. I keep all my personal favorites in that one. Too many to count. Those are the ones I can, and have, reread. Most many times over. But if I had to name one… No, no. I can’t chose. Lol.
Wuss. 🙂 Not that I could choose…
For a little fun, what ice cream flavour best describes you?
Dark chocolate fudge brownie…oh,oh! With a swirl of sea salt caramel! Sweet but still a bit salty, smooth with hidden little surprises. Lol
Man, now I’m hungry 🙂 This has been a great getting-to-know you sesh – BUT just to end on, tell me your best pickup line.
I have no game! Lol But I do have dimples! So all I need is my smile. 😉
And that’s really all you need!
Thanks so much for stopping by on your exciting day, Brenda! And make sure you check out Demon of Vengeance at Amazon, or to keep up to date, check her out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or her website 🙂
Brenda Huber enjoys writing spicy paranormal, historical, and contemporary romance. She lives in northern Iowa with her husband, two kids, and one very spoiled dog.