Saturday, September 22, 2012

Interview with Laura Hawks and Review of the Demon's Kiss

Laura Hawks Author of Demon's Kiss

How did you choose your genre? Paranormal gave me the opportunity to write what I wanted to... about the plights, mythos and culture of Native Americans but not have it sound like its text book reading that should be done in school. Plus I am a hopeful romantic at heart.

Who inspires you? My friends and family. No matter what, they seem to stand by my side and encourage me, even when I might have so little to believe in at the time. 

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Definitely the egg. Reading got my imagination to blossom.

Do you want to venture into other genres? Not sure I am comfortable with other genres just yet. Maybe in the future.

What's your favorite thing about the writing process? the idea. Something has to inspire me enough to say to myself... what if....

Three facts about you? I adore animals, especially fluffy ones. I am terrified to death of snakes. I love to cook and some of my family and friends wonder why I never became a chef.

Do you believe in UFOs? Yes. I have always contended I saw one when I was 12.

Would you rather have fame or fortune? Hmmm, both? lol

Pick one book that is your all time favorite? Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Its a book that made me laugh, cry, hurt, wince and everything in between.

Embarrassing guilty pleasure? Watching my cats sleep and playing with their paws to make them twitch.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? I am pretty extroverted, but there are times when I can be a wall flower.


Muppet - Miss Piggy
Cartoon growing up- Scooby Doo
Color- I can't do just one... and I like when they are together... royal purple, fuschia and royal blue or teal.
Type of Monster- Mummy

Do you speed when you drive? yes (ssh)

Guilty Pleasure?  I am a foodie. I love to try lots of different things. 

Your thoughts on Self Publishing. More power to you.

Your thoughts on Zombies. I like my brain where it is and that is not in their stomachs

Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? I believe something is out there.

Are you a tweeter, a re-tweeter, or you couldn't care less about Twitter? could care less

Would you rather sit on a porch with sweet tea {insert other beverage if tea isn't your thing} or go hiking with a bottle of water and a smile?
I like both, but I love to sit on porches and watch the world go by.

Your favorite type of music... pretty eclectic, but dance, top 40 and  Symphonic Metal
Your favorite color of Skittle... orange
Your favorite memory... Being in the shark cage watching as great whites swam around us or the baby lion that wanted to fall asleep in my lap.
Your favorite quote.... “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”- Lao Tzu

Your favorite way to spend an evening... dinner with friends talking

Tell us what you are working on now! I am working on book two of my first book. Book One is Demon's Kiss, out Oct. 13, 2012. It is Clarissa's story of protecting a very powerful stone from one demon while falling in love with another. Book two... Demon's Dream will be Azamel's story. I am also introducing a pantheon in the second book, that I will be using for future novels. I am also completing another tome based on Ojibwa mythos as its base with some elaboration and a lot of exaggeration but also with some historical facts about events in the Great Lakes Region involving the Ojibwa tribe. 
I also have a few other ideas in my head.

Anything you would like to say to the aspiring authors reading this blog? Don't give up and keep trying.

Demon's Kiss

When her family was murdered, Clarissa found her life altered. As the new guardian for a very powerful gem that could change the very fate of the Earth and its inhabitants should it be lost, she willingly accepted the responsibilities to keep it safe. 

 A demon named Xon was after the abilities the gem would afford him should he get his hands on it.

Azamel protected the world from demon kind. A demon himself, he was appointed judge and if need be, executioner to protect the various races that roamed the Earth. Now he had to hunt Xon and prevent him from obtaining a stone that could give him the edge he would need to rule, but to do this Azamel would have to work with a young wolf who had a chip on her shoulder. Could he succeed in time to save both of them... before it was too late? Or would Clarissa's mistrust doom them all?

My Review

I had the pleasure of reading Laura Hawks "The Demon's Kiss" early. I enjoyed the style of her writing very much. I was pulling for the main characters to get together, and I thought her version of the inner demon was fantastic. I recommend this book for those who enjoy paranormal romance with a hint of danger. Demon's Kiss was great for her debut novel, I look forward to reading what Hawks comes up with next. 


1 comment:

  1. Perfect timing for Halloween. Sounds utterly spooky.
    This was a cool, funny interview and has made me think about self publishing, again. I really want a traditional publisher, but it's harder than possible (almost) to get into the traditional arena.

    Thanks! I enjoyed:)