Monthly Archives: April 2013
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Interview with Amy:
1. Where did you get the idea for The Morning Star?
It’s been simmering in my mind since 2005, coincidentally with the release of Twilight, but before I
heard about it. I wanted to write a love story between the daughter of Lucifer, and at ﬁrst, with an
archangel. Then I sat on it for a year and decided to go with the concept of his daughter falling in
love with the son of an archangel. Then the whole “Romeo and Juliet” thing came about, warring
families, forbidden love. I just wasn’t sure why Lucifer and this Archangel would be quarreling, so I
sat on it for another year, developing the characters in my head. During that time I came up with the
whole “Cinderella” aspect with the wicked step-mother (Lilith), and her “succu-spawn” half-sister
Venus. I started researching about angels, were there any female ones? All I could ﬁnd was that
they were neither he nor she, so Michaela came about as the lone wolf, so to speak. It all just bled
from there 🙂
2. I understand you are working on the sequel Equinox, but are there any other books planned in
Yes, I am planning on it being a trilogy only at this point. If it gains momentum and I ﬁnd that I
haven’t yet ﬁnished telling Gabriel and Dawn’s story, I will end it with a fourth, or a novella, but as of
now, it’s three.
3. On Goodreads, you say you have 12 other books in the works, OMG! Are you writing all of these
at the same time, or are they just ideas for later?
Currently, I am writing on 3 others besides Equinox right now — a chick-lit/rom-com/mildy-sleazy/
rom-com/romance with a twist called “Catching Frogs” that I am shooting for a mid-April release. I’m
also writing a horror-comedy and a sci-ﬁ aquatic thriller that keeps getting pushed to the back
burner. I actually started writing that one before TMS, and really need to ﬁnish it! The others have a
chapter written, and include another young adult novel, an erotica one, a dystopia political
apocalyptic thriller , a mystery, and one I am really looking forward to writing, a “Sex in the City” type
of novel, but from a guys point of view!
4. Do you have any writing quirks (other than writing an insane amount?
I have quirks, period! I do write better either very early in the morning, say at 5:30 am, and have to
eat a brownie with coffee, or very late at night with a glass of Malbec and some cheese bread. And
if I get stuck on my story, I close it and start working on one of my others 🙂
5. Do you write while listening to music? Any song in particular that you listened to on repeat while
writing The Morning Star.
Always have Spotify or iTunes on. Three songs that were on constant repeat for inspiration were I’ll
follow you into the dark, by Death Cab for Cutie, which is Dawn and Gabriel’s theme song, Oh What
a Thrill, by the Mavericks, just because they are my favorite band, and Dawn and Gabriel’s ﬁrst kiss
almost happen during that song at their concert, and Poison and Wine, by the Civil Wars because it
is so haunting and heartbreaking!
6. Anything else you’d like your readers and fans to know about you?
I am probably the most ridiculously goofy person I know, and have no shame! If someone was to
dare me to do a solo ﬂash mob to Gagnam Style in a crowded mall, no questions asked, I would do
it. I have no problem making an ass out of myself! I fronted a country band a few years ago and we
had an internet hit in Europe. My ﬁrst real job was as a police and ﬁre dispatcher in Los Angeles,
and I even was an extra on a episode of “Rescue 9-1-1” William Shatner was a cool guy. Oh yeah,
and I’ve been a movie extra also, dating myself here — if you ever watch “Great Balls of Fire” at the
very last scene where he’s singing “Wild One”, you can catch me in my blonde hair and bouncing
green scarf on the bottom right of your screen! I’m a descendant of Marie Antoinette. She’s like my
great , great, great, great aunt on my moms side. And also on my mom’s side, my great grandma
was a lover of Nicholas II of Russia. True story! Looking back, I’ve had quite the colorful life, and I
haven’t even used all the crayons yet!
There is a love that is so dangerous, so powerful, so intoxicating that it embraces your heart and smothers your mind until it leaves you defenceless.
Serena knew that but still, it didn’t stop her. His name was Kai. He was the most beautiful, irresistible man she had ever encountered. Their attraction was too compelling to fight and she knew she would go to the end of the world beside him. That is love.
However behind the allure was hidden a deadly secret – a secret that threatened her fragile life… But secrets best left unsaid never remain hidden forever. When Kai reveals his true identity, she is exposed to a frightening world she had no idea existed. Controlled by powerful Elemental forces her life is placed in mortal danger.
Unbeknown to them, their lives have been entwined from the beginning and it leads her to discover an even greater secret about who she really is. As the pieces begin to unravel and death becomes a reality, Serena is forced to decide what is more important…her love or life.
Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and her preferred genre is Young Adult, Paranormal Romance. Before 2009, Mia wouldn’t even pick up a book and was more interested in sports. However she finally found some novels that captured her interest and developed a love of both reading and writing. Mia began with poems and after getting two published in separate anthologies she moved on to short stories. Although she enjoyed this, Mia found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created her first series The Wanderer Trilogy and from there other ideas have emerged which she hopes to turn into novels as well. Elemental Killers is her second series and book two will be out soon.
Thanks to Amy for hosting me on her brilliant blog and remember to check out Deadly to Love and the rest of the tour stops here: http://miahoddell.blogspot.co.uk/p/tour-schedule.html!
Gotta love some good teasers. If these don’t make you rush out and read Deadly to Love, I just don’t know about you!
- I knew they would get it out of me at some point but at that moment I liked that it was just something I knew. As soon as I told them, they would want details and I wasn’t ready to give them yet. ~Page 56
- I watched him as he ran towards the chaos, gun drawn and ready. When he was nearing the row of houses another man and woman ran out to join him. ~ page 195
- “Well as you can hear, I’m not dead and not planning on being so any time soon. Yeah the weather’s weird but it’s not like we can do anything but wait it out I guess,” I lied. ~ Page 250
- “What? Why? How does she even know where this house is?”
Kai had made his way back to the sofa but instead of wrapping his arms around me he sat facing me, his back against the armrest. ~ Page 267
- I shut my eyes to block out the inhuman stares and the unnatural light.
Fear had taken over my body. ~Page 342
Anyone who knows me, is versed in my love of music. Here’s Mia’s soundtrack–check out the cool tunes!
Paperback (Lulu) and will be available on Amazon soon