Thursday, October 24, 2013

Author Interview with Christine Rains

Please help me welcome one of my favorite authors and long time blogging buddy Christine Rains to A Buckeye Girl Reads! I'm happy to be a part of her blog tour for the release of The 13th Floor Collection!! 

Title: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance 
Release date: October 13th, 2013

Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.

Six novellas telling their tales.

A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.

All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.

Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.

  1. What inspired you to write the series?

Superstitions about the number 13 led to some fun “what if” questions. Few buildings have a 13th floor. It's considered bad luck. Why? Would something unlucky live on that floor? Yet what if it wasn't something unlucky, but something really good? I love to twist tropes and myths.

  1. Whose story was the hardest to write?

THE MARQUIS was by far the hardest one to write. It took me a few months to get the protagonist to talk to me. Marc isn't a chatty guy. He grunts and growls a lot, but he'd rather I ignored him. Thankfully the other characters in the story refused to let me do so.

  1. Whose was the easiest to write?

THE ALPHA was the easiest to write. Stefanie has a strong voice, and I love to write powerful women. I also adore geeky guys and superheroes.

  1. What was the last book you read?

By the time this interview is posted, I will have read several more books! Yet today I finished THE SECOND SIGN by Elizabeth Arroyo. A fantastic YA paranormal romance.

  1. Do you have a favorite comfort read, if so what is it?

One series I read over and over is Harry Potter. I'm in love with the world and the characters. There's definitely magic in those pages.

  1. Do you have any upcoming projects?

I'm not certain what I'm going to do next. I have a few manuscripts that I would like to revise and query. A paranormal romance with witches, a superhero romance, and another paranormal with demons and vampires. Also, since NaNoWriMo isn't that far away, I might write a new urban fantasy where the geeky underdogs become the heroes.

Thank you so much for having me here today.

Buy Links: 
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Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.

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