Good morning everyone! Today's guest is one of our favorites, Linda Wisdom. I hope you join us as Linda discusses her the world of her books.
Oh What a Tangled Spell She Weaves
I first created the idea of a witch series about four years ago and the first book, 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover was released in March, 2008. I couldn’t stop after that and luckily, my readers didn’t want me to.
I love writing this series for many reasons. It’s fun. It’s snarky. It’s a lot like me. At least, that’s what my friends tell me. I enjoy reading paranormal and urban fantasy, so no wonder I write the same.
The idea of an alternate world where magick is alive and strong, and where mythical creatures are real is like a fairy tale for grownups. I also call it making the unbelievable believable. The thought of a universe that defies logic is a challenge for any writer. There’s nothing more I like than a good challenge.
With the witches I wanted to use the current world along with the fun spice of myth and magick. I wanted to infuse their energy into my books and hopefully when my fans read my books they’ll laugh and wish for some magick of their own. Or even a sexy magickal guy.
I wanted all of the witches to be individuals with unique powers and the kind of hero that deserves them.
Each one came to me fully formed. I could see her physical features and personality in my head, what kind of magick she excelled in, and where she would live. Her magickal sidekick would have to be the perfect balance for her. Something fun, hopefully memorable, and have their own crazy history.
I hope I give my readers well-rounded characters and a rich story.
Early this year my publisher decided to repackage my Hex series with a new title and cover. Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend will be out in April 2012 featuring Maggie who appeared at the end of Hex in High Heels. Maggie is with the Hellion Guards that protect all preternatural creatures and now she’s caught up in stopping an ancient Mayan curse that demons have gotten involved in along with fighting the attraction of a sexy fire half demon named Declan. As if that’s not bad enough, ‘I am so not a mom figure’ Maggie has a mouthy teenage girl to further complicate her life. It was wild rollercoaster ride of a book to write and I hope my readers will agree.
I’m putting out a couple enovellas for Kindle and other ebook sites along with eventually releasing my backlist books. Word on those will be available on my website www.lindawisdom.com
Why don’t you tell me what you enjoy about paranormal and urban fantasy books? What has you coming back for more?