Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Author Interview & Giveaway: Moon Born by D. River





Moon Born
Feral Hearts Tales
Book 2
D. River
Genre: Shifter/paranormal romance/gay romance
Publisher: Lightbane Publications
Date of Publication: 9/14/2015
ISBN: 978-1-4675-7745-8
Word Count: 90,000
Pages: 332
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Book Description: 

Tucker and Ryder figured that the worst was over. They'd gotten used to being lycans, they'd managed to not get killed by werewolf hunters and they'd stopped a crazy magician from trying to unleash Armageddon.

However, as they try to get back to their lives, they find a whole host of new problems awaiting them. The government has established a task force to deal with paranormal threats and lycans are at the top of that list. There is a monster prowling the dark places of New York City. And the Moon Spirit has an agenda for them to fulfill.

Moon Born continues the story of Love Bites, with new characters, new dangers and new complications for Ryder and Tucker's relationship.

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About the Author:

D. River has been writing for many decades, and most of it is filthy, dirty stuff that you absolutely shouldn't read. Highly-trained experts have successfully quarantined most of that work to keep save innocent bystanders from debilitating cases of blushing.

D. River started putting out books for sale with Wild Horses. Since no one told him to stop, he went on to publish other novels, including the popular Love Bites. The men in white coats caught up with him, though, and he vanished off the face the of Earth. Having made his escape and having set up shop in an abandoned adult toy factory, he is now ready to unleash more paranormal romances/adventure stories on an unsuspecting world.

http://lightbane.com/driver.html

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4123971.D_River/blog

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Interview:

Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?

I am trying to be better about planning stuff, but I prefer to let the story go where it wants to go.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story? I have a character who was introduced in the first book in an offhand comment. Later in the book, I decided to bring him in for a scene. In Moon Born, he managed to wedge himself firmly into my MC's lives. Now he's demanding his own book. So yeah...

What drew you to the M/M genre in particular? The M/M genre has a lot of un-mined potential right now. With the rapid evolution of our society on equal rights for GLBT folk, there are many new angles to write and topics to discuss.

Also, you know, hot men in bed together...

Do you write in other genres besides M/M?

I started off writing Fantasy novels and in some mythical future where I have time and focus I mean to get back to that. There is a story on the horizon that will either go het or lesbian, I haven't worked it out yet.

What is your favourite food? 

I'd probably have to go with pizza. Because even mediocre pizza is better than a lot of other things.

Are you a morning person or a night owl? 

I'm such a night owl that it becomes morning, so maybe I'm both.

Where do you dream of travelling to and why?

I want to go to the old cities, like Paris and London. I love history.

Do distant places feature in your books? 

Yes. My paranormal books mostly focus on the New York area, which is across the country from me.

However, the one I'm working on now will feature Ireland and Spain.

Do you listen to music while writing? 

Sometimes. I feel like I have to in order to appease my inner teenager. However, the truth is, when I'm in the zone I'm happier working in silence.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

Moon Born is the sequel to Love Bites. It continues the story of Tucker and Ryder, straight best friends who became mated werewolves. Though, as this is a British site, maybe I should say they're straight best mates who become mated mates. Or is that confusing?

In Moon Born, the ramifications of being lycans really hit them and they have to find their place in the world. Even though magic and paranormal creatures are just a part of everyday life in this world I have created, werewolves were hunted to extinction because they were a threat to people. So, no one is really thrilled to have them back.

In addition to those problem, there is a new threat they have to deal with. A monster is stalking the citizens of NYC and they find themselves drawn into that conflict.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?

Apparently, adverbs are bad. When I started writing, back in the Bronze Age, everything I read had sentences like, "Of course I'd love to go on a dangerous quest," he said excitedly.

So that's how I learned to write. Apparently, things changed in the last couple of decades. I've been yelled at by pretty much everyone to knock that off. So I finally complied—bitterly.

Is there anything you would do differently?

With Moon Born? No, I took the time (way too much time) to be sure I got it right. There are things that may not fly with people, but I'm pretty happy with it. Give it a few months and I'm sure I'll hate something about it. That's always the way.

Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?

I am a disciple of Joss Whedon. I love his sense of humor. I think he is a genius. The way he can have you laughing one minute then weeping the next just awes me. I try to bring that into my writing, defeating expectations, turning tired tropes on their ears.

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?

Don't try to write what you think people want to see. That will just drive you crazy. Write what you love. That passion will shine through. Readers will respond to that.

And don't be put off by negative feedback. Learn from it, if you can, and keep in mind that some people will hate your book for the same reason someone else loves it.

What are three words that describe you?

Curmudgeon. Sarcastic. Creative.

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?

That's an impossible question. As far as paranormal M/M books go, I have to say the one I liked the most so far are the Section 13 books by J.L. O'Faolain. His MC Cole is a hilariously bitchy Sidhe who kicks total ass.

Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book

Tucker and Ryder figured that the worst was over. They'd gotten used to being lycans, they'd managed to not get killed by werewolf hunters and they'd stopped a crazy magician from trying to unleash Armageddon.

However, as they try to get back to their lives, they find a whole host of new problems awaiting them. The government has established a task force to deal with paranormal threats and lycans are at the top of that list. There is a monster prowling the dark places of New York City. And the Moon Spirit has an agenda for them to fulfill.

Moon Born continues the story of Love Bites, with new characters, new dangers and new complications for Ryder and Tucker's relationship.

List of previous books if any

Paranormal Romance

Love Bites (Feral Hearts #1)
Moon Born (Feral Hearts #1)

Gay Erotica
 
Wild Horses
Hunting for Sport

Gay Short Stories


Beautiful Soul
Comeuppance
Punk Ass
Simon Says

Gay YA (Written under my name, Chris O'Guinn)
 
Exiled to Iowa: Send Help. And Couture
Fearless

Any websites/places readers can find you on the web

lightbane.com
chrigercub on twitter
And I'm on Facebook under Chris O'Guinn

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Giveaway:

Tour giveaway

1 $25 Amazon gift card

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