Hello my favorite little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am actually doing more homework for like the 1000th time. It seems like every time I am talking to you guys I am doing my homework, lol. I am currently also writing my book and it is taking such a toll but I am also loving it. I had the lovely chance to interview this author and I loved it so I hope you enjoy this post.
Anyways, why don’t we get to the post.
Long Live Dead Reckless
(Long Live Dead Reckless #1)
Publication date: July 19th
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
may be a princess, but her life is no fairy tale.
A year ago, her mother died and her father burned down their house. Now with a
father in and out of a mental ward, she’s working a minimum wage job to finish her last semester of college. To make matters worse, she gets itchy every time a guy makes a move on her. The itch could be anything, really: a desire to escape her haunted hometown, a financial windfall, the name of some vampire…or all the above. Whatever the reason, she thinks the answers are written in the freckle constellations of her cute new coworker, Sage Talis.
Sage is the quiet, polite type with plenty of secrets – like fangs and a price on his
head – and Talor can’t figure out what makes him so irresistible until she hears him sing.
But when cryptic letters appear on her wrist, Talor is thrust into a world where fantastic creatures lurk just below the skin, strangers keep calling her a princess, and everything she’s been through is nothing compared to what’s coming.”
Safari Spell is a native of Albany, Georgia. She has a BA in Journalism from
Valdosta State University. She currently lives in North Georgia with her husband,
hilarious daughter, and a backyard jungle harboring all the dinosaurs everyone thinks
are extinct. Her dreams include chasing autumn around the globe, owning a wallaby,
and riding a camel for at least nine seconds.
What made you want to write this book?
One day my husband said something along the lines of, “Hey, why don’t you make me a vampire in a book?” It was so random, but I wasn’t working on anything creative at the time and I loved the idea of making my sweet, shy husband an unorthodox vampire. I was so excited that I wrote almost 8k words overnight. Honestly, I didn’t plan for it to be a novel at all. I was just going to write it as a short story and share it in four parts on my blog, but early readers kept asking for more. I was surprised by the positive reception, but I’m glad I got it because Sage and Talor had much more story to tell than I originally thought. It took five years to get it all down and published, but I did it! It’s still so crazy to me that because of one silly conversation lots of readers have met Sage and Talor.
As a writer what would your spirit animal be?
That’s easy. I’m a unicorn! Always have been. Ask anyone who knows me.
What Hogwarts house would the main character of your book be sorted into?
I actually did a quiz as Talor specifically for this question and she got Hufflepuff! It makes sense, I guess. She’s loyal even when it’s crazy dangerous and she doesn’t give up. She proves these traits quite a bit over the course of the series!
Do you Google yourself?
No way. I do Google my novels, and I probably shouldn’t do that, either. One of my favorite authors was so affected by negative reviews that she stopped reading them completely. That hasn’t happened to me yet, but it could. We creative types are sensitive, and that can work both in and out of our favor. Someone needs to invent a kindness filter somehow!
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Years. And I mean that. I remember reading about a good number of authors who can write a draft in a month and publish several novels a year. Um, what? Knowing others could write at such a furious pace crippled me so much creatively that I stopped writing several times. I felt like such an imposter because I couldn’t do what it felt like every successful author could. I was afraid I couldn’t pump my book out fast enough to “grab a spot” or something silly like that. Thankfully now I know better. A writer’s pace isn’t indicative of anything except individuality, and it just takes me a long time to get my stories down.
What is your favorite quote of your book?
I pretty much love everything Sage says because he’s so sweet and dreamy, but one of my favorite quotes is from Talor because she makes me laugh.
“I closed my eyes and savored his arms, all the while praying my happy heart wouldn’t shoot out through my chest into his, killing us both in its wake. It was a legitimate concern.”
How can your readers discover more about you and your work?
I have a Facebook and Instagram (@safarispellauthor), Twitter (@SafariSpell)
, and my website – http://www.deenasafari.com! I mostly try to blog regularly and share fancy pictures of books I’m reading. Please come say hi! But be warned – I attempt to look way cooler than I really am. I’m not cool.