Thursday, July 30, 2009
Dog Days of Summer: Author Brigit Aine Writes the Paranormal
Good morning! This time as part of our Dog Days of Summer BlogTour we are hosting author Brigit Aine of Ellora's Cave.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ellora's Cave, they are a publisher of romance (and have earned a good chunk of the market--quickly-- specializing in erotic romance).
I'll let Brigit introduce herself. ;-)
Hello. And thank you for visiting me today. My name is Brigit Aine. I am an erotic paranormal romance writer although I also do non-erotic paranormal romance. I am almost 37 years old, I have a husband and two sons. I live in wonderful Northern California where I can reach San Francisco or Reno/Tahoe within 2 hours.
Although Brigit is an author, like most of us she doesn't get to devote every minute to her craft but has to balance her life to succeed. She says:
I write in my “spare” time. I have a full time out of the house job that keeps me fairly busy and I write as an escape. I love to read and I write what I read.
Brigit uses a pseudonym, privacy always being a necessary concern for writers in certain genres. But she's also happy to share her writing journey and snippets of her life with readers and writers and can be contacted in a variety of ways.
You can find me on the web at http://www.brigitsworld.com , http://www.brigitsworld.blogspot.com , www.twitter.com/brigitsworld , and www.facebook.com/brigitsworld . So please stop by and visit, follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook. I love to hear from my readers and you can also e-mail me at brigitaine AT gmail DOT com (you all know the drill when it comes to email addresses--get riid of the spaces, replace the AT and DOT with the appropriate symbols).
What is the rating for your recent book?
The rating on my book(s) is above R. They are erotic paranormal.
What can you tell us about your most recent books?
I have one out and one coming out in September. They are both set in a wonderful town called Torrent. Torrent is a place where those who have unique abilities or talents of all sorts have gathered and are loved and protect each other. This includes shifters of all sorts, psychics and those with other more unique talents. In “Red’s Wolf” (out now), Red has the ability to put the emotions she is feeling into the food she is cooking. In “Cassie’s Awakening” (coming in September), Cassie has the natural ability to dampen high emotions in those around her. “Kraig’s Kat”, Book 3 of Torrent’s Talents has a natural psychic and tarot reader.
They are all full of fun and romance and passion.
What formats are your books available in? Where can we buy them?
“Red’s Wolf” is available in e-book and print.
You can buy “Red’s Wolf” in e-book at Absolute Xpress: http://www.absolute-x-press.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=80&osCsid=9b39f486fa2798a97efbff8c2a0c81b1
Or in print at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Reds-Wolf-Torrents-Talents-Book/dp/1894817532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248877856&sr=8-1 “Cassie’s Awakening” will be available for pre-order soon at http://www.absolute-x-press.com and will be out in September. “Kraig’s Kat” is in pre-production right now with a release date that is hopefully early next year.
I also asked Brigit what sort of publicity she's done for the release of "Red's Wolf" (I love the title, by the way--and the cover's beautiful, too). Here's what she's been busy doing--outside of regular work, family and writing--
Oh my goodness what haven’t I done? Blogs, joined 300 Yahoo groups, Facebook, twitter, sent out free copies in contests, had the local libraries pick it up, and my mom is by far my biggest supporter.
Think about that a minute. Brigit's done that much work towards getting the word out about her writing--what are you aspiring authors out there actually willing to do? ;-)
Come back tomorrow to read an excerpt of Brigit's writing and get a glimpse into the town of Torrent!