Friday, August 3, 2012

Author Interview & Giveaway with Heather Jensen

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Thank you so much Heather for stopping by Mortality Bites to talk with us today.  Heather is the amazing author of Blood and Guitars.  She has finished the second book in the series Immorals and Melodies and is currently working on the third book.
You can find our review of Blood and Guitars here


The Interview:

MB:  Why did you self publish? It seems like you could easily get a publisher.

 
HJ:  I self-publish because I really like to have some say in every aspect of my book. I like being able to set the price of my books so they are affordable to readers. Some publishing companies still charge around $10 or more for an e-book, and that just doesn't work for me. I guess I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to my passion. I like having the final say on the cover, the price, the format and feel of the actual book layout and so on.



MB:   How did you come up with Blood laced wine. I really liked that.


HJ:  Thanks! The blood-laced wine is something I always sort of imagined when I started dreaming up this series over ten years ago. I imagined my vampires having something that appeared classy and elegant, but at the same time was not at all what it appeared to be.



MB: Was it difficult to come up with the the lyrics for Treys songs.



HJ:  Yes and no. Writing songs for the books has been one of the most rewarding parts for me. I've always loved writing songs, but it wasn't until I began writing songs for Blood And Guitars that I realized I'm a much better songwriter as Trey than I ever have been as Heather...lol. Some of the songs were written in as little as ten minutes and others were a labor of love that I poured over on and off for several months. I love every second of it, though.


MB:   Is root beer your drink of choice because it seemed to be Aurora's favorite?



HJ:  It's funny that you ask. I was just talking about the beauty of Root Beer with my dad yesterday at a McDonald's. His Pepsi from the fountain drink machine was gross, and I told him to dump it out and get Root Beer. Without even asking for an explanation he responded with, "You know. You're probably right. Root Beer is a safe choice pretty much anywhere."

In that way, I guess I do prefer Root Beer sometimes. My favorite is actually Dr. Pepper but I don't drink a lot of soda in general.



MB:  Will this continue as a series or will it be wrapped up after the second book?



HJ:  I'm currently writing the third, and what I expect to be the last, book in the series. It's titled Fangs And Fame.


MB:  I really enjoyed reading about Mark. Will he ever get his own book?



HJ:  What a great question. As I mentioned before, I've only planned three books for the series but I will never rule out the possibility of doing a spin off in the future in that same world I've created. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed Mark's character so much. He really doesn't get the credit he deserves for being such a great guy and his story really is an intriguing one. He plays an even bigger role in Immortals And Melodies than he does in Blood And Guitars.



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5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me here today for the interview! I really enjoyed discussing the book and my writing process with you. Best of luck to everyone who enters the giveaway. :)

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  2. Great interview! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. great interview - i'd love to win the book

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  4. Congrats to Emily, the winner of the ebook copy of Blood And Guitars! Thanks to everyone who entered.

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