Have there been any surprises along the way? When I actually finished my first manuscript. It was a massive 150,000 word epic fantasy. I have culled it to 120,000. It proved to me I could write a whole book and create a world. It was a magical experience I just wanted to repeat.
Why this story? What was your inspiration to write it? I had this thought in my mind about what would a person do if they found themselves in a world that is only meant to exist in book. How would they cope? I also wondered how a vampire might see themselves if they had no knowledge of the vampire myth. I also love Tuscany and wanted to write a book that was based in a world like Renaissance Italy.
What was your favorite part of the book to write? Funny enough. The beginning. I love the exciting moment when you are thrown into the story and these people lives. They become real for you and you have to stay with them until the end.
Is there a message you want your readers to take away from this book? I think I would like them to believe that anything is possible. Clare has been thrown into another world, but finds strength she didn’t know she had. Trevi may be a vampire who hates what he is but he learns to love himself again when seen through someone else’s eyes. The message from Luca would be, have fun.
Do you have any other upcoming releases or projects you would like to talk about? Well as you are asking. I happen to be working on book two n the Earthbound series that is called World Apart. It is based on another world where a mysterious mist has separated the inhabitants from what surrounds them. You get reunited with characters from the first book plus you meet lots of new ones.
Where can readers find you?
She turned to run but he was on top of her, pinning her to the ground. She held her breath too frightened to breathe. With the moonlight behind him, his face was in shadow. He sniffed her then ran the tip of his tongue down her cheek to her neck. Clare swallowed as she struggled to breathe. Her heart beat so fast she could feel it through her chest. If he was going to bite her, then maybe this drunken illusion would be over. He didn't bite her. She could feel his fangs as he ran them up and down her neck. Where they touched, her skin tingled. He licked the blood away and the pain eased where her skin had been pierced by the spear. The calming thoughts of before were returning. She should be fighting him but it was the furthest thing from her mind. He was turning her on and she could feel the ache between her legs as his tongue swirled on her neck.
"Go ahead, do what you have to do. Maybe it will bring reality back."
He didn't bite her. Instead he trailed kisses from her neck to her lips. She should push him away but she opened to him. His cool tongue probing. He tasted sweet. Clare had never thought herself into erotic fantasy, but she felt an irresistible attraction to this man she was finding hard to control. Her tongue entered his mouth searching for his fangs. They scratched her tongue and she heard him groan as a sweet taste entered her mouth. It was at that moment her world became dark.
I live in Adelaide Australia and I am a member of Romance Writers of Australia, and the local chapter SARA (South Australian Romance Authors). I recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, English and Creative Writing. I have had a short story published in the RWA Topaz Anthology Little Gems in 2010 called Sea and Vines. I have had an erotic novella called Blood Scent published in July 2013 by Rogue Phoenix Press. I also have a paranormal romance called Hidden Mortality published February 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing. World Change is the first book in the Earthbound Trilogy.
Maggie Mundy Author ~ Dark Speculative Fiction
Hidden Mortality out now.
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Blood Scent out now.
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World Change Available April 2014
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Maggie will be awarding an eBook copy of World Change to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop during the tour.