Feb. 25th, 2011

naomi_jay: (glittery)
I'm delighted to welcome Yolanda back to talk about her lastest book, NUMB6R OF TH6 B6AST. I'm constantly amazed that she has time to eat or sleep, given the amount of writing she does and books she releases. Anyway, over to her:


Firstly, I'd like to thank Naomi for having me here today. It's always nice to talk about one (or more) of my books. ;)

 I'm the kind of writer who doesn't feel restricted by genre. I write urban fantasy, paranormal romance, futuristic, Sci-Fi, horror, I even dabble in YA. I've mentioned this before, but my muse doesn't feel she needs to stick to one genre, or one length either. I like writing short stories, novellas, and novels and feel that each idea calls for its own length. Some stories are definitely longer and more complicated than others. 

 But for now, I'm not necessarily talking about restrictions for a variety of stories. Sometimes, the genre thing happens within a story. Have I confused you yet?

 My latest release is called Numb6r of th6 B6ast and my publisher has it listed under Dark Fantasy/Paranormal. Yep. That's exactly what it is. Then again, it's also an urban fantasy tale since it's set in the city of Sydney and some supernatural things are going on. But it can also (easily) slot into paranormal romance, too. At the heart of what's going on is a love story between Luci and Damien. But there's also an edge of horror. After all, we are dealing with the potential rise of the Antichrist. Oh, and the story takes place around Valentine's Day, which I suppose can make it fit into the Seasonal/Holiday genre category. And when is it set? This year, last year, next year... maybe ten years from now? It could be any time.

 I'm sure you get the picture, lol. So many possibilities, and I didn't even think about any of them until the story was finished. But I do have a tendency to blend my genres. I've got a Sci-Fi novel coming out in June about a space courier that deals with magic, a shapeshifter, and other galactic troubles. See what I mean?

 For now, to be on the safe side, I'm sticking to urban fantasy for Numb6r of th6 B6ast. I believe it's the genre that contains most of the elements featured in my little Antichrist story. And I have plans to write another story set in this world, but this time with a different narrator. Wonder what genre/s that one will step all over?

 Personally, I enjoy reading and writing stories that mix and match a variety of genres. What about you? Do you prefer to read in the one genre? Or do you also like to spice things up with a little of everything thrown into the pot? 

 Thanks for reading,

Yolanda

 www.yolandasfetsos.com

 

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 It's not easy being the Antichrist...

All Luci wants this Valentine's Day is a date. So when she runs into her teenage crush, Damien, out of the blue after so many years, she’s willing to see where things lead. What she doesn’t know is that Damien belongs to a fanatical group that is convinced the Antichrist will rise this year.


Usually a bunch of whackos wouldn’t worry her. Not when her life is already full of them. Except this bunch is convinced that she’s the Antichrist, and they are determined to stop her rise to power.

Now that she's reunited with Damien, Luci's not going to let these crazy, robed men stop her from enjoying her first date in ages. She’s determined to have a good time...even if it kills her.

Buy link: http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615723027

naomi_jay: (flying objects)
Five things because Friday is awesome!

1. @ethan_banning is tweeting again. Not for the faint-hearted, easily-offended, or those who believe there's no excuse for watching dead koi carp porn.

2.Inspired by a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] spiderling , I'm going to be running a contest soon giving away signed copies of AFTERLIFE and DEMONISED, so watch out for that in March.

3. The Daily Mash reports on one of my favourite topics - stupid child names.

4. Have you read Yolanda Sfetsos' guest blog yet? I know I only posted it an hour or so ago, but time is short, people. 2012 is rapidly approaching.

5. It's pay day! I just bought a copy of The Midnight Hunt by LL Raand to add to my ever-expanding TBR pile.

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