Author Interview: Nicki J Markus

Welcome author Nicki J Markus to my blog.

Author Pic 2015What genre(s) do you write in? Tell us about your books.
I have two pen names: one for my mainstream works and one for my MM (gay romance) stories. In mainstream, my works so far have all been within paranormal and fantasy; however, my MM stories vary from contemporary to historical to paranormal to sci-fi. I don’t want to confine myself to a single genre, even though that might be better in terms of personal brand and promoting my stories, because I prefer to follow my inspiration and write whatever stories and characters come to me.

What book are you promoting right now? What is it about?
March is a busy month for me with three MM releases. Two are anthology shorts, but the third is a collection of six of my short stories, all based on fairytales or myths. The stories interconnect as the protagonists in each all work at the same financial investment firm, and several of the tales revolve around the work masquerade ball. Read more

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Author Interview: Joshua Blum

Today I am thrilled to have Joshua Blum, author the of adult fairy tale, The Thirteenth Hour, on my blog today.

13th Hr BookCover6x9 amazon bigger text thumbnail3 500x759Synopsis of The Thirteenth Hour:

The Thirteenth Hour, a fairy tale for adults influenced by and paying homage to 80s fantasy and scifi movies, is a tale about dreams and wishes, wild hearts and childhood promises, and the quest to find the unsung hero that lies in all of us. A young man is reluctantly catapulted into a dangerous quest he’d previously only thought possible in fairy tales. Though his travels take him around the known world, the more important changes occur within, as he learns a little about what it means to live a life worth living, to die well, and what makes for great kisses.

What genre(s) do you write in? Tell us about your books.

It’s taken me a long time to figure out what genre I write in. In fact, it wasn’t until a few months ago that I finally figured out what it’s called: fairytale fantasy for adults. Not “adult” in the X-rated sense. Just the chronological sense.
My first novel, The Thirteenth Hour, a fairy tale adventure tale influenced by and paying homage to 80s fantasy and scifi movies, took about 16 years, start to finish, though I obviously didn’t work on it continuously. For a long time, it was just something I wrote and illustrated for fun since it represented the kind of book I would have wanted as a teenager but never actually found. The rest of the books I have out all take place in the same universe. A Shadow in the Moonlight, a short novella, is the prequel, and “Falling Leaves Don’t Weep” is the epilogue. Your Star Will Glow Forever is a children’s picture book I made to read to my daughter using illustrations I modified from The Thirteenth Hour set to a little poem. Read more

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