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April 25, 2013

Blog: The Plotting Princesses' Guest-Eva Gordon & Apocalyptic Moon

 Today, the Plotting Princesses are handing off a tiara to Eva Gordon for a special author interview. Welcome, Eva. Sit back, hang out and let me peel you some grapes while we probe your thoughts.

How did you get from your day job to writing romance?  My day job used to be teaching high school AP Biology and Anatomy/Physiology and though I loved teaching, I caught the writing bug and was never cured. It all started when I began telling my students fictional stories about my life. I had my first fantasy published and I decided to quit teaching and devote my life to writing stories waiting in line to be told.

What are your three favorite books of all time?  So many, yikes. Hmm. I loved the Outlander series, Kushiel’s Dart series, and the Sword of Truth series.

Morning, afternoon, or evening person? Morning.



Music--with or without? What kind? Always music. Long Spotify and Pandora play list. The music depends on what novel. Heavy metal to classical. While writing Apocalyptic Moon, I listened to many renditions of The Walking Dead, Evil Residence and other soundtracks that reflected the zombie apocalypse mood. For Lycan Gladiator I listened to the soundtrack for The Gladiator and real ancient Roman music.

First or third POV?  Third person. One day I will attempt first person.


How's tricks? Do you juggle multiple projects? Yes, juggling like a crazed circus performer. I spend the bulk of the day writing my current project. The rest of my time is spent promoting my current release, editing my next release ( actually all time stops while I do this), and finally  sending query letters to my beta tested new novel.

What's harder: beginning, middle, or the end? I like it all, but my beginning usually requires more re-writes as I smooth the entire story.

Revisions: Love 'em or hate 'em? Love’ em.  The goal is to make the story as good as possible for the readers.

How did you come up with that title?  Best advice anybody every gave you? I wanted a title that lets people know it takes place after an apocalypse and the moon is a hint that it involves werewolves. Hence, Apocalyptic Moon.

Fill in this blank: My ideal fictional hero would think me gorgeous no matter…how science geeky I am.

What's your favorite dessert?  Dark Chocolate anything.

Do you write at home or someplace else? Home but will write anywhere.

What's your favorite type of hero/heroine and why? Alpha male hero and a feisty intelligent heroine.


Book tagline:
Ravaged by a global zombie pandemic, humanity’s survival depends on the secret society of shifters, but can they be trusted?
Book Blurb:
Dr. Dora Adler’s life has been in disarray since the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, but when she gets bitten by one of the undead her whole world is turned upside down. Held captive in a secret underground lab, the tall, muscular hunk in the next cell is her only hope for salvation. Unfortunately, he claims to be a werewolf. Yeah, and she’s supposedly a witch.

Dirk Gunderson is an alpha Arbor pack werewolf. Captured and collared, he’s sold to the zombie lab in hopes his blood serum can create a vaccine. He needs to escape, but not without the hot little brunette witch.

In the midst of enemy werewolves and the hordes of undead, Dirk and Dora’s sexual tension ignites a blaze hotter than the desert highway. Along their journey, they battle the inevitable: a werewolf must never take a witch as a mate.


Kindle buy link: http://tinyurl.com/bdvgak6
Paranormal Romance/Fantasy Author
Animal Lore Specialist/Raptor educator

11 comments:

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Eva! Welcome to the PP. Zombies. Apocalypse. Jimmy. Oh my! Congratulations on your book.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Eva! As you know, I loved your book. I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead and wuith the series on hiatus right now, your book definitely filled that gap.

For anybody who likes a good werewolf/alpha male/urban fantasy story (with a few zombies through into the mix), I highly recommend it.

Plus: Happy Birthday, Eva! Thanks for spending part of your special day with the Princesses.

Eva Gordon said...

Hi Kathy and Vickie,
Thank you for the Birthday Wishes.
Maybe I can spend a day with my werewolf hero, Dirk. Without the zombies.

Kathy, I'm jazzed you loved my book!

Thank you for hosting an interview.
I'll pop in and visit for any more questions.

Eva Gordon said...

Hi Kathy and Vickie,
Thank you for the Birthday Wishes.
Maybe I can spend a day with my werewolf hero, Dirk. Without the zombies.

Kathy, I'm jazzed you loved my book!

Thank you for hosting an interview.
I'll pop in and visit for any more questions.

chris k said...

wow from science teacher to romance writer - what a jump.

it always amazes me how folks can be so multi talented.

glad you took the leap

Eva Gordon said...

Thank you Chris,
I still have my science teacher moments, kind of like naughty librarian.

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Hiya Eva,
Gotta love science teachers. My fav teachers were my science teachers. Y'all have the fun stuff to do in class. You know, like dissections and blowing things up and dropping eggs off the roof.

Werewolves and zombies all mixed in together. That sounds interesting. So I wonder would a zombie girl wear a tiara?

Happy Birthday

Eva Gordon said...

Hi Kathleen,
Yes, in my novel at the start of the epidemic Zombies in Tiaras is the number one reality show.

I love mixing up genres.

Liese said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

Liese said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

Liese said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!