Werewolves of Brooklyn by Brad Vance
Release Date: August 5, 2015
Publisher: Brad Vance
Cover Artist: Brad Vance
Buy the book: Amazon
My Author Interview with Brad Vance
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Brad Vance, author of “Werewolves of Brooklyn.” Hi Brad, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
• Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than any others? Love? Action? Romance? Tragedy?
I’d say the hardest are the “feelings” scenes – not the romantic feelings but the painful elements of a character’s backstory that have made him who he is now. Delving into my own memories, remembering my own feelings of loss, humiliation, heartache, anger, really take it out of me. But without them, the characters don’t have depth, so it’s gotta get done. There’s a flashback scene with Albeus, the Werewolf King, in this latest book, where he has a vision of his role in the Civil War that just wrecked me. I was out of commission for a week after that. Right now I’m working on a science fiction novel as “Adam Vance,” and that’s a nice break – no emotional stuff!
• What do you think makes a good story?
It’s got to have all these ingredients: a pace that keeps you involved, a set of fascinating characters, a new world or a new take on a familiar one, believable dialog, and most importantly, believable actions – that is, if you’re writing about a federal agent, don’t just “make some stuff up” about how that agent would operate, or be punished for breaking rules, but research it, make it real. “Homeland” is silly in season 3 because the CIA knows Carrie is bipolar, nearly off her rocker sometimes, and yet, there she is again, entrusted with top secret info and in on the big decisions. You can only suspend disbelief so much!
• Do you hear from readers much? What do they say?
I do. I’m on Facebook all the time, and #TeamVance is always letting me know how much they love the books. I get a lot of positive feedback, and a lot of love when I get low and depressed because a title isn’t doing as well as I’d hoped.
• How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
A lot! I’ve got 34 active titles on Amazon right now. “Apollo’s Curse” is my favorite, it’s a novel about a romance writer who gets “cursed” with the ability to write one bestseller after another…but only for a year. After that, he’ll never write again, not even a grocery list. So he has to find out how to break the curse. It’s the best novel I’ve ever written, and maybe the best I ever will.
• What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love to travel. I’m a total culture vulture – museums, plays, etc. I’m on hold travel-wise until next summer, since I’m saving for a big European trip. I’ve been to England and France, but this time I’m headed for Berlin. I had so much fun researching the city for my Kyle’s New Stepbrother stories that I just had to go myself – couldn’t let those boys have all the fun!
Darien Mackey wasn’t looking for an adventure. For ten years, he’d been happy living in Brooklyn, working as a butcher in the same job, living in the same apartment, dating some “nothing-special” guys. Until one night his buddy Jacob talked him into taking ayahuasca, the soul-changing drug. And Darien had a vision…of a wolf, its all-too-human eyes on him, its paws on his chest, its enquiring mind in his own…
Darien Mackey is changing. He’s more confident, more assertive, hungrier, hornier. And his world is changing around him – his job, his home, his beloved Mechanic’s Library all falling victim to the predations of unscrupulous developers, bent on demolishing the old Brooklyn he loves and replacing it with a forest of condos. But he’s no longer a passive observer of his own life, and as this thing, this power, grows inside of him, he resolves to fight back, to preserve the way of life he loves.
And he’s not alone in the fight. The Lipsius Preservation Society of Brooklyn stands ready to assist in the battle, even though it seems like a bit of a joke to Darien, with its King and its Duke, Marquess, Earl and Viscount.
But there’s nothing funny about his growing attraction to Albeus Finley, King of this mysterious Court. And when slumlords and condo-mongers start to die mysterious, violent deaths at the hands of savage animals, Darien begins to realize that something is afoot in Brooklyn – something supernatural.
And it’s afoot in him, too…
Pages or Words: 54,000 words
Categories: Historical, M/M Romance, Paranormal
The wolf’s eyes were lava-yellow with hate. His growl and his snarl were meant to terrify Darien, to freeze him in his tracks, prepare him for his death.
Then something rose up in Darien, rage, frustration, primal energy. And his own lips curled, his own growl met the enemy’s.
The Duke retreated a pace, taken aback. Darien felt sharp pains in his palms and looked down. Where he’d had fingernails, he had claws, long and sharp, and the fists he was making were digging them into his flesh.
He smiled, exhilarated, wild. He lunged and snapped at his enemy, knowing that his canines had become…literally that, elongated spikes ready to tear out a neck.
Darien’s ears were ringing, something surging in him beyond mortal feeling – like testosterone but stronger, more powerful, the smell of victory, immortality.
“The King is mine,” Darien declared. “And I am his.”
He knew he’d taken a step from which there was no turning back. He was the King’s man, the King’s consort. He would open to Albeus and take him, and be taken by him, and he would be alone no more.
He was one of the pack.
And it curdled the blood of men for miles around when he raised his face to the full moon, and howled.
About The Author
Brad Vance writes gay romance, erotica and paranormal stories and novels, including the breakout hits “A Little Too Broken” and “Given the Circumstances.” Keep up with Brad at BradVanceErotica.wordpress.com, email him at BradVanceErotica@gmail.com, and friend him on Facebook at facebook.com/brad.vance.10.
Where to find the author:
BradVanceErotica on Google+
@BradVanceAuthor on Twitter
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