Day 21 of the Romancing September Across the World Tour, today our guest is Sonya Loveday (What better name could you have for a romance author?) Meet Sonya here and then in a few hours catch up with her again as she talks about writing romance in today’s society with Stephanie over in Georgia USA.
Let’s go and find out more about Sonya;
1) Where is your hometown?
I currently reside in Central Florida in a ‘small’ town called St. Cloud. I was born in Presque Isle, Maine and wish for the weather they have. Florida heat is brutal in the summer.
2) How long have you been writing?
I’ve been actively writing since 2009. I started writing Casted along side of another book that is written but not finished, if that makes sense. I picked Casted back up around April 2012 and completed it.
3) Have you always written romance?
I’ve always had some sort of romance that goes along with the storyline. Since Casted is officially my first published novel I guess you could say yes.
4) Your book cover is gorgeous! What made you chose purple?
Thank you! Ravven is ahhhhmazing! I gave her a brief description of what I wanted the cover to look like and then handed the creative controls over to her. I actually had a choice between blue or purple. Now, besides the fact that purple is my favourite colour, I also associate purple with magic. The choice was, at that point, a no brainer. She totally rocked it out and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
5) Ooh Magic! Tell us about the background of the spell book in your story.
Ah, the ancient spell book…
The book itself belonged to Elinor. It was, back then, a way to record her spells. It also became her prison for hundreds of years.
6) Can Jade do magic? Is she a witch or a spell caster? What would you call her?
Poor Jade, she’s had a pretty hard life. Both her parents were killed when she was a young girl. Her bloodline-so to speak-is split between the Original Coven and the Triad. Jade finds out the hard way just how powerful of a spell caster she is as things heat up for her.
7) Who are the Triad? Whom do they represent?
When the Original Coven was formed a select few were unhappy with the restraints put upon them. They broke off from the Original Coven and called themselves The Triad. Their goal was to take out the Original coven and gain full control of all magic users. Those who were sought out by the Triad had one choice, join or die.
8) You’ve woven a complicated love interest into the tale, can we expect some sparks?
But of course! With magic, there’s always sparks!
9) What can we expect from Elinor?
She’s pretty intense. Being trapped in a book will do that to you. Her main objective is to eliminate the Triad. Her focus is set on Lorenzo, the Triad leader. She will force her will on Jade to see the end of the evil that caused so much grief in her life.
10) This is the first book in “The Casted” series, have you a title for the second book? When do you expect it to be available for fans?
For now, I’m using the working title “Spelled”, not sure if that will stick since I’m only a few chapters in to the actual writing. It has a huge possibility of changing. I’m looking at the end of the year to have it completed.
On a side note…if you’ve read Casted, I left you with a huge cliff hanger that will jump right into the next book. I will also take the time to apologize now, knowing you will be shouting at me and your books/e-readers with the next one. You’ve been warned. *Insert evil laugh here*
A very big Thank you to Sonya for joining us on the blog today, Good Luck with the new book. Here’s the link to Stephanie’s blog once more http://stephanie-hurt.com/