The incredible Emily Bex

Hi Readers,

I have another wonderful author to share with you, today.  Check out my author interview with Emily Bex and then check out her book, Blood Covenant and- oh by the way- doesn’t her cover look great?!?

  1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.

I didn’t start small. My first effort at writing fiction was to tackle a massive, six book multi-genre series. While I would classify the genre as paranormal romance, there are also elements of historical fiction and urban fantasy in the series. I read all genres, but I love the element of pure escapism that exists in fantasy fiction. It does require that the reader drop all pretense of reality, and be willing to take this journey with you. In The Medici Warrior Series, I created a new interpretation of the vampire culture, and built an entire world around them. I hope that the readers become as enthralled with the overarching story as they do with the romance between the two main characters, Shade and Kate.

2. Writing is a difficult endeavor. What makes you continue to write?

I fall in love with my own characters… all of them. The good, the bad and the ugly! If your characters are well developed they come to life in your head and they will lead you through the story. There were notes for my storyline that were completely ignored because the characters had a different idea in mind. I would wake up in the middle of the night with an idea, and have to grab a pen and scramble through the nightstand drawer for some scrap of paper to write on. If I couldn’t find a piece of paper I would have to get out of bed and go to the computer and write it down.

But with that said, there were also days when I stared at the screen, fingers poised over the keyboard, and the characters were silent. I could see the ending. I knew how I wanted this series to end and it became an exercise of connecting the dots, working backwards until I found the thread. When I was on the right track, the characters cooperated. When I lost the thread, they disappeared. Ultimately, writing is a discipline. It is establishing a routine, and having a space to write. It is sitting down every day and writing, even when everything you write that day ends up in the trash bin. It is a desire to do right by the characters you have created, and wanting to set them free in the world, and hope others love them as much as you do.

3. What do you look forward to every day?

Writing is as much an art form as painting, photography, or creating music. It is making something from nothing. It is tapping into your imagination, and escaping or reshaping reality. This is my outlet for channeling my creativity. And like all art, it is subjective. I think all writers must come to terms with this. Your work will not appeal to everyone, but hopefully you can find your audience and they will enjoy your work.

4. How do you define success? What makes you successful?

Anyone who pursues writing (or acting, or singing, or painting) with the objective of getting rich has missed the point. We can all hope for commercial success, but it should not be your motivator. Writers write because they have a story in their head that wants to be told. Success for me is having a reader who is excited by the story and eager to read the next book in the series. Success is a fan base that wants more.

5. Any tips for a newbie writer?

My advice for any new writer is patience. Find an editor who likes your genre, so they can give honest feedback, and ask them to be brutal. You don’t have to accept everything they say, but listen and give it consideration. Your friends and family may not be objective judges of your work. They may tell you what you want to hear, but not what you need to hear. Be prepared to edit, then edit, then edit again. If a word doesn’t work, get rid of it. If the sentence doesn’t flow, rewrite it, or get rid of it. Toss out whole paragraphs, and even whole chapters.

When your book is published, be prepared to work as hard marketing the book as you did writing the book. Your publisher can help direct you, or if you are an indie author, at least find someone who can help advise you on marketing. LaYou are an unknown in a sea of a billion writers, and this is the hardest part of all. Waiting for people to find you, and spread the word… “hey, I just read this book you might be interested in.”

 

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Emily Bex_Blood Covenant_Book cover

He knew when he met her how it would end.

The six book Medici Warrior Series follows the exploits of a vampire dynasty that spans four generations in a multi-genre novel with elements of the paranormal, romance, and historical fiction. The saga explores the roots of the Medici vampire dynasty in Renaissance era Florence, Italy as told through the eyes of the novel’s main protagonist, Shade Medici.

Book one begins in current times with Shade, a warrior king who is the sole male heir to the dynasty, and is expected to mate and produce an heir to secure the continuation of the coven.

He has waited over 500 years for the right mate when he falls in love with Kate Reese, a mortal girl. Kate is fresh off a broken engagement, and reluctant to open her heart to this stranger. His pursuit is unrelenting, and her curiosity gets the best of her as she lets down her guard, letting him into her life. Their passion for each other is searing, and he ignores the anger of the ruling Council when he pursues a mortal as his future mate. Shade is a complex character, who struggles to control his darker impulses as a vampire, and chooses instead to embrace his more human emotions.

He must draw Kate into his world, and prepare her for all the changes that will be demanded of her should she choose to bind herself to him through the blood covenant. Their path is filled with personal conflict, as well as with deceit, as others try hard to destroy their union, and Kate sorts through her discovery of the vampire sub-culture, learning what is fact, and what is myth.

She can have everything she ever wanted, but it comes at a price.

** One click your copy of Blood Covenant today!**

 

AMAZON US: http://bit.ly/2WBc6l6BloodCovenant

AMAZON UK: http://bit.ly/2H7iD1YBloodCovenant

KOBO: http://bit.ly/2ZSOHxIBloodCovenant

B&N: http://bit.ly/2Wo75wiBloodCovenant

iBOOKS: http://bit.ly/2Ws9Z35BloodCovenant

SMASHWORDS: http://bit.ly/2WBcZKsBloodCovenant

 

 

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