Today I'm speaking with Willow Rhoswen heroine of Influential Magic
Hi Willow. First, can you give us a little background? Tell us about your family.
My biological family is very small. My grandparents live out of state in Montana and my dad was killed when I was very young, so it was just me, my twin brother Beau and my mom while growing up on the northern California coast. That is until Beau was murdered four years ago.
These days I live in New Orleans and I’ve chosen a family of friends. Talisen, my brother’s best friend; Phoebe, my roommate and Void agent partner; and the ladies who work at The Fated Cupcake, the magical bakery I own and operate.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
The day I found my brother dead in my mother’s lavender fields. It still haunts me. I’ve made it my mission to find his killer and bring him or her to justice.
What book are you reading now?
Oath Bound by Rachel Vincent. I find it fascinating because the characters are defined and also manipulated by the magic they possess. That’s something I’m intimately familiar with.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A profession volleyball player, but that was out because they seem to think having wings is an unfair advantage.
What are your favorite TV shows?
Lost Girl, Being Human, and Nashville. Also, I really enjoy The Voice. I like the idea of artists getting ahead by using their talent and not their looks. Too often the supernatural creatures of our world have ways of manipulating the judges, but when they can’t look the judges in the eye, it’s harder.
Do you play any sports?
No. They never let faeries play organized sports. But Phoebe keeps bugging me to take self-defense classes. I think I might have to before I get my butt kicked again. I can’t always rely in my wolf-shifting Shih Tzu.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I munch on Chimney Bark. It’s a chocolate treat that I developed that helps turn the brain off after a trying day of wielding magic. It’s really popular with Void agents.
What one word best describes you?
Do you have any special routines or rituals?
I sleep in an enchanted oak tree. It’s restorative and makes me feel like I’m back home near the forest.
You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you'll buy?A giant house so I could turn an entire floor into an atrium full of plants. I thrive off earth magic and am happiest when surrounded by nature.
Crescent City Fae Book 1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Number of pages: 318
Word Count: 95,000 words
Cover Artist: Art by PhatPuppy
It’s tough being a faery in New Orleans, a city fraught with vampires… especially when their very existence drains your life-force.
Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother’s mysterious death, Willow’s life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner—her ex-boyfriend, David. To her horror, he’s turned vamp, which causes her physical pain whenever she touches him… and any other specimen of the undead.
In order to save Willow’s life, David agrees to turn double agent against the most powerful vampire organization in New Orleans. Or so he says. And she’s convinced they know something about her brother’s death. Unsure where David’s loyalties lie, she turns to Talisen, her childhood crush, to help her solve the mystery.
Caught between two gorgeous men and a director who’ll stop at nothing to control Willow’s gifts, she’ll have to follow her instincts and learn who to trust.
Otherwise, she risks losing more than just her life.
About the Author
Deanna is a native Californian, transplanted to the slower paced lifestyle of southeastern Louisiana.
When she isn't writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, making glass beads, or out hocking her wares at various bead shows across the country.
For more information and updates on newest releases visit her website at www.deannachase.com
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