For two years, Siban had been tortured in the Bane prison, only to fall in love with the beautiful demon who helped him escape. Tormented by the thought of never seeing her again, he maintains a life of solitude. So, when Rell’s human body is rescued from the Shadow World, he will do anything to be with her—even if it means challenging death to become a Bringer, too.
But once their Bringer transformations and training are completed, Siban and Rell must join a mission to go deep in the Shadow World to rescue others trapped by the Demon Bane King. And what they discover destroys everything they knew about the Demon Bane. The lovers must learn to trust themselves, each other, and their new powers if they’re going to make it out alive.
- Genre: Paranormal Romance
- Length: 400 pages
- Release Date: November 2013
- Imprint: Select
Welcome! Thanks for allowing me to host you on your virtual tour with Buy The Book Tours. Does travel play in the writing of your books?
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Luckily I live in Alaska, so there’s always some place to go. Before I got married and settled down I traveled extensively. Now I can put some of that experience in my books. As far as the Bringer and the Bane series goes, book four, Echoes of Ice, takes place in the Frostlands. I used to live in the Arctic and am using a lot of my experiences from there for that book. The landscape is desolate and barren in the winter. Sometimes the sky and the snow covered ground are the same color. When you look out your window to the tundra it’s one expanse of gray. In the summer the tundra is teaming with life, except most of it happens less than four feet off the ground. It’s an amazing ecosystem.
Tell us about your current release.
Chain of Illusions is book three in my Bringer and the Bane series. It revolves around Siban, a mixed-blooded Bringer, who was imprisoned in the Shadow World and tortured. And about Rell, a Bringer turned Demon Bane when she was sixteen. The trials and tribulations they go through to be together are pretty substantial, including the fact that she was a young girl before she was turned and after the Bringers transform her back, she’s a twenty-eight year old woman. Siban and Rell have a difference of opinion on a lot things, mainly Icarus, the Demon King’s son. She knows there’s something different about him, but Siban can’t see past the demon persona.
Of course the battle between the Bringers and the Bane is growing. There’s political intrigue with the Bringer Council. The mixed-blooded Bringers are getting restless, realizing the Council has been lying and the Bane really do exist.
A lot of questions are answered in Chain of Illusions. If you’ve read the first two books, you’ll understand. If you haven’t, you probably should. A lot of these characters have developed through the first two books and are playing a heavy role in events.
What was your first sale as an author?
Shield of Fire, book one in the Bringer and the Bane series. It was quite a task getting it published. I had to learn to let go of a lot of things I loved to tighten up the book. I was a fairly new writer and knew nothing about getting a book published. The editing process was brutal. I mean excruciating. We actually pulled the book and reedited it again before publishing it. I think I had seven editors on that first book. Yikes. I’ll tell you one thing, I learned more about editing in those few long months than I could have in two years. Sure I cried a lot but I wouldn’t take them back…I wouldn’t want to do it again either though.
If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?
Actually, all I write are series. It wasn’t intentional but I definitely prefer it. I build a relationship with my characters and world. Usually one book isn’t enough to explore all the possibilities.
My favorite series I’m writing right now is my Grim Reality series. It’s about a 35 year old widowed mother of three who becomes a grim reaper. It’s not a romance, though I might throw some of that in later. Running tandem with the mother’s story is her 15 year old daughter’s young adult series. She becomes an under-aged reaper after a car accident.
I love writing humor.
Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? If so, how are you approaching it?
Whoot! The big 50 next June. My goal is to be fifty and fabulous!
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
I’m totally a morning person. My friends make fun of me because I’m happy to go to bed at eight o’clock and read or do something on my iPad until I fall asleep. I love my bed. Since my husband and kids have to get up so early for work and school, I just roll out with them. Before kids I’d stay up until three o’clock in the morning crafting. Ahhhh, those were the days.
Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
I’m trying to get better at finding some balance but this job takes a lot of time and work. There’s always writing, promotion, etc. to do. It’s easy to fall behind. I fell behind around the first week after my first book got published. I haven’t caught up yet.
Don’t edit your work as you write. Just get the words on the paper. It was a tough habit to break but my word count went from 1000 words a day, and that was after several hours, to around four in a few hours. I edit when I’m finished. If I think of something I need to add I’ll do that the next day before I start my actual words. 2K a day, that’s my motto.
Boone Brux’s writing drips with experiences from real life. Addicted to anything that might make a good story, she weaves tales ranging from dark fantasy to humorous romance. Settled in the icy regions of Alaska with the love of her life and twin daughters, it’s not uncommon to find her tapping away on her iPad on a windy beach or the barren tundra. Be warned, everyone is fodder for one of Boone’s novels.
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