Tuesday Author Talk!

Hi all! This week, we have Angelique Armae, and I can’t wait for you guys to meet her. So just let me get out of the way and you can see for yourself what a wonderful guest we have here!

BIO: Angelique Armae is a native New Yorker who’s as zany as the city she grew up in. As a child her favorite toy was Emerald The Witch, a small doll with green eyes, green hair and purple skin.

Miss Armae is published with Diversion Books and ImaJinn Books. Her books have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including the Sapphire Award, P.E.A.R.L. Award and Word Weaving Award. Angelique’s first novel, COME THE NIGHT, made Fictionwise’s Best of the Best list, rounding out the top five best selling dark fantasy books of the year. Her current book is SHADOWS OF THE SOUL, a novel about angels, demons, vampires and the humans who interact with them.

Aside from writing, Angelique also dabbles in digital art. She is the recipient and two time nominee of the Dream Realm Award for best cover art.

When not working, Ms. Armae enjoys traveling, learning about the ancient Celts, exploring history and learning new languages. Angelique studied history and French literature at Skidmore College.

And here’s the interview!
1.      Who was your first author crush and why?

As a kid I read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books (Little House on the Prairie) in one sitting.  I loved those books!  But as I grew older, my tastes changed. My introduction to Romance novels were Historicals.  I devoured Amanda Quick novels, couldn’t get enough of them.  I was also a huge fan of Patricia Grasso’s books.  I still read both authors today, but I’m now also a Paranormal and Urban Fantasy fan.  My TBR pile consists of Romance, Fantasy and YA books with a splattering of non-fiction.  

2.      What was your first clue you were a writer? Was it a long journey or a short one? Have you always known?

My grandfather was a writer, so I’ve always been encouraged to write.  I can’t think of a time when I didn’t want to be a writer.  To me, there’s nothing better than creating a fantastical world and filling it with inventive characters.  You get to control what those characters do and they don’t answer back!  (well, sometimes they do, but you gotta love your characters even when they take your book in a different direction than you originally planned)

3.      What are some of your writer-esque quirks (do you have to be in your pjs? always facing the door? Do people look at you after something funny happens and say ‘that’s going in a book, isn’t it?’)?

I do warn my family – ‘Do that again and it’s going in a book!’  As for my writer-esque quirks, I always have to have my desk cleared off.  I have a two tiered, way out of fashion metal desk.  The top tier can be messy, but the keyboard shelf HAS to be neat and cleared off.  I also type with my keyboard at an angle. 

4.      Finish this joke: A clown, a priest and a writer all get onto an elevator…

The clown tries to cheer the other two, the priest prays for the other two, and the writer has the last laugh since she controls their written destiny.

5.      Speed round: Without giving it too much thought, pick which one you favour over the other:

I put my choices in RED. 

Chocolate                  or         flowers

Talk                            or         Text

Mountains                  or         Beach

Cowboy                      or         Marine

Wine                           or         Beer

Cats                            or         Dogs

Ebooks                       or         Paperbacks

Pantser                                    or         Plotter

Batman                       or         Superman

Ability to fly               or         Power to be invisible

Prius                           or         Hemmie

Follow the rules         or         Break the rules

TV                              or         Movies

NY                              or         LA

Vampires                     or         Angels

Fall                              or         Spring

Neat                            or         Messy

Werewolf                   or         Genie

Tell jokes                    or         Pull pranks

Home cooked meals    or         Go out to a restaurant

 Come enjoy her latest release… 

SHADOWS OF THE SOUL
(Book 1 of the Paradisian Chronicles)
By Angelique Armae
ISBN: 978-0-9845151-4-1
Publisher: Diversion Books

When a Grigori prince and a demon huntress team up to find the antidote to a supernatural disease, the balance between good and evil is forever altered.

A fallen angel…
A human scholar…
A race against time…

Isabel Godfroie Heart is a Paradisian Scholar-an immortal human trained in the ways of Heaven and Hell-who’s suffering from memory loss. During her last battle, a dark force erased specific portions of her past life memories. Now she remembers little of times past, save for the fact she’s a demon slayer mentored by the archangel Gabriel. When ordered to a new post to help translate a volume of ancient text from a forbidden verse, Isabel is forced to work with the dark prince Nicolai Valentine, a soul who may or may not be responsible for her memory loss. If only she didn’t find the tempting creature so hard to resist…

Born to a fallen angel and a mortal mother, Nicolai Valentine is a prince of the Grigorcov, the children of the fallen sons of God. Searching for the lost chalice that will save his kin from eternal damnation, Nicky unknowingly unleashes the Hadean Virus, a dark entity targeting members of the Grigorcov. Now the entity has been unleashed on man’s world and Nicky’s in a race against time to find the antidote that will stop this deadly parasite. But in order to keep the Hadean virus from attacking again, Nicolai must enlist the help of Isabel Godfroie Heart, the Paradisian Scholar he was unable to save from the wrath of Hell centuries ago…

WEBSITE:  http://www.angeliquearmae.com

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