Hello Ms. C.C. Hunter. Welcome to Bookshelf Confessions. It's a pleasure to have you today. I still can’t believe that I have you for an interview in my bloggoversary despite your busy schedule :) Thank you so much for this.
I've been lucky to read Whispers at Moonrise.Check out my ARC review here :) Truly, the Shadow Falls series is one-of-a-kind, how would you describe it to someone who hasn't read any of the books from the said series?
CC: Hmm . . . Well, I’d probably tell them that my story is about Kylie Galen who has spent sixteen years trying to figure out who she is, only to discover she doesn’t know what she is. Kylie’s story is a journey of self-discovery. One that shows the struggles all teenagers face: relationships with peers, boys, and parents. It’s a story that I feel reflects real life, in that it has both humor and heart. It is a story about characters finding the right path, finding self-confidence and dealing with the good and bad that makes up life.
|Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls Wikia)|
C.C: Della Tsang, a sassy, spunky vampire, was a great secondary character in the first five Shadow Falls books with plenty of attitude to spare. She’s a tough, kick-ass kind of girl, but vulnerable at the same time. She’s been let down, both by her family and the boyfriend she loved. But, since all the previous Shadow Falls books were in Kylie’s point of view, I never got to delve into the depth of Della’s character. I had finished Chosen at Nightfall when suddenly the idea to write a novella about Della hit. I had so much fun writing that story and her character just seemed to jump off the page.
|Della Tsang (Shadow Falls Wikia)|
|Steve (Shadow Falls Wikia)|
In the book, Della is forced to face some of her own personal demons. She finds herself falling hard for Steve, the good-looking shape-shifter who sees through her tough exterior and knows she needs to learn to trust again. But before she can do that she needs to uncover some family secrets. Could she have other relatives who are vampire? The story, like Kylie’s, has mystery, suspense, humor, some hot guys, and tons of action. Oh, I just finished a scene where Miranda’s ability to change people into kangaroos has popped up again. Only this time it saved the day. I’m having a blast writing this book.
|Miranda (Shadow Falls Wikia)|
Your books have unique titles, Saved at Sunrise, Chosen at Nightfall, to name a few. If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
C.C.: Great question. Wow, that’s a deep one. I think the title of my life would have to somehow highlight that I’ve overcome so many odds to achieve what I have. Maybe it would be: “Just Watch Me.” Being dyslexic makes writing a challenge. But I guess I can say I like to be challenged. Like my characters, I had a quest, a dream of becoming a writer, and I wasn’t going to let anything stand in my way. When I first started writing some people thought I was crazy. I had too much to learn and overcome to make it as a published writer. Some people flat out told me that I should give up. But I proved them wrong. And that persistence shows up in most everything I do in my life. I don’t mind working hard for what I want. If I need to learn something, I work at learning it, and I don’t give up easily. That said, I sort of grew into this character trait. When I was young, much like Kylie Galen, I was the quiet one. I lacked self-confidence. It was hard for me to stand up for myself. I think writing and reading about characters who struggled somehow helped me to keep going. And I hope my books do that for others.
Before we end this interview, I’d love to ask you to say something for the readers of Bookshelf Confessions and I would also like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking time to answer these questions.
C.C.: Thank you so much, Abby for having me. What I’d like to say to your readers is that I hope they enjoy my books and I hope they look forward to following Della as the story of Shadow Falls continues. I also hope they find books, not just mine, but all good books, as a little vacation from the everyday life.
C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. www.christie-craig.com
C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply. email@example.com .....
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