Christine Alvarez is this week’s Featured Artist
Please welcome Christine Alvarez here today! She is our Featured Author. Before I get to the Interview, let me share her bio with you.
I am Christine Alvarez, mother of four spectacular hoodlums and married to the man of my dreams. We all currently reside in my home state of Missouri. When I am not writing I spend my spare time as a chauffeur, maid, cook, and everything in between.
I am addicted to Dr. Pepper and chocolate. They are my vices and lend a large hand in getting the creative juices flowing. I write anything from paranormal romance to erotica. I am a sucker for romance whether it is the kind with a happily ever after or burned and broken end. You will find my work covers those gray areas in between as well.
You can learn more about my work at Facebook and my website.
Tell us about your latest release?
My latest release is an extended release of a novella that was originally released as part of an anthology.
Sealed in Blood is a paranormal romance where Kyon, the hellhound, is given a contract to retrieve the soul of Claire, a Nephilim, who wasn’t the one to make the deal to begin with.
When things go wrong all hell is out to get them both.
Are you a plotter or pantser?
I am a pantser all the way. I try and plot and that never goes well.
A perfect example is the Beyond Blood series. Plotted as an Urban Fantasy which ended up transforming into a Paranormal Erotic Horror.
What was the most difficult part of the publishing process for you?
At times I feel like I’m doing an entire rewrite. I also struggle with “What the hell is that supposed to mean” syndrome. That generally happens after a late night cram session.
How about the most fun?
It’s a huge high-inducing moment.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I hadn’t written in years. A growing family had put it on the backburner, but when my oldest daughter won a Young Author award in 4th grade it all changed. We went to the conference where two authors were speaking and one told me you weren’t ever too old to write.
So, long story short I went home that day and opened a word doc and started to write. I had no expectations, but it felt amazing and the words poured from my fingers to the keys.
Do you have any writing rituals? (Time of day to write, must have beverages? Etc?)
Having 4 kids 11 and under my only ritual is finding time and peace and quiet. I do tend to eat a load of junk food. I tried carrots once and the story fell flat. My muse needs her sweets, lol.
Who is your go-to author, the one you know you can always count on to deliver a great story?
I have a few on my long list. Lately, my mood has been on the darker side of the spectrum so I’ve been reading Ella Dominguez religiously.
What projects are you working on at the present?
Currently, I am working on the final installment in my very first book and series. I have my sights set on Deveno releasing at the end of this month.
What do your plans for future projects include?
Though, I started out writing paranormal romance my muse has dove head-first into the darker waves of the ocean. Most, if not all, of my currently In progress works dip into those darker waters.
I’ll be finishing up the Beyond Blood series as well as starting a few dark standalones.
I also have a few shorts in some amazing upcoming anthologies.
Sealed in Blood, The Hellbound Chronicles, VOL. 1
An agreement sealed in blood, forged by the blind love of a mother for her daughter, but was it the right choice?
Claire, a being created from the union of man and angel, has been hidden in plain sight, her lineage kept a secret from everyone – including herself. Kyon, a Hellhound, has been sent to collect her soul, but one look and those plans have changed.
What happens when fate intervenes? When you fall for the soul you were meant to take? Or for the being that was meant to kill you?
All Hell breaks loose and you take on the demon’s wrath.