Vincent Marrone is today’s Featured Author!
It’s such a pleasure to have one of my fellow Hotel Paranormal authors–Vincent Marrone–here today as my featured author!
More about Vincent Marrone
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs. Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks.
As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say? Vincent would love to hear from you at Vincent@vincentmorrone.com
You can check his website http://vincentmorrone.com/ or connect with him on Twitter https://twitter.com/Vince524 and Facebook
Tell us about your latest release?
The Red Strokes is part of the very cool Paranormal Hotel Series, which I’m proud to be a part of. I actually was involved when our fearless leader first started it. I wrote my story back then, but it all got shelved. Then when it came to life again, I was able to share my ideas on the hotel characters and characteristics of the hotel itself, which became a part of the series bible for everyone.
Here’s the blurb to The Red Strokes:
Anna just inherited her aunt’s psychic gift, and it’s a gift she wishes she could return.
Anna is a college art student, a wallflower who prefers to hide behind her canvasses and paint the world she sees. When her aunt is brutally murdered by a faceless man, Anna inherits her psychic abilities. Now she’s got to deal with visions, ghosts, and her own destiny.
Ashton Cooke hadn’t seen Anna since they were ten years old, when he held her hand while she learned her mother had been killed in an accident, yet he could never stop thinking about her. They meet again when he poses nude for her art class, giving Anna a view of what she’s been missing.
Anna and Ashton are irresistibly drawn to each other. The slightest touch from Ashton causes Anna to see erotic visions of them together. When they arrive at the Hotel Paranormal, they discover that there’s more to their connection than just desire. Anna may be the key to the truth behind his parent’s death, and she’ll need to embrace her powers to save his remaining family from the man with no face.
A Hotel Paranormal story.
The Hotel Paranormal is THE place for supernatural beings looking to get away from it all. Beings like werewolves, vampires, elves, sprites, djinn and more check in from all over the world for business and for pleasure — and sometimes for both.
Are you a plotter or pantser?
A plotter, although I usually wear pants while doing it. I usually do a basic outline, but it’s not that detailed. Just enough to guide me as I write.
What was the most difficult part of the publishing process for you?
Advertising it. Getting it out there in front of readers.
How about the most fun?
Just that feeling you get as you write, seeing how it’s all coming together, feeling the emotions of the characters, and just watching how their story comes to life.
What projects are you working on at the present?
I recently put out a book called Torn Away, which won 1st place in the Saratoga RWA Great Beginnings contest. I’m working on the sequel, called Torn Apart. Plus I’ve got the 4th book in the Vision Series.
What do your plans for future projects include?
After I’m done with the Torn Series, (It’s planned as a Trilogy) And the Vision series, (3 books out, 2 to go.) After that, I’ve got this cool idea for a zombie book. There’s an outline I have for a story of an FBI agent who gets together with the daughter of a serial killer. Plus I’ve got a great idea that turns was inspired by my job, a customer service rep, where the character gets dragged into a game of cat and mouse by a psycho. Lots of things coming.
What paranormal creature is featured in your book?
My female lead is a psychic. Unlike Bristol Blackburn in my Vision series, Anna comes from a family where there’s always a psychic, but the ability is only passed down when the person who has it, dies. Anna is a wallflower and she never wanted the ability.
My male MC is a Demon Hunter, but he doesn’t know it. It’s revealed that hunter’s aren’t told about the paranormal world until their 15, and Ashton’s father dies before that can happen. He only discovers his destiny when they reach the hotel.
What was your favorite part about writing in this group project?
So far, it’s been the interaction with all the other authors, sharing ideas and getting feedback on my own. Being a part of a universe that’s larger than your own story is pretty amazing. I can’t wait to read each and every HPN book as they come out. The Hotel Paranormal. You can check in, but you can never check out.