If you could have lunch with any living authors, who would you choose and why?
I would choose Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I adore her Saint Germain historical vampire series and would love to chat with her about her favourite historical periods and how she goes about her research.
From page 56:
Seneca grabbed my arm and pulled me over to the bar, her attention drawn to the pair of gold wings hanging on the far wall.
Gears of Fate (Forgotten Gods #1)
Centuries have passed since the Fey conquered Earth, forcing mankind and gods alike to flee to the sky city Olympus. Forgotten gods walk amongst man, lost and powerless. Little do they suspect a second Fey war looms, and an unlikely duo will set in motion the gears of fate.
Zak Walker is a fringe rat living in the slums who would do anything to protect his sister, Alice. His neglectful father threatens to consign him to a life away from home on an airship, but he yearns for his life to mean something more than drudgery.
Princess Seneca Rose is the last surviving member of the Seelie royals. They tried to establish peace with mankind, but fell to the forces of Queen Mob and the Unseelie Court. Fleeing for her life, Seneca arrives on Olympus in hopes of uniting the forgotten gods against the oncoming Fey.
Zak couldn’t care less about the fate of Olympus, until faeries kidnap Alice. He doesn’t believe Seneca’s stories of faeries or gods, but soon has no choice but to accept their lives are intertwined. All his life, he’s dreamed of something more. If he cannot face the dangers that await down on Earth, the gods, mankind, and his sister Alice are all doomed.
I don't know Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, but I hope you would have a wonderful chat.ReplyDelete
ENJOY your weekend.
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Thanks, Elizabeth. I'm about to start my 'rounds', so I'll see you on your blog shortly! :)Delete
You had me with the beginning!! :-) Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Happy Weekend to you too!Delete
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is a good choice! I think if I was an author, I would enjoy the research portion of the job the most.ReplyDelete
I like the opening of Gears of Fate and the excerpt from page 56. I hope you are enjoying it!
Yes, the research part is great. Trouble is, it can suck you in and then you never get any actual writing done!Delete
Now I want to read both the Yarbro vampire series and Gears of Fate! You've got me sold!ReplyDelete
Excellent news! :) Yarbro's works are well worth a read!Delete
Ohh great blog hop answer, now I am really intrigued about Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I never heard about this author before, now I really need too check her books out because I absolutely love vampire books. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop and have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Oh, you should definitely check out her books then. She's one of my favourite 'vampire' authors!Delete
I've heard of Yarbro somewhere before, but have never read her books. And she writes about vampires? Oh, I NEED to read her novels!! I'm a HUGE fan of vamps!! (Well, the romantic kind, that is. I'm crossing my fingers that those are the ones Yarbro writes about....) I'll be sure to check out this author on Goodreads!ReplyDelete
Research done for book writing is a very interesting topic to discuss over lunch, BTW!
I really like those short excerpts from "Gears of Fate"! They SURE do make a strong impact on the reader! I also like the plot. Another one for my Goodreads shelves!! :)
Thanks for sharing! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!! <3 <3 :) :)
I think you might get on okay with Yarbro's books. The main character is a vampire and he does drink blood, but only a little, from willing participants. The principal focus of each story is usually the historical event taking place in the background and his interactions with the people he meets, trying to help them. There's a little bit of violence and sex at times, but nothing excessive. The books are more like historical novels in which the protagonist happens to be a vampire. I love them!Delete
I haven't read any of Yarbro's works but she looks like a very interesting lady. I can't say I have read much from the vampire genre except for Twilight but her series does sound very appealing!ReplyDelete
It is great, and the vampires aren't the main focus, the history is, so if you like historical fiction, I think you'd enjoy it.Delete