Interview with paranormal romance author Maggie Mundy

Today’s special guest is Maggie
Mundy
. She’s currently touring her paranormal romance novel, World Change: Earthbound Trilogy Book One
with Goddess Fish Promotions.

Maggie will be awarding an e- copy of World Change to a randomly drawn
commenter
at each stop during the tour, so you have a fantastic chance
of winning! Simply leave a comment below! To increase your chances of winning,
feel free to
visit
other tour stops
and leave comments there, too.



Welcome, Maggie. Please tell us a little
bit about yourself.
I live in Adelaide, Australia and I am a member of Romance Writers
of Australia, and the local chapter SARA (South Australian Romance Authors). I
recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, English and Creative Writing. I
have had a short story published in the RWA Topaz Anthology Little Gems in 2010
called Sea and Vines. I have had an erotic novella called Blood Scent
published in July 2013 by Rogue Phoenix Press. Its sequel Blood Oath will be
out this October. I also have a paranormal romance called Hidden Mortality
published February 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing. World Change is the first book in the Earthbound Trilogy.
Please
tell us about your current release,
World Change.
Clare
is a twenty-five-year-old nurse who loves reading fantasy and paranormal books.
Fiction becomes fact when she gets transported from Italy to an alternate
world, one that looks like fourteenth century Italy. The only way back to Earth
is through a portal half a world away, plus the local High priestess wants her
dead, and the only one she can trust is a vampire called Trevi. He happens to
be the only one who exits in this world, and she knows more about what he is
than he does. After all the books she has read he is hard to resist, especially
when he saves her life. Trevi can take her home but he is keeping one big
secret. She will have to be like him to survive the journey through the portal
back to her world making a myth a reality.

What inspired you to write this book?

I had an initial idea about someone who loved reading fantasy and
then wondered what it would be like for them to wake up in a fantasy world. I
also liked the idea of a different take on the vampire myth. Trevi is the only
one in his world so he had no one who can explain why he is different.
I have always wanted
to visit Italy, and to be a more specific, Florence. I love the history that
abounds in the region of Tuscany. It has political intrigue with a past
involving the Medici’s. It also has the some of the greatest art work in the world
by the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci there. In my novel World Change I tried to
capture some of the political intrigues and beauty of the time and mix it with
something supernatural.


Excerpt:
Clare
turned to run but he was on top of her, pinning her to the ground. She held her
breath, too frightened to breathe. With the moonlight behind him, his face was
in shadow. He sniffed her then ran the tip of his tongue down her cheek to her
neck. Clare swallowed as she struggled to breathe. Her heart beat so fast she
could feel it through her chest. If he was going to bite her, then maybe this
drunken illusion would be over. He didn’t bite her. She could feel his fangs as
he ran them up and down her neck. Where they touched, her skin tingled. He
licked the blood away and the pain eased where her skin had been pierced by the
spear. The calming thoughts of before were returning. She should be fighting
him but it was the furthest thing from her mind. He was turning her on and she
could feel the ache between her legs as his tongue swirled on her neck.
“Go
ahead, do what you have to do. Maybe it will bring reality back.”
He
didn’t bite her. Instead he trailed kisses from her neck to her lips. She
should push him away but she opened to him. His cool tongue probing. He tasted
sweet. Clare had never thought herself into erotic fantasy, but she felt an
irresistible attraction to this man she was finding hard to control. Her tongue
entered his mouth searching for his fangs. They scratched her tongue and she
heard him groan as a sweet taste entered her mouth. It was at that moment her
world became dark.
What
exciting story are you working on next?
I am working on World Apart.
The second book in the trilogy. It is set on another world and brings in some
new characters with their own romance.

When did you first consider yourself a
writer?

When I had finished my first manuscript. It was a massive 150,000
word fantasy. It has since been culled to 120,000 but has still not found a
home yet. It convinced me I could finish a story.

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?

I am an operating room sister so I don’t always get as much chance
to write as I would like to. If I can I try and write every day. Sometimes it
is difficult when life gets in the way. Even if I am not writing I find that I
am constantly thinking about plots. I can’t switch off the voices in my head. They
keep saying write my story.

What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?

I am a continuity freak. I can’t stand it if something does not
match up.

As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?

I wanted to be a policewoman. I was too short and half blind. Then
I thought about the navy. Had a thing for uniforms I guess. I didn’t want to be
a nurse, but found myself shunted in that direction. It has served me well. But
I love being a writer.

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?

I am honored when I get a review. I never get over the thrill that
I have written something and someone enjoys the journey as they read it as much
as I did writing it.
Links:
Thanks,
Maggie!


0 thoughts on “Interview with paranormal romance author Maggie Mundy

  1. Maggie Mundy says:

    Thanks for hosting. I am in Australia so have just got home from a late shift at work. Hope you enjoy learning about my book World Change

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