Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Dragon Craving Spotlight~Review~Interview

Dragon Craving
Otherworlds Summons
Book 2
Livia Olteano
Genre: New Adult Paranormal / Erotic Romance 
Approx. word count - 70k - 80k words

Book Description:
The world holds few secrets for Oracle Elana Anderson, or as her fans know her, Ela Deville. Successful author of paranormal romance, Ela, has a secret: not all her paranormal characters are quite that fictional. She hardly expected she'd trigger a chain of events that might bring about the end of the world via a pesky dragon. Rendered blind to visions of him, Ela’s only way to save her world is to keep the dragon close…very close.
Obitus, the only awake dragon in the Otherworlds, is determined to get back the magic that was stolen from him and secure his position for a good thousand years. Becoming Akai’s new guardian after getting rid of the current one is the best way to it. But that means getting Ela on his side. He’ll bargain and maneuver his way there if he has to, but ends up tormented by the desire to have her for real.
In a game of deals, half-truths and irresistible cravings, does one heart have to break in order for the other to save the world?

Livia lives in Europe where she listens to obscene amounts of music and devours every reading material in sight. When she’s not doing either of the two, she fiddles with anything remotely customizable within reach.

Describe your books in 3 words?
Darkish, delicious, different

If you could be any character from one of your books who would it be?
Obitus, definitely. I mean, I'd love to be a version of the PNR accomplished author too, Ela Deville, but being a super awesome dragon would mean I could become whatever I'd want right? And then I'd become an author dragon lady.
Come on, anyone would want that, right? Right?...

What is your greatest fear about being an author/publishing your book(s)?
My greatest fear, perhaps the only real fear right now, is that I might not be able to keep writing and publishing for some (whatever) reason. It's kind of terrifying, because being an author has always been a huge dream of mine and I didn't dare admit it for years, not even to myself - I was that sure it could never come true. When I finally got the guts to try for it, I was lucky enough to get where I am. Don't get me wrong, there's always a lot still to do and bigger and better and all that, but I feel I'm in a good place right now. I'm happy. New experience, and I'm terrified it might somehow be taken away from me.

Would the 10 year-old version of yourself kick your butt or praise you for what you've accomplished in life?
She'd be in awe of the present me, I think. Authors were more than rockstars to me, always. Of course, I still have a lot more to accomplish to make her fully proud. My other big dream when I was around that age was to magically become one of the cats in my home, because seriously, they're living the dream all day, every day.

What do you do when you finish your book and turn it in to the editor?
Freak out a little imagining once she opens the manuscript, all kinds of crawlers and scares explode out of it. I re-re-re-re-read it and try to take out all mistakes, but then I run into a 'ss' instead of 'as' somewhere and I'll be screaming 'Nooooo!' like a maniac and freaking out. I know editing is the point of editing, but my OCD-ing brain would like to never ever screw up a thing, ever, in any way. Yeah, I'm that kind of crazy, lol.

What is your favorite Genre and why?
Romance is at a close tie with mystery/whodunit. I know, right? Kind of a strange tie there. In a perfect world, I'd get Sherlock Holmes and Meet Joe Black mixed into one never-ending cocktail. You know what I mean? xD

What is one thing that would surprise us to know about you?  
I was terrified of ever showing anyone my writing for years. I mean years, seriously. I'd write and hide the notebooks, lots of them, so nobody could find and read them. It took me I think about five years to get comfortable with the idea of people reading my stuff, and of those the real help was starting to blog about two and a half years ago. Now I'm not only okay with sharing my writing, but seriously excited about it.

Was there an Author who inspired you to write?
I know it won't sound like a real option, but all of the ones I read. Each and every one of them was yet another living example of being brave and trying to go for the dream. Everyone who has a vision, a dream and goes out there and makes it happen inspires me, of course, but authors have a special place in my heart, just like all their readers do. Because it takes two to tango, you know? :)

How did you come up with the characters in your books?
They just show up in my mind, as clear as if they'd be standing in front of me. I get to know them like I would someone I've just met, slowly uncover them from the outside in.

Do you prefer to write alone or do you like to collaborate with other authors?
I've had some collaboration tries a few years ago with a friend, but it was just for fun. I liked it, the story kept going someplace new, you know? I don't know if I could do a collab for a novel though, I'd have to try it out first I guess. :)

Everyone uses computers, tablets, phones and no one uses handwritten form or typewriters, what do you prefer to use?
Kind of a combo. I do most of the writing on my laptop, editing on the PC, and character studies, profiles, plot outlines and revision notes on notebooks. I know, right? All over the place. The thing is I'm a total geek for tech and also a total geek for notebooks, pens and all of that.

Is there a ritual you do before you begin your book?
I tend to take a full weekend to watch standup comedy non-stop before starting to work on it. After laughing like crazy for two and a half days, I'm ready to go. But then again I always do that on weekends, so maybe it's my routine more than my writing routine? I always start working on new projects during the week and brainstorm on the weekend, though I don't have a 9 to 5 job.

Fast Fairy Questions:

Apple or Windows? Windows
Dog or Cat? Cat
Pepsi or Coke? Coke
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Summer or Winter? Winter
Fairies or Angels? Fairies
Dark or Light Fae? Dark
Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires
Amazon or Barnes and Noble? Amazon
Funny or Serious? Funny
Print or E-book? Ebook
Eyes or Smile? Eyes
Dean or Sam (Supernatural)? Neither...
Dream spot to visit? Amsterdam

Favourite Lines “You’re going to be mine, Elana Anderson. I think deep down inside, you know it to be true. I think you’ve seen it in one of your visions. Seen how it might end. It scares you.”

“As my father used to say, smart warriors picked their battles wisely.”

“I’ve been alone for a thousand years, a dark thousand years. But now, feeling your taste in my mouth and your skin against mine, it’s as if that never happened. As if the darkness was never there. You give me solace. Don’t take that away from me, please,”

“I do trust that, Obitus. And I could lose myself in your arms, I’d shudder at your touch and come apart in your embrace. I trust that too. But I can’t trust you with my heart, and I fear it would follow my body into your hands. You’ll get whatever it is you wanted from me. Please don’t take any more than you absolutely have to.”

OMG Sigh..... Love can make the mightiest of Dragons do anything, give up anything for love! Obitus is a Dragon who was put to sleep by a power hungry God, on,y now he's awakened and wanting revenge! Elana can see the future and what she sees now scares her to death! If she has one moment of weakness she will lose the world and friends she loves so much! Or will she??
SQUEALLLLL! I loved this story and OMG those Dragons and Gargoyles are so freaking sexy! They grumble and I swoon! I can't wait to know what this author could come up with next! I don't know how she could top this sexy Dragon but, I have a feeling it will be amazing! This whole story is a roller coaster of emotions, teasing, lies, drama, love, and action. These characters are one you can just sink into! I thought the Gargoyle was my favourite but, I'm starting to think I'm a Dragon and Gargoyles lover!

I was given this book by author in exchange for an honest review


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