21 December 2010

Interview + Giveaway: Linda Robertson

Arcane Circle, the 4th Persephone Alcmedi books will be released on the 28th of this months. Today we have the author is here answering some questions.

After facing down the forces of Fairy in mortal combat, Persephone Alcmedi still must deal with the aftermath. Not only does Seph now possess deadly secrets she must hide from the arcane and mundane world alike, but the dozens of magical creatures who’ve taken up residence behind her cornfield need food and shelter, and there’s still her foster daughter Beverly’s tenth birthday party to plan.

And that’s not all. . . . Seph’s boyfriend Johnny has revealed himself as the wærewolf Domn Lup, and the ruler of the wære world is en route from Romania to make sure Johnny really is the “king” he claims to be. But Johnny’s hiding a dangerous secret: his magic is locked in his mysterious tattoos. He and Seph must find a way for him to reclaim it—fast—despite those who have no intention of letting Johnny gain his full powers. Seph knows that, in the arcane world, strength is always a necessity and power must be constantly proven, but how far is she willing to go to succeed . . . and at what cost?

How many hours a day do you dedicate to writing? Do you write in a specific place?

It depends on the day. If its a snow day and the boys are home from school (we just had 2 in a row...sigh) I got zero hours of writing in. When they get to ride the big yellow bus, however, I write at least 3 hours a day but usually more like 6 hours, and then I pick up an hour or two in the evening once dinner and the homework checking is complete.

Do you have any new projects in the works?
I am working on book five of the Persephone Alcmedi series. I reworked an old manuscript in between books four and five, but I'm still not sure its ready for others to see it. :-)

If you could hang out with one of your characters, which one would you pick?
Johnny. Wait, maybe Menessos. I could say Nana, but she's so much like my mom and my aunts that I feel like I hang out with her anyway.

What can you tell us about Arcane Circle?
Sometimes, searching for the past leaves a head-slap on the present.

We know that Persephone is the Lustrata. What exactly does that mean? How long has it been since there was one?
Well, everyone thinks they know. The witches have their idea. The waeres have theirs. Even the vampires have a take on that legend. Persephone's going to find out first hand and, if you keep reading, you will too. In the mythos, the last Lustrata lived a about two thousand and thirty-some years ago.

It seems like little by little Persephone has to deal with more and more problems. Is this going to escalate as more people find out she's the Lustrata? How many people know?
Oh yes. (Mwahahahahaha!) The big-wigs of the witches, waeres and vamps all know, but aren't sure what to do, if anything should be done, etc. That starts unfolding more in book five.

After the events of Fatal Circle, do the witches hold a grudge? Is persephone going to have any allies there?
Some do and some don't. To say more would point to spoilers I have planned for future books.

In Arcane Circle we finally get to meet some powerful werewolves. How do they feel about Johnny being the Domn Lup?
Alpha's don't like to share power. Some out of nowhere wannabe-rockstar suddenly appearing and claiming to be the Domn Lup and take a big piece of their pie? Yeah, they are NOT happy.

After everything we've learn about Menessos, he still feels like a big mystery. Are there going to be any surprises in that front? Can you tell us anything new about him?
Behind the vampires is a mystery that Persephone will have to unravel slowly. As for Menessos...well, he might be dead. Hee hee.

One on the things I liked the most about Fatal Circle was the introduction of the elementals. What is going to happen to them? Can you give us any kind of information about them?
They play a big role in the theme of Arcane Circle. There's a lot of construction, a lot of change going on at the farmhouse in order for Seph to keep them safely. They'll be around a while; they have much to do as her destiny unfolds.

Thanks so much for being here today, Linda.
Aww, my pleasure! Thank you for having me!

You can learn more about the author on her site.

Linda is also giving away a signed copy of Arcane Circle.
Ends on December 31st.
All you have to do is fill out the form.

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JenM said...

I'm just finishing up Fatal Circle and looking forward to reading more of Seph's adventures. I'd love to win Arcane Circle.

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

I've heard a lot about this series and have wanted to check it our for some time now!

I know this is the 4th in the series, but does the anticipation of the release get any easier? Or, is it just as nerve racking as the first?


Jessica said...

Awesome interview! Just started this series this year and already loving it! Can't wait to read this one!!!

Vivien said...

Awesome, sounds like a great series to start.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Great interview! :) This series is on my want list. It sounds like a great one. And 4th book already! Wow. I feel like I've just started hearing about the book just a few months ago. I better get my hands on these. :)

Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations) said...

I Love this series.

Linda Robertson said...

Thank you all for your sweet complements! <3

IzhaBella--It isn't as nerve wracking as the first release, but its still very nail-biting. Luckily the holidays have kept me otherwise distracted. :-D Thanks for asking!

LadyVampire2u said...

I so love this series and am eagering waiting for "Arcane Circle" to hit bookshelves. I wish it had come out already as it was at the top of my Christmas wish list but I dont mind taking an after Christmas trip to get it either. Happy Holidays!

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Barbara E. said...

This is a series I've been eager to read, and I have a couple of gift certificates that need to be used. Guess I'll have to put at least the first three books on my list so I can get started on the series.


Lindsay said...

I've been dying to get my hands on this book. Thanks a lot for the contest!

BooksforCompany said...

Thank you for the giveaway and making it international!
New author for me!

Stephmartin71 said...

You are an auto buy author for me ;D Thanks for the great post & contest. How many books do you to write for this series & are you working on any new series books? Happy upcoming New Years,

Jessica said...

I really love this series! I can't wait to read this book.

donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!