I’m interviewing April Bostic, author of adult paranormal romance “The Howling Heart” on my blog. Welcome to my blog, April!
1) Please tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in New Jersey, and still live there today. Writing is a hobby, and I’m a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic. I’ve never been married, but I enjoy romance movies and books immensely. One of my favorite cable channels is Encore Love, because they show different love stories all the time. I wish they had a channel for only supernatural love stories, because those are my favorite kind.
2) Tell us about your book.
The Howling Heart is an adult paranormal romance about a young woman from New York City named Paige who falls in love with a young werewolf from England named Riley. They first met as children in the forest, and are reunited years later as adults after a tragedy in Paige’s life. They both face many obstacles that prevent them from being together and it’s not only because they’re different species. Paige wants to focus on her career, but she wants to be with Riley, too. Pack law prohibits him from abandoning it, so they have to figure out how to make their relationship work. My novel gives you a healthy dose of paranormal and romance. There’s an equal amount of both. There are twists and turns in the story, so the predictability factor is low which should make for a more enjoyable reading experience. My werewolves are unique from other authors. Their existence is the result of the love between one wolf and a human during 13 century Scandinavia, and the supernatural intervention of Norse gods, Máni, the god of the moon, and Freya, the goddess of love. They are called Varulv, which is the Swedish and Danish word for ‘werewolf’. They can’t keep their human form for an extended time or if they fall asleep. A special light placed inside of them by the gods, allows them to shift between species. They are wolves first, and humans second. I hope people enjoy reading how wolves could behave if given a human guise in a human world.
3) What inspired you to write The Howling Heart?
I was inspired to write The Howling Heart after watching the movie Blood and Chocolate and the television series Wolf Lake. For Riley, the hero in the novel, I drew inspiration from British actor, Alex Pettyfer. I’ve always wanted to see him play a werewolf, so I imagined him playing Riley when I wrote the character.
4) How many hours per week do you spend writing?
I don’t write anymore, but I used to spend half my days writing novels. I usually wrote on the weekends or vacations, because I had more time and fewer distractions.
5) If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?
George R.R. Martin, J.R.R Tolkien, and Charlaine Harris.
6) What are you working on at the moment?
Lately, my main focus has been promoting The Howling Heart.
The Howling Heart
Author: April Bostic
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.
Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.
Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.
April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled “A Rose to the Fallen”.
Her first short story, “Right Here, Right Now”, released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled “Eros, My Love”, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled “Love Addiction”.
After five years, she released her second novel, “The Howling Heart” in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April will release her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.
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