May 19, 2009
Viola Estrella - Interview and Contest
A warm welcome to Viola Estrella author of Angel Vindicated (Cerridwen Press, May 14, 2009).
Viola is a writer of both fantasy and romance. She lives with her husband and children in Colorado. Close enough to the Rocky Mountains to see them from her backyard - with the aid of binoculars.
Read this interview with Viola. Then read the contest rules for winning a pdf copy of her novel Angel Vindicated.
Note: The contest portion of this post has closed.
PVN: What draws you to the paranormal?
Viola: Good question! There’s something very intriguing about the unknown or the idea of what could be. When writing a paranormal story, I love that there are no set rules. My imagination is the limit, whether I'm creating a single character or an entire world. In the case of my novel, Angel Vindicated , I created a world within our world. Angels and demons live among humans, manipulating and/or protecting us. Just knowing I brought this story to life from scratch makes me giddy. And I look forward to doing it again.
PVN: What is Angels, Inc.?
Viola: Angels, Inc. is an organization in my novel Angel Vindicated. It’s made up of three divisions: Demon Control, Guardian Angels, and Angels of Death. My protagonist, Abby, works as a law enforcement Angel for the Demon Control department of Angels, Inc.
PVN: Describe the relationship of Abby Angel and Simeon.
Viola: Very complicated. LOL! Simeon (half demon/half human) is everything Abby fantasizes about and everything she can’t have. Or at least she doesn’t think she can. She’s extremely attracted to him but isn’t sure she could ever fully trust a demon. Plus, her feelings for her best friend, Judd, make the situation even more confusing. An Angel’s love life is never easy.
PVN: Is this a stand alone novel or will there be others in this universe?
Viola: I sure hope there will be others. That’s my goal anyway. :-)
PVN: What other projects are you working on?
Viola: I’m also working to promote my upcoming release, Bewitching You . This book will be available at the end of October in both print and eBook from the Wild Rose Press. It’s a different animal than Angel Vindicated in the sense that it’s more of a light paranormal romance rather than an urban fantasy. It’s also written in third person with multiple points of view where AV is written in first person with only Abby’s point of view. But I hope both will be received well, of course.
PVN: Do you have any favorite paranormal TV programs or movies?
Viola: Ooh, I love Medium, Heroes, and my new favorite is HBO’s True Blood. Love, love, love that show, mainly because it’s based on one of my favorite paranormal series by Charlaine Harris.
PVN: Tell us about home and family.
Viola: I’ve been blessed with a really supportive, funny, dependable, loyal, handsome husband, and four cute, clever, intelligent sons. And I always try to remind myself of this when I’m running around the house cleaning up after them. LOL!
PVN: Tell us about the MamaWriters.
Viola: Of course! MamaWriters is the brain child of fellow author and friend, Renee Knowles. It’s both a blog and a Yahoo community where mothers who are also writers can support and cheer each other on, and I’m honored to be a part of it. To find out more, visit www.mamawriters.com.
PVN: Viola, thank you so much for this interview and for giving readers a chance to win a copy of your novel.
Read a blurb or excerpt of Angel Vindicated.
Bewitching You - Coming 10/30/2009 from the Wild Rose Press
Note: The contest portion of this post has closed
Ask a question or comment on any subject in the interview.
Link to this website and give me the url.
Each of the above will give you one chance toward winning a pdf copy of Angel Vindicated.
Contest ends May 21, 2009 at 11:49 PM PT.
Good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by!