Featured Interview With E.J. Powell
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born and raised in the deep south where I still live with my husband and four canine babies. I come from a large family including two older brothers, a younger sister, and too many cousins to count. I absolutely adore my nephews and nieces and have come to be known as the “fun” aunt.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I learned to read before kindergarten and never stopped. I have always been in love with books of all genres. The first series I became addicted to was the Cam Jansen Mysteries, a girl with photographic memory solving crime. I couldn’t put it down. I started writing in high school, and after college finished the first book of my paranormal romance series, The Dark Lords.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
The list of favorite authors is nearly infinite, but I do enjoy J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter, Johanna Lindsey, Dan Brown and his Robert Langdon series, and of course J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien. My favorite genre is paranormal romance, but I like fantasy, romance, mystery and true crimes as well. I seem to always enjoy Greek Mythology-based books (even for kids). My inspiration to write comes from the love all things written, but my support comes from my family. They really are the best.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The Dark Lords Series is a Paranormal Romance that centers around an elite group of humans, turned immortal and gifted with superhuman powers. With the help of a few friendly Cambions; a blanket term for werewolves, witches and vampires- they fight the demons that plague the world. The series is planned to be around thirty books with each novel in the series designed as a standalone. They don’t have to be read in order, but are written in chronological order.
My latest book, Hunter’s Blood, is the third installment to the series focusing on Libby, an ex-vampire hunter, and Ethon, prince of all vampires. The story is set in modern day New Orleans after Libby realizes that the Order, a secret society of vampire hunters, was not all it was cracked up to be. She learns that not all supernatural beings are evil and even stays with a werewolf family. Learning to get along with the supernatural world, however, is not as easy as she had hoped. Her family was killed by a vampire, which led her to join the Order in the first place, and she has trouble putting the past behind her. Especially since Ethon seems to always be around. Tall, blond and has knack for sneaking up on her, she finds herself giving into Ethon one kiss at a time.
Ethon has a duty to his crown. He must secure an heir and his father is pushing for him to take a bride… a vampire bride. But he has his sight set on a small, blue-tipped hair woman with storm grey eyes. Libby hates his kind, but he is determined to make her his bride or his father’s line can die with him.
When an enemy from Libby’s past returns, their love will be tested, their lives put in danger, and their prejudice brought to light. Was their relationship doomed to fail before it really even began?
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