1) First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.
Well, I am a thirty-something, married mother of five and we live in Northern Ireland. I am married to my childhood sweetheart and we’ve been together over eighteen years now, and apparently he’d have done less for murder, or so he keeps telling me, haha. I am a very hands on mother, and work entirely around my children’s schedules and love being able to be there for them first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
2) How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since I was twelve years old, if truth be told. But professionally, I’ve been writing for about eleven years.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
Yes, my office! It’s the only place that I can concentrate 100%. If I do take my laptop into the living room or kitchen, my attention is always swayed. So my office provides the right working environment for me.
4) Why did you decide to write A Dance for Fools?
‘A Dance for Fools’ is the second part in my Rose Saga series and it was always imperative to the progressing plot. When I first storyboarded the series, I knew exactly where I wanted to go with the storyline, and A Dance for Fools turned out better than I expected. The plot thickens and is very driven, which adds to the erotic texture of the series.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
I love Bianka. I have to. She’s my creation and embodies all the attributes of a strong and powerful woman. She is important in so many ways. While she is is tough, she does have her moments of weaknesses, which only add to her already alluring attraction.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
I despise the King. He is arrogant, pompous, full of entitlement and while he hates Bianka, he secretly fantasizes about her. He is seedy, creepy and is everything I hate in a man.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I proofread, and edit to the point my revisions are done. Then the script is sent to the in house editor who weaves their magical eyes over the work and I get to approve the finished proof.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love Law and Order: Criminal Intent and watch back to back episodes. I am also addicted to Blue Bloods and have a new thing for Donnie Wahlberg. TV is my downtime, and obviously I love to devour at least one book a week, and of course there is my husband who is my best friend, he and the children are an added bonus after a stressful writing session.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I read at least one book a week. I am a fast reader and love the thrill of an exciting, engrossing read. I have a varied taste when it comes to books and authors. Some of my favourites are Stephen King, James Patterson, Alice Walker, Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, Clive Barker to name a few.
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
Why have you chosen to set your story in Hollókő, Hungary?
Most people who know me, know that I go to great depths when I research for my stories/books. Hollókő was the perfect setting for a dark fantasy, erotic based series. It is a beautiful town, enriched with history, and has its own folk tales of vampires, which added to my fondness of setting my story there.
Author: J.A Lynch
Bianka, a vampire with an insatiable thirst and desire for the body unlocked Pandora's box when she disposed of Iona, and instead of getting the freedom she desired, she condemned herself to a curse.
With her new found fate as the Rose, comes the responsibility of choosing her own courtesan and fulfilling her pledge to Artemis and the Oracle, but Bianka is hell bent on revenge, and if she can't have her freedom then at least she can play the King and his court for fools.
Of course, nothing is never simple, and as Bianka puts all her energies into revenge, she doesn't see the ensuing chaos that she unleashes.
A dance for fools is only the beginning of the end...
My Review: December 2013 ~ Review Copies ~
A Dance for Fools by Julieanne Lynch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First, I would like to thank the author Julieanne Lynch for giving me this book for an honest review. I liked this story, but it was a very short story and for me that meant not enough about the characters to really get into the story. Also there were a few editing problems that need to be addressed. I like the thought of the story, but as is I feel that it is missing so much of the story. But remember this is just my opinion and I like to read novels, where you have more time to really get to know your characters.
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