Jen: Today we are happy to welcome Veronica Blade back to Romancing the Book as her blog tour makes a stop with us. Veronica, please share a short bio with us.
Veronica: Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives — and they are always way hotter. That’s the official bio. The unofficial bio is that I, Veronica Blade, am an addict. I love all things vampires and witches and werewolves — the stranger, the better! My favorite shows are The Vampire Diaries and True Blood. And, okay, I admit it, I’m still a huge Buffy fan.
Everything I write is sweet romance and I usually throw in some witches, vamps or werewolves — sometimes all of the above (but always light on the paranormal, heavy on the romance). You can find me on FaceBook, check out my website at www.VeronicaBlade.com or follow me on Twitter @VeronicaBlade. Definitely stop by — I love hearing from readers!
Jen: Tell us about A Bite’s Tale.
Veronica: A Bite’s Tale is about “Cinderella” who spends her nights as a wolf. She’s just grateful for each day that passes without her hurting anyone else — she can’t even think about what might’ve happened to her summer love who got the sharp end of her alter-ego’s claws when her human self went through “the change.” Exposing her inner wolf to a crowded ballroom is not in her plans, but the prince insists that all eligible young women attend. Ditching it is not an option. The prince just wants to find the girl he loved and lost — the werewolf girl who bit him — before his powerful father forces him to choose a wife at the ball.
Veronica: Fun. Steamy kisses.
Veronica: Both. In order to start typing, I need some idea of where the story is going, but I don’t plot every detail. For me, the fun is in the surprises getting there — especially when the characters hijack me and take me in an unexpected direction.
Veronica: MaryJanice Davidson got me hooked on books, Nora Roberts kept me going, Meg Cabot made me all warm and fuzzy, and Stephenie Meyer addicted me to YA. But my readers are the ones who inspire me every single day.
Veronica: Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski. I love it!
Veronica: Currently, I have one full length novel available and two novellas. The end of February another novella releases. In late spring of 2012, my full length YA will be available — My Wolf’s Bane, which is the first book in the Shapes of Autumn series. Caught in a centuries old battle between her kind and werewolves, a teenage multi-shifter risks revealing herself when she chooses to fight for the boy she loves — her only ally but natural enemy, a werewolf.
For anyone who’d like a freebie, my novella, From Fame to Shame will be up for FREE everywhere in a couple weeks or so. When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill.
Veronica: Yes, I’m curious how many of you YA junkies are over 30. Maybe I won’t feel so alone.