Interview & Contest: Gena Showalter

Today we’re taking a short break from our Romancing the Blog event to welcome one of my favorite paranormal authors, Gena Showalter to Romancing the Book!

Jen: Gena, please tell us about Wicked Nights and where the idea came from.
Gena: Wicked Nights is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace—heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace—and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked inside an institution for the criminally insane. He doesn’t have time for a distraction, but Annabelle fascinates him in a way nothing else ever has. Zacharel decides he wants her—but so does the demon chasing her.


Jen: Why angels?
Gena: I liked the idea of writing about a type of angel because they are physically perfect specimens, they are strong, they are eternal, and they kick evil butt. I don’t know about other readers, but that certainly does it for me!

Jen: If Wicked Nights was made into a movie, who do you picture in the starring roles?
Gena: I find Jason Momoa, Chris Hemsworth, and Ryan Gossling absolutely and utterly beautiful. Any of those men could play any character (or all the characters in a one man show) and I would be beyond happy.

Jen: What’s next for you?
Gena: Up next is Alice in Zombieland, the first in the White Rabbit Chronicles series, featuring a teenage girl who loses her entire family in a car crash and wakes up to a world of zombies and zombie slaying—and a bad boy who will either save her or ruin her. (September 25th)

After that is Last Kiss Goodnight, the first in the Otherworld Assassin novels, and a spin-off of my Alien Huntress books. A twisted menagerie exists, and otherworlders are the main attraction. Any time this zoo is about to be shut down, it vanishes and reappears somewhere else. When Solo’s latest mission is compromised, he wakes up in a cage, the newest “animal” on display. Vika is his new handler—as well as the zoo owner’s daughter, and she’s been tasked with Solo’s care and feeding.

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Gena Showalter is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Red Handed has even been optioned by Sony Television. Critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories,” while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.” Her mix of humor, danger and wickedly hot sex provides wildly sensual page-turners sure to enthrall.

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23 thoughts on “Interview & Contest: Gena Showalter

  1. Danielle West says:

    I haven’t really gotten into the angels thing. I am very interested in Showalter’s new angel series, just because I love almost everything she has gotten published. The only (other) angel series I am interested in is Nalini Singh’s and I can’t get enough of them.

  2. Carol L says:

    I love reading about Angels, especially Fallen ones. 🙂 I also love Gena’s work. I want to read this book badly. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Maria D. says:

    Good interview! I’m very excited by some of the upcoming books we have to look forward to:)

  4. Viki S. says:

    I love all paranormal being even if angels really aren’t paranormal. I think they’re surging right now because we’ve made them bad as well as good. The writers have taken them away from the standard norm. I love it!


  5. Jen B. says:

    I have never found an angel book that I have enjoyed. In fact, the only book I haven’t finished and don’t intend to finish was an angel book. I have been really turned off by this trend. However, I love Gena Showalter’s writing so this may be the book that turns it for me! jepebATverizonDOTnet

  6. Barbara Elness says:

    I think angel stories are interesting, I don’t like or dislike the new trend, but I do enjoy seeing the different takes authors have on these types of characters. I like the idea of good versus evil, especially when good isn’t necessarily all that good, and maybe evil isn’t all that evil – where the lines are blurred it starts getting very interesting.

  7. chris bails says:

    Like angelstories, especially fallen angels. Love jr wards series. Have read a couple of bookswith angels as secondary characters, like lassister from black dagger brotherhood. This is a new author for me. I want alice in zombieland. On my must buy list.

  8. Becky Ward says:

    Great interview! I love reading about Angels. Angels interest me because they are a supernatural entity. Angels can be portrayed in different ways.

  9. Maureen says:

    I think angels are interesting since the stories depict them differently then what I grew up thinking angels were.

  10. Margay says:

    I love stories about angels! I think it’s because they’re a symbol of hope, they’re great hero material, and God is their wingman – what more could you want in a hero?

  11. I always associate angels with God, so it’s hard for me to separate them and read about them having romantic relationships. I am coming around though, and I have been wanting this book since before it came out.

  12. erinf1 says:

    Thanks for the great interview 🙂 I love Gena’s books but I’ve only been able to read a few.

    I love angels in every shape or form. Good, bad, indifferent, as long as they are well written… bring it on!

  13. Crystal Newman says:

    I think it’s great. It gives me something new to read. Spices it up a little bit and gets us away from the normal.

  14. leannessf says:

    I love the whole good versus evil thing as well as the idea of angels falling from heaven due to love with humans.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

  15. Tina B says:

    Well, I do like Angels, but prefer ones to be like how Gena is writing them. Bad with just the right amount of good in them. 😉
    Great interview! I love her LOTU Series, so I was very excited to learn she would be doing a spin-off of that series. I have always been curious of Zacharel.
    Thank you for the chance to read it.

  16. erma H says:

    I love that angels are becoming more popular in books. It adds to the mystry and romance to the story.

  17. Molly F. says:

    Great interview! I definitely agree with Gena’s choices of actors for any of the roles in Wicked Nights. Those 3 guys are delish.

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