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.