Indie Author Spotlight – Roxanna Rose and “Desires: A Legacy Novel”

Indie Author Spotlight – Roxanna Rose and “Desires: A Legacy Novel”

I’ve got another great indie author to introduce you to today.  She’s Roxanna Rose:

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Here’s what she’s got to say about herself:

Roxanna Rose is a California native with a deep connection to her Ulster heritage. Fascinated by myths and legends from cultures around the world, she enjoys creating young adult, urban fantasy & paranormal novels steeped in their mysteries. “Desires: A Legacy Novel” is the first in a series based on Celtic myths & legends. “Malevolence: A Legacy Novel” will be released later this year along with “She Who Watches,” an urban fantasy novel based on the Native American legend. Roxanna divides most of her time between her writing and her career as a veterinary technician and wildlife rehabilitator.

You can follow Roxanna at her website, on Facebook, and on Goodreads.

Her first novel is “Desires: A Legacy Novel”

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“Desires” is the first in the Legacy Novel series. “Malevolence” will be released later this year and “Sacrifices” will be released in 2014. The cover art for all three books is by fantasy artist Julie Fain and the interior’s Celtic art is by acclaimed artist Jen Delyth. 

Passion, betrayal, malevolence, and magic conjured from the depths of ancient Irish legends comes to life in this story about Eléan. Created by the ancient Celtic God, Dagda to please his beloved daughter, Brighid and gifted with a spark of her soul; Eléan is given the task of living in the mortal realm while being relentlessly hunted in a deadly desire for Otherworldly vengeance. She must control her legacy and save the immortal soul that lives within her.

Liam and James have been friends…brothers…since they were children. Now the Otherworld has been released into the Mortal Realm and it’s coming for Eléan, a woman they both love and would die to protect. Will it destroy them or will they find the strength to fight what’s coming? 

Forced into the service of the Goddess Morrigan, Greagoir must be the vessel for her uncontrollable lust and killing rage. Eléan is the key to his freedom. All that stands in his way are two mortal warriors gifted by a goddess and a young woman’s desire to survive.

You can find the book on Amazon, and for the Nook at Barnes & Noble.

Finally, I’ve got an interview with Roxanna…read on!

When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?

I do most of my writing from the evening until I go to bed, which is usually about 5 hours. Unless it is stormy outside, then I will spend the entire day writing.

Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?

I listen to an eclectic mix of music. Oldies, New Age, Christian Rock, Jazz, Classical, heck I even have bagpipe music on my iPod. I feel emotions in the music, so I will listen to everything. When a piece of music sparks a certain emotion, I will catalogue it to use during a writing session. Of course, the down side to that is it has made me like Pavlov’s dogs. I can be in the middle of a crowd and hear a piece of music that I might have used to bring on a sad emotion and I will start crying.

What was the scariest moment of your life?

I was snorkeling off of LaJolla Cove. The sea floor is covered with kelp there. A large shadow passed below me and my first thought was that a pelican was coming in to swim with me. Just as I realized that I had seen the whole shadow under me without my own shadow interfering, I was grabbed by two sets of hands and hauled into a boat. The shark patrol was pulling all the swimmers out of the water because of the huge shark in the area. I had never even heard the shark siren going off.

What are your favorite TV shows?

I am shamelessly addicted to “Vampire Diaries.”  I also like “Pretty Little Liars” and “True Blood” but I don’t have cable, so I have to wait until those come out on DVD each season.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

Those two words are almost not in my vocabulary, but if the odd chance does occur, you would find me laying across my bed with a fire in the fireplace, a book propped up against the pillow, and surrounded by cats.

What are the most important attributes for remaining sane as a writer?

The term “sane writer” may be a contradiction. Virginia Wolfe, Ernest Hemmingway, and I can think of at least 23 others that could not attain those attributes. Sometimes I think the strong emotions that make a great writer can be their downfall, as well. My philosophy is pretty simple:

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

2. It’s ALL small stuff.

I have learned the hard way about the “Law of Attraction,” so now I wake up singing “Don’t worry…Be Happy!”

New York or LA? Why?

L.A. all the way! Don’t get me wrong, I think when I finally get to New York that I will love it because there is so much I want to see there. But I am a California girl, besides…where else can you go to have breakfast at a giant mouse’s homestead, have lunch while watching a jousting tournament, see Jesus rollerblading on the beach, catch a tour bus to visit the homes of the stars and wrap up the evening with a movie premier at Mann’s Chinese Theater? Only in L.A., baby!

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

I would love to go to Northern Ireland. So if they would kindly set me up in a cottage, I will research like a madwoman.

 

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