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Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing: Rebekah Wolveire author of Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 1 Melzela
What is the working title of your book?
I am writing a seven book series I’m calling Crimson Shadow Collection. There are about 75 vampires and this is the series is about their lives. I have been working on the set-up of this series since 2008-2009. The title of the first book is Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 1 Melzela. (It can be shorted to just Melzela.)
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Well, it’s a really long story, but I thought of the idea when I was sick with mono and my boyfriend and I were on a temporary break. I missed him and he always had a love for vampires and it was my way of being close to him. However once I was well and we got back together, the series took on a life of it’s own. Melzela is just the main vampire from which all of the many descendant come.
What genre does your book fall under?
The entire Crimson Shadow Series is about vampires, so it is horror and occult: vampire.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Melzela would be played by an young actress that has similar features as to Angelina Jolie. (I would love to Ms. Jolie, but my characters is permanently 20 years old.)
I actually have actors inspired for each of my characters.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Melzela was abused and neglected by her family, in which she finds determination, and hope in herself to seek true love and after a blood ritual back fires, she is made a child of the blood lust.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I hope to find an agent and get this book mainstream published. (If anyone knows any agents or publishers that are interested in monstrous vampire novels, please leave a comment on post me a message on facebook.)
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took several years, because I was afraid of someone stealing my ideas. This year wanted to get a push so I made sure I finished it with NaNoWriMo 2012. I started it in 2008-2012, that is about four years. I hope to work on a vampire novel, one per year now; if I need NaNoWriMo as push, I will use it.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I will first stay, yes Melzela is looking for love, but this is nothing like Twilight.
Melzela was created at the time of Christ, which when the families would tell you who you married. She was fighting against that.
She was a woman of street; she needed to make a way to survive. This has a lot of adult themes.
The entire series is more like Anne Rice’s vampires and true blood mixed together. I also believe that my vampire would take a nightly stroll with the great Dracula himself.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My best friend from high school was always into vampires (she was a Rice fan.) My boyfriend also showed his passionate and love for the children of the night. How could I not want to embrace them too?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This is just the first book out of seven: I honestly think there is at least one vampire everyone would be interested in. Melzela was young woman who just wanted the fairy tale love to be true.
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Marguerite Arotin http://www.margueritearotin.wordpress.com
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Amy Stewart http://500thfloor.wordpress.com
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