Author Feature on the PJV
For today’s Author Feature, please welcome Stacy Claflin to Parajunkee’s View.
Book Name: Silent Bite
Release Date: 11/26/2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Stacy loves writing, reading, and watching most anything paranormal. Her favorite TV shows include the Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Fringe, Pretty Little Liars, and even Breaking Bad.
She has been writing and telling stories for as long as she can remember. As a kid, her story telling would get her into trouble when she would try to convince others that her stories were real.
When she’s not busy writing, she spends time with her family. She also runs a home preschool and educates her kids from home.
In your own words, tell us a little bit about your book?
Silent Bite is a standalone vampire Christmas novel from my Transformed series. Though it’s part of the series, anyone can read it by itself. Alexis is left with her human family, not knowing why all of the vampires in her life have disappeared. Before they left, they were over protective of her, so their absence is even more puzzling. As Alexis tries to figure out what’s going on, she ends up getting closer to her teacher, who is also a werewolf leader.
Can you tell us about the characters in your book? Who is your favorite?
Alexis, the main character, is my favorite because I’ve written quite a few books from her perspective and I know her through and through. She constantly has obstacles thrown at her, but she doesn’t always respond as you would expect. Sometimes she reacts like a hero, while other times, she gets depressed and hides from the world, and other times, she just rebels.
What makes your book different from other books out there in the same genre?
The series as a whole is different because the vampire world is ruled by royalty, and part of their job is actually to help mankind. Not only that, but a lot of lesser-known supernatural creatures are throughout. Asrai, Atcen, and Nokken, to name a few.
What led to you going “indie”?
I like the idea of being in control of all the aspects of my books. From what I’ve heard, the publishing companies rarely give authors any say over issues like cover design, and will even make the authors change aspects of the story they don’t want to.
Is Writing your full time profession?
Not yet, but I’m working on it!
Do you have any quirks or processes that you go through when you write?
I get up before 4:30am and just start writing. I don’t drink any coffee or anything. I just write for about an hour and a half each morning.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Emlyn Chand, Ednah Walters, and Karice Bolton.
What are you reading now?
Grimnirs by Ednah Walters
What advice can you give to struggling writers?
Learn as much as you can about the craft from those who are having success. There are so many resources available online!
About The Book:
Silent Bite by Stacy ClaflinPublished by Stacy Claflin on 2013-11-26
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Holidays, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Alexis Ferguson has been abandoned by every vampire in her life, and she can't even remember why. In fact, she keeps having memory lapses. She's sure that finding out why is the key to finding the other vampires. Meanwhile, she must live with her family, pretending to be human. She tries to ignore her basic vampire needs, and begins to waste away. Alexis nearly takes out her entire family at a holiday meal. She knows she needs to take care of herself, but can't find the motivation until another supernatural steps in, concerned for her well-being. He's gorgeous, so what could go wrong? Other than the fact that he's a werewolf ...and her teacher. *Silent Bite is a standalone novel within the Transformed series. It can be read separate from the rest of the books.*Find out more about Stacy Claflin and Silent Bite here:
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I have always been an avid reader and a writer. When I was a teenager, I would always be in the middle of at least five books. Not only could I keep up with each story line, but I also never needed a bookmark! I could grab any of the books that I was reading and remember what page I left off on! I don’t have that talent anymore, I’m lucky to remember what I went into the kitchen for when I get there!