Monday, December 10, 2012

Interview with Boone Brux


Thank you so much for having me!

Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

Let’s see, my name is Boone Brux. I write paranormal, fantasy, contemporary paranormal, contemporary romance, and humorous paranormal. I tried to have a different pen name when I dabbled in erotica, but it’s a lot of work and I’m not organized enough to keep them straight.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Kiss of the Betrayer comes out December 11, TOMORROW! Yay!!! It’s book two in my Bringer and the Bane series and focuses on Jade and Luc. They appeared in the first book and now get to fully realize their love—or hate for each other. The story is about a race of beings called Bringers, who protect humans from the Demon Bane. It’s set in an alternate medieval world and I’ll admit, is growing to epic proportions with each consecutive book. The looming battle, which will take place in book five, is quickly building with dozens of threads. Everything from political intrigue to relationships of characters in previous books.

Jade and Luc both have secrets that get them into trouble and put the Bringers in danger. Though their relationship is solidified by the end of the book, Jade’s situation carries on into book three, Chain of Illusions.

Are you a mom (or parent)?

I’m a mother of eleven year old twin girls.

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

I tell my husband at least three times a year, “If I was only a housewife and mother, I’d be the best housewife and mother in the world.” By only I don’t mean it’s an easy job. I mean if I didn’t have this burning desire to be an author. Parenting is difficult and rewarding at the best of times. I have enough self-flagellation that I’m constantly berating myself for not doing more or working quicker on a book so I can spend more time with them.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

I’ve just started a new series about a thirty-five year old mother of three, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s pretty much me. Well, I’m not actually a grim reaper, though my children might disagree with that. A lot of the events that happen in these books are from real life experience. I lived in bush Alaska for sixteen years. There are too many juicy tidbits not to be used, stuff I could never make up. I also use actual people I’ve met. Nobody is safe. That adage “Careful of you might end up in my novel,” goes doubly so for me.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to? 

Not really. I like strong heroines and people with flaws. If I did have a theme it would probably be ‘finding out you’re stronger than you thought you were.’

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m deathly afraid of sharks and bears. Wherever I choose to live I can’t win. At least the bears sleep for four to six months, so I take my chances in Alaska. Really though, Great White Sharks make me want to scream. Even if they didn’t eat me in the water, I’d probably die of a heart attack if I saw one.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

I’m a painter but haven’t had time to pick up a brush since I got published. My daughter wants an underwater theme painted on her wall. Hopefully I’ll get to that soon—hopefully.

Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?

The obvious is Harry Potter. Love them! I think the next one would be Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. I really enjoy those.

If I had to choose one book it would probably be The Secret. Love the concept and could really use the $45,000,000 she made off that. Just sayin’.

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

Young adult, but that’s in the works for the beginning of next year. My grim reaper series actually run the mother’s story, then the daughter’s story. They’re both reapers but neither knows it. The first YA reaper is called Sudden Death and should come out around April—fingers crossed.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

I just finished a book for Entangled Publishing’s Covet line called Suddenly Beautiful. I loved writing Nikki. She’s a demi-goddess, who doesn’t realize she’s a  demi-goddess. She’s the daughter of Ares, so her tendency is to react first and ask questions later. Let me just toss out a few words that describe this book—yeast infection—barking like a dog—butt sweats. Intriguing, eh?

Butt sweats was a suggestion from one of my daughters.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

I’m not sure if it is, but I think there will be at least another book about Nikki’s friend, Stacey. I can’t tell you too much about her because it would be a spoiler for Suddenly Beautiful.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

Tomorrow Kiss of the Betrayer releases.

January I have Suddenly Beautiful and To Catch Her Death, book one in my reaper series.

Book three of my Bringer and the Bane series is in the works. The title is Chain of Illusions and is due to be finished on February 28. Guess I’d better get on that.

What book are you reading now?

*sigh* Nothing. No time.

What is in your to read pile?

Nothing right now. I don’t have time. When my head hits the pillow I’m asleep. I long for the day when I can sit on the couch and read a book in one sitting. I don’t keep a TBR pile because it makes me feel inadequate—another to do that I’m not getting to.

Kiss of the Betrayer
Bringer and the Bane Book Two
Boone Brux

Genre: Fantasy Romance          
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

ISBN: Print: 1620610353
E-book - 978-1620610350
Number of pages: 400
Word Count: 100,000

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Book Description:

For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none.

Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she's brought into the Bringers' fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for a better life wars with a promise made long before she understood the ramifications.

In a deadly mission, Jade and Luc embark on a journey into the Shadow World. As they attempt the impossible, ignoring the attraction growing between them becomes harder to deny. The slightest misstep could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers.

About the Author:

As a multi-published and an award winning author, Boone's writing drips with experiences from real life. Addicted to anything that might make a good story, she weaves tales that range from dark fantasy to humorous romance. Settled in the icy regions of Alaska with the love of her life and twin daughters, it's not uncommon to find her tapping away on her iPad on a windy beach or the barren tundra. Be warned, anyone and every even is fodder for one of Boone's novels.

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