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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Interview with Judy Serrano


Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

My latest release is called Linked. It is about a substitute teacher who falls in love with a parent. There are a few things about this parent that she is not aware of. He is involved in organized crime and… he’s a vampire. Because of his business he is gone often and during his absents she meets the very exciting Heathcliff Vanderpool.

This book is about soul mates in the truest sense of the word. When a vampire links to a human, the vampire becomes more human and less vampire. It promises to take you for quite a wild ride.

Are you a mom ?

First and foremost I am a wife and mother. I have four boys, who are 13, 14, 15 and 17 years old. They are my undeserved blessings.

Do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

Yes. I often have sporting events to attend, choir performances, and other events that require my attention. I basically take my flash drive with me wherever I go and often my MacBook. When time permits, I let the voices in my head escape.

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

Never. All people and events are purely fictional. J



What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?


Well, I hate to say it out loud, but I have an addiction. I can’t get enough of hot wings. It’s actually in my latest release, that my main character loves to eat hot wings. I am so crazy about them that it makes my family laugh. Most people like to have a Filet Mignon or lobster when they go out. Just give me some hot wings and some French fires and I’m good to go.

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

My favorite character is probably Lilly from my first series, Easter’s Lilly. I have four books out from that series and one coming out in September. I am oddly close to all my characters and feel a familial attachment to them. Her vulnerability and sensuality is addicting in a sense. I haven’t ended her series yet, just because I am not ready to give her up.

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

Yes, Linked is book one of The Linked Series. Book two features Dante, Charlie’s brother. (Charlie is the first love interest for the protagonist). Dante came along and stole my heart. I couldn’t just let him go there, so I created a storyline around him. It is very sexy.

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

Book 5 of The Easter’s Lilly Series will be out September 19th. I have book 6 of that same series in the works as well and book 2 of The Linked Series. Both will be released some time in 2014. I also have a brand new series called Ivy Vines, Visions and it is complete. I have not made a decision on what to do with that one yet.

What book are you reading now?

Right now I am reading Charlaine Harris’s Dead as a Doornail. It is one of the Sookie Stackhouse books. I love vampire stuff. It is fun, and light and sexy all at the same time.

What is in your to read pile?

I am looking at my Kindle as we speak. Hidden Away by Maya Banks, Dire Warning by Stephanie Tyler and The Host by Stephenie Myers (the sample) are all on my Kindle waiting to be opened. I will most certainly finish the Sookie Stackhouse books and investigate more of Stephanie Tyler’s new books. I love a good thrill.







Linked
Linked Series Book One
Judy Serrano

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date of Publication: July 18th, 2013

Number of pages: 263
Word Count: 81,403

Cover Artist: Danielle Barnard

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Book Description:

Daphne Foster is a substitute teacher stuck in an English class, waiting for that dreaded parent-teacher conference. With much preparation and anxiety, she encounters the unforgettable Charlie Cross. His charm and good looks, win her over but rumors of his involvement with organized crime make his continued disappearances disturbing.

In walks Heathcliff Vanderpool, creating a love triangle of unusual sorts. Unknown to Daphne, Heathcliff and Charlie are old friends: Older than she could have imagined. With Charlie away on business, Daphne and Heathcliff discover a passion between them lying beneath the surface. As their souls link, pulling away from Charlie becomes next to impossible. Will his involvement in organized crime consume them both before she’s able to get free? When you become “linked,” the choice may not be your own.


About the Author:

Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Dallas Area Romance Authors.

She is a substitute teacher at the local school district and writes for various on-line publications. She is the author of Easter's LillyBrother Number ThreeRelatively Close and Memoirs of a Mobster, which are romantic thrillers and part of The Easter’s Lilly Series.

Judy currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.






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2 comments:

Judy Serrano, author of The Easters Lilly Series, and The Linked Series. said...

Thank you for the interview. I often put updates on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JudySerranoAuthor?ref=ts
If you haven't had a chance to stop by and "like" it, I'd like to envite everyone to go take a look.

Jamie Arnold said...

This looks go very good. Cannot wait to read it.