Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Interview with paranormal romance author Maya Tyler

Paranormal romance author Maya Tyler is here today and we’re chatting about her new book, A Vampire’s Tale.

During her virtual book tour, Maya will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too.

Bio:
Maya Tyler, wife and mother of two boys, writes paranormal romance with a twist. Her debut novella Dream Hunter was released in December 2014. Her second novel A Vampire’s Tale released on March 22, 2017. She’s a romantic and believes in happily-ever-after. Being an author is her lifelong dream. She enjoys reading, music (alternative rock, especially from the 90’s), yoga, movies and TV, and spending her free time writing and blogging at Maya’s Musings.
Please share a little bit about your current release.
A Vampire’s Tale focuses on heroine Marisa Clements who is a struggling writer. Unknown to her, a paranormal skeptic, a vampire has been influencing her life path. This is not any ordinary vampire. Corgan Halton is ancient and powerful with the ability to see the future. He wants to tell his story and end his life. He chooses Marisa to author his tale. But his presence in her life puts her into danger, the helpless target for Corgan's enemies. It takes a coordinated group (of wizards and vampires) effort to fight the enemy. During the progression of the story, Marisa and Corgan fall in love - the emotions intensified by the high-pressure, dangerous situation they find themselves in.

What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always been fascinated with vampires. I’ve read the books, and watched countless movies and TV shows about them. They are fascinating creatures and, despite their blood-thirsty, murderous natures, Hollywood casts them as heroes. Every author has their own version. From “sleep in a coffin during the day and hunt at night” to the possibilities of day-walking and reproduction. Than you factor in their interactions with other supernaturals… I think some of the concepts bear more merit than others so I, too, created my own version.

Excerpt A Vampire’s Tale:
Marisa’s mind raced… “This is unbelievable.”

“What?” Corgan smirked. “The little you actually know about vampires?”

“For your information, I can tell the difference between truth and the Hollywood version.”

Corgan looked at her with a raised eyebrow.

“I can,” she insisted. “No coffins, blood with healing properties, flying, super speed, super strength, immortal, mind-reading, fortune-telling, death by sun…” She looked at him and tilted her head. “Why couldn't I compel you to leave my apartment that first night?”

“You could have, if that's what you'd really wanted.”

“Oh.”

“Can anyone enter the home of a vampire then?”

“Only if the property is in the name of an undead.”

“Is yours?”

“No.”

“Oh. What about holy water, wooden stakes…”

He laughed. “Are you thinking of doing me in?”

“No,” she gasped in horror. “I would never—”


What exciting story are you working on next?
My next project may very well be a sequel to A Vampire’s Tale… I’m also working on a prequel to my first paranormal romance Dream Hunter.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I first became published in 2014. Before I published a book, I wrote stories and I blogged, but it was more of a hobby. I still write as a past-time, but now I have an author platform – website, blog, social media presence – and it’s evolved into more than a sideline project.

Do you write full-time? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I don’t write full-time… I have two busy little boys who occupy most of my time. My family is definitely my priority. I make time for other interests like rock concerts and musical theatre. Writing time is carved out of “my time” either early morning or after the kids go to bed.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I love clich├ęs and often work them into my stories, even if they are ultimately omitted during editing.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Writer, actress, lawyer, in that order. I ended up going to business school.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers? I love visitors and you can reach me through my website or by e-mail mayatylerauthor@gmail.com.

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Buy links:
Amazon | Smashwords | Apple | Kobo | Nook

Thank you for being a guest on my blog! 
Thank you so much for having me!

9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win.

Maya Tyler said...

Good luck, Lisa!

Maya Tyler said...

Thanks for hosting today! I'll check in later!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing :)

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Maya Tyler said...

Thanks for stopping by, Victoria!

Maya Tyler said...

Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Rita!

Maya Tyler said...

Thanks again for today!