Today we welcome Olivia Stocum and her recently released book, Tangled Moon! Olivia’s first stories involved Slimer from Ghostbusters – something I’d love to read. Who doesn’t like Slimer?
Danielle Howard likes her life, as strange as it is. For her, this is as good as it gets. Who needs things like family, a home, and romance, anyway?
She spends her days as a mortal woman, and her nights as a wolf, killing vampires for a living. What could be better than that?
Well, maybe there is one thing missing…
Danielle thought one day she and her hunting partner, Lothar, would be more than friends. But some things just can’t be. Lothar is next in line for the High Council seat, and that means he is way out of her league. She’s talked herself into doing her job, with or without his love. He’s still her alpha, and that has its own appeal.
Nick Shepard knew there was more to life. He’d just never been able to find it. When the sexy Danielle comes into his life, everything changes. All he wants is to know who he is, and why he’s different.
Being unprepared for the truth, isn’t going to stop him from embracing it. Whether Danielle is a part of his future or not, he isn’t sure, but he knows one thing… He is never going back.
What’s the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was a series of short stories about Slimer from Ghostbusters, believe it or not. I was maybe eight years old at the time. I carried a notebook around with me everywhere and wrote in it mostly when grownups wanted me to be doing something else. 😉
Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?
This one took me a while to answer. I’d have to say Methos from Highlander. He’s 5000 years old. Imagine the things he’s seen and places he’s been!
In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?
Besides spiders? LOL. I think I’m a lot like the heroine from my upcoming book, Tangled Moon. Like Danielle, my greatest fear is being alone in a world I don’t belong to (this one). I don’t need a lot of people in my life, but if I lost the few I do have, it would crush me.
Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?
My favorite hero… Can I mention Highlander again? I will anyway. Connor MacLeod is my favorite hero. Very human, and yet immortal. Sensitive but strong. Loner and lover both. Yeah… he’s got my vote.
My favorite villain… All right, I’m going to get girly here. I’d have to say Lady Catherine de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice. She’s got that manipulative, backstabbing thing going on. And personally, I find a woman spurned more frightening than anyone with a sword or superpowers.
What do you consider the hardest part of writing?
The hardest part of writing for me is not caring. I know that probably doesn’t make sense.
Writers put their deepest souls into their work, and then toss it out to the masses to whine about, tear to shreds, or to just plain not give a rip. I know how awful that sounds, but it’s the truth. As a writer, you have to learn to cut the umbilical cord and move on with your life, whether anyone gives a flying monkey butt or not.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on three books at the same time. Yeah, I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. I’ve got the second book in my Tangled Moon series (Intertwined) coming out next year, a fun regency romance I’ve got on the side (His Deduction) and a paranormal book about angels and demons (Highland Crosses).
Olivia Stocum lives in New York State with her family, a cat, two dogs, and four chickens. Her favorite books are Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Persuasion by Jane Austen. She’s also read every Sherlock Holmes story published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. She’s seen the movie Highlander so many times she knows the dialogue by heart.