Tuesday, July 15, 2014

#Interview for World Change by Maggie Mundy @MundyMaggie

I live in Adelaide Australia and I am a member of Romance Writers of Australia, and the local chapter SARA (South Australian Romance Authors). I recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, English and Creative Writing. I have had a short story published in the RWA Topaz Anthology Little Gems in 2010 called Sea and Vines. I have had an erotic novella called Blood Scent published in July 2013 by Rogue Phoenix Press. I also have a paranormal romance called Hidden Mortality published February 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing. World Change is the first book in the Earthbound Trilogy.

  1. At any given time do you work on only one story at a time and maybe plot out the next one or are there many ideas racing around your head?I am a plotter. I have tried pantsing but find I have to go back and change too many things that just don’t add up. I’m a bit of a continuity freak so that is probably why plotting works best for me. I have exercise books going for each story I am working on. I will have a basic concept and then I usually use a beat sheet of some sort to work out a rough plot. I would write about one sentence for each chapter to give me an idea where it is going. At present I am working on book two of World Change called World Apart. Plus so many other ideas they just have to queue up and wait their turn.

    2. Is there a genre you haven't written in but would like to? Or wish you could write in?
    I am willing to have a go at almost anything. The first thing I wrote was a one person one act play. It’s still hiding on my computer. I have written horror, epic fantasy, urban fantasy, murder mystery and paranormal romance. At the moment I am writing a romantic comedy with a friend. It is liberating and fun. Hard to keep the dead bodies out of the way though. I have an idea for a woman’s fiction and an erotic science fiction floating around. So many stories so little time.

3. Do you add an element of romantic suspense in your stories?
Always. Even in the woman’s fiction I want to write there is going to be an involvement with shady business dealings. Sometimes I write the story so the reader knows who the antagonist is but not the heroine. Other times I like to keep the reader guessing. I love it when your characters have to go up against the odds and are not sure if they will come out the other side in love or alive.

4. Say you have unlimited funds: What kind of writing office/cottage would you create for yourself? 
I would love to have a place by the ocean. I can see the sea in the distance from the back of our house, but can’t hear it. I would be happy with a smallish room where my desk looked out over the sea. It would also be great to have a little deck where I could sit with a coffee or wine and contemplate. I would also want the room to have a door and not be open plan so I could hide myself away. Then when things got too busy in my head with the story I could call my dogs and go for a walk on the beach. I know it sounds clich├ęd but it would be so good.

5. If you could turn your novel into a TV show, which novel or series would you do? Where would it be set? Network TV (ABC, NBC, CBS), Cable (AMC, BBC, Lifetime) or Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, Starz)?
As an Australian I am not familiar with all the different networks you have mentioned but would hope it would be on prime time. I love shows such as Once Upon a Time so would love to be alongside that. World Change is only the first book in the series so I would imagine we would be running over a few seasons. The setting would have to be Tuscany in Italy. I have always wanted to go to Florence and one day I will. Its history is fascinating. You have the Medici’s and their political machinations and then the beauty of artworks by people such as Leonardo da Vinci. Throw in religion and The Bonfire of the Vanities and it has everything. My world In World Change was based around this time in 14th century Italy.
6. Finally, tell us about your latest release!
World Change
Clare gets transported from present day Florence to an alternate world, one that looks like fourteenth century Italy. The only way back is through a portal half a world away, plus the local High priestess wants her dead, and the only one she can trust is a vampire called Trevi. He is the only one who exits in this world, and she knows more about what he is than he does. He is hard to resist, especially when he saves her life. Trevi can take her home but he is keeping one big secret. She will have to be like him to survive the journey through the portal back to her world making a myth a reality.
Maggie will be awarding an eBook copy of World Change to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop during the tour. Be sure to comment at each stop!

She turned to run but he was on top of her, pinning her to the ground. She held her breath too frightened to breathe. With the moonlight behind him, his face was in shadow. He sniffed her then ran the tip of his tongue down her cheek to her neck. Clare swallowed as she struggled to breathe. Her heart beat so fast she could feel it through her chest. If he was going to bite her, then maybe this drunken illusion would be over. He didn't bite her. She could feel his fangs as he ran them up and down her neck. Where they touched, her skin tingled. He licked the blood away and the pain eased where her skin had been pierced by the spear. The calming thoughts of before were returning. She should be fighting him but it was the furthest thing from her mind. He was turning her on and she could feel the ache between her legs as his tongue swirled on her neck.

"Go ahead, do what you have to do. Maybe it will bring reality back." 

He didn't bite her. Instead he trailed kisses from her neck to her lips. She should push him away but she opened to him. His cool tongue probing. He tasted sweet. Clare had never thought herself into erotic fantasy, but she felt an irresistible attraction to this man she was finding hard to control. Her tongue entered his mouth searching for his fangs. They scratched her tongue and she heard him groan as a sweet taste entered her mouth. It was at that moment her world became dark.


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maggie mundy said...

Thanks for posting.

maggie mundy said...

I meant hosting. Hope you enjoyed finding out about my book and my writing.

Courtney Rene said...

I am a huge fan of time travel type stories. This book sounds really good. Thanks for another good interview.

maggie mundy said...

Thanks so much Courtney. It gives you freedom to go wherever you want and let your imagination run free.

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