MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ALANA SAPPHIRE 🦋

MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ALANA SAPPHIRE 🦋

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1. What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?

Alana Sapphire. I write various subgenres of contemporary romance – erotic, suspense, paranormal.

2. How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?

It’s what I like to read, but I don’t limit myself. I have many things I’ve written that aren’t published.

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3. What kind of research did you do for this book?

With all my books, I like to be as realistic as I can (except for my paranormal books). That means researching the things my characters are into, for example, guns for my motorcycle club men. I utilize the internet and interviewing real people.

4. Can you tell me about your series?

The series I have now is the Death Dealers MC series. Three couples have been covered so far: Gage & Raven (Forbidden, Tempted, Claimed, Deception), Einstein & Ellen (Seduction), and Venom & Emily (Renascence). I like to think it’s gritty, angsty, suspenseful, sexy yet romantic, and suspenseful. It’s a group of smart and sexy alphas who would do anything for the women they love.

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5. Do you have a favorite book out of this series?

Not really, but Gage & Raven were the first and their story spans 3 books and a novella. I still feel like
their story isn’t finished so I’d say they’re my favorite couple.

6. Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?

The idea for Gage & Raven’s story came to me a little over 4 years ago. I was obsessed with August Alsina’s song Kissin’ On My Tattoos, and it sort of inspired the couple.

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7. Was it always meant to become a series?

Absolutely not. I wrote the first 3-book serial before I even thought of publishing. That was supposed to be the extent of the Death Dealers. After publishing, readers kept asking for Einstein’s book, so I wrote Seduction. The idea for Renascence came to me while I was still writing Seduction.

8. Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?

I always have a million things in the making. The next release I’m planning is a Death Dealers MC novella,
and then a full-length standalone novel. Details to come 🙂

9. How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?

Names play an important role in my books and I never just assign a random one. For instance, Gage & Raven: Gage’s road name is Reaper (from the Grim Reaper aka Death), and in some cultures the raven is a symbol of death. In Renascence, Emily’s name means “striving” which matches with her backstory, and Venom’s real name is Liam, which means “protector”, a role he adopts for Emily.

10. Where do your ideas come from?

I wish I knew. Some ideas are sparked by a song, a situation… other times I just hear voices in my head lol. Sometimes I think I should be in a padded room!

 

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11. What is the hardest part of writing for you?

I don’t consider any part of writing hard. The hard part comes in PUBLISHING, because you’re constantly worried about others liking your work or understanding what you’re trying to portray. It’s like baring a part of your soul… sharing it with an unforgiving world.

12. What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?

I love them. However, so far I’ve only done one for Seduction. It’s available on YouTube at

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13. What’s the best thing about being an author?

To me, the best thing about being an author is also the worst: sharing your work with others. Before I started publishing, no one even knew I wrote. But it’s sort of validating seeing great reviews and getting messages from readers who identify with your characters.

 

14. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I honestly don’t think about it. I know I’ll still be writing whether I’m publishing or not. I just hope people still like my stories 🙂


Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤

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Alana SapphireGoodreads Author
Websitehttp://www.alanasapphire.com
Twittertwitter.com/AlanaSapphire
GenreContemporary, Romance, Paranormal
URL https://www.goodreads.com/AlanaSapphire

ABOUT:
Alana Sapphire has a great love for writing and music, and always finds a way to combine the two. Her books, though in various subcategories, are all in the Erotic Romance genre. Like a little suspense with your romance? So does Alana! Pick up one of her books and you’ll get romance, suspense, drama, and lots of sexy time. With books ranging from MC to paranormal, an Alana story is out there for you. Her characters are like old friends—near and dear to her heart—and she hopes for her readers to enjoy them as much as she does.

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