Welcome to my interview with novelist, PJ Webb, author of the Prince of the Blood Series and the Cliff House Series.
Hi, Lauren, thanks for having me.
First some fun trivia – give me some juicy details…!
Do you have a favorite book or film?
Yes my very favorite film is Somewhere in Time. In fact, my husband and I named our boat Somewhere in Time.
Besides writing and reading, what is your most favorite thing to do?
I love boating. When you’re out on the water anything to do with everyday life just seems to fade away.
What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
Fiery, compassionate, stubborn, quirky, diligent. My husband would also say annoying. My answer to him is that that’s my true purpose in life, to annoy him.
Please tell me about your novel. Who or what was your inspiration behind it?
My first novel and the one that started my writing career is Prince of the Blood – Transformation, so it will always be very dear to me not only because it’s my first, but because of events in my life that led me to write it. It was born out of a desire not to stay up all night worrying about events that were unfolding in my life that were beyond my control. You see, my husband and I were about to lose everything we owned, including what was a very lucrative business, because of the recession and in spite of our tremendous effort to save it. So, I began to write a story about a character who lost everything and managed to cope with that loss and reinvent himself in the process. Not only did I spend my nights doing something constructive, but the story I was telling and the strength of my main character, Sebastian, actually helped to heal the enormous depression I felt.
Way to turn things around! I’m proud of you! Who was your current novel dedicated to? Any particular reason?
My first novel and every novel in the Prince of the Blood Series is dedicated to my Sebastian, my awesome husband, Scott. The only thing we had managed to save before leaving New York was our 36’ cabin cruiser, Somewhere In Time. Our intention had been to drive it to Florida, where my husband’s brother lives, but we broke down and ended up in New Bern, NC. We spent fifteen months living on board and met so many wonderful and caring people that we decided to stay. My husband started a new business and we’ve moved off the boat into our new home. He, by some source of great strength, was able to reinvent himself and move on, and I am still involved in helping him and continue to write.
What else do you have in the pipeline?
Thanks for asking, Lauren, the first book in my new paranormal fiction series, Cliff House, should be released before the end of August and is named Lora Lee.
While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
Oh, yes! All of them, in fact I take on their personalities as I’m writing them and whisper read each ones dialogue.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I suppose Anne Rice. The first book I ever read of hers was “The Interview with the Vampire”. I was mesmerized by her writing style and still am.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
I feel the most important thing I can possibly tell them is to make sure they have a perfect job of editing before they put their work out there. You can have the most original story ever and if it’s not well edited, you won’t have anything except bad reviews.
What is the most frustrating thing you have had to deal with as a writer? Most exciting?
The most frustrating thing I would have to say is not having enough time to write and the most exciting is to read a good review from someone who escaped into my fantasy world and was entertained.
Thank you so much for the interview, Lauren. I really appreciate it.
Where can people learn more about you and your work?
FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/PJ.Webb.author
FACEBOOK AUTHORS PAGE https://www.facebook.com/PJ.Webb.auth.pg?ref=hl
GOOGLE + http://bit.ly/1EAbwmd
PART ONE – PRINCE OF THE BLOOD – TRANSFORMATION
Imagine fate putting you in all the right places at all the right times. Love, success, even stardom have been given to you and you embrace them with passion, but the path of your destiny has many twists and turns. Sebastian Blood had just such a life until it was stolen by his most jealous and ardent admirer. He then found himself thrust into a dark underworld where he was forced to suffer unspeakable horror. Will the one who cursed him for eternity destroy his immortal life, as well? The Prince of the Blood Vampire Chronicles is a work of historical fiction and a paranormal fantasy crisscrossing centuries.
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PART TWO- PRINCE OF THE BLOOD – EVOLUTION
As Sebastian Blood, he lived a life of fame and wealth—an open book to his adoring fans and with the love of his mortal life by his side.
As Sebastian Du Sang, his life is one of infamy and revulsion—a figure cloaked in mystery and with only one constant—the love of his immortal life.
One reality for another as luck would have it. The devastating blow of fate. And, what will he do with this new and horrific beginning? He will rise above it
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