Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Howling Heart by April Bostic‏

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled A Rose to the Fallen.

Her first short story, Right Here, Right Now, released in January 2012 is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled Eros, My Love, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled Love Addiction.

After five years, she released her second novel The Howling Heart, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods.

Find out more about April on her official website.

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City.

Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 12th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
I was inspired to write The Howling Heart after watching the movie Blood and Chocolate and the television series Wolf Lake. I also draw inspiration for most of my stories from attractive men I see on film, television, or the Web. They become my muses and help me when I plan my heroes’ characterizations. For Riley, the hero in this novel, I drew inspiration from British actor, Alex Pettyfer. I’ve always wanted to see him play a werewolf, so I imagined him playing Riley when I wrote the character.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
Ten months.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
When my writing inspires other people to write. I remember being inspired after reading other authors’ books, so I’m happy when I can do the same for someone else.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
From my experience, it’s reviewers that lie about me, because they don’t like my writing, and then attack me when I defend myself. There were many times I wanted to stop writing and not share my work with the public, but I’ve learned the Internet gives people the opportunity to anonymously bash you, and there’s nothing I can do except ignore them. My motto now is: focus on the positive readers.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
British actor Daniel Sharman, because I’d like to know what it’s like to be a man and be that attractive.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
You’d have to ask my grandmother. She lives with me, and doesn’t like to throw anything out, especially food.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
I might write a sequel to The Howling Heart, and I’m currently trying to publish my fourth and final short story, A Dark Scandal.

1 comment:

April said...

Hi Pembroke, thanks for interviewing me. I appreciate it!