Interview & Spotlight: ECHO MINE by Georgia Lyn Hunter
My critique partner, author Georgia Lyn Hunter, is here again today for part two of her interview and more goodness from her Fallen Guardians series. This time, she brought along an excerpt from Echo Mine. BTW, it’s currently *FREE* on Smashwords, so check it out! Enjoy! 🙂
Hi Georgia Lyn, thanks for being on the blog two days in a row! So fun to have you here! Please tell my readers a bit about yourself.
I’ve been creating stories from the moment I could string two words together. No matter the tale, it always has romance woven through them. Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic. When I’m not writing or plotting new books, I like to read, travel, paint, or troll flea markets where I usually buy things I might never actually use because they’re so pretty—who can resist those displays.
I come from the beautiful country of South Africa, and currently live in the Middle East. After working in a few jobs (all art related), a chosen career as a fashion designer, then an art teacher, I finally found my passion nearly five years ago: writing. There really is no other job I’d rather do.
What do you do when your muse decides to play hide?
Read or start work on something different–why I always beat Dammit (that’s my muse’s name) by working on two projects.
How long did it take you do write first draft of Echo, Mine and then completion of said manuscript?
I wrote the rough draft in one night (four hours-LOL–I amazed myself with that one ) and completion of manuscript was two weeks. I really enjoyed going back to my favorite couple from Absolute Surrender.
What inspired you to write Echo, Mine?
It was more a spur of the moment decision. I wondered what came after Absolute Surrender ended, after the happily ever after. So one night I just wrote for myself at first. In one night I wrote the draft and was so excited at what was revealed, I expanded it into a novella.
When a story doesn’t work out quite the way you wanted, do you trash it after it’s written, or set it aside for a look later?
Oh, I never trash anything. I set it aside, then come back after a few weeks and brutally cut off what had me stopping in the first place. (I still keep a saved copy of the original.)
As a writer, do you often spend as much time researching a book as writing it. Do you explore Google and YouTube sites or visit specific locations?
All of the time. I must get a feel for the place and facts, before I write any story.
And what are you currently working on?
Right now, I’m writing the draft of my 3rd book from my Fallen Guardian series.
Thanks for visiting again today! Now, tell us a little about Echo Mine…
Title: Echo Mine (#1.5)
After a horrifying incident that left her in a coma for several long months, Echo now has to get used to a different life. As a descendant of a powerful angel, her days waver between training as the new Healer and convincing her mate she’s strong enough to match him in life and in bed.
A surprise date night gives her the perfect opportunity to do both. But plans have a way of coming unraveled. One disaster leads to another, and Echo accepts that nothing in their lives will ever be normal.
But the biggest revelation of the night comes after she kills a dangerous, soul-sucking demon. Sparks fly between her and her mate, proving that normal is most definitely overrated.
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