Monday, October 14, 2013
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Juli D. Revezzo
Juli D. Revezzo: I’m a Florida girl who grew up loving fantasy and science fiction. I studied literature and art history in college so I have a curious streak that I put to good use in my writing. When I’m not writing I like to watch movies, everything from biopics to (yep, you guessed it) fantasy and science fiction. I also garden when the weather’s not unbearable and I read as much as I can.
Who were your influences? How’d you get started writing steamy romance?
Juli D. Revezzo: My biggest influence is fantasy author Michael Moorcock. I fell in love with his Elric series in high school and that sparked the need to try to write like him. I’m still working on that! How did I get started writing romance? I always put some romance thread in for my main characters, no matter what genre the story is—if the story allows for it. So when my friends encouraged me to give romance a shot, it seemed natural to focus on that and bring it to the fore. My biggest influences in the romance realm are Debra Glass, C.L. Wilson and Kathy Carmichael, and S.G. Rogers…without whom, you know?
What inspired the story Passion’s Sacred Dance?
Juli D. Revezzo: I was reading a ton of Celtic Mythology at the time. I also heard a Megadeth song, “foreclosure of a dream” in my mind (you know how sometimes a song will just play over and over, and over?) and the two meshed into Passion’s Sacred Dance.
What kind of research, if any, did you have to do in order to write the book?
Juli D. Revezzo: I read and re-read the myth of the Second Battle of Mag Tureid on which the main battle is based; I also spent some time, years ago actually, working in a college gallery so I had a bit of life experience on which to build Stacy’s gallery work.
Can you tell our readers a little about Passion’s Sacred Dance?
Juli D. Revezzo: It’s a paranormal romance about a woman who is caretaker to a gallery. She invariably falls in love with an immortal warrior of the Tuatha de Dannan, Aaron, when he comes and asks to use the property for a ritual battle. However, if they lose the battle, the Earth will be plunged into Chaos for the next 500 years.
Do you have any forthcoming projects you’d like to share with our readers? What's next for you, now that Passion’s Sacred Dance is out?
Juli D. Revezzo: I’m working on an untitled follow up to Passion’s Sacred Dance, as well as an unrelated, novella, and the follow up to my previously self-published novel, The Artist’s Inheritance. As well as a few other things.
Passion’s Sacred Dance:
Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?
Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.
If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.
Passion’s Sacred Dance is available at Amazon.
Your readers can find out more about me and my novels at: http://julidrevezzo.com
And I’m also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julidrevezzo
Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo
Thanks so much for having me as your guest today, Donna!
Thank you for taking time to talk to us, Juli.