Hey, folks. I want to welcome our next guest to Wicked Romance. Juli D. Revezzo is one of the most hard-working writers I know. She has a nice line up of books that she is going to introduce to us today. Let me tell you a little bit about Juli….
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world–slightly askew. She has been published in short form in Eternal Haunted Summer, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes (a charity anthology for cat related charities), Luna Station Quarterly, The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, and Twisted Dreams Magazine. She recently released her debut novel, The Artist’s Inheritance.
On Author’s Den: http://www.authorsden.com/julidrevezzo
Library Thing: http://www.librarything.com/profile/julidrevezzo
Hi, Juli. Welcome to Wicked Romance and a spotlight we call Author Open MIC.
How did you get into writing? Was it something you were born with or did you discover your hidden talent?
I’d always made up stories, but I didn’t really start putting them down in narrative form until high school. Before that I confined most of my “storytelling” to poetry and song lyric form.
Tell us a little about the genre/s you write. What attracted you to them?
I write fantasy of just about any ilk. I think the attraction of them is the imaginative quality involved in building magic systems and otherworlds. There’s so much you can do in fantasy so long as you don’t violate the laws of physics you can pretty much get away with anything.
What is the most difficult hurdle you have encountered?
Finding the right audience and branding. ugh.
What advice would you give others who face the same challenges?
Be persistent and write what you love. You’ll find others to love it too eventually.
You have built up quite an array of books. Please take a moment to tell us a little about each one. Do you have a favorite?
Well, right now, my favorite would have to be The Artist’s Inheritance. The story goes thusly:
Settling into their new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Caitlin finds strange changes coming over her husband Trevor. He seems obsessed with a beautiful chair he’s carving.
When the nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—she knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?
Before the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural, she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.
Cait really learns a lot about herself while she’s learning about her husband’s problems and I like how she begins coming into her own. I look forward to writing more about her in the future.
If you’d like to check it out, it’s available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Createspace, and Smashwords.
The other is House of Cards
You can’t escape Fate….
A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?
It’s also available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.
Where can readers find you and your books. (links, purchase and social media)
They’re available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Createspace and Smashwords
Open MIC fav five:
1. Favorite hero or heroine
Elric of Melnibone, for a hero and for a heroine–well, I really like Emma in Once Upon A Time.
2. Favorite author
3. Favorite music to write by
We usually have music always going around my house but it really depends on the story. For instance, if I’m writing something like House of Cards that’s set during the French Reign of Terror, I’d be likely to listen to Classical of some ilk. Rites of Spring and Carmina Burana. For something like The Artist’s Inheritance I recall listening to some Sarah McLachlan. I have others that have been touched by Metallica and Rob Zombie, as well as still others where I recall listening to a Gloria Estefan CD or Lila Downs.
4. Favorite inspiration
Reading mythology and old legends. More than one story has been inspired by something of that ilk.
5. Most memorable writing moment
I guess I have to say when I actually finished my first full novel, several years ago, if not, when I released The Artist’s Inheritance.
Trouble only a witch can solve…
Settling into a new home, Caitlin notices changes coming over her husband. When ghosts and dark supernatural entities begin lurking–Caitlin knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair her husband’s carving, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces–the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?
Armed with a handful of allies–a coven of helpful witches–she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/gjMsYqa9nUA
and for the paperback:
A young nobleman flees the bloody Reign of Terror, France, to find himself dragged into a demonic underworld. An evil hag tortures him during a horrific trial in which he must rely on his wits. Can he thwart his horrible fate, one far worse than the guillotine? Will his knowledge of the Occult and his familiarity with tarot help him survive this ordeal–or seal his doom?
Though their fame became legend, a rumor cropped up about the Fulmer family: Something terrifying stalked Caitlin and her beloved Trevor. Something the bits and pieces she left claimed she had to make sense of. When the curator of their collection finds Caitlin’s long forgotten diary, she wonders will it tell the whole tale? Will it tell why Caitlin seemed so determined to tell the difference between reality and nightmare? Why she thought her world twisted?
Perhaps the answer lies between the lines of her story, one of lessons, struggles, and hopes for each new year.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/5tjqR_QPaTo
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