Now that Fire’s Ice has been released, will you be writing more books featuring Devin? Devin will have a major role in Charm of Light (Allie’s story), the other Shadow books as well as a future series featuring his children, Vaughn, Cian, and Grayson McLoch.
Out of all the books you’ve written, who is your favorite character? Devin.
Will you be writing sequels for any of the characters in your older books? Yes. I will be writing two new series. Visit http://www.brynnacurry.com/p/shadows-of-seven-series.html for more details.
What formats are your books available in?
Elemental Magic is currently available in eBook (vendors everywhere). Claiming Ana will be released in eBook soon.
How long does it take for you to write a book?
It depends on what kind of things are going on in my personal life. My husband’s health isn’t good, so I may go weeks or months without writing at all. It took a year to finish Earth, a weekend to finish Sword and a month to write Wind. It also depends on how fast the story is moving for me.
How do you deal with criticism/rejection?
Eat ice cream and let it go. That’s the price you pay for putting the work out there. You have to be able to deal with good reviews and the bad. Best way to deal is just get back to work.
What is your stand on piracy?
Ah, for this you should read. http://www.brynnacurry.com/2011/09/pirates-and-ebooks-arghh.html
What made you want to write paranormal romance?
I’ve always liked spooky and magical stories as well as suspense. It seemed like the natural choice, even still, I’m not sure it was a conscious choice. My characters just seem to lean that way.
What makes a book great in your eyes?
It’s all about the story. It has to be vivid and well told regardless of the venue a book is published in.
What do you hope readers will take from your writing?
Escape from daily life. A smile, a tear, a sigh. I want them to feel like they’re meeting an old friend when they see a returning character.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I mailed my first submission to Harlequin. It was politely rejected.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
No. Not really. I usually have several projects going at once. When one set of characters is quiet, one of the others will ‘speak’ to me and I’ll work on their book. The story is almost always better for the time away and fresh read through.
How do you respond when someone says…”Oh, you write THAT kind of book?”
I used to shy away from any book beyond the heat level of a Harlequin, until I met my crit partner Alvania. I had read a little of her story and it intrigued me, so I decided to give her brand of romance a shot. Since then I’ve reviewed just about every genre and style of romance novels. Writers recreate that rare fall into true love. Now that is something special, no matter what path the book takes to happy-ever-after.
What’s your advice for someone who wants to be a writer?
Read. If you like to read a variety of genres, get into e-book reviewing. You’ll learn a lot about house style and what works. Write about what you know. Write the best story you possibly can and then edit it like crazy. Join a critique group (or find a crit partner to read your work) and find one who’s not afraid to be brutal. Always do your research.
How did you get started as a writer?
It seems like I’ve always been a writer, which is to say I’ve been making up stories since I can remember. Still I didn’t try to publish anything until I finished Earth Enchanted.
I tried submitting to Harlequin first and was rejected. Several years wiser, I can see the things I could have done to make the writer stronger. Thanks to a friend’s urging, I decided to try e-presses and subbed to Lyrical. I couldn’t be more pleased with all the great people I’ve had the chance to work with and my editor is awesome.
I just finished my manuscript. Will you read/critique it for me?
I love helping other writers. Since at this time there is nothing in my contracts preventing me from doing so, I do occasionally take on a project if I fall in love with the story. I make a point of not critiquing mss that are similar to what I’m working on at the time.
That said, I am a mom first and my kids keep me very busy. Not to mention I have a full time job on top of my writing, so my time is limited. You are still welcome to email me at Brynna@brynnacurry.com and I would be happy to discuss it with you, but please understand I can’t promise anything.
Will you review my book? Will you provide a “cover quote” for my book?
I do review books when my writing schedule and work allows. You are welcome to submit a request for reviews or cover quotes here. I will say that although I read very, very fast, my time for reading has been reduced to while I am cooking or doing laundry. Lol. This is probably why I’m such an awful cook. It takes forever to finish a book and then write the review. So send me the info and I’ll consider it, but know it may take awhile before you see the results.
OR visit http://www.yougottaread.com/get-reviewed to offer your book for review to YGRR’s wonderful team of reviewers.
What’s your favorite genre to review?
My favorite would be Romantic Suspense. I don’t mind reviewing any heat level, but usually steer clear of LGBT. Unless the story blurb really pulls me in, the book is part of a series I’ve reviewed or I’ve enjoyed the author’s previous work in another genre.
Is there anything readers would be shocked to know about you?
Maybe, but I’m not telling. *sticks tongue out* Well, just one thing. I’m handy around the house. I like to fix things and I’m a huge DIY’er. I’ve been known to tackle just about any home repair project myself, except electrical, including re-plumbing the house myself.
Do you prefer paperback or ebooks?
Both, the venue a book is published in doesn’t matter to me as long as the story is compelling.
Cat or dog person?
Kitty cat, his name is Asheron (yes, after Sherrilyn Kenyon’s character). We call him Ash. I have lots of hunting dogs, or rather Jackie does.
What books do you like to read?
I love Nora’s books and Julie Garwood and anything by Jayne Ann Krentz, but I never really cared for romance books until I started reading Nora’s. I’m just one of those girls who likes suspense and kick end heroines. Category Romance featured wilting wildflowers, not my style, but times have changed and books along with them. Now I read everything, but if I have only a little time or need to take a break, I pick up one of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter books.