Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Q&A with Alanea Alder, author of My Defender

Now available from Sacred Forest Publishing is the supernatural romance My Defender, book eight in the Bewitched and Bewildered series, by Alanea Alder.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I used to play by telling stories so pretty much as soon as I could talk.

What was your first book/story published?

Fate Knows Best the first book in the Kindred of Arkadi.

What inspired you to write My Defender?

I identified with the heroine of this book and wanted to see if I could do her justice.

What character in My Defender is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Ironically my personality is nothing like the heroine of this book even though I identify with her on another level. 

What is your favorite part in My Defenders?

I love Meryn’s new shenanigans.

What was the hardest part to write?

Sometimes the emotional weight of a scene can get to me making it hard to write it.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

I would love to be paid to travel for a living.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

Yes, I read reviews because I love hearing what readers think of my books.

What well-known writers do you admire most?

Anne McCaffrey, Laurel K Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, LA Banks, and Shelley Laurenston

Do you have any other books/stories in the works?

I am starting a new series in a new genre for me called Ghostly Echoes which will come out this fall.

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About the Author

USA Today Best Selling Author, Alanea loves reading almost as much as she loves writing. She began writing at a very young age, some of her first scribblings are treasured in a keepsake box and written in green marker. She started when she was still in grade school and continued on through college.

She believes that love truly conquers all and that everyone no matter what, deserves a chance at that love and a place they can call home. She absolutely loves to hear from her readers so don’t hesitate to reach out to her. As always, her promise to her readers remains, “If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!”

To learn more about the author, visit her website at: alaneaalder.com

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  1. I can't say enough good this about this book and this series. I ran the gamut of emotions from sobbing to laughing out loud (I got some strange looks but my sister realized what I was reading). If you haven't read Alanea Alder's books start at the beginning and go. You're Welcome!!

  2. Loved Grant and Ellie's story in My Defender. The Bewitched and Bewildered series just keeps getting better with each new release.

  3. Absolutely love Grant and Ellie's story. My Defender is the perfect addition to the Phenomenal Bewitched and Bewildered series

  4. My favorite author! Love all of her work, she always has me laughing so hard I cry.

  5. I adore Alanea Alder! Her books are just amazing. I bet you can't read My Commander (book 1 in the series) without falling in love with her and them and you'll be addicted and a fan for life! <3


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