Heather L. Reid’s newest novel, PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE, follow-up to PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE, hits the shelves tomorrow! I was lucky enough to get to interview the lovely Heather about her upcoming release! And keep reading beyond the interview for more information on PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE, Heather L. Reid, and a giveaway!!
- For you, what is the hardest part of the writing process?
Since I’m a panster, I’d have to say drafting is the hardest part of the process for me. I LOVE revising. Seriously, I could re-arrange paragraphs, ponder word choices, and strengthen tension and character motivations all day long. Getting new words on the page though, that’s the challenge.
- Do you have a writing ritual? Things that must be done before your muse will come out to play?
Tea! Okay, more than tea. Seriously though, I write best in my writing chair in my office. I always have my essential oil diffuser on beside me, though the oils I choose are different depending on my mood. I make tea and do some yoga stretches, and then I sit down at my laptop, start my playlist on Spotify, and beg my muse to at least meet me half way. Sometimes I have to bribe her with Dove chocolate and another cup of tea.
- Pantser or plotter?
Panster. I wish I could be more of a hybrid, but plotting gives me hives.
- What is your favorite line, passage, chapter from PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE?
Oh, that’s a tough question! I loved writing the scenes that explore the mythology behind the demons and reveal more of the backstory of Aaron/Kaemon and their connection to Quinn. I also love writing the scenes with Marcus. He adds just the right amount of humor to lighten the mood.
- What advice would you give to aspiring writers who hope to see their book published one day?
Read everything you can. Read inside your genre and outside your genre, fiction and non-fiction. Then start writing. Experiment with different styles and point of views until you find your own voice. It takes time to develop your unique voice, and the only way to get there is by writing, no matter how bad it is at first. And if you’re passionate about writing, don’t give up. Look for mentors, ask questions, and learn what you can about the craft and about the business.
- What is your favorite dessert?
Ice cream! I’m not too picky on the flavor, as long as it’s gluten/wheat free. Before I was diagnosed as celiac, I loved cookies and cream, but now, I usually go for salted caramel or chocolate or mint chocolate chip. I also recently had dark chocolate pomegranate ice-cream. So yummy! A lot of it depends on my mood.
ABOUT PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE:
Title: Pretty Dark Sacrifice (Pretty Dark Nothing #2)
Publication date: July 28, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Heather L. Reid
It’s been five weeks, two days, and eight hours since the demons forced Quinn to throw herself into the raging river, since Aaron sacrificed himself to save her, since his body disappeared without a trace.
Everyone wants Quinn to move on, but she can’t, not after a spirit appears to her at Aaron’s memorial, convincing her he’s still alive.
When a mysterious box materializes on the very spot Aaron disappeared, Quinn finds she’s at the center of an ancient prophesy of betrayal, revenge, and sacrifice that takes her to the depths of the underworld to face Lilith—Adam’s first wife.
If Quinn can stop Lilith from unleashing the demon horde Eve, trapped inside the box during the Battle of Eden millennia ago, she will save the human realm and free Aaron from an eternity in torment.
All it will cost is her blood.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends August 21, 2015
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Pretty Dark Sacrifice (Pretty Dark Nothing #2) by Heather L. Reid (INT)
Heather L. Reid is both American and British and has called six different cities in three different countries, home. Her strong sense of wanderlust and craving for a new adventure mean you might find her wandering the moors of her beloved Scotland, exploring haunted castles, or hiking through a magical forest in search of fairies and sprites. When she’s not venturing into the unknown in her real life, she loves getting lost in the worlds of video games or curling up by the fire with good story. For now, this native Texan is back in the Lone Star State, settling down with her Scottish husband and writing new tales of fantasy and horror.