1--What is the title of your latest release?
2--What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book?
None for GOTHIKANA. I self-published the title a while ago and Bramble acquired it.
For my next however, there's an elevator pitch. I'll share it when the time comes.
3--How did you decide where your book was going to take place?
Verenmore came to me as it was. This story couldn't have taken place anywhere else,
because the location is a character too. The woods, the mountains, the lake, the castle,
everything is pivotal to the atmosphere.
4--Would you hang out with your protagonist in real life?
ABSOLUTELY! Corvina has some things very similar to myself, so I feel like we'd
5--What are three words that describe your protagonist?
Unique, mystical, quiet.
6--What’s something you learned while writing this book?
That sometimes we don't always find the answers we want in life and learning to live with that is okay. This book was my journey of accepting that in a way.
7--Do you edit as you draft or wait until you are totally done?
The latter. I'm like a horse with blinders when I'm writing a story so my brain doesn't switch tasks.
8--What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?
Oh, so many! I'm a total foodie through and through.
9--Describe your writing space/office!
Anywhere with my laptop and headphones. I travel a lot so the view and spaces keep changing. Sometimes tall mountains, sometimes cityscapes, sometimes endless oceans. But I
enjoy the stimulus as long as I can type.
10--Who is an author you admire?
I admire stories more than authors. Always have. I have so much respect and love for
authors and I find that inspiring. But it's the stories that stay with me and compel me.
11--Is there a book that changed your life?
There have been micro impacts of so many books on me as a child. From the Harry
Potter series to Goosebumps (I used to devour those when I was 7ish) to Edgar Allan Poe’s
works to Shakespeare. But the two single books that I can pinpoint are Dracula and Wuthering
12--Tell us about when you got “the call.” (when you found out your book was going to be
published)/Or, for indie authors, when you decided to self-publish.
It wasn't any one moment in particular. I used to write online before I decided to
self-publish so in my case, it was more of a gradual buildup until it got to a point where I knew I
had to take a chance on myself.
As for “the call” for Gothikana being acquired by Bramble, my rockstar of an agent texted me about their interest soon after my mother passed away, so it felt like a light at the end of a tunnel at the time.
13--What’s your favorite genre to read?
Romance (fantasy, paranormal, dark)
14--What’s your favorite movie?
Again, too many! I'm so bad at these “pick one” games. Off the top of my head, one of my comfort movies is The Mummy 1999.
15--What is your favorite season?
Whichever doesn't stay too long. I don't like any season to overstay. I like changes.
16--How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
I keep it pretty simple. Just spend time with people I love, eat good food, enjoy.
17--What’s a recent tv show/movie/book/podcast you highly recommend?
Just finished watching Bodies on Netflix. Great show! Also not recent, but The Haunting
of Hill House is fabulous!
18--What’s your favorite type of cuisine?
I LOVE food and like to keep changing cuisines often. Italian, Indian, Chinese,
Japanese, Mexican, Balkan, you name it.
19--What do you do when you have free time?
Travel. Read. Yoga. Watch crime documentaries and shows. Go to the local animal shelters.
20--What can readers expect from you next?
The finale of my Dark Verse series (self-published) and an incredible standalone
romance Bramble will publish! More on that later.
An unusual girl. An enigmatic man. An ancient castle. What could go wrong?
An outcast her entire life, Corvina Clemm is left adrift after losing her mother. When she receives the admission letter from the mysterious University of Verenmore, she accepts it as a sign from the universe. The last thing she expects though is an old, secluded castle on top of a mountain riddled with secrets, deceit, and death.
An enigma his entire life, Vad Deverell likes being a closed book but knowing exactly everything that happens in the university. A part-time professor working on his thesis, Vad has been around long enough to know the dangers the castle possesses. And he knows the moment his path crosses with Corvina, she's dangerous to everything that he is.
They shouldn't have caught each other's eye. They cannot be. But a chill-inducing century-old mystery forces them to collide. People have disappeared every five years over the past century, Corvina is getting clues to unraveling it all, and Vad needs to keep an eye on her.
And so begins a tale of the mysterious, the morbid, the macabre, and a deep love that blossoms in the unlikeliest of places.
Fantasy Dark | Horror [Bramble, On Sale: January 23, 2024, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781250334206 / eISBN: 9781250334213]
A USA Today and international bestseller, RuNyx enjoys creating universes and setting them on fire. She loves to travel, wants to adopt a dog before 30, and learn different languages. When she's not writing, she's reading, travelling, meditating, daydreaming, and most of all, procrastinating.
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