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Katee Robert | When Horror Movies Inspire Sci-Fi Romance

Queen of Wands
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A Sanctify Novel

July 2014
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Featuring: Mac Flannery; Jenny O'Keirna
300 pages
ISBN: 1622663594
EAN: 9781622663590
Kindle: B00GEU1PFY
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Like so many other authors, most of the time I have some sort of playlist ready to go while I’m writing. Pandora is totally my BFF during those times. But, every once and awhile, a book decides it’s going to be different. Sometimes it demands total silence (or what passes for it in my house) and sometimes, like QUEEN OF WANDS, it’s something else altogether.

How was this book different?

It wanted horror movies as a background. Seriously—horror. It took me ages to figure it out. I flipped through more songs than words, and finally just ended up putting on Scream 4 as a distraction. And, suddenly, the book was magically cooperating.

I cannot begin to express how weird it is to write a sci-fi romance to the chorus of screams in the background. Or the fact that I’m not even particularly a horror fan. I like slashers and thrillers and scary stuff that makes you think, but overall I’d rather hit up an blockbuster action movie or a romantic comedy.

But horror it was. Luckily, Netflix had a variety all ready and waiting for me. I wrote my heroine and hero into all sorts of trouble while characters on the television got picked off by killers, ghosts, and demons. And let’s not even talk about the giant sharks and squids. It was the strangest thing.

And then, when I finished that book and moved on to the next, suddenly music was okay again.

So what kind of romance comes about when you’re inspired by horror movies? You’ll have to read QUEEN OF WANDS to find out!

What about you? Do you enjoy horror?




6 comments posted.

Re: Katee Robert | When Horror Movies Inspire Sci-Fi Romance

(Denise Smith 6:55pm June 18, 2014)

I dislike horror intensely, but one of my favorite movies is
The Mummy. Ones Muse is an odd thing.
(Marcia Berbeza 8:40pm June 18, 2014)

I try to avoid horror movies. The Scream Movie gave me the giggles the one time I watched it. Very strange.
(Laura Gullickson 11:52pm June 18, 2014)

I've never been a fan of horror. My first experience goes
way back, after I was a child, and snuck in the living room,
when my oldest Sister was sitting up late, watching the
original movie, Frankenstein!! I was only about 5 years
old, and although I wasn't quite that scared, it was the
first and last time I watched a horror movie!!
(Peggy Roberson 11:40am June 27, 2014)

I don't like horror movies, and they don't inspire me to
romance in any way!
(Janie McGaugh 9:55pm June 27, 2014)

I will have to check out Queen of Wands! I love horror and romance and scifi. Oddly enough, I love reading all three but do not like movies with romance as the central theme.
(Debbie Kelly 6:11pm June 28, 2014)

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