The Black Moon Saga
Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing
Date of Publication: 07/07/14
Number of pages: 283
Word Count: 68,000
Cover Artist: Becca C. Smith & F.M. Sherrill
Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.
She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.
Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.
Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning alive with desire and castrating the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.
Available on Amazon
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
Since we were kids, we have always been storytellers so ultimately, writing was the perfect choice.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
Becca: When I was five and wrote a story that won a local contest. I was hooked!
Faith: After college I noticed that I missed my English classes. It ached and ached until I came to the conclusion that I needed to write.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
CreateSpace was available after we finished our first books. We love the freedom of Indie writing, so we published right away.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
We have an Etsy store and make nerdy plush dolls of all our favorite characters. Our store is called GirlsWritingStuffs.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
The book is called Black Moon and it is the first in a trilogy. It has fangs, blood, romance, history and all the romping bad-ass characters you could want in a paranormal romance.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
Our publisher is Red Frog Publishing and it was founded by Becca and her mother-in-law, Alina Szpak. Red Frog uses CreateSpace as their POD.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It took us six months from outline to finished copy.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
Faith and I have just finished separate novels of our own. Faith’s is called Cry Wolf and it’s a werewolf apocalypse novel. It will be published in September. Becca just finished the second book in her Atlas Series called Atlas: Grigori Returned and it will be released in August. We’re also working on Black Sunrise and hoping to have it out before the end of the year!
What genre would you place your books into?
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
We both must have a clean work environment!
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes, though we know we shouldn’t, it’s too hard to resist.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
We used to be hard copy girls, but we’ve grown to love our Kindles and how light they are. Especially, when you’re reading a 1,200 page book!
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
Becca: The Elfstones of Shannara. And yes, I’ve read it more times than I can count. In fact, just writing about it makes me want to read it right now!
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Sometimes. We both agree that Lord of the Rings pulled it off best.
Your favorite food is?
Pink cake pops.
Your favorite color is?
Becca C. Smith:
Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.
Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:
F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.
But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.
Twitter: @therisersaga and @fmsherrill