Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Double Feature: S.A. Price

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Bi-continental, Stella (pictured left) and Audra break all misconceptions about siblings. Writing as a team they have produced well over eighteen novels as well as several novella's and short stories. And nary an argument has come from it.
On their off time from writing, Audra is a makeup artist and Stella is a graphic artist and web designer, as well as the convention director for the Authors After Dark convention. They both love animals and have several including several snakes and a peacock.
Audra lives in Scotland with her husband and children, while Stella Lives in South Carolina with her dogs Moo and Poe and her husband.

Interview:
A.L.:
What piece of advice would you give to a budding author?

S.A.:
Don’t follow the trends. Write what you want to write, the trends always come back around.

A.L.:
What's your favorite book and why?

S.A.:
All time? I have three… Galilee by Clive Barker, Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite and The Mist by Stephen King. Why? All of them showed me there a different side to publishing, and that good books get published at the same time bad ones do.

A.L.:
Where did you get the idea for Giving up the Ghost?

S.A.:
It wasn’t really an idea. I was a tour manager for about 5 years of my early 20’s and this is quite cathartic for me. Rhys has been a character in our Eververse Universe since we started but it took a while for me to get it all together to write his book.

A.L.:
Did you hit any snags while writing Giving up the Ghost?

S.A.:
What were they and how did you fix them? Snags? The ending. I wanted it to remain true to something that might happen, without getting too fantastical. Took about 5 months and 5 rewrites of the last 12k words to get it right. At least I hope I got it right.

A.L.:
Which one of the characters in Giving up the Ghost is your favorite and why?

S.A.:
I love Dante. He has his own book, but his part in this one makes me laugh. I love Saffron too because I used to BE that girl… you know? Showing people what it was really like for me was important. I like to think she will be well received.

A.L.:
Can you tell us a little bit about your journey as an author?

S.A.:
OMG it’s been hell. Since the beginning Audra and I have either been just behind the trend or before it. Bad publishers, horrible editors, publishers closing, orphaned pieces… But it’s made us stronger for it, and now we know what we want out of our career.

A.L.:
What are you working on now? Sequel? Something new?

S.A.:
We are working on the sequel to SOMETHING DARKER, GIVING UP THE GHOST and I'm finishing up a side project that’s a steampunk erotic. We always work on no less then 3 projects at a time, it keeps the writers block at bay.

A.L.:
A lot of what’s written in this book comes from personal experiences you’ve had on the road as a band manager. Can you tell us your favorite “on the road” adventure?

S.A.:
LOL not really, its seriously messed up. I can tell you that experiences are awesome, and to have them in this kind of arena, is a beautiful thing, but it is NOT like it is in a lot of the books you read, or in Almost Famous. This kinda life leaves scars on you, and I don’t recommend it to anyone.

A.L.:
You’ve written a lot of books! What’s your favorite character ever? And your favorite world ever?

S.A.:
I’m partial to Drake, our ice demon bodyguard, who’s book isn’t out yet. He’s a jerk and crass and an asshole, but that is what makes him fun.

A.L.:
If you could pick only one of your books for someone to read, which would it be and why?

S.A.:
Shit. that’s a hard one. I would say Sugar and Sin, because it leads to the others. From that book you can read the rest of the Eververse series, or Dante’s Book You Burn me, or start the Dragon Elementals series, Or the Weresnake novellas and novel, or even our Djinn series as almost all our books interlace in some way.

The Giveaway:
S.A. is giving away a digital version of GIVING UP THE GHOST.

Giving Up the Ghost:  Rhys Bellamy is the front man for the wildly successful 13 Shades of Red, a band hailing from New Orleans that is just a bit more then they appear. He’s sexy, caustic and on a path of self destruction that has everything to do with the fact that he can speak to the dead. A man hounded by the death of his fiancĂ©e, Rhys is a lothario of the highest caliber. His life, his band, and his agony celebrates his lost love, Phaedra, and it has made him a very popular man with the ladies, even if they will never mean anything to him. Too bad Phaedra has never and will never contact him.

When the band’s first US tour meets with some unforeseen management issues, Saffron Richards is brought in to take care of it. A veteran of the business, Saffron knows all about Rhys and his reputation and doesn’t want to become another notch on his belt. Too bad fate has it in for the both of them, and gives them an attraction neither can deny.

But life on the road with an up and coming band has its problems, from bosses to groupies to just plain old flat tires. And Phaedra, who has been watching from the mists and reveling in the misery of her lost lover doesn’t want to see him happy. Being together is harder than it sounds, especially when Phaedra crosses the veils on All Hallows Eve to reignite the love that Saffron has set to ash in Rhys. And Phaedra is not giving him up without a fight. Not because she loves him, but because she doesn't ever want him to forget.


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