Fireborn Wolves, Book One
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carpe Luna Publishing
Date of Publication: 9/13/2016
Word Count: 65000
Cover Artist: Steven Novak
Some cravings can’t be denied.
Werewolf Laina Flynn longs to break from the patriarchal expectations of Fireborn pack. A successful entrepreneur, she doesn’t have time to be bossed around by her alpha brother, Silas, let alone to act as a proper werewolf princess.
But when a wolf is found murdered on Fireborn shifting grounds, Laina will do anything to protect her pack, even if it means posing as a waitress at a club that flies in the face of her feminist ideals. Unfortunately, her inner wolf marks the club’s owner, Kyle “The King” Kingsley, as her vice—her metaphysical addiction. He becomes a hunger she can’t ignore…one that could threaten her life, her family, and her pack.
Genevieve Jack is a registered nurse turned author of weird, witty, and wicked-hot paranormal romance. Coffee and wine are her biofuel: the love lives of vampires, shifters, and witches her favorite topic of conversation. She harbors a passion for old cemeteries and ghost tours thanks to her years at a high school rumored to be haunted. Although she calls the Midwest home, her heart belongs to the beaches of the southeast, where she spends her days with her laptop and one lazy dog.
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Please welcome Vice author Genevieve Jack to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story, Vice, Fireborn Wolves Book 1?
There’s a scene near the beginning of the book where Laina arrives at her animal hospital and finds that the murderer has already been there. Her bare feet stick to the blood on the floor, her office is a wreck, and there is a dark surprise waiting for her on her operating table. While I loved all of the romantic parts of this book, for some reason I particularly loved writing that scene. Maybe because I’m a total wuss and would have never been brave enough to do what Laina does.
How long did it take you to write Vice?
About three months.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
Laina would be my choice of companion. With her medical knowledge, she could fix any injuries we might encounter. Plus, her brother is an overprotective detective, so it wouldn’t be long before we were rescued.
If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
Grateful Knight. She’s an irreverent witch who loves wine and Poptarts. That’s a buddy a girl can count on.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Back in 2010, I had a dream— a terrifying, life-changing dream. At the time, I was an LPN in my last year of nursing school to become an RN, and my classwork was intense. I studied while I ate, read on the elliptical machine, and generally did nothing but live and breath nursing 24/7.
In my dream, a nurse I'd never met in real life answered a late-night call from an elderly woman who seemed confused and disoriented and claimed to be locked in someone's attic. When the call disconnected, the nurse saw a glowing torso of a ghost woman at the top of her stairs, a ghost woman who sounded just like the patient she'd been talking to on the phone. A ghost woman who proceeded to scare the nurse from her own home.
Years later, this stress induced nightmare would become the cornerstone scene of The Ghost and The Graveyard. As a character, Grateful was born from a compilation of young nurses I'd known and respected over the years. She's smart, she's beautiful, and, like all of us, she sometimes feels ill-equipped to be an adult.
Who or what inspired you to be a writer?
I am the youngest child of five in a family that didn’t have a lot of extras growing up. Since both my parents worked, I’d walk to the library after school and wait there until my father got off work. (This would be illegal today, but back then nobody said a word.) Books were my babysitters. I knew from a very early age I wanted to be an author.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I’m going to say Tina Fey. I love the way her comedy can be both uplifting and convicting at the same time. I can’t think of any other writer who can call attention to serious issues in a way that makes you laugh until your sides hurt.
What is your typical day like?
Get ready to be rocked by the glamorous life of a writer! I wake up. I let the dog out. After breakfast is made, I drive the kids to school. Then I exercise because writing all day gives you the metabolism and relative waistline of a hibernating groundhog. I then bang my head against my keyboard for five or more hours until it’s time to feed someone, drive someone somewhere, or volunteer for something. On Saturday mornings, I clean. I know, I know, you’re singing that Meghan Trainor song right now about wanting to be me, right? No? Honestly, it is even less glamorous than it sounds, but I feel blessed and thankful for every single day I get to do what I do and spend with my family.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
What book are you reading now?
The Beast by JR Ward.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
eBooks. I read on kindle, iPad, and sometimes my iPhone.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
You are powerful. Every time you read one of my books, magic happens. Not only are you supporting an artist, you’re supporting a family. When I go to bed at night, I thank the creator for each one of you. I hope we are together for a very long time.