Lovely E.B. Black author of Medusa’s Desire stops by to tell us about herself and her book, a fantasy retelling of the famous myth we all know. Check her out as well as Medusa’s Desire which can be yours for only 99 cents on amazon.
What is something about you that no one knows? –
Most people don’t know my real name. A lot of people think I chose the pen name E.B. Black because of E.B. White. It has nothing to do with that, but if it helps you remember my name better, that’s fine!
“E” and “B” are my real first and last initials. I chose “Black” because I tend to write darker fiction.
What is your writing space and routine like? –
I wake-up in the morning, hop on the computer, and begin working! I do all my writing on a laptop. I don’t have a desk, so I write on my bed.
What do you like to do when not writing? –
My life right now revolves around my writing. I don’t have the time I used to have to watch television shows or play video games that I want to.
But when I do get a break, it’s usually to spend time with loved ones and friends.
Some favorite books and authors? –
I have a lot of favorite authors, but two that I rarely talk about are Claudia Gray and Siobhan Vivian.
Claudia Gray writes paranormal novels that I can’t put down. My favorite is her novel, Fateful, which is about a servant girl who falls in love with a werewolf while on board the Titanic. It’s the perfect mixture of historical romance and ya paranormal!
Siobhan Vivian has a good grasp on the minds of teenagers. My favorite book of hers is The List. I was left in tears reading about some of the girls’ struggles. The characters were deep and dealing with rough issues.
I read quite a bit of young adult, even though I only write novels for adults myself.
What are you reading now? –
I’m on goodreads and the list of books I’m currently read is available for anyone to see: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6586070.E_B_Black
I’m always reading too many books at once. I get excited by reading the blurbs of several novels, then buy all the books and try reading all of them at the same time.
It doesn’t help that my kindle makes finding new books so easy to do and so cheap.
Please tell me about how Medusa’s Desire came about –
I was terrified of Medusa as a young child. I thought she might be real and that when she turned people into stone, she probably trapped their souls inside their bodies.
As I grew-up and started to study her, I found out how cruelly she had been treated by the greek gods. She was punished after she was violated by Poseidon because it happened in Athena’s temple.
Being turned into a monster so hideous that no one can even look at you sounds like a lonely experience. I’ve dealt with body image issues, but I imagined that hers would be much worse than mine. I had to write her story because she was so misunderstood.
What new stories do you have in the works? –
I’m working on a free novella that is a prequel to Medusa’s Desire. It’s a re-telling of Pandora’s Box and the real reason she decided to open it: to find true love.
Do you have plans to try a different genre? –
Usually, I write novels that have fantasy or romance in them. For the most part, I’ll probably stick to that, although I might wander into the paranormal and sci-fi genres on occasion as well and I have ideas in my head for a sports drama.
Please tell me about Medusa’s Desire –
Medusa’s Desire is a romance where Perseus falls in love with Medusa instead of chopping off her head. It’s the secret story of their struggles as they face the wrath of the gods and the fact that they can never truly gaze into each other’s eyes. It tells why we have the version of Medusa’s story that we do and the cover-up that happened to create it.
You can purchase it for 99 cents on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Medusas-Desire-Death-Series-ebook/dp/B00ABMAW5K/
It all started the day her god raped her.
She transformed into an abomination through his touch. Her skin grew scales. Her eyes turned red. She screamed for help, but all who saw her became stone.
Medusa thought she would be alone forever, until the day a man came to kill her and fell in love instead. Now Perseus is running from those who hired him as he continues to love a girl who could kill him with a glance.