I’m hosting an interview with April Bostic, author of paranormal romance novel “The Howling Heart”. My questions are in bold, her responses are in regular font.
1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?
From my experience, it’s negative reviewers. There were many times I wanted to stop sharing my work with the public, but I’ve learned the Internet gives people the opportunity to anonymously bash you, and there’s nothing I can do except ignore them. My motto now is: focus on the positive readers.
2) Can you give us a short synopsis of The Howling Heart?
The Howling Heart is an adult paranormal romance about a young woman from New York City named Paige who falls in love with a young werewolf from England named Riley. They first met as children in the forest, and are reunited years later as adults after a tragedy in Paige’s life. They both face many obstacles that prevent them from being together and it’s not only because they’re different species. Paige wants to focus on her career, but she wants to be with Riley, too. Pack law prohibits him from abandoning it, so they have to figure out how to make their relationship work.
3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?
I don’t write anymore, but I used to spend half my days writing novels. I usually wrote on the weekends or vacations, because I had more time and fewer distractions.
5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
I don’t have a favorite book, but I enjoy adult romance in the paranormal, urban fantasy, and fantasy subgenres.
6) What are you working on now?
Lately, my main focus has been promoting The Howling Heart since its release in August 2013.
About the Book
Author: April Bostic
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.
Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.
Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.
April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled “A Rose to the Fallen”.
Her first short story, “Right Here, Right Now”, released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled “Eros, My Love”, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled “Love Addiction”.
After five years, she released her second novel, “The Howling Heart” in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April will release her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.