Date Published: 7/3/15
Some rules cannot be broken. Ever. Until it happens. Twice.
Cal Taylor hates his life. A neglectful mother, an abusive stepfather, and town thugs all conspire to tear him down. But, he never could have imagined that his dreams of striking out on his own would take him to a whole different world.
When he stumbles into the mystical Faedin, he can’t help but be drawn to the beautiful girl who captures him. Stassi is everything he’s not. Confident. Strong. Ruthless. More animal than human really. Before he knows it, they’re caught in a dangerous struggle for survival and neither are prepared for the cunning of the serpent that slithers just out of sight.
New Adult, Mature Themes, 16+
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
I always loved to write, but never thought about it as a career until later in life. Fortunately, and thanks to an amazing husband, I’m now able to write full-time. I feel very blessed to be able to spend my days doing something I’m so passionate about.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Editing! The creative portion of writing (plot development, world building, character creation) is where all the fun is, and the more technical aspects can be tedious.
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Yes, one of my best friends. I’ll never forget sitting across from her in a restaurant and sliding my newly-bound manuscript across the table to her. Her eyes widened when I told her I had written a book. Since she was as obsessed about reading as I was, I asked her to look it over and give me her honest opinion. Her enthusiasm is what gave me the confidence to publish my first book in 2011.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I have three books on the back burner. Next up is a historical, epic fantasy entitled Feral Princess.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Absolutely. I read one after the other and still have a towering TBR pile! Right now, I’m reading Book #4 in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series.
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This or That?
#1 - iPd or Mp3? Mp3
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Can I have baked?
#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks
#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy! There’s nothing like it.
#7 – Call or Text? Text. It’s faster that way.
#8 – Public School or Home School? Public
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate. Coffee for sure.
#10 – eBook or Paperback? Ebook. I’d be lost without my Kindle.
Heroic fantasy author, Valerie Zambito, lives in New York with her family. A great love of world building, character creation, and all things magic led to the publication of her epic fantasy series, ISLAND SHIFTERS, in October, 2011. The first book in her paranormal fantasy series, ANGELS OF THE KNIGHTS, followed in 2012. Visit www.valeriezambito.com for all the latest information regarding upcoming projects.
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