Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Author Interview: Annette Marie "The Shadow Weave" Blog Tour

The Shadow Weave 

(Spell Weaver #2)

by Annette Marie

Publication date: January 12th 2018

Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

Clio might be a nymph living in exile among humans. And she might possess the rare ability to mimic any magic she sees. And she might have just seriously ticked off the most powerful family of spell weavers in the Underworld.

But she is not in love with an incubus.

Lyre is the rebellious black sheep of said weaver family, and he’s the only reason she survived her recent Underworld “vacation.” He’s also the sexiest thing she’s ever seen. Together, they have to track down a catastrophically dangerous magic—a magic he created, she sort of stole, and they both lost—before his family gets their hands on it. And that means fighting alongside him in a desperate attempt to avert complete disaster.

But she is definitely not in love with him. At least, she’s pretty sure she’s not.

Mostly sure. Maybe sure? …Crap.

Interview with Annette Marie

SS: Hi Annette, thanks so much for sharing The Shadow Weave with us. Shadow Weave is second in your Spell Weaver series. Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind your series?

AM: The Spell Weaver trilogy was directly inspired by my Steel & Stone series, which features the mysterious, sexy incubus Lyre as a secondary character. He sparked my imagination right from the get-go, and readers love him too. The Spell Weaver trilogy is his origin tale-- a standalone adventure that begins with the event that changes everything for him: the day he meets a nymph named Clio. ;)

SS: Shadow Weave features elements of mythology. What drew you to exploring your own take on these classic creatures?

AM: I love mythology and take inspiration from mythos and folklore from around the world. The Spell Weaver trilogy is actually much lighter on the mythology than my Red Winter trilogy, which is deeply immersed in Japanese folklore.

SS: Love how you borrow various mythos from around the world. As an author, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit Animal?

AM: A dragon! All my series have dragons in some form, and I have no intention of breaking that trend.

SS: Dragons are the definition of epic! Speaking of epic, you mention your home in Alberta, Canada. How has your location influenced your writing?

AM: Alberta is bordered by the Rocky Mountains, so when it comes to wild landscapes, I often draw on my experiences in the mountains. I’m also very good at writing about how it feels to freeze your butt off in bone-chilling cold!

SS: That sounds beautiful and inspiring, despite the chill :) What first led you to become a writer and what continues to drive you today?

AM: I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a young teen. As a child, I was always daydreaming and inventing stories, and I started writing for fun when I was fourteen. I never get tired of dreaming up new characters and discovering their stories!

SS: Did you know from the beginning this would be a series or did it the story grow organically?

AM: I planned Spell Weaver as a trilogy right from the start.

SS: Are your characters based on people you know, or do they live solely in your imagination?

AM: The characters come from my imagination alone, which I’m sure my family and friends are very happy to know.

SS: Besides your Spell Weaver series, are there any upcoming projects on your
radar you would care to share with us today?

AM: Now that the final Spell Weaver book is finished (The Blood Curse, released March 30), I’ll be talking more about a sequel series set in the same world. Right now, I’m in the planning stages of a new urban fantasy series that’s going to be overflowing with magic-- and starring a super spunky heroine who’s about to get herself in big trouble with a few sexy mages.
(Check out my website for more info! www.annettemarie.ca/guildcodex)

SS: Sounds exciting! We'll definitely be on the lookout for your next series. Thanks again for visiting with us today, Annette and best of luck with the rest of your tour! Keep reading for more about the author, plus a tour-exclusive giveaway below.

Author Bio

Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat— Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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