Sassy: What got you into writing / what made you sit down and actually start something?
Author Darlene Kuncytes :OMG! I have always written! I came out of the womb with a love of books and stories. My first book just sort of came to me. I started it, and I just couldn't stop! This has been a dream of mine since I can remember.
Sassy: Are you a planner/panster when it comes to writing a story?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : I just kind of let the story flow. I have to let it come at it's own pace. I try to plan, but usually end up changing it!! LOL
Sassy: : Do you intend to write your characters with certain personalities or do things “just happen?”
Author Darlene Kuncytes: I let my characters tell me who they are. I mean, a lot of their personalities are me in a lot of ways. I am a smart ass, I have a wicked sense of humor and absolutely NO brain to mouth filter!
Sassy: : Can you tell us 5 things we may not know about you
Author Darlene Kuncytes :I foster puppy mill survivors, I love to sing in my car at the top of my lungs and am not afraid to car dance at lights! I love meeting new people! I cry at the stupidest things. And I am fiercely protective of the people I love and trust.
Sassy: What has been your highlight since becoming a published author?
Author Darlene Kuncytes :That is an easy one. The fans! The friends I have made during this fabulous journey! Other authors, bloggers, fans! My street team! I adore those girls! I have made lasting friendships that have blown my mind, and when someone contacts me to tell me that they loved my books and can't wait for the next - it just gives me shivers! That is what makes this all worth while!
Sassy: What do you do in your spare time?
Author Darlene Kuncytes :I love to swim, read, of course write! I love the ocean, actually ANY water
Sassy: Do you get writers block? If so, how do you overcome it?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : Oh, yes I do!! I usually will just walk away for a bit and daydream. Listen to music, let the characters start talking to me again. I usually don't know what I did to piss them off - but they always come back!
Sassy: Can you share a little of your most recent book or series with us? I have included a little teaser from A Wolf's Savage Embrace!
Author Darlene Kuncytes See attachments!! I also included a teaser from Book 3 Marcus's Mortal Embrace - due out the end of January 2015!! I am also working on a Suspense/Romance that isn't part of the series and is not paranormal.
Sassy: What advice would you give for new authors?
Author Darlene Kuncytes: Don't give up!! EVER! Write your story as if you are writing for yourself! Love what you write and don't worry about anything else!
Sassy: What is one thing about yourself you want your readers to know?
Author Darlene Kuncytes: That I am a hopeless romantic! So if you love to lose yourself in that love that just takes your breath away, please give my books a try! You will see parts of me in every word.
Sassy : Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Author Darlene Kuncytes: I would have to say Stephen King, actually. Which is kind of funny since I am a romance writer! I just love how he writes his characters. They are so real!
Sassy: What books have most influenced your life most?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : That is a tough one! My goodness! So many! In sixth grade I read John Saul's Suffer the children and that actually started me reading about a book a week.
Sassy: What do you do to promote your books?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : I have my awesome street team that promotes on Facebook, Twitter ect. I do Co-promote and book signings whenever I can.
Sassy: What is your favourite positive saying?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : Stay strong
Sassy: Do you write full-time or part-time?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : Part-time right now, but my dream is to do this full-time. Writing is and always will be my first love.
Sassy: Who designed your book cover/s?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : Linda Boulanger, and she is amazing!!!!!!!!
Sassy: Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : I think so. I boring cover doesn't inspire me to want to read the story.
Sassy: What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : I of course LOVE the good ones! I hope that the bad ones are at least constructive. I had one give me my first 3 star because she said she was "so over" the vampire thing - and I thought...um...didn't you READ the title of the book? A Vampire's Saving Embrace! LOL You just have to let it roll off your back.
Sassy: What is your biggest pet peeve?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : Whistling!! LOL! Or someone who is soooooo fake that is just radiates off of them! If you don't like me, fine - just be honest about it!
Sassy: Tell us about your family.
Author Darlene Kuncytes : I have a wonderful sister who I adore, and two nephews and a fabulous sister-in-law who is more of a sister to me. An awesome Niece and great-niece and great-nephew and soon to be ANOTHER great-nephew. I had awesome parents who aren't with us anymore and I lost my brother a year ago in October. That one was rough. We are a very close knit family.
Sassy: Does your family support your writing?
Author Darlene Kuncytes : They do. I remember when I called my brother when my first book was published and told him - the pride and emotion in his voice STILL makes me cry like a baby! I miss that man so much, and there are parts of my characters that are him. The chivalry and caring is totally Den.
Sassy: What is your favorite recipe?Please include it.
Author Darlene Kuncytes : A Vampire's Kiss Martini!! LOL! (You didn't say it had to be food!) 1 shot Chambord 1 shot raspberry vodka 2 ounces cranberry juice! Shake over ice - pour in a martini glass and throw in a cherry! YUMMY
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A Wolf`s Savage Embrace ~ www.smarturl.it/awse
A Wolf`s Savage Embrace ~ www.smarturl.it/awse