What inspired your story?
The whole Caged Trilogy was inspired by two songs: Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran, and Come Away To The Water by Maroon 5 in the Hunger Games Soundtrack.
Is the setting to your story important?
In so far as it’s set in a forest, it’s important to atmosphere and believability – I mean, I couldn’t just have werewolves running the streets of Manhattan or something.
Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
As a kid, I wanted to be a veterinary nurse. It wasn’t until I realized that I could never pass Chemistry class to get the qualifications I needed that I started to think about doing something else – and then writing just kind of fell in my lap. I started writing fanfiction, and then my own novels, and voila!
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
After about my third published novel. It took a while to feel real.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
About a year from the first time I submitted the manuscript to a publisher.
What were your goals as an author and have any of them come true?
My main goal – or dream maybe – is to be on the New York Times Bestseller list which hasn’t happened yet but I live in hope. Aside from that, just being published is a dream come true!
What have you learned about the publishing industry since you’ve signed that first contract?
It’s hard. It’s so hard to just get your book accepted, to get it out there into readers’ hands, to keep sales going.
Now that you have a feel for the publishing world, would you do anything different if you had to do it all over again?
I’d edit my first manuscript a hundred more times before ever submitting it. Great editing is absolutely crucial if you want your book to be accepted by a publisher.
What genres do you normally write in?
Mostly Young Adult Paranormal Romance, but I do have a couple of New Adult and Erotic novels.
Is there a genre you haven’t written in that one day you’d like to tackle?
Science fiction, or maybe steampunk.
What was the first book you ever published?
Born Dark, the first book in my Young Adult vampire series, Unfortunate Blood. The series has three books so far and I’m working on the fourth. After that, it was Insane which is a Young Adult Horror Romance. Then I had a bunch of books released within a couple months! Radioactive (a Young adult Dystopian with zombies) and Save Yourself (New Adult, strictly 18+) were released within a few weeks of each other.
What was the craziest thing you’ve ever done when it came to a storyline in your book?
Hmm. The ending of Insane got pretty crazy – no pun intended. A lot of people still tell me how shocked they were at that ending.
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing
Date of Publication: March 16, 2016
Word Count: approx. 125,000
Cover Artist: H.G. Lynch
Tilly and Dominic are prisoners of the witches, and Spencer will do anything to rescue them, even as his dreaded wedding day gets nearer. What he doesn't know is there's a traitor in their midst, and she's determined to make him hers.
With her eighteenth birthday approaching, Tilly is in serious danger of becoming host to a demon, while Dominic suffers every time she leaves his side.
Time is running out for all of them, and the only way any of them will make it is if they fight.
When sleep finally, blissfully claimed me that night, I was delighted to find myself dreaming of Spencer standing by the sparkling stream, sunlight sliding buttery fingers over his bare chest and catching in his tousled ebony hair. I smiled at him, my heart fluttering in my chest at the sight of him, and stumbled out of the shade of the trees toward him. He looked up at my arrival, and his blue eyes lit up with almost unbearable happiness.
“Tilly,” he breathed, staring at me in disbelief. Planning
I grinned and practically threw myself into his arms. He caught me and crushed me close against his chest, resting his cheek on the top of my head.
“God, you have no idea how worried I’ve been about you,” he murmured, pulling back to cup my face in his hands.
His blue eyes burned into mine, and my breath caught as the searing intensity of his gaze pierced me all the way to my toes. “You have no idea how good it is to see you,” I returned quietly, and before he could reply, I leaned into him and kissed him.
I felt the thrill sink into my bones, and I locked my arms around his neck. His lips pressed softly on mine, but I wanted more.
About the Author:
H.G. Lynch is a Paranormal Romance author from Scotland. She is an avid reader, and cat-lover. She spends most of her days writing, while wrestling her cat off her laptop. She loves horse-riding, Star Trek, and snow.
Her books are dark paranormal romances.