Thursday, February 22, 2018

Interview - Release Day Blitz The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave by Deborah Wilde

What inspired your story?

When I started writing The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, I was really frustrated with the double standard that I saw applied to even fictional females around sexuality and “likeability” and I wanted to explore that. 

There is also a lot of Jewish history and mythology that comes into play (Brotherhood of David, go figure) and Nava was my way of dealing with misogyny I’d faced in my religion. 
Basically, it’s sexytimes and kickass through a lens of gender politics wrapped in a lot of snark.

Is the setting to your story important?

Hugely. This series is predominantly set in my hometown of Vancouver, BC, though it does go to some other cities. 

I always joke that if aliens invade, New York, London, and Hong Kong are screwed, but Canada is fine. 

I wanted to juxtapose how demons and this secret demon hunting society could fit in against the back drop of a pretty Canadian city.

Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

It never occurred to me growing up that writer was a job that regular people could have. I’m not sure if I thought they were magical beings or what, but even though I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing, it seriously never crossed my mind that I could do this as an actual career.

 I wanted to be an architect for a long time or work with a woman’s organization through the UN.  

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

My first writing gig was as a screenwriter, so probably when I signed that first contract for actual paid episodes.

What were your goals as an author and have any of them come true?

I guess making a living as an author, which I do. Not so much a goal, but I’ll tell you a cool author moment I had. 

I went to my first RWA last year and participated in the author signing. I was praying I’d sell one book because there were hundreds of authors in this ballroom with dozens of super impressive names. 

I’d brought these mini Coffee Crisp chocolate bars and was offering people “an exotic Canadian delicacy” which I swear was helping me move books. 

This woman comes by and slaps down a laminated cover of The Unlikeable Demon Hunter. I thought this was some official RWA thing, but no. She and a friend come to these signings and choose one author to support and I was it. 

Then on top of that these three young women came by to show me how they had a list of ten authors they’d come here to buy from and meet and that I was on the list. 

I’m usually just sitting in my office in Canada, bathed in the glow of my screen, hoping I’m not just entertaining myself, and here were actual humans excited to meet me. 

It was crazy and humbling and fantastic. 

What genres do you normally write in?

When I look back over my entire writing career, including my screenwriting, and YA work (written under the name Tellulah Darling), I’ve always written urban fantasy and I’ve always written romantic comedy. They’re just getting more and more closely intertwined.

What was the first book you ever published?

It was actually one of my YA titles called Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls. It seemed to really polarize people – some thought the sex and the language were realistic to teens and others called me and my characters “morally depraved.” :P

Thanks so much for having me!

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave
Nava Katz
Book Four
Deborah Wilde

Genre: urban fantasy / romance

Publisher: Te Da Media

Date of Publication: February 20, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-988681-10-8
ASIN:  B0784674R3

Number of pages: 438
Word Count: 92,500

Cover Artist: Damonza

Tagline: Meet Nava Katz. Punches like a girl. Kicks demon butt.

Book Description:

What doesn’t kill you... seriously messes with your love life.

Nava is happily settling into her new relationship and life is all giddy joy and stolen kisses.

Except when it’s assassins. Talk about a mood killer.

She and Rohan are tracking the unlikely partnership between the Brotherhood and a witch who can bind demons, but every new piece of the puzzle is leaving them with more questions than answers.

And someone doesn’t appreciate them getting close to the truth.

Go figure.

On top of that, a demon known only as Candyman has unleashed a drug that’s harming users in extremely disturbing ways.

After a friend of Nava’s is hurt, she vows to take this demon down. But will life as she knows it survive this mission, or will this be the one time she should have looked before she leapt?

Happily-ever-after: barring death, she’s got a real shot at it.

On Sale up to 60% Until Midnight Feb 26

“I love home delivery.” Malik lounged in his doorway, eyeing me the way the wolf must have with the three little pigs. His British accent was pure sin.
“I love your arrogance that you didn’t bother moving after I almost killed you.”
He laughed, flashing straight white teeth against his bronze skin. He was still the only being I’d ever met who could pull off a Caesar cut, and was still the stuff of billionaire romance cover fantasies in his soft gray trousers that were artfully tailored to the hard lines of his body and navy shirt, carelessly folded back at the cuffs. “Oh, petal. I’d say I missed you, but I didn’t. Now, unless you brought the more interesting twin?” He peered into the hallway. “No?”
He shut the door, but I stuffed my foot in to block it. Not like he politely stopped trying to close it. “Ow.” I pushed my shoulder into the door to keep my poor bones from breaking. “If you weren’t wondering why I was here, you wouldn’t have let security buzz me up or let my toes cross the wards I’m sure you’ve got strung across this door.”
“Ten seconds.”
“That’s not–”
“Five, four…”
“Demons are being bound.” I rushed my words as he made a buzzing noise.
Malik yanked me inside by my collar and slammed the door.
I wrenched free.
His penthouse apartment hadn’t changed. Still to-die-for sweeping views of the city, a massive glass wine storage unit in the open concept space, and a loft bedroom. He pointed at one of the leather sofas, custom made to hug the curved walls. “Sit and talk.”

About the Author:

A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. This award-winning author is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way.

1 comment:

Deborah Wilde said...

Thank you so much for having me today and helping to celebrate my book birthday! xo