Today is a very special day because I get to interview not only a great author BUT a very dear friend, as well as introduce her latest and HOTTEST series the SHIFTER CHRONICLES!! Yes, the cover is sizzling hot but wait until you read the story! I was lucky enough to get the ARC of this book and I’m excited about this series…for those of you who enjoyed the Dirty White Candy series…OMG…THIS series will captivate your hearts, intrigue your minds, and heat up your souls! PLEASE, enjoy today with my dearest friend — Anita!
Hello Anita. Welcome to my blog.
Thank you so much for having me!
I’ve always enjoyed shifter books, but generally speaking they’re all about how strong the Alpha male is. Saving Grace is about Grace and her strength not only as a Lycan, but as a leader. Through adversity she grows into the leader the Lycans need.
This new series has an overall plot. We will continue to see strong women in the battlefield and in the bedroom.
What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?
The learning curve is enormous. Just because you did well writing in school or college does not mean you know how to write a novel. Hell, even being a great storyteller does not make you a decent novelist. Once I learned the ins and outs of the actual craft (and yes, I’m still learning) then I had to learn about covers, blurbs, queries and platform. Even then, a lot has changed since I began in 2006.
What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?
Word of mouth. No amount of money spent on marketing can compare to someone who loves a book and tells everyone about it.
What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?
We sit down, write the book in a week or so and voila! A best-seller is made! I can’t speak for every writer but I work upward of 16 hours a day, spend most days in my PJs or sweats with my hair in a knotted bun and work myself to death.
How much research do you put into your books before writing them?
That’s dependent upon the project. The most time I ever spent researching for a book was three months. I had an entire ream of paper printed out of historic events and calendars that went back into the 1800s. That’s probably the last historical piece I’ll ever do.
Why did you choose this genre to write?
It’s probably my favorite genre to read. I love shifters, paranormal and supernatural ideologies. It just fascinates me and taps into that part of the brain that is so active when you are young. Anything is possible.
What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?
Nothing really. I do this because I love it and THAT makes it worth my time. Leaving behind a legacy, even a tiny one, is worth it. This is who I am. This is what I was. This is what made me Anita Cox.
If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?
I can’t thank my readers enough. Every review, every comment, and every recommendation of my book you make…it really does matter. I see it and it fills me with joy.
If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be?
- I would love to have an actual cock for a day. Just one, I don’t want to be a man. I just want to have my own to play with, write my name in the snow with and give it a couple of tugs to see what you guys enjoy so much. Oh, and I’d get a blow job for sure.
- I’d love to be rich so I didn’t have to stress about money. When I mean rich, I don’t mean living in a mansion, just enough to take care of the family and me. That’s rich enough.
- Gimme a nice rack. Something that would look great in a bikini.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Do you have any hidden talents? 😉
I’m an avid angler, gardener, chef, cake decorator and mechanic.
Would you rather….
Read a paperback or on an ereader? Paper
Drink champagne or beer? Champagne
Heels or flats? Heels, preferably thigh high leather boots.
Facebook or Twitter? YouTube
Go to the beach or go to a wintery mountain retreat? Beach! Give me a drink with an umbrella served by a semi-naked cabana boy!
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you again for having me.
All of the buy links for Saving Grace are on my publisher’s page. http://www.synpublishing.com/anita-cox.html
Already struggling with her royal status, Lycan Princess Grace McGovern faces the challenge of accepting a mate. The very sexy Roman LaRossa, is already infatuated with Grace. He’s also her pack’s Beta. As Grace’s was raised in the human world, she is determined to bring Lycan women’s rights up to speed, bringing them equality and protection for the violence they face from the Scottsboro pack’s supernatural puppy mill. Can Grace succeed in her goals or will the Scottsboro pack win by kidnapping her and using her to breed her royal blood into their pack until there’s nothing left of her?
Jagger Merrell, Alpha of the Scottsboro pack, takes great pride in his need to bring an end to the Lycan Clan and will do anything and everything he can to bring it and their too independently minded Princess, Grace McGovern to her knees. Will he finally rule the Kingdom of Lycan and tame this odd Alpha Princess once and for all?
Roman, the Belfast Pack’s Beta, has always loved Grace but will his chauvinist and controlling ways cause her to refuse him as her King?
Can Grace find love with Roman? Can Roman save her from Jagger? Who will win this battle of wills to rule the Kingdom of the Lycan?
International best-selling author, Anita Cox has been writing general fiction as Kim Mullican, for nearly a decade. In 2012 she strapped on a new name for a new genre and jumped head first into writing erotic romance.
Anita Cox’s erotic debut series Dirty White Candy was picked up by Liquid Silver Books in 2013. In 2014, she became a Director for the Erotic Author’s Guild. Her altruistic nature found its purpose, assisting other erotic authors with issues specific to the genre.
Genres/subject matter you can expect to see from Anita: Contemporary, Ménage, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Suspense and all things naughty.
You can learn more about Anita and her books at http://www.authoranitacox.com