Monday, April 14, 2014

                           Author interview with Nikki Rae
Nikki is also the author of two other novels Sunshine and Sun Poison.

Hi Nikki, thanks for stopping by you’ve been a busy woman! 

Q.  What’s is the Genre of Sunshine, Sun Poisoned, and Sun Damage?
A. The Sunshine Series is dark paranormal romance. The series starts off with Sunshine, which is in the Young Adult genre, and moves more into New Adult as the series goes on.

Q. What inspired you to write the sunshine series?
A. I always wanted to write a vampire book (and it turned into a series), but I didn't get any ideas as to how to go about it, so I let it sit on the back burner. Then my family went on vacation and I got terrible sun poisoning, which started the gears turning on the main character, Sophie.

Q. Did you write a lot when you were a child?
A. I wrote some. What I did more was tell stories to the other kids. I liked trying to convince them that gargoyles and ghosts were real. Writing was a logical step, but it took me a long time to put two and two together.

Q. When did you know you were going to be an author? 
A. I think when I finished Sunshine...which was over five years ago. I was sharing it with close friends who were helping me edit and revise it, and they wanted me to go for it. However, I don't think I considered myself an author until complete strangers started calling me that. Even now, it kind of catches me off guard once in a while. 

Q. Does music play a big part in your life like the main character Sophie? I notice all the quoted music at the beginning of each chapter. And if so what type do you listen to?
A. Not as big of a role, since Sophie is a musician and sees everything in music, but yes. I definitely love music. The type of music quoted in the beginnings of the chapters are what I used as a sound track for that particular book. Most of the bands I listen to a lot, while some are thrown in because Sophie or Myles likes it.

Q. What does your writing space consist of? And where do you write?
A. My writing space either consists of my black notebook and a pen anywhere I happen to be or my computer in my room, which sits on a desk filled with Halloween decorations and Christmas lights.

Q. Did you feel emotional when you wrote the emotional parts?
A. Of course. Seeing these characters open up, grow, and take control has been the best part about writing this series. I grew with them. I became a part of their world, watching everything and writing it down as it happened. If I didn't feel anything, the emotions would come off as false to the reader, and I'm not trying to trick anyone into feeling anything. If someone gets emotional over a scene, it's because they're just as invested into the characters and the story as I am. : )

Q. Last but not least. What advice would you give to a first time author?
A. Congratulations! Now listen, you're going to have a lot of fun. And stress. And sleepless nights and worries, maybe some of your friends and family with have to talk you off of a ledge now and then. But that's okay. Don't doubt. Just do. It'll be okay. Also, breathing helps. : )

Thank you so much for stopping by Congratulations on your series!

Life wasn't what Sophie was expecting, so why should death be any different?
She’s come back from swimming between the two, and every problem she left is still there. And then some.
There’s the human world, where she has a brother on the verge of ruins, band mates all set to go on tour, and people she thought she wouldn't be seeing for a long time showing up.
Then there’s her new world, where she’s seeing and hearing things that should not be heard or seen. Where Myles knows more about her than she could have ever guessed. She still doesn't know exactly why Michael is tormenting her, but somehow, everything is connected.
The monsters are closing in on all sides and the question is, will Sophie be able to defeat them before it all ends?