Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Tag Line: Calise Rowe's question of who walks among us leads her into an ancient war between seers and demons.
For years, Calise Rowe has been able to sense unusual energy from people, making her believe she is different. Pulled into an ancient war raging for centuries between demon hunters and seers, she's about to find out she's right.
Her search for the truth leads her to Lucas Rojas, a seer of angels and demons who walk the earth shrouded from normal human eyes. He's hidden his gift for years and refuses to endanger Calise by sharing it with her.
In the sultry Costa Rican Jungles, their worlds collide. As their passion and desire ignite, so does the ancient war between demons and seers. Will their combined efforts be enough to save themselves and the entire human world, or will their new found love be their downfall?
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/17gFt26ncoU
She traced a circle in the sand with her finger.
Why would she disclose her whole existence to someone she’d just met? Someone who talked so little about himself that she found herself talking to fill the void. Saying things she could barely admit in her own head.
His hand covered hers. “I’m lonely, too. Getting to know you this week has been the brightest point in my life and I don’t want you to leave, but I know the only place you’ll be safe is far away from me.”
She swallowed. He had read her mind.
He lay down on his back and closed his eyes. “Cali, you know when you hear a song for the first time and you kind of ingest it? You can’t possibly know right away that it will be one of your favorite songs for the rest of your life. A classic.”
“Yeah.” She hoped he was going somewhere good with this.
“That first listen,” he continued, “you pick up a little of the melody and some lyrics that catch you. But when the song ends, you have to hear it again because you want to memorize all the words and sing along. After you hear it a few times and learn the words inside and out, then you begin to let the melody seep inside you. Next thing you know, you’ve completely digested the song and find yourself humming it while you are doing nothing, like shaving or driving your car. Finally, the song becomes so ingrained it becomes a part of you. Forever. You can recall it and it’s with you whenever you need it. Am I making any sense?”
She nodded, blinking back the tears fighting to fall.
“Cali, I don’t want you to go back because you’re my favorite song.”
Did you always wanted to be a writer?
If not what did you want to be? Yes! I always wanted to be a writer. In the honors English program, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, my Shakespeare professor and I were walking up Bascom Hill discussing literature. He said, “Don’t you realize you’re one of the only people even listening in my class? Get a degree in something else and write on the side. Do it for pleasure.” I listened to him and got a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Smart guy! Now I can write for pure pleasure and love of the written word.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
I started writing The Seer’s Lover in December 2009 and it was published in February 2014. That may seem like a long time when it only took about six months to write the book. In that time, I joined the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America, entered contests, started a flash fiction website, hired a book coach, and in general honed my writing skills. When The Wild Rose Press picked up the book, it was ready, and so was I!
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
I’d love to! I’m a community pharmacist and I love my day job! It’s never the same and seeing as I love talking, it’s the perfect job for me. Any drug interaction questions? Leave me a comment J
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
The Seer’s Lover: Calise Rowe's question of who walks among us leads her into an ancient war between seers and demons.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
My publisher is The Wild Rose Press who I cannot say enough great things about! They recently won Best Book Publisher from the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll from 2013!
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
Of course it depends on what else I’m working on and what else is going on in my life, but I’d say an average of about six months.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I love the paranormal genre: angels and demons (The Seer’s Lover), ghosts (First Contact which is due out this summer from Crescent Moon Press), zombies (I have a middle grade zombie book on submission), and aliens (I’m putting the finishing touches on a new sci-fi).
What genre would you place your books into?
The Seer’s Lover would fall into Dark Fantasy.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
One of my friends said, “Your book is so good, it makes me want to read my bible!” I do love throwing a lot of biblical references in my stories. I think of The Seer’s Lover as Stephen King meets Dan Brown!
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
From The Seer’s Lover, my favorite character is Shane. I feel for him deeply. He is complex and emotional. He definitely not the hero, but I still find myself rooting for him.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I love to have my feet up. I am a pharmacist by day and on my feet, so I love being in a comfy chair with my feet up to write.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes! I really think if someone takes the time to review my book, I want to read what they have to say. Even negative reviews allow you to learn and improve your own craft. If you are in this business and don’t have thick skin, it’s pretty tough.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I have the title first. The original title for The Seer’s Lover was Who Walks Among Us – but that got changed somewhere along the way.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
Yes, I want people to remember, “You never know who you’re talking to.”
Your favorite food is?
Your favorite color is?
Your favorite Author is?
William Shakespeare, I learn something new every time I read his plays
Author Kat de Falla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare thanks to her high school English teacher.
Four years at the UW-Madison wasn’t enough, so she returned to her beloved college town for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist where she fills prescriptions and chats with her patients.
She is married to her soul mate, classical guitarist, Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch.
Author Website: www.katdefalla.com