Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan’s life. Throwing herself into Devan’s problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she’s ever loved. Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey.
On the day she became a vampire her youthful innocence ended, but Doc’s love rescued her from being consumed by the darkness. The shadow of that former life continues to loom over her, keeping her from realizing her own self-worth. Running from her past only brings her closer to a destiny that is inextricably connected to what she is trying to escape…
Every gift has both a reward and a price, because All of it fits…
About the Author – Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.
Tell us a little bit about your book and have you published before?
Bitten Shame is my second book and it focuses on the Jill Prescott, a vampire first introduced to readers in my first book, Witch Way Bends. Jill’s a cute, funny, lively gal, but she’s holding a lot of pain and angst inside of her. The book alternates between her past when she meets the love of her life Doc and then the present when she’s struggling through life without him.
Will this be the only book in the series?
The third book in the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy, Shifty Business, should be out by the end of the year. Although I’ve called this a trilogy, it’s become clear to me that Bend-Bite-Shift will be much more than just 3 books. I have all sorts of stories associated with the characters in the trilogy.
Are you currently working on anything else?
In addition to Shifty Business I’m also working on a short story about Roon, the flirtatious faery introduced in the trilogy. Everyone’s been saying he needs a story and although I don’t think he’s quite ready to “settle down” I think we can still have a little fun with him
Do you have any advice for authors wanting to publish? (Why did you choose to go indie? If this applies – If not why traditional)
Don’t give up. If you’re anything like me, the “writing bug” is a part of your soul. It’s a beautiful thing so make sure you’re writing for you. It’s easy to get caught up in sales numbers, promotions, etc. Your story is your baby, a piece of you that you’re sharing with the world. Stay true to it. For me, that’s what makes Indie best. I want to write by my rules and no one else’s. Indie gives me that.
What is your favorite writing snack?
Lucky Country Aussie Licorice… strawberry. I’ve had to cut back on them but they are SOOOO yummy.
What gets you in the mood to write?
It used to be dreams, but lately music has been the catalyst for me. I put together playlists and listen to them on the 30 minute drive into work. I play out complete scenes in my mind and then just can’t wait to get them on paper.
Who is your favorite character and why?
I love Langston. He’s so steady and wise and gregarious. I always know exactly what he will do or say and that makes him a reliable part of my writing.
Favorite book of all time?
Aztec by Gary Jennings. It’s an epic book and probably not for everyone. Lots of detailed Aztec history enmeshed in the life story of a single character, Mixtli
I think breakfast says a lot about a person, what is your perfect breakfast?
Blueberry waffles with bacon, a glass of orange juice and a glass of chocolate milk. Hey, now I’m hungry…
Do you have a favorite period of time that you like to write about or would like to live?
I have too many time periods I’d like to write about! I’m enamored with antebellum US history and I happen to live with a historian of that era so I hope writing about that will be in my future.
Please tell us in one sentence why we should read your book!
Pain, joy, hurt, death, life magic… All of it fits!
Thank you so much Olivia for stopping by.
Make sure you pick her books Witch Way Bends and Bitten Shame!