October is I :::Heart::: Paranormal Romance month at my blog. During these next thirty-one spooky days, besides the usual blog posts, I’m featuring authors who write paranormal romance. Today, I have Imogene Nix in the interview chair. We’re discussing As Dawn Breaks, book one in the House Secrets Den series. Be sure to check out the excerpt.
1. What drew you to writing paranormal romance?
Imogene: Who can’t love the odd vampire or critter that goes bump in the night? To be honest, initially it started as a dare, and the enjoyment just kind of grew, so that in the end, I had my first paranormal series which is now becoming an interwoven world of varied series titles.
2. What do you like most about writing paranormal romance?
Imogene: Creating the rules for myself. There’s a moral compass always that my characters follow, but bits of the world can be skewed so that they are slightly different and the good guys always win.
3. What do you like least about writing paranormal romance?
Imogene: Sometimes the rules and predetermined view of how things work. I like to challenge them, which helps, but you say “lycan” and there’s only one form they can take. Sometimes that’s… limiting.
4. Why did you write the book you are featuring?
Imogene: Initially my oldest daughter demanded a book featuring the hero. And since I gave a hint in the last of the Blood Secrets series, it seemed the right jumping off point.
5. Why do you think readers should invest their time in reading paranormal romance?
Imogene: Because there’s always a happy ending. It gives hope that everyone no matter age or station or point of life can aspire to that kind of love.
Book Title: As Dawn Breaks
Series: House Secrets, book one
Author: Imogene Nix
Sub-Genre: Shifters, Vampires, Witches
Book Length: 214 pages, 54,708 words
Release Date: September 2, 2021
Publisher: Love Books Publishing (Aus)
How many secrets are hidden from view?
Blurb: Genevieve is many things, but no single title fits her quite as accurately as ‘mutt’—the one bestowed by her vicious ex-boyfriend. She’s built a life, far from the family who’ve disowned her—one she’s proud of—as a police officer with the Paranormal Liaison Division, and hiding from the world.
David is brittle from his experiences with his ex-wife Alexa, the truth his parents duped him his whole life, and he’s trying to come to terms with the fallout of those beliefs, running a nest and feeling like an imposter.
A chance meeting between Genevieve and David opens up an opportunity for hope amid the grim realities of paranormal warfare.
Trusting each other may be their only choice, but the past always bites back and this time is no different.
What the hell had he said to make her run? David had seen the hint of terror, and then she’d been up and off, out of her seat.
He sighed and turned his attention back to his work.
The hours passed quickly after her flight, and soon the night was dark. Perhaps I should turn in, start fresh in the morning?
Previously, before walking away from the nest his father had ruled with an iron fist, each day would have passed in the large commercial building, bustling with staff who knew their aspects of the business and ran it like a well-oiled machine. He’d have been taking briefings and making investment decisions in an office that reeked of money and class. His suit would have been an immaculate one-of-a-kind costing thousands of dollars, and he’d have had carafes of coffee on hand, while his personal assistant would have screened calls.
It was the position he’d been groomed for his entire life. His future secure and accepted while he attended the right schools, had the right training. Took the right wife.
“God!” He groaned, well aware that the time to examine decisions had long since come and been ignored.
Instead, David had run away from the memories and regrets, and the recriminations he should have faced. The ones no one had heaped upon him. He’d been a fool, blindly accepting his parents’ machinations in his life.
Since he’d left there, he’d felt rudderless. Ill at ease.
He was needed here. With Daniel joining Cressida, they’d needed a stable guiding hand, but he wasn’t the fit he’d hoped to be.
David knew he wasn’t like the rest of the nestlings. Though he knew the business aspects inside out, and understood the intricacies of what was due to whom, he didn’t fit in, as this nest was far more casual than he was comfortable with. First names were used by even the lowliest to address him. That had been a culture shock in the earliest days of joining the nest.
It wasn’t what he was used to.
Oh, he did his job well enough. The nest was growing, the investments sound. He’d found several ways to increase the output of their manufacturing arm.
His heart just wasn’t in it.
His mind returned to the woman who’d left in such a hurry.
Liaison Division. Javed had offered very little information, as had Kharisma. He wanted to know more about her—hell, it was more than that. Her memory gnawed at him. What was it about her?
“Papers won’t wait,” he muttered and glanced down, but they swam in front of his tired eyes.
He pushed back from the seat and moved from the meeting set-up, as exhaustion reminded him it was time to rest his body.
In 2010, Imogene Nix (the pen name not Imogene herself) was born when she took 3 months to write ‘Starline’, which became the first novel in the “Warriors of the Elector” series. Imogene is the author of over 40 titles ranging from non-fiction to hot and steamy romance. She is available to talk to the press and her Media Kit is available here.