Friday, August 2, 2013

Interview with Juli D. Revezzo, author of Passion's Sacred Dance

In conjunction with my Writers Paying it Forward program, today I am featuring paranormal romance author Juli D. Revezzo, author of the newly released Passion's Sacred Dance

I've had the pleasure of meeting Juli, and I knew right away we were kindred spirits: we both love the paranormal, and hard rock. Juli was kind enough to share with me some of her writing experiences, as well as her query letter that worked--a query that got her a partial request for, and eventual contract with, The Wild Rose Press. Juli's actual query letter will be posted next Friday, so check back!

I am insanely curious, so I've asked the questions I wanted to know of Juli, but feel free to ask any questions I didn't ask--the blog interview will be open all weekend.

Congratulations on your book release, Juli! Passion's Sacred Dance came out this week, and it looks outstanding! What was your inspiration for the book?
Passion's Sacred Dance was inspired by a song title. There's a song called "Foreclosure of  a Dream" by Megadeth. (Dylan's Note: Wanna see the YouTube video? Scroll down for the Megadeth song that inspired this author.) It started playing in my head one day and for some reason I'll never understand that prompted my heroine to start griping about losing funding to her history museum.

Can you describe your daily writing routine? Do you have a word count goal, or time goal for your writing every day?
It depends on the day. Sometimes I get started first thing in the morning, if a dream prompted some scene, or sometimes I get started about noon. If I can make 500 words a day it's a good day. If I can make more, it's wonderful but due to carpal tunnel I try not to force over 1,000 unless the scene demands it.

What's one thing about you that not many people know?
You couldn't talk me into get onto a plane for all the tea in China! *laughs*

What one avenue of marketing/promotion do you think all writers should become familiar with/take advantage of, if they'd like to build their writing platform?
I'm still new to all this, but Twitter and Facebook, and targeted Facebook groups seem to help. Just get your book in front of as many people as you can seems to be the key.  If the opportunity presents itself and you can find a new place to get your buy link posted don't pass it by.

Thanks for being a guest on my blog, Juli, and best of luck with your new novel! 

Feel free to ask Juli questions, and check out the blurb for her new book Passion's Sacred Dance below, available now on Amazon Kindle, and soon to come in print at The Wild Rose Press.

Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl, with a love of fantasy, science fiction, and Arthurian legend, so much so she gained a B.A. in English and American Literature. She loves writing stories with fantastical elements whether it be a full-on fantasy, or a story set in this world–slightly askew. She has been published in short form in Eternal Haunted Summer,  Dark Things II: Cat Crimes (a charity anthology for cat related charities), Luna Station Quarterly, The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, and Twisted Dreams Magazine. She is a member of theIndependent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.

You can find out more about Juli here:  

Passion's Sacred Dance, by Juli Revezzo
Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise--but can she trust him?

Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help--even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.
If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron's budding love might only complicate things.

"Foreclosure of a Dream" by Megadeth:

Happily My Ever After,

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