Thursday, April 4, 2019

Quinn Loftis Author Interview


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Quinn Loftis is an award winning author who lives in beautiful Western Arkansas with her husband, three sons, Nora the Doberman, and Phoebe the Cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is the author of thirteen novels, including the USA Today bestseller, Fate and Fury. Quinn is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

        
  


What was the greatest thing you learned at school?
It wasn’t something I learned necessarily while in school, but later as an adult. That we are blessed to have the opportunity to go to school free of charge and get an education.

What was your favorite book as a child and why?
A Wrinkle in Time

Because it was so unique and exciting. I loved the idea of something beyond reality of this world existing. I loved the characters and how different they were.

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to have a life in writing?
Understand that it’s not an easy career. You will work long hours. You will have to learn tons of things and not just about writing but about marketing as well. You can’t expect anyone else to do the work for you. It takes incredible determination and dedication. If you’re willing to do all of that, then you have a chance at being successful but it will take time and you have to be patient.

In your newest book, THE VIKING'S CAPTIVE (CLAN HAKON #2); can you tell my Book Nerd community a little about the novel?
It’s the continuation of Allete and Torben’s story. Allete is an English princess who had been promised to another king. That king turned out to be an evil, awful man. Torben is a Viking warrior destined to become the king of his clan. His mother, an oracle, has prophesied that he was to wed a foreign bride and that woman is Allete. In The Viking’s Captive, Torben is on a mission to rescue his clan, his future wife, her sister and his mother. It’s fast pace action, romance, some humor thrown in for good measure and a little bit of magic.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your characters?
That I really enjoyed writing them, watching them evolve and grow.

Which of your characters do you feel has grown the most since book one and in what way have they changed?
Probably Allete. She’s gone from being a first born princess of privilege to the future queen of a Viking clan. She’s fallen in love, been abducted and in book 2 will endure much pain and turmoil. But she keeps fighting.

If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why?
Allete to Jen from my Grey Wolves Series. I think Jen would get a kick out of Allete and admire her for all she’s gone through. Also Jen would think it was bad@$$ to be a shieldmaiden.

What do you feel is the most significant change since book one?
The intensity. It’s gone up several notches and it’s a little darker than the first book.

What are some of your current and future projects that you can share with us?

I’m actually working on Book 3 in the Clan Hakon series, The Viking’s Consort. I’m also working on book 5 in the Gypsy Healer Series and plotting out book 12 of the Grey Wolves Series.

If you could be born into history as any famous person who would it be and why?
Mary Magdalene because she was alive during the time of Jesus’s ministry on earth. She was the woman who found his tomb empty and the first person to see him after he rose from the grave.

What are four things you never leave home without?
My cell phone, purse, sunglasses, a drink of some sort, usually water.

What is the most important object you own?
My Bible

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
How much I dislike mornings.

What was your favorite childhood television program?
The Cosby Show

TEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME
  • 1. I love the smell of scotch tape because it makes me think of Christmas
  • 2. I got engaged to my husband a month after I met him and married him 3 months later. (we’ve been married for over 19 years)
  • 3. I was an air force brat until age 11 and then I lived on my Grandfather’s cattle ranch.
  • 4. My father adopted me when I was 1. He’s Puerto Rican. I used to tell everyone I was half Puerto Rican.
  • 5. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when I was 21.
  • 6. I had a soccer scholarship to play in college that I didn’t take.
  • 7. I am married to the best man in the world.
  • 8. I love animals.
  • 9. I wrote my first novel in 7 days.
  • 10. I accepted Christ when I was 17 years old and He’s the most important thing in my life.
Prophecy spoken.
Alliances broken.
Will duty come before love?

The Viking's Captive is the exciting sequel to The Viking's Chosen by USA Today Bestseller Quinn Loftis.

Two worlds collide in this epic historical fiction centered on an undeniable chemistry that smolders against the odds. Richly written and injected with moments of humor, this action-packed romantic tale will leave you breathless.

Novels in The Clan Hakon Series Include:
The Viking's Chosen (February 12, 2018)
The Viking's Captive (November 27, 2018)
The Viking's Consort (Fall 2019)

You can purchase The Viking's Captive at the following Retailers:
        

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you QUINN LOFTIS for making this giveaway possible.
Winner will receive a Copy of The Viking's Captive (Clan Hakon #2) by Quinn Loftis. 
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9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read .Pretty cover.

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  2. The book sounds like a good read, actually the series sounds great
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  3. Pretty often, I remember them more when first waking up. Thank you

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  4. I probably remember them about 50% of the time.

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  5. I rarely remember my dreams, but when I do, they are wild and unforgettable!

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  6. I usually forget soon after waking.

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  7. Every once in a while one sticks around after waking. Unfortunately, it's usually terrifying or very confusing one.

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