Interview with John Hundley

* Welcome to Julies Book Review! John Hundley is visiting JBR today! They are giving away five ebook copies of the readers choice of title on the rafflecopter to the right of the page. The giveaway will last all April long. So lots of GREAT items for a AWESOME giveaway! 

We are all very glad you came here to JBR. Can you tell us a little about your self?
I’m a semi-retired substance abuse counselor with a life-long passion for books, both reading and writing. I live in Charlotte, NC. I drink too much coffee (if that’s possible).

What genres do you write?
Paranormal fantasy.

As a reader I love all genres but my followers want to know what to expect from your books. Action, adventure, romance, sex, magic?
You can expect all of the above. I try to balance all those elements, but if you want to know the truth, I think a book without some sexual tension is not a book, so you’ll definitely see that.

Who is your favorite character(s) from your books?
Nicole Black, the young omega wolf in my Red Wolf series. I think she’s everyone’s favorite. Originally intended as a minor character, she became an essential part of the story. It’s been a delight to watch her personality unfold as I write.

What is your newest release? can you tell us a little about it?
The Dragon of Doughton Park, published Halloween of 2012, is my second novel. It’s also second in what was originally intended as a trilogy depicting an otherwise-normal guy who becomes a werewolf and is reluctantly thrust into the role of fulfilling a prophecy. The first book centered around self-discovery. The second one is more coming to grips with and accepting who and what he is. Of course, there is plenty of action, romance and humor of a subtle variety to make it all worthwhile.

What about future projects? any hints?
The third book in the Red Wolf series is targeted for completion late this year. I’m calling it a series now instead of a trilogy, just in case there turns out to be a need for more. I have another character I’m working on, kind of a sword-and-sorcery type, who’s trying to tell me he wants a larger voice than the short story he’s in now. Okay, the short answer is, no; I’m trying to focus on the current project.

Can you give aspiring authors any advice?
Well, I feel like I’m still an aspiring author myself. Some things that have helped me thus far? You have to be a reader first, so read, read, read! And when you write, be conscious of what it’ll be like to read what you’re writing. Also, stay in the moment when you write, concentrating on what’s happening in the scene right now, not what’s coming up.

How about some "fun" personal stuff!
Although I’m a bit too old to handle it, I am the proud father of a 14-year-old son who stands a good two inches taller than me and has hair the color-of-the-day. (Right now it is some odd shade of orange). He is a constant source of delight. Unfortunately, I can’t say much else, because he is extremely offended whenever I talk about him on my blog, in a Facebook post, or (whoops) in an interview.

What book have they read that touched you deeply? and why? (yours or someone elses)
Oh, there are so many, and surely there are those that touched me more deeply, but the one that springs to mind I read most recently was Richelle Mead’s succubus series and the character Georgina Kincaid. The idea of the soul of her ancient lover pursuing her through multiple centuries and lifetimes to save her soul was one of the most romantic concepts I’ve ever run across. It transcended even my jaded perspective on romance.

Favorite past time activity?
Besides writing? I love to go backpacking. Being out in the woods by myself for days at a time, with no one around but the trees, cleanses my soul.

a favorite book or author you can recommend (not your own)?and WHY?
I became a big fan of Red Tash after I read Troll or Derby. I highly recommend that particular book, although she’s written a few other things. Tash has a fast-paced, irreverent style, and uses her words so economically that, well, I’m jealous. I have a feeling she’s going to be hugely popular in the near future.

Favorite place to travel to? Any place with trees and a path.

What kind of music do you listen to?
Sadly, I’m the type who’d rather play than listen, so I spend more musical time playing my guitar and my own music than listening. When I listen to something, it’s usually what’s on my 14-year-old’s playlist. The stuff he has that I like the most is Caravan Palace and Vampire Weekend. I’m a huge fan of Taylor Swift, but he won’t let me listen to that.

And finally where can we find your books?(please include any links you want including buy links)
Link to my blog, where you can also find all the purchase links for my books: http://redwolfofprophecy.blogspot.com/

The Draculata Nest Short Description:
It was a full moon, and Clifford Crane wasn’t thinking clearly when he killed the vampire from the Draculata Nest who was stalking Danielle. To make matters worse, he accepted the help of the powerful Roland Trudeau, who offered protection from the Draculata Nest’s revenge. Now Clifford finds himself a pawn in a vicious game of vampire politics, a game where the losers die.

Purchase links: Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Draculata-Nest-Red-Wolf-Novel/dp/1468066617/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326044014&sr=1-2 Kindle ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Draculata-Nest-Wolf-Novel-ebook/dp/B006DOTBCU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326044014&sr=1-1 Nook ebook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-draculata-nest-john-hundley/1108017536?ean=2940013851382 Kobo ebook: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Draculata-Nest/book-R3RZd38Xtkis4BoTtX4FXg/page1.html?s=qb-eSIE1UUqDOohGvnFa2Q&r=1
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/272076

The Dragon of Doughton Park Short Description:
Trust issues? You’d have them, too, if the woman you loved turned you into a werewolf and left without revealing you were the one foretold in prophecy to lead the Lycan in a war against Vampires to save mankind. Clifford Crane hopes the powerful Fae known as The Dragon can debunk the prophecy, but the ancient dragon king may be the very one who’ll go to any lengths to see it come true.

Purchase links: Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dragon-Doughton-Park-Volume/dp/1478366508/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351648260&sr=8-2&keywords=the+dragon+of+doughton+park Kindle ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Doughton-Park-Novels-ebook/dp/B009WEYT02/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351215671&sr=8-1&keywords=the+dragon+of+doughton+park Nook ebook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1113731519?ean=2940015933420 Kobo ebook: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Dragon-of-Doughton-Park/book-Sqc1-4WA9U6lsXtbKaGVdA/page1.html?s=hiJGUtTYjEWXOK6fLumDgg&r=1
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278849

Well I know I learned a lot and have added to our TBR list. I hope you all have had fun as well as well. Thanks you again John for coming and talking with me here on JBR. I hope you had fun and I hope to see you again. Good Luck and wishing you lots of success!
* Julie Ramsey


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