Saturday, May 31, 2008

Crimson Promise by Sapphrie Phelan

Why you chose that particular setting?
When I first wrote this back in 2006 for Lady Aibell Press I had this thing about romance between a vampire and human as not something I could go there with. So I set it between two vampires. Then I thought, "How can I make this diferent from other vampire romance stories out there?" Why, set it in the future and on another planet. And make the female vampire a living alien one, one who had been changed by a virus eons ago created by the scientists of her world (which is where this story takes place). I had to imagine a whole new world, not Earth at all. Of course, LAP closed its doors and Phaze published it--this time, I added more to the story.

What does the setting add to the story?
Adds that alien flavor and I hope will take the reader to a world they wouldn't feel easy in.

Could you write the same story in a different setting?
Possibly. A war of the world type, with the alien vamp coming here? No, I liked the spot the setting ended up in.

Why or why couldn't you use a different setting?
Because the undead vampire from Earth is the last of his kind--thanks to the pollution in the future killing them all off.

Did you use a real place as a basis for your setting?
Or, did you create the setting from scratch?
All of it came from inside my head.

Is there anything else about your setting that we need to know? Feel free to share.
Nothing else. I just hope the readers see the place with me, and fear the night of this world.

Tell us some specific details about your setting. What would we see? What sort of people are there? If we were traveling to your setting, what should we bring with us? For visitors, what do they need to know to visit your setting?
There are mountains and desolate landscape and humans come thwre to mine it. Plus what is left of the alien's civilization has been found beneath the surface. there is air there, so humans can survive in its atmosphere.

Thank you for sharing details about your book setting. Now, what's the title of your book and where can we buy it?
Please provide your website link. (Sapphire Phelan's/Pamela K. Kinney's Website)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

See No Evil, My Pretty Lady by Miss Mae

1) Why did you pick the setting?
Since I dealt with an historical figure, the setting was already picked for me.

2) Why you chose that particular setting? I did choose an island away from London so the characters could be more contained.

3) What does the setting add to the story?
Hmm, atmosphere, I hope. The image of darkness, mystery, intrigue, foreboding...

4) Could you write in a diifferent setting? Not for this story.

5) Why couldn't you use a different one? Because history has placed Jack the Ripper in Victorian London. Unless I did a time travel and transported him to a different age, then, of course, I could also add a different setting...

6) Did you use a real place? Yes

7) Did you create the setting from scratch? The manor on the island, yes.

8) Anything else we need to know? No

9) website link...

10) link to buy...

11) Details about the setting. What will we see? What sort of people? If we were traveling, what should we bring? For visitors, what should they know to visit your setting?
At my setting, they'll see cold, moist, billowing fog. The people are an assorted lot from menial servants, a high society woman, wealthy gentlemen, and an officer from Scotland Yard. If traveling, bring an umbrella. For visitors, bring long underwear to stay warm!