Saturday, October 15, 2011

Interview with Elyzabeth M. Valey

AD: We are proud to have author Elyzabeth Valey with us today! Her Dreams of Fate is available from Etopia Press. Get it here! Let's get to know our new friend.

The Teaser

There are more to dreams than meets the eye...

When Alisha, Queen of the elves, meets Lord Tarmo in the dead of the night, she recognizes him as the man who has plagued her dreams. Soon, she discovers that he too has been dreaming with her. The problem is that Tarmo is a vampire.

Afraid of the power Tarmo holds over her body, Alisha does not want to believe that their dreams are visions of destiny. But once they touch, neither can deny the passion that binds them for all time...


AD: What inspired you to write Dreams of Fate?

EV: A song! Specifically, a song called “Fate” by a Norwegian metal group called “Tristania”. 

AD: How long have you been writing romance? Is Dreams of Fate your first erotic paranormal romance? If so, what drew you to write that particular genre of romance?

EV: I think I’ve been making up romantic tales since I was about thirteen but my first published short story was released in 2008. It’s my first hired paranormal story with a publisher. Previously, I’d published a few free reads in the paranormal genre. When I write I don’t pick whether a story is going to be paranormal, steampunk, historical, contemporary, etc. The characters appear and let me know who they are and what they are.   

AD: How long did it take you to write Dreams of Fate?

EV: It’s a short story so, a day? Two maybe. I’m afraid I don’t really remember, I wrote it a long time ago. 

AD: Do you have a favorite type of hero? Heroine? What characteristics do they share?

EV: Hummm…no, I don’t think I have a favorite one. The hero or heroine just has to appeal to me. I will admit though that appearance wise I’m a sucker for men with long hair.

AD: Have you always written romance, or did you try other genres before finding your niche?

EV: I did try writing fantasy for a while but somehow the plot always had a turnabout and became a romance. Therefore, I decided to focus on romance.  I do want to give fantasy a try sometime in the future because it’s a genre I love. 

AD: Please describe a typical writing session for us.

EV: It’s past midnight. Everyone in the house is either asleep or minding their own business. I’ll sit on the leather chair at the desktop computer because though I have a laptop, I’m more comfortable there even if the computer is old and slow. I’ll open the internet browser and whatever I’m working on at that moment. After checking to see where I dropped off I’ll find music to match my mood and I’ll start writing. The world around me ceases to exist once I’m focused.

AD: Are there any must-haves for you as you write? Music? Silence? Coffee?

EV: Music. It’s a great source of inspiration and I’m a very musical person. 

AD: Do you have any further stories in the works?

EV: Yes, I do! Evernight Publishing will be releasing my next novel A Decade of Longing sometime in November, and Silver Publishing will be publishing my Christmas story “The Uncertain List” in December. I’m also currently trying to finish a short novel about a saucy tavern wench and a mercenary with a quick temper and a hidden past.

AD: Do you plot your stories in advance, or do you discover them as you write?

EV: It depends. Sometimes I’ll have a general idea about what is going to happen and other times I’ll just plunge ahead and something will come up.

AD: What is the most surprising thing about you?

EV: That’s a tough question! I’m not sure what to answer!

AD: Thanks for joining us, Ms. Valey!


  1. Happy release day, Elizabeth! Nice to know about another night writer.

  2. Thank you, Wildwords!There's nothing like the night time for writing ;-)


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