Thursday, February 5, 2015

[Author & Character Interview] Bright Fire

Bright Fire

by M.J. Austin

Hello my nerds,
Today I've got something a little different than my normal review or promo blurb. Indie author M.J. Austin just published her first book, Bright Fire, this last month. I'm still in the process of reading, but you can get some more info about the book toward the end of the post. I can't comment on the book yet, but I will say that the cover art is absolutely gorgeous. 
Please welcome M.J. Austin and Delfia Stryker to Book Nerd Paradise..

Author interview

What is your favorite part of the story, Bright Fire?
I’d say my favorite part is the growth of the relationships between the characters.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
Alec, because he is trained in these types of situations.
If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
Cass, she’s definitely becoming a favorite.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Aside from being passionate about writing my whole life, NaNoWriMo2014 did. I finished with about 51,000 words, (Takes a bow).
Who or what inspired you to be a writer?
Amanda Hocking inspired me the most, because she started where I am and became super successful.
What's your favorite book-turned movie?
That’s a tough one. I’m going to say Harry Potter. Yes I am a Potterhead.
What is your typical day like?
CRAZY! I have day jobs. Yes I said jobs as in plural. Then I cook, clean, and finally make it to writing at like 11 p.m.  
How do you overcome writer’s block?
I just start writing random stuff until something makes sense.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am in the process of writing book two of the Bright Fire series, as well as a novella centered around Cass.
What book are you reading now?
Halo by Alexandra Ardonetto
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
Paperback, they show how often they are read. Plus paper beats screen anyday.

Character Interview

What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?
My full name is Delfia Stryker, but most of my friends call me Dell.
What is your hair color? Eye color?
I have brown hair and blue eyes.
How old are you?
I am 16
What is in your refrigerator right now?
The fridge is stocked full of health nut foods, Cass is very particular about the food we eat.
Who are the people you are closest to?
Lyla, Cass, Alec
What is your biggest fear?
Failing to fulfill the prophecy.
What is your most treasured possession?
The book my dad left me before he died.
Which living person do you most despise?
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to be able to make myself invisible. It would make my job so much easier.

About Bright Fire


Delfia thought she was a normal girl about to turn sixteen until her adoptive parents are murdered by creatures from the underworld. Her life gets thrown into chaos as she teams up with her best friend, a strange guy, and a prophetess. She soon discovers her biological father, Hades, ordered the attack on her and her family because a prophecy names her as the one to take him down. She must first complete a set of tasks to free Persephone, her mother, from the underworld and defeat Hades. Will she be reunited with her mother or will she get sucked into the underworld?

Read a review 
Since I don't have a review yet here's one by Triskele Reviews

About the Author 

 M.J. Austin is the author of the Bright Fire series and NaNoWriMo 2014 winner. She has always found the world of fantasy preferable to the real world. She channels this love of mystical worlds and creatures into her writing. She is an avid reader and proud bookworm. She has a Master's Degree in Project Management, but her true passion is writing.

When she isn't working or writing she is diving into random projects as often as possible. She lives in Tennessee with three children, husband, and three dogs.

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