Thursday, June 16, 2011

Q & A / Giveaway with Author Alyssa Day

Today I want to welcome one of my favorite authors of all time. Not only has she brought the world of Atlantis for us to get lost in, but they keep coming and I just can’t get enough of these sexy Warriors. Please give a warm welcome to New York Times Best Selling Author Alyssa Day. 

Hi Alyssa *waves* thank you for taking the time out to talk to me about the wonderful series you have created. You have no idea how much this means to me. I am a huge fan and love the series!!! All these hot Warriors...Yummy!

I kind of love them, too.  :)

In the middle of writing Vampire in Atlantis you moved over to Japan. How hard or easy was that for you, picking up your family and moving to another country?

Actually, it was kind of hard.  Really, truly hard.  I almost didn't go.  It's ridiculously tough to pack up your life and family (and dog! oh, the quarantine requirements!) and move halfway around the world, but when you have a job that works on NY time, it's even tougher.  I was just finding my feet over here when the earthquakes and tsunami and nuclear disaster hit.  We in the U.S. military community worked very hard to assist with disaster relief, and then the U.S. State Dept. evacuated the families so the military folks could focus more intensely on the relief efforts.  So the kids and dog and I spent a month gypsying around the U.S. before returning here in late April.

I absolutely love the series Warriors of Poseidon, How did you come up with the story line? How long did it happen to take? 

I have always loved mythology and history and have always been fascinated with the lost continent of Atlantis.  I wanted to write a paranormal romance series with larger-than-life heroes, and when I combined that with my love of Atlantis the story was born.  The first image that came to my mind was Prince Conlan on that beach with Riley.  I SO loved seeing it come to life in a different medium in the music video.  You can see and hear it here:

Each character is so different. Which was your favorite character you had a chance to write about and why?
They are all my favorite characters when I'm writing them.  Ven is a special favorite with his sense of humor, and of course dark, tortured Daniel - the vampire who waited 11,000 years for his one true love!

Your latest release came out on June 7th and is called Vampire in Atlantis. Can you tell your fans a little about Daniel and Serai? And what could your readers look forward too?

It’s one of my most emotional books.  I loved watching Daniel and Serai overcome their own fears and their history while they are in danger on the quest to retrieve a lost jewel of Poseidon’s Trident.  Daniel is an 11,000 year old vampire and Night Guild Mage.  Serai is an Atlantean princess who has been frozen in magical stasis. When they find each other again - it's magic!

I have to tell you I loved Daniel!!! How did you come up with this story for him? 

My mind is a dark and twisty place.  :)

I hear Heart in Atlantis is next up to be released and I have to say I am dying to read it. Was his story hard to write with him being a High Priest

YES.  YES.  YES.  And a celibate high priest!!  And more powerful than anyone in the world! And in love with a rebel leader with a dark history of her own!

Are you able to tell us a little bit of what we can expect from his story? 

High Priest Alaric will finally take rebel leader Quinn on his own terms, even if he hast to drown the entire world to do it, in HEART OF ATLANTIS, coming in January.  Alaric is my most highly requested (begged for? Pleaded for? Demanded?) character, and I can’t wait to bring him his happily ever after.

Now this is a big question that I hope you are able to answer. How many more books are you planning on in the exciting series? And who else could we expect to hear from in the future? 

Alaric's will be the last full-length book for a bit, but there are several novellas upcoming.  (Denal! Alejandro! Reisen!)

Do you have any other series in the works right now? 

Yes!  I just sold a new series to my publisher, The League of the Black Swan!  You'll see the first book next year.  I can't wait for you all to meet Luke Oliver, the Dark Wizard of Bordertown!

I want to Thank Alyssa Day for taking the time to speak to me and get the scoop on your upcoming releases. I hope you will stop by again soon so I am able to pick your brain all over again. 

Thanks for inviting me!
**One lucky commenter will get the chance to win Vampire in Atlantis ( My Review Here )   Please leave a valid email address so you can be contacted. Also please give the book ample time to get there. Winner will be chosen by - Good Luck!!**


  1. I love your books and I am really looking forward to hearing more about The League of the Black Swan. Great post! Congrats on your all new release!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  2. Oh my God, I can't wait to get my hands on your new book! So thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  3. OMG - I love this series so much! I already have it home waiting to be read, but I can not wait for Alaric's story!

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

  4. Sounds like a fantastic read! Cannot wait to get this book.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  5. What a great interview! Loved Vampire in Atlantis, and I'm a huge fangirl of Alyssa Day! Loved reading the little insights into that "dark and twisty place" of her mind ;)
    (don't enter me, I've already got it)

  6. Great Interview and the books sounds fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  7. Great review her books are new to me would love to win

  8. Loved getting the insight into the book! Would love to read this!


  9. i would so love to read this book. i keep trying to hunt it down at local stores. this was one awesome interview as well. thanks for sharing with us.


  10. I am so looking forward to Alaric and Quinns book. But Daniel is a close second. Would love to win this one since I've not seen it at my local store but if not it's on my wish list at amazon lol.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  11. Would love to win this book. I sooo want to read it. Great interivew. I really enjoyed it. Thankful that you and your family made it thru the tsunami. God bless! Dpbussie @

  12. sounds like an interesting book. I have read some about this and would like to try it although I have not read anything by Alyssa Day yet. I do love a good paranormal though. Thank you for the Q & A and for the giveaway.

    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. I haven't read any of this series yet, but it certainly sounds good. I really like books with wizards so the upcoming Black Swan series sounds perfect for me.

  14. I have only read the first book in this series but I already adore it! It is super fabulous and I am looking forward to reading the rest in this fantastic series!


  15. I've not read any of your books but after reading your interview and the fabulous review, I just have to! The book(s) sound great! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  16. Great interview!
    I can't wait to read this book. Please count me in!

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. I want to read this. The series has been on my wish list for a while.

  18. The book sounds really good. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks

  19. I haven't read any of these books as of yet! I'd love to start on them with this one, it looks fantastic. Enter me please.

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    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  20. Great Q & A. 'Vampire in Atlanti' looks amazing.


  21. I already ordered Vamp in Atlantis from the Rhapsody Book Club. Awesome contest though.

  22. I absolutely love these books. I can't wait to read Daniel's story but it seems like everyone else I'm dying to read about Alaric and Quinn. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol L

  23. Would love to get my hands on this.


  24. Loved the interview...i have read this series but it sounds really good and so does the new series.



  25. Awesomesauce, lol. I'd love to read this book!


  26. Don't know if it's too late for the contest - but it's worth a shot. I've been wanting to read one of your books for a long time!

  27. I already read the first at her Atlantis series, and maybe I'll continue the rest at the future. Would love to win! ^_^
    I hope you enjoy your life at Japan Alyssa :)

    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

  28. Great interview questions, I enjoyed reading it! Thanks for the giveaway, would love to be entered!