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Anna Hackett has kicked off her work boots, tossed aside her hard hat and left behind mining engineer 'stuff' to chat about her love of paranormal writing (while sipping a chardonnay or two from the Hunter Valley).
Not only is she one of our own lovecats, she is a fellow Nocturne Bites author, with whom I'm happily high-fiving the end of our wonderful but tiring promo blog tour!
Anna, why paranormal romance, and Nocturne in particular?
I’m obsessed with ancient history, myths and legends. I love reading romance and have done since I first raided my mother’s stack of Mills and Boons. I’ve loved pulse-pounding action-adventure ever since I could reach my Dad’s shelf of Wilbur Smith and Clive Cussler books. Put all that together and I think paranormal romance was a definite for me since it has all those elements.
I love reading paranormal romance. Reading Christine Feehan’s Carpathians series is what really sucked me in and since then there are so many fabulous paranormal authors to choose from. I was attracted to Nocturne because I read they were looking for dark, sexy reads that were fast-paced, action-packed and mission-oriented. That sounded just right for my stories.
In all your stories, have you ever had a fav character?
That’s an evil question. All my characters are my favourites! Right now I guess my favourites are the ones from my latest release, HUNTER’S SURRENDER. Dominique is tall, elegant, smart and knows what she wants. Rand is rough, tough and battle-scarred, but there’s a gentle streak buried deep.
Be the best storyteller I can be. I want to write the stories I love to read. I want to write both romance and mainstream action-adventure thrillers.
Anna in five years from now?
Up to my eyeballs in deadlines for all my upcoming books! Writing in multiple genres. Writing full length novels as well as still writing short stories. I love the intensity of the shorter stories.
Do you see yourself writing any other genres?
I kind of already answered that. In romance, I’ve got plenty more paranormal stories to tell and some romantic suspense stories. In addition to that, I have some pulse-pounding action thrillers begging to be written.
If you could meet any author in history, who would it be?
Another tough question! I can’t answer…the list would be too long (-: