#BookTour :: ★★ His Fallen Angel ★★ by Grein Murray + an Author Interview
I am so happy that Grein Murray is here today and has answered some questions for those of us dying to know her a little better. This is her first time here so please help me welcome her. Thank you Grein for being here. Let's get started.... I always find it interesting to see what authors - authors are reading.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your attention?
Brina Brady, Nicholas Bella, Sean Kerr, Christine Wright are all fairly new authors. I’ve read all of their books and loved them.
If you had to kill a character in your book, who would it be and why?
Corvin, because he’s so evil and remains a threat to Alexander, but he is immortal so the worst that can happen is he’s locked away in Tartarus.
How did you come up with the title for your book?
I had thought about a title with redemption redeeming in it, but there were so many out there already and you always want your book to stand out. My editor helped me pick, His Fallen Angel, since Roman is Alexander’s Fallen Angel.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, When you love someone as much as Roman loves Alexander, you will do anything for them, even if it’s sacrificing everything you know, that’s true, pure love.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am in the editing process for my newest book, Chaos and Hype, which is about two hip hop dancers that meet at a theme park that they work at. The story takes place in the states, but one of the dancers is from Australia and is set to go back home after the summer. I also need to put the finishing touches on a vampire story I’ve been working on and I also have the sequel to His Fallen Angel written.
Did you learn anything from writing your book, and if so, what was it?
I wasn’t sure where the story was going to take me when I started, but what I learned is that even though someone has done bad things, they may regret it and they also can redeem themselves by doing good things. You can never wash away what you’ve done in the past, but you can change for the better, which Roman did.
Is there a scene that is harder for you to write than others? Such as love? Action? Racy?
Racy used to be very difficult for me when I started writing, I think I blushed through my first two books in my Joshua series. I feel it’s gotten easier for me with each book, I may only blush occasionally now.
Do you read your reviews? Do you have any advice for how to deal with the bad?
I have read good and bad reviews and the bad ones definitely hurt, especially if they are done to rip the author apart. I do take into consideration the ones that actually point some things out that I could work on as an author. My advice to other authors is to remember that not everyone is going to like your book/books so hold on to the readers and reviews that make you feel good about what you are doing. Write for the people who love your books, not the ones that don’t like them.
How hard is it to send your characters out into the world?
It’s very scary for me because they are a part of me. If people don’t like them, I take it personally and it hurts. What makes up for that, is when you have people message you and tell you how much they love your book and characters. I’ve had some fun doing character Q & A’s with my readers and it’s so much fun to let them see more deeply into my characters.
Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the bathtub)?
I get so many ideas when I’m showering for some reason or also right before I drift off to sleep. I’ve written an entire chapter in an email to myself on my iPad, so I wouldn’t forget what just came to me. I was half asleep at the time so there were tons of typo’s but I got the jest of it when I was fully awake.
If you had a free day and your mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do with your day?
Either a nice day at the beach or at a theme park riding roller coasters!
When you are driving down the road, what music do you listen to?
I Like pretty hard music like Avenge Sevenfold, Disturbed, Godsmack, Offspring, and I also love 80’s music.
Do you find yourself scrolling through Facebook more than you should? How do you balance Facebook time vs. writing time?
Yes I do!!! FB is addicting and I love being able to meet people from around the world! I also like connecting with my readers. When I’m having a hard time writing, I tend to let myself get lost on FB then I have to force myself to step away and try to re-focus on the job at hand.
Thank you Grein for these amazing answers and I hope you come back to share your new book with us. :)
Grein has also answered some Think Fast questions and I love reading these. Hope you enjoy.
TEA OR COFFEE? Coffee
DOG OR CAT? Dog
COWBOY BOOTS OR SNEAKERS? Sneakers
SWEET OR DILL? Sweet
SUITS OR BOOTS? Boots
QUICKIE OR CANDLES? Candles
LIGHT OR DARK (AS IN SHADES PULLED)? Dark
PAPERBACK OR E-BOOK? Paperback
CITY OR COUNTRY? City
BIG SPOON OR LITTLE SPOON? Little spoon.
HUNKY OR CHUNKY? Hunky
Thank you Grein :) Readers... keep scrolling for His Fallen Angel with an excerpt and a giveaway.
TITLE: His Fallen Angel
AUTHOR: Grein Murray
COVER ARTIST: Kellie Dennis
LENGTH: 156 Pages
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2016
New Angels are created to protect mankind on Earth but the Fallen are making this task quite difficult. New Angel, Alexander, is assigned to a rapidly declining area to find out what the Fallen are up to—only he lands in the clutches of a beautiful, yet powerful, Fallen Angel. As help comes from an unlikely ally, Alexander isn’t sure if he should trust Roman or not—but what choice does he have?
I made sure that I ate my ice cream as seductively as I could until it was gone. Roman tossed the rest of his cone into some nearby bushes. “Why’d you….” I didn’t finish. I was dragged off the trail and stopped when Roman abruptly came to a halt. He looked down at me with a playful grin. There, in front of me, was a cropping of fallen trees. Roman pushed me toward them, then he started removing my pants and hoodie.