February 11, 2014

Hunter's Passion by Gwen Knight @gwenknightx #paranormal #RLFblog

A Hunter's Passion 
Gwen Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, A Hunter's Passion.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Cover artist: Harlequin
Length: 55 pages
Ryker Bennett has dedicated his life to hunting down--and eliminating--creatures of the dark. But his latest assignment has him questioning everything he's ever believed in. Jenna Sinclair may be a witch, but she's also the only woman Ryker has ever loved.
Jenna thought leaving Ryker two years ago would save him from having to choose between their forbidden love and his sworn duty. But when he tracks her down, it's clear the desire between them burns as hot as ever--and that they'll have to walk through the flames to be together....
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?

Jenna Sinclair is a 25 year old librarian and witch. Ryker Bennett is 27 and a paranormal hunter.

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What inspired you to write this book?
Ryker was the inspiration behind this book. I had this image in my head of a phone ringing and when he leaned over to check, it had a name on the screen. That name was Jenna's, a former lover of his. I knew his duty would be to track her down and eliminate her, and from there it simply spiraled into this rich universe that I can't wait to expand on.
Which character in your current book do you think readers will like the most? Why?
I think the readers will like Ryker the most. He's a man that is about to forswear his duty for a woman that abandoned him. Like all of us, he needs to deal with his emotions and decide for himself what is right and wrong.
Why do you write?
I've always loved telling stories. I love creating lush universes that enrapture the reader. To see them become so connected to something of your creation is amazing.
Who has helped you the most in your career as an author?
My husband has helped me the most. I've known him since I was 13 and he's been with me every step of the way.
When you write, what things do you want close at hand? (Coffee, water, chocolate... pictures of gorgeous hunks for inspiration...?)
Candy, oddly enough. Need a little sugary inspiration.
When you're not writing, what would we find you doing?
Depends on the season. I live in northern Canada, so the weather makes a difference. In the summers we spend our time rafting, camping, and hiking. In the winter, I love to crochet (need scarves and hats to keep warm!). And of course reading is a year round hobby.
Are you a plotter, or do you prefer to make it up on the spur of the moment?
I think I'm a little of both. For me, it usually begins as one scene or one specific image that I can't get out of my head and then I fill in the blanks from there when writing. Recently, I've begun to put together chapter layouts, if only for a little organization.
What's your writing schedule like?
I tend to feel more creative in the morning before work when I'm fresh-faced. My dreams are often inspiration for me, so I like to get it down before I forget. Usually before bed, I'll crank out a few pages as well. I've been known to jot some things down while on break at work too.
What other jobs have you held besides writing?
I've done retail while getting through school. After graduation, I've worked in the field of archaeology, and currently, I am a mapping technician.
What's the best gift you ever received?
Just this Christmas I received a set of focus crystals. I'd been having trouble focusing on my writing and I just thought it was an incredibly insightful gift.
What kind of music do you listen to while driving? Same question when writing?
While driving I need to listen to upbeat music. Anything that I can bebop to while singing at the top of my lungs (my poor husband!). As for writing, I need instrumental music. My playlists for that range from Epic Score to Yiruma.
Do you play any musical instruments?
Growing up I played the saxophone. Whether or not I could do so again, I haven't a clue.
What's your favorite movie?
Gwen Knight
Oh boy. This one is going to be a touch embarrassing. I'm a Disney fanatic. I watch them before bed most nights. And my favorite is Aladdin.
Are you the eldest, middle, baby, or only child?
I'm the baby with an older brother by 2.5 years.

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