July 3, 2014

Interview: Daisy Banks author of A Perfect Match @DaisyBanks12 #RLFblog #scifi #fantasy

A Perfect Match 

About the Book

Title A Perfect Match
Genre Futuristic Fantasy
Author Name Daisy Banks
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Daisy Banks whisks you into a futuristic world, where you might fight for water, or offer up your freedom and become a slave for the promise of enough to drink.
Passion and politics ripple through A Perfect Match where the enmity between the government leader, Lord Chardel and Commander Varon, head of the Astan water acquirement fleet, is at flashpoint. The enforced marriage of Anwell Nastor, a young Temple adept, to Commander Varon, not only breaks Astan religious rules, but could break untried hearts. This cruel ploy meant to silence Varon's opposition to current circumstances in the city-state brings unexpected results. Through careful manipulation of the news links, Varon and his bride become the city's most adored couple, but danger shadows their steps.
Join Anwell and Varon as they discover the power of A Perfect Match on their perilous journey in a world full of dangers and political intrigue.

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Interview with Daisy Banks

Why did you write this book?
This book is the offshoot of another I started. I realized I'd begun in the middle of something and needed the reasons behind those events for things to make sense. Therefore A Perfect Match came into being. I had a great time writing this story and found the characters, like their world, compelling. I think this is a cross genre romance, part fantasy and part sci-fi.
This is the first time I have written something so complex and I enjoyed the challenge of world building and creating a religion, government and social structure. The society my characters function in is one where they shine as individuals and as a couple. I always enjoy seeing my characters overcome obstacles and Varon and Anwell face a raft of difficulties in A Perfect Match. I also like to see my characters grow and this couple develop as individuals as they learn to depend on each other.
I guess the most basic reason of all as to why I wrote this story is that it was in my head and I wanted to tell the tale. The sci-fi futuristic elements to the story are a step in a different direction for me and I surprised myself with some of the aspects of the story.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy fantasy and have done for a long time. I like fantasy romance and epic fantasy stories. One of the joys of fantasy is the range and depth it offers both writers and readers.
What is your favorite character from fiction?
My all time favorite character remains Merlin in all the many interpretations of his story. I like the many different qualities within the character of Merlin. I also enjoy the range and depth different writers have discovered showing many elements to him.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I enjoy movies in many genres and I love some of the old movies from the 30's and 40's. My favorite version of Pride and Prejudice is the black and white version. I adore Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance movies and anything with Katherine Hepburn in it. I watch more up to date movies too and I have a big collection of DVD's.
The two most memorable films I saw in a cinema are Jaws, because the whole audience stood clapping and cheering at the end when the shark got killed, and Lord of the Rings part 1 because Hobbiton looked so close to my imagining.
I don't watch a great deal of TV but I do like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Who. I tend to watch historical documentary style programs rather than anything else.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
At present, I am thrilled to have my book A Perfect Match released today by Taliesin Publishing and am working on some promotional activities and blogging about that story.
I am also in edits with the sequel to Timeless, To Eternity, which will be published by Lyrical Press, A Kensington Imprint, later this year. I am very excited that this story will be available to readers soon.
Next year my fantasy story, Marked for Magic, will be released by Lyrical Press too.
I am also working on short story for a group anthology but that's all a bit hush hush right now.
There is a new historical as a work in progress too and a short story that should be finished by the end of July. All in all, there is lots going on and I'm working hard.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Commander Varon Jarlath is an interstellar water diviner of great talent and a hero to the city that survives because of his successful missions. His popularity with the folk adds to the reasons behind the enmity of Lord Chardel, leader of the city government body, the Carnag.
Varon understands the malice behind the offer of a bride and the political difficulty he might face should he refuse the generosity of the Carnag. His hopes for the success of his marriage are not high until he meets his bride.
Anwell Nastor has spent every day since her twelfth birthday in the Temple offering prayer chants to the gods. The shock of her wedding almost overwhelms her but she has courage and a mind.
Political intrigue, the danger to the folk and the city all push Varon and his bride to work together to gain popularity so they can have a voice and make a difference.

Author Bio

Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical, Paranormal and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer Daisy is passionate about her stories. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married, with two grown up sons. She lives in a converted chapel in Shropshire, England. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn't writing.

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  1. Enjoyable interview. I'm extremely fond of Merlin goo and A PERFECT MATCH sounds like a most intriguing tale, especially with all of the political machinations taking place. Congratulations on your new release, Daisy!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Mae. I hope you enjoy the story.

  2. What a fabulous wedding scene with enticing glimpses of the bride. It builds the reader's expectations, tinged with a sense of foreboding for their marriage's future.
    Great writing Daisy. I hope it flys off the shelves for you.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Virginnia. I'm glad you liked the wedding.


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