About the Author
Livia Quinn is a DC native transplanted into the heart of Louisiana. Inspired (or terrorized) by the severe weather in the South, she started writing her Storm Lake series the summer of Katrina. She’s written 9 books based in the communities of Storm Lake - Destiny, Larue, and Thunder Point.
Interview with Livia Quinn
Why did you write this book?
I began writing stories about the communities surrounding Storm Lake in 2005. Storm Crazy started out as a cozy mystery about a rural carrier (and her wacky customers) who finds a dead body in the clubhouse. Back then, it was called Murder on a Bad Male Day ;) but it morphed into a cozy paranormal as my heroine struggled to control the crazy things happening around her and her impending quickening as a storm fairy. The whole dead body in the clubhouse thing took on bigger implications when it was connected to her brother’s missing genie bottle. And things just kept happening…
What is your favorite genre to read?
I can’t say I have a favorite although I love the edge and the extra escape value paranormal adds to a story. When I need to relax though, I’ll pick up a historical romance since I can resist the urge to analyze them knowing I couldn’t write one if I wanted to. Magic happens everywhere to some extent, so on my lake you’ll find both of these genres. Storm Lake West - Destiny - has a community of supernatural defenders, while in Larue and Thunder Point (Storm Lake East) you’ll meet the military heroes of my contemporary romance titles.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Well, Jamie Fraser aside, it would have to be Roarke, J.D. Robb’s hero. Here again, the paranormal/futuristic element of this series lends so much to his persona. He’s got it ALL, including his own planet. And it doesn’t hurt that a Roarke and Eve book comes out several times a year.
What are you working on at the moment, and what will we see from you in coming months?
Take These Broken Wings is book 5 in the Destiny Paramortals which will be out in a couple months as well as the sixth book, Bad Moon Rising, toward the end of the year. In addition, the next book in the Storm Lake East series, Eye of the Storm is coming up in the Fall.
Please tell us about your book.
I’m Tempest Pomeroy, and my human job is delivering the mail. To say I was having a bad day would be like saying Katrina dropped a little rain on New Orleans. First, River’s amphora went missing—that’s genie bottle to you mere-mortals. I know— the names right? We were just lucky we didn’t end up as Black Cloud and Little Sprinkle. Or Flash and Flood. With my hair, I’d have been Flash. I’m also a Paramortal like the rest of my family. Or I’m supposed to be. If it wasn’t for a few little talents I’d think I was adopted.
On my first delivery, a scantily clad doctor triggered a hallucination when we touched. Pheromones? An old trouble-maker had a stroke but I saved the old fart with a zap of my Zeus juice! It was the first time I’d actually called my power on purpose, and our hunky new sheriff almost saw me use my magic—big no-no. He showed up again when the owner of Flowers by Dick complained that I’d dropped a seventy-five pound box on his foot. Yeah, I did, but it was an accident. He put his hand on my butt and my hands sorta… slipped. Then things really went downhill.
I discovered a dead body while rescuing River’s bottle from a locker as the sheriff arrived again. Now, my brother’s missing, my mother’s AWOL and the sheriff and my ex-lover are squaring off like yard dogs staking a claim on a poodle. I am no one’s poodle. Aurora says all this chaos is a sign of my quickening power and things are only going to get worse.
Oh, and the sheriff? He thought he’d settled in a normal small town to raise his teenage daughter. Like Mayberrry. We’ll see how that turns out. Things had better settle down soon, ‘cause I’m about to go Storm Crazy.
About the Book
Title Storm Crazy
Author Livia Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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