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3.03.2011

Interview with Best Selling Author Ann Aguirre


The Paranormal Spring Break Tsunami strikes again with the illustrious Ann Aguirre, author of the Urban Fantasy Corine Solomon series. Releasing this spring is the third book in the series Shady Lady.  Ms Aguirre was kind enough to answer a few of my questions and offer up a copy of Shady Lady, so scroll down for the deets. Hope ya'll are enjoying the Paranormal Spring Break so far!

Shady Lady by Ann Aguirre
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Fantasy Element: Handler, Physic abilities
Series: Corine Solomon Book 3
Order Online:  Amazon.com | BookDepository.com
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PJV: In your own words can you tell us about SHADY LADY, your latest Corine Solomon book.

AA: It’s the best of the three so far, I think. Dark, dangerous, seductive. Surprises galore. I will be surprised if readers don’t love the hell out of it.


PJV: You write novels in all forms of the darker genres, urban fantasy, dystopian, science fiction, post apocalyptic, how did you decide to write in these genres? Do you enjoy a particular genre above others?

AA: I write what I love to read. And I love the one I’m with. ;)

PJV: You also have a post apocalyptic Young Adult series, RAZORLAND. How different is writing from a youths POV than an adults?

AA: For me, it’s no different because I’m always in a deep POV. I am the character,  essentially. I know what they know, feel what they feel. And that process is no different whether the character is fifteen or fifty-five. Some of their emotional reactions are not the same, but that’s more of a character issue than a writing one.

PJV: SHADY LADY is from the Corrine Solomon series, an Urban Fantasy with long running potential. How many books are expected to be in the series?

AA: However many the readers want, provided I keep enjoying the world and the characters. There will be at least five, as of now. But if ever my interest wanes, I’ll wrap it up, as I won’t continue to write a series that has ceased to bring me joy.

PJV: When writing a series do you become attached to the characters?

AA: Always. Sometimes it’s more like I’m obsessed. That’s certainly the case with the YA Razorland trilogy.

PJV: Which of your characters did you enjoy writing the most?

EnclaveAA: That’s a tough call. Part of me says Jax, because Grimspace was my first NY sale. And who doesn’t love her first time? But Enclave has a special place in my heart, too. Because Deuce is a remarkable character, whom I believe will linger in hearts and minds, long after readers close the pages (or turn off their e-readers). The feedback I’m getting early on certainly indicates that’s the case anyway. So why don’t we call it a tie? I love Jax and Deuce.

But I love Corine, too. As I said before, I love them all.

PJV:  Have you ever thought of who you would cast as some of your main characters?

AA: Ellen Page would make an awesome Deuce. For Jax, I’d choose a relatively unknown Australian actress, Felicity Mason.  She’s lovely but sharp-featured, with dark hair and haunting eyes.

PJV:  Are you working on any other projects that you can tell us about?

AA: I prefer not to talk about works in progress. I do have some rather wicked ideas under the tarp, but I’m not done tinkering under the hood just yet. Check my website for news, though.

PJV:  Would you rather live in an Urban Fantasy world, Dystopian or Science Fiction?

AA: None of the above. But I suppose I’d pick SF, if I had to choose. I always wanted to see the stars.

PJV:  What is your best Spring Break memory?

AA: I never really had a spring break holiday that I can recall, as a student. But I’m fiercely anticipating our trip to Europe this year in April, for my kids’s Spring Break. So let’s assume it will be totally kick-ass, and go with that.





Contest Deets:
  One (a) winner will receive a copy of Shady Lady

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94 comments:

Stephanie M. Lorée said...

Another great looking UF series! I'm also interested in checking out RAZORLAND.

stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

cait045 said...

If I had to choose I would live in urban Fantasy. The stars are great but I not ready that the big of a change.

Can't wait to read this one.
usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

Neri said...

I love this feature that your doing, I am learning about all these great series that I have been missing out on. Thanks!

Neri0724@gmail.com

mpyff said...

I ditto Neri... Thank you so much for introducing me to so many great series that I haven't seen before. My to-buy list is growing, and I love it!!
These books all look great and I can't wait to try them!

mpyff(at)hotmail(dot)com

SandyG265 said...

I've been waiting for Shady Lady to come out. I like this series.

SandyG265 said...

Forgot my email address

sgiden at verizon.net

Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

I think it would be fun to live in an UF type world although seeing the stars would be nice as well...thanks for this giveaway

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Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

also tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/SweetKarma212/status/43329994897883137

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Kristen said...

So excited Ive been waiting for Shady Lady! Cant wait!

kcer@earthlink.net

Froggy said...

new book to me..looks great!

Froggy
froggarita@gmail.com

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

I think I'd like to live in a UF world. I know they're usually pretty dangerous, but the darker worlds are what attracts me to reading UF.

ENCLAVE is a fantastic book, Ann! I'm looking forward to more from that world, and checking out Corine's world too.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/aliseonlife/status/43341550784229376
PolarisGreen at gmail dot com

Victoria said...

New to me - looks good.
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/43349315233656832

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Midnyte Reader said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MidnyteReader/status/43349533530402816

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laceyinthesky said...

Sounds like a great series!

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Tore said...

This series sounds really great. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read the books. Tore923@aol.com

Alisha (MyNeedToRead) said...
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Alisha (MyNeedToRead) said...

Not an entry to the giveaway, just a girly "squeee!" for the awesomeness of this interview. I so totally *heart* Ms. Aguirre. AND Parajunkee. A match made in paranormal heaven, this is. ^_^

debbie said...

The books sound really good. I will have to put Razorland on my TBR list, I can never have enough post apocalyptic books.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Ann Aguirre said...

Wow, thank you for all the love. Feel free to ask questions in comments and I'll stop back by to answer.

She said...

Good interview. Any genre you'd like to try in the future that would be a departure from your current books?

Judy said...

Shady Lady looks like a great read. I have not read this series, but I am going to check the others out also. I really enjoyed your interview, great answers!!

Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

Ann Aguirre said...

I kind of want to write a western steampunk fantasy with a male hero, written first person.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Wonderful interview. Hope you have fun in April!
books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksThings/status/43407873836990465

Pamela {Spaz} said...

ooh ooh oohhhh!!!! I love that there will be lots of surprises in this next one! I am eagerly awaiting this book!!

Pamela {Spaz} said...

Oh and also! I don't usually read the YA genre, but I am definitely making an exception for Enclave.

Andrea said...

This is another series on my list. I'm glad I saw the interview and now know there are other books by Ann.

GFC follower

Tweeted http://twitter.com/lillieblue613/status/43404204999573505

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Anne said...

I'm so glad there's two more (at least) after Shady Lady. I had a couple of seies end this year before I was ready. Talk about painful!

acm05atjuno.com

Anne said...

Tweeted(acm05).

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holly said...

Always love new books in my series!!! Hollybwright@comcast.net

Melissa said...

I'm so excited for the next book in the series! Loving the author interviews on the blog.

melissar527(at)yahoo(dot)com

tetewa said...

I enjoy this series and been looking forward to this one! tWarner419@aol.com

Robin K said...

I would love to win. Thank you for another awesome contest!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Robin K said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/IntenseWhisper/statuses/43464374186283008

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Mariee said...

Great interview! Please enter me.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Mariee said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/marieimy/status/43475355578806272

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Barbara E. said...

I love Ann's books and I can't wait for Shady Lady. I just finished Killbox recently and can't wait for the next Jax book as well.

Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I want to read more of her books

aprilmom00 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I love her books! Thanks for the interview
lisasworldofbooks@charter.net

Capucine said...

This interview was really good! thanks for the chance to win!!!!
capumegard(at)yahoo(dot)fr

Vivien said...

Fantastic interview!

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Pamk said...

Love this series and am looking forward to sharing your YA with my 15 yr old son. He loves to read the same kind of books I do.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Pamk said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Pamk258/status/43506979934711808

scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

BLHmistress said...

I think I would rather live in Urban Fantasy world too.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

JenM said...

I've been wanting to try Ann's books. This would be a great start.

jen at delux dot com

Helena Sparrow said...

The authors at vampsrus really enjoy your blog. The layout is simply stunning. We would like to honor you with an award. This award does not come with any requirements, we would just like to acknowledge all your hard work!

http://vampsrus.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-awards.html

A. J. Larrieu said...

I love the Corine Solomon series--can't wait to read SHADY LADY! (Great title, by the way.)
larrieu(dot)aj(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

I so need to get caught up on Corine! Love the title too!

jessbess2505[at]yahoo[dot]com

I'm a follower ;)

I Read Banned Books said...

Thank you!

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follower GFC: I Read Banned Books
Twitter: @jenbigheart

Jennifer said...

This is the first I've heard of "Shady Lady" but would love to read it.

BookNoise at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/BookNoise411/status/43710004712325120

TheGirlOnFire said...

Awesome!

Stephanie
thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

My name is Patricia said...

Another Amazing Giveaway! You Rock!!

Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

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My name is Patricia said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/PelicanJL/status/43936404237058048

Sara M said...

I loved book one, Blue Diablo, and am really excited for Shady Lady to come out soon. I'll have to pick up book too soon so I'm caught up.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. This looks a great Urban Fantasy book...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

rachel said...

Very Exciting!! Thank you!

Rachel
theonering111 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this book, but now I'm intreaged!! thanks for the giveaway!!!
capumegard(at)yahoo(dot)fr

Joyce said...

Thank you for the interview the books sounds awesome

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jgravino/status/44572250896220160

Shadow Girl said...

I don't think I've heard of this one but sound interesting:)

Lis

life_is_unpredictable29@yahoo.com

heatwave16 said...

This series is new to me, but sounds great.

heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

heatwave16 said...

tweeted - http://twitter.com/Heatwave316/status/44929414273843200

heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

Melissa said...

Read the first two books in the series. Would love to win and read the third.

izzyq@bellsouth.net

bookluvrmindy said...

I posted the tweet! Find me on Twitter @bookluvrmindy or on my blog at bookluvrmindy.blogspot.com

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

This is the first I've heard of this book and it looks and sounds like a great read. I would love to win this and can't wait to look up the rest of the series

june111(at)att(dot)net

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/46369397870297089

june111(at)att(dot)net

LoRA1967 said...

I posted your contest on Twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/Lora1967/status/46536854861905920

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Lora1967 said...

Please enter me in your contest any contest books won are donated to teh Middletown Hig School. If they are YA books then they are donated to the students if they are adult books i donate them to the staff at Middletown High school for their book swap

jmspettoli said...

Thanks for the awesome interview and giveaway!

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

jmspettoli said...

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/47526141518553088

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

meggerfly said...

I've never heard of this author. I wonder if I'll like the book?

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meggerfly said...

I shared on FB

http://www.facebook.com/megan.root1

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Christy said...

I would pick UF world! :)

shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

Christy said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/manyoceans/status/49037414240501760

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Michele L said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

jmluker (at) winco.net

PearlAngelxo said...

Lovee the giveawayss!

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PearlAngelxo said...

I also blogged to spread the word for a +1

http://pearlangelbooks.blogspot.com/

mbreakfield said...

I would pick the science fiction world, although the UF might be fun.
marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

mbreakfield said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/mbreakfield/statuses/50766988330545153
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Book Groupie said...

Will definitely be checking out this author, whether I win or not!

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lightspinner said...

I'd pick an urban fantasy world to live in, hands down.
Also, it's really cool to hear about all these series, some of which I'd never heard of before. Thanks!

light_spinner@hotmail.com

krysykat said...

Sweet, looks like a great read.

Morganlafey86@aol.com

krysykat said...

tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/YearofTiger86/status/51416345149063168

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LSUReader said...

I haven't yet read this series, but it looks great. Thanks for the giveaway. (Email in profile.)

Lora1967 said...

I havent read this series but it looks really good
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Lora1967 said...

I tweeted your contest
http://twitter.com/#!/Lora1967/status/52435793997860865
chaarmedone1512@aol.com

Amosette said...

Book sounds good please enter me.
officiallyjewels@gmail.com
thanks julie

Amosette said...

+1 for tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/officiallyjewel/status/52526813494255616


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thanks julie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great interview. Carrie Bernard carrieab77@hotmail.com

Julie S said...

Sounds great. Count me in the giveaway.
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Pam S (pams00) said...

Great interview! Love your books Ann and looking forward to your latest :)!

pams00 @ aol.com

Pam S (pams00) said...

http://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/54189873950752768

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My name is Patricia said...

Great interview. I cannot wait to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!!

PelicanJL[at]hotmail[dot]com

<3 Happy Reading
Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations) said...

I just recently read your Corine books and I am hooked.

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