Adrian Phoenix Q&A and Etched in Bone Giveaway

Hi, everybody! I had the pleasure to interview Adrian Phoenix, the author of the Maker's Song series and the Black Dust Mambo series:

Tell us a quick synopsis about Etched in Bone.

Adrian: You bet! Determined to face the Fallen and the world on his own terms, Dante hopes to piece together his shattered past and claim his future, with FBI agent Heather Wallace at his side. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy, one who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer . . .

Son of a fallen angel. Forged in vampire’s blood. Sworn to a mortal woman. If Dante falls, the world falls with him. Three legacies etched in bone. One passion sworn in blood.

What did you like most about writing EiB?
Adrian: With each book in the series, I love exploring Dante’s world, his relationships with those closest to him—especially his deepening relationship with Heather, and plumbing his dark and savage past. I think one of my favorite scenes was the first love scene in the book between Heather and Dante in that it showed the downside of having a nightkind lover. LOL.

How many books will there be in the Maker's Song series?
Adrian: I don’t have a set number planned. This is a complex world full of intriguing and fun characters and I hope to continue with it for a long time.

The covers are beautiful! Were there any other kind of covers in talk for the series or Etched in Bone?
Adrian: The covers are beautiful! The artist, Craig White, does an amazing job! My editor at Pocket always asks for my input on the covers—which I appreciate very much—but ultimately, the final decision on the covers goes to the publisher.

What other projects do you have going on?
Adrian: The second book in my Hoodoo series, Black Heart Loa, will be released the end of June and I’m currently working on book five of The Maker’s Song, On Midnight Wings. I’m also mulling over some new projects as well, now that I’m finally writing fulltime.

Summer's coming up soon! Do you have anything planned?
Adrian: Y’know, I really don’t at the moment. I’d like to get over to the coast and visit friends and I have a close friend in British Columbia I’d love to go visit too. Maybe that’s what I’ll do! (Besides write, that is. LOL.)

What are some things we can look forward to in Etched in Bone?
Adrian: Here’s a sneak peak at the first two chapters:

What is the Black Dust Mambo series about?
Adrian: Black Dust Mambo is the first book in the Hoodoo series and it’s about a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice named Kallie Rivière down in the Louisiana bayous. It’s full of magic and mystery and hard-bodied nomads. It’s a bit lighter than The Maker’s Song and more humorous, but has some very dark moment as well. One of my favorite scenes is the wet boxers contest at the May Madness Carnival (for magic users) and the men participating in it. That scene was a blast to write!

I saw that you have spells on your site. Do you have a favorite?
Adrian: I imagined that Kallie and her hoodoo aunt were the ones that page belongs to, so I know Kallie’s would be any of the love potions, but she’s used a very handy “shrivel package” trick (spell) on men who just didn’t understand the words: “Ain’t interested.”

What can fans look forward to seeing from you soon?
Adrian: Black Heart Loa comes out the end of June, then On Midnight Wings will follow, but I don’t have a publication date for that one yet. I’m hoping for late December.

Thanks so much for having me! It’s always a pleasure to hang out with you here.

I can also be found on:
Facebook Fan Page:!/pages/Adrian-Phoenix/55403659403
Pocket After Dark:

Would you like a signed copy of Etched in Bone for free? Well, here's your chance! Adrian is thankfully letting us give away a signed copy of EiB to you guys AND a signed copy of a book of you choice by Adrian! All you have to do is comment on this post! The giveaway will last until Friday, March 4 @ 5:00PM EST. Just put your name and email below and you will automatically be entered!

Peace and Fangs,
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