Interview: Aileen Erin (Alpha Erased) ~ #BookTour #YoungAdult

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Hello and Welcome All!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Aileen Erin author of Alpha Erased.

Hi Aileen, thank you for agreeing to this interview. 

Hi! Thank you so much for having me! <3 

For those readers not familiar with you, would you please tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Aileen, and I’m an author. But that’s probably pretty obvious. 😉

I write young adult paranormal and science fiction. My USA Today bestselling Alpha Girls series is about werewolves, witches, and fey, with a solid dose of romance. The final book in the series—Alpha Erased—is launching on May 12th!

If you could have dinner with any three authors (alive or dead, who would you choose and why?

I would love to have dinner with Anne Bishop. I found her Black Jewels trilogy (now she’s expanded it into a series) when it was first released. Her worlds and characters are so rich and real and amazingly different than anything I’ve ever seen before. I’d love to talk with her about her world building process and how she builds characters.

Talking to JRR Tolkien would be a dream come true for me. I would love to talk to him about his linguistics and world building. (I bet your sensing a theme here.) I’ve studied a lot about him but getting to talk to him directly and pick his brain would be fascinating. Obviously, it’s impossible, but maybe I’ll catch him on the flip side. 😉

I would really love to talk to Nora Roberts. I’ve been a long-time fan and heard her speak a number of times, and I always find her advice to be spot-on. She’s had such an amazing career, with well over 200 books in print now. She’s phenomenally prolific. I would love to talk to her about her career strategy, and how she’s manages to keep ideas fresh even after writing hundreds of novels.

What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?

I love to write anything emotional. I love character growth. That’s where the fun stuff is for me. I also love to write silly or cute interactions between characters. The kind that I know will make my readers smile. Those are the best.

What is it about the Young Adult genre that keeps you writing?

There are two key things that draws me to the Young Adult genre. I absolutely love the immediacy of the POV. YA readers want a very close first person point of view, and that’s my jam. They also like a lot of white space on the page, which makes for a quick and easier read. It also keeps readers engaged. It just really fits in with my writing style.

The Young Adult subject matter is also endlessly fascinating to me. I love character arcs, and that’s what YA is about. The main character has to find their purpose in life, overcome adversity, and find their true path in life. That coming of age story is filled with tensions, conflicts, and growth. As a writer, that gives me a lot of interesting stuff to work with.

What are you reading?

I’m currently re-reading a Nora Roberts book—Tribute—but I have the new Sarah J Maas book and new Anne Bishop books in my queue. When I’m world building and plotting, I tend to re-read books. I don’t like anything new distracting me from my job.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book, Alpha Erased?

Alpha Erased is the finale of the Alpha Girls series. It’s definitely not a stand-alone book, so if you haven’t read the other eight books in the series, definitely give those a read first. They’re all on sale through the end of May!

In Alpha Erased, Tessa gets kidnapped, and her mate, Dastien, has to find her. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions as Dastien searches for her but keeps hitting dead ends, but he won’t give up. Not when Tessa’s in danger.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

I really loved writing all the chapters from Dastien’s POV. He’s been in all the books since the beginning, but I’ve never gotten to really live inside his head. It was a nice way to wrap up the series.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I loved being back with Tessa and Dastien. It felt a little like going home. The series bounces around a little bit between POV characters, but Tessa and Dastien are the original couple that started the series. It felt like a great place to end the series. For now… 😉

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.

Thank you so much for having me! I had fun answering your questions. <3

 

Alpha Erased
by Aileen Erin
(Alpha Girls #9)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: May 12th 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Tessa—part witch, part werewolf, raised human and now the unofficial leader of a newly minted supernatural alliance—thinks nothing of her brother, Axel, texting her and Dastien to meet up. The location pin is in a weird spot, but maybe he found a magical anomaly? But when Tessa steps into the darkened warehouse, she doesn’t expect to see her brother laying in a pool of his own blood, smell the sulfuric scent of black magic, or feel the pain of her mate being shot full of silver.

Tessa has seconds to make a choice, but there’s only one thing she can do to save the two most important men in her life—sacrifice herself.

The last thing Dastien hears from Tessa is her plea—help Axel. Then their bond goes silent. He can’t hear her. He can’t feel her. And there’s no sign of the attackers who took her.

Dastien does everything he can to save Axel before calling his friends in a panic. It takes all of them to find Tessa, but when Dastien’s finally reunited with her, there’s no sign of recognition in her eyes.

No magic in her touch.

No wolf beneath the surface.

Everything that made Tessa who she was…has been erased.

Purchase: Amazon – B&N – iBooks – Kobo – Google Play

 

 

Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.

Author links:
http://inkmonster.net/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7190350.Aileen_Erin
https://www.facebook.com/inkmonster.net
https://twitter.com/aileen_erin

 


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$25 Amazon Gift Card
5 eCopies of Becoming Alpha
Pair Full Moon Earrings
3 Signed Copies of Alpha Erased

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sherry c5hSs
May 11, 2020 10:51 am

fabulous post. thanks for sharing your thoughts and congratulations
sherry @ fundinmental

Melliane
May 11, 2020 4:03 am

Thanks for the interview. I didn’t know about this one but I love the cover!

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