Please join me in welcoming fellow Toronto Romance Writer, Storm Grant.
Storm’s latest M/M book, LOST BOYS 2.0 releases today.
Welcome Storm, please tell us a bit about yourself.
My tweetable bio with two, two, two personalities in one: Storm Grant pens long and short tales. Her work spans genders and genres, offering good guys and bad puns. Her alter ego, Gina X. Grant, writes funny urban fantasy. (I’ll give a little plug here for Gina’s Reaper series. Go Dante!)
Tell us a bit about your current release….or in your case, releases.
I brought out a book-a-week during September, and a new one in November. The first one was SHIFT HAPPENS. It was originally written as a standalone, but so many people asked for more books in the B.O.O. universe that I decided to carry on with the series. B.O.O. stands for Borderless Observers Org. which is an internationally sanctioned group of paranormal investigators. They show up wherever they’re needed to solve problems of the supernatural sort.
Book 2 of the B.O.O. series releases at the end of November. It’s called LOST BOYS 2.0 and features Peter Pan as the love interest. You can read more about it, here . You do not need to have read SHIFT HAPPENS to enjoy LOST BOYS 2.0.
I thought I was writing humor until USA Today gave it 5 stars, calling it “a mash-up of a detective novel, horror story and modern-day romance.” Huh. (Read the full review here. Did I mention 5 stars?) (Did you say 5 stars? Congratulations.)
And just yesterday I finished the very rough first draft of MYSTERICAL, Tales of B.O.O. #3. I’ve already got the cover. Don’t they look great together? (Yes, yes they do.)
How about a little personal info, such as…Do you have a process for coming up with character names and book titles?
I believe character names need to be evocative—not just “strong names for a strong character” but to actually mean something. Some of my character names are puns: The hero of the Reaper trilogy is named Kirsty d’Arc. (For ‘tis better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the dark.) She’s a feisty gal who makes lemonade out of life, or in her case, premature death. In my as-yet-unfinished novel, FIENDS (it has a better title, but I’m not sharing yet!), there’s a succubus named Randi. Er, um. (hee, hee, hee)
At risk of sounding immodest, I’m good at book titles. I’m known as “Title Queen” among my writerly pals and responsible for quite a few. But in the interest of full disclosure, it was my friend Bonnie Staring who came up with LOST BOYS 2.0. I’d originally titled it Black Market Shadows. (Yes, kudos to you. I changed one of my WIP, and love the title you suggested.)
I’ve mashed my two writing personas into one. You can find Storm Grant and Gina X. Grant all over the web, from Facebook to Goodreads. Here’s two: Website / Twitter
And of course… Click here to be notified when my next book is out!
(Note: Storm provided her Facebook too, but I could not get the link to work. She does exist on facebook, and you can search for her there.)
Thank you, Charlotte, for having me on your blog. And thanks to anyone who got this far, for reading!
Thanks for coming Storm/Gina. Best of luck with your B.O.O.ks