Please give a warm welcome to author Dakota Brown
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a mountain girl. I live at altitude and I ride horses and take care of my hobby farm. I write reverse harem paranormal romance, though I have some sci fi in the works, too. I might even hit some epic fantasy in the future.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
I think the answer to that is yes, even though I didn’t actually know it was a thing I could do until the 6th grade. I didn’t realize authors were “real” people when I was younger, but creative writing was always my favorite subject. It’s been a long road, but totally worth it.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
Um, well, I’m writing about an 80’s obsessed exorcist who owns a pizza shop, so, I might also love the 80’s and pizza. I actually took some elements from a short story I wrote years ago but failed to sell, and turned it into my current novel.
What are you working on now?
As I said above, I’m working on a series called Pizza Shop Exorcist. Chris Price is a sassy exorcist who somehow ends up ‘consorting’ with the demons she would normally be sending back to hell. She’s also got a vampire and a half angel for good measure. And maybe even more as the series progresses.
Do you have any quirks while working?
I like to listen to music, but it has to be music I’m familiar with because I don’t want it to distract me, and new songs will. I can listen to the same music for years and it’s fine. If I’m adding new music, I have to listen to it while I’m not writing first.
Also, tea. All the tea.
What are your hopes for the future?
To keep writing full time. I’d like some big press contracts. Netflix maybe? LOL. The sky is the limit. My main goal though is to continue to make a living doing what I love, and putting out quality work that my readers love.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
It’s hard, but don’t give up. If you’re working with a publisher, make sure you’re completely comfortable with all of the elements of the contract. If you’re working solo, make sure you get a good editor. I’ve done both, and they both have their good points and bad.
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for reading my books and loving them.
Teaser for book two, Price of Exorcism.
“Were you going to tell me?” I said, voice rough.
“Yes, before we went to hell. Though I hadn’t figured out how I wanted to broach the subject. Most, except other demons, wouldn’t have been able to sense the binding, especially as readily as Azrael did. I should have known he would sense it. Azrael is exceptionally different, even by our standards.”
I let out a breath and tried to unclench my shoulders. Fuck.
“If you will let me, I will improve upon these protections later.”
“Why not now?” I managed to gasp out.
“Because right now,” he leaned closer. “I want to see if you taste as good as you smell.”
This time I did whimper. The hand holding the mirror trembled, and Ezra took the mirror from me before I dropped it. Then he traced both of his hands up my back, fingers burning across my skin. His lips touched my neck and I forgot how to breathe.