The hardest part I think is that we put our soul out there for everyone to see. It’s not easy to spend so much time with a project and then hand it over to the world to judge. It’s scary and it takes balls (excuse my use of words) to do it. So big ups to all the authors out there.
2. Can you give us a short synopsis of The Guicai Talisman?
I would call that a blurb. LOL. Honestly, my editor did a great job at it and I think it’s a wonderful representation of the story. So I’ll add the series blurb:
I’m tall, proud and sometimes wild. Meek and mild have never been words to describe me. Since I was a young girl I knew I was different. Even when I pretended to be normal and ordinary, different resonated within my bones.
The wind whispered past my ears, birds sang melodies just for me, flowers bloomed in my presence and animals told me secrets.
What I am exactly, or even what paranormal house I belong to, is a mystery to me, but one thing I do know for certain is that I’ll never lead an ordinary life.
Why is that, you ask? With a media-hungry Vampire as a best friend, a demi-god ex-boyfriend who keeps forgetting we aren’t dating anymore, and a drop dead gorgeous Vampire I can’t stop thinking about, I can almost guarantee chaos is in my cards.
My name is Babylonia Delilah Jones and I am a private instigator for the paranormal world, better known as the Undercity.
3. What inspired you to write this book?
Babylonia Jones wouldn’t leave me alone until after I wrote her story. Like every strong character she hounded me day and night, literally. It felt so good to get the first story, The Guicai Talisman done, that I immediately completed the other three. I also have the next two stories begging to be told. As an author there’s nothing better than having a story that wants to be told. I don’t have to work hard on Babylonia. She just flows naturally.
4. How many hours per day do you spend writing?
Not enough! I have a regular full-time job so that hinders me a lot. I usually spend about 21 hours a week on writing. This all depends on how tired I am after work and how many hours I can get in during the weekend.
5. Name your top five favorite books.
So caught off guard by this question since I have so many. I’d actually spend too long pondering this question. How does a lifetime reader pick out 5 favorite? Impossible. I’ll add my favorite authors instead, much easier. In no particular order, just by memory).
- Joey W. Hill
- Dean Koontz
- Kresley Cole
- Gina Showalter
- Patricia Briggs
6. What are you working on now?
I’ve completed 4 of The Undercity Chronicles of Babylonia Jones, P.I. that are all slated to release this year. Babylonia Jones’ story doesn’t end here, there are so many stories to tell. In a few months I’ll begin writing books five and six. I also plan to write books four and five for the Dark Wolf Enterprises story, the last for my YA Cimmerian Moon series and maybe, just maybe I’ll get out another sci-fi story (fingers crossed).
Title: The Underground Chronicles of Babylonia Jones, PI: The Guicai Talisman
Author: A.M. Griffin
Genre: Urban Fantasy
What does a woman have to do to prove she belongs in the Undercity? Sure, I’m unclassed and only half paranormal, but that doesn’t mean I can’t solve cases. Since the established PI’s won’t acknowledge my right to a territory, I’m taking jobs from whoever will hire me, doing what I do best…proving myself to be a bad-ass problem solver. Which is how I find myself breaking into Zaid’s house, looking for a talisman my witch client says the very powerful vampire stole.
Now, I can make flowers grow, hear the wind’s whispers and talk to animals, but I don’t have the gift of seeing the future. If I did, I’d have known not to take this case. Because no matter the outcome, nothing good can come from messing with the Guicai Talisman, or it’s far too gorgeous guardian.
Cover art provided by Erik Reeves http://facebook.com/Erikreevesar
The Lycan Job
Being hired by the Alpha of the Lycan pack to solve the mystery of his son’s death could make my name as a PI in the Undercity—if it doesn’t get me killed first. Not only am I looking for a perp who obviously won’t hesitate to commit murder, but even before I get working on the problem I’m being threatened. That’s not going to stop me though. Neither is interference from Zaid, the hot Vampire who keeps popping up at the most inopportune times.
Yet this turns out to be anything but a straightforward case. I’m learning more about the workings of the Undercity than ever before, and what I’m finding out is pretty ugly. It’s making me question everything I thought I knew about the Houses, and what I’m missing by not being claimed by my father. But that may well be a question I won’t get a chance to ponder, because even tapping into every ability I possess might not be enough to help me survive the Lycan Job.
A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.
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