I'm thrilled to have Maer Wilson as my guest today, talking about her new book RELICS and what inspires her. Her book was just released on May 1st by Crescent Moon Press - and I will post my review of the book tomorrow (fyi, LOVED it!)
So, welcome, Maer! Tell us a little bit about yourself, and about what kind of books you like to read and write.
First let me thank you for letting me visit, Katie. I’m a former stage actor and now I pass on what I know by teaching college. I live in the Southern Nevada desert with my two dogs.
I read Fantasy, Sci Fi, Horror, Mysteries and I write Urban Fantasy.
What's your favorite part of being an author?
I love getting to play in the worlds I make up. Exploring all the potential stories in those worlds is more fun than I ever could have imagined.
What’s your approach to writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?
I go with the flow. I have a general idea where I’m going to end up, but the process of getting there sometimes takes me completely by surprise. More than once I’ve been writing and think, “Wow, I didn’t know that!” It’s funny, but exciting at the same time.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Immortality because there is just so much I would love to do and experience that one lifetime just doesn’t seem enough.
Tell us about your new release, RELICS
Relics is an Urban Fantasy that takes place in San Francisco and follows the exploits of husband and wife detectives, Thulu and La Fi. The couple’s clients are usually dead, which is fine with them since they work only with the supernatural. But their simple job to find lost relics for an ancient daemon turns into a grand adventure when the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, confirming that humans are definitely not alone.
Okay, if you’re casting the movie of your book, who would play the main characters?
La F - Jennifer Lawrence
Thulu - Chris Hemsworth
Jones - Shemar Moore
Reo - Chace Crawford
Nana Fae - Meryl Streep
Where can readers find your books and where can you be found on the web?
Maer’s Website: http://maerwilson.com/
Maer’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maer-Wilson-Author/149085628472833
Maer’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaerWilson
Relics at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17767013-relics
Relics at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/relics-maer-wilson/1115158495?ean=9781939173317
Relics - The Book Trailer link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un2PHs5oGwg
Thanks again for letting me stop by!
Thanks, Maer, for chatting with me today! I really enjoyed your book and look forward to reading more adventures from the Thulukan Agency!
Most of Thulu and La Fi's clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. So, a job finding relics for an ancient daemon should be simple.The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.Stunning humanity with their existence, portals to other worlds begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth.When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi's search becomes personal. The couple will need powerful allies in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that's what grateful dead, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.
When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they're nothing like your mother's fairy tales.
Praise for Relics
"'Relics' is a powerful read which will challenge long-held perceptions of good vs. evil and Light vs. Dark well after the book is finished." Diane M. Haynes, author of Rift Healer, YA finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
“In Relics, author Maer Wilson takes everything you think you know about the creatures of the fantasy world and twists it around to create a unique and engaging story.” Constance Philips, author of Resurrecting Harry and Fairyproof.
“The perfect paranormal detective, Wilson’s unique and suspenseful tale pulls you in and doesn’t let go.” Jean Murray, author of Soul Awakened and Soul Reborn.