Today’s guest is the wonderful Pamela Labud!
Please tell us about your books.
The books I currently have available include two Regency set paranormal romances, published under the Zebra Historical Debut authors line. The first one Spirited Away was a 2006 double RITA finalist, and both that book and the second one, If You Could Read My Mind garnered 4 stars from Romantic Times reviewers.
In addition, I have three straight historical novels out with Wings ePress, available both in print or download form. Two are Historical Westerns, The Hanging Bride, and Strong Arms To Hold Me, and the third is a Regency set historical, The Mad Earl.
Currently I’m working on several other books, one which is closed to being finished, although I don’t yet have a publisher. Grave Danger, my Urban Fantasy novel, is a ‘post apocalyptic zombie killing love story.
Also, I’ve got three more Regency Paranormals in the works. The Devil To Pay, about a fallen angel who is trying to earn his way out of Hell by seducing an innocent young woman to take his place, and its companion book, My Fair Demon, which is about a demon torturer who, as punishment, must outsmart a savvy businesswoman who is bent on redeeming London’s infamous rakes and save their souls from damnation.
I also have a stand alone story tentatively titled: The Laird, about an English Regency nobleman kidnapped by a 12th century Scottish ghost who is forced to be hand-fasted to the daughter of a Laird so she can claim her inheritance.
In addition to these I also am working on another set of Regency set fantasy paranormal novels about a race of people descended from wolves who have been enslaved by the English nobility.
Those all sound great! What inspired the stories?
I have been a long time lover of history and the paranormal so I believe I was destined to write in these genre’s. Also, I grew up reading tons of Science Fiction and Fantasy, so Urban Fantasy is a great place for me to explore my imagination as well.
Which of your heroes is your favorite?
My absolute favorite hero from my published books, (although I truly love them all!) has to be my ghost from Spirited Away, William. He’s strong willed and likes to be in control, but he’d die a thousand deaths to save the woman he loves.
At the moment my favorite is from my Urban Fantasy, Grave Danger, Maverick Dunne. She’s smart and sarcastic and isn’t afraid to go in with guns blazing when she’s protecting the people she loves and generally saving the world.
Which of your characters would you like to switch places with? For how long?
This is a tough question because they all are interesting people. Probably Maverick again.
What would you do?
I’m not sure. Probably what she does in the book, although she’s a lot braver than I am, lol.
What is your favorite part of being a writer?
Getting lost in the stories. It’s as much a journey of discovery for me as it is the readers.
Um, revisions. I love writing the first draft!
Is there anything you would like to write, but haven’t? For example, any other genre you’d like to try?
Right now, I’m having a blast writing the Urban fantasy, although the Regency period and old American West really fascinate me.
Who has inspired you as a writer?
Ray Bradbury and Diana Gabaldon are the two authors I love the most.
What would you like to tell aspiring writers?
Don’t give up. The only thing that is sure in this business is your ability to keep writing and dreaming. If you quit, they win.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Driven, determined, and hardworking.
If you could save one book from destruction, what would it be?
Probably, though I love them all, Spirited Away. It was my first ‘break out’ book, and I had such a great time writing it.
What is next for you?
Keep writing. I’m in between publishers at the moment, so finding the right place for my work is the biggest job I have besides the actual writing.
Is there anything you’d like to ask readers?
What is their favorite book of all time and why?
Thank you so much for that great interview Pam!
Best of luck in all that you do!
So readers, what is your favorite book of all time and why?
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