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An Interview with Dany Sirene
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Dany, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Fire Play and what a hot tale it is! Where did you get the idea for this story of a sexy banished being and an innocent young man?
DS: Hi! I initially got the idea of a banished god from ancient mythology. I’ve loved reading myths and legends (Greek, Roman, Norse, you name it) since I was a child, and I was always intrigued by the idea of gods falling in love with humans. These are some fascinating creatures: they have flaws, weaknesses, and they stop at nothing to get what they want. Lau started as a secondary character in an urban fantasy story I was writing, but as I went along I realized he interested me more than the main story! So I started over and wrote about him.
HH: What can you tell us about Lau and why is he in trouble?
DS: Basically, in his backstory Lau was one of those arrogant gods we all know from ancient myths. He must always have whatever he wants, and humans are just toys to satisfy momentary urges. Then he went too far... I won’t tell the details because that would be a spoiler, hehe. But basically the other gods turned against him and cast him out, to live as one of the humans he used to despise.
HH: What can you tell us about Jesse and why he'll appeal to readers?
DS: I think he will remind many of us of ourselves at that age. He is very young and innocent, but he is already certain he knows everything there is to know about the world. Also, he’s quite prone to fall in love with bad boys. However, Lau, even in human form, might be more than he can handle.
HH: How did you create the world where their story takes place?
DS: That’s an easy one! Fire Play takes place in our world. A lot of it is set in the alternative club scene where Jesse and Lau meet. It was a lot of fun to write: outfits, music, places, characters…
HH: What sort of research was required to bring this story to life?
DS: Well, I read a lot, not just mythology. It all helped craft the backstory and the way gods and their powers work. Other than that… field research, the best kind! People-watching in the alternative/goth/punk scene is an endless source of inspiration.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
DS: Right now I’m working on another novella featuring gods in the modern world. It’s in the early editing stages but I’ll be posting excerpts and teasers as I go, on my blog: http://sirenesong.blogspot.ca/
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
DS: I wish I had a schedule! Basically whenever I have a minute, I’m at my laptop. That somehow adds up to a decent rate of words/day. Frankly, it mystifies even me. And I’m ashamed to say that I’ve written and/or edited during class more than a few times.
HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?
DS: A concept, premise or character will just pop up in my head out of nowhere and then I’m on a roll! It’s like I’m fueled by this burning passion that won’t leave me alone until the story is down on paper. Mind you, I don’t necessarily keep everything I write in such moments, but to me it’s a necessary part of the writing process.
HH: What's your favorite book so far in 2012?
DS: 2012 is still young! And already I have a few books that come to mind. Melanie Tushmore’s A Bar Tender Tale is a great story set in the alternative scene. I also loved Jaime Samms’ Better, and Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane.
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
DS: I’m looking forward to the release of my full-length BDSM romance in late spring! And of course, to finishing my current works in progress.
HH: Thank you!
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