Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Talking on Corners with Devika Fernando (A Book Club Blog Tour Interview)

She is talented. She is sweet. And she writes faster than I do. Presenting Devika Fernando, in quick, candid conversation with Writer Gal as she opens up about the things that matter to her writing and her latest novel "Playing With Fire", a novel that adds romance to the supernatural! Thanks Book Club for letting us hang out.

Enjoy, y'all
Writer Gal

Thanks for having me, Aarti! You're welcome, Devika. It's lovely to have you here.

1. Who is your favorite author?
Ugh, you started with the most difficult question! *lol* It’s impossible to decide, so here’s a list (which only has a few of them): Anne Rice, Michael Ondaatje, Jane Austen, Arundhati Roy, Terry Pratchett

2. Name one book you REALLY do not like.
You aren’t one for easy questions, are you? ;-) I generally read all genres and like almost all books. There are a few free downloads from Amazon that I really regret reading because they don’t deserve being called books. Apart from that, I can’t bring myself to like “Wuthering Heights”.

3. What is the curse word you use most often when writing?

4. What instrument do you use to write? 
My computer. Strangely enough, all novels start out as a handwritten note, but once I’m past the idea stage, I type everything on the keyboard.

5. What part of day (or night) do your creative juices flow most?
There’s no specific time. But early mornings and late evenings are the times when they don’t flow.

6. What inspires you to write?
Everything and everyone, really. And I react very powerfully to visual prompts like a great photo or fantasy art.

7. Imitate-Kill-Date: Three authors from your genre.
This is cool, haven’t had to do that before! Imitate: Nora Roberts. Kill: E.L. James. Date: Hm, I don’t know many male romance writers… Nicholas Sparks maybe? Though I’m sure I’d rather date a character than an author. ;-)

8. Which character from your book or any other would you go out on a romantic date with?
Can I choose the Vampire Lestat or any other of the vampires in Anne Rice’s books? Come to think of it, Sam from “Face the Fire” by Nora Roberts is just perfect too!

9. When you're not writing you are…
Thinking about writing. *lol* Or most probably reading.

10. If you woke up tomorrow as JK Rowling you would...
Write a sequel to the Harry Potter novels…or maybe a prequel, that would be more interesting.

Any last thoughts to your fans and readers?
Just a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Playing With Fire
Devika Fernando

The Blurb
 If you’re playing with fire, prepare to get burned – or to fall in love.

Sparks fly when Felicia and Joshua meet. Discovering her inner fire and unleashing unimaginable powers makes her realize that all her life, she has been hiding her true self. When buildings burn and people are in danger, the tempting game of playing with fire becomes serious. Will their love and desperate struggle for control save her life, or will the fire magic turn itself against its mistress?

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Meet the Author

Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds – something that influences her writing. Her trademark are sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, she works as a self-employed German web content writer, as a translator, and as a faithful servant to all the cats, dogs, fish and birds in her home. What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or thinking about writing.

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This Tour is Hosted by 

Aarti V Raman aka Writer Gal.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Devika, nice to meet you here! Damn, but I haven't read most of your fav authors - time to remedy that!