Interview with Debra Dunbar

I’ve got Debra Dunbar here with me today to answer a few questions about herself.  She’s an urban fantasy author who has published sixteen novels so far for two series- The Imp Series, which has 8 books currently, plus 3 stand-alone Imp World novels, and 2 books in a spin-off series. She also has The Templar Series which currently has 3 novels.

For today, we’ll focus on her latest release, Exodus, which is the newest novel in her Imp Series. At the end of this post, you’ll find more details about that and links to where you can pick it up.  There is also a giveaway opportunity, so you don’t want to miss that.

Now on to the interview!

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Do you have pets?  If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

I have two hellhounds…errr, Bloodhounds.  Bones and Buckwheat (the puppy). They’re not very helpful when it comes to writing due to the lack keyboarding skills. I’m trying to teach them to fetch coffee, but that doesn’t seem to be working out too well.

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If someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?

Can I walk? Because as any woman over the age of twelve can tell you, running naked involves an uncomfortable amount of jiggle.

Name a few of the TV shows you like to watch.

I don’t get to watch a lot of TV because of my writing schedule.  Well, that and the fact that I have two sons ages ten and seven. Most of my television tends to be Adventure Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or Scooby Doo re-runs.  I DVR Outlander, Walking Dead, and Supernatural but the few times I get the TV to myself, I tend to binge watch Criminal Minds.

What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for themself?

A backhoe. Or maybe a combine. I could run over zombies or bad-guys from the comfort of an air-conditioned cab with surround-sound stereo.  Because killing requires a background soundtrack, you know.

What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

That’s a tough one because I eat pretty much whatever I’m served with the caveat that I don’t want to know what it is beforehand.  Sometimes I don’t know what it was afterwards either.  Hmm, chicken hearts and gizzards when I was in Beijing? Escargot? Canned Chicken a la King?
No – probably guts from steamed Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs. They call it ‘mustard’ because it’s yellow.  And I’m not a fan. Love the crabs, hate the ‘mustard’.

Name a mystical creature you wish you could have as a pet.

A Pegasus.  I horseback ride, but I suck at it. I think I spend more time on the ground looking up at my pony than I do on his back.  Even with the risks inherent in falling from 1000 feet in the air as opposed to 6 feet up, I’d still go for it.  Maybe I could duct-tape myself to him?

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So glad you could stop by and visit today, Debra.  I’m sure you could walk, rather than run, down the street if you wanted.  Also, I’d love to have a pegasus as a pet, too!  It would make getting around during rush hour traffic a lot easier.


AUTHOR BIO

Headshot 5After majoring in English with a concentration in Medieval Literature and Folklore studies, Debra promptly sold out to the corporate world, occasionally writing marketing copy and op/ed articles for a local city paper. By day, she designs compensation programs, after dark she stuffs her nose into obscure mythology, and feverishly writes her novels.

Debra lives in a little house in the woods with her three sons, and a Noah’s ark of four legged family members. She drives a gigantic diesel SUV, couldn’t carry a tune if you duct taped it to her back, and enjoys an occasional cosmopolitan (heavy on the vodka). On a good day, she jogs and horseback rides, hopefully managing to keep the horse between herself and the ground. Her only known super power is ‘Identify Roadkill’.

You can visit here at:  http://debradunbar.com


GIVEAWAY

Debra Dunbar is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment below for your chance to win.  One random person will be selected on Tuesday, September 6th, and notified by email soon thereafter.


Exodus - Ebook SmallBOOK SUMMARY:

New to the Imp Series? Start with Book 1 – A Demon Bound – for FREE.

Exodus – The elves have a plan to save humanity…by enslaving them. And the angels are too busy to intervene.
Aaru is at war. The rebel angels are calling for Sam’s exclusion from the Ruling Council and her banishment to Hel. But Sam’s isn’t the only future at risk. If they’re defeated, Gregory and his brothers will face exile, losing everything they’ve spent billions of years to build.
The fate of heaven and earth is in the balance, and only an angel from Hel can save them both.


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Book sale and other updates

As most of you are aware, I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues lately.  I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for the outpouring of support you’ve given me.  It has meant a lot.  Though I try to respond to emails, private messages, and comments as best I can, it has been a bit much to keep up with so please forgive me if I haven’t responded.  I am hoping to get caught up soon.

Speaking of which, I apparently missed an email from Amazon alerting me that they were going to run Stalked by Flames as a Kindle Daily Deal today (February 2nd).  They usually let authors know about two weeks in advance, but if you read my last post you’re aware I wasn’t in the best place around that time and must have missed their message.  It was a fluke I noticed the price change this morning.  Anyway, it’s currently $1.99 on Amazon U.S. (today only) for anyone who hasn’t picked up their ebook copy yet.  This is the link:    http://www.amazon.com/Stalked-Flames-Dragons-Breath-Series-ebook/dp/B012O4NCSQ/

Also, an author friend of mine, Debra Dunbar, recently released a novel in an all-new series titled Dead Rising.  If you’ve read her imp books, it doesn’t have the same level of quirky humor that one does.  This new series is closer to how I write.  Months ago I had the chance to beta read some of the early chapters and really enjoyed the story.  The heroine is from a long line of Templars, which is new and different from the usual urban fantasy fare. There isn’t much romance in the first novel, but a hint of it is there with the promise of more to come.

Debra also has the second novel in the series up for pre-order and will be releasing it in mid-March.  If you enjoy it, you won’t have to wait long for the next installment (unlike my books *cough*).  Oh, and Dead Rising is in Kindle Unlimited so you can borrow or purchase it, whichever is easiest for you.  Just click on the cover below and it will take you to the book’s Amazon page.

Dead Rising book cover

As for Darkness Wanes, I’m slowly getting back into working on it.  I hope to give you a positive update soon on where that is at.  Thanks so much for your patience everyone.