Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm Elianne Adams, writer of sexy paranormal romance. If you like wolf, dragon, or phoenix shifters, you'll want to read my books. I have sixteen books out, and each one of them has some larger than life alphas who have enough of a soft side that they will make you melt.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The last story I published is called Burden. It's book four in my Dark Wolves series, and I'm really excited to have it out there.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don't know if I'd say I have "unusual" writing habits, but I do have some rituals that I tend to follow. For one thing, when I'm writing something particularly poignant, I like to listen to some music to get me in the right mood. I also usually have a red candle burning to the right side of my laptop. The creative color red just seems to get my muse working in the right direction.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
That's a good question. I have a few authors who have really played a part in molding me as an author. One of them is Annie Nicholas. She has some great first person point of view stories out there, and although I don't write in first person, her voice and story telling always sucks me right in. Another is Ellis Leigh. I just love all the action in her stories.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I'm knee deep in books five and six in my Dragon Blood Series. Keeping his Dragon will be released this spring, and the yet unnamed book six will be released late spring/early summer.
On top of those two stories, I'm plotting out the next Dark Wolves story, and working on book five in my Return to Avalore series, Taming the Gryphon. It's going to be a busy year!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Other than this amazing site, I like to use newsletter promotion, reaching readers who love paranormal romance as much as I do directly.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My best advice is not to give up. Writing isn't easy, and if anyone ever told you that it was, they were lying. If you keep at it, and keep writing, though, it will come.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best, and hardest advice to follow, is to write the next book. Of course, it's easy to get lost in the promotion aspect of writing, and it is necessary, but what readers want most is the next story, so get to it!
What are you reading now?
I'll be honest and tell you that I'm actually in between books right now. I'm clearing my mind for the stories that I'm writing. The last thing I want is to have someone else's story creeping into the one I'm writing, so I'm taking a break from reading–even though it kills me to do so.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As odd as it may seem since I am a paranormal romance lover, and enjoy writing paranormal romance, I'm seriously thinking of branching out into a different romance subgenre. I'm not sure where I'm going yet, but I'm leaning toward contemporary or maybe even sci-fi romance.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Is it really weird if I say that it's The Diary of Anne Frank? The reason I say that is because it's where I feel my love of reading originated. Until I read that in elementary school, I couldn't be bothered to pick up a book, much less finish it, but after that, all bets were off. I started reading, and I've never stopped.