We are so pleased to have Addison Fox as our guest today at TheRomance Dish. Addison is an ad woman by day and romance author by night. She writes the Sons of the Zodiac series, which is, in my humble opinion, fabulous! Check out my review of book 1, Warrior Ascended here, and my review of her latest, Warrior Avenged here, which is book 2 in the series. A lifelong reader, Addison is now sharing her love of the genre with her readers by continuing to write about her Sons of the Zodiac, immortal Warriors granted the powers of their astrological signs and charged with protecting humanity. I had the great pleasure to meet Addison in person at RWA in Orlando, and she is just as fabulous as her books. Please give her a warm welcome.
“Astrology. Warriors. Astrology. Warriors. Hmmm…I wonder if that would work?”
A common enough question asked of authors is “Where do you get your ideas?” And while I certainly can’t explain it, I do know that there is an electrifying moment when you do have an idea that you think will work. There’s this crazy little zing that shoots its way up your spine that sort of pulses with “Yes, that just might work.”
And then, after you think about it for a few minutes, it gets a little louder…a little clearer. “Yes. That will work.”
The Sons of the Zodiac series was like that for me. I wish I knew the impetus for the idea – I was sitting there watching TV not even thinking about plotting or books – and the idea just sort of exploded inside my brain. But one thing was certain – once the idea took hold it just wouldn’t let me go. I am really enjoying the development of this series - taking these larger-than-life warrior heroes, their very human personality traits and a mythical back story that’s formed their lives and turning them loose in my imagination. Of course, the real fun kicks in when they’re confronted with the only woman who can possibly fulfill them for the rest of eternity!
As a writer, I love that “story zing,” but as a reader, I love when I have that exact same experience. It’s that electrifying moment when I pick up a book and just know – from the first few paragraphs – that I’m not going to put this book down. Anything written by Nora Roberts or Jayne Ann Krentz promises that ride for me. And I love it when I find an author I’ve not read or a new series that just pulls me in. The ICE series by Anne Stuart was one of those finds. The IMMORTALS AFTER DARK series by Kresley Cole continues to be one of those series for me. The CHOSEN series by Christina Dodd is just fantastic. And my dear friend, Jo Davis, writes the FIREFIGHTERS OF STATION FIVE series and I love each and every one of those gorgeous firefighters!
A recent find I can’t stop talking about is JK Beck’s new series, the Shadow Keepers. The first book is WHEN BLOOD CALLS and I am engrossed, hook, line and sinker.
Since we’re dishing today, what series are some of your favorites? Which authors pull you in, over and over, with a continued promise of telling a good story or what new authors have you found that you just can’t stop talking about?
Before I end this post, I’d like to take a quick personal moment to thank Gannon for all of her support and encouragement. I officially became a published author earlier this year with the publication of WARRIOR ASCENDED and Gannon has been an incredible champion of my work. Thank you!!
I can’t wait to visit with everyone for the day and I’m excited to offer a fun giveaway to a lucky commenter. Today I’m giving away WARRIOR AVENGED, the second book in the Sons of the Zodiac series.