Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Eternal Press
Date of Publication: August 1, 2013
Cover Artist: Elena Dudina
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City.
Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.
Soon she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 12th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.
Now she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.
1. Where did you get the idea for the novel? I was inspired to write The Howling Heart after watching the movie Blood and Chocolate and the television series Wolf Lake. I also draw inspiration for most of my stories from attractive men I see on film, television, or the Web. They become my muses and help me when I plan the characterizations of my heroes. For Riley, the hero in this novel, I drew inspiration from British actor, Alex Pettyfer. I’ve always wanted to see him play a werewolf, so I imagined him playing Riley when I wrote the character.
2. Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title? I came up with the title, and it was my first choice.
3. Which came first, the title or the novel? Definitely the title.
4. Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you? The model on the cover of my first novel, A Rose to the Fallen, sent me pictures of himself holding the book. I never thought I’d meet him online or he’d hear about my book. It was just unbelievable for me.
5. What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read? I’m not currently reading anything, but the last book I read was Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris.
6. What was your first book that you ever wrote (very first one you wrote, not published)? The first book I wrote was self-published, but the first story I wrote as an adult was a Lord of the Rings fanfiction.
7. What is your writing process? When I write novels, I write an outline first. It consists of all the information about each character, their descriptions and relationships to one another. Then I write summaries of what I want to happen in each chapter. If there is specific dialogue that I want to remember, I will jot it down. As I write the story, I follow the outline and fill in the details and dialogue.
8. Who are your favorite authors of all time? Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and J.R. Ward
9. At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? I’ve never had a book signing, but if I did, I’d probably write a note for each person.
10. What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I write about romance, but I’ve never been in love.
11. How do you react to a bad review? In the past, sometimes I would respond, but now I just ignore them. It’s not worth the aggravation to get upset over a negative review, especially when I’m used to them now.
12. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? I didn’t celebrate, but I was proud of myself, because publishing a book was one of my goals in life.
About the Author:
April Bostic is a New Jersey-based romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled A Rose to the Fallen.
Her first short story, Right Here, Right Now, released in January 2012 is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled Eros, My Love, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled Love Addiction.
After five years, she released her second novel The Howling Heart, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods.
Find out more about April on her official website http://www.aprilbostic.com