Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Adrian Phoenix Q&A and Etched in Bone Giveaway

Hi, everybody! I had the pleasure to interview Adrian Phoenix, the author of the Maker's Song series and the Black Dust Mambo series:

Tell us a quick synopsis about Etched in Bone.

Adrian: You bet! Determined to face the Fallen and the world on his own terms, Dante hopes to piece together his shattered past and claim his future, with FBI agent Heather Wallace at his side. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy, one who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer . . .

Son of a fallen angel. Forged in vampire’s blood. Sworn to a mortal woman. If Dante falls, the world falls with him. Three legacies etched in bone. One passion sworn in blood.

What did you like most about writing EiB?
Adrian: With each book in the series, I love exploring Dante’s world, his relationships with those closest to him—especially his deepening relationship with Heather, and plumbing his dark and savage past. I think one of my favorite scenes was the first love scene in the book between Heather and Dante in that it showed the downside of having a nightkind lover. LOL.

How many books will there be in the Maker's Song series?
Adrian: I don’t have a set number planned. This is a complex world full of intriguing and fun characters and I hope to continue with it for a long time.

The covers are beautiful! Were there any other kind of covers in talk for the series or Etched in Bone?
Adrian: The covers are beautiful! The artist, Craig White, does an amazing job! My editor at Pocket always asks for my input on the covers—which I appreciate very much—but ultimately, the final decision on the covers goes to the publisher.

What other projects do you have going on?
Adrian: The second book in my Hoodoo series, Black Heart Loa, will be released the end of June and I’m currently working on book five of The Maker’s Song, On Midnight Wings. I’m also mulling over some new projects as well, now that I’m finally writing fulltime.

Summer's coming up soon! Do you have anything planned?
Adrian: Y’know, I really don’t at the moment. I’d like to get over to the coast and visit friends and I have a close friend in British Columbia I’d love to go visit too. Maybe that’s what I’ll do! (Besides write, that is. LOL.)

What are some things we can look forward to in Etched in Bone?
Adrian: Here’s a sneak peak at the first two chapters:

What is the Black Dust Mambo series about?
Adrian: Black Dust Mambo is the first book in the Hoodoo series and it’s about a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice named Kallie Rivière down in the Louisiana bayous. It’s full of magic and mystery and hard-bodied nomads. It’s a bit lighter than The Maker’s Song and more humorous, but has some very dark moment as well. One of my favorite scenes is the wet boxers contest at the May Madness Carnival (for magic users) and the men participating in it. That scene was a blast to write!

I saw that you have spells on your site. Do you have a favorite?
Adrian: I imagined that Kallie and her hoodoo aunt were the ones that page belongs to, so I know Kallie’s would be any of the love potions, but she’s used a very handy “shrivel package” trick (spell) on men who just didn’t understand the words: “Ain’t interested.”

What can fans look forward to seeing from you soon?
Adrian: Black Heart Loa comes out the end of June, then On Midnight Wings will follow, but I don’t have a publication date for that one yet. I’m hoping for late December.

Thanks so much for having me! It’s always a pleasure to hang out with you here.

I can also be found on:
Facebook Fan Page:!/pages/Adrian-Phoenix/55403659403
Pocket After Dark:

Would you like a signed copy of Etched in Bone for free? Well, here's your chance! Adrian is thankfully letting us give away a signed copy of EiB to you guys AND a signed copy of a book of you choice by Adrian! All you have to do is comment on this post! The giveaway will last until Friday, March 4 @ 5:00PM EST. Just put your name and email below and you will automatically be entered!

Peace and Fangs,


  1. Love Adrian's books!

    Jessica Hansen

  2. Sandra Marceau

  3. Would love to win.
    michelle grayce

  4. I would love to win this on my B-day (4th).
    Kathy Walls
    Love the books Adrian!! Keep 'em coming.

  5. I like the way Adrian reveals Dante's past and the complex venue that expands as he puts his life together to protect himself and those he loves. More. More. More.

  6. Love the Maker's Song series.

    Elizabeth Gray

  7. Keep them coming. Love them all.

  8. Sandra and Michelle,
    Thanks so much for dropping by!

  9. Kathy,
    Thanks so much and early happy birthday wishes! I'll see you in Club Hell!

  10. Judy,
    Thanks so much! And more is coming! I really appreciate your support - you've been AWESOME!

  11. Elizabeth,
    Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your support too!

  12. LilFrig,
    Great to see you again! Thanks so much!

  13. Count me in please.

  14. Thanks for joining us, Kulsuma!

  15. Any character named Heather is just awesome. :)


  16. Great post, Adrian. Love the idea of a "shrivel package" spell, lol.

    Thanks tons for the giveaway.

    cathy m
    caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  17. adrian, what else can i say but you totally rock and we love the world you've created and allowed us to peek in to!

    *sends down a B-52 coffee* here's to you!

  18. Heatwave16 (Heather):
    Heather would agree with you. ;) Thanks for dropping by!

  19. Glad you enjoyed the post, Cathy! Yes, Kallie has used that spell. LOL! Thanks so much for your continued support!

  20. Ah! Conn, the B-52 coffee hit the spot! Thanks so much for everything! And thanks so much for picking up the books in the first place! I owe all of you big hugs and B-52 coffees!

  21. love your books Adrian, but the cliff hanger is killing me :)

  22. Another fab-u-lous interview Adrian :-)

    Stephanie G

    Paranormal Haven

  23. Thanks, Denna! I'm hoping for a pub date of December so you don't have to wait so long!

  24. I love your books and have been waiting FOREVER for this one to come out! Thank you so much for the giveaway! Yours, Cindy Bailey @

  25. kara-karina

  26. Thanks so much, Cindy! I appreciate your support!

  27. Hey kara-karina!
    Wonderful to see you again!!

  28. (hmmm. i lost my comment - i'll try to recreate!)

    “shrivel package” eh??? Good to hear Kallie is putting her knowldge to good use! Another great interview Adrian.

  29. Thanks so much, Serena! Glad you enjoyed it. All Kallie has to do now is just mention that little trick and the guys become so much more respectful. LOL.

    Thanks for dropping by! I'll see you in Hell. ;)

  30. Linda FitzpatrickMarch 3, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Omg how bloody awesome!! :)
    Thank you for taking this ride with you...

  31. Thanks for dropping by, Linda!

  32. I'm a big fan of your creative mind Adrian. I hope that there will be a lot more of Dante and Heather.

  33. I'm following Adrian Around :) because i want to win this Book ! please..please..:)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  34. I am a huge fan of this series!

    Chandni Navani,

  35. Huge fan!




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Template: Blog Designs by Sheila | Artwork: Resources Graphics