Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Interview with Cindy Paterson for her Blog Tour of Jump

As you've probably figured out by reading my review,I loved her book Jump (The Senses #1) and I am so glad that I did the interview with Cindy..So,let's not waste any time and let's get to know her!

Welcome to my world,Cindy!

Hey Mia, thank you for having me on your blog today.

Jump is the Senses #1 book. Was Jump always meant to be the first book in a series or did you initially considered it as stand-alone maybe?

JUMP was always meant to be the first book in a series. I had three books planned right from the start. I think because I was so invested in every character that I wanted each of them to have their own story.  

How did you come up with the idea of series? How did this Senses Journey begin?

I used to carry a note pad with me (now it’s my iphone) and jot down ideas throughout the day. So, I was constantly trying to think of new ideas that hadn’t been done before. In the paranormal genre many ideas are exhausted, so this took me a while. But since my life revolves around animals, my mind started whirling about their senses and how much more they’re heightened than humans. How animals have this incredible intuition. Dogs can sense a seizure before the person even has one. A bloodhound can track shed skin cells. My horses know how I’m feeling better than I do. Their instinct is what keeps them alive in the wild…it’s ingrained in them. So, the Senses were born and from there. I started digging for a history that was based on something that actually happened. The witches of Zugarramurdi fit perfectly and everything snowballed from there.

Writing your first book must have been quite a «bumpy ride», I imagine. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The hardest part of writing is marketing. I find nothing really hard about the actual writing. I love every aspect of it. The first page to the last page and even the editing. The entire journey of writing a book is magical to me. I feel so fortunate to have found my passion in life and get to do it every day.

Until now, you’ve preferred writing in the Paranormal Romance Genre. Is that something you’re planning to change?

Originally, I wrote historical romance. Can you believe it? They were my first taste of the romance genre and maybe one day I’ll have them edited and published…hmmm or not. I love paranormal, a little more freedom with what can happen, but I write what comes to me and right now it’s an erotic romance that has a splash of dark, okay a waterfall of dark. I never thought I’d write in this genre, but the characters came to me and I didn’t even know it would be erotic or dark, until I started writing the story. It will be released (fingers crossed) in November. It’s a rock star series and I even have planned a spin-off from it that I’m really excited about. Okay, I’m excited about everything that has to do with writing, lol.

What genre do you prefer reading? Or, are you a total bookworm (like me) who doesn’t have a preference?

Can I say semi-bookworm? Because I’ll read anything with romance.

Are you reading any book right now? If not, what was the last book you read?

Oh I was reading a book from an author friend of mine, which isn’t published yet, but wow it was outstanding. And now I’m just about to delve into “The Opportunist” by Tarryn Fisher. I heard wonderful things about this author!
Tarryn is indeed wonderful!

Besides reading and writing, what are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I have two horses, brother and sister, both Andalusion’s and they are my sweeties. I had their mother for eighteen years and watched them being born, so they’re part of the family. I’m a huge fan of natural horsemanship, so I’m constantly trying to study and improve my relationship and bond with my horses. They bring the calm into my life, taught me patience and bring so much laughter. Horses never lie…they’re real, I adore that about them. 

Tell us some fun facts about you, your life or/and your book.

I’m terrified of flying. I mean completely petrified. I had to go to the hospital before one flight because I was so stressed out my jaw locked shut. I still fly, as I never want it to stop me from enjoying life, but damn it sucks. Anyone have any hints on how to get over this?

Well I actually love flying..Every aspect of it..So I don't know if it's a hint or not, but during every take off,I'm always thinking of the endless possibilities life has to offer,of how big the world is and how many things there are out there that I have yet to see...Flying is just so dreamy to me..Hope I helped..

The female characters in the Senses series all have a little bit of me in them. Danielle, Rayne, Delara, Abby and Anstice. I’ll let the readers decide which parts. Okay, I’ll give you one. Danielle and the mini cooper, yep that’s me. And yes, I’m yelling at the discourteous drivers who pull over wherever they want, thinking hazard lights means it’s okay. (lol I don't drive but I still yell at reckless drivers oops! )

On your Goodreads profile, you mention you live with a menagerie of pets that keep you on your toes. I don’t have any pets unfortunately, so what I do is bug the others who have. So, do you want to tell us about those amazing pets of yours?

Ummm, well I’m animal crazy. Working at the veterinary hospital is amazing, except you want to take the unwanted one’s home. And *cough* I have.
So, 2 horses, a Newfoundland, a Yorkie, a sphinx cat, a Persian, a crazy cat Dobbie found as a 2 week old in the garbage, and then there is Bucket, my red-footed Tortoise. ( holy moly!) The Yorkie and the cats are rescues. But Mia, you know what’s so sweet? They all love one another. It’s pretty amazing when you capture special moments. Just the other day, the Yorkie was sleeping (snoring like crazy), and Dobbie the cat comes over, plunks down beside her, wraps his paw around her neck and starts cleaning her ear. Then the Tortoise ambles up, works his way in there and falls asleep (well not sure how to tell if he’s sleeping or not). Priceless.

 Do you have anything planned for the future? A trip maybe..Or, an idea of a new book..Or, more pets..

OMG, no more pets.
I’m going to Las Vegas soon with my bestie for a few days. I’ve never been, so I can’t wait. I’m not into gambling, but we’re going to see Elton John which wow…it’s Elton John. ( my mum is a huge fan,she's actually really jealous of you right now!)
Working on “Take” the next in the Senses series. The title is so perfect and many thanks to Michelle who named my book from a contest I had on Facebook a couple weeks ago.
Who knows, maybe I’ll find a great story in Las Vegas, I mean what happens in Vegas doesn’t always have to stay in Vegas, does it?  (hell no)

Mia, great questions. So much fun chatting with you. Thank you again for having me on your blog.
It was so much fun talking to you..I'm really glad this happened!The pleasure was all mine,Cindy..

And that is the incredible Cindy Paterson,the animal-crazy / terrified of flying / talented author of The Senses Series..
Thank you for the interview and for having me in your Blog Tour!

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1 comment:

  1. I love this series. I have read books 1-3. I have been trying to get books 4 and 5 but having a lot of trouble finding them. any help with this.


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