Guest Interview: Julia Knight
I pleased to welcome a fellow Romance Diva, Julia Knight, as our guest today. Thanks for joining us at Fierce Romance!
Please tell our readers a little about Julia Knight:
Well, for starters I’m a Brit – born and raised in a sleepy little Sussex village, henc the apparent spelling mistakes in this interview. No matter how often I move away, I always end up coming back. I’m a big fantasy and historical fan too, to geek levels.
What would readers be surprised to know about you?
That I’m a biker chick maybe. I have all the leathers, and the tattoos.
We’ll have to compare tattoos someday! Tell us about your latest book(s)
The Viking’s Sacrifice is a historical about, well, Vikings! Here’s the blurb:
Viking raiders destroyed Wilda’s home. She witnessed the murder of her mother and would have been killed herself if it weren’t for the Viking boy Einar, who saved her from his ruthless brother. The blood and murder left Wilda cold and shorn of feeling.
Eight years later, the heathens return for Wilda. As a captive in the Viking village, she finds protection and silent comfort in the man who once gallantly saved her.
Einar has been cursed to silence by his brother. With the dark net of his brother’s power cast over their village, silence is a small price to pay for his family’s safety. But Einar is immediately drawn to Wilda, and the need to protect her from his brother awakens his Viking courage. Can Einar break his brother’s curse in time to save the village and the woman he loves?
This sounds great! I love the tagline on your website: Fantasy author. Excitement, adventure, and dollops of romance. What made you choose fantasy as a vehicle for your romance? And do you ever write in another subgenre?
Well, it kind of happened by accident – I thought I was writing fantasy but it turns out it was romance. I love the fact that the plot doesn’t have to be just about the romance; there’s a world to explore and other things going on too, other plots. I write historical too when the muse takes me. Again, it’s like exploring another world.
I love getting lost in another world when I'm reading. What are you currently working on?
Just finishing up edits of the second Pirates of Estovan books – fantasy pirates.
Mmm. Fantasy pirates sound very interesting. What do you wish you’d known before you became published?
Just how addictive this writing malarkey is. Now I can’t stop.
We wouldn't want you to stop! Most people think the life of a writer is glamorous. What’s the least glamorous thing you’ve done in the past week?
Heh, one of my ‘real’ jobs is as a bar maid (or ‘wenching’ as I prefer to call it lol). Gosh, so glamorous holding a bucket for a drunken someone to be sick into. Not.
So you're a real wench, huh? Well, you're also a "real" writer. What can we look forward from you in the future?
Well, the aforementioned second pirate book (as yet untitled, but due out in the summer) and perhaps some more pirates after that.
Where can our readers find out more about you and your stories?
My website, http://juliaknight.co.uk has all the details, or you can follow me on twitter @Knight_Julia.
I know I'll be checking you out :)Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
As I said above, I love fantasy and historical romances because there’s so much opportunity for external plot to complement the romance. If you read genre romance, which one’s your favourite and why?
The Viking's Sacrifice is available now from Carina and Amazon and all good e-book stores.