Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to fellow Champagne Author, Misa Buckley. Misa is the author of science fiction and fantasy romance and her newest novella Archangel will be released this Monday, January 6, 2014. I will be providing a free copy of Archangel to one lucky reader. Simply comment on this post for a chance to win. I will announce the winner at noon on the day of release.
Misa Buckley grew up watching Doctor Who and Star Trek and reading fantasies from Anne McCaffrey and David Eddings. So when she started writing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2007, it was science fiction that she wrote. She found writing a much-needed haven from the crazy of raising five children and a Land Rover-obsessed husband.
It took her a few years to take the step from writing to submitting, but she is now published through Decadent Publishing and Champagne Books, as well as self-publishing. Her books involve characters who experience adventure, romance and really hot sex on their way to a happily-ever-after.
Thank you for agreeing to do an interview for me. Please tell us about Archangel.
Thank you for having me, Ceci.
Archangel is a much-anticipated release, having been written back in April 2012. It’s a novella very close to my heart that brought about a few problems, namely me being very uncertain as to whether it was “good enough”. I finally submitted it to my editor but then had a meltdown of epic proportions and delayed publication by six months.
So what on Earth could such a troublesome story be about? Well, a man called Gabriel Kemp is struck in a hit-and-run and ends up getting a second chance… as an angel. Gabe isn’t what you’d call angelic. He’s a crook who’s not adverse to pulling a trigger. Or picking up girls in bars. And he’s not overly happy about having a mission from God, but heck, it beats being dead.
Gabe’s mission is to protect a young woman who’s having psychic visions of a serial killer. Of course, it’s not quite that simple, but that’d be telling. Spoilers, Sweetie.
Do you have other works in process?
I always have works in process! At the moment, I’m working on a series of science fiction shorts, also contracted to Champagne Books. Superheroes instead of angels, though more Misfits than Superman.
What draws you to your genre?
I’ve been a science fiction fan since I was about three years old. I grew up watching Doctor Who, Star Trek, and the Shuttle launches. I love the possibilities of science fiction and the adventure of space travel. So writing science fiction was very much the natural choice.
Did you have input into the cover art? If so did it turn out as you had hoped?
Champagne have a cover art form, so do try and capture the author’s vision. I had something a bit different in mind, but I do like the cover and they know what sells.
I find typical interview questions can be repetitive after a while so the questions that follow while not typical, are intended to be fun. If you could instantly transport yourself to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
Los Angeles. I visited back in 2009 and would love to go back, this time taking in the sights.
If you could have been the author of any single book already written, which one would it be?
I have serious plot envy over L.A. Witt’s STATIC. It’s just the best premise, and I wish I’d come up with it.
If you could host a dinner party with any four famous people (living or dead) who would they be?
Definitely Cliff Simon. Then Tom Hiddleston because he has the moves. Matt Smith because every good dinner party needs a Doctor. And finally girl-crush Jaime Murray to even things out.
Note from Ceci – I didn’t know who these people were so I looked them up. Now that I have seen all of these lovely actors and their lists of credits, I am inviting a fifth person to the dinner. Me. 😉
If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would do?
Buy a house with a library and a very large garden.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment, personally or professionally?
To date, getting up on stage at the Andromeda One convention and actually talking to the audience. I’m usually not very good at that.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
In a house with a library and a very large garden? I’d like to have published at least one novel and perhaps have an agent.
Is there anything you would like your readers to know about you?
I can be stalked on Twitter @MisaBuckley or at my website http://www.misabuckley.com
Small time crook Gabriel Kemp is just trying to make a living when a hit-and-run leaves him for dead. Waking up in hospital to an angel at his bedside gives him a second chance, but one that comes with a condition.
Fleeing San Francisco doesn’t mean he can evade the deal either – he still manages to meet Abigail Harris, the woman he’s promised to protect. He might not believe in the psychic visions she claims to have, but he knows if there’s even a chance she can identify the serial killer terrorizing down-town L.A. then she’s in danger.
The only way to keep Abby safe is to find and stop the killer. If that means taking on the devil determined to turn the City of Angels into the City of Hell on Earth, then so be it.
Archangel will be released on Monday and will be available at Amazon and Champagne Books. For an opportunity to win a free electronic copy, leave a comment. A winner will be selected at noon on Monday.