HP Mallory - A Fairy Who is Not a Tinkerbell Type
H.P. Mallory is an avid reader and writer of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She is passionate about anything that goes bump in the night and likes to think of her writing as a blend of suspense, horror, romance and humor with a sprinkle of fantasy to tie everything together. As our Author of the Day, Mallory tells us all about her latest book, To Kill a Warlock.
Please give us a short introduction to what To Kill A Warlock is about.
To Kill A Warlock is the first book in my 10 books series!
It centers around the kick-butt character of Dulcie O'Neil. Dulcie's a fairy but she's not a Tinkerbell type. Instead, she's what's called a Regulator which is a cop,of sorts. Dulcie's job is to keep tabs on the creatures of the Netherworld to make sure they aren't wreaking havoc in the mortal world. But, when a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she's suddenly worried she might be considered a suspect.
Enter Knight Vander, an investigator sent from the Netherworld. He's been tasked with working the case with Dulcie. Knight is what's called a Loki and was created by Hades, in Hades' own image which means he's all rugged man--built, tall and as alpha as they come. Sure, Knight's the sexiest guy Dulcie has ever seen but he's also arrogant, bossy and irritating. And, okay, just a little bit charming.
As the body count continues to rise, Dulcie finds herself having to deal with a sadistic demon while also negotiating with the super powerful vampire, Bram. Bram's one of those people who walks the line between law-abiding and not. He's British, sexy and always up to no good. It's also no secret that Bram lusts after Dulcie and he's probably as irritating as Knight.
Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch...
There's also a book trailer video which I just had created and can be found here: https://youtu.be/JDCT2FKwxmQ
Why did you decide to write this book in first person?
I write all of my books in first person because it's the narrative voice in which I'm most comfortable writing. I think you can really get to know a character so much better when you're allowed into their minds and you see the world from their perspective. I've tried to write in the third person but I just don't like it. I feel like I'm miles away from each character rather than inside their heads. (My books are written in the perspective of multiple characters).
Besides writing, what other secret skills do you have?
I've recently gotten into offroading, randomly. LOL I just got a Jeep Wrangler and I took it out on the trails for my first time and got addicted. Because I spend most of my days inside writing, I really like to try to get outside and go on adventures.
Why Urban Fantasy? What drew you to this genre?
I love anything to do with the paranormal or fantastical. As a writer, it's such a fun genre because there are no rules. The only limitation I have is my imagination.
Any amusing story that happened to you as an author?
The life of a writer can be pretty solitary. So it's really wonderful when my readers interact with me. That's one of the reasons I have a pretty big presence on Facebook and Pinterest. I really enjoy hearing from readers and answering questions and learning about their lives and stories. It's always so magical when a reader tells me how my books have helped them get through tough times. I even had one reader get a tattoo of my book cover on the back of her leg! That was pretty awesome!
What are you working on right now?
I'm currently working on a book in a completely different genre. Reverse Harem paranormal. I recently started reading quite a few reverse harem books and I really enjoyed them! I loved the idea of taking this typically male subject matter and turning it on its head! And it's been super fun writing multiple love interests. I've noticed that most of my books have some sort of love triangle in them so I think this reverse harem theme has been one that's been brewing inside of me for a long time. LOL Why choose? It's more fun this way...
Where can our readers discover more of your work or interact with you?
Readers can find me:
at my website: http://www.hpmallory.com
on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hpmalloryauthor
on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HPMallory
on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/hpmallory/