Q & A with April Reign
A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
April: I started writing poetry at fifteen-years-old. I’d say that’s when it started for me. My creative mind wanted to write more, so when I was in my early twenties, I wrote short stories, and by the time I was in my thirties, I was writing novels.
A&RBC:What are you hoping readers take from your book?
April: I want them to laugh. With Dhellia, they will get a sassy, witty girl who is fun and loving. Not the kind of girl most people would expect from the daughter of Satan.
A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
April: Definitely something uncommon. I wrote a book about a girl who was born and raised in a cult and on her sixteenth birthday, she was handed over to the cult leader to be his ninth wife. Although that subject is not talked about often, there are many cults out there that people feel stifled from once they’re in them.
A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader? If so, what is your favorite genre of books?
April: I used to be an avid reader. Now I write so much, I find it hard to find the time to read… although I make the time. I think reading is very important. I read romance, mystery and paranormal.
A&RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
April: Oh there wouldn’t be just one.
A&RBC: If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be?
April: Dhellia has a Conscience. I think that would be a fantastic movie. However, If we are talking T.V. series, then I’d have to say Disciples of the Damned, which is my vampire biker series. It’s written in monthly episodes.
A&RBC: Which marketing/promotions or publicity strategy has worked best in your favor?
April: Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and word of mouth.
A&RBC: Which do you like better traditional or self-publishing? Why?
April: Self-publishing because I keep all creative control. I love the entire process. I write the book, make my book covers, format my books, publish them and market them. I leave the editing to a professional.
A&RBC: What new projects are you working on?
April: Dhellia: Quest for the Keys (Book 2). Plus, my second episode of Disciples of the Damned and a new trilogy that I’ve yet to mention.
A&RBC: Where can readers find you?
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/april-m.-reign
About The Book
She may be the daughter of Satan, but DHELLIA has a conscience. She’s run away from Hell to escape her undesirable duties as princess of the underworld. A three-month road trip to “upstairs” convinces her half-human side that Earth is where she belongs.
Unfortunately, Lucifer isn’t seeing things her way. Her brother, who is a soul catcher and her protector, snatches her away and hides her in the apartment of a bumbling wizard who casts a cloaking spell on her, and a geeky vampire rock ‘n roll singer who is allergic to human blood.
DHELLIA gets a job in a law office and suddenly, her future is full of possibilities—that is, until a collision of fate and destiny create the perfect storm, which puts her and her friends in peril. Once again on the run from Satan’s minions, Dhellia and her friends must find a way to survive while she discovers the powers that lie within her.
DHELLIA is a darkly funny, fresh and sassy, fast-paced series about a young woman whose birthright is the underworld—she’s mad as Hell about it, and is determined to beat the Devil at his own game!