IT’S HERE IT’S HERE IT’S HERE! To Crown A Beast drops TODAY and I couldn’t be happier that it’s out into the world. This series is everything. I’ve screamed, I’ve cried, I devoured it.
To Crown A Beast is the 4th and final book in the Blackest Gold series that follows Tensley and Molly and their friends and family. And to celebrate the release, I’m giving away all four books, YES THAT’S RIGHT. You could win all Vein of Love, Body of the Crime, Vow of Thorns and To Crown A Beast as ebooks!
How to enter:
- Go over to my instagram and LIKE my newest post
- Follow R. Scarlett on Instagram
- Add your username to this form
- Liking her Facebook page gets you an extra entry!
- Must have a kindle device or kindle app, as these are ebooks
- No giveaway accounts
- Must be 18+
And that’s it! Good luck to everyone entering! ❤
Grab your copy of To Crown A Beast out NOW!
Get To Know Author R.Scarlett
A MASSIVE, huge thank you to R for taking the time to answer these questions! I can’t wait to squeeze you in San Fran next year! ❤
1. When did you decide to start writing? Was it an impulsive aspiration or did it take you some time to finally take that leap?
I’ve been writing ever since I could pick up a pencil. When I was younger I struggled in English so one of my teachers suggested for a project for me to write a short story. Ever since then, I started writing books (never short stories haha! I have too much to say)
2. How do you juggle writing, life and work? Do you have a schedule you set and follow?
Writing literally is my life. Ask my family and friends. They’ll tell you how much I spend working on my books. If I’m not writing, I’m thinking of writing, I’m plotting in my head, I’m thinking about lines a character would say. Some people would think it’s terrible, but I love it so much.
3. What was the inspiration for The Blackest Gold series? I was always interested in the paranormal.
When I first thought of Molly and Tensley, I was writing something different than what I had written before (contemporary romance, horror, urban fantasy). The story wrote itself. I can’t remember the moment the story came to me, but I remember being very excited at the idea of how the villain and the conflict were tied so tightly together from Molly being engaged to Tensley.
4. If you could pull one character out of your books and bring them into the real world, which one would it be?
Illya Black. He’s so nice. I’d be scared to bring anyone else.
5. It’s safe to say that we all LOVE Tensley and Molly. Are any of your characters based on anyone you know? If not, what inspired the characters and personalities?
Molly was somewhat inspired by my best friend Megan who is also working at a museum. Tensley wasn’t based off of anyone, but I wanted to explore a man tortured by duty and fear of growing a heart.
6. The Blackest Gold books are written in 3rd person, and a lot of times, it can be difficult for the reader to relate to the characters, and not feel like they’re just an outsider looking in. However, the BG series didn’t have this problem. The readers were immersed in the story and felt included. Why did you chose to write in 3rd person?
I chose to write in 3rd person for the BG series because I think I just wanted to try something different. I had always written 1st person before so I thought I’d give myself a challenge. I will say though that most of my future books will be in 1st person.
7. Social media has become part of our everyday lives. Things like Release Blitz and cover reveals are becoming more and more popular and a lot of marketing for books happens on websites like Facebook and Instagram. Do think social media has impacted your writing career?
I think social media is the key to so many indie authors success nowadays. Ten years ago we weren’t have had this chance to pursue self-publishing so yes, I would say it has impacted my writing career in the best way possible.
8. What’s your writing process like? Do you outline the whole story, or do you let it sweep you away and write as it comes to you?
I really love to plot out the book and even chapter by chapter. I may plot out a vague idea of the middle and the end at the beginning, but once I get close to those chapters I’ll plot out them with little details. I find I write faster that way and the plot is tighter that way also.
9. The Blackest Gold series is paranormal romance, and American Gods isn’t. Are there any challenges you face when writing the BG series that you don’t have now?
I find when writing PNR you will come across bloggers and readers will loathe the genre. I think that makes it difficult when the genre is limited to some range.
10. You recently released the titles of all 3 books in your upcoming American Gods series. Can you give us a little taste of what this series will be?
These men will ruin you. In the best way possible.