Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Meet The Author - Danube Adele

NAME:  Danube Adele

TITLE OF FIRST BOOK: Quicksilver Dreams, Book #1 Dreamwalker Series

RELEASE DATE:  January 6, 2014

FAVORITE WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY: I’d read an adventure story written in the first person by Gena Showalter called Playing With Fire.  It was such a fun, lighthearted read, and I completely enjoyed myself.  I may have even read it in one sitting. It got me thinking.  Could I do this?  I hadn’t had time to write for a while because my children (identical twin boys) were young, but now they were older. Quicksilver Dreams started as a short scene written in the first person as an experiment, and it was such a blast, my characters were so real for me, that the story filled in naturally.  Taylor Lane became this very spunky, kick*ss character that you could really cheer for.  She wasn’t someone who ever gave up.  She might get knocked down, but she came back swinging.  I loved that about her.  Then she meets Ryder Langston, someone with his own demons to slay, and letting the two of them hash it out was exciting.  They were both intense, passionate people and by the end of the story, you’re really pulling for them. 

FAVORITE NON-WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY: I get my best thinking done in the shower.  Really!  It’s the least distracting place, and the ideas just flow. It’s a place where I don’t have to solve an issue between kids, I don’t have to look for a missing object for my husband because I seem to be the only one who knows where anything is (even when it’s not mine), and I don’t have the dog blowing unfriendly toxins at me. The shower.  Seriously.  And, it’s a glass shower, so I even get extra time to think because I take the time to squeegee it.

COMFORT FOOD: After a busy day that gets me home too late to be motivated to do something healthy, my go-to food is this great little mom and pop place that is really small enough to be a hole-in-the-wall-Mexican food restaurant. It’s cash only and has the best meat-bean-rice-cheese burritos around. This was a hard question because sometimes, In-n-Out Burgers is the place. Sorry. It’s a toss-up.

COMFORT READ:  Authors I’ve gone back to time and again over years have been Joanna Lindsey, Nora Roberts, Christine Feehan and Kresley Cole to name just a few. I sincerely can’t pick just one.

YOUR PERFECT DAY: My usual workdays are jam-packed with activity where every part of the day is completely accounted for, which is why I love days when I can stay in my soft PJ bottoms until noon, lounging in front of the TV with my kids, my husband and my dog all intertwined on the couch with a book in one hand and a football game on at the same time.  In my family, we enjoy laying all over each other and randomly snoozing. A family that loafs together stays together. That’s my motto. (-;

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?:  Dreams Of A Wild Heart, Book #2 in the Dreamwalker series, is coming out in June, so I’m currently in the middle of the editing process.  At the same time, I’m writing Book #3, which does not yet have a title, but will be coming out in December.

& Carina Press (To buy the book!) 

Author bio

Danube Adele wrote her first romance at the age of seven when she penned the story of her dogs falling in love and having puppies. She’s been dreaming up romantic tales ever since. A lifetime resident of southern California, she spends time playing at the beach, camping in Joshua Tree National Park, and hiking Mammoth Mountain. Always a lover of adventure, she and her husband took their sons on a cross country road trip to Florida and back in an old VW Westfalia, that had no A/C, in the month of July, and still, it continues to be the best trip they ever took. Extensive travel and trying new things has kept the creative spark alive. Danube lives in Claremont with her biggest fans, her loving husband, amazing and wonderful identical twin sons, and a teddy bear of a Rottweiler.  Her debut novel, Quicksilver Dreams, Book #1 of the Dreamwalker series was officially released January 6, 2014.


Alina K. Field said...

What is it about the shower that stirs a writer's creativity? Ah, if only we could bottle that up and market it!

Angela Campbell said...

Nice getting to know you better, Danube. Good luck with Quicksilver Dreams - sounds awesome!

Shawna Thomas said...

I love your motto, Danube. : ) I have the same reaction to showers. I think it's because it's the one place I can just relax.

Danube Adele said...

Hi All!

Someone should write a book - Showers: Not just for getting clean anymore

The many ways showers can be useful!

Thanks for visiting!