Interview with Elizabeth Mason
Hey everyone! Glad to share another interview with fellow author Elizabeth Mason. Her book, Demon Huntress, is a new release Darkstroke Books. Please give a warm welcome to Elizabeth!
What is the first story you remember telling (not necessarily writing)?
According to my family, I told numerous stories when I was young. I specifically remember one about a white lion who lived in a tree like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. I’m pretty sure I got the idea from the movie. The lion never hunted and never killed. It never spoke, and it never moved. It watched over Cartoon Kingdom and scared the bad guys away. My stories have always been a little weird and a little dark. I’ve always had a huge imagination and a love anything scary. Now, I’m blessed to share my dark stories with the world.
You have a book published. Yay! Do you have a favorite character (and, if so, which one)?
My favorite character is Bones. He’s a witch doctor who sends Maeve to Hell. He is light, funny, and kind; a perfectly added twist to my otherwise serious and haunting novel.
I love characters who add a bit of humor and lightness to dark stories.
What is your favorite activity to do in the summer? Winter?
During the summer, I love visiting the coast, late night BBQs and block parties, and longer days. During the winter, I love the holiday’s, family gatherings, Christmas, and the cool weather, especially when it rains (a special treat here in California).
The ocean is something I don't get much of a chance to visit living in North Dakota. *sad face*
What led you to start writing novels?
I want to share the dark side of my imagination.
Are you like me and have oodles of stories caught in your head? If only there was more time to write.
Cats or dogs?
I have two gorgeous Weimaraner pups, so naturally, I choose dogs.
Weimaraners!! My absolute favorite dog. I knew we could be friends!
If you were to be gifted a superpower that you had to use continuously for 8 hours every day, what would it be?
The power to heal
That's a great one. I would like that and the ability to teleport. Lol. Reduce my commuting time.
Star Trek or Star Wars?
What is your favorite author/book?
Wow! This is a hard question for me. I’ve read so many books that I adore, and I love several authors for varying reasons. Hmmm…. Let me break it down to 10 favorites:
1. Classic romance: Withering Heights by Emily Bronte
2. Paranormal romance: J.R. Ward for the Black Dagger Brotherhood
3. Contemporary romance: anything written by Coleen Hoover and L.J. Shen
4. Dark romance: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters
5. Dystopian fiction: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. Best vampire romance: Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, and Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
7. Young Fantasy: J.K. Rowling
8. Horror: Steven King (his characters are complex with distinct personalities and backstories)
9. Children’s: Dr. Seuss
10. Poems: Silverstein
Lots of familiar titles in there for me.
The zombie apocalypse will happen in two days. You are fully stocked with food, water, and toilet paper. What is the one thing you will have stocked up on as your guilty pleasure?
Coffee and creamer, pumpkin bread, and my kindle.
When is your favorite time to write?
Mornings after kids go to school.
Mornings are my favorite time, too. Especially if I have a nice, lukewarm coffee, black.
Where do you draw inspiration? Real-life? Daydreams?
I draw inspiration from daydreams, especially while listening to music. Also, I love everything paranormal, so that fascination drives my creativity.
Music is one other those things that can really drive creativity, especially if the mood fits what I am writing. Also, I love making playlists for my books.
I am a sucker for bad jokes. I mean, dad jokes. Tell us your favorite "dad joke."
What do you call a skeleton in the closet? Last year's hide-and-go seek champion. LOL 😃
Nice one! One of my favs.
Thank you so much for visiting with me, Elizabeth! I wish you the very best of luck in your writing and in life.
And now, more about Elizabeth's book ...
Love Me To Hell and Back
A search for a cure. A journey fraught with danger. A fateful bond. Determined demon-hunter, Maeve, must risk everything to obtain The Book of Raziel—a font of spells, divine magic, and ethereal knowledge—to cure her work partner of a deadly supernatural virus. And though she isn’t surprised to discover that the book is in the Garden of Eden, she is surprised to learn that the garden is situated in Hell! Now Maeve faces her biggest challenge: fighting her inner demons¬ or be lost to the wanderlust of Hell forever. Broken and reclusive, Ezra Virunas has one goal—kill the demon who stole the Sacred Seals, and, in return, he would regain his freedom. Never mind that Ezra has to use Maeve’s soul as bait to close the case, Ezra knows just how deceitful women can be, and he is convinced Maeve is no different. But he is mistaken, and despite fighting against it, her pure heart soon becomes a light to his darkened past. As Maeve and Ezra’s bond deepens, so too does the danger awaiting them. Will they emerge from Hell unscathed? Love Me To Hell And Back is a haunting tale of self-reflection and forgiveness.
Bio: Elizabeth is a Cali girl who should enjoy the California sun more than she does. She’s content being indoors writing and creating spooky stories with strong leading women and bad boy leading men. With a degree in psychology, Elizabeth is drawn to the complexities of human behavior. The diversity of personalities, interactions, emotions, and relationships reflect in her writing.
When Elizabeth isn’t busy typing away, she enjoys time with her husband, two boys, and her two Weimaraner pups. And thanks to her love for lattes, she enjoys reading paranormal romance late into the night. Her husband and her two boys inspired her to never give up, and thanks to them, she’s proud to announce her debut novel: Love Me To Hell And Back. A haunting tale of self-reflection and forgiveness, even in the darkness of Hell.