Anna Albergucci brings the final installment of the Falling in Deep Summer Collection from the Blazing Indie Collective. I caught up with Anna at the Albergucci estate somewhere in West Texas.
To Each His Own releases on Sept. 1, 2015. (: Anna is running a special giveaway in honor of To Each His Own.
Tell me about you. What do you write?
I’m a wife, mom, and grandma, and love my family profoundly. I was a daddy’s girl and gave my mother hell growing up, but she still claims me, and I’m glad she does. I’m loyal and protective of my family and close friends. I love antiques, history, rock music, and muscle cars. I’m a homebody. I love animals and hate fleas, gnats, and mosquitoes. I love learning about things that interest me, but it’s nearly impossible for me to learn about things that don’t interest me. My brain just won’t wrap around those techie issues, but it’s like my whole being wraps around the things I’m into: the human mind and heart, anything creative, and I love science.
On a general scale I write thriller romance: time travel, historical, contemporary, and paranormal. But at the root, like most authors, I write about the heart and emotions of my characters and the threats they face while pursuing their dreams, whether it is the protagonist or the antagonist. In the stories I create, I don’t usually write ugly villains. I like for them to be a threat to the hero or heroine in more ways that just being a mean SOB; although, I do have those sometimes, but in my books the reader is still persuaded to look at them.
When did you start writing? When did you start publishing?
I started writing in 2009 after reading two books: The Lamplighter by Maria Susanna Cummins, and Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I had never read a novel before 2009, but as I said, I’m a sponge when learning something I’m interested in. I fell in love with reading, and read nonstop, book after book, for a solid month—I still read, only I do other things, too. I probably didn’t sleep but an hour or two a night and my house went ignored. I couldn’t get enough, and I was soon compelled to write my own stories. This hasn’t ended well for my poor house.
Progressive Rising Phoenix Press (PRPP) published my first book in 2014, the first in The Phoenix Decree Saga, and they published books two and three in that series this year—Phoenix Unbound and Phoenix Under Fire. Book four—Phoenix Under Siege—is with the editor now.
Has there been a progression through genres in your writing?
I suppose, since my Phoenix Decree series started out as a historical time travel romance, and somehow mutated into a full blown paranormal. But you go where the characters lead you, and that’s what I did. Other than that, my books have all been paranormal, although, I’m working on a psychological thriller now that has no paranormal elements.
What authors do you like to read?
Honestly, this is a question that would take pages to answer. There are so many great writers and, like every author I know, my to-read-list is huge. I like reading a variety of genres but my favorite is romance because it’s attached to so many other genres: suspense, thriller, horror, paranormal, etc… I will say I’ve read every book Kathleen Woodiwiss published, and loved them all, as she was an amazing writer who put plenty of action, thriller elements, and romance in there, and she pioneered the romance genre. There are just too many to name here, and I don’t want to get myself in trouble by leaving any of my favorites out.
You have something coming out very soon. Tell me about that.
To Each His Own comes out right around the corner on September 1, and is a book I’m super excited about. It’s part of the Falling In Deep Collection.
Watch for Part Two of my Interview with Anna Albergucci (Sept. 1, 2015).
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway. You could win these!
About To Each His Own
Douglass McGrail is a Scottish water horse—his clan the deadliest in the British Isle. When the shifter chooses to save—rather than eat—a young lassie, he never expects her innocent face to mark his memory so strongly.
Months later, he stumbles onto a perceived attack in progress and plays the hero once more. He’s shocked to find the victim is the same lass who haunts his dreams.
Jinny Fairchild is an English miss who’s come to the Highlands to live with her last remaining family. She is pursued by her handsome older cousin, Lachlan Brockhouse, but he has a dark side that lands her in the path of the mighty Douglass McGrail.
Douglass wants Jinny for himself, yet discovers she is connected to the attacker she denies knowing. He’s determined to find the truth.
Jinny loves Lachlan, even with his dark side. And she loves Douglass, even with his dark secret. Her heart is torn, but one thing is certain—no matter which of these men she chooses, she will be choosing a monster.
Anna Albergucci has always had a vivid imagination. When she was a child, she entertained her mother and anyone who would listen with the telling of her intricate dreams. Now she puts that inspiration to paper, weaving her stories into deeply passionate characters that live lives the rest of us only dream about.
Married to her high school sweetheart, Anna lives in Texas surrounded by her ever-growing family and her fur babies. She serves as president of Cisco Writers Club, and is the founder of a yearly writers’ retreat she hosts at her estate each fall.
She loves mornings, coffee, and sitting on the porch appreciating her life. She’s a sucker for hosting parties, especially historical costume parties. And in her spare time you can find her touring old mansions, shopping for antiques, or curled up reading a romance, paranormal, or thriller, whether historical or contemporary.
Love mermaids? Looking for a great beach read? The Falling in Deep Collection, a collection of 15 unique tales of creatures of the deep, is rolling out the first novella in their collection at the end of May.
From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to contemporary stories with steam, the fifteen award-winning and best-selling authors of the Falling in Deep Collection are bringing you mermaid tales like you’ve never seen before.
Every week beginning May 26th, 2015, we’ll be releasing one unique, never-before-published novella! Each novella will feature our favorite creature of the deep: mermaids.
The Falling in Deep Collection (May – September Releases)
Scales by Pauline Creeden
Ink: A Mermaid Romance by Melanie Karsak
Of Ocean and Ash by A. R. Draeger
Deep Breath by J. M. Miller
At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie Wells
The Mermaid’s Den by Ella Malone
How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes
The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless
An Officer & a Mermaid by Blaire Edens
The Water is Sweeter by Eli Constant
Cold Water Bridegroom by B. Brumley
Immersed by Katie Hayoz
Siren’s Kiss by Margo Bond Collins
To Each His Own by Anna Albergucci
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