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.
Happy release day, Anna!
To Each His Own releases TODAY. (: Anna is running a special giveaway in honor of To Each His Own.
What is your favorite writing music?
Since I write a lot of dark elements, Breaking Benjamin is my go to band, and I like to listen to Evanescence. For my upcoming release I did add Celtic music to the mix. Last of the Mohicans was inspiring. When I write I chose a song that fits the mood of the scene and play it on repeat. This keeps me from wanting to sing along. It becomes a mood setter and allows my writing to flow.
Where is your favorite place to find inspiration?
I find it in nearly everything, but the best place for me is listening to music and reading other books. It gives my brain time to reboot, rest, and absorb.
What was your inspiration for To Each His Own? Tell me about your characters.
Well, as I said earlier, it is part of the Falling in Deep Collection. The rule for this collection of books written by a collection of authors was that it had to be a romance and it had to spotlight a creature of the deep. Most of the books feature mermaids, but I had a Scottish water horse named Douglass McGrail in my Phoenix Decree Series and decided to tell his story in this collection. I’m so glad I did, and in fact will be telling his twin brother, Muireach McGrail’s story in the Beasts of Summer Collection coming out during the summer of 2016.
Douglass McGrail is a deadly each-uisge—pronounced ech-ooshkya—a Scottish water horse/man shifter. He’s tall, dark, and a wild dream in a kilt! His father is Laird of Cainneach-Balfour. He and his family don’t mingle with humans, but an encounter with Jinny will change that for Douglass.
Jinny Fairchild is a young English lady who’s recently lost her father and has moved to the Highlands to live with her Scottish family. Too compassionate for her own good, she finds herself in a difficult situation with her cousin, Lachlan, and because of it, crosses paths with Douglass.
Lachlan Brockhouse is… well, I’ll let you be the judge of that 😉
Any advice for new writers (like me)?
Never underestimate yourself, but in the same right, never think you’re better than you are. Grow a tough skin and always be willing to listen to advice and learn from others. Finish what you start, and don’t burn yourself out by putting too many irons in the fire at once. Quality vs. quantity. But mainly, enjoy it—don’t become jaded because of pressure and deadlines. Always write with the love and zeal you have now, as a new writer.
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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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