Friday, 22 November 2013

AUTHOR INTERVIEW - Airicka Phoenix

Today I am delighted to have the absolutely fabulous Airicka Phoenix on the blog. I adore this woman's books and so I am thrilled that she agreed to take part in a interview. Below you will find some info about her books, with links to my reviews, and there is also a little something special at the end. 


Touching Smoke (Touch #1)
Release Date: July 31st 2012
Links: Goodreads / Amazon 

For sixteen-year-old FALLON BRAEDEN being on the run had been the easiest part of her life. Packing up and crossing whole cities on a split second decision had been tedious, having no friends and being alone had been painful, but being caught by the truth was something she learned too late was worse.

Fallon is a weapon. She was created to destroy. Keeping her alive, keeping her safe is all Isaiah knows. It’s all that matters, because Fallon is his. She belongs to him. She is a part of his body, his soul, his heart. He will do anything, kill anyone to keep her, even if it means sacrificing himself.

But can Fallon believe the stranger on the motorcycle claiming he was there to die for her? How do you trust when you have no one but the memories of a girl you’ve never met and a tall, dark, gorgeous boy that you feel pulsing deep in your soul? What do you do when you’ve been lied to your whole life? When you’re told you’re normal even though nothing about you is normal? Fallon must learn quickly just what she is before the evil chasing her finally gets what it wants… her blood.

The world depends on her not falling in love, not giving in. But what happens when the temptation becomes too great, when falling is her only option? Can she live knowing the world will burn because his touch is the only thing keeping her alive?

Touch Passion. Touch Power. Touch Smoke!

Touching Eternity (Touch #1.5)
Release Date: December 20th 2012
Links: Goodreads / Amazon

Before Fallon was created to destroy. Before love became the ultimate weapon of destruction. There was Amalie and the horror that started a revolution that tore the fabric of humanity, of everything standing in the balance between power, hope and survival.

Amalie has one wish, one gnawing desire — she wants to die. 
She wants to leave this world behind with its pain and darkness. She wants to finally breathe. But Amalie is a prisoner, a disease, not fit for life. She is unwanted, unnatural. She is defective, something useless and broken. Her own mother hadn’t wanted her. Her father hated her. The world shunned her and the only person she had ever loved, truly and with all her heart and soul, couldn’t stand the sight of her, couldn’t stand the thought of ever being with her. She repulsed him. Her insanity disgusted him. He’d forgotten her. He’d left her behind, deserted and abandoned her to a madman hell bent on crushing her, stealing her soul and shattering her will. 

But what if she’s finally given hope? A reason to live? Can Amalie finally accept the hand offering so much for so little in return? Can she love again when she has nothing left to give? 

Can she finally be free?

**Due to sensitive matters portrayed throughout the novel, Touching Eternity (Touch Series, book 1.5) is rated 18+ (Adult)**

Touching Fire (Touch #2)
Release Date: January 2014
Links: Goodreads

“Kiss me!” It wasn’t a request.

I felt the shift of his weight as he pushed me harder into the tree. He raised one arm and planted his forearm just over my head as he leaned in close. I held my breath, but it came out in a torn gasp as he whispered a finger down the column of my spine. He started lowering his head again, but at the last second, he stopped, pulled back.

“What?” I panted, dizzy with his scent. “What’s wrong?”

The left corner of his mouth quirked up in a humorless smile. “I’m afraid I won’t be able to stop if I kiss you.”

My stomach jittered. My fingers tightened in his hair. “Then don’t,” I moistened my lips. “Kiss me, Isaiah. I need you—”

He kissed me and the world stopped spinning.


Games of Fire
Release Date: February 14th 2013
Links: Goodreads / Amazon

Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood to fire, without his eyes freezing and burning her, without his hatred of her. Since his migration into the house 
next to hers, Sophia Valdez isn’t sure whether she wants to toss him under a bus or kiss that smirking mouth of his. But even as the temperature rises around them, leaping flames of passion, want and desire,everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.

Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?


Finding Kia - The Beginning (The Lost Girl #1)
Release Date: August 20th 2013
Links: Goodreads / Amazon
“Maybe you should avoid me tonight.”
His arm slipped around my waist and I was drawn into his chest. “If I only have this one night with you, the last thing I’m going to do is stay away.”

Kia Valentines had always accepted the fact that she was a nerd, a nobody. It was a badge she wore with honor, until the day she saved Claudia DeLorenzo’s life and lost herself.
When offered the chance to shed her identity for a single night, Kia never believed it would change her life. It was one night. It meant nothing, or it shouldn't have. But that single night turned out to be her undoing when she finds passion in the arms of the one person she can never have.

Adam Chaves was more than just a gorgeous face, he made her laugh, but more importantly, when he looked at her, she felt like the most beautiful girl on earth. But Adam has no idea that Kia was the girl behind the mask and Kia has no intention of telling him. But a secret could only be kept if no one else knows about it. Claudia knows and she wants something Kia isn't willing to give in order to keep it.

Will Kia succumb? And just how far is Claudia willing to go to get what she wants?

Revealing Kia - The Conclusion (The Lost Girl #2)
Release Date: November 19th 2013
Links: Goodreads / Amazon

The events of Claudia’s party were nothing more than a distant memory as far as Kia was concerned. She was ready to resume her life as though that night had never happened. But it’s a slippery slope keeping a secret and Kia’s about to learn just how hard when she’s faced with the truth and the consequences of her decision. 

Adam Chaves was no stranger to girls wanting him. He was no stranger to breaking hearts, although never intentionally. What he didn’t understand was how Kia could undress him, touch him, burn him with her eyes and still keep him at arm’s length when it was evident how much it cost her. But what Kia didn’t realize was that he had never given up on anything in his life and he wasn’t about to start now. He would have his girl even if it meant he had to kidnap her to do it.


Octavian's Undoing (Sons of Judgment #1)
Release Date: June 23rd 2013
Links: Goodreads / Amazon

No good deed goes unpunished.

Riley Masters learns this the hard way when she finds a wallet and decides to do the right thing. But returning it will cost her much more than she bargains for.

Abandoned by her mother, raised by an indifferent father, Riley has accepted the fact that she would be alone always. She has no idea that a single act of kindness would propel her into a world where creatures that shouldn’t exist guard the human race from the demons that lurk in the shadows. That it will cost her the lives of those she loves while unearthing a destiny she never imagined with a man who is forbidden to love her. She finds passion, romance and the family she’d been searching for her entire life, but at what cost and what is she willing to sacrifice to find answers and happiness?

Octavian Maxwell has always known his place. He is a Caster, a Son of Judgment. His job is to protect the mortal world from the creatures plotting to destroy it. Instead, his world is shattered when a human girl walks into Final Judgment, a girl he has been searching for his entire life, a girl he is forbidden to ever touch. Being with her will break the oath he’s sworn to never love a mortal. But his heart has already found its mate and it refuses to let go.

Final Judgment… a place undetected, a gateway to evil and a legend that will undo everything anyone has ever known about our world.


Betraying Innocence
Release Date: October 30th 2013
Links: Goodreads / Amazon

October 31, 1983, seventeen year old Johnny Baits vanishes without a trace, leaving the slumbering town of Chipawaha Creek, British Columbia reeling with his mysterious disappearance. Twenty-nine years later, The French family moves into his home, never realizing they're not alone in the house. 

For seventeen year old Roseanna French moving to a strange new town is a problem she can handle. But even she's not prepared for the evil that has been sitting dormant for years... waiting. When seemingly harmless noises and creeping shadows at night leads to the murder of the people closest to her, Ana has to find a way to stop the evil before it can consume her completely and she can no longer wash the blood from her hands.

Rafael Ramirez is battling his own demons. Unlike Ana's, his has been haunting him for years. But running isn't an option. He has a mother, a brother and a sister looking to him to keep them safe. He doesn’t have time for pretty girls with issues, even if the sight of her makes him hope for things a guy like him doesn’t deserve. But when Ana asks Rafe for help, what can he do except give it? But what happens when the evil comes after his family? Can they stop it before it's too late or will it claim them the way it had claimed Johnny?


When Night Falls
Release Date: December 2013
Links: Goodreads 

Earth as we know it no longer exists. Humanity has destroyed itself and with it any chance we may have had of returning. 

What had started as a six month voyage through the stars becomes a nightmare when the passengers are stranded in space without hope. With Earth gone, the crew and passengers of The Dawn Light are left wandering the galaxy in search of a new planet. After years of searching, one is found, but no one is prepared for the terror that takes claim of the Galaxy Cruiser when one by one the people begin to turn, mutating into flesh eating monsters.

For Scarlett, Hunter and Rolf, this means being trapped in a sardine can full of piranhas. Their only hope... to get the hell out before they’re next, but someone on the ship wants to be the only survivor to reach the new planet and will do anything to stop them. But just how far are they willing to go?

Death no longer has a limit.


Winning Jewels
Release Date: February 2014
Links: Goodreads 

Julie Brewer has a 10 year plan that did not include silly things like falling in love or Mason Brody. The sexy heart breaker was a distraction Julie did not need. Too bad for her that Mason's tired of letting her call the shots. He's out to win her heart whether she likes it or not.



1. Hi Airicka! Thanks so much for stopping by. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Hey guys! Thank you so very much for having me. It’s so wonderful to be here, visiting your lovely blog. Well, I’m Airicka Phoenix, author of the Touch Saga, Sons of Judgment Saga, The Lost Girl Series, Games of Fire and Betraying Innocence. I’m a writer of Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. I’m also an avid reader, chocolate eater and author stalker.

2. What first inspired you to become a writer?
It was 1993, I think it was summer time, but I can’t be sure. I was in grade 3 (yes, I just gave away my age. Lol.). Our teacher told us to write a story and add pictures. I rewrote the end of Beauty and the Beast. I only remember this because my mom has the entire thing framed.

3. Out of all your books, which one was the hardest to write and which one was the easiest?
Octavian’s Undoing was hands down the hardest, if not THE hardest book I’ve ever written. And I don’t think any of them were really ‘easy’ to write. There were those, like Finding Kia and Games of Fire, that just flowed across the pages easily, but none were ever really easy.

4. Do you ever find yourself liking the villain more than or just as much as the hero?
No. My villains are usually people you will automatically hate because they are just horrible and wrong on so many levels. They’re the people we would never want to meet in real life. 

5. Isaiah, Spencer, Octavian, Adam, Rafe. If you absolutely had to, which one would you pick?
Oh my goodness. Lol. That is a hard question. I love them all so much in their own ways and because they’re all so different with their own personalities. I think they all hold my heart in their own special ways. BUT if I really and truly had to pick one, it would be Isaiah, only because he was my first male lead. 

6. Do you have a specific writing process?
I sit and write. I don’t go back to reread. I just hammer it all out and worry about how it sounds during editing. That’s my process. Lol.

7. What do you like to do when you aren't writing?
I like procrastinating online, which is horrible of me. Or I like chilling with my kids and having movie marathons. I like just vegging out and doing nothing. Lol.

8. Tell us a little bit about your next book that’s due to be released
The next book to come out is Revealing Kia, book 2 of the Lost Girl Series. I know a lot of people have been super excited for that one, as am I to finally conclude Kia and Adam’s story. I have it planned for an end of Nov release, but I’m hoping to release it sooner. The book after this one is When Night Falls — a tale of the Grimm Brother’s meets The Walking Dead in space!

9. What other projects are you currently working on?
At this moment, I’m working on tying up book 2 of the Touch Saga, Touching Fire! Which is planned to be released Jan 2014 by Anchor Group Publishing. I’m really, really excited for this. I’m also working on Winning Jewels, a New Adult contemporary to be released Feb 2014.

10. And finally, are you a morning person or a night owl?
No one would ever mistake me for a morning person. I love the night. I’m a total night owl. 

Thank you again so much for having me here. It was so much fun!  <3


Huddled beneath a perpetual cloud of imagination, International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives with her huband and four gorgeous children in the beautiful province of British Columbia. When she's not busy playing with her imaginary friends, creating worlds and toying with fictional lives, she can be found reading, polishing her collection of daggers, or chilling with her kids.

Airicka is the creator of THE TOUCH SAGA, THE SONS OF JUDGMENT SAGA, THE LOST GIRL SERIES, GAMES OF FIRE, and BETRAYING INNOCENCE. The conclusion of Finding Kia, book 2 of The Lost Girl Series, REVEALING KIA, will be out November 2013. She also has plans to release a Sci-Fi horror/romance, WHEN NIGHT FALLS, in December of 2013.

Airicka also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix. She has a paranormal short coming out December 2013 in SNOWED IN, An Anthology and CAPTURE ME, Morgana's debut novel will be released Fall 2014.

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  1. Love this so much!! Again, thank you so, so much for having me!! *hugs* You're so amazing <3

  2. Love you so much hun!! Thank you so much for do the interview! <3
    ~ Yvonne


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