Thursday, July 15, 2010
Guest Author Interview: Vianka Van Bokkem
Please welcome today's guest author Vianka Van Bokkem! Vianka is the author of numerous paranormal novels including Twin Vampire Witches, The Angel Vampire, Witchy Wizardly Woods, Vampire by Day Werewolf by Night, and My Handsome Vampire.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Vianka: I have been writing since I was in High School. My girlfriends asked me to make love poems for their boyfriends all the time, lol. It wasn’t until I was laid off from my job that I started writing my first novel on February 2010 since I had a lot of free time.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Vianka: I’ve always been fascinated with the paranormal. I enjoy watching movies and reading about vampires, werewolves, demons, sorcerers, warlocks, witches and a lot of other cool paranormals.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Vianka: I would love to be a modern vampire who is a member of a group consisting of kick ass supernatural beings whose mission is to protect the world and the underworld, lol.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Vianka: My Handsome Vampire: Falling in Love has quite a few different characters besides from vampires, like ghosts, demons, werewolves, a warlock and a sorcerer, Yargo from Planet Water a few Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, a vampire hunter and even a few fairies. All my main characters know about potions and spells because Nailah the Egyptian Vampire Sorcerer teach them. I thought a mix of my favorite paranormals was going to be fun and it was. I enjoyed writing about them very much.
EJ: If your book My Handsome Vampire: Falling in Love were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Vianka: I would cast actress/singer Selena Gomez as Ruby Kennedy and My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way as Ulysses Anderson because they were my inspiration.
My Handsome Vampire (Falling In Love, book 1) by Vianka Van Bokkem.
A 17 year old girl who is killed by a vampire named Lucas on her way to see her two best friends Laura and Alain does not crossover and takes a ghost form. She soon meets a handsome vampire named Ulysses who is trying to save a young boy's life from Lucas.
Thank you Vianka for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
For more information about Vianka Van Bokkem and her books, please visit her website.
E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.