I’m probably going to be shot, but I’ve never seen Star Wars–except for Episode 1, which I don’t think counts. So I’ll have to stick to Star Trek, which I grew up watching (Mom’s a total Trekkie–every episode on VHS with original covers). Given my options, I’d have to go with Uhura–she’s one of the few women with a consistent role and what a role! She holds rank, so obviously she’s badass, and anybody who’s ever served as a translator can tell you knowing a variety of languages and dialects is no easy feat. In short, she’s strong, empowered, and she knew how to wear a uniform.
None. I’m so totally Team Sam. I’m not even ashamed to admit I love the Sam on True Blood much better than the one in the books. Sam in the books seems almost too perfect–after eleven books, I’d be hard pressed to remember a time where he flat out lost his temper. Sam on the show? He’s flawed, contrary, dangerous–and yet is dedicated to the people he really cares about and dedicated to his town. And he’s ridiculously hot. Ridiculously.
Since I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t, I’d have to go with yes, lol. My interest really kicked off after my first visit to New Orleans. I fell in love with the city and after volumes of research fell even further in love with tales of ghostly funeral processions, moaning voices in the walls and vampires in the attic. The more I read, not just research but read just to read, the more I discover about the paranormal and the more ideas swirl and cook in my brain. I’ve got a big crockpot of goulosh up there, lol.
Leaving aside editing, which is never exciting, I’m working on a project featuring a (somewhat) psychic detective. It’s a combination of crime fiction and noir with a dusting of romance and erotica. Taken centers on Frankie Post, her partner Detective Jack Waters, and a small cast of oddball supporting characters working an abduction case–or so everyone, even the client who hires Frankie, thinks. I hope to have Shades of Desire, the second Jude Magdalyn book, released by Halloween, with Taken released around Christmas.
Shades of Gray is available on Amazon, Smashwords (and its distribuitors) and Apple iBooks.