Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pyxi Rose Stopped by for a Visit!

Hi Pyxi Rose! Welcome to my blog! It’s so good to meet you!

Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well, I am a single mom and lover of all things books. When I am not writing, I am reviewing books for fellow indie writers. I live out in the sticks in PA so I do spend a lot of time connecting with other bookie friends through Facebook.

I have relatives in PA! :D

When did you first start writing ? 
I have always written. It has been my therapy through some of the rougher times in my life. But these past two years, it became what I really wanted to do for a living. J

What do you love about writing?
EVERYTHING! It is therapeutic, challenging, amazing way to express oneself. It is real magic to create worlds to escape into. I love it.

What do you need when writing? Music, candy, silence, etc.
Music. I listen to my headphones blaring and I do eat a lot of blueberry dum dums. J


How did you go about building your world and characters?
With me, my characters are in control. I can plot out a book entirely but if they have other plans for it, they get there way. Trust me, I never try to argue with them. It won’t end well if I do. As far as place go, I like to use real places. Redemption takes place in Saluda, NC and it is one of my favorite places in the world.

Can you provide us with an excerpt? (Excerpt and book cover :D)

The Ninth Taghairm: Redemption
Book One of the Taghairm Chronicles

There are far worse fates than death, but that is a truth Gadin Wilde knows all too well. He had to come to terms with his immortality from a sire that relished in the kill. He had eventually grown to accept the fact he was one of the damned; a vampire, an irredeemable beast driven by blood and blood alone. That was until he met the very complicated and alluring Talula Delphina and was shown another way of existing. In a blink of an eye, his whole world changed.

Cursed with a fate worse than death, Talula is destined to watch the world die. Punished with the cruelest form of immortality, she knows all about the devastation of death and the agonizing pain of rebirth. For almost thirteen hundred years, she has relived its vicious cycle time and time again. For a crime of retribution, her soul bares the mark of immortality, but suffers it in a mortal shell.

So when the dark and sensual, Gadin began hunting her, she welcomed the prospect of being his prey. After all, there are far worse ways to die. But nothing could have prepared her for the fire he lit within her.

And as their passions grow more intense, powerful forces fight to keep them apart. Will their love be enough to overcome their fated paths? Or will the secret crime Talula committed centuries ago, be so damning that Gadin won't be able to forgive her?

 Sounds Cool! I can't wait to check it out! 
Fun time!
Do you play games? If so what kind? If not, why the heck not?
 I do love video games. Silent Hill being my favorite series of horror survival games. Interesting fact, I live only 30 minutes away from Centralia, PA. And Centralia is the actually place Silent Hill was based on because of the underground coal fires started in 1962 that still burn today. Non video game? Scrabble! I am a Scrabble master! J

The real Silent Hill place Centralia, PA... looks SPOOKY! :D

Favorite author?
Seriously? That is like asking me my favorite child. I can give you a few. Rue Volley, R.K. Ryals, M.V. Freeman, Jeaniene Frost, Samantha Young and Anne Rice to name only a few. J

Love her! 

Favorite TV guilty pleasure?
American Horror Story or Lost Girl.

Love that show! 
Favorite Action Hero?
Thor. Grrr. ;)

Either/ or Lightening round!
Are you a dog person or a cat person? Dog all the way!

Me too!

Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream? Rocky Road.

Fruits or Veggies? Both. I have a slight addiction to apples. J

Coke or Pepsi? Fresca

Soda or Pop? Soda

Sweet or Sour? Spicy

If you traveled to an alternate universe, whose universe would it be? What would you do there?
For me, it would be R.K. Ryals’ Scribes of Medeisia universe. She paints the most exquisite worlds and I would love to just wander among the trees and magic there.

If you traveled back in time, what time period would you want to visit most? Who would you hope to meet?
I would love to travel back to 18th century Scotland and I would be happy to meet any sexy Scottish Highlander preferably in the full Scottish garb, kilt and all. Grr. J

The Important stuff!

Any advice for aspiring authors?
Write every day. Doesn’t matter if you think it’s crap just do it. My biggest thing is I write for me, there will be people who will hate it, but there will also be people who will adore it. Never let a bad review make you feel less of a writer. Just write every day.

Where can we stalk… I mean find you?(Links baby!)




Personal Blog:

Review Blog:


Cover Artist’s Webpage:

Editor Webpage:


Where can we buy your books?

Amazon, BN (I think) and there will be a few local indie book stores in PA that will carry signed copies.

Well Pyxi it has been so much fun getting to know you! Thanks so much for being here today! Good luck with your new release! <3 o:p="">


Cindy J Smith said...

What a great interview!!! Love the questions and the answers just show us the wonderful person that is Pyxi! New book's cover is gorgeous, can't wait!

Pyxi Rose said...

Thank you so much for having me, Elizabeth! So much fun! Thanks, Cindy for the kind words!

Kim McNiel said...

What a wonderful blog spot and so interesting to learn more about you Pyxi. keep up the wonderful work, your rock!

Elizabeth said...

You are so welcome, Pyxi! I loved having you on the blog! Good Luck with your novel! <3