by Katerina Ross
Tristan Todorov, formerly one of the best scholars at the legendary and sinister Scholomance school of magic, was cast out and now travels alone through Eastern Europe offering discreet services as an unlicensed magician. In a luxurious hotel in Prague where he’s been invited to investigate a suspicious series of suicides, he’s about to meet someone who will make him remember the darkest secret of his past.
Will a night of lust soothe Tristan—or will it stir up something evil and dangerous, something he’s tried so desperately to forget?
Interview with author Katerina Ross
What inspired you to start writing?
I don’t remember 🙂 It seems I’ve always been writing something since I was a child.
Plotter or pantser?
Pantser, definitely. I invent characters—and let them bring all the angst in the world onto their own heads. And other body parts 🙂
What do you like most about writing paranormal?
I relish the feeling of how magical our universe can be.
What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
It’s good to find beta-readers for your story because even an experienced editor might miss some typos or inconsistencies, and you don’t want that in your book!
Tell us a little about the characters in your book
Tristan is an unhappy freelance magician. He’s good at his work, but his life is a mess when he meets Jarek, a Gomorrah pleasure demon, at a luxury hotel in Prague. These two are an ideal match, though they might not realize it completely just yet. Both have dark secrets in their past, so they have a lot of issues to deal with.
Which one of your characters would you like to spend time with?
Jarek. I’d appreciate a chance to study an incubus because demonologists seem to know exasperatingly little about these creatures!
Do you have a must-read book you’d like to share with readers?
Uh, it’s hard to choose! I’m very fond of fairytales, especially Irish and British. They often become inspirational material for paranormal writers, so it’s worth taking a look at them.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to tell us about?
I’ve just finished the third part of “The Sons of Gomorrah”, and now I’m thinking on the fourth one—a murder mystery in the beautiful and sinister Prague.
Do you write using your computer or notepad? Both? Something else?
Computer, mostly, but if an idea suddenly hits me, I might scribble it down on random pieces of paper 🙂
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve researched for your book?
Medieval grimoires. Surprisingly, everything is on the Net nowadays!
Ebook or print? And why?
Ebooks for now because my apartment is overflowing with printed books.
What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
I’m Russian—and English is a foreign language for me. I have several books in Russian, too, under another pen name, but there are little chances to get M/M stories officially published in my country, so I decided I should switch to English.
If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
Hmm, I think teleportation would be great. Long commutes in a big city are frustrating!