Interview with Sienna Parks, author of Luxure
01 Nov 2017
What can you tell us about your new release, Luxure?
Luxure, is the first book in my new series, The Cardinal Brotherhood. It is my passion project and Lux has become like a member of the family in my household! We discuss him as if he were standing in front of us. His thoughts, feelings, and emotions Estranged from his brothers, Lux has been roaming the Earth for a thousand years, biding his time until he can avenge the murder of his mate. Once upon a time, he was Lucifer’s second in command, and the most revered warrior of the Underworld. Presumed dead, he’s been lying in wait, readying himself for revenge.
Which books would we be surprised to find on your shelves?
I have an eclectic book collection—from Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, and Dracula, to Twilight, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and anything that piques my interest. Maybe the most surprising would be Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall.
Who are your literary heroes working today? Why do you admire them?
Stephen King is a huge role model for me. His career span alone is incredible. When you look at the number of books he’s had turned into movies or T.V. series, it becomes glaringly evident that he understands his craft in a way very few writers do. I try to live by his quote, If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that!
What books do you find yourself returning to again and again?
I’ve read Wuthering Heights at least five times! There are Post-it notes and red pen in the margins on almost every page. Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens is another one of my favorites. As much as the female lead drove me insane, Kellan Kyle enraptured me in a way no other hero has. His vulnerability while maintaining an alpha personality was so endearing to me.
What’s on your writing desk?
Four million red pens for when I get harsh on my manuscripts! Also, I have a Lego Titanic my son built for me. We share an obsession for all things relating to the majestic ocean liner. I love that we have such an intriguing common interest to share.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a librarian. I’ve always loved the smell of books and the feel of an unfamiliar paperback in my hands. I’ve helped in my kids’ school library for the past two years, and the librarian follows my work even though it makes me blush!
What scene in Luxure was your favorite to write?
This is a tough question because Luxure is a real labor of love. I poured my heart and soul into every word of this book, and lost myself in a world of my own creation. Paranormal affords another level of freedom as a writer. I’m not bound by the constraints of humanity—only by my own imagination. If I had to pick just one, I would have to say the final scene with Lux and Sirena. Writing her progression in the story and establishing such a strong female lead was exhilarating.
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