Monday, January 21, 2013

Author Spotlight with Gladys Quintal

I am so excited to have Gladys Quintal has todays Author Spotlight. We get to know more about her and her books called The Dream Series. There is also a giveaway for 3 ebooks but I will tell you more about that  later. So let's get to know more about Gladys first.

I love everything Paranormal, especially Vampires and after seeing the TV show Moonlight, I was inspired to write my first novel "The Man of my Dreams." I also love the concept behind Dexter, so my hero is kind of Mick St John meets Dexter! 

Although my books are a work of fiction, there is also an element of realism as a lot of material comes from my own life. Quite a few of my characters are based on real life people too.

I am now a stay at home mum of 4 but write every chance I get, whenever the kids let me! My passion is and always has been writing. These characters are very close to my heart and I hope you will come to love them as much as I have.

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Ever since the death of her parents at the age of 17, Cassie has been dreaming about a dark haired man. He always comes to her in times of trouble to comfort her and help her through the toughest of days. But now after the devastating break up with her boyfriend, Cassie struggles with separating reality from her dreams. 

During a trip to her family beach house, her dream man becomes her lover and Cassie finds herself longing for this man to be in her life. But trying to find out the truth about him leaves her questioning her very existence and sanity.

She is convinced her dream man is real and connected to a string of macabre murders over the last 20 years. Fearing for her life, Cassie prays she is right about him and that he can save her before it is too late.

Warning: this book mentions an episode of sexual abuse and has violent themes.

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Alexi is a Vampire trying to live a human existence, he even has a human wife. The Vampire secret is paramount and cohabiting with humans - unless you intend to turn them, just isn't done. Can Alexi protect his beloved Cassandra from the would-be enforcers of this law or will he lose her forever?

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Trying to exist undetected in a human world with a human family, is hard enough when you are a vampire - but finding out your son is the fabled Chosen One, makes things even more difficult.

Will Alexi's love be enough to protect his precious child from the powers that be? Or will he be comdemned to live out eternity alone.....

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When did you know you wanted to become a writer?

I have always loved writing - ever since I was a little girl and had ambitons of writing a book. Just never thought I could do it.

How did the idea of The Dream series come to you?

I had a really bad childhood and always prayed that someone would rescue me. I came up with the vigilant vampire that saves damsels in distress, mainly because of that.

Are any of your characters based off people you know? 

Yes. Cassie is based on me, Hayley, Moyra and Nana are all real life friends of mine, Chloe is based on my daughter Emma and Elizabeth is Elibeth Bathory - the real life serial killer of 4 centuries ago.

How many books will be in the series?

At this stage 4 or 5 - I haven't figured it out properly yet.

How do you over come writer’s block? 

I just stop for a while - if I try and force it, it doesn't happen. If I back away, I start having dreams and visions again.

What is your writing process?

I usually write late at night when all the kids are asleep and the house is quiet. Then I can actually concentrate on my writing.

What is your favorite paranormal being? 

Vampires of course!

What was the first paranormal book you read? 

The Fog By James Herbert when I was 14. I was hooked!

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Diana Gabaldon, James Herbert, Trevor Munson, E L James, Barbara Erskine, Victoria Holt....

Can you give us any hints about future books?

At the moment I am just finishing off my autobiography, then I intend to go back to The

 Dream Series and write about what Elizabeth got up to after she died in the castle - in the 400 years that she was waiting for The Chosen One to be born. It is going to be bordering on erotica, I think..

Is there a writer or writers that inspire you?

Trevor Munson wrote Angel of Vengeance, which inspired the TV show Moonlight - my favourite show of all time. Moonlight inspired me. 

What paranormal being would you like to be?

A vampire 

If you were stranded on a deserted island what character would you want with you and why? 

Mick St John...... *sigh*

What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?

Scream and run like a little girl.....

What 3 people would you like to have dinner with and why?

Friends from facebook that I haven't met yet - hard to choose just 3! Moyra, Nana and Jennifer.....


Color: Purple
Pets: Cats
Food: Chocolate
Drink: Caramel latte
Holiday: UK
Music: Melissa Etheridge, Guns and Roses, Ronan Keating....
Movie: Bram Stoker's

This or That 
Night or Day? Definitely a night person
Theater or Rent? Not sure what that means? pay the rent or go out? Def pay the rent for me!
Fall or Summer? I would usually say summer, but I am so sick of this damned heat!!!!
Music or Reading? Both
Pet Dragon or Pet Gargoyle? Always had a thing for Gargoyles...
Flip flops or Tennis Shoes? Tennis shoes

 Thank you Gladys for participating in Author Spotlight I hope you had as much fun as we did getting to know more about you and your books. Now for the giveaway I mentioned earlier. Since Gladys and I both love vampires we want you to tell us who your favorite vampire is. He or She can be from books, movies, or television. Just please make sure you tell us the name, where the vampire is from, and most important why that vampire is your favorite. You can either comment here on my blog or on my page Sabrina's Paranormal Palace. We looking forward to reading your answers. 

1 comment:

  1. There are so many that i love that it is hard to pick just one. I absolutely love the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and i dont really have a favorite bc i love them all. So if i had to pick one of them i guess today it would be Rhage. (tomorrow would probably be V or Butch or Maybe Z or Tohr :)) I pick Rhage bc he is SO sexy and hilarious. Through out the books he is always making me laugh and the crazy and random things that come out of his mouth. There is also another one from a different series that is one of my favorites. I'm not sure if we can pick two, but if we can the second one would be Bones,from the Night Huntress series. I'd pick him bc he is really sexy,funny,and is from England (LOVE his accent). Also how he reacts with Cat. they are hilarious together. i guess i have a thing for sexy and funny vampires ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!! ♥♥