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Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Favorites with Denise Verrico

Favorite Genre(s):  
Historical fiction and fantasy/sci fi of various subgenres, but I read everything from manga to Literary fiction

Favorite Author in that Genre and Why?:
Robert Graves and Mary Renault.  They wrote very accessible stories about life in the ancient world and created such memorable characters.  In my own genre, I like Anne Rice the best, because of the rich details, literary references, character development and the dark mood. 

List of at least 5 Favorite Books in that Genre: 
I Claudius, Claudius the God, The Persian Boy, Funeral Games in historical and in vampire novels, Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, I Am Legend.

Favorite Book of All Time: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite Book Read Last Month: The Vampire Armand

Favorite Book You Wrote and Why?:
The one I’m working on now, Fearful Symmetry, Book Three of the Immortyl Revolution.  It’s going through my critique group and I’m doing re-writes.  This one is just so much fun.  I’m writing from the POV of a rather irreverent male vampire named Cedric MacKinnon.  He’s a pretty boy and a bit taken with himself, but he’s got a deeper side that makes him irresistible.  He’s an adept of the ancient arts (Immortyl temple dancer/courtesan), so it’s sexier than the other books.  The story is set in India at the court of the Chief Elder of the Immortyls.  It deals a lot with tantrism and mythology.  I love doing the research.  There’s lots of intrigue and politics.  Even though it has a contemporary setting, it deals with an ancient culture.   It’s like writing high fantasy with vampires.

Please feel free to add any other list or question that has to do with a “favorite” and “book”!
My favorite Fantasy Books, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Mists of Avalon
YA Fantasy-Harry Potter series
Favorite Graphic novels-Watchmen, Death Note
Favorite Thrillers, Silence of the Lambs, Dexter series
Favorite Sci Fi books- All of Ursula K. Le Guinn
Favorite Classics-Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield

Denise Verrico
Urban Fantasy Author
Immortyl Revolution Blog” www.ImmortylRevolution.blogspot.com

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