Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Interview with Trina M. Lee and bonus chance to win a free book!

Trina and I met when author Stella Price invited us to form the Paranormal Pretties blog. Since then, I have enjoyed getting to know her online and my admiration has grown since I read her work. I am so happy to finally have a chance to interview her.
 Without further ado...

 What made you stand up one day and say, “I’m going to write a romance novel.”?

I     I  never really planned to write romance. I just wanted to write what I enjoy. As a reader I love all genres and I think I draw a little on all when writing. But I am a sucker for a love story. I guess it was natural for me to write them.

 What made you decide to write paranormal romance/ urban fantasy?

I’    I've been in love with vampires and werewolves since I was a kid. I started my first vampire story at the age of 12. Urban fantasy has the best of all worlds: action, drama, horror and romance.

     From what I understand you’re predominately in the e-book market. What are some benefits and challenges you’ve encountered in this market?
      The e-book market allows authors more freedom in many ways. Authors often have several publishers to consider for their work. I find authors in the e-pub market are able to take more liberties with their stories and push certain boundaries or ideas that you may not see in mainstream markets. It can be a challenge to promote yourself effectively and get your name and books out to the readers. Like anything, it takes work. I find personally the benefits outweigh the challenges.

 What is some memorable feedback that you’ve received from your fans?

       I’ve had a few fans of Charlaine Harris’s True Blood series that have welcomed my Huntress series with open arms. They have done so much to promo my series and spread the word to other readers. It’s beyond amazing. I can’t thank them enough.

       Name one thing you’d do/ buy if you became a mega best-seller?

      That’s a tough one. I’m not sure. I’d probably start by building my dream house. Not to mention the charities I’d love to contribute to if able.

Tell us a little about your next project.

      I’m currently working on book 4 in my Huntress series as well as two other books, neither of which are currently in a series. Latest release is: Huntress Book 3, Only Vampires Cry Blood

Trina was awesome enough to do a book contest. A random commenter will get their pick of any of Trina's books featured here: http://trinamlee.com New blog followers will get an extra entry. :)


  1. I am halfway through Trina's first book in the huntress series and I am really enjoying it! So far I love how the characters are connected to eachother. I can see plenty of potential for future relationships and drama :) I look forward to reading the others!

  2. Awesomeness. Welcome! I haven't read the Huntress books yet, but I read the 1st in her Gray Falls trilogy. Good times :) Trina Rocks!

  3. Trina is a new for me author. would love to win this :)

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  4. Trina sounds great! Always like to meet new authors!

  5. Never heard of either, love the cover art and the allure of vampires and romance.
    blog follower and looking to expand my literary horizons.

  6. Sounds like a really compelling series full of all sorts of things I love. Vamps, Weres and steamy romance. Can't wait to read it! Thanks Brook for helping me find more books to make real men look like they're just not trying hard enough. Lol. Also thanks to all you girls who write these amazing stories. :)