I’ve got another glorious interview for you guys! Tess Oliver was kind enough to chat with me about her new young adult werewolf novel Camille, her werewolf loves and what other goodies we can expect from her. Check it out:
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a teacher who loves to write in her spare time. I live in California with my two kids and my husband. I’m an animal lover, dogs, horses, cats, –anything with fur. (I just realized that might be why I like werewolves.) I’ve been a vegetarian almost my entire life and I love to read and watch romances.
Can you tell us about your book Camille?
Camille is set in Victorian London. I love anything set in 19th century England. She lives with her guardian, Dr. Bennett, a scientist. They hunt werewolves and are continuously searching for a cure for lycanthropy. Camille’s only living family is her sister, Emily, who has committed herself to an asylum due to the death of their father and some other circumstances that come out later in the story. Nathaniel Strider lives on the streets and steals to stay alive. He stumbles into one of Camille’s hunts one night and is bitten by a werewolf. Camille and Dr. Bennett must now find a way to stop Nathaniel from transforming into a werewolf so he does not become their next prey. In the month they have to develop a cure, Camille finds she is falling in love with Nathaniel. Now she faces the horrible prospect of having to hunt down the boy she loves.
How does Camille differ from other novels about werewolves?
Camille the main character is a werewolf hunter because they are monsters. She is trying to stop the boy she loves from becoming a werewolf. I think this makes it different.
Where did you get the idea for Camille?
I knew I wanted to write a paranormal romance with a Victorian setting and the story just sort of evolved from there.
Who is your favorite fictitious werewolf (other than your own)?
It’s pretty hard not to love Jacob in the Twilight series. He’s the perfect alpha male with heart.
Tell our readers why they should check out your book – in 3 words: (bwahaha)
Romance, suspense, kiss!
And finally, what other projects are you currently working on? Any goodies we should watch out for?
Currently, I’m writing a sequel for “Camille”. I hope readers will have as much fun reading it as I’m having writing it.
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