The Black Swan Company - Luna DeMasi
With so many paranormal books out there, I always get excited when I find one that takes off in a new direction that I haven't seen before. The Black Swan Company reminds me a little of The Omega Man by Richard Matheson. But there are more political implications and a lot of thrills as our heroine fights for survival, the truth, and in the end, love.
There is a lot of dialogue in this book, but DeMasi makes it seem effortless. I had no trouble keeping up with the plot, the characters, or in believing the direction she took. Without giving away spoilers, I have to say that the biggest shock to me was that the main Sanguine character is not what I expected him to be. And it was a breath of fresh air. Absolutely lovely.
I had a lot of fun reading this book and look forward to more in the series.
Some Bio Information
Luna DeMasi was born in New York, but currently resides in southeast Michigan. She holds a B. S. in psychology, a master’s of library and information science, and loves scary stories.
1. What inspired you to write this book?
Much like the way my other stories came to me: I had a very simple concept come to me that I was intrigued by, then built the story around it. In this case, it was a human being marooned in a world of monsters, and having to work with one to survive; my anxiety surrounding the current political climate in the United States found its way inside, and before I knew it, I had my plot for the book
2. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process?
It involves so much thinking; staring at walls, listening to music, and thinking. Then, obsessive writing!
3. What is your least favorite part of the writing process?
The editing. Oh, how I hate editing...I'm a perfectionist about that kind of stuff.
4. How would you describe the perfect writing environment?
Perfect quiet with nothing else that needs to be done in the mundane world to distract me!
5. What can readers expect from you in the future?
I'm trying to complete another project called 'Counting the Stars without You,' which is also in the paranormal genre, but as far as 'The Black Swan Company' series, I'm hoping for three more books
6. How would you describe your writing style?
7. What’s your ultimate writing goal?
To get all of my ideas for stories in book form!