Monday, June 6, 2016

Interview with Electra Gajdos, Author of Ambushing Malachi

What made you decide to be an author? When I started writing at a young age, I knew it was what I wanted to do. I wanted to share my stories with the world.  

What do you like best about being a writer? What do you like the least? My favorite thing about being a writer is the support and encouragement I get from other authors. My least favorite is editing, I will sit and look at a sentence and debate for a half hour whether the comma should go there or not. LOL.  

How do you think your life experiences have prepared you for writing? There is so many different ways my life has prepared me. Every moment of my life is tied to an emotion whether it be pain of losing a loved one, the overwhelming love when each of my kids were born, or anger at another person.  I draw on all of those experiences and memories to help me convey the emotions I need to come through in the books.

Have you ever felt as if you were being dictated to while you wrote a book--as if the words came of their own accord? If yes, which book did that happen with? So far the two books I have written have both felt like that. I have a general idea of the main plot, but what goes on in between is usually told to me as I write.

You’ve written 2 novels and are working on a 2nd novel. What’s your favorite time management tip? Say no! You would be surprised how much time is freed up when you say no and don’t over commit yourself.

Are you a plotter or a pantser, i.e., do you outline your books ahead of time or are you an “organic” writer? I’m a plotter and pantser. I have the main plot in my head, but the characters and scenes don’t come to life until they tell me.

If you had one take away piece of advice for authors, what would it be? Rules are made to be broken. If you’re like everyone else, what is to set you part?

Did music help you find your muse with this book? If yes, which song did you find yourself going back to over and over again as you wrote? Sorry, no music. Unless, I was writing in the car and my husband had the radio on while driving.
Tell me more about Ambushing Malachi

Malachi Keen is a powerful and aggressive genetically altered half-human and half-wolf weapons designer on his planet, Valkas. When one of the weapons he invented is unable to get a job done, it put his reputation on the line. As a Lone Wolf who doesn’t play by any rules but his own, he takes matters into his owns hands and rescues the kidnapped female himself.  Malachi’s ego and pride gets in the way when he forgets to pick up his sister, Kiara.

On his way to retrieve to his sister, Malachi’s world changes when he is ambushed with a kiss by a mysterious female, who is his mate. Their first kiss leaves him drugged and knocked out, lying on the floor. 

Jez Baldovino owes a life debt to an influential Wolven, who saved her life. The tasks she was given to pay back her life debt sounded simple enough—get close to the Alpha of the Northern Province and steal the data needed.  Except she’s not the seducing kind or the spying type. Nothing has gone right, and now she on the run. Jez does the only thing she can think of when she sees a very large, grey-eyed Wolven coming in her direction; she kisses him and hides a silver bracelet in his pocket.

When the Wolven cashed in his debt, she had no clue she’d help uncover a group of alphas that seek to repeat history by evolving the genetically altered Wolvens into a race of shifters, become mated, and meet a new alien race.

But the dangers don’t end, and Malachi has a few problems to overcome like deal with a psychopath Alpha, who is holding his sister hostage for the return of Jez and the stolen data, and he must make a deal with a rebel leader to help him get them both back.
“Ha,” Kiara smirked in victory at the Wolven, and started up the stairs again, but paused from the deep, threatening growl from the male's voice. She wiped the smile off her face; she had been nice and polite for the sake of her family. Deciding to tell him to get the hint she wasn’t interested, she pivoted back around to see Israel stepping between the Wolven and her brothers.

In that moment, she wanted to do a happy dance. The big, bald genie was coming to her rescue. No one dared to mess with the massive male with his wide arms and shoulders supporting his trunk of a neck.

The Wolven bowed his head in acknowledgment. “Good to see you again, Israel.”

Israel bowed in respect to the salutation with his arms folded across his chest, leaving the gold band around his wrist exposed from under his uniform. He’s always been a man of few words with a face as hard as stone. When he did speak, his voice was firm and straight to the point.

“Sir, would you like to make a claim for tomorrow’s hunt.” Israel encouraged.

It was her turn to growl in displeasure.

The Wolven snickered; he threw his head back and howled, silencing the crowd.

“I choose prey 327 for the hunt tomorrow,” he said, calling out her number.

The crowd burst into cheers.

“Goodnight Kiara,” he mouthed as he bowed his head and dangled a colorful fabric bracelet. Her gaze snapped to her wrist; the bracelet her nephew, Trevir, had made her was gone. She glared at the Wolven, he must have taken it from when he kissed her wrist, and now he had her scent with him at all times.

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Electra Gajdos is from Winnemucca, Nevada and currently lives in West Michigan. She is a wife and the mother of two beautiful genius children. (Maybe not true geniuses, but a mother is always partial to her kids.) She won’t bore you with her childhood love of all things sci-fi and the game of chess. But she will let you know she once called the police to save a man from jumping off a three-story building. What she didn’t know was the man was a mannequin and part of an advertisement. No lie! Thankfully, it gave the police officer a good laugh for the night. This is just one her many good deeds gone wonky, and she looks forward to sharing more of them with you.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sharon Buchbinder, for having me as your guest.