Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Interview with Mistress Rae

An Interview with Mistress Rae

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m Editor/Publisher of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine (which landed 2nd place at the P&E Readers Poll for 2008--I’m so proud of it! Lol!) http://BloodTouch.Webs.Com/darkgothicmagazine.htm and I also publish a bi-annual anthology comprised of members of my Gratista Vampire Clan Yahoo Group-- http://Bloodtouch.Webs.Com/clananthologies.htm. I’m always busying myself with writing projects. I recently got married in October last year, and have 2 four-legged kids, Hades and Chaos--and they were named that for a reason, lol!

What do you write?
Dark paranormal romance, and horror. Occasionally I do dark humor as well. I define ‘dark paranormal romance’ as not always being some big, bed of roses where everything MUST have a happy ending; that’s not realistic to me. There’s elements of suspense, tension, conflict and horror around the romance parts. I’m not saying my stories don’t have happy endings to situations they deal with, because they do. I try to keep it an even mix of everything, lol.

Why do you write?
For the LOVE of it! Lol. It’s my escape from mundane reality. It’s awesome to have an audience too, of course! I love hearing how much people like what I write!

What are you writing now?
I’m currently working on my latest dark paranormal romance series, “ABRAXAS”, which starts when a young woman is attacked in an alley by vampires. This ‘awakens’ her newfound abilities, and introduces her to a dark world within her city, and to a stunning gentleman who shares the same powers as her. To her surprise, though, he’s twice her age. She also inherits a ‘family’--a lively medley of young adults who reside in his mansion. They encounter all sorts of demons, witches, even zombies. As the series continues, more characters will be introduced, including more vampire clans and creatures. You can find free downloads and read excerpts and trailers at http://BloodTouch.Webs.Com/abraxas.htm

What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
Anything black, or a combination of black and burgundy, or black and purple. You might catch me haunting a Hot Topic store on occasion. Mostly I like to make my own Gothy clothes.

Are you in love? Have you ever been?
Yes, I’m in love with my hubby, lol. Love has been a tough road for me; my previous failures-for-boyfriends proving themselves to be very destructive dream-killers, which stunted my ability to ‘love’, and gave me very jaded views on it. Too bad I didn’t meet my hubby sooner!

Do you have a dream lover – and what does he or she look like?
I’ve encountered ‘dream lovers’ only twice in my life. Once in my twenties, and again just last year. Their looks are too ethereal to describe, but one thing that stands out was their eyes, almost glowing, and very piercing. And both had dark hair. While with them, I felt what I believed to be true love and joy, and after waking up, I felt a great sense of emptiness and loss as I never encountered them again.

What kind of comfort food do you like best?
Vanilla ice-cream, strawberries and whipped cream, and those gold-foiled, Ferrero-Rocher chocolates! If I don’t watch it, I can eat half a box in one sitting!

What makes you laugh? Cry?
I can’t think of any specific thing that makes me laugh. It’s something usually on-the-spot. Death makes me cry. An innocent getting hurt or killed makes me cry. The way humanity acts towards each other these days makes me cry.

What do you do to amuse yourself when not working?
I love watching old horror movies--I’m a big Vincent Price fan, lol. A lot of Roger Corman’s movies that starred Price have certain quality, style and ‘class’ that is sorely lacking in today’s so-called ‘horror’ flicks!

What is it in a man or woman that turns you on? The clean version please!
Their kindness, the way they treat me, their wit and intelligence.

What do you hate about life?
The continuing racism, bigotry, prejudices, political lies and wars. That’s MORE than enough to get under my skin.

What do you hope to achieve in life and when will you know that you have been a success?
I’d love to get one of my books made into a movie or television series, lol. That would definitely be a sure sign of success!

What are you going to write next?
Even I don’t know that yet, lol. I’ll just continue with my ABRAXAS series until my muse tells me to stop!

1 comment:

MarthaE said...

Nice interview... also fun to learn more about the authors! Abraxas sounds interesting! Curious where the name came from.. Thanks for sharing today.