|Author Noelle Pierce|
Hello, Noelle. Thank you so much for joining us today. Since I mentioned dancing, let's start off with you telling us a little about your music taste. What music are you listening to lately?
I listen to all sorts of music, but when I write, I have a playlist that will get me in the mood. Classical or instrumental piano for my historicals, alternative music for my paranormal. Additionally, each of my stories has a theme song that I can listen to on repeat to get me in the mindset to write that particular story. Sometimes the theme song has the right lyrics, other times it's a feel of the music; I just know it when I hear it.
Sounds like you have all your moods covered for the different genres as well as your own personal tastes. I love the variety, not only in your music tast but in your writing, too. Please tell us a little about your WIP.
My current story is a contemporary paranormal romance, about a rogue elemental out to destroy the human race. The person elected to stop him is a misanthrope, and she needs to convince four other humans to help. Things are further complicated when Irina (the misanthrope) and her bodyguard, Fontaine, develop feelings for each other. If they give in, Fontaine will lose his ability to protect her.
The original idea came from the pentacle symbol—a five-point star enclosed in a circle—representing the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. Irina is the Spirit, and the other four are "pedigrees," pureblood descendents of each elemental race. Since the elementals are tasked with keeping the earth in balance, I wondered what would happen if one of them got tired of humans making it more difficult for them.
Ohhhh, what a great concept! I love how you used the five elements into a romance story. The mention of the five elements reminds me of the different seasons, too. With that being said, what is your favorite time of year?
Spring! The weather is temperate, the trees and flowers are blooming, and it's my kids' birthdays! *grin*
Well, happy early birthday to them! Spring time is the perfect weather for parties. Well, what type of vacations do you prefer? Tropical or European vacation?
European, hands down. I grew up on the beach, so I've seen plenty of sun and sand, thank you. *grin* Seriously, there's something about being in Europe that gives me a feeling of peace. I love to walk around and see evidence of history that's more than a few hundred years old.
Awwww, Europe! That's my cup of tea as well. I see a future trip in the works....strictly for story research, you know. *giggles* Is there a particular fable/tale you would love to write your own version or spin on it?
Actually, my historical romance novellas were inspired by the myths of the constellations. I've got Andromeda and Cassiopeia, so far. Eventually, I'd love to do a fairy tale series, but with the less well-known stories, like Rose Red, the Wild Swans, or the Nightingale.
I can't wait to read that fairy tale series. Please keep us posted on those projects. I'd love to have you back to discuss them. Well, Noelle, we're coming to an end of our time together. For your final question, what advice would you give aspiring authors?
Only to be selective and use your best judgment in what advice you take. Be wary of taking advice on writing and publishing from people who have never been published, or who don't work in the industry. Also be cautious when you hear the words "always" and "never." Very few things are that absolute.
Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us today. I greatly appreciate you being my guest. I look forward to seeing you at the next M&M conference, too.
To learn more about Noelle Pierce and her books, please visit the following weblinks. BTW, Noelle's website is gorgeous! Oh, she also does a little graphic design, too. So you definitely want to check out her site and see her amazing talents in that area as well as her historicals, paranormals, and erotica books. There's something for everyone.