Look Who’s Going to RT: Ilona Andrews

Ilona AndrewsCan you introduce yourself to my readers a little?
Writer of UF: I make stories about chicks with guns and swords and monsters who love them (Magic Bites).

I can be found at: website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

Can you introduce us to the world that you have created?
The world has suffered a magic apocalypse. We pushed the technological progress too far, and now magic returned with a vengeance. It comes in waves, without warning, and vanishes as suddenly as it appears. When magic is up, planes drop out of the sky, cars stall, electricity dies. When magic is down, guns work and spells fail.

It’s a volatile, screwed-up world. Magic feeds on technology, gnawing down on skyscrappers until most of them topple and fall, leaving only skeletal husks behind. Monsters prowl the ruined streets, werebears and werehyenas stalk their prey; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds. In this world lives Kate Daniels. She likes her sword, is in love with a werelion, and her dad is Darth Vader. Sort of.

Will this be your first RT or are you a veteran? Any advice for those who are going for the first time?
I’ve been before a couple of times and my advice is drink a lot of coffee.

Are you speaking on any panels during RT? Are there any you are looking forward to?
Yes, I will be speaking on SPECIALTY: Kiss Me, Kill Me: Writing Action Scenes With Heart (THURSDAY, 10:00-11:00) Action in romance novels isn’t strictly between the sheets! Join five multi-published, bestselling romance authors as they share tips, tricks and techniques about how to write action scenes that will keep your readers on the edge of their seats. Panelists: Zoë Archer, Ilona Andrews, Larissa Ione, Laurie London, Nico Rosso

If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?
Short plump woman with dark hair accompanied by a short but handsome blond man.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.