The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is Ally Vance! Her upcoming release, Wicked Dreams (The Reveries Duet Book 1) will release on October 27th 2020.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
When I was about 8 I got hooked on reading and wrote my very first story, but I was about 13 when I knew for sure that’s what I wanted to be.
What about the horror genre interests you?
The freedom of it and the lack of limitations when it comes to writing and reading it. I expect to be scared or horrified and I love how it pushes all of the boundaries.
What was the first horror/story you remember reading?
I think it was Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
Do you ever come up with anything so wild that you scare yourself, that leaves you wondering where that came from?
There have been a few moments for sure when writing when I’ve felt that way.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so who? And what makes them so special.
I love most of my characters but one of my current favourites is Maia from Mutatus (Carnaval Des Ténèbres #3). There is a lot that makes her special, but I think her strength and love for those around her stands out, as well as the fact that had Yolanda Olson not asked me to join the collaborative series she wouldn’t exist.
Do you ever research real events, legends, or myths to get ideas?
Occasionally I’ve done research to help with character development and get details on real events/legends.
Do you look to your own phobias to find subject matter? Are your stories the products of nightmares, childhood experiences, fantasies?
I have occasionally used my own experiences to write with, but not all. I have never written about one of my phobias, but that doesn’t mean I won’t someday.
What is one stereotype about horror authors is absolutely wrong? What one stereotype is dead on?
It’s wrong that we are all as scary as our writing, but it’s true that we are all serial killers; no fictional character is safe from us!
Do you have any fun Halloween experiences you can share with us?
I went to a Halloween party one year as a vampire with my boyfriend (now husband) and he went as a vampire too while his brother was a devil. I jokingly offered to mix glitter in with the white face paint so he could go as Edward Cullen, he found this less funny than me and his brother did.
What advice would you give to other authors?
Keep writing and don’t stop, and don’t let others control your creativity whether it’s other authors or readers, as you’re writing for you not them.
What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?
I’m not afraid to rip your hearts out and no character is safe when I’m at the keyboard.
Thank you Ally Vance for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Pre-order her newest release, Wicked Dreams today!
Even the most vile of nightmares are born from the sweetest of dreams.
Miles tempts me in a way no other has before; he’s no idea of the truth that lurks behind the handsome face of his dream lover. I’ll bide my time until I’m ready to reveal myself. Only when Miles is weak, compliant, and willing to sign his soul over to me, will I show him exactly who and what he’s given himself to.
I’m not often tempted to cross the boundaries and physically enter this world. When I do I feast until I’ve had my fill, extracting every delicious morsel of my lover’s pleasure and pain as I bend them to my will. I know what will happen if I manifest in their reality, what they’ll see…
Nightmares are just the blurred lines between dreams and reality. Sooner or later your demons are going to get you.
Warning: Contains graphic scenes of sexual violence and sexual situations not suitable for readers under the age of 18. Contains scenes featuring M/M & M/F couples. Cliffhanger ending no HEA.
Ally is an International Bestselling Author who writes in the Dark Romance & Horror genres. Ally has been writing since she was a teenager, and it had been a long time dream of hers to finally become a published author. Ally also co-writes with her close friend Michelle under the pen name Ally Michelle. Ally lives in Kent, in the United Kingdom with her husband, stepson and two cats.
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