The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is C.C. Solomon! Her newest release, Dark Hauntings: A Paranormal Times Novel released on July 20th 2021.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been seriously writing for about ten years but I first started when I was in middle school.
Describe a typical writing day.
You know, I don’t think I have a writing day. Since I work full time, I fit it in where I can get it in. Usually writing on my laptop on the couch or bed, listening to music or with cartoons on in the background.
Where do you get your inspiration for your books?
Everywhere. I am a daydreamer. Certain situations can inspire me. Also I love anime and k dramas so I get inspired by those as well. And I’m a big time reader so I get inspired by other authors. If you want to learn how to be a better writer, reading works like Stephen King can be not only good entertainment but educational.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
I think Fran has become my favorite. My latest release, Dark Hauntings, is the second time she’s featured, although she’s done some cameos in other books in my Paranormal World universe. She’s tough, says what’s on her mind and is fearless. However, she is also able to self reflect and course correct should she fail.
How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?
I’m not sure I have a special way of dealing. The emotional impact is part of the ride of it all. I try not to make negative events in my books without a bigger purpose but going for “the feels” is part of the fun! And I love it as a reader.
Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?
Yep, I’ve provided you with the links. I’m mostly on Facebook and Instagram. Right now I’m just on stalker status on Tik Tok lol.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I’d like to think I have a unique perspective. Growing up, there were no books in urban fantasy with BIPOC as the leads. Usually such characters were written as “the other” and were one note. I’m glad to write in something culturally different, including certain lesser known folklores like I did in Dark Hauntings, to a degree and incorporate my love of super hero shows, anime and K dramas as a unique mix.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?
Right now I’m in the middle of writing the sequel to Mystic Realms. So we are going back to the world of faeries and elves but still in this post apocalyptic world. It’s more paranormal romance than urban fantasy but that’s also a favorite genre of mine.
What advice would you give to other authors?
Keep writing. You can go back to fix things but finish the novel first.
What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?
That I’m passionate about it and I like to write what I want to read and I hope that shows.
Thank you C.C. Solomon for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Dark Hauntings today!
In a post-apocalyptic world full of monsters and demons, living without a memory is a dangerous thing.
Hi, my name is Francesca Ross and my life sucks right now. I’m a faerie who doesn’t remember her life beyond five years ago. I used to be a top-ranking warrior faerie but now I’ve become a homeless, unemployed loser with no plans for the future. I was supposed to be a big-time faerie queen with my own unseelie court by now. However, my approval ratings in the fae world aren’t the greatest due to some past infighting, so I’m forced to agree to a ‘special arrangement’ with a popular faerie if I want any chance at winning the throne.
When I get an offer from an arch angel to investigate angel disappearances in a small vacation town in exchange for help recovering my lost memories, I can’t say no. I need all the help I can get. Also, I could use a little vacation from doing nothing. I enlist the help of my friend who I may or may not have had a romance with in my past, half angel/half demon, Felix Gonzalez, along with a not so angelic guardian angel and a temperamental succubus. But of course, nothing is as easy as the deceiving angels explained. Now I’m stuck in a town with a mystery more gruesome than I could have imagined and I’m being stalked by several demonic forces, one of whom could have the answers to my hidden past.
Can I save the day, regain my memories, and win a throne? A girl can try.
Fans of Supernatural and the Kate Daniel’s series may like this new paranormal tale.
C.C. is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has actively written fiction since the age of eleven. She’s an avid “chick lit” reader and urban fantasy fan. During her days, she works in Civil Rights for the federal government. In her free time, she sings karaoke, travels the globe and watches too much TV… when she’s not writing of course.
Facebook page/group: https://www.facebook.com/authorccsolomon