The other day, I reviewed the debut novel of the talented Jennifer Rardin.
Below is an informal interview with the Indiana-born author (a fellow Hoosier!):
Angela/SciFiChick: Tell us a little about Once Bitten, Twice Shy.
Jennifer Rardin: The story takes place in Miami, where CIA assassins Jaz Parks and her boss, the vampire Vayl, have arrived on New YearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve. Their mission is to take out a plastic surgeon with terrorist ties named Assan. But first they have to figure out who his new, powerful partners are. The plot thickens like good, spicy sausage gravy as you race through the book. You also need to know that Jaz is struggling with major issues from her past that are affecting her in fairly bizarre and sometimes frightening ways.
Angela: Tell us a bit about yourself and your experience in writing.
Rardin: What does it say about you when, by the time youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re eighteen youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already read every book you really care to from your local library? Um, get a life, girl! Yeah, there for a while IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be reading four books at once, living out separate fantasies, all of them heroic and utterly fascinating. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t resist a good story. Not the soap opera kind. Nope, never was hooked on those. The kind where decisions matter, good can triumph over evil and mundane crap like taking out the trash can transform into adventure when you find a demon munching on your garbage.