Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vicious Deep Author Interview!!

So this upcoming Tuesday (May 1st), The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova will be released!! I was able to get the chance to ask Zoraida about The Vicious Deep and learn more about her. Check out the interview below!!

Can you tell us a little about your novel The Vicious Deep?
TVD is an urban fantasy set in Coney Island, and based around a young casanova, Tristan Hart who discovers his lineage runs 1000 leagues under the sea...and then some.

Was it harder to write with a male Point of View instead of writing with a female one?
I’ve written in both and they come with their challenges. Sometimes I worry that my girl characters are too snarky. Then I worry my male characters are too feminine. But the feelings cross over. It’s all about conversing with the character and getting to know them before putting them in a scene where everything collapses around them.

What’s your favorite part of the writing process?
Making stuff up.

If you could be any character in The Vicious Deep, who would you be and why?

This varies. I love Marty McKay. He’s got some adventures ahead of him.

I love Layla because she gets to have Tristan’s attention.

Then I love the silver mermaid, because she’s bad to the bone.

Okay so I have to ask..if The Vicious Deep was made into a movie who would you want to play Tristan?
MEEP! So hard. Zac Efron has gotten nice and muscular. So in something like this: He has the pretty blue eyes and the darker hair.

When will the second book in the series, Savage Blue, be coming out and can you give us fellow readers a hint at what to expect?

It should come out this time next year! Look out for the cover reveal at the end of May. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but Tristan has some very tough choices ahead. I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes.

Do you plan on writing any other books in different genres?

I have an adult book I’d like to write. Actually, it’s about someone my age, so really still a “young adult.” The market is minuscule for it. Who wants to read about 24 year olds messing up in Manhattan night life? Until I can write it right, I’m going to stick to some pretty cool urban fantasy ideas I’ve got in mind.

What was your favorite book growing up and why?

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. It started my witch craze, even though there aren’t any actual witches in the book.

Are there any books you would recommend to fellow bloggers and readers out there?

Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar. For fans of Neil Gaiman, especially. It’s a big book, but goes by SO fast.

Last question..if you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

This is as tough as picking out which hot actor I’d go on a date with (Bradley Cooper). Greece. To see the ruins and swim in the beautiful waters.

Thanks so much Zoraida for answering my questions!! Make sure to check out The Vicious Deep next week when it is released!!


  1. Great interview! She's doing a couple of signings in my area and I'm going to try to make it, but they coincide with other signings>_< I hate when that happens. I also saw the book on shelves today- looking forward to reading it!

    jenn | writer's block

  2. Oh goodness... I've seen Lonely Werewolf Girl before, but NEVER mentioned along with Neil Gaiman... Neil Gaiman is one of my FAVORITE authors... actually he IS my favorite author *dies*


  3. Fantastic interview, adding this one to my list!

  4. Oh, going to Greece would be wonderful! I regret not going with my family when they went now. *sigh* And no, I have no good reason for why I didn't! LOL.

    Great interview! I'm very curious about this one:)


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