Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: The Nine: Zane by Elle Arroyo @elle_arroyo @XpressoTours

The Nine: Zane
Elle Arroyo
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: January 25th 2023
Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, Paranormal, Romance

Zane is Anunnaki, one of the nine immortals subjugated to walk the earth for eternity while tasked with protecting humankind from the malice. He must bind himself to an heir before the demons secured within his vessel burst free. Except that Zane is not interested in the female chosen for him. Instead, his desire lies in the man he met five years ago and shared an innocent, heartfelt night with. Eric Diaz had left Zane wanting.

Before they force Zane to bind himself with the female, he seeks Eric and shares one night of passion, hoping to satisfy his hunger for the man. But it doesn’t work, and Zane does everything in his power to keep Eric by his side, even risking the human realm and unleashing hell on earth.

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Interview with Elle Arroyo

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Don’t doubt yourself. Your voice matters.

What are the most important magazines for writers to subscribe to?

Anything that interest them. I never subscribed to writing specific magazines, but I subscribed to Fantasy mags and National Geographic and got some story ideas. My sons were subscribers to Otaku and Game Informer, and I gobbled that up for information on world and character designs. Gaming has awesome visual designs that blows my mind.

What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?

Absolutely nothing. **inserts smiley face**

What is the first book that made you cry?

I don’t know if it was the first book but, FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB, by Antony John made me laugh, cry, cheer…it gave me all the feels.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Writing energizes me, especially when I know exactly where I’m heading. I have to force myself to stop and go to bed.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

That’s hard to answer. I guess it depends on how you define original. I don’t think originality is something that is feasible to strive for. Everything I’ve read has a hint of something else. That is okay! And I have no clue what readers want. Sometimes, I think. Yeah, this is good. Only to be told, nah. Nope. Try again. My writing mindset is very simple. I write what I’d like to read. I build on one specific conflict, put two opposites together with enough sexual tension to burn a hole in the atmosphere, and let them try to resolve the conflict. Of course, they make it worse along the way.

Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?

I’ve always been a daydreamer. For me, my imagination was a real place I’d slip inside of to get away from my world. We didn’t have any books in the house. I was the oddball who liked the library. But my dad was a great storyteller and sparked my interest in the paranormal. When I was a kid, he’d tell me stories about growing up in the mountains of Puerto Rico. The evil that lived there. He even said my great-great grandfather was a brujo. A witch. That sparked my interest in everything paranormal. I wish I would’ve written down those stories. I can’t get him to talk about them anymore. It might be the reason why The Nine: Zane had started out as a contemporary romance story until Zane took over with all his paranormal drama. I just went with it.

Thank you for having me!  

Author Bio:

Elle is the author of Dark Fantasy MM Romance. She writes about alpha males fighting their demons, saving the world, and falling in love. And not necessarily in that order.

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ShirleyAnn said...

I enjoyed the post the book sounds really good and I'm adding it to my wish list.

Marcy Meyer said...

Love the cover. Looks great. The blurb sounds really good.

Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour!!

Elle Arroyo said...

Yay! Thanks for participating and sharing!

Sherry said...

Looks like an interesting book.

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.