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Friday, March 23, 2012

Interview with Suz Korb

Hi Suz, Tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing.

I’m originally from Hawaii, but now I’m living in England. This is why the young adult writing I do is shaped by where I live. Eve only experiences one part of England for a short while in Bedeviled 1, but she gets to explore it a lot more in the 2nd book when she’s abducted and taken back to the mysterious castle once again.

What type of books do you enjoy?

I like genre books filled with action and comedy. I don’t really enjoy reading literature, although I did like studying Doctor Faustus at university. Probably because it’s a play about hell and demons! Win.

What was it about this book that made you want to write it?

I’ve always enjoyed reading ghost stories and watching movies like Hellboy and Constantine. Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde was my way of creating a new twist on the whole vampire genre, by adding zombies to the mix!

Why did you choose to write a paranormal book?

To me there really is no other sub-genre within young adult fiction that I could possibly enjoy writing more. With the paranormal almost anything goes! It’s the genre that allows the most action, which I love, and laughs!

Which is your favorite creature Vampire, Werewolf, or Zombie?

Vampires. Definitely. So sexy. My favorite vamps of all time are Damon, Lestat and even Edward. I don’t think I need to mention their vampiric last names, do I? Everyone knows The Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Chronicles and Twilight, right? lol. I adore Nathan, the vampire I created, and we’ll see a lot more of him in book 3.

Which character in the book would you call to “hang out” with?

Kimi. She’s so sweet and vulnerable, yet just like Eve she’ll never fail to be there for her friends when needed.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

A mad scientist.

Is there anything special you would like to share with the readers about Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde, or yourself?

Both. I’ve suffered quite a lot of physical pain in my life, but thankfully I’ve come through it and am a healthy person who can’t complain. I broke a lot of bones when I was a wild child and the worst time was when I broke my left arm in half at the age of 12. Needed multiple surgeries over the course of 2 years to fix it! I think that’s why poor Eve suffers so much physical pain and trauma in this book. I just throw it all at her. (Insert evil laughter here.)

Thank you very much for joining me today.

A pleasure! Thanks for having me. :)

Eve Eden Vs The Zombie Horde
By Suz Korb
Genre: Paranormal YA

Book Description:
Kidnapped by a vampire, epically farted on by a pug and dragged through the pits of Hell. Welcome to Eve Eden’s world in the small and strange town of Twin Forest.

Eve has goals. She has dreams and ambitions that don’t involve staying in this weird, podunk town. When supernatural forces collide, dropping her into the heart of England, she’s not pleased. When Eve said she wanted to get the heck out of dodge, she didn’t mean getting transported into a castle dungeon.

A hellish incident turns Eve’s hair white. She can’t explain a slight attraction to a vampire who’s been sent to kill her. Can life get any worse? Apparently it can, because just around the corner at Twin Forest’s cemetery…

waits the zombie horde.

An excerpt from Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde starring Thunderbug: the epic farting pug.
 After everything I've seen. After everything I've been subjected to over the past... however many days, this has got to be the most confounding experience of all.
As Nathan's lips gently (gently!) touch my own, my face burns. My eyes start to water and I don't have a clue what I should do. So I just shut my heavy lids.
I've never been kissed.
Least of all by a blood-sucking vampire!
I'm so panicked and confused my brain wanders off to the random thought of dogs. In fact, I can actually hear a dog barking in my imagination right now.
Nathan pulls away from me.
There's a rush of air between our faces now, it immediately cools my cheeks.
"Bark! Bark! Bark!"
Bark, bark, bark?
"Where did that dog come from?" Nathan says.
My eyes fly open. I whip my head around to see none other than Thunderbug bounding towards us on his little pug paws.
"That pup belongs to Bubbles!" I say with a smile. I've never been more happy to see someone else's dog in my entire life.
Turning my whole body toward the racing pug, I go down on one knee and reach my arms forward. I'm ready to catch him. At the rate he's running though, he might succeed in knocking me back.
Thunderbug leaps over a stalagmite on the floor of the cave. Then he jumps over an even higher one. Impossibly, the flat faced little scamp next flies over a ten foot stalagmite. He heads toward me, jumps in an arch over my head and I watch as if in slow motion as he crashes into Nathan's chest.
If I expected the pug to bounce off and crash to the floor, I'd be wrong.
Thunderbug totally takes Nathan down.
I barely have time to register the look of surprise on his face, before he vanishes. What's more is, Thunderbug disappears too.
No wait! Nathan's over there, in the far corner of the cave. There's Thunderbug too! How is it possible for a doggy to move as fast as a vampire? I don't know, but Thunderbug is doing so.
Actually, the pug is now flashing around the room in locations different to where Nathan is appearing. During the last flash of re-appearance, Nathan blinks into the place just behind Thunderbug's rear end.
Uh oh...
Yep. Thunderbug, lets out a gaseous explosion from his butt that is so epic, I swear I see a mushroom-cloud blast into Nathan.
He goes down. The vampire has just been farted into submission by a super flatulent pug.

Author Bio:

Author Suz Korb writes supernatural comedy-horror novels with a splash of paranormal romance. The first novel in her Bedeviled trilogy, Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde, is a young adult adventure tale of hellish proportions.

Visit Suz at her website

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