-->

Interview with Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author Luna Joya

Meet award-winning Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy author Luna Joya, whose 1st book in the Legacy series, Tides of Time, is out now.



1. Tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your work.
Hi, I’m Luna Joya. I grew up in the South and lived in cities as diverse as New Orleans, D.C., and Paris briefly before making a home in Los Angeles with my combat veteran husband and our two-pound terror rescue pup. I work as a prosecutor and write paranormal romance. I’m fluent in penal code and sarcasm. Weaving my love of Los Angeles history and mythology into contemporary stories is my passion. 
Tiny Editor with Tides of Time

2. What genres do you write or want to write in the future?
I write paranormal romance with a dash of urban fantasy because every love story needs a healthy dose of magic.


3. What attracted you to City Owl Press and what has your experience been like working with City Owl Press?
City Owl has a great reputation for publishing quality work, fostering good relationships with author, and respect for strong heroines in paranormal and urban fantasy. Heather McCorkle believed in TIDES OF TIME and my series. Her dedication to making it the best work possible and the publisher’s other titles in paranormal and urban fantasy convinced me City Owl was the home for my work. 

4. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I’ve had a great experience working with the whole team from an impromptu Twitter pitch session through the present. Heather worked with from submission through acquisitions. Tina and Yelena have been so helpful on the business side of the house. My editor, Tee Tate, helps me push the limits of my writing with great comments that prompt me to be better. The author community has been supportive. City Owl has given me the space I need to create books I can be proud of and hope readers will love.

5. Tell our readers why they should pick up your book.
TIDES OF TIME is a paranormal romance about “good girl” Cami who wants a normal life, or at least as normal of a life as she can have in a family of witches. She can’t tell her sisters about her violent ex. Or that she broke the first rule of magic to “harm none.” When her youngest sister asks for help unraveling the death of a 1930’s star abused by those she loved, Cami can’t say no.

Reformed bad boy Sam lives for his restaurant and his coveted screenplay expertise of Hollywood history. He avoids the entanglements of relationships since even his own parents didn’t want him. But when the enchanting Cami needs his help to crack an unsolved mystery, he can’t resist. The closer they come to finding a killer, the more they crave each other. But someone is determined to stop them.

The prequel to the Legacy features a strong heroine, suspense, classic Hollywood history and mystery, family secrets revealed, and a sizzling hot romance for readers. The Legacy Series promises to be a witch soap opera with hex and sex.

6. Who/what were and are our inspirations? 

The Legacy Series grew out of a desire to showcase the ultimate “squad goals” with strong women you would want to be your crew. I’m a voracious reader, and I grew up with a mom who loved literature and took me to listen to renown authors as a preschooler. In my genre, there are so many inspiring authors, but I will one-click anything by Shelly Laurenston, Jeaniene Frost, or Illona Andrews. Plus, Los Angeles inspired the series. The settings and history are like a fictional tour of the city’s history.

7.  What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Find your tribe whether it be online or in person. Having the right support can make all the difference in your journey. Take classes, ask questions, and never stop learning.

The Legacy Series, Book 1

  A witchy good girl hiding secrets from her family…  

Cami yearns for a regular, ho hum, average life. Or at least as normal as she can get in a family of witches. But she can’t tell her sisters about her violent ex. Or that she broke the first rule of magic to “harm none.” Yet, when her youngest sister asks for help unraveling the death of a 1930’s star abused by loved ones, Cami can’t refuse.

A reformed bad boy who doesn’t know his family’s hidden secrets… 

 Sam lives for his restaurant and the intrigue of digging into Hollywood history. He avoids the entanglements of relationships since even his own parents didn’t want him. But when the enchanting Cami needs his help to crack an unsolved mystery, he can’t resist. The closer they come to finding the killer, the more they crave each other. But someone is determined to stop them. 


Can they solve the mystery before history repeats itself?
Paranormal Romance


DIGITAL EDITION AT RETAIL OUTLETS

            http://smarturl.it/TruthiBooks  
  

PAPERBACK  EDITION AVAILABLE AT RETAIL OUTLETS

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780986251610http://www.bookdepository.com/Code-Black-Tin-Moss/9780986251610http://www.powells.com/book/code-black-9780986251610/61-0