Alyssa Day, one of the most popular American Romance writers of the Warriors of Poseidon series fame, is thrilled to give us some answers on some never- before- asked questions on her series. Here are those rare answers from her to her readers who have been in love with her Atlantean warriors so far.
Why do you think readers love paranormal novels so much? Why are they so interested in escaping reality when they could be doing something worthwhile, like moderating the presidential debates or working in fast food management?
I do love a good debate (and a good French fry), but I think people need a way to escape from the worry and cares of life sometimes. Whether it’s checking out the latest vampire movie or reading about heroic Atlanteans who save the world, it’s lovely to know that the good guys are going to win, nobody’s mortgage will be foreclosed upon, and happily ever after is the reality, not a fantasy, if only just for that little while.
I’ve received enough fan mail from people going through hard times to know that we all need a little hope. When I was a kid, it was John Wayne. You knew he’d save the day. Today it might be a supernatural creature saving the day, but it’s the same thing. It’s vastly comforting as well as entertaining to see the bad guys get what they deserve and for true love to conquer all.
Do you think writers’ brains are wired differently than those of normal people? You, in fact, have been accused by your family, your friends, and even your editor once in a memorable phone call, of having a dark and twisted mind, haven’t you? Do you think you put the Abby in Abnormal?
Your Warriors of Poseidon novels, about a race of Atlantean warriors sworn to protect humanity, are hero-driven stories about, let’s face it, a bunch of totally hunky hot guys. Does your husband ever get jealous?
No. He calls them the “oddly hairless men” from the book cover photos. Also, he flies for the U.S. Navy and is fairly hot and hunky himself.
What’s next from Alyssa Day?
The final book of the first arc of the Warriors of Poseidon, HEART OF ATLANTIS, will be out in May! And my new urban fantasy romance series, THE LEAGUE OF THE BLACK SWAN, debuts next fall.