Sara: How would you describe Black Howl, for readers who haven’t heard of it before?
Christina: Maddy's life is getting really complicated in this book. Ghosts of the dead are popping up all over Chicago, and their deaths haven't been foreseen by the Agency, which means they're outside the natural order. And if deaths are occurring outside the natural order then that means something big and bad is hanging around.
Plus, Wade, the alpha of the werewolf pack that befriended Maddy in Black Night, has been kidnapped and Maddy's got to find him. On top of everything else, Gabriel is her thrall now, so if you thought their relationship was difficult before you haven't seen anything yet.
Sara: Do you have a favorite character to write? Is there a character that’s a bit harder than the rest to write?
Christina: Beezle is my favorite character to write. He gets the best lines and he gets to eat all the junk food, which is pretty much my dream job (after writing, of course).
Nathaniel is probably the most difficult character for me to write, because nothing about him is simple.
Sara: Will we meet any new characters in Black Howl?
Christina: Yes, there are a few new characters, but not too many. If there are too many characters it gets hard to write. I don’t know how some writers do it. I’m always impressed by these giant books that have a cast of thousands.
Sara: Last time, you said you were working on book four. How many books are planned for the series?
Christina: Right now there are at least six books planned for the series.
Sara: If Beezle could work team up with any Urban Fantasy sidekick, who would you want him to work with?
Christina: Bob from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. They could wreak havoc on the streets of Chicago!
Sara: Tell us a little about your writing process. Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Christina: A pantser! I’ve now written four books and every one of them turned out differently than I’d thought they would. I write chronologically, so I just kind of let things unfold as I go.
Sara: What are you currently reading?
Christina: Bill Bryson’s At Home. It’s full of amazing facts. I want to read whole sections of it to anyone who will listen.
Thank you so much for having me here, Sara!
Thanks to Ace, I have one (1) print copy of Black Howl to giveaway to a lucky commenter. Just answer the following question: Which Urban Fantasy sidekick would you, the reader, want Beezle to team up with?
1. Must include a valid e-mail address.
2. Open to US and Canada only.
3. Giveaway ends Saturday March 3rd.
4. Winners will be chosen via Random.org.
Title: Black Howl
Author: Christina Henry
Series: Madeline Black #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 02/28/12
Something is wrong with the souls of Chicago's dead. Ghosts are walking the streets, and Agent of Death Madeline Black's exasperating boss wants her to figure out why. And while work is bad enough, Maddy has a plethora of personal problems too. Now that Gabriel has been assigned as her thrall, their relationship has hit an impasse. At least her sleazy ex-fiance Nathaniel is out of the picture -- or so she thinks...