Today I have Julie Morgan here to talk all about her new release, Driven Hunger. Driven Hunger is the fourth book in her Southern Roots series. Check it out!
Abby Masters knew it was time to move on and start her life on her own. No one was in her way, no one could stop her. Leaving her past behind was the best way to move forward.
Deciding to travel around the world, the intent was to clear her mind, to find herself and to start over. What she didn’t expect, what she didn’t see coming, was Clive.
Welcome to Booked & Loaded and I cannot believe I have not had the opportunity to interrigate interview you!
Annie: For those who are new to you and your writing what is the best way to sum up your Southern Roots series?
Julie: Southern Roots follows the lives of five different people who are integrated, one way or the other, in each others lives. The story mainly takes place in Texas and began with Bobby Ray, Lexi, and Blaine. Southern Roots chronicles adults returning to their roots, so to speak. Where the cowboy in book one comes back and discovers a love with Lexi, you’ll also meet and get to know country boys turned mega rock band super stars. Not everything in this series is ‘country’. Where some takes place in Texas, you’ll also read about an adventure in Scotland. Each story is different and unique.
Annie: Driven Hunger is the 4th book in this series and is released into the wild today! What do you think will drive readers crazy (in a good way – of course!) about it?
Julie: Oh definitely Matt! HA! Matt is the sexy drummer to Deep Ember. He is very casual and never takes anything too serious. When he become reacquainted with Makayla, he tells her up front he’s not the relationship type, nor is he looking for a girlfriend. Being as she came out of a long term relationship prior, she’s not looking for a man, either. So what is better than a friendship with no strings attached?
Annie: What can we expect from you next?
Julie: Derek’s story, Paramour, will be the final (planned) story in this series. Derek is the lead singer for Mongrels of Soul and if you’ve read book two, City Lights, you already know his secret. Derek’s story is inspiring in the sense of accepting ones choices. Many of the characters from the previous story will come back in his and there are quite a few fun scenes, as well as dramatic enhanced ones.
Annie: What first sparked your passion for writing?
Julie: Since I was a child, I had been writing. Picking up the pencil when I was young, I would write songs or poetry…and attempt to sing them. HA! As I grew older, the poetry changed into stories. When the computer/internet age popped, so did fan fiction writing. I wrote quite a bit of fan fiction in the past. When new stories began to spring into my head (Fallen from Chronicles of the Fallen) I knew it was time to move forward.
Annie: You write in a variety of genres including Historical Fiction, Paranormal, and Contemporary. Which genre do you find the easiest to write?
Julie: Definitely paranormal. I have loved anything paranormal since I was a child. I seldom read the young adult and children’s novels growing up. I usually read Stephen King or something similar.
Annie: If you could compare yourself to any fictional character who would that be?
Julie: that’s a very tough question. Many of the characters I have created have a small part of me in them. They all carry something I have experienced in a round about way (obviously not demons or vampires, but the human essence of course). As for characters I have not created, I don’t think I can really answer that. There are so many wonderful characters out there it would be hard to pinpoint just one.
Annie: What childhood book influenced you most as an adult?
Julie: To Kill a Mockingbird definitely.
Annie: What book are you currently reading?
Julie: Push Pull by Emily Cyr
Annie: If you were fighting zombies what would your weapon of choice be?
Julie: an automatic weapon that never needed reloading, and never missed it target.
Annie: You and I are both attending Authors After Dark in Savannah this August. I have seen some of your great giveaways and plans you are making with readers. What are you looking forward to the most?
Julie: Both the Tiara and Bump in the Night balls. I can’t wait to see how everyone is dressed up! I’m looking forward to the bookies and the signing itself.
Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children’s stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.