Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Interview with Hannah Pole, author of Song of The Wolf

Today, I am welcoming author of contemporary fantasy, Hannah Pole, as a guest to my blog. She's on a blog tour at the moment promoting her book, Song of The Wolf, and has agreed to answer some of my questions :).

Tell us a little about yourself.

Well hello! Firstly, thank you so much for hosting me! You rock for sure!

My name is Hannah, I am a huge lover of everything occult, paranormal and mythical. I love Batman, and I have a house full of far too many animals!

I live by the sea and spend all the time I have either writing or reading.

Currently it is so cold in my house because we had a ridiculous storm that ripped most of the rendering off my house, that I am sat here writing with gloves on!

And now some questions about your book, Song of the Wolf.

Give us some background about the plot for Song of the Wolf and what made you want to write it.

Song of the Wolf is hands down my favourite book in this Call of The Wilderness series, that also includes the first book, Silence of the Wolves. I put blood sweat and tears into writing it, and I am now struggling to top it with book three! There is a particular section (you will know it if you read it) that I spent a good hour and a half in floods of tears writing!

It tells the story of two incredibly damaged wolves struggling between their awful involvement in the war raging between the two halves of the paranormal world and their home life, where they can’t quite feel normal.

Dax is a moody, broody male who hates everyone bar Alison, but feels he is too damaged to be good enough for her.

Alison is a sweet, innocent female with a backbone of steel who endures more pain and torture than anyone else in the book, yet still manages to find the will to carry on.

The High Lord is an evil (Excuse my French) B**stard with his sights set on taking over and ruining the world and the afterlife as we know it.

Song of the Wolf is the second in the series, though you don’t need to read them in order to understand the story!

Silence of the Wolves (Book one) was my debut. And though I will always love that book for getting me going, it was the novel I found my feet as a writer on. When that was released, I had a number of wonderful reviews that really inspired me to make the absolute most out of my writing. That inspiration coupled with the damaged past I had already built up for Alison and Dax in my mind gave me the fuel I needed to create a truly powerful story line.

This is not a book for the weak stomached, it is a bit brutal but has a wonderfully sweet undercurrent that I loved writing.

Why wolves?

I love wolves, they amaze me. They are beautiful creatures filled with grace and skill that not many can match…

It also may have had something to do with the fact that about the time I started writing the first book in the series we’d just rescued our husky boy, Orbit. I love him, he’s a bug fluffy cutie!

Who is your favourite character from Song of the Wolf?

Julian, the pack Alpha. He is not a main character (yet) but he is the life and soul of the pack. He is the backbone of the story and I just can’t wait to write about him!!

Otherwise, the Djinn, Jake and Jones are fun to write about! They are such drama queens!!

Okay, so now some 'literary' questions... :)

Name your favourite book.

Oh god! As in one favourite?? Only one?? I think currently Divine by Mistake by P.C Cast. I read that thing in one day (and it’s a big book!) and loved every second of it! Although my favourite author is Keri Arthur and her Riley Jenson series. Cracking!

What genre would you never write and why?

Erm, futuristic I guess. I mean I suppose that would come under science fiction, but technically so does fantasy and I LOVE writing fantasy!

I’m good at magic, historical settings and the like, although all of my books are set in modern day… But writing about something in the future, and by that I mean like waaaaaay in the future with cars that fly and funky metal buildings etc. isn’t my thing. I think I would just make a bit of a tit of myself if I tried!

What genre would you never read and why?

There isn’t much I wouldn’t read, I love a good story, no matter the context! I’m not good with factual books (historical texts aside), biographies and such, I’d rather dip into someone’s extraordinary imagination rather than their life.

And finally some random questions :)

Are you a cat or a dog person?

Dogs, no doubt! I love them! Have a Husky and a Jack Russell at home!!

What's the nuttiest thing you'd do for £1M?

Erm, I have no idea!! There isn’t much I wouldn’t do! Jump out of a plane in a clown suit? Done! Swim the English Channel? Hand me that swimsuit!

Streaking through London? Turn your camera off, I’m running!

Basically anything that wouldn’t destroy my sense of self worth I suppose, that money would buy me and my dogs a cracking bit of land and the means to open a rescue center!

Can you keep a secret? ;P

Sssh, I can’t tell you…
Can you?

Thanks so very much wonderful beans for having me! So much love to you all! If you want to check out the book, I always love knowing what you think, so you’re all more than welcome to get in touch any time!
I hope you like what you read!!

Write on!!


Thanks Hannah - and now for a little more detail about Hannah and her books!

I am a born and bred wild child. (Or I like to think so anyway!)

I moved to sunny Folkestone to escape and find my feet as, well whatever I was destined to be! But alas, my short attention span made finding that destiny a little difficult! One day I came across a diary entry that made me laugh so hard; I actually fell off my chair. (Yes, this can happen!)
I decided that the entry was so funny; it needed to be shared with the world! So I started writing, and attempted to turn it into a novel. Though to this day, that novel remains unfinished, it will always be the novel that got me started, and showed me what I was passionate about. Honestly? I have aspired to be everything from a Private Investigator to a Zoo Keeper with my career; my interests change so quickly that I could never stick with one! Writing gives me the freedom to choose; I can be a cold-hearted assassin in love with a poet one day and the secret lesbian lover of a politician the next!
All my life, I have had a strong, unwavering passion for anything supernatural, spiritual and slightly unexplainable, I love the idea that there can be something completely fantastical lurking beneath the confines of normality. So of course, mythical creatures of all shapes and sizes dominate most of my work!
In a nutshell, I am a creative crazy bean, living with my lovely husband and a house full of too many animals! I’ve always secretly wished I were a werewolf of some description, but have come to realise that I will have to settle for writing about them instead! I’m happiest in the sun with my head in a good book!

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In the depths of England, a Kingdom lurks beneath the confines of normality. 

A hierarchy of supernaturals run by the strict council fight daily to keep their world a secret from the humans that appear to rule the world. With the Councils structure changing and the Kingdom struggling to keep up, the rest of the community must keep their heads down and do their duty. Or face the ultimate penalty. 
Shifters and Vampires have the hardest task of them all, fighting in the war against the Circle, a deadly band of rebels, practicing blood magic and capturing souls in their wake. With the new high lord in control, life has never been more dangerous.
A day will come little wolf when you must decide which evil you fight for.

Alison Jenkins has been born and bred into one of the Councils leading front line packs. She’s had a life of glitz and glamour and has loved every second of it.
That was of course until the deadly circle kidnapped her… and bound her soul against her will.
Now she faces a fate worse than death, with her body rotting and her soul held captive she faces the gravest of choices, give up her afterlife to save this one?
Or die early and let her soul walk the grey plane alone for the rest of eternity.

When Dax, the White Wolf packs resident moody genius finds out Alison has been kidnapped he gives up everything he has to find her, nearly killing himself in the process. He is a lone wolf by nature and when he finds himself falling in love with a female who not only is the sister of his Alpha, but seems to be slowing dying with no hope of salvation, he finds himself changing the very fiber of himself and his morals. Dax will use every available resource to try and help her, even if it means asking a favour with the very darkest creatures of the night.
Is death truly the only way to save her?

Song of the Wolf is out on the 26th November 2013

It is the second book in the Call of the Wilderness series, though you don’t necessarily need to read them in order! 


Silence of the Wolves (Book 1 Song of the Wilderness)

Fate is calling…

After a strange encounter in a dark alley, journalist Tamriel’s life is turned upside down. She’s missing days, developing odd new abilities, and being followed by mysterious Leyth.
Dark, dangerous – and too gorgeous for his own good –Leyth’s determined to teach Tamriel about her new life – as a werewolf! And just as intent on keeping their relationship strictly business.
But as their simmering bond grows, Tamriel and Leyth face a bigger challenge; Tam may be their kind’s strongest weapon against the Circle, a deadly group of paranormal creatures gone rogue. That is, if she’s ready to give into her destiny and put up the fight of her life...

Silence of the Wolves is currently on a promotional sale to celebrate the upcoming launch of Song of the Wolf!  UK- 59p!! US – 95c!!


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