Izzibella Beau, author of Revelations: When Seperate Words Collide Book 1 is talking with me today about her book along with herself.
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
I have been married for twenty years and have thirty one children, three are biological and twenty eight are canine. I have a master degree in criminal justice and have worked as a security guard for an event organizer in Florida and also as an educator in an alternative school setting. I am originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania…GO STEELERS…but have lived in numerous places over the past twelve years. I love chocolate, Pepsi, NFL, and of course reading, writing, and all my readers.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I’m an exercise addict, so I’m always moving around. I love walking, jogging, and anything else that keeps me outdoors…only if it’s not cold, snowing, or raining. I’m more of a hot, humid, and no rain or snow kind of person. I like reading and if possible watching a movie every once in a while. All my kids tend to keep me very busy so any lag time is almost a never in my house.
3. Where do you get your ideas from?
I get ideas from things that have happened to me personally or someone that I knew on a close level. Some ideas are just random and I follow the movie that is played inside of my head as I write. There are some things that I’ve written that I would have never seen happening when I had first started the book. Songs are also great inspirations for having characters and scenes come to life.
4. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, which would be your favorite and why?
I think Blinded By Betrayal has been my favorite so far. It took so much out me that I had to stop writing for a week just to clear my head and get out of all the misery that Ayma was going through.
5. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
There is something in every story that is part of me. Some are real life experiences, but added onto for extra writing material. Ayma’s baby was born early, as were all three of my biological children. They are all perfectly fine, but it was an experience that I knew about and could write on. Intimidation is always a subject matter that I place in my writing. I, like most people, are intimidated by people, things, places, and events that were aren’t familiar around.
6. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I would like to write a dystopian, science fiction, and mystery genre related material. I have the ideas and have even begun the preliminary writing, but it doesn’t seem to want to flow as well as writing romances.
7. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
That is hard question to answer. I don’t like just one author or one genre. If the writing is good and the storyline keeps my attention, then I will read all that the author has to offer. Just like I can’t pick one book boyfriend, I can’t pick favorite authors.
8. Who are your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
I like Colton and Ayma because I have a strong connection to them. They are the little voices inside of my head and they tell me what’s going to happen next in their lives. I like Jacob and Madison from the Separate World series. She’s fun, sarcastic, and doesn’t take the bullsh*t that he shape shifting wolf boyfriend, Jacob, gives her.
9. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Making time to write. There is always so much to do in one day, that I get happy if I can find one or two hours to call my own and write. Marketing is another difficult aspect of being a writer. There are so many talented authors out there, sometimes it’s hard to get recognized.
10. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Keep with it. Don’t ever give up. Follow your heart of what you want to do and what you want to write. When times seem rough and you think it’s all a lost cause, take a break from it for a day, but don’t ever just walk away.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
The newest series that I have out right now is When Separate Worlds Collide. If you like romance, some heat, and paranormal in your day then this is the series that will offer you that plus more. The first book is Revelations.
‘What happens when two totally different people from two separate worlds collide? This is the story of Zach and Emily, their family, their friends, and what happens when the truth finally becomes known and love might not be able to save them. Welcome to West Lakes, a place where your friends and family may not be who they seem. This is a world where it’s not the dark you should be afraid of, but what could be waiting for you inside that darkness – that’s what should terrify you the most.’
The second book, which is already out, is Seasons of Change.
Changes are coming to West Lakes. Zach and Emily, Jacob and Madison, and Danny and Alex are destined mates. But, what is the reason for having such high ranked and powerful supernaturals coming together all at the same time?
Zach has found out who and what Emily is—will he still love her and want to be the mate of the one he was trained to hunt and kill? Emily and Zach have their love, but it may not be enough to amend for the past and prepare them for their future.
Jacob and Madison are followed by a darkness that will do anything and everything to keep them apart. As close as they are, these two are driven farther apart by circumstances they have no control over. Is this the end before it even began?
Alex and Danny are the stable minded couple of the group, but that is all about to change. Alex’s powers of being a seer are becoming more potent. Will Danny be able to save Alex from her own abilities or will the pressure placed on her to save everyone else become too much?
Season of Change will alter the world of the paranormals as they know it. Will the black magic enchantresses and Orfeo’s family of vampires be able to overcome those of white magic, shape shifters, and seers? So much has already happened, and yet so much more is yet to come that will make us believe that being of the mundane world is a much safer place.Show more
“Why can’t you even turn around to look at me?” Madison was getting a little pissed at the whole ignoring act he was putting on. “There’s something up with you, Jacob. I saw something in your eyes tonight that I had only seen once before.” She was referring to the wolf that comforted her the day in the field. “Are you saying you didn’t feel anything with that kiss?”
“Just nauseated.” He heard her suck in a breath after he snidely commented back to her. Jacob felt bad about saying that, but he had to somehow get her away from him. The wolf inside was howling in protest and he needed her to leave so he could control his feelings. This wasn’t supposed to be, there was no way they could ever be mates.
“You know what? Game over, you win, Jacob.” Madison was trying to control her anger, hurt, and all of the other mixed up emotions she was feeling about this self-centered prick standing in front of her. “You stay away from me and I’ll stay away from you. Don’t talk to me, don’t look at me…just…stay away.”
Jacob could hear the disappointment in her voice. He heard her footsteps getting farther away, so he knew she was walking back to the school. He wanted to run to her, but he knew that would be the biggest mistake he could make right now. He turned around and saw that she was nearing the school. “Madison,” he yelled out. She stopped, but didn’t turn around. He couldn’t say he was sorry. He did everything just so she wouldn’t get involved in all the mess of his family. “Don’t be mad.”
Madison swung around and stared at him from the entrance of the school. She looked so small being that far away, like she wouldn’t be able to fight off anyone or anything if they tried to attack her. The moonlight was reflecting off her hair and it seemed like it was glistening. “If that was an apology, it was a sorry ass one. It’s too late. Way too late for that, Jacob.” She turned around once more and walked into the school.