Nowhere To Hide is another Awesome installment to the Stephanie Carovella series! We’re excited to share the info with you and encourage you to READ THIS SERIES!
Title: Nowhere to Hide
Author: NIna D’Angelo
Genre: Romantic suspense
Stephanie Carovella came back to Los Angeles to face her past and nearly lost her future to a serial killer.
Now she has a chance to start a new life with a new man.
But is that what she wants? While she battles Jase Devlin, the man who won’t stop until they are together, she gains the attention of another serial killer.
This time it’s the copycat killer; one who will stop at nothing to possess her.
Can she survive the madness of another killer? Will she give in to Jase Devlin’s advances? And will she see the real threat before it’s too late?
Or will Stephanie Carovella discover she has Nowhere To Hide?
Interview with The author Nina D’Angelo!
Isn’t she cool?? She makes us go all SQUIFFY!
What inspired you to write Nowhere to Run/Hide?
Believe it or not I used to write romance – years and years ago. I never thought I’d write crime but as I got older, I became fascinated by criminology and profiling and found myself reading more thrillers. Nowhere to Run actually happened by accident. I never planned on writing the novel. I didn’t even have a plot when I started it or an idea of what it would be. I was home alone one Saturday night and was just writing. Somehow I ended up with a prologue, than a chapter and then another chapter.
Nowhere to Hide I started thinking about while I was in the process of finishing Nowhere to Run. I realized I wanted to continue the story and show how Stephanie Carovella was evolving and also show a different side to her. I thought that it would also be interesting to reveal more about her past and her parents killer. It developed from there. I’m actually already chomping at the bit to write book three, which will see Leigh Walker back and deal head on with the Jesus Christ Killer.
What books have most influenced your life most?
I grew up reading widely. The first books that really influenced me as a writer were actually Jackie Collins’ Lucky Santangelo series. I loved the style and the grit. Jackie Collins created characters that were damaged and flawed and that appealed to me.
I’ve also been influenced by Kiss the Girls by James Patterson, The Stand by Stephen King and The Mummy by Anne Rice.
What book are you reading now?
I just finished reading Amanda Grace’s The Truth about You and Me – it was different and very bittersweet. I have mixed feelings about the book.
When did your desire to write start?
I have always written from a young age. I started working as a freelance music Journalist when I was 17 and spent close to 15 years working in that industry. I started playing around with fiction again in my mid twenties and wrote a few novels that I’ve never published (But I will) before I started writing Nowhere to Run. Now I could not imagine working in Journalism again because fiction is definitely my forte. I just love writing.
What can readers look forward to in the future?
You can expect to see more of Stephanie Carovella and Gena Evans. Deadly Secrets, which is the third book in the Stephanie Carovella series has been pushed back to next year now but it will be out there.
I also have a spin off series planned, which will introduce readers to Dominique Arlington, who you see briefly in Nowhere to Hide.
Due out in October is Damaged, which is the prequel to Nowhere to Run and a romance. For all of you who wanted to know more about Dominic and Stephanie’s lovestory, this is it. I also plan on writing another prequel about Jake Carlisle and Gena Evans.
I’ve also got a paranormal series planned in which LA is the portal to hell, a slew of crime novels planned and a romance series based on the Carlisle brothers (Yes ladies, Jake and Jesse aren’t the only Carlisle boys out there.)
So, I’m going to be busy writing!!!!
Who or what inspires you?
My peers have been a huge inspiration to me. I’ve seen the struggles Jenn Sterling went through before she hit the big time with The Perfect Game. She’s an amazing writer and such a beautiful personality, and she’s awe inspiring. I’m also inspired by the likes of James Patterson, who is a master at controlling his own works – from the marketing, to the writer and editing and distribution. He makes you sure he is heavily invested every step of the way and that’s inspiring.
I’m also inspired by people in life. Every character in my novel is someone I know. I use the names of real people. From the characters I murder, to the serial killers. Take Leigh Walker for example, he’s based on an ex boyfriend. Jase Devlin and Ben Reynolds are based on my two best friends – who are names Jase and Ben. Aspects of Stephanie Carovella’s life are taken from my own experiences (obviously not the whole being stalked by a serial killer thing). Every character you read about is either someone I know or a blend of people I know.
If you could be a superhero, what would your supernatural power would you choose?
I’d love to time travel. I love history and what better way to write about historical events or realistic events in your novel than if you’re there to experience it?
Which is your favorite movie?
Seriously? You want me to name only one???? I’ll name five off the top of my head. She’s the Man, The Notebook, Psycho, Kiss the Girls and 10 things I hate about you.
What kind of music do you like?
Anything and everything. I own over 8000 CDs from my days as a music Journalist but I have to admit hard rock and country are my favorite genres.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to publish a book?
Publishing a novel is not as easy as it sounds. Learn the business. Learn how to network and talk to other authors. Don’t expect success to happen overnight. Writing is fun, but there’s more to publishing a book than writing and you need to be prepared for that. It’s time consuming. It can sometimes be heartbreaking and exhausting, but ultimately it’s worth it. Research what you’re getting into and what you need to do to publish a novel. Don’t go in there blind. Get to your audience, your readers and the bloggers. Bloggers will become your best friends. Respect them as you would other authors because the reality is you need them more than they need you. They can help make or break a career and remember they’re in the industry because they love writing and reading as much as you do.
Also realize that this industry is like every other industry. It’s tough. There are people in the industry who are bitchy and who will stomp over you given the chance, but there are also some amazing people out there too – fellow authors, bloggers, formatters and editors who give a damn and are passionate about writing as you.
Last but not least, trust your gut and love what you do.
Do you have a message for Candy Coated’s followers?
Hi everyone. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and visit this wonderful blog. I hope you all enjoy the interview and Nowhere to Hide and I can’t wait to share more with you later on this year and in 2014. – Nina.
Thanks so much, Nina! We are super excited about this book and look forward to following the rest of your tour!