#IndieFallFest: James D. Horton

I'm so excited to welcome James D. Horton back to my blog for Indie Fall Fest today!
Don't forget to drop by the kick-off post and enter the huge giveaway!

On Kira Adams' blog, she's hosting Heather Topham Wood today!

by K.G. McAbee
1.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My temper. It's something I've worked on for years and I'm much better now than I've ever been but it still rears it's head every now and then.  I would really like to have that completely under control, where the stress doesn't get to me at times, or when things go wrong I just would stay cool.

2.What is the trait you most admire in other writers?
When they have a perfect quotable phrase that impresses me. I love seeing a one or two line quote that just stands out when I'm reading or they are smart enough to use it in promoting their book on social media. I really admire the ability to generate that quote but even more when they know they created something that is cool! I think it's brilliant when a character just pops something off that gets quoted, such as "As you wish," from the Princess Bride (I know movie and book, movie made it famous but it illustrates the idea.)

3.Do you have favorite phrases or words that you wished you didn't use?
He/she nods. My editor hates that I use that so often. I write very stream of conscious and when I'm writing I completely see the scene before me in great detail so my first draft is filled with a lot of odd ball descriptions of character actions or setting that is not necessary to the story and can be distracting overall. Those get cut more than anything else.

4. Which talent would you most like to have?
Singing. I love to sing along but I'm terrible at it. I'm sure my family wishes I could actually sing as well.

5.What book would you most like to have written?
Lord of the Rings

6.Writers, by definition, must read. A lot. Who would you say are your favorite writers…and why?
J.R.R. Tolkien - he first introduced me to fantasy. I read him very young and it set me on a path for the rest of my life. Brandon Sanderson - I love epic stories with amazing world creation and Brandon nails that. Grant Cardone - his work inspires me to do more in my life and gives me a mindset that helps me accomplish it. James Patterson - great characters but the plots are intricate and pull you right in and through the book.

7.What is something we’d never learn about you purely from reading your work?
Well from reading my fiction books there's a lot a reader wouldn't know about me, but if they read my non-fiction books, well those were very personal and I didn't hold anything back both good and bad in my life. They were intended to share what I had learned in life and to do that, I had to share both the smart and the dumb things I had done up to this point.

Beast by James D. Horton
(Predator & Prey #2)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

It has been days since Lily killed the vampire responsible
for her brutal attack. Now she and Wolf have been
summoned by the Society to answer for her actions. Standing before the Regent, she learns she has tipped the human and supernatural scales. A new vampire is required to restore balance.

When she hears the penalty for her crime, Wolf protectively steps in and accepts a dangerous task in exchange for her freedom. He must find the rogue vampire who has been slaughtering citizens in their territory or risk losing Lily to the Society. And he only has days to do it.

As the night of reckoning fast approaches, Lily finds an unlikely advocate in a centuries-old, seductive vampire named Athene who gives her an ominous warning. Athene knows secrets about Wolf she won't divulge, which only complicates the mysterious revelation Lily has recently discovered about herself.

Screams, growls, and cries echo throughout the darkest, desolate streets of the city. The final showdown determines who is predator and who will become prey. One thing remains certain--no one escapes the night unscathed.
  Beast continues on where the first book in this series left off. I was so pleased to be back in Lily's world. I didn't realize how much I love her character until I was able to settle back in with her again! The descriptions offered up by James D. Horton are so rich and absorbing that you can't help but get lost in the pages of Beast!

  This book is slightly longer than the first, but it still moves at a rapid pace. I wanted to immediately reread it after finishing it! I'm absolutely in awe of this author and series. If you love paranormal romances, you have to discover the world of Lily and Wolf. You cannot go wrong with the Predator & Prey Series!

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

James D Horton is the breakout author of the Predator & Prey series which features an urban fantasy setting with a paranormal romance story. Lily is the star who falls in love with enigmatic Wolf, who is not a nice vampire. The story starts in Predator & Prey, continues in Beast (Predator & Prey, #2), and in the newly released Control (Predator & Prey, #3).

James is also the author of two popular non-fiction books which focus on relationship advice presenting the successful actions that he and his fiancé use to make their relationship better every single day with their six children.

He is currently working on the next installment of the Predator & Prey Series.

He lives in Lamar, MO with his fiancé and their children, plus the ever annoying Spock, a Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua.

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