Monday, July 18, 2011

Interview with Christi Anna ---Interview done by Tianna Scott

Tianna: First let me say how much of a pleasure it has been to read your amazing series, Christi! Ive recommended them to all my friends and look forward to the rest of the series!

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me. I had a blast! You may let your Kindle/Nook readers know, that if they would like to try the series, they can email me at and I will happily send them the free file of book one! If you think of anything else, just holler! Christi Anna

1) How did you first come up with the idea for your Thief Of Life series?

At the time I decided to write my first book, I began with a list of ideas that had plagued my head for years. ‘Emovamp’ or emotional vampire, was a concept I thought up more than ten years earlier, and now sat at the bottom of the list. Currently, I was dealing with someone in my life who literally left me feeling drained all the time. So, naturally, my mind gravitated toward the concept. Within a few days, I had written the profile of what an emovamp was, and so began the story . I will say though, when I started the series, it was only going to be a short story, which I fully intended to scribble out on a yellow notepad and then bury in the bottom of drawer, only to be found someday when I was eighty, by my grandkids, who would marvel that grandma wrote a love story!

2) How many books will be in the series and are you planning anything else for when the series is over?

The Chronicles of Daniela is planned at six books in length with a finale that, I know, will leave my readers screaming for more! So, naturally there will be another set of chronicles, which will follow someone else, but contain all of the back story (yes, I’ve already started it.), and, there may be an additional set of chronicles, which, again, will follow someone else, but contain all previous events. This is what happens when you suppress the mind’s desire to write for your entire life.

3) What inspired you to start writing?

I used to write short stories when I was younger, but after dropping out of high school, I felt I lacked the education to be a writer. I mean, face it, I didn’t understand half of what I read, let alone be able to write. People were bound to make fun of me. However, after the loss of three young friends, in a short amount of time, mommies just like me, it was then I suddenly realized I had things I wanted to mark off my “to do” list. Writing a book was at the top of that list. And just yesterday I was informed I’ve lost another young friend, one more reminder of how short life is, and to not put things off until tomorrow. Besides, I’m confident that if I write it, anyone can understand it!

4) Which character do you most relate to and why?

Probably Daniela. So much of what she deals with emotionally, I too have felt at one time or another. I think we all have to some degree. Sometimes, she is who I would like to be, especially during any of the kissing scenes. The painful chapters, not so much.

5) The main character went through a very traumatic event early in the first book, is that something that you or someone you know has personally gone through?

No, and thank God. It was actually based off of a nightmare I had once. I was probably twelve at the time. I don’t remember all of it, but certain images still haunt my mind from time to time. Perhaps writing those things into the books is my way of coping with what scares me.

6) What process do you go through as a writer when creating your characters and the type of world they live in?

Mostly, I just think of the real world. In my career (I’m a real life nail tech) I meet all types of people. I sit face to face with them for at least an hour or more per appointment, learning all about them. After eleven years in this field, there are certain personalities that POP! I choose those characteristics which stand out the most and use them to their full potential. Same thing with their surroundings.

7) What 5 words would best describe your series?

Emotional Rollercoaster Of True Love! Or, Sad, Funny, Mad, Shocking, Romantic. Like I said, Emotional Rollercoaster Of True Love!

8) If you were to try and persuade someone to read your books, what would you say?

Hello, I’d like you to meet Miles Chadwick. Or, PLEASE, PLEASE, read my books!!! >>Okay, seriously, I tell people all the time, this is the ultimate of love stories. I promise you will laugh, cry and scream at the book, but you will LOVE it! If that doesn’t work, I revert back to, “PLEASE, PLEASE, read my books!!”

9) Are your characters based on Real Life people and if so, Where can I find MILES?

Believe me, I get this question A LOT. The concept for Miles is somewhat based off of a cute attorney I once met (don’t remember his name) and just the basic (deep, personal) need to have a bad boy to lust after. I think most will agree the series would be nothing without him. If he is real, (and I’m not saying he isn’t) I would be foolish to give up his current location. I’m sure you can all understand.

10) Would you consider yourself Team Miles, Robert or Ryan?

Yes, absolutely! Team THEM, all the way!

11) Becca; she’s a great character and person. Where did you find the inspiration for her?

She has a lot of me in her, or at least the kind of friend I strive to be. To be fair, she is named after one friend, and a mix of me, and several other friends. Daniela needs her just as much as she needs Daniela. That’s how my friendships are. And I tend to run a little on the smart mouthed side. That’s the “me” in her.

12) How did you come up with such diabolical villains?

I have a diabolical helmet. I put it on and sit in my diabolical chair, in my diabolical room, thinking of diabolical villains! I assume this is how everybody does it. >>Okay, if you must know, I pretty much think of the scariest people I can and then disguise them as normal people. Just like in the real world. Except Emily, there’s no disguising her evilness. The reader knows she is bad the moment she walks onto the pages. Sometimes I just cant hide that, and sometimes I don’t want to.

I hope this gives you a glimpse into the mess I call my mind. Feel free to visit my website, and please follow me on Facebook

Friday, July 15, 2011

Jealousy- Legacy of Love (book 2 in the Thief of Life series: the Chronicles of Daniela) By: Christi Anna. Reviewed by Tianna Scott

Thief Of Life: The Chronicles of Daniela Book Two
By Christi Anna
Format: Ebook
Release Date: April 22nd, 2011


The next chapter in the thrilling Thief of Life series: the Chronicles of Daniela. Haunted by terrifying visions of the cruel killer who nearly claimed her life, Daniela struggles to decipher reality from fiction. One man has pledged his love to her, but if he is not cautious it could prove fatal. Though he’s found a loophole for safety, it proves very strenuous and cant be relied on for long. Because of this, Daniela’s emotional state begins to change and she becomes determined to regain her independence. At the same time she is suddenly stricken with flashes of pain, Jealousy, but not her own. Daniela is willing to love, but can she choose between so many? One mans inability to concede to Daniela along with her stubbornness to choose one love could be the undoing of them all. With danger and seduction lurking around every corner, can true love conquer all, or will it be swallowed up in JEALOUSY?


Well readers! Christi Anna has done it again! With the second installment in her Thief Of Life serious, your better be prepared for a serious emotional roller coaster. Ive fallen even more in love with the characters and, yet again, the villain is a serious threat that has your heart pounding whenever hes near. And to say the heroine is going through more trials in this book would be an understatement! With the memory of her near death haunting her behind every corner, she still has to deal with past guilt, the horrible (or in my opinion FREAKING AWESOME!) love square shes dealing with, and to top it all off shes starting to pick up on her boyfriend’s jealous moments!

I again recommend this book to every! It’s a must read and im positive you will not be disappointed. Her male characters are absolutely delicious, the storyline and plot are amazing and fresh (though occasionally it has a slight twilight feel to it… only from the hot love triangle really) and the heroine, Daniela is very likeable and seems to be slowly losing her mind!

Ill say this again. Thank you to Christi Anna for letting me read her books and I need to apologize to my ereader for nearly ending its life after a certain “battle” towards the end.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, a definite MUST READ for everyone!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wonder:Heart of Captivation (Thief of Life-The Chronicles of Daniela, #1) By Christi Anna. Review by Tianna Scott

Thief of Life: The Chronicles of Daniela-Book 1-Wonder, Heart of Captivation
By Christi Anna
Released April 17th, 2010


Believing her second chance at life is a cruel curse, the beautiful recluse Daniela wants nothing to do with love or relationships. She endures an occasional outing with her best friend Becca, but prefers to live a mundane life, eating chocolate covered peanut candies and waiting for life to end. She’s sure it will be soon.

Then, after a series of events, she attracts the attention of several eligible men, and instantly has a dating life most dream of. She wants nil to do with any of them, but cannot suppress her human desires or need for love.

Creatures stir among us, warm blooded, powerfully seductive, and capable of stealing the very essence of life with a single kiss! Daniela radiates energy they’ve never encountered, strong, powerful and highly prized by a Thief of Life. Unknowingly, she’s been targeted. Some wish to love her, others to claim the life she once cared nothing for. A decision must be made. Die or for once—live. Either choice will be costly, and may leave everyone in WONDER.


Its very rare that you find a book like this. This author was referred to me by another author who felt she might like to be interviewed on our bookpage and im so very glad she did. From the moment I cracked the book open (well, opened the fine on my EReader), I was hooked. The main character is a beautiful klutz whos prepared for a like of solitude until she is thrown into a world of super natural being who can steal your life with a simple kiss. My emotions were being pulled left and right with Daniela’s tale. I experience Sadness, excitement, discomfort and afraid of a new type of villain! And ill tell you guys this, I had NO idea who the bad guy would be until the end and when she/he came forward it felt SO obvious!!! I seriously recommend this book to everyone and am DIEING to read the next book!!!

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and feel this book could easily become as famous as The Twilight Saga and The Sookie Stackhouse Series. Wonder kept me captivated from beginning to end with twist after twist and constant building excitement! Im so proud to have the opportunity to interview Christi Anna and thank her so much for giving me the chance!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Over 700 Follower Giveaway!

First I would like to say thank you to everyone that has helped me and Tianna reach over 700 fans on Facebook! I know we only have a few on here but hopefully that will change soon! Okay so Ima get down to the details of this awesome giveaway. You will be entering for a custom made beaded bookmark by your truly! I will keep this giveaway open until 10pm Central time on July 4th! All you have to do is a comment below this post telling us what you would like to have made and why you want one (+2 if you answer both). On the 4th I will use to choose the TWO winners and they will be contacted via email. So remember to put that in your comment as well. Also this giveaway IS International! So everybody can enter!!!

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I cant wait to hear what you guys say and good luck everyone!!!!!!!