Stephanie Julian is an avid reader, who used to have a book-a-day habit. Then she realized she not only wanted to read books but write them, too. Romance has always been her first love, the sexier the better. Hot men, strong women and a heaping helping of magic dominate (and she does mean dominate) her blazing hot stories. When she's not writing, she's, well... she's certainly not cleaning. And she only cooks when her guys complain that they're hungry. Otherwise, she's got her fingers on a keyboard, her butt in a chair and her head in the stars. You can contact her through her website at www.stephaniejulian.com.
Do you use myspace, facebook, twitter, or other social networking sites? If so, how do we find you on those sites?
You can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephanie-Julian/52545546702?ref=ts I'm on Twitter as @StephanieJulian I'm a Goodreads author as Stephanie Julian
What is your book about? Please provide a description.
Obsolete is not a pretty word. Especially for a once-powerful goddess. For the Forgotten Goddesses of Etruria, it’s become a way of life. Tessa, Etruscan Goddess of the Sun, is running for her life. Her powers have been waning for centuries and now Charun, Etruscan God of the Underworld, is hunting her to consume her remaining magic. She needs a hero and fast. Caligo of the Cimmerians is a warrior who doesn’t feel pain, heat or cold though he’s been burned before by spoiled deities. Still, there’s something about Tessa that makes him lust for a delicate golden blonde goddess. Hot sex, a blue-skinned demon and raw emotions propel Tessa and Cal through danger and desire that could consume them both and open the gates between the worlds.
How long have you been at work on this book?
Since all my books deal with the Etruscan magical races, it's not really the length of time that's important, but the world building involved. I've been creating this community for several years, weaving characters in and out of books and hopefully creating not just a series of stories but a complete world that fits perfectly within our own.
How did the idea originate?
A few years ago, I decided I wanted to write about magic but with my own twist. I didn't want to do the traditional Celtic and, since I'm Italian on my dad's side, I wanted to write about my heritage. When I started researching, I discovered an amazing wealth of information on Italian witchcraft and folklore, stretching back to the early, mysterious Etruscans to the early Romans and beyond. Since there's not too much known about the Etruscans, I was able to let my imagination go wild yet still have enough research material to satisfy my inner Giles.
Did the book entail any unusual writing habits or places?