FIVE QUESTIONS ... with D. B. Woodling
Welcome to FIVE QUESTIONS. In this feature on my blog, you'll learn about new and exciting books from the author's themselves. You'll hear about the book, their characters, the inspiration behind the book, and other insider details. All through five simple questions.
Today, we are hearing from D. B. Woodling about her new novel THE IMMORTAL DETECTIVE, available starting today.
Of all the characters in your book, which one to do you relate to the most, and why?
I relate most to Celeste, a young woman who, after having her entire world turned upside down, is forced to not only come to terms with the hand she’s been dealt but also find the courage to succeed.
What was the hardest scene to write?
The sex scene between Celeste and Tristan. I’d rather starve to death than write erotica.
Which is your favorite minor character and why?
Wow, there are quite a few: Aside from Elizabeth I, Socrates, and Leonardo da Vinci, Fane (the hysterically funny and sometimes just plain hysterical gay vampire) is a hands-down favorite.
What was the biggest challenge (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing this book to life?
All the research necessary to impart a sense of realism to Celeste’s supernatural abilities. I poured over my fair share of put-you-to-sleep studies, resulting in a layman’s knowledge of telepathy, telekinesis, psychokinesis, and quantum physics.
Of all the books out there, why should readers choose this one? (What makes your book stand out from the rest?)
Publishers Weekly defined the novel as fun, the vampiric worldbuilding as impressive, the cast as fascinating, and the investigation as well plotted—a powerful endorsement and reason enough to give THE IMMORTAL DETECTIVE a shot.
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