All that Celeste Wilder ever wanted was to meet someone who would sweep her off her feet like she had seen in countless romantic movies. When she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Constantin brothers her senior year of high school, she gets much more than what she had bargained for. As they introduce her to an exciting supernatural world that she never knew existed, she makes a startling discovery about her own family legacy and is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.Celeste Wilder’s mundane world has been completely turned upside down, and it all started when the intriguing Constantin brothers strolled into her small town last summer. After discovering the truth about her destiny and making a life-changing decision, she is now forced to deal with the consequences of her new supernatural reality. Gone are the carefree days of high school and homework, now she must fulfill her
(The Guardian Series #3)
by G.K. DeRosa Fulfilling her destiny and becoming the Guardian has meant a world of sacrifices for Celeste Wilder, but her most difficult challenge is yet to come. The supernatural forces at play are far more powerful than she ever expected, and she will have to trust her instincts if she hopes to survive. Lilliana Constantin is back from the dead. Alek is free and somehow stronger than ever. A pack of rogue werewolves are wreaking havoc in her small town. And on top of all of this, Celeste faces what is at best an uncertain future with the love of her life.
While battling the forces of evil and saving the human world alongside Stellan and the handsome Constantin brothers has become second nature, Celeste had no idea what accepting her duty as the Guardian would actually cost her. When she faces an unspeakable tragedy, she is pushed to her breaking point. After fighting her most formidable enemies, Celeste is about to discover that sometimes the greatest evil is the one that comes from within.
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Wilder Destinyduty as a Guardian…no matter the cost. Luckily, she has the love of her life by her side as she battles the supernatural forces of evil, but will that love really last forever? As new challenges arise and old enemies reappear, Celeste must find the strength to overcome the biggest threat she’s ever had to face.
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The best book/s you ever read?
I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games, I’ve probably read the entire series 3 or 4 times. I also love Vampire Academy and Outlander.
How did you get into writing?
I don’t think I ever realized how much I loved writing until I started doing it one day. I’ve always been a fan of fantasy/paranormal TV shows. Some of my favorites growing up were Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Angel, etc. then as I got older I started watching True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and many more. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, I just hadn’t used it proactively. I had been doing a ton of reading and just decided to start writing one day. I didn’t have a plan or an outline or anything. I just started typing away and within a few days I was addicted!
Who inspires you?
A lot of authors inspired me to start writing. I had binge read The Vampire Diaries series and the Sookie Stackhouse series prior to when I started. Honestly, after reading them I remembered thinking, I could totally do this! While the Vampire Diaries book series was not my favorite, I did get totally sucked into the TV series. I watched like 5 seasons over a few weeks and absolutely fell in love with the characters of Damon and Elena. They were really what inspired me to write Wilder, but I wanted my heroine to be a kick-butt demon hunter too.
Did you do any kind of research to determine the details of your characters lives / lifestyles?
I didn’t do much research to be honest. That’s the great thing about writing urban fantasy, you can just make it all up as you go along. I grew up watching a lot of supernatural TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, and Angel so I had a pretty good background to start with.
Did you always plan for more than one book? What can we expect from the sequel?
Yes, I knew I definitely wanted to do a series. All of my favorite books are series. I think that one book just isn’t enough to fully develop a character’s arc. Wilder Revelation is the third book in The Guardian Series and it has a much darker feel. The first book, Wilder, is more light hearted as Celeste learns about her supernatural destiny. After dealing with it now over the course of two books, it’s starting to get tougher for her. She’s getting stronger but also a bit more jaded which I think is a natural progression. And of course there’s always her love life which is torn in a few directions as she grows and changes.
Did any real-life political incidents or maneuvering make it into the book?
No, I try to stay away from real life and fully delve into the fantasy. The only parts that I do take from my own personal experience are the locations Celeste travels to in the second and third books. She gets to go to Warsaw, Poland where I am now living and in Wilder Revelation she makes a quick stop in Rome which is one of my favorite cities in the world.
Do you have strange writing habits? If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?
I think my writing habits are pretty normal! I try to write daily and a minimum of 5 pages in Word. I’m currently writing full time now so I feel like that’s the least I should do. It’s hard to eliminate distractions. There’s always something pulling me away from the writing, but once I sit down and get going, I absolutely love getting lost in it.
How did you come up with the title? Names?
Most of the names I picked were names that I’ve always liked or been drawn to. I tried to pick more interesting names for the supernatural characters and went with more “normal” names for the humans. I actually did some research into the last name Wilder which means “hunter” in German. Then I really liked it and decided to use it as the title. Then from there, I just added an ending to Wilder which described the theme of the sequels.
What gender you prefer for your main character will be? why?
This is my first series so I’ve only written a female main character, but as a female I think it’s easier to relate. I did write a novella in first person in the voice of Nico Constantin one of the other characters and it was more fun than I expected. A few of my readers commented that I had done a good job of capturing another voice, but then again most of my readers are female so I’m not sure what a guy would say lol.
What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
I definitely rely on looks first as terrible as that sounds. Of course personality is a huge factor but if you’re not attracted to the person at first, then it probably wouldn’t go anywhere for me. I like the typical tall, dark and handsome lol.
What sacrifices have you had to make to be a writer?
Luckily not too many! When I first started writing, I was working full time so it was mostly just juggling time. Now that I’m writing full time, it’s been pretty awesome!
Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
Absolutely! Just like with the opposite sex, there has to be something to attract you at first. Especially in the competitive market that we authors are in, there are hundreds of new books being published daily. You have to get someone to click on that thumbnail when they come across it on Amazon or Goodreads. For me, creating the cover is one of the hardest parts!
What do you think of “trailers” for books?
I think a well-done trailer could be quite useful, unfortunately there are so many poorly done ones that I haven’t given it a try myself. I’ve considered doing one, but if I did I would want it to be very professional looking and I don’t know that I want to spend the money on that just yet lol.
Name one thing that drives you crazy in the publishing industry
Amazon drives me nuts sometimes! I decided to go exclusive with them as an indie author and it’s a decision that I battle with daily. I like having control of my books which is why I didn’t go the normal publishing route, but I feel like Amazon has so much control over everything!
What’s the best thing that anyone said to you when you were in a writing low spot?
“Just keep writing!” And it’s the truth. There’s no better way to improve your writing skills or increase your revenue than by writing more.
How do you celebrate when you finish a novel?
By taking a break for a day lol. I’ve been writing a lot lately, I plan to have 4 books out in one year which is pretty demanding. I love sharing the news on my social media when I finish, it’s such a great sense of accomplishment.
Where did you grow up? tell us a little about yourself
I grew up in Palm Beach, Florida and it is the best! It’s a small town on the beach with beautiful palm trees and great weather. I went to Catholic school just like Celeste all the way from pre-school through 12th grade. Then I went to the University of Florida – go Gators! I really had awesome but tough English teachers growing up and they made us read a ton! At the time, I didn’t find as much value in it, but now as an adult I really appreciate it. They were the ones that instilled in me my love for reading and writing. I still stay in touch with a few of them today and some even came to my first book signing! I am living in Poland right now because my husband is from here and his family lives here. It’s been quite an adventure and has left me with a lot of time for writing.
What do you consider your best accomplishment?
Writing my first book, Wilder, was a huge accomplishment. I had no idea that it would turn into a career. I never knew that I could make money from doing something that I love. After writing the first one, I was hooked and I knew that was what I wanted to do forever.
What is your favorite quote?
“Life is what happens while you’re making plans.”
I never thought in a million years that I would be living in a small town in Poland. But if I hadn’t come here, I wouldn’t have been able to write full time, and definitely wouldn’t have been able to write 4 books in a year. Now when we return to Florida at the end of the year, I should be able to continue my writing without having to get a full-time job. It’s amazing!
This is stolen directly from James Lipton, but what the heck. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
What’s the best joke (keep u clean) that you’ve ever heard?
I have the worst memory so I’m sure there are some way funnier ones that I’m forgetting, but I heard this one recently -
“My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad, I finally had to take his bike away.”What’s the worst job you’ve had?
I think I’ve been pretty lucky in life because I’ve never really had a horrible job. I hate sales jobs and I worked in financial services on two occasions and really didn’t love those. But no horror stories to share!
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