I am super excited to have Zoraida Cordova by the blog today for a part of her Book Bloggers of the Deep Blog tour!
Could you give us the one sentence pitch of your book?
Tristan Hart discovers his true identity as the Sea Court returns to Coney Island in search for their next king.
Since you have a fantasy novel coming out, the next question I obviously have to ask is: If you were a fantastical creature, which would you be?
This is incredibly tough. I’ve always been a fan of creatures that are a hybrid. How cool would a phoenix woman be? I’d definitely be that.
Do you have a favorite fantasy read?
I love fantasy movies, but when it comes to books, my favorite is the Kiesh’ra shifter series by Amelia Atwater Rhodes, specifically the first two installments, HAWKSONG and SNAKECHARM.
After that I’m a huge urban fantasy girl. The mix of fantasy in an urban setting? YES PLEASE. This is why I love Holly Black, Charles De Lint, and Martin Millar.
Generally speaking, which comes first: the world, the characters, or the plot?
The world came first time me. Not just Coney Island, but the creatures that live in the shadows of New York. Then came Tristan. And when I figured out what kind of guy Tristan was, the plot fell around him.
They are always coming out with new editions of board games. If your book could be a special edition of any board game, which would you choose?
I’m a fan of Monopoly. Seriously, I was one of the only kids I knew who had fun playing Monopoly. I even have a Disney Villains edition!
Who was your favorite character to write in The Vicious Deep?
When an unnatural riptide sweeps lifeguard Tristan Hart out to sea for three days and then dumps him back on the shore of Coney Island, it’s the start of the Sea Court claiming its own. Suddenly, Tristan’s girlfriend dramas and swimming championship seem like distant worries as he discovers the truth: he’s a Merman. Now Tristan must fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity (if he still wants it), while competing in a race for a throne as ancient as the gods.
Seductive, duplicitous, and with an agenda of their own, these are not the mermaids you know.