Featured Author: Adrianne Brennan

Adrianne Brennan stumbled into her love of writing by accident at the tender age of ten when she was given a creative writing assignment for her science class. The end result was her writing a brief science fiction comedy featuring numerous puns regarding vegetables. Once the writing bug bit, it bit pretty hard, and from the age of fourteen onwards she worked on a lengthy fantasy novel.

Her works were previously published through Aphrodite’s Apples Press and are now published through Freya’s Bower. In addition, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America, EPIC , Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors,
the Midnight Seductions Authors group ,
and is an alumnus member of Kappa Gamma
, a co-ed national professional performing arts fraternity.

An avid reader, Adrianne has been most influenced by various science fiction and fantasy authors including Madeleine L’Engle, Roger Zelazny, Laurell K. Hamilton, LA Banks, Yasmine Galenorn, Michael Ende, Neil Gaiman, and Alan Moore.

The author resides in Boston, Massachusetts with two cats and a car she has aptly named “the TARDIS.” She assures her readers that people tell her it looks bigger on the inside.


Blood and Mint Chocolates:
Merideth is presented with a gift from a goddess which allows her to experience in reality her deepest fantasies, which existed before in dreams alone. But can her and Kalia’s passion survive the intrigue and potential
dangers that await them, or will it only last as long as her vacation?


Blood of the Dark Moon:
Amanda is about to fulfill a legacy that began over thirty years ago and ended in tragedy. Can she learn the truth about her identity in time to help others and find happiness in her new life with her lover and sire, Jesse?


“The Longest Night” – an upcoming holiday short in the
Dark Moon series from Freya’s Bower: Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year, a time for
honoring many different holiday traditions. For vampires, observing the day when the sun shines the least is a sacred event. Sneaking away from her duties at Clan Gladius, Merideth finds a warm and passionate embrace awaiting her to distract her from her woes. But with so much on their minds, how will Erin and Merideth spend their longest night together?

DE: What drew you to writing a series rather than stand-alone books?

AB: My initial story got long. Very long. Had I decided to tell the full tale I wanted to tell, it would’ve been 500k, not 100k. As a result, I decided to end it at a good place and continue in future books.

DE: Have you planned out the full series, or are you going to see how far
each book takes you?

AB: I have the bare bones of the plot mostly decided, and the rest is according to the whims of my Muse.

DE: I’m intrigued that your novella, BLOOD AND MINT CHOCOLATES is tied in the the Dark Moon series. How did Merideth become the protagonist of her own story, and how does she fit into the rest of the series?

AB: Merideth became surprisingly popular among some of my readers, and I thought she was definitely interesting enough to warrant her own story. She does feature as a minor character in Blood of the Dark Moon, and people liked the quirky, mint-chocolate eating librarian.

DE: Does the Dark Moon series keep Amanda is the main protagonist, or will you have different protagonists in different books?

AB: The main books of the series all deal with Amanda as the main character. The novellas and other side projects deal with other characters. I am also at work with a prequel that focuses on another main character in the tale-James, the head of Clan Gladius.

DE: What do you find the most fascinating part of the writing process?

AB: The strange dventures it takes you on, and the interesting people you meet along the way. Writing is a captivating process, and pulls you along for the ride before you have the chance to know what you’re getting yourself into. There have been elements of my books which were not previously planned upon that just sorta “happened”, and many events which happened as a result of my being a writer which wouldn’t have occurred otherwise. It’s really a mad,
mad world out there, and you’d be surprised to know what scenes in my stories are rewritten tales of what actually took place in real life.

For more information on Adrianne and her work, visit her sites:


Author: devonellington

I publish under a half a dozen names in both fiction and non-fiction.

14 thoughts on “Featured Author: Adrianne Brennan”

  1. Excellent interview, Adrianne. Funny and interesting. I love learning stuff about the person behind the writer too…or is it the person holding the writer inside? mmm anyway, you know what I mean.

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