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Rissa Blakeley - Fantasy, Paranormal and Romance Author

What's your name?

Rissa Blakeley

What Genre do you write it?

Currently, I'm working on my Corvidae Guard series, which is fantasy and paranormal romance.

What is the first book that made you cry?

One has never made me full-blown cry. There are times I get misty-eyed.

What are your top five favorite books in that genre?

Hands down, Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. Also, Michelle Rabe's Dragon Fey series and Brenda Tetreault's Nightshade series. I do enjoy Karen Marie Moning's work, too.

What are your top five favorite movies in that genre?

I don't really watch fantasy movies except for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. We're total Harry Potter nerds here.


What's your favorite TV show in that genre?

We love period television, but also enjoy dark comedies and psychological thrillers.


About your books.

SHATTERED LIVES: A secret government program. A contagion that will spread like wildfire. With all the death surrounding them, will Henry and Elaina survive? READING ORDER: Broken Dreams Awakened Desires Fractured Hearts Blind Faith Full Circle SHATTERED LIVES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL: The graphic novel series starts with the beginning of the virus and program. This is where Luke Richards becomes Henry Daniels.

READING ORDER: Becoming Henry Young Americans - coming soon CORVIDAE GUARD: In a world where Fae and Vampires will forever be at odds, a Vampire wins the crown of the Fae Realm. Will the King fulfill his destiny, destroying everything he had built for the Vampire race in the process? READING ORDER: The King's Fate The King's Destiny The God's War: The Sun and The Moon - coming soon The God's War: The Stars and The Void - coming soon.

Grab your copy of Broken Dreams here > Amazon.

Rissa Blakeley

"I was riveted by this story and could not put it down. I became invested in the characters and their stories. Broken dreams will have you laughing, crying at the same time." Books and Beyond Fifty Shades

"The story is smart, sassy, snarky, intriguing..." Books N' Pearls Author Services

5.0 out of 5 stars OH, HENRY!!!!!

"Henry Daniels went through Hell growing up, but it made him strong and he survived. Nothing could break him. Until he met Elaina. The black haired beauty held his heart and soul in the palm of her hand and held the power to bring him to his knees. And she loved him just as greatly.

Their wedding day should have been perfect, and it would have been....until the zombie apocalypse began.

Yep, you read that right. The zombie-freaking-apocalypse. What starts out as a typical boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after, completely jumps the tracks and turns into a horror movie gore fest that strains the bonds of friendship, of family, and love.

This is a massive book to read, but don't let the size scare you away; it's also a fast as hell roller coaster ride that leaves you raging, crying, cheering, and sometimes laughing out loud. Oh and let's not forget the SEX SCENES!!! Holy crap!!! Rissa Blakely sets the pages of Broken Dreams on fire the heat and passion between Henry and Elaina!!!!" Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase


Where did you get the idea for the story?

The ideas just come to me. I write what's loudest. As I tell my readers, I'm just the messenger.

Where is the story based?

Place in the eastern portion of the United States, however, the beginning of the story starts in East End London, England. Corvidae Guard is set in Wales. As the books continue, there will be parts in Ireland, France, and the United States.

Where did you get the idea for the characters?

Again, they just come to me. I don't plan much, mostly a pantser. Once I start writing the scene, it just flows.

What are you working on next?

Right now, I'm writing The God's War: The Stars and The Void. After that, I have in mind at least one more Corvidae Guard book. Also, I have an idea bouncing around in my head that would be in the suspense and thriller genres.

Little more about Rissa Blakeley before you go. 

Rissa Blakeley is the author of a fantasy paranormal series, Corvidae Guard, and a post-apocalyptic saga, Shattered Lives, which features a paranormal twist and has been adapted into graphic novel form.

As a native New Yorker, Rissa is now a Georgia transplant who is completely addicted to black coffee and La Croix, obsessively listening to songs on repeat. Her days are packed with characters screaming for more scenes, cats living up to their Harry Potter namesakes, lazy dogs, a teenage daughter, who's bringing Emo back, and a Viking husband, who finds her puns less than funny. When Rissa isn't writing, she can be found procrastinating on social media.

What are your social media accounts?

WEBSITE: FB: FB Reader Group: Twitter: IG:

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