(Originally posted on the NVMedia blog)
1). Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy author (of 15 novels and three short stories). I work as a Case Manager for a non-profit organization and I am the proud mother of a magical thirteen- year old daughter.
2). Who is your favorite vampire author?
L.A. Banks hands down, but JR. Ward runs a close second.
3). If you had the choice, would you be a vampire?
4). Who is your favorite vampire?
5). What do you like the most about Slay?
What I like most about Slay is the diverse cast of black authors that will be contributing to the anthology.
6). What inspired you to write your story?
I started thinking about what an actual vampire bite might feel like… the chill of the vampire’s breath brushing against the victim’s neck, the cold terror that shoots through his/her veins as the vampire’s fangs pierce the skin. I figured the bite of a vampire to be equivalent to an actual frostbite. If anyone knows what it means to suffer a (severe case of) frostbite, it means that the area has lost all sensation, all feeling, and is pretty much a slow rot of the skin. In my story, a Frostbite is the slow rot of the soul as the victim transitions from human to vampire.
7). Tell us a bit about your story.
My main character Skai learns of a secret that surrounds not only her but her family. Her vampire hunting family owed a debt to one particular vampire and Skai ultimately became the payment.
8). What do you hope accomplish with your story?
I don’t have a particular message that I hope to convey to the readers. My goal is for readers to enjoy the story so much that they seek out my other books.
9). Will there be more stories about Skai?
10). How do we keep up with all things Delizhia Jenkins?
Readers can always visit my website: missjenkinsbooks.com or follow me on Instagram @miss_jenkins_books.
11). What advice would you give to Slay readers about this anthology?
Readers will definitely discover (and rediscover) new authors to enjoy. I know for a fact that Slay has something for everyone which is always a good thing when picking out a good anthology to read. I do not have much advice other than to be prepared to be blown away.