Electra Gajdos (Author Interview)
May 16, 2016
Please tell us a little about yourself, the romance subgenre(s) in which you write, and your newest book.
I am a Sci-fi, paranormal romance author and I have just released my first book, Ambushing Malachi.
What inspired you to write romance fiction?
Marvel Comic books and classic fairy tales. As a kid I identified with Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. I wanted to be rescued by Captain America, Wolverine, Gambit, and the Hulk—not some wimpy Prince Charming, but a strong alpha bad boy who’s not afraid to kick some butt.
You have the chance to date either Mr. Darcy (from Pride & Prejudice) or Sherlock Holmes. Which one would you choose and why?
Truthfully, I have never read Pride and Prejudice. And if I went off my googling searches, I would have to say no to both—unless it was the Robert Downey Jr. version of Sherlock Holmes, then maybe.
Some people love them, some hate them. What’s your stance on alpha heroes?
I love alpha heroes, as long as he doesn’t have the stereotypical alpha male syndrome. A true alpha knows when to let his guard down to allow his queen or heroine to shine.
Tell us about your favorite hero from one of your stories. What do you love about him?
Saber O’Connor. He is a character from the Eastern Providence Series. He hasn’t been introduced yet, but he’s prankster and uses humor as deflection in almost very thing. He’s over-confident and laid back; nothing really bothers him. What he doesn’t show is that he doesn’t like to lose and has the biggest heart.
Electra Gajdos is from Winnemucca, Nevada and currently lives in West Michigan. She is a wife and the mother of two beautiful genius children. (Maybe not true geniuses, but a mother is always partial to her kids.)
She won’t bore you with her childhood love of all things sci-fi and the game of chess. But she will let you know she once called the police to save a man from jumping off a three-story building. What she didn’t know was the man was a mannequin and part of an advertisement. No lie! Thankfully, it gave the police officer a good laugh for the night. This is just one her many good deeds gone wonky, and she looks forward to sharing more of them with you.
An unexpected kiss starts a chain of events that will change his life…
Malachi Keen’s frustration grows as he hunts for his sister, Kiara. The search leads him to more trouble than just an irritating sibling when he finds himself in the embrace of a tantalizing stranger. What turns out to be a chance encounter will change his life forever.
Jez Baldovino owes a life debt to an influential Wolven. To pay up, she must complete what she thought would be a simple task – retrieve some stolen data. The situation quickly becomes complicated and she is forced to use a handsome, unsuspecting stranger.
Malachi realizes that not everything is what it seems; unknown enemies and a beautiful female determined to escape him was not in his plans for the day. His plans change when danger surrounds Jez. There is only one male that is allowed to hunt the woman who ambushed him with a kiss – him!
Using the empty service hallways, he took a direct path to his sister. He was almost to the latte shop when he was caught off guard by a pair of dainty hands wrapping around his forearm and pulling him through the back door of a busy restaurant kitchen.
He only caught a glimpse of the stunning woman with long blonde curly hair before she yanked his head down. When she licked the seam of his mouth, he naturally opened for her.
Then he closed his eyes in ecstasy, tasting the sugary sweet glaze of red berries coating her lips. He didn’t care what part of her he griped, as he pulled her body to his.
She placed a hand on his hip to steady herself, and her scent of wild apple blossoms sent possessive desires through him. A new sense of joy rushed inside his soul as his inner voice chanted, Mine! Mine! Mine!
He growled with displeasure when she took her candy-flavored lips away.
Her dazzling blue gaze met his. “Thanks, Lumberjack. I so needed that.” She used the nickname of the Grizzly Mountain Wolvens, who chose to live in the woods to be closer to their ancestors, the wolves.
She needed that? He needed her…forever. Malachi was sure he’d just found his mate.
She gave him a wink and took a couple of steps back from him.
He frowned, not wanting her to leave his side.
When he reached for her to bring her back into his embrace—where she belonged—he stumbled. His legs suddenly felt like lead.
He grabbed for the nearest dish rack for support. Each time he blinked, the lids of his eyes got heavier. Then he dropped to the floor.