It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to Bernice Burgos, author of Trapped Inside Humanity, Angel: The memories of Eden and Earth, and V Servi Dei.
About Bernice Burgos:
Bernice Burgos currently resides in the State of New Jersey with her loving husband, two teenage kids, and her fur baby Fancy. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in Political Science. She has an extensive background working in the non-profit sector and holds the title of Director of National Programs at her employment. When she is not working her full-time job, she dedicates her time to giving back to the community.
Bernice began her writing journey as a poet, then ventured into writing Dark Urban Romance (which left her extremely somber). She geared away from writing in those two genres and took flight into the world of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. It was in that genre where her creativity expanded, and her world became endless.
Angels, Demons, Vampires, Witches, and shifters are just a few of the magical characters a reader would find in her books. If you’re looking for an escape into a fictional version of New York City, the Under World, or Eden, then pick up a copy of her books. They will not disappoint!
About Trapped Inside Humanity:
Are You Looking For A Daring, Sexy Novel starring the likes of Angels and Demons?
Master Anu Du’Shun has spent his entire existence researching and educating himself on supernatural creatures; separating the myths from the facts. His discoveries lead him to explore information about a missing angel, that was sent to Earth by the Devine Right, solely to protect humanity from genocide and guide the angles on Earth. When Master Anu realizes that the destruction of humanity is directly entwined to the survival of his species, he embarks on a quest to find the angel.
The problem—the angel has tragically lost her memory and has no recollection of her previous life. Forced to develop a new identity, Angel Quinn Reynolds has been living in ignorant bliss for over a decade, believing she is human. Being trapped inside humanity has caused the death and near extinction of her celestial species on Earth.
Their Journey begins as two unknown worlds collide. Master Anu and Angel’s alliance sparks a daring game where critical decisions are at stake, and an unintentional love affair is formed. They must find a way to overcome boundaries and save the lives of the species they are obligated to protect, or face their ultimate downfall.
Author Interview with Bernice Burgos:
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- What is the first book that made you cry?
The first book that made me cry was from Indie Author Tammy Ferebee, “Born This Way.” I’ve never met a book that made me cry and I’ve read some powerful emotional books before that should have done a number on me. But Tammy’s book hit home. I sobbed like a baby and couldn’t stop thinking about the book for days.
- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
When I get into my groove of writing it definitely energizes me.
- What are common traps for aspiring writers?
Procrastination! The common saying is, “I didn’t have time to write today, I will do it tomorrow.” Tomorrow comes and it’s the same thing. “I didn’t have time to write today, I will do it tomorrow.” Before you know it two weeks have passed. Even writing an hour a day is progress in my opinion.
- Does a big ego help or hurt writers?
Sure, all writers should have confidence in their writing. But confidence and a big ego are two different things. A big ego can flip into narcissistic behavior. Which can be a major turn off to readers when that behavior is reflected in an interview, book signings, or in their writing.
“Always remain humble and grateful” is my model.
- Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Yes! And I will! As soon as I begin my journey on short stories. Or if I ever decide to switch genres.
- How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I have one. It will never make the market **deep sigh**
- How many hours a day do you write?
It varies. I can write anywhere from one hour to nine hours a day depending on my schedule.
- Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I used to read my reviews. Now when I’m told I have a review I don’t bother. Oddly enough I’m just happy someone picked up my book and took the time to write a review. I have read my bad reviews before and honestly went through the stages of emotions. In the end all I could do was laugh, I wasn’t going to let it bring me down. Everyone’s a critic.
- How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have written three books and I’m currently working on my fourth and a re-release.
My favorite book is V Servi Dei. I love the characters and the world building in that book.
- Who is your favorite author and why?
Jeannine Frost is my favorite urban fiction author. She adds a lot of real life history into her vampire stories. I truly love her creativity.