Title: Corruption of the Heart
Author: Jessica Manson
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Lilith Carson was a normal girl whose parents died suddenly. She moves to a different state with her aunt, and she cuts herself off from everyone. Until one day, when her crush appears beside her in the library. From there, they fall in love, fast and hard.
Lilith finds out that when she turns eighteen, she will transform into a Vampire-Witch hybrid. When a vampire conceives a female, that female already has a mate chosen for her. When Lilith was conceived, there was a mistake. Her world is turned upside down when she must choose between two guys she barely knows.
Lilith has chosen the guy of her dreams and has settled into a life that she thinks is perfect. But nothing is ever as it seems. She will soon face the ultimate betrayal by someone she loves deeply.
The biggest influence that brought me to this genre would have to be the books that I read. Paranormal romance is the type of books that I read and I wanted to create my own paranormal universe.
When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
My favorite part of the writing process is the writing itself. To be able to sit down, crank up the music and let the words flow is freeing. It’s amazing to watch the words form on the paper and turn into a story.
When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
When reading I typically go for paranormal romance. I love the fantasy about them. Being able to escape to a world that is nothing like our own is very fascinating.
If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Lola St Vil. She is my favorite writer. When my mother died I was knees deep in depression. I didn’t get out of bed, wouldn’t eat, I cried nonstop. I didn’t talk to my husband, wouldn’t have anything to do with my children. I mean I was in a real bad place. The heartbreak I was feeling was all consuming. One day I was laying in bed after hours of crying when I decided to read something. Lola’s book The Girl from her Guardians series popped up on my Kindle as being free. It looked interesting so I downloaded it and read it. Once I read it, there was no stopping me. I read the full series plus the spin off The Noru Series. Lola St. Vil’s writing brought me back to life. Those books made me cry, filled me with excitement and anticipation but most of all, her writing made me laugh. It’s not very often that a writer can change someone so drastically and I feel like she literally saved my life.
Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I have always wanted to be a writer. When I was ten years old I read Edgar Allen Poe’s poem Annabel Lee and from that moment I knew I wanted to be a writer. At the age of ten I was writing my own poetry but writing books came later in life. I am 31 years old and just published my first book.
Jessica started writing when she was 10 years old. She started out writing poetry which has been published in several Poetry Society books as well as on the Internet. She won the Publisher’s Choice Award for her poem A Lost Soul. She has always had an addiction to reading which is what lead her to become an author. Her debut book is Corruption of the Heart.