Q&A with Stella Wilder

White Stripe, Dark Deeds (Death’s Disciple #1)

  • By Stella Wilder
  • Editions: ebook
  • Published: February 25th 2014 by Soul Mate Publishing
  • Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
  • Can an immortal-possessed assassin accustomed to dealing in death and deception lower her defenses enough to work with a disowned deckhand and an urban denizen? Will dropping her guard lead to heartbreak and betrayal?
    Yaz wants to be human again. Or dead. She pretty much doesn’t care which. Or didn’t care, until she met Sloan. One thing she sure as hell doesn’t want is to care for that freakin’ deckhand and that weird-ass brat from the ghetto with the white stripe in his head. Torn between what she wants to do and what she needs to do, she’s faced with choices. And consequences . . .
    Sloan’s more than a deckhand on a charter boat. He’s on a mission, too. But damn if that sexy, cold-hearted bitch that throws knives wasn’t effing it up all the time. What he can’t figure out is why he’s helping her and how to keep her from finding out his own deepest and darkest. He derails his mission, his plan, his life for Yaz . . .
    G-Mail doesn’t need much. Or so G thinks. Until meeting an assassin with the gift and skills G wants—the gift of immortality and the skill to kill. Can G trust the assassin when it’s time to reveal an identity and a secret, or will the assassin join the pile of bones G-Mail leaves in the past?
    What happens when three forces converge on the hot and humid Houston docks? What happens when they travel back in time to a parallel past?
    Explicit sex–oh yes, and a bit of killing. Come on, it’s a story about an assassin! And a hot guy.

    ~ Author



    1. If you were to describe your e-book/book in only one word, what would it be?

    2. What would you say inspired you to write it?
    Hate to be cliché—a man.

    3. What was the source of inspiration for your protagonist? What about your antagonist?
    The protag is largely based on a combination of my own emotions. The antagonist is based on a collaborative of former men in my life.

    4. Have you ever been hit by the infamous “writer’s block”? What did you do to escape it?
    I think that we all have writer’s block. For me it’s that I don’t know my characters as well as I thought I did. So then I journal a bit from that character’s perspective so that I can get in their head a bit better.

    5. Your all time favorite book?
    Sad to say I don’t have an all-time fave book. I enjoy the book I’m in at the moment.

    6. What’s the longest time you’ve spent working on a project?
    Two years. Simply because I didn’t know where I wanted to take the project.

    7. Would you say becoming an author has changed you? In what way?
    I don’t think it has.

    8. Was there ever a time, during your work on the e-book/book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind?
    OMG. No. Never felt like giving up. I’ve taken shortcuts, but then you have to fix those, dontcha!

    9. What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside writing?
    My day-to-day life changes. I find myself engaging in new careers ever few years. I get bored easily. The only thing that has not bored me—ever—is writing.

    10. How do you deal with bad reviews or acid criticism? What would you advise other authors to that effect?
    I don’t deal with that. I haven’t had bad reviews publically. I’ve had critiques. I look at each one individually. If the deliverer can back up their opinion, I give it thought. If their opinion is something like “I think this character is a smart-ass or snarky, well, I don’t worry about stuff like that. I’m more about does the character have an arc. Are there loose ends or plot holes. Stuff like that.

    11. Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series?
    Sure is. It’s part of the Death’s Disciple Series. Without giving spoilers: we learn what Sloan is. Since we know he’s not a simple deckhand. We meet a sexy man with dreads. We learn that G-mail has yet another side. And ultimately we learn who Ashla is.

    12. What do you have stored for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside this title/series?
    Aside from the next book in the Death’s Disciple Series, Streetwise Mercy is coming out in the next week. It’s a story about girl who is wanted for murder and runs away from home, leaving an awesome scholarship and a shitty home life behind. Except she finds out that being on the streets is far from glamorous. Unfortunately she’s saved from that fate for a short time, but save by the one guy she’d rather not dream about.

    Fun facts:

    1. If you could wish for any one thing, and it would immediately come true, what would you wish for?
    2. If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one book you’d absolutely wish to have with you?
    Wow. One book? I’d take a blank book so that I can write in it.
    3. Name your favorite fruit.
    Tequila. Yep, that’s right.
    4. Coffee or tea?
    Depends on the day!
    5. Favorite season?
    Fall or spring
    6. How about fav time of 24 hours?
    7. Were you a boyscout/girlscout?
    Sure as heck was!
    8. Favorite food for breakfast?
    Bacon, fried eggs, French fries. Go ahead, start digging my grave!
    9. Latest book you’ve bought and read?
    10. Do you collect things, like stamps, or key chains, or shoes?
    I collect journals. And men. But I hold on to the journals. 😉
    11. Favorite color, you know you want to tell us!
    12. Drama or comedy?
    13. Have a fav quote or personal motto?
    14. Cats or dogs?
    Why limit myself? Both.
    15. Dinner by candlelight or a night out clubbing?
    Clubbing. Where I can sit back and watch people. They’ll be the next character in a book.


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