SpecMusicMuse—Interview with Crymsyn Hart
As part of the Death’s Dance Virtual Tour, I present an interview with the author, Crymsyn Hart. Just ignore all the vampires standing around. I’m sure they won’t bite.
A grim reaper, you say? What grim reap – AHK!
Introduce yourself to the readers.
Hello…is this thing on? Oh right, not speaking into a microphone. I guess that alleviates the public speaking pressure. Phew!
Hi I’m Crymsyn Hart. And yes you are correct, that is only half of my real name. I use it to keep my identity secret because I’m really saving the world the other half of the time I’m not writing paranormal romance and horror novels. Why Crymsyn, you ask? Well I needed something to go with Hart because my first choice was taken and well Crymsyn is red and harts pump the red stuff. Plus I write a lot of vampire novels so it just works both ways. And I do love to get bloody in my writing at times.
While I’m not saving the world, I live with my husband and three crazy dogs. I watch horror movies, plan world domination, and do puzzles to hone my powers.
What is Death’s Dance about?
Death’s Dance is about Kerstin Palmer. She wakes up one morning to find the dark figure she has been dreaming about in her mirror. Drawn to the robed spirit, she reaches out to touch him when her ex-boyfriend Jackson bursts into her house to warn her that touching the dark spirit would be a bad thing. He wants her to go back to the ghost town called Death’s Dance he is bound to investigate with his television crew and the other psychics that he has gathered to unlock the secret of the town.
She wants nothing to do with it. However, circumstances force her to go to Death’s Dance with Jackson. There she learns she is connected to the town as well as the dark being who has been following her around. Once she starts investigating with Jackson, all hell breaks loose, and she’s in the middle of it.
Where do you think the future is heading for paranormal romance, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy stories? Will there be more merging of the subgenres? Less?
I think that everyone is focused on labels at the moment that I’m sure there will be more splinters into other genres such as the “New Adult” category. However it could go the other way and things will be merged. It really all depends. With the way publishing is so turned on its head, then who knows.
Have you ever used music to help you write? Has a song ever inspired story ideas?
I have used music to help me write before. My two favorite bands are Concrete Blonde and Type O Negative. Both have influenced me in writing in general.
One song, “The Howling”, by Within Temptation really hit me and helped formulate an idea for a trilogy I had.
What would a soundtrack for Death’s Dance sound like?
The soundtrack for Death’s Dance would include tracks from Type O Negative, Korn, Cradle of Filth, Slipknot, songs from Nox Arcana, Moonspell, and Emile Autumn. I don’t have any specific songs because I was listening to these bands while I was writing it.
Last but not least: who’d win in a fight between Death and Dark Phoenix? (We’ll just assume the Earth if not the entire solar system wouldn’t survive the fight).
Wow I actually know who Dark Phoenix is. You have released my inner geek, Scott. However, Death would win because in the end everyone always dies. Although the battle would be interesting.
About the Author
Crymsyn Hart is a National Bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror novels. Her experiences as a psychic have given her a lot of material to use in her books. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and her three dogs. If she’s not writing, she’s curled up with the dogs watching a good horror movie or off with friends.
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About the Book
Published June 23rd 2014 by Seventh Star Press, LLC
Being a psychic, you would think talking to the dead was a walk in the park. However, it’s not always that simple. The hooded specter haunting me is one I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. One day, he appeared in my bedroom mirror. Good. Evil. I don’t know what his true intentions are. Enter Jackson, ghost hunting show host extraordinaire, and my ex, to save me from the big bad ghost. From there…well…it’s been a world wind of complications. My house burnt down. I’m being stalked by an ancient evil and gotten myself back into the world of being a ghost hunting psychic. Jackson dragged me, along with a few other psychics, to a ghost town wiped off the map called Death’s Dance. From there things went from bad to worse. Death’s Dance is Book One in the Deathly Encounters series.
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