Meet Avery Daniels

Avery Daniels

Avery Daniels writes the cozy mystery series, Resort to Murder Mysteries and has just completed her first paranormal cozy mystery. Her new series is called An Accidental Vampire PI Mystery, and book one in the series is called First Bite. You can find out more about her books on her website, and be sure to sign up for her newsletter. You can follow her on the following social media sites; BingeBooks, BookBub, Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter.

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Now Lets hear from Avery…

What type of witch do you write (think Bewitch, Sabrina, Charmed, Hocus Pocus)?  
My witch, Rowan, is the romantic interest to the heroine.  He is handsome and similar to Harry Dresden (TV not books) in his magic style but is a dance instructor.  He is flirty and charming.

Tell us what time frame your stories are in and what setting or world?  
It is a contemporary setting where witches and vampires exist alongside the mundane world only hidden and with rules to minimize exposure.  One of the rules that throws a little wrench in the romance is no mingling between witches and other paranormals like vampires, fae, werewolves, and dragons.   

Who is your protagonist? 
Misty Summers had the worst date of her life, was bit by a vampire, and her PI boss may close his business as he goes through a divorce in 24 hours. Looking on the sunny side, she decides to use her new vampire assets and become the investigator to keep her job and income.  She meets the handsome witch Rowan who helps her in many ways. 

 Has she/he always known they were a witch? How did they discover their power?  
Rowan was somewhat like Harry Potter who wasn’t sure why strange things happened around him as a child.  The magical community in town brought him into the fold and he worked with a mentor, no magical school.  

What sets your mysteries apart from other paranormal cozies?  
Misty is a very unlikely vampire and the “secret” relationship developing with the Rowan.  She is an amateur trying to step in as a private investigator as she is learning about being a vampire.  She is romantically naïve and is keeping her positive attitude.

How much research do you do to create your story, and how much do you include in your books? Or your story pure fantasy?  
I created the lake-resort town but researched Oregon and lake settings.  For this debut novel in this new series I researched how missing persons are investigated and details of a major crime operation (I can’t reveal more without spoilers).

Do you feel the crimes committed in paranormal cozy are very different from a contemporary cozy?  
I incorporate both.  Since Misty works in a private investigator’s office she deals with non-paranormal mysteries but she is also roped into helping the paranormal community with their crimes.  Ultimately the crimes are similar in nature and motives whether it is a vampire or human but the paranormal element does seem to make things more complicated, though. 

Victoria LK Williams

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