Interview with Isra Sravenheart
Updated: Feb 22
Good morning, ya’ll! I’m so excited to introduce you to my next author, Isra Sravenheart! Isra is a sweetheart. She and I connected almost instantly over several common interests. Like myself, Isra reads tarot and studies astrology. It is so rare for me to connect with tarot readers but one that is an author to? Absolutely insane. Isra writes dark fantasy. Her ability to build worlds is so good that you’ll forget you’re reading a book. I had a great time getting to know Isra and I know you will too! Her work will be linked below for your viewing pleasure.
How did your writing career begin?
Hi, I began writing “Her Dark Soul” in the late summer of 2013. It sort of stemmed from there. At first, I became affiliated with Author House which is a vanity publisher, and I absolutely must state that you should never pay to publish however I didn’t know any better at the time. It kicked off from having annulled the contract and going indie really.
What are your hobbies?
Alongside writing, I watch a lot of TV shows and movies. Currently favourites are Supernatural, Lucifer, Charmed but I also love classics like Bones/ Buffy/ Angel.
What is your writing process?
I don’t really have a process perse. I can begin writing at 7am, or 7pm or maybe even 3am. It depends ultimately on what I am doing during my day/ night. Even then I would opt to kill Facebook and maybe have some background noise going, music or TV but that isn’t guaranteed every time.
If you had to pick a mascot, what would you choose?
Cat. Hands down.
Who is your favorite author?
L Frank Baum.
What song would you sing at a karaoke night?
Not my thing sorry.
What inspired your current book?
I can’t discuss that as it’s a secret project. I actually never discuss current works on social media until they are at a stage whereby, they are ready for the world.
Do you use any spiritual practices in your book?
I do. In the Dark Spell series there are various spiritual references, but you’d have to read them to find them.
Were there any scenes in your book that you found to be hard to write?
Probably “Her Dark Rose” where Onyx dies.
What is your favorite snack?
Gluten free snack bars.
What do you think makes a successful book?
This is a tricky question because a lot of people out there think due to famous books that you can publish absolute tripe and it will get successful. 50 Shades being my perfect example here. I think a successful book is a story that flows, no gaping plot holes, edited professionally and a genre specific cover. I think the more aesthetically pleasing the better. I personally wouldn’t read a book with a plain cover.
Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?
Read a lot, write as much as you can. Read some more. Study the market of what genre you’re going into, and number one remember when you publish you’ve still got marketing so that’s something to consider because your book won’t fly off the shelf by itself although some people still actually think that.
Lady Isra has attained her title "Lady Isra of The Dark" as prophesied by "on high" many years ago. Not only that, but Wretchenheart has a new queen. Some might say it was fate. Others would argue it was going to commence because of her taking out Alan Grimsbane. Either way, Lady Isra has become the fearless creature everybody proclaimed her to be which only infuriates the light-bringer Samuel Reynaldi who is furious.
"So she's taken Grimsbane out of the picture eh? Danced with the darkness. Crushed her enemies. She's now ruling a demon dimension with Astrid? An impressive resume for a nineteen-year-old and tell me again why you couldn't stop her?? Bloody useless, the lot of you."
Astrid has taken his rightful place by Lady Isra's side. He and Isra are impenetrable against the light which proves challenging for Samuel. Since he has the vengeful Grimsbane family are demanding to know why Isra was able to take down their wayward son Alan.
But when Isra's true lineage is revealed, conflict emerges between the two famous warring witch families, which puts Samuel on incredibly shaky ground. Fearing he might lose his position as a light-bringer, he's got to play it carefully. Trying to convince a young witch to find the light again wasn't as backbreaking, but now he's got to overthrow one of the greatest sorceresses Wretchenheart has ever known. Or face the consequences, since he was in charge of Isra.
Astrid is a powerful warlock. Together, he and Isra are a force to be reckoned with. Many have neglected to recall that Astrid's humble origins began in darkness. Now he's back by her side, he'll stop at nothing to keep her safe.
So what happens when the plucky light-bringer Samuel haphazardly stumbles upon a plan that is forbidden but could vanquish Lady Isra of the Dark for good? Only one thing is certain. Nothing is set in stone when darkness is at the forefront.
Isra Sravenheart is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author. She is a witty wordsmith and avid reader. Her preferred genre is dark fantasy and fairytales with an emphasis on dragons and villains, her favorite characters. Sign up for her newsletter below!