BACKSTAGE – A Chat With Author Brianna Merritt

BC: Congratulations on the release of Unsanctioned Eyes. Tell us a little about the book, Brianna.
Thank you, Brad! It’s been a very exciting journey to say the least. I can’t wait to see where Unsanctioned Eyes is going to take me. That being said, Unsanctioned Eyes is an action/suspense thriller novel about an assassin and her redemption story. The official blurb reads:

“Her death was just the beginning.

Quinn Rogers doesn’t exist. There are no records of her name. Her DNA has no match. She is a ghost. A phantom killer no one can trace. The perfect assassin. Or so she thinks.

At the top of her game, Quinn’s no longer looking over her shoulder. Her master will protect her, save her, like he always has. But there are forces at work neither of them suspect.

Can Quinn find the truth in a world of lies? Or will her unsanctioned past catch up to her in the end?”

BC: How is book two coming along? How many books do you have planned for The Dragonfly series?
Book two is coming along slower than I would like. While I have a rough draft written down, I’m trying to figure out how to juggle writing and editing all the while marketing my first book. A quick fun fact about the series though… Books one and two were originally combined in one volume. Because I split the two up The Dragonfly series now has plans for at least four books.

BC: Very cool. I can understand how difficult it is to balance all of the duties. How much research did you do in order to write Unsanctioned Eyes?
Not a lot honestly. Research is probably my least favorite part of writing a book. 😉 Thankfully, I had wonderful help making the fight scenes and weaponry terms and descriptions correct. But ultimately, putting Unsanctioned Eyes in the real world during present events made it easier for me to use my own, current knowledge to build the plot and characters. Any research I did revolved around the locations Unsanctioned Eyes takes place in such as London, Tehran, and Paris. All I can say is thank God for Google Maps!

Read the full interview here.