Don't you just love the looking at these covers all together? :D
Which ones your fave? Mines Pure & The Calling!
Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on… Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen. But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?
Teaser: "As if on cue, her boyfriend reappeared, empty `holy Water jugs in his hands. He set them just outside the circle. Then he smiled and beckoned her to join him."- Pg 362
I’ve always had a morbid fascination with haunted houses and ghosts. I love all things supernatural, and I knew the market was flooded with vampires, fairies, angels, shapeshifters, and werewolves, so I decided to make my heroine a sassy witch. Because witches need love too!
The story ARC took a different twist once I decided to add magick to the plot. And it was super fun. The story came alive and I found my “voice.” As a result of adding a witchy theme, I wanted my main characters to live in a spooky town, which gave birth to the idea of the setting: Whispering Pines, California near Muir Woods. A foggy, cursed town full of secrets. The perfect place to set my story. I also have a blog devoted to its haunted history.
About a year and 50 drafts!
Home. My workspace is surrounded by books and art. I write in a built-on family. Since it the extra room was built without a foundation, I get a lot of creepy-crawlers. Not to mention, there is a forest area behind my house. So far, I’ve had a bat, wolf spider (this spiders are HUGE), salamander, lizard, slugs, black widow spider, and a centipede. These creatures tend to entertain my cat, but totally freak me out. LOL
First Young adult, then the Paranormal Romance section.
Paperback. Easier to hold.
I still have a fondness for the narrator in Flowers in the Attic Cathy Dollanganger by the late author, V. C. Andrews.
Books and shoes. There is rumor that I am seriously addicted to buying shoes and books …well, the latter might be true. But hey, a girl can never have too many shoes to wear or books to read!
Goofy. Perfectionist. Introverted. Dorklicious. Considerate.
Other by Karen Kincy.
Not much, but I sweat over dialogue more than anything else.
YA – Paranormal Romance
2 to 3 books
Doesn’t matter—I love both!
There are enough vamp, angel, werewolf, fae, and shapeshifter young adult novels saturating the market. I think it’s time, in my humble opinion for more witchy stories.
(When I saw the announcement for the CW’s new TV series inspired by author L. J. smith, “The Secret Circle,” I knew I was on the right path.)
About this YA series:
Quirky, Shiloh Ravenwolf is a sixteen-year-old heritage witch. She lives in the gloomy town of Whispering Pines, where teenagers have mystically disappeared for over ten years. When construction on Ravenhurst Manor unleashes a sinister evil, the body count rises. And Shiloh's would-be boyfriend is next on the supernatural hit list. Shiloh decides it's her duty and Destiny (Yes, with a capital "D") to find out what is causing the unexplained phenomena.