Recently, I sat down with Kelly Gay to talk about her new novel, The Darkest Edge of Dawn.
Have you always been interested in fantasy as a genre? Do you have any early inspirations of fantasy writers you especially liked?
Fantasy has always been a part of my creative process. Some of my earliest memories are of my grandmother and mother telling me stories about faraway lands or pointing out places in the woods were fairies made their homes. I was brought up on fantasy and it comes very natural to me. I couldn’t imagine writing without this element. My earliest inspirations were Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Mary Stewart.
In debut author Kristina Schram’s The Chronicles of Anaedor: The Prophecies, strange things happen to fifteen-year-old Lavida Mors. Maybe that’s why her father sends her away to Portal Manor, a mysterious family estate she has never seen. Lavida quickly discovers that not everything at Portal Manor is as it seems when she stumbles across a secret passage to a hidden world–Anaedor.
In Book Two of Dakota Bank’s Mortal Path series: Sacrifice, Maliha Crayne, once a demon’s enslaved executioner–a ravager of lives and souls– has been reborn. She’s willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom and salvation. She has the opportunity to prevent the deaths of thousands to make up for the countless lives she’s obliterated over the centuries.
By Tracy March
Reader to Reader Reviews calls award-winning author Leslie Parrish “a romantic suspense genius.” Her latest novel, Cold Sight, is the first in her eXtrasensory Agent series.
After being made a scapegoat in a botched investigation that led to a child’s death, Aidan McConnell became a recluse. Still, as a favor to an old friend, Aidan will help on the occasional XI case. But under his handsome, rugged facade, he keeps his emotions in check–for fear of being burned again.
In Robin Parrish’s newest, Nightmare, Ghost Town is the hottest amusement park in the country, but when Maia Peters visits, she’s not expecting to be impressed. The daughter of two world-renowned “ghost hunters,” she’s grown up around the paranormal and to her most of the park is just Hollywood special effects. Until the very last attraction.
Robert Masello, whose latest thriller is Blood and Ice (Bantam Dell Edition, July 2010) is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the bestselling author of many novels and nonfiction books.
Blood and Ice has received starred reviews from such major review sources as Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The novel is a supernatural thriller ranging from the battlefields of the Crimean War to the frozen wastes of the present-day Antarctic, where a deeply conflicted, heroic photo-journalist encounters worlds beyond imagination. more »
By Mary Kennedy
Recently, I sat down with Melanie Jackson, author of The Ghost and Miss Demure to talk about her new release, where she finds her inspiration and her lifelong love of history.
On your website, you invite readers to take a walk on the Wildside, visit the past and explore new worlds. Are you drawn to any particular genre as your “first love” or do all genres attract you?
I’m a voracious reader of most genres and also non-fiction, but the first adult books I read were Gone With The Wind and Conan The Barbarian.They kind of wedged themselves in the subconscious and an awful lot of the stuff I’ve written is some weird hybrid of the two.
Recently, I sat down with Shiloh Walker to talk about her newest novel, The Missing.
You talk about your background as a nurse on your blog, but I would like to hear more about it and how it has influenced your writing.
I’ve been in nursing for close to fifteen years–I do keep my license active and I do still work a few times a month. Writing isn’t the most stable business and nursing isn’t the sort of career you can go back to at the drop of a hat. So I keep my hand in…but as to whether it’s influenced my writing directly? I’m not really sure. In nursing, we have ‘objectivity’ drilled into our heads, so maybe that comes through.