New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes urban fantasy for Berkley–both the bestselling Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon Series for Berkley and the upcoming Indigo Court urban fantasy series. According to Romantic Times Magazine, “Galenorn’s thrilling supernatural series is gritty and dangerous, but it’s the tumultuous relationships between all the various characters that give it depth and heart. Vivid, sexy and mesmerizing…”
Recently, The Big Thrill contributing editor, Christine Goff, was filled in by Delilah D’Artigo on what Harvest Hunting is all about.
“We’re the D’Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our supernatural talents can go haywire at any time. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch whose life recently took a drastic turn. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I’m a werecat with a very interesting love life. But life isn’t all fun and games. We’re on the trail of the demon general who has decided that we’ve become quite a nuisance…
“It’s Samhain, and the Autumn Lord has called for my training to begin with the Death Maidens…and I find that I like it. But we’ve got problems: werewolves are going missing and a new magical drug, “Wolf Briar,” is being used as a weapon. My dear Chase and I have come to a delicate crossroads and there’s no turning back from our decision. And most dangerous of all: Stacia Bonecrusher has put a bounty on our heads. Now it’s a race to take out the demon general before she realizes the sixth Spirit Seal is within her reach…”
So who is Yasmine Galenorn?
First, she’s a prolific writer. Harvest Hunting is Book #8 in the bestselling urban fantasy Otherworld Series, aka Sisters of the Moon Series. She also authored the Chintz ‘n China Series, a paranormal mystery series, and the Bath & Body Series, a short-lived mystery series under the name of India Ink. Additionally, she has written eight metaphysical nonfiction books.
Second, she’s a shamanic witch. According to Yasmine she’s been in the craft since February 29th, 1980. “Considered an elder in the Pagan community…I walk an eclectic path and consider my life to be a blend of teacups and tattoos–the former in my china closet, the latter on my skin–I’m heavily inked. I no longer teach magical workshops nor do I accept students. I collect teacups, teapots, Old Country Roses china (Royal Daulton), antlers and skulls (of the non-human variety), daggers and crystals. And of course, my bookshelves are overflowing with books. I cannot walk out of a bookstore without buying at least one book. My TBR pile is huge!”
She started college at age 15. A theatre major, she finally graduated in 1983 from Evergreen State College after several hiatuses.
Her name is pronounced Yaz-mihn, with a “Y” not a “J” and her last name is pronounced Gal-eh-norn, with the accent on the first syllable. She and her spouse, Samwise (whom she married in 1993) created their last name together. At first he had taken her name, but she decided she didn’t want to be stuck with her stepfather’s last name forever. Their name, out of the Elvish in LOTR, means Green Tree.
According to SFRevu.Com, “Galenorn can comfortably join the ranks of Kim Harrison, Laurell Hamilton, and the others who have come forth with sexy, smarty, sassy heroines. Camille, Delilah, and Menolly may be less violent but they get the job done and manage to have complicated sex lives and relationships that make them seem like someone who might live in our neighborhood — provided your neighborhood has fairies, giants, dryads, and the occasional dragon and yokai-kitsune.”
For more information on her bestselling series and the upcoming Harvest Hunting, visit her website at www.galenorn.com.