Night Prowler, #1
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Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikati send their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.
Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…
EDGE OF OBLIVION
Night Prowler, #2
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There exists a world beyond our own. It is a world of ancient magic and well-guarded secrets, a world of strict laws and harsh punishments for those who betray them, a world inhabited by the Ikati, a race of gifted people who are so much more than they first appear. Brought together by fate in this world of danger and beauty, two people with dark pasts will meet.
Morgan is beautiful, smart, sexy…and about to die. Convicted of treason against her shape-shifting kin, she is given one last chance at redemption; discover the hidden lair of the enemy intent on destroying every one of her kind, or forfeit her life.
Xander is ruthless, heartless, cold-blooded…and assigned to kill her if she fails in her task. Expecting to feel nothing but contempt for the traitor under his watch, the assassin accompanies Morgan on her search, but as the two race through the heart of Italy while the clock winds down to zero hour, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of desire as powerful as it is forbidden. Their passion will test everything they believe in, and endanger the future of the tribe itself.
Night Prowler, #3
Available June 18 at: Amazon
SECRETS…In the hidden world that exists beside our own, a mirror world of ancient magic and elegant deceptions, a world of people who are so much more than they first appear, a war is brewing. Most of these Gifted people—the Ikati, a savage, sensual race of lethal predators—are content to hide behind human smiles, disguising their splendor in order to survive. But others are discontent. And they will hide no longer.
BETRAYALS…Eliana lives for two things only: vengeance on the man who killed her father, and seeing his dream of living in the open with humans come to pass. But that dream is far too dangerous for The Hunt, a group of elite Ikati assassins with one objective: eliminate her before she can expose their secrets to the world.
SEDUCTION…Demetrius is haunted by the memory of the woman he once loved. He will risk everything to save her from the killers on her tail…and convince her, before the ancient walls between two worlds crumble, that only together can they defeat their real enemy, a brilliant, cunning traitor far more deadly than either of them can guess.
A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” she didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination.
Starting on that very day, she wrote what would become Shadow’s Edge in a little over four months and submitted it to several literary agents. Nothing happened. Thinking that was the end of that but by no means willing to give up on her dreams of being published, she began work on a second manuscript.
Then, during a trip to
Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from an agent, Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.”
Marlene sold the manuscript to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the #1 Amazon bestseller lists within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge was book one of the Night Prowler novels. Book two, Edge of Oblivion, was published in October 2012 and will be followed by Rapture’s Edge in June 2013, and Edge of Darkness in fall 2013. There are six books total planned for the series.
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Tell my fans a little bit about yourself and your books.
I’m the kind of person you’ll meet at a party, spend an hour talking to, then afterward realize you’ve told me your entire life story and you don’t know much about me other than my name. I think other people’s lives are fascinating, which is probably why I write books and create characters!
My novels are what’s termed “dark paranormal,” meaning there’s plenty of drama, sex, violence and conflict before I let the characters get to their HEA. If you like JR Ward, Anne Rice, Game of Thrones, True Blood or Dexter, you might enjoy my style.
How would you introduce your books to someone that has yet to read them?
The Night Prowler series is a lavish, brutal fantasy romance mixing the tone of True Blood, royal intrigue of Twilight’s Volturi, and Christian conspiracies of The Da Vinci Code. It revolves around the Ikati, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live in seclusion in isolated colonies around the world. Bound by primeval bloodlines and a code of law that values secrecy and allegiance above all else, they have been hunted since the Inquisition by the Expurgari, an ancient order of assassins aligned with the Catholic Church.
What inspired you to start writing? What age did you start?
I was inspired to start writing by a terrible tragedy; my 40th birthday. I woke up that day and realized it was high time to get crackin’ on that novel I’d always assumed I’d write – starting that day I wrote what would become Shadow’s Edge, the first book in the series.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
My husband and I own a flower shop, so I spend a lot of time there, designing flowers, dealing with customers, etc. I also love to read, hang out with friends, try new restaurants, see movies, and avoid housework at all costs.
What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Don’t give up. Believe in yourself. Write even when you don’t feel like it, and write only what you really love and what excites you, not what you think might be popular at the moment. Don’t ever listen to anyone who tells you that you “can’t” because you can-you just have to believe you can, and work your ass off toward your goal.
What's the hardest thing about writing?
I’ll let you in on a little secret: writing is not hard work. Compared to most other jobs, writing is very easy, but authors will never tell you that because they want you to think writing is only something people who went to college and got Masters degrees in English Lit can do. The worst part about being published is getting a bad review, but other than that I think writing is absolutely the best job in the world. You can do it anywhere, you’re in total control of what happens, it’s extraordinarily fulfilling to have people read and appreciate your work…being an author is a dream job, and I consider myself incredibly lucky.
What are you currently reading?
I just finished Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes, one of the best books I’ve read in years. It’s a story about a young woman who goes to work for a wealthy paraplegic man, and falls in love with him. There’s only one problem: he’s planning on killing himself. It’s incredible, heart-wrenching, and really well written. I highly recommend it!
What are you currently working on?
I’m just starting the fifth book in the Night Prowler universe, titled Darkness Bound, which is due in 3 ½ months…and I have no idea what it’s going to be about. I let the characters tell me what they want to do as I go along, so there’s always a lot of surprises!
What books did you read as a child?
Everything. I was a huge book worm. I loved VC Andrews Flowers in the Attic series.
How has your life changed since you began writing?
I’m happier, and also more stressed out, if that makes any sense. Publishing deadlines are iron-clad, so writing on a schedule is imperative. I’ve also been forced to be more extroverted and share personal things about myself (like in interviews!) which totally goes against my nature, but I’m learning to talk about myself without wanting to dive into the nearest bush and hide.
Do you listen to music while you write?
Never – in fact I can’t have any noise of any kind, it makes me crazy. I compile a soundtrack in my head as I’m writing, songs that I’m currently listening to on my ipod or in the car, and put that together after the book is finished so the reader can listen to music that I feel accompanies the tone and theme of the book.
What's been your favorite moment as an author?
Being nominated for a RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance from the Romance Writers of America was an incredible feeling. It’s awesome to be recognized for your work.
Out of all of your characters, who is your favorite?
The heroine in book four in the series, Edge of Darkness, which won’t be released until the fall of this year. Her name is September Jones (Ember) and she’s deeply flawed and physically scarred and goes through some tremendous changes. I want to know her in real life.
What do you want readers to take away from your books?
There are big themes in my books. Xenophobia. Social segregation. Human corruption and morality. The interdependence of man and animal. The futility of revenge. I want readers to look beyond the romance and see the thread that runs through all the books, the message that humans are often anything but humane, and the fact that only kindness can counter cruelty.
What is your dream vacation destination?
I just returned from two weeks sailing on a catamaran in the
Caribbean, and that was my favorite vacation
so far in my life. Next I’d like to go to Barcelona
and the south of France.
Do you have any interesting dreams or goals?
I want to live to be 100. I want to swim with dolphins. I want to be like Nora Roberts and have over 400 million copies of my books in print. I could go on and on, but you’d get super bored.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Getting a face lift. LOL.
Where can fans find you?
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