Arguably one of the worst opening lines is “It was a dark and stormy night.” But when an elementary school teacher in Northeast Ohio gave her sixth grade class that line and told them to write a story, an author was born. An author who grew up with a keen interest in all things paranormal. I don’t remember how old I was when I first read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but I was hooked. I think I’ve seen every Hammer Horror film that Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing were in, and while I don’t necessarily like straight horror, throw a little romance into all that gothic angst and I am so there.
So it was only natural that when I started writing, seriously writing for publication, that I went straight to paranormal romance. And I’m so excited about my Warriors of the Rift series with Grand Central Publishing. The first book, KISS OF THE VAMPIRE, comes out February 1st. It has a vampire hero and a half-demon heroine and a supporting cast that includes werewolves, elves and even a werebear. Set primarily in the Scottsdale, Arizona area, the series combines paranormal elements with suspense and romance.
The second book, HEART OF THE WOLF, picks up the storyline where KISS leaves off, with a werewolf heroine and a human cop. I’m just about ready to start writing book three, HEART OF THE DEMON which features a demon hero and a fey heroine.
Warriors of the Rift: Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world–or send it spiraling into chaos.
***Shannon wins the ARC for Kiss of The Vampire!! Congratulations, Shannon! Please send an email with your full name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get the prize in the mail! Thank you!***