Shadow Born #2
by Angela Dennis
Published: September 23rd, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Word Count: 72,000
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Content Warning: Sexual Material and Violence
Recommended Age: 18+
Everyone has a breaking point.
Her hundred-year penance lifted, Shadow Bearer Brenna Baudouin returns to the Earthly plane with her partner, Gray Warlow, to keep the peace between humans and supernatural creatures—and to prevent another apocalyptic war from happening.
The attraction between them is nearing a critical point, but their checkered history has left Brenna unable to trust either her heart or her instincts.
It’s chaotic business as usual until humans begin turning to statues of dust. There is no explanation, no sign of magical foul play or a biological toxin. The humans are convinced it’s the work of a deviant supernatural faction, twisting the knife in the already tense relationship between their species. Brenna and Gray agree—the deaths have a former comrade-turned-rogue stamped all over them.
In a race against time, they enlist the help of both friend and foe to save the human race and stop the impending civil war. Along the way, they are forced to come to terms with their past and decide, once and for all, whether they will come together or fall apart.
Warning: Contains a heroine who knows her weapons but not her own heart, an outbreak of supernatural proportions, copious bloodletting, and a race to save an endangered species—humans. All tied up in a tight bow of sexual tension.
It is my pleasure to welcome Angela Dennis, author of Fading Light, to Room With Books.
Angela, what do you do when you are not writing?
You’ll usually find me at my day job or spending time with my husband and son.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
Ann McCaffrey definitely influenced me in a BIG way. She was my introduction to epic fantasy. Once I got ahold of DRAGONFLIGHT, I was a goner. Victoria Holt was also a major influence. THE PRIDE OF THE PEACOCK is still one of my favorite books. Her books introduced me to the romance genre, and I never looked back.
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
It took years of hard work and honing my craft to get to the point where I could write SHADOWS OF FATE. Ironically, I didn’t write SHADOWS with the intention of trying to sell it. I wrote it as a way to help deal with my stress when my son was hospitalized. One of my best friends convinced me to submit it to Samhain Publishing, and the rest is history.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’d want to travel through time. There are so many events in the past I would love to see and experience.
What was your first job?
I was a coffee barista. My coffee addiction spiraled downhill from there. 🙂
What types of books do you write?
I write Urban Fantasy with strong romantic elements.
Who’s your main audience?
I like to think my books appeal to both Urban Fantasy fans as well as paranormal romance fans. They are definitely a good mix between the two.
Out of all of your characters, which is your favorite?
I love Brenna. She is such a survivor, and a great example of a strong woman who refuses to be a victim.
What does your writing schedule look like?
Erratic. In all seriousness, I make myself write every day, even if I don’t feel like it. I average about 2,000 words a day, but most days I write a lot more. It just depends on how crazy my life is at the time.
Do you use your OWN experiences?
No, not really. My experiences definitely color my writing, but I don’t consciously try to incorporate them.
Was it easy to pick the title for your book?
Not at all. For me, picking the title is one of the most difficult parts of the writing process. You should hear some of the things I’ve come up with, you’d be appalled. Thankfully, my husband acts as my filter. My titles are usually a joint effort.
If you could pick one profession, which would you choose if you were not an author?
An attorney. I have the degree, might as well use it. 🙂
What are you currently working on?
I am wrapping up the fourth book in the SHADOW BORN series. The third book, Piercing the Darkness, will be out Spring 2015.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby
Night owl, or early bird? Definitely, night owl
Red, or white wine? Both, but I prefer red.
Roller Coasters or Water Rides? Roller Coasters, the scarier the better.
Swimming in the ocean or a pool? Ocean
Walking or fitness club? Fitness club, mainly because I’m competitive, so it motivates me to be around other people.
Any last words?
I’d like to thank everyone that has supported this series. It’s been incredible. I’ve made some fantastic new friends along the way.
Thank you, Angela, for taking the time to chat and for allowing Room With Books to be part of your tour.
About the Author:
Angela Dennis lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son and a sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
- $25 Amazon GC & eBook copy of Fading Light (1 winner)
Giveaway is International.