Genre: Urban Fantasy?Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Mass-Market Paperback
As a Shadowchaser, Kira Solomon has been trained to serve the Light, dispatch the Fallen, and prevent the spread of chaos. It’s a deadly job, and Kira knows the horror of spilling innocent blood. But now she has a new role, as the Hand of Ma’at, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Order, and an assignment that might just redeem her.
A fellow Shadowchaser has gone missing, and so has a unique artifact imbued with astonishing magic. Unless the Vessel of Nun is returned, it will cause destruction beyond anything the modern world has seen. Kira’s got a team at her back, including Khefar, a near-immortal Nubian warrior who’s already died for her once. But as complicated as her feelings for him are, they’re nothing compared to the difficulties of the task she faces. And the only way to defeat the enemy is to trust in a power she can barely control, and put her life—and her soul—on the line.
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The best part about being a writer is getting to indulge my imagination, to be able to answer the question of "what if?" The worst part about being is writer is when the words won't come the way you want them to!
2. Name one eye-opening thing you learned from your book research.
What has been cool a few times is to come up with an idea, then start researching it and find corroboration. For example, I'm introducing were-hyenas, and I've discovered there's quite a bit of mythology associated with were-hyenas in Africa.
3. Do you have a favorite motto?
As you go through life, try everything once--and the fun things twice!
4. Do you have a favorite fictional hero? Favorite fictional heroine?
I think one of my favorite heroines is Lilith from Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis series. I also enjoyed Jill from Katherine Kerr's Deverry novels. Both strong women, doing what they need to do to survive.
5. Which fictional character would you hang out with?
I have to say I'd like to hang out with my hero, Khefar. I would really like to listen to him talk about his experiences over the last four thousand years.
6. What is one of your favorite book covers, your own or someone else’s?
The Shadowchaser series has some amazing covers so far. You immediately know what you're getting in an exciting way.
7. What would readers be surprised to learn about you?
That I know the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in sign language, and my eyesight was too bad to get me into the Air Force!
8. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever learned by Googling your name?
That there is a region in Belgium named Seressia, and a street as well. I think I need to book a trip!
9. If you could go backward or forward in time which would you chose? Why?
Being a black woman, I don't think I'd want to go back in time until it was further back! But I love modern conveniences, so I'd have to go forward. I would love to know if the idealism and hope that inspires scientists make us better, or if we just become lazier.
In SHADOW CHASE, Kira is still dealing with her mentor's death. She goes to London to settle his estate, but while she's there another Chaser goes missing with a powerful artifact. If she doesn't find the renegade Chaser and recover the vessel, the world could literally come to an end.
11. If you could compare “SHADOW CHASE” to your first book in the SHADOW series “SHADOW BLADE”, how would you say it’s different?
The main difference is it doesn't take place in Atlanta! SHADOW CHASE takes place in London, Cairo, and an alternate-Egypt. I think it goes a little bit darker as well. Kira discovers more about herself, and what she discovers doesn't make her happy.
12. Which do you find is most important to you as a writer, voice or story? Why?
I think voice is most important. There are tons of classes that teach story structure, pacing, plotting. Voice is unique and each author has to develop it their own way. I've read plenty of stories that are pretty simple, but something about the voice of the author draws you in.
13. Seressia, please tell us where we can find you out in cyber world. For desperate readers like me, we just need to know…:)
I can be reached by my first name, so http://www.seressia.com/, www.twitter.com/seressia and www.facebook.com/seressia
14. I know this is a difficult question with there being so many amazing authors out there to choose from but who are some of the GOT-TO-HAVE authors in your TBR pile?
(turns to look at shelves) I certainly hope people are reading Patricia Briggs by now. And Octavia Butler is a feast that needs to be savored.
15. What’s next in the works for you? When can readers expect to see it out on shelves in their local bookstores?
Book three of the Shadowchasers series is SHADOW FALL, which will be out mid-2011. Kira's back in Atlanta and she's got some decisions to make--or they're going to be made for her.
I’d like to thank Seressia Glass for stopping by and spending time with us, it’s been a blast getting to know more about you and your books. I wish you all the best and much success in everything you do. :)
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