Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing
Format: Mass-Market Paperbacks
Release Date: June 29, 2010
From Publishers Weekly
Kellison's debut, a blend of suspense and paranormal romance, follows Adam Thorne as he attempts to unravel the mystery of the wraiths, possessed humans who feed on human souls. Desperate to free his brother from possession, Adam follows a flimsy lead to half-Fae Talia O'Brien, a young woman with a newly minted doctorate, a mysterious past, and magical abilities that stop wraiths in their tracks. As the wraiths pursue Talia, determined to destroy her in retribution for her father daring to love and impregnate a human woman, Adam tries to protect her and understand her powers, and finds himself falling in love. Fast-paced without being frenetic, interesting and entertaining if not particularly challenging, this tale deftly avoids romance clicheÌüs while delivering plenty of action.
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Paranormal Romance Author
By far the best part of being a writer is getting to do something I love every day, and in my pajamas. Some days I put on real clothes only when I have to pick up my kids from school. I also LOVE when the story is going well, rolling fast with the characters surprising me. And I loved holding my first book in my hands. The worst part? Deadlines.
2. Name one eye-opening thing you learned from your book research.
Researching banshees I found a folktale where the washer woman by the ford (a version of the banshee) has such long breasts that she can throw them over her shoulders. Fun.
3. Do you have a favorite motto?
Kill your darlings. It’s both excellent help when writing and is also so deliciously murderous that I don’t mind very much when I have to get rid of a bit of writing that I had really liked.
4. Do you have a favorite fictional hero? Favorite fictional heroine?
Favorite hero: Lots—from Edward Rochester (the brooding gothic hero of Jane Eyre) to a young Indiana Jones. I’d love to go adventuring with him. And I dig the whip. Or Han Solo. Or Eric Northman. I could go on.
Favorite heroine: Elizabeth Bennet. I love her humor and she’s a badass, especially when she slays zombies. ;)
5. Which fictional character would you hang out with?
Captain Kirk. The one from the recent J.J. Abrams movie. I’d get to explore new worlds and new civilizations with someone who loves to break the rules.
6. What is one of your favorite book covers, your own or someone else’s?
The cover of my first book will always be my favorite. :)
7. What would readers be surprised to learn about you?
I write very dark and a wee bit twisted, but I’m really bad at watching horror movies. They get in my head and I can’t sleep. If they are campy, I can take it and love the ride. If they are done very, very well, I’m off balance for days.
8. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever learned by Googling your name?
I never get anything good by Googling my name. Only genealogical bits for other people come up.
9. If you could go backward or forward in time which would you chose? Why?
Argh. A toughie, and one I just debated with my husband. Going backward there are fewer creature comforts and less access to Drumstick ice cream. Forward is frightening because you have no idea what the world will be like. I like to think I’m adventurous though, and so would make the leap, but it would have to be far enough in the future to witness a contrast to present day.
Shadow Bound is my first novel and the first in my Shadow Series.
The story follows Talia O’Brien, a mysterious half-fae, half-mortal woman who is just beginning to realize her power and her fae heritage. Adam Thorne is the man who wants to use Talia’s power to destroy his monster of a brother, a soul-sucking wraith. Together, Adam and Talia must fight to stop a demon that has breached the boundary between the mortal world and the fae Shadowlands. And along the way they get a little help from Death himself.
From the back cover:
Some people will do anything to avoid it. Even trade their immortal souls for endless existence.
Secretly, inexorably, they are infiltrating our world, sucking the essence out of unsuspecting victims with their hideous parody of a kiss.
Adam Thorne founded the Segue Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow.
This is the place between life and what comes after—a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.
I had an amazing time writing this book and I hope everyone enjoys reading it. The sequel, Shadow Fall, arrives on July 27th.
11. Which do you find is most important to you as a writer, voice or story? Why?
Wow. Hmmm… Story. For me, voice is the medium, but character arcs reign supreme.
12. Erin, please tell us where we can find you out in cyber world. For desperate readers like me, we just need to know…:)
13. 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?
So, so many. Patricia Briggs. Lois McMaster Bujold. Juliet Marillier. Jacqueline Carey. Robin McKinley. Karen Marie Moning. Kresley Cole. J.R. Ward. Nalini Singh. Jayne Ann Krentz. Writing this list makes me want to go read. :)
Soon! Shadow Fall, the sequel to Shadow Bound, comes out July 27, 2010. Here’s the back cover blurb:
Custo Santovari accepted pain, blood, even death, to save his best friend. But a man with all his sins just isn't cut out to be an angel.
One moment he's fleeing Heaven; the next, he's waking up stark naked in Manhattan. In the middle of a war. Called there by a woman who's desperately afraid of the dark.
It gathers around Annabella as she performs, filled with fantastic images of another world, bringing both a golden hero and a nightmare lover.
He pursues her relentlessly, twisting her desires even as she gives herself to the man she loves. Because each of us has a wild side, and Annabella is about to unleash the beast.
I’d like to thank Erin Kellison 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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