Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guest Author Interview: Lani Woodland

Please welcome today's guest author Lani Woodland.  Lani is the author of Intrinsical which released earlier this week.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?  

Lani:  I started writing when I was in elementary school. I used to make up plays and have my friends act them out for me. I've been creating stories and characters ever since then.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?  

Lani:  I have always loved ghost stories and books with magical elements to them.  I think it all actually started with the Disney movie Escape to Witch Mountain. I saw it when I was really little and I loved that the kids had magical abilities.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why? 

Lani:  Only one? :) I wish I could  teleport to any place and anytime I wished. It would be awesome to visit friends and places anywhere in the world without paying for airfare. It would be amazing to see some people who have passed on that I would love to see again.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.  

Lani:  I think people will enjoy reading my book because it has a little bit of everything:  danger, magic, mystery and romance.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Lani:  Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars would be a good Yara as would Nina Dobrev from the Vampire Diaries.  They both the right look for her and can act.

I think Paul Wesley, from the Vampire Diaries,  would be an amazing Brent. I'm not exactly sure why but when I saw his picture he made me think of Brent, although Brent is nothing like Stefan. I think it was his overall look, although it might have just been his abs. :)

Intrinsical by Lani Woodland.

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

Thank you Lani for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Lani Woodland and her books please visit her website.


  1. Great interview! Intrinsical is next on my reading list and I'm so looking forward to reading it. Also, I'm a big Paul Wesley fan. Good taste, Lani! :)

  2. Wishing you much success with the book, Lani! Going to put it on my TBR now.

  3. Thanks Lisa and Leanna! I hope you guys like it. :) Leanna, I think it's hard not to be a fan of Paul's. :)

  4. This is a great interview! I LOVE the idea of Nina as Yara. Being a lover of The Vampire Diaries, I wouldn't mind seeing Paul as Brent either.

  5. Hi DJ! It makes me happy to find other vampire Diaries fans. :) I'm glad you could see Nina playing Yara. I really could too. Do you have any other ideas on who would be a good Brent? Did you picture anyone when you were reading?

  6. Great interview. I think i might pick up Intrinsical

  7. Thanks Sullivan. If you do I hope you enjoy it. :)
    Thank you E.J. for interviewing me. :)