Please welcome today's guest author Regan Black! Regan is the author of The Pixie Chicks, Famous Last Words, and the Shadows of Justice series, which includes Justice Incarnate, Invasion of Justice, From the Ashes, and her new release Veil of Justice.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Regan: While packing for a cross country move about 12 years ago I discovered I've been writing most of my life. Short stories and poems mostly. I come by it naturally as my grandmother was a wonderful writer and I treasure her collection of plays and memoirs. But it wasn't until we moved to South Carolina that I discovered I could write an entire novel. My husband's office was being remodeled and he worked at home for several months. In an effort to remember why I fell in love with him I wrote the world's worst romance novel, and I've continued to write romance novels ever since.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Regan: I love reading paranormal stories, they just have that something extra that makes reading for pleasure and escape so much more fun. When I got involved with my first writer's group the feedback on my romantic suspense was "Where's the paranormal?" Apparently my writing voice naturally has that 'paranormal feel'. Once I embraced that, my writing really took off.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Regan: Oh, so many options so little time! At the moment, maybe just because it's nearly the end of summer as I write this, I'd like the power to be invisible. Not only to avoid my kids asking about dinner, so I could hide and keep writing, but think of the things I could observe and the places I could sneak into.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Regan: Readers will enjoy Veil of Justice, the third book in the series, because it resolves Nathan's dilemma (he's been undercover and trapped in solitary confinement) and it brings the shadows of justice characters through yet another challenging adventure with plenty of romance for a wonderful reading escape.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Regan: Oh, doesn't every author dream of a book making it on the big screen? And we have to have someone in our mind's eye as we craft the tale we want readers to enjoy. I guess when I wrote the first book, Jaden's physical build and skills were modeled after Lara Croft, so I'd love to see Angelina Jolie as Jaden, the heroine of Justice Incarnate. But for Veil of Justice, the romantic leads I see are Scarlett Johansson as Kelly because of how well she played her character in Iron Man 2 and Chris O'Donnell as Nathan, because he can pull off that dangerous edge under the boy next door thing.
Veil of Justice (Shadows of Justice, book 3) by Regan Black.
An undercover operative, a guardian of ancient secrets, and an impatient goddess collide for a thrilling ride as the Shadows of Justice saga continues! When Nathan Burkhardt agreed to the undercover assignment, it was all about justice and retribution for the soldiers impaired and imprisoned by a dangerous geneticist with a God-complex. But when he lands in solitary confinment, his only salvation is his telepathic connection with a mysterious woman working for his sister. Denied her place in the family 'business', Kelly has changed her name and redefined her purpose in life - until tragedy strikes - leaving her the only one left to preserve the family's priceless secret.
Thank you Regan for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Regan Black and her books please visit her website.
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