Monday, April 4, 2011

Guest Author Interview: Tina M. Randolph

Please welcome today's guest author Tina M. Randolph!  Tina is the author of The Keys of Fate series (Tower of Change), Mystic Deja series (Maze of Existence, Mecca of Ice), The Tempestt Saga (Moon Warp), Alchemyth, and The Jealousy Garden series (Secret Love Letter).

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

  I began writing when I was a teenager in high school. I wrote lyrical songs, and actually began a book series for children about my childhood, which I have yet to complete.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

  I am compelled to write about the paranormal, because of my psychic and astral traveling abilities that I’ve had since childhood. I’ve learned so many new theories about the universe, and what a human being is capable of, that I just had to share it with the world as fiction.

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

I love the ability of astral traveling, and I don’t think I can live without it. I am able to see things from many perspectives, and this helps me understand my existence, and what to look forward to in the afterlife.

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

  The Jealousy Garden introduces a love triangle that spirals out of control. It is the powerful fragrances in the garden that heighten the senses of Faith Alexander, who is in love with Vance Carter. Her affection is reciprocated, but Vance is supposed to be in love with Hailey. This is no ordinary tale of love, covetousness, and jealousy. There are meddling ghosts that add to the suspense and drama of it all. The mystery of Cristina and why she hates true love is a riddle that if unraveled, will stop the strange deaths that befall the residents of Raven Hill Estates.

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

  Faith Alexander ~ Jessica Alba: Likable, uniquely beautiful…with the ability to stir up our emotions for the character.
Vance Carter ~ Hayden Christensen: Talented, handsome, mischievous…and intelligent.
Hailey ~ Blake Lively: How could any character not be jealous…of this girlfriend.
Shawn Howard ~ James Franco: Handsome and charming…with a spark of innocence.
Cristina ~ Natalie Portman: Her timeless beauty and acting range makes for the perfect ghost.

Secret Love Letter (The Jealousy Garden #1) by Tina M. Randolph

The jealousy garden yields powerful fragrances that would break any spell of love. Or so they say...Cristina lost her only heart ages ago, and can't seem to let go of her past. The problem is, she's been a phantom ever since the day it happened.

To make matters worse, mysterious accidents keep befalling the residents of Raven Hill Estates. And unfortunately, love doesn't conquer all. There is enough fear, covetousness, and plenty of suspicion to deter soulmates from staying connected.

Cristina will stop at nothing to keep new sweethearts apart, but there's a secret that if unraveled, would solve the strange mystery of the jealousy garden.

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

To learn more about Tina M. Randolph and her books, please visit her website.


  1. Thank you E.J. for the interview! I came up with the idea for the Jealousy Garden almost 15 years ago. It's a good thing I never throw any of my notes away. :)

  2. Nice cover and the read sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing =) James Franco...hmm..nice!

  3. 'The Jealousy Garden' - what a great name/idea for a book. It sounds so emotive.

  4. Tina...Love the sound of your book series. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us.

  5. Thanks you guys! I did the cover design myself. I enjoy graphic design work as well as writing.

  6. Awesome interview. I would love to learn astral travel. Tried once but fell asleep lol. Fantastic cover!


  7. Thank you for sharing with us today! Astral Traveling seems so interesting.
    Best of luck with your book!

  8. Great interview. The Jealousy Garden sounds interesting and I'm putting it on my list to buy. :)

  9. Fantastic job on the cover. It would grab me from the bookshelf!!!