Thursday, July 14, 2011
Paranormal Guest Author: Mary Abshire
Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Mary Abshire! Mary is the author of Claiming the Evil Dead, Catching an Evil Tail, and Fighting Evil.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Mary: I wrote a little in my early twenties, but didn't pursue a writing career. About three years ago, I started writing full length novels and I haven't stopped.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Mary: I have always had an interest in the paranormal. I grew up watching sci-fi and horror shows when I was a kid. The dark and mysterious creatures captured me, especially those blood sucking vampires. Ghost stories, alien abductions, and other unusual stories intrigued me too. I didn't take an interest in reading until my teens. A friend loaned me books by Anne Rice and I fell in love with reading. What started out as an interest in my youth grew into love and is now an addiction. Writing in the paranormal genre felt right to me.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Mary: Oh, so many choices . . . for my supernatural talent I'd like the ability to become invisible whenever I wanted, or I'd want the gift of immortality. I love history and I'd like to see all the changes in the world, good and bad. Sure, I would be sad to see loved ones come and go, but that is part of life now.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Mary: My latest release from my Soul Catcher series is Fighting Evil. It's full of action and suspense. Jeremy, the hot demon, and Drake, the noble vampire, travel to a remote island with Jessie, my half-demon soul catcher, to meet the VETOV (Vampires for the Ethical Treatment of Other Vampires). Nothing is ever easy for Jessie. Near the end, will she leave with Jeremy, or Drake? Hmm . . .
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Mary: I think Megan Fox would make a good Jessie. As for Jeremy, maybe someone like Brad Pitt, but he'd have to be more aggressive, more bold and in your face. And for my noble vamp, Drake? That one is difficult to answer. He's a cross between Bill and Eric from the TrueBlood series on HBO. I'd love the man playing Eric to portray Drake. YUM!
Fighting Evil (Soul Catcher, #3) by Mary Abshire.
Half-demon Jessie Garrett's battles seem endless. While Jeremy, the demon out to win her heart, teaches her how to fight, Jessie's relationship with her vampire lover, Drake, reaches a breaking point. Adding to her struggles, she must defend her life against a group of vampires who consider her a threat to their existence. Held captive on a remote island with both Drake and Jeremy protecting her, she is tested in ways she's never imagined. Jessie fights back; only her actions do more harm than good. The group offers her a choice, but no matter what she decides, her life will change forever.
Thank you Mary for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Mary Abshire and her books, please visit her website.