Monday, November 7, 2011

Paranormal Guest Author: Jill Ranney-Campbell (Celtic Rose)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Jill Ranney-Campbell!  Jill is the author of Celtic Rose.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

  I started writing when I was seventeen, but I created stories to entertain people when I was much younger; probably around eight years old. I had written a trilogy, but all three were only about half way done by the time I was twenty. I would get stuck on one and write on another until I figured out the next scene. All of my manuscripts ended up destroyed and I was devastated. I quit writing but picked it up again a little over two years ago. This time I wasn't going to give up until I was published. And now I am writing on the second book in the trilogy, Celtic Rose II: The Awakening.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

Anything strange has always caught my attention. If it had vampires, werewolves, ghosts, or anything like that, it was my type of book or movie, especially if it had romance. I love the idea of supernatural abilities. I grew up always pretending that I had some sort of super power.

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

For a really cool power I would want to be a shapeshifter. I would love to change into an eagle and fly, or a wolf or tiger so I could protect my family. For a small power I would just love to have speed and agility so I could run over any terrain and not fall down.

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

  Readers will love Celtic Rose, because it is utterly unique. It has several different characters with very different personalities which gives readers at least one personality that they can relate to. The main aspect I wanted in my book was for readers to feel like they are a part of the story.

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

  I really have five main characters to begin with and three more are added later. I have thought of characters for the main five and the protector. For my main character Kallisto I would love for Katie Holmes to play her because she matches the dark hair and eyes and I think she can play the personality. Her love Talus would be Ian Somerhalder from the vampire diaries it would be a slightly softer role than he plays there but in the second book he gets harder. Her brother Kalan would be played by Orlando Bloom he has the playful personality. The character William is red-headed and Scottish so a good fit for him would be James McAvoy. Kalan's love, and the best friend of Kallisto, Ramina was very hard to think of someone for because she is Korean/American but she looks more Indian than anything. I figured I'd go for Ursula Mayes which is a less known model/actress. The protector Gabriel is definitely for Hugh Jackman, he's strong, handsome and plays protective very well.

Celtic Rose by Jill Ranney-Campbell

A curse is placed on a couple and on all who died to avenge them. They are reborn and live several lives finding each other and starting again only to die two years later. They will continue this cycle until the curse is broken Something has happened in this new life. Everything is accelerated and their death is coming quicker than usual. Their quest to find the artifacts that will stop this curse begins in a rush against time. Will they be betrayed by one of their own?

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

To learn more about Jill Ranney-Campbell and her books, please visit her website.


  1. If there are any questions or comments feel free to post and I'll be around to answer them. :)

  2. Nice interview, Jill. Glad you started writing again. If your head is anything like mine, it would explode if you didn't write. And that would be messy. =)

  3. Yes Dana I believe it would. lol I'm glad I started writing again as well. :)

  4. Jill -
    I've got this book on my TBR list (to me, that means on my 'to-be-bought paperback' list). Will there be a sequel to this story?

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  5. Thanks Lea Ellen! Yes, it is actually going to be a trilogy. I'm in the process of writing the second one right now, but I already know the direction it's going and what is going to happen in the third. :)

  6. Thank you all for stopping by! I'm looking forward to reading this trilogy in the future. :)

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