Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Q+A with Juliet Dark (The Demon Lover)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Juliet Dark!  Juliet is the author of The Demon Lover.

EJ:  When did you begin writing? 

When I was nine years old.  I wrote a 90 page, crayon illustrated epic entitled "The Adventures of the Magical Herd."

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

I've liked the paranormal since watching Dark Shadows in my childhood.  In my "realistic" books there are often references to fairy tales and myths.  It seemed natural that the next step was to write about a world in which the fairy tales and myths are real.

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

A witch.  I would choose the ability to heal.

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

Well, I certainly enjoyed writing it!  When I started THE DEMON LOVER I'd been looking for paranormal books that were intelligent, sexy, and written for adults.  I found a few (the Sookie Stackhouse books, the Dresden files) but not as many as I would have liked, so I thought there might be room for another.  I hope that THE DEMON LOVER appeals to an adult audience who like well written, bookish, sexy, magical books.

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

Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica on True Blood) would be amazing as Callie McFay. My stepdaughter (and Demon Lovah advisor) suggests Peter Mooney from Camelot  for Liam and Sean Bean for Frank.  And I was thinking Archie Panjabi for Soheila.

The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles #1) by Juliet Dark

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of writing her bestselling book, The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. After all, Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she finds herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.

But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: He’s not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the incubus, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this demon lover from her heart.

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

To learn more about Juliet Dark and her books, please visit her website.


  1. Amazing interview. I have had the pleasure of reading this book and I really enjoyed it. I am working on the review for it. I am jealous you wrote a 90 page book at the age of 9 LOL! But that is definitely a calling. By any chance, do you have it lying around still? I absolutely see Deborah Ann Woll as Callie, she is a great actress and she is stunning. I love all the actors you chose, you are really good at this. Great interview again, I really enjoyed The Demon Lover and I can't wait for more :)

  2. Diana,
    I'm so glad you enjoyed Demon Lover. Thank you for reviewing it!

    Yes, I still have "The Adventures of the Magical Herd" in my files! My daughter has mocked my drawing style. The funniest thing about it is that the main protagonist "Carol" does not appear to have any human family.

    I'm glad you like my picks ... now we just have to find someone who wants to produce it ... :)

  3. No problem at all, I hope to have it up soon. I am behind in reviews. January is not my month LOL! I am sure your drawings looked better than what I would have come up with, I am sure of it LOL! Really interesting your main character Carol has no human family, do I sense something going on here? LOL! I would love to hear about this going into production, would be very thrilling to watch. Thank you both for the awesome interview again :)