Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Q+A with Rinda Elliott (Dweller on the Threshold)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Rinda Elliott.  Rinda is the author of Dweller on the Threshold.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

I finished my first book eighteen years ago. I wrote this horrible conglomeration of every Harlequin Presents novel I'd ever read. It received a nice two page rejection from Harlequin and I wrote on and off for a few years. I picked it up again seriously much later. I signed with my agent, M iriam Kriss, in 2008 and we've been actively marketing my work since.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

I've always loved paranormal books. As a teenager, I read romances and horror novels--not as much fantasy. But I loved paranormal elements, so when I found the mix, I loved them! One of my first paranormal romances was The Wizard of Seattle by Kay Hooper. This one also had a strong female lead--something else I love. Later, when I discovered urban fantasy, I was completely hooked. Where else can you get fantasy, horror, humor and romance in such a nice, tight package?

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

  I'd like to have the ability to heal. Immortality could be a trip, too.

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

  I do hope readers enjoy Dweller on the Threshold. If they enjoy fantasy, horror, humor and romance, this could be right up their alley. I've also always been drawn to books that surround a cast of characters who end up forming tight, family-like friendships. This series incorporates that and they get to fight scary bad guys at the same time.

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

I simply can't find the right people. But this made think. I might hold some kind of contest for readers once they have read Dweller on the Threshold. I'd love to hear suggestions. Both Beri and Nikolos would be a challenge. Beri has unusual looks, is over six feet tall and strong. She can be kind of snarky, but her well of compassion is endless. Once you've earned her loyalty, you've earned it for life. Nikolos... well, my editor calls him sex on legs. He's a tall Minoan warrior who has gone through the absolute worst of what life has to offer (Many times!) to right a horrible wrong.

Dweller on the Threshold (Beri O'Dell #1) by Rinda Elliott.

On a hunt to save her sister, the last thing Beri O’Dell needs is love. Aren’t demons bad enough?

Beri O’Dell is investigating paranormal creatures because she wants to know what she is. Taller and stronger than most men, she astral projects and can peel through dimensional layers to see the creatures and spirits beyond.

She once helped her foster sister, Detective Elsa Remington, track down killers in Jacksonville, Florida, but stopped when a nasty fire elemental turned her strength against her. Now, she finds herself pulled back when something steals Elsa’s soul and puts her into a coma.

With little time to spare, Beri searches for the reason behind her sister’s coma. She has help in her spirit guides Fred and Phro, but others come along for the ride, including a pyro-nervous witch, and an androgynous necromancer.

The last thing Beri needs is to fall in love with a mysterious stranger. But the handsome Minoan warrior Nikolos knows what creature she’s after because he’s battled it before.

It’s bad.

Really, really bad.

He calls it the Dweller on the Threshold.


Contains a worried heroine with no time, a witch with fire problems, a pissed-off necromancer, a trapped goddess, and a damned sexy, but scary, warrior. Throw in bloody battles, mass-murderer history lessons and a bit of sexy time and you get the start of Beri’s new life.

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

To learn more about Rinda Elliott and her books, please visit her website.


  1. I'm so confused....Is this a YA novel? I saw somewhere that you (Rinda Elliott) have an adult novel out also. What is the name? I couldn't find it on your website. Of course, it's late, and I'm not always the best at researching author's websites.

    Love the cover of Dweller On The Threshold. Good luck with your book release! and Congrats! :)

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  3. Dweller on the Threshold is my adult novel. I also write YA, but none of those have been released yet. :)


  4. A two page rejection letter? Wow. It is great you didn't give up though. You have to start somewhere. This sounds like my kind of read. Witches, goddesses and necromancers. I can't ask for anything better LOL! I never heard of The Wizard of Seattle. But I will check it out for sure. Great interview guys. Thank you so much :)