Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Darynda Jones. Darynda is the author of the Darklight series (Death and the Girl Next Door, Death, Doom and Detention, Death and the Girl He Loves) and the Charley Davidson series (First Grave on the Right, Second Grave on the Left, Third Grave Dead Ahead, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light).
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Darynda: I’ve been writing since before I could write. I think I was born making up stories in my head. I didn’t know I wanted to BE a writer until I was in high school, but I wrote anything and everything I could from the time I was a kid. Plays, poems, song lyrics, news articles, short stories . . . you name it, I’ve written it.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Darynda: I’ve just always been fascinated with the paranormal realm. When I was about five, a male cashier at a store dressed up as Dracula. He gave me that deep, eternal stare and kissed my hand. I’ve been lost ever since.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Darynda: Oh, so many to choose from! I think I would like to be indestructible/immortal. Seeing history in the making for centuries would rock.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Darynda: My next release will be Fifth Grave Past the Light, the fifth in the Charley Davison series. I think readers will enjoy it because it is a tad creepier than the previous books and a lot hotter. Fans of Reyes Farrow will be pleased.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Darynda: Hopefully this will happen someday. The rights sold to CBS for the CW a while ago, so if they were to ask me who would play the roles, I would love to see Jason Behr as Reyes. I wrote specific scenes (not saying which ones) with him in mind. Charley is a little harder. I recently fell in love with Analeigh Tipton, the best friend in Warm Bodies. I love her timing and she’s just a cutie.
Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. As he is the main suspect in her arson case, she is determined to stay away from him until she can find out the truth. According to her therapist, however, she lacks conviction.
When dead women start appearing in her apartment - lost, confused and terrified beyond reason - Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes's help, especially when it becomes apparent that her own sister Gemma is the serial killer's next target. With his ability to observe incorporeally, surely he can find out who's responsible. And even if he can't, he is the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return: Charley. All of her - body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay…
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Thank you Darynda for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Darynda Jones and her books, please visit her website.