I’m hosting an interview with Jami Gray, author of paranormal romance / urban fantasy “Shadow’s Moon”. My questions are bolded, the author’s responses are in regular font.
1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?
Juggling multiple roles. Not only do I write, but I have two teenage boys, a husband, and a lab that doubles as a floor rug to take care of, while maintaining a day job. As much as I’d love my writing to bring in enough income to cover my evil day job, it’s a bit behind. Until I win the lottery or my book becomes an “overnight” success, I need that health insurance. Three of the four of us wear glasses, and two of the four of us have braces. Those little buggers cost.
2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Shadow’s Moon?
I actually can since I have one under 75 words and synopsis (synopsi?) are one of the most difficult things for me to do. Here goes:
Tracker, Xander Cade, confronts an enraged Shifter in a crowded human nightclub, fraying the thin secrecy shielding the supernatural community from public scrutiny. Danger stalks the pack and she must protect her alpha and mate, Warrick Vidis, even if he doesn’t want it.
In my words: Independent, female wolf shifter, Xander, has to prove to stubborn, alpha male, Warrick, he can’t do it all on his own. Unfortunately, if he doesn’t listen, it may not just be him that pays, but his pack and his mate.
3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
This is the third book in the Kyn Kronicles series.
4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?
I actually aim for a word count (between 1500-2000, averages out to 5-7 pages), so it takes between 2-4 hours depending on how fast the words are coming.
5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
It’s a toss up between Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series or Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. Although we could throw in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series as well.
6) What are you working on now?
After spending the last two years writing back to back books, I’m taking a break in June to do more research for my Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, The PSY-IV Teams, so I can start the second book in July. The first one, HUNTED BY THE PAST, comes out July 11th.
Title: Shadow’s Moon
Author: Jami Gray
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Even a wild heart can be broken…
A blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks loose.
It should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a full moon Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing funny about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans. The resulting carnage frays an already thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural Kyn community from public scrutiny, and ensures she can’t escape the one man she’s been determined to avoid, her Alpha and mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective and compelling, Warrick threatens her individuality like no other.
As the Northwest Alpha wolf, compromise isn’t in Warrick Vidis’s vocabulary, but when his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt for a killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to protect her or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone wolves, along with anonymous threats against him and his Pack, begin to jeopardize his normal steely control. Add in Xander’s continual reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line between intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one woman’s love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and wolf.
As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack but those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to trust each other and accept their rare bond or risk losing everything-their pack, their friends and each other.
Jami Gray grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border, and was adopted at the age of 14 to suddenly become the fifth eldest of 37 children. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and three minors-History, English, and Theater. (Decision-making was not her forte at the time.) Shortly after marrying her techie-geek hubby (who moonlighted as her best friend in high school) she completed a Masters in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix Oregon.
Now, years later, she’s back in the Southwest where she’s outnumbered in her own home by two Star Wars obsessed boys, one Star Wars obsessed husband, and an overly-friendly, 105-pound male lab. Delving into the wild paranormal worlds where romance collides with suspense and Urban Fantasy is queen, manages to salvage her sanity. Or so we let her believe…
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/JamiGrayUFWriter
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.com/e/B006HU3HJI
Black Opal Books: www.BlackOpalBooks.com
Muse It Up Publishing: http://museituppublishing.com
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