Friday, April 29
Please Welcome Mary Abshire
Tell us about you and your books.
Hi World Wranglers. I have a paranormal romance/urban fantasy series about a half-demon who can send souls to hell. I call it the Soul Catcher series. The first book is Claiming the Evil Dead, where she goes after a vampire. The second book, Catching an Evil Tail, she's after a werewolf. And in the third, Fighting Evil, she's basically struggling to save her life in different ways. In all the books, there's a noble vampire out to show her love and a trouble making demon out to claim her. Oh, there is a tempting werewolf too.
If you couldn’t write anymore, what would you be doing?
Reading, writing reviews, and watching television. When I started writing a few years ago, I pretty much stopped watching television. I think I could easily get sucked into television land again.
I’ve become fascinated with people’s guilty pleasures. Besides reading and writing what’s yours?
Well, I guess buying books and chatting about books. Sounds silly, but I can't stop buying books for 1.00. You should see my TBR pile. It's overflowing!
Besides writing, what do you do for fun?
A couple times a year my hubby and I will go to Chicago and see a world famous trance DJ at a club. We go to concerts too, and meet bands. We're lovers of trance and music from the 1980's.
If the world were to end next week, what would be the one thing you would have to do?
Spend more time with my family. I doubt traveling would be an option. I picture chaos if the world was going to end, so the best thing would probably be to stay and home and make the best out of the week. Enjoy every minute, outside of the chaos.
Is there anything you absolutely can’t do without when you’re writing?
WATER. Must have bottled water.
What do you like most about being a published author?
Chatting with readers and meeting other authors.
Tell us about the book featured here today.
Fighting Evil is the third Soul Catcher novel. While it could be the end of the series, it's not. In fact, I finished book 4 and plan to submit it soon to my publisher.
Here's the Blurb:
Half-demon Jessie Garrett's battles seem endless. While Jeremy, the demon out to win her heart, teaches her how to fight, Jessie's relationship with her vampire lover, Drake, reaches a breaking point. Adding to her struggles, she must defend her life against a group of vampires who consider her a threat to their existence. Held captive on a remote island with both Drake and Jeremy protecting her, she is tested in ways she's never imagined. Jessie fights back; only her actions do more harm than good. The group offers her a choice, but no matter what she decides, her life will change forever.
How can we reach you?http://www.maryabshire.com
Is there an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
"Drake, I know what you think of Jeremy—"
"Yet you continue to make these deals with him. You continue to involve him in your life."
"I made the deal with him to teach me to fight because I was afraid at the time that you wouldn't protect me. I feared you were more loyal to your organization than you were to me. And to be honest, at times, I still am afraid."
"You should never doubt my loyalty. My concern is for you. It always has been." He reached forward and glided the back of his fingers down the side of my cheek. "I worry for you."
His cool fingers sent tiny chills down my neck. The delicate touch reminded me how much he cared and how loving his heart was.
"Once we are done with the VETOV, I want to get away from him. I really do." I took his hand and brought it to my heart while I gazed into the depths of his kind eyes. "I know you worry. Trust me when I say I have everything under control."
"If something ever happened to you . . . ."
"Nothing will. He wouldn't hurt me."
He gazed deep into my eyes, and for a moment, I wondered if he could see my soul. "I would do anything for you. Your life, your love, your soul—mean the world to me. My heart and soul aches when we're apart."
My pulse accelerated upon hearing his words. His heart was dead, but it still had feeling. God, I loved him. Why couldn't we just be together?
I brushed my fingers along the side of his face. "I miss you more than you could possibly know. I hate spending time away from you. I hate all of this—having to train with Jeremy and meet with the VETOV. I want it to all go away and just be the two of us."
He leaned closer. His cool energy caressed my skin like a feather light breeze. "I want to hold you in my arms for eternity, kiss you, and make love to you forever."
Deep within me, passion burned, wanting him to hold true to his words. "I would love to spend the remaining days of my life with you, in your loving embrace."
His gaze slid to my mouth. He grazed his thumb over my lips. "When we get back from meeting with the VETOV, I promise you, I will honor my words."
Never before had I wanted a man so much, wanted to be with him, love him, talk to him, and share every minute of my life with him. Never had I met a man willing to love me, the real me, the half-demon soul catcher. In my heart I knew, I had met the man I couldn't and wouldn't live without. I'd met my soul mate, my lover, forever and beyond.
I leaned forward and claimed his lips. His response was gentle, sweet, and the most tender, loveable, heartfelt kiss I'd ever experienced. Our tongues slowly and patiently stroked. Enjoying the moment, I wanted to savor every second, and I did.