Tell us about you.
I am a native Californian, currently residing with my husband in San Francisco; I'm the grandniece of Irish author Benedict Kiely and the second cousin of Irish author Sharon Owens. My current published works are: Doppelganger Experiment (World Castle Publishing, September 2011) and The Four Series – Book I - The Beginning (World Castle Publishing, August 2012 - release dates for books II through IV are expected in October 2012 through February 2013).
Tell us about your book.
The Beginning - Book I - The Four Series
Clare had an ideal life. She lived in the perfect little town, had a great family and four of the best friends in the world. She also had nightmares, nightmares that plagued her for almost a decade. But these are not ordinary nightmares; they are premonitions, warnings of what is to come and what she will become.
She discovers that she isn’t alone in these vile dreams; her friends are having them too. They are dreaming of their ancestors and their own future... The discovery of their destiny and the future they must embrace is shocking and terrifying.
What inspired you to write this book?
Oddly the general inspiration came from a lazy afternoon hanging out with my friends. Since I've always loved vampires and werewolves (who doesn't!), I decided you incorporate that twist into the story.
Who is your favorite author and why?
I have several, but Ray Bradbury and Stephen King are my favorites (I know that's two not one) - they're creativity and imagination never ceases to amaze and entertain me.
What is your favorite quote?
My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off. - Ray Bradbury
If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why?
I would have to go with Clare all the way. After all, she's the main heroine in the story and.... well there's Charlie to consider...
If the book being featured is part of a series, tell us more about it.
The Four - A Series
They do exist and they always have. They live, love, and work amongst us and they are part of us. But they are different too, they are stronger and they live longer. They are the topic of many books, movies and myths, but their existence remains a secret, not everyone would accept them. And like us, they have those that are simply evil. Keeping these evil ones under control is the price they must pay to continue the lives they love. They must protect their human brethren from the Dark Ones, those that would rather kill than preserve.
Century after century the good battled the Dark Ones, always prevailing and preserving the lives of their beloved humans. In the 17th century, two powerful Dark leaders emerged, they organized their forces and a bitter war ensued. It was a fight to the death and the good thought they’d won. Four warriors led the battle, four warriors whose strength was beyond anything they knew, four warriors whose legacy had to be protected…
The good formed a consortium and with the help of a powerful sorcerer, a spell was cast; a spell that would follow the warriors’ lineage in case their power was needed again. The warriors are long dead, but their heirs are not, and now they must fight. The Dark Ones have re-emerged, they are more powerful, more resourceful and they want to control mankind and the world.
Book II - The Change is due for release late October 2012 - there will be two other books in the series, expected to release December 2012 and February 2013
Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author:
1) Sorry Mr. Franklin, its pizza, not beer that is proof God loves us! Although beer is a good runner-up.
2) My Christmas Trees are decorated entirely with penguin ornaments...
3) Someday I hope to sleep past 5 a.m.
4) I live for Haven, Grimm and Being Human (US & BBC)
5) I own every Stephen King book....
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FEATURED BOOK: The Beginning - Book I - The Four Series
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