I’m so stoked about my latest paranormal romance release called Repossessed. My romance is another book in Coveted universe featuring zany supernatural creatures. I’ve been coming up with these ideas for years though. So where did things start? I’ll be the first to admit I grew up as a geek reading science fiction books as a high school. I read the classics like Heinlein to the latest releases as they arrived at the library.
I was a jokester growing up. I didn’t have time to write during my studies in high school and college, but I always thought about funny scenes. Matter of fact, when I go too long without writing I even dream about funny scenes for books. What if a mythological dwarf looked like Brad Pitt? (You’ll find him in Coveted.) What if an evil bog spirit stole a werewolf’s prize? (You’ll find that in Collected.) And even more fun, what kind of adventures would a witch matchmaker and a warlock repo man have? (My latest release Repossessed.) There’s just something fun and exciting when I write about supernatural creatures and put them in real life situations. I love tackling that what-if question. I love to explore the possibilities and make it seem as if they could be your next-door neighbors. That’s what I love about paranormal romance/urban fantasy. It’s about taking a reader to a new world I construct and having them get lost inside it.
Some of my favorite worlds include Octavia Butler and Christine Feehan’s books, as well as Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series. Following around characters and learning more about their world fascinates me.
Do you love the paranormal genre? What are some of the latest releases that I need to add to my TBR pile if I haven’t read them already? Shawntelle is giving away a Coveted swag pack to one (1) lucky commenter who gives a recommendation.
Supernatural matchmaker Tessa Dandridge knows a little mist here and a little magic there will help reckless werewolves and precocious pixies find love. That is, until her magical Smythe scroll is lost in her repo’ed car and she can’t contact her V.I.P. clients. To connect with an important client cavorting in the fifth dimension, Tessa must depend on handsome Rob Shin, a warlock repo man, to enter Limbo and find her Smythe scroll.
Rob has money problems of his own, thanks to the bank determined to foreclose on his elderly aunt and uncle’s home. Repossessing magic wands and cursed pianos from disgruntled warlocks isn’t the best pay, but the Navy SEAL works well as a repo man to pay off his family’s debts. Rob’s repossession jobs catch up with him when a powerful warlock seeks to end his life for his constant meddling, drawing Tessa in the middle.
Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detasseling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs–from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she’s not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.