After her mom’s sudden death, twelve-year-old Shannon McLean has to move from the US to the English countryside to live with her mysterious father, Connor McLean, whom she hasn’t seen since she was a baby. Soon she discovers that he doesn’t want her around and her moving into his huge manor, Greyman Hill, is nothing more to him than a compulsory deal. But if he does not exactly give her a warm welcome, his servant Robert is most likely an incarnation of evil. He runs the house with an iron touch and makes everyone who works there his little puppets.
Weird things start to happen and the whole place scares the crap out of Shannon. Her dad can control her just by looking at her. The walls are full of secret passages and apparently she has the talent to awaken the ghosts in them. Every day is worse than the day before and she wants badly to run away but discovers it’s impossible. If she wants to stay alive she has to do exactly as her dad says or else she will not only jeopardize her own life but also the lives of the people around her.
While Shannon struggles to find the magic inside her, Connor is slowly turning into a demon. One carelessly spoken word from her could either save or destroy them both. In the end she has to decide whether to save herself and her loved ones, or lose her dad to the darkness and evil that threaten to eat his soul.
Author Interview of
Please, introduce yourself.
I’m a YA/NA Paranormal Romance author. Pre-school teacher by profession but stayed at home when my youngest daughter got a brain fever nine years ago. She never recovered and has severe epilepsy among other things so there really wasn’t a choice for me as she needs assistance 24/7. I have two quite wild dogs that I try to train whenever I have time and I’m obsessed with writing. I have three different series that I’m trying to finish, I write articles to the magazines, I’m part of the group that makes Epilepsy Finland magazine and I have a blog to run. So, yes, definitely obsessed.
What brought you to writing? How did you start?
I’ve been writing as long as I remember so I guess I could say I started the second I knew what to do with a pen. I remember teachers always letting me write during the classes. Maybe they knew it was the only way to keep me from not ditching them or maybe they knew before I did what I would become when I grew up. :-)
Do you write exclusively in a single genre?
Yes. I write paranormal and paranormal romance stories. Simply because I love everything paranormal (okay, not ghosts! They scare me to death, but all the other creatures)! And I couldn’t ignore the ‘What if?’ question that is always on top in my mind. Besides, I believe there is so much more than we can see around us…
Tell us about your book.
Okay, here’s the story behind Black Diamond, my latest release for teens and young adults. The story actually started from a birthday party invitation to England’s countryside. The minute I Googled the party venue and saw the pictures, my fingers started to tickle and I had to start writing. Endless green fields, old dry-stone walls, mysterious woods, huge stone manors…Yes, I lost my heart to Burford long before I actually visited it and I knew the idea of young witches and demons would haunt me until I’d give in and put it on the paper.
Tell us about your characters.
I want to introduce you my favorite character, Samantha Green from the book, CLUB NUMBER FIVE. She has a very curious mind that sometimes takes her into some difficult situations. She’s brave and even though she suddenly becomes a vampire, which throws her into a strange new world, she doesn’t let anything stop her from protecting her friends and family. She’s also very sassy and doesn’t let hot and steamy boys, with hard abs, control her. Not that she always has a choice…
Do you have any future books planned?
Yes! I’m currently finishing up the second book, LUCAS, of my Immortal Blood Series and the third book, CHANGE, of my Shape Shifter Series, will be released within couple of weeks. I’m also plotting for the third part of Immortal Blood series and hopefully will start writing it in August.
Where can we purchase your book?
Where do you see yourself, in regards to your writing career, in 5 years?
Well, I hope all my series are ready and millions of readers have found them and are in love with them. I guess within five years I have couple of other series, too. Yeah, I know, I’m a sucker for series…I simply can’t let go of my characters!
Who has/have been your biggest support(ers)?
Definitely my family and my friends. I also have a very strong and supportive writing family, which I’m more than grateful.
Tell us something we don't know about you.
I’m a part of Authors For Charity. Union of writers that creates nonprofit stories for charity. Our first book, Tales Of An Old Wizard, was published in January 2013. If you want to know more about me, please, visit: www.jenniferloiske.com