Fading Light (Shadow Born #2) – Angela Dennis SPOTLIGHT / Q&A

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Title: Fading Light (Shadow Born #2)

Author: Angela Dennis

Release Date: 23/9/2014

SYNOPSIS – Her hundred-year penance lifted, Shadow Bearer Brenna Baudouin returns to the Earthly plane with her partner, Gray Warlow, to keep the peace between humans and supernatural creatures and to prevent another apocalyptic war from happening.

The attraction between them is nearing a critical point, but their checkered history has left Brenna unable to trust either her heart or her instincts.

It s chaotic business as usual until humans begin turning to statues of dust. There is no explanation, no sign of magical foul play or a biological toxin. The humans are convinced it s the work of a deviant supernatural faction, twisting the knife in the already tense relationship between their species. Brenna and Gray agree the deaths have a former comrade-turned-rogue stamped all over them.

In a race against time, they enlist the help of both friend and foe to save the human race and stop the impending civil war. Along the way, they are forced to come to terms with their past and decide, once and for all, whether they will come together or fall apart.


 Q&A With Fading Light Author Angela Dennis

1.) Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

I created a diverse cast of characters for this series because I wanted to celebrate the uniqueness that is inherent in every person. I think it’s really important to embrace our own individuality and learn who we really are, not who other people want us to be. We all deserve to be loved for ourselves.

2.) If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Wow. That’s a really hard question. I’m going to say no, because it would require me to rewrite the next book J

3.) What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?

Right now my life is full of challenges. Finding time to write is always my biggest struggle. We have a crazy household schedule. My husband and I both work full-time, plus he goes to school full-time and I write. We also have a toddler. Because of that, Fading Light was written in the wee hours of the night/morning while everyone else was asleep. A LOT of coffee was consumed to create this plot J

4.) What are your ambitions for your writing career?

It’s always been my dream to write full time. I love writing Urban Fantasy, and have a few more series ideas up my sleeve. I’m also hoping, if all goes well, I will be branching into Paranormal Romance. I’ve got a secret project in the works that I’m hoping to be able to announce soon.

5.) Which writers inspire you?

I cut my teeth on books by Victoria Holt and Dean Koontz, two authors who will always hold sway over the majority of my bookshelves. But it wasn’t until I found authors like Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, and Ilona Andrews that I really knew what I wanted to write.

6.) What are you working on at the minute?

Right now I’m working on the third book in the Shadow Born series as well as another Shadow Born Novella.

7.) What’s it about?

I would love to tell you, but it’s a secret. Let’s just say the ramifications of what happens in Fading Light are far deadlier than anyone expected.

8.) What genre are your books?

Urban Fantasy, but with strong romantic elements.

9.) What draws you to this genre?

I love everything about it. It leaves the door wide open to explore so many possibilities, and I love possibilities.

10.) Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I do both. I have all of the books in the Shadow Born Series outlined, but I let myself veer off the beaten path as I write. I’ve found some of my best ideas come when I’m not confined to any one direction.

11.) How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?

That’s a hard question. My ideas and world building have definitely become darker and more complex, but I’m learning to temper that darkness with humor and sarcasm. There’s a character in Fading Light, Keegan, who is a perfect example of this. Sometimes, you’ve got to have a little comic relief.

12.) What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?

I think they’re both important. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, especially in regard to something as subjective as reading. I love to hear other people’s thoughts, both positive and negative. There’s always something to learn from them.

13.) If you could be any supernatural creature what would you be?

Honestly, it wouldn’t matter as long as they had the ability to travel through time. That’s my favorite “super power.”

14.) Do you have a zombie apocalypse kit?

No, but I totally need one.

15.) What would you have in yours?

A few spelled daggers, a shot gun, and some grenades.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ADAngela Dennis lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son and a Sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.

 

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Amazon Author Page

Book Links: (*American, UK, etc.)

Amazon US |  Amazon UKBarnes & Noble | KoboiTunesGoodreads

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