I love a messy Heroine! And I love even more a tag line with a punch (last line of the Synopsis is great).
The book is Shadow Walker by Anya J. Cosgrove, out today in the Adult, Paranormal, Romance Genre.
A newborn witch is rescued by two smoking-hot brothers. Can she unravel their dark secrets? Or will she lose her soul trying? Alana sucks at witchcraft. Healing, telepathy, seeing through illusions… she can’t master any of it.
Sparring with the six-foot-three muscular Walker brothers doesn’t help her focus. Alana’s not about to let herself fall for a man—or a demon—especially not the ones that abducted her in an attempt to save her life.
When a bitter demon learns of Alana’s existence, he’ll stop at nothing to possess her and drive a wedge between the two brothers. If Alana can’t learn to use her powers, she’ll die. If she can’t discern illusion from reality, she’ll lose her mind.
Nothing stays black and white in a world full of shadows.
Demons, witches, forbidden love… visit the otherworld today.
Chatting with the AUTHOR
Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.
What would Buffy do? Kick ass!
I asked Anya if there’s one thing about her characters she doesn’t like, but she had to accept because it’s who they are?
Oh totally! My characters drive me nuts!
The heroine, Alana, is really in her head. She’s stubborn and totally not about to let the guys sweep her off her feet. I wanted her to let loose a little and be less worried about everything, but she held the reins tight, and she really struggled to express her sexuality, at least at first. She’s paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake, I’d say, but ends up learning that failure is a part of life.
Funny story: my next book features a drastically different heroine because, after writing 3 Alana-centric books, I needed a heroine who threw caution to the wind more. But Alana’s awesome, and she grows into a no-nonsense, compassionate but bad-ass warrior.
Liam’s stubborn, he thinks he’s always right, and he often says the WORST thing he can think of in a bad situation. The guy has got “self-sabotage” written on his forehead, especially where Alana is concerned. He’s also broody and pessimistic. He doesn’t believe he deserves happiness, and that makes for a pretty gloomy character, especially in the beginning. He’s hot, infuriating, but sweet, too. I love him.
Thom is the perfect guy but misses agency and frankly passion. I often wanted to shake him and yell, “kiss the girl, you moron!” But the timing is never right for him, and he may or may miss his chance. But he’s the most compassionate and kind man I’ve ever written, and sometimes, when Alana’s in danger, he has an edge… For a human in a supernatural world, he holds his own. I love sexy, intense, commando-Thom.
A few times, I negotiated with them, so the story wouldn’t spin out of control, but for the most part, I let them dictate their destiny. Even if said destiny led me to a trilogy. LOL. I wrote all three books before publishing the first so readers know when the next book is coming, but that was quite the tall order since I’ve only written fanfictions before. I’m happy I got to put their story on the page because some of these characters have been taking form and speaking to me for almost a decade.
Wow, writers do sound a bit crazy, don’t we?
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Also, you can find out more about the Book and its Author by following the entire tour.
You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2018/10/26/tour-sign-up-shadow-walker-by-anya-j-cosgrove/
Giveaway:Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
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