Today, I'd like to introduce multi-published author, Jaye Shields.
Jaye, tell is about your latest book, SECRETS OF THE FOG,
Secrets of the Fog takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I’ve lived ever since moving from Seattle in 2005. The small town of Alameda is home to a badass coffee shop owner, Tera, who hunts demons in her spare time. When a wicked beast escapes through a portal above Alcatraz island, she’s brought face to face with the handsome, albeit frustrating immortal warrior who’s hunting the demon. The monster is capable of inciting chaos and violence wherever it goes. It’s up to Tera and her newfound stud to stop it.
Galen: I know what I'm reading next! What was the inspiration for Secrets of the Fog?
Jaye: I’ve always loved the Muir Woods, a giant redwood forest not far from my home. Coupled with my classics and archaeology courses at SFSU, I couldn’t resist writing a story about the dryad daughter of the goddess Artemis. Oh, and everyone loves an immortal warrior. *swoon*
Galen: Muir Woods is truly beautiful! What’s your favorite line from one of your books?
Jaye: Oh gosh, this is entirely too hard. There is no way I can choose just one. The interviewer is nuts 😛
Galen: Nuts? Moi? What started you on the road to writing romance?
Jaye: I’ve always loved to write, and I read a lot of romance. I thought. Hey, I can do this. And I did. I wrote the entire Immortals in Alameda Trilogy during my junior year of college at SFSU.
Galen: Do you remember the first romance book you read? If so, who was the author? What made it stick with you?
Jaye: I believe it was The Reef by Nora Roberts. I think I was 13 or 14 years old and it was the vivid imagery involved in the scuba diving and treasure hunting plot. I fell in love with Mathew. I think it’s still one of my favorites.
Galen: Are you a pantzer or plotter?
Jaye: Both. Characters come to me in vivid detail way before hand, so I generally have an idea of what’s going to happen, but nothing is set in stone.
Galen: What are the three books you’d have if you were stranded on a deserted isle?
Jaye: The Reef, Autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda, Idiots Guide to Surviving a Deserted Island
Galen: Name two blogs you read everyday.
Galen: Describe your workspace.
Jaye: 30K feet in the air…oh you mean writing? Coffee shops here and there.
Galen: Where would you like to travel to if you had to research an area?
Jaye: Paris is my favorite place in the world. Italy and Mexico are close runners up.
Galen: If you could have any other job, (not your current writing or day job) what would it be?
Jaye: The one I have. Gotta love being a flight attendant.
Galen: What do you do when you are not writing?
Jaye: Traveling, hanging with friends or family, pursuing my other artistic interests such as playing guitar or photography.
Galen: Best and worst part of being a writer.
Jaye: I suppose there are bad parts, such as bad reviews, but I haven’t gotten any yet. Oh, I know, the bad part is wondering if you’re actually selling any books. 😉 The best part of being a writer is obvious…the possibilities of the imagination are endless.
Galen: What was the best piece of advice given to you?
Jaye: “You can do anything you put your mind to.” – My parents
About the Author:
Jaye Shields holds a degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in archaeology. Her previous claims to fame include being a bass player for a grunge band called the Hymens, being mistaken for Britney Spears while in Tokyo, and commercial model. She insists the commercial still counts even though her lines were cut.
Born and raised in Seattle, she now lives in the realm of fog, skyscrapers, and redwood trees. Happy to call San Francisco home, she spends her time writing sensual paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Thanks to her grandmother, she's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. Jaye sprinkles her love of history, mythology, and the occult into flaming hot reads.
Secrets of the Fog
Available Oct. 29th, 2012
When the dryad Tera’s friends inform her that the portal on Alcatraz Island is buzzing with an arrival, she thinks her goddess mother has come to visit. When Tera arrives at the portal to welcome her, she doesn’t find her mother, she finds a gigantic otherworldly warrior causing mass destruction among the San Francisco tourists. Being a forest dryad born from the Goddess of the Hunt has its perks, and kicking ass is one of them.
Sabin is six-feet-six of hard-bodied soldier, used to subduing demons twice his size. One day after chasing an elusive smoke demon through a portal into the human realm, Sabin is brought to his knees by a beautiful woman, literally. After arriving at a pier full of dead bodies, Tera issues a passionate smack-down before Sabin can explain that he’s the good guy.
He’s just in time: an an ancient grudge has come to life. Eris, the Goddess of Chaos, has held a bitter hatred for Tera’s mother, Artemis, for over 400 years – and now she’s ready to destroy all dryads – including Tera.
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