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Onto the interview:
What is it about the paranormal, in particular witches, ghosts, and haunted houses featured in your book, that fascinates you so much?
I’ve always had a morbid fascination with haunted houses and ghosts. I love all things supernatural, and I knew the market was flooded with vampires, fairies, and werewolves, so I decided to make my heroine a sassy witch. Because witches need love too!
The story ARC took a different twist once I decided to add magick to my plot. And it was super fun. The story came alive and I found my “voice.” In the Spellbound Series, the narrative is loosely based on the actual Wiccan Religion; however I have taken certain liberties with the portrayal of real witchcraft purely for entertainment purposes.
And as a result of adding a magickal theme, I wanted my main characters to live in a spooky town, which gave birth to the idea of the setting: Whispering Pines, California near Muir Woods. A foggy, cursed town full of secrets was the perfect place to set my story. I also have a blog devoted to its haunted history. http://ravenhurstmansion.blogspot.com/
Please tell us about your latest release Beautifully Broken:
Quirky, Shiloh Ravenwolf is a sixteen-year-old heritage witch. She lives in the gloomy town of Whispering Pines, where teenagers have mystically disappeared for over ten years. When construction on Ravenhurst Manor unleashes a sinister evil, the body count rises. And Shiloh's would-be boyfriend is next on the supernatural hit list. So, she decides it's her duty and Destiny (Yes, with a capital "D") to find out what is causing the unexplained phenomena.
Is there a character that you enjoyed writing more than any of the others?
The heroine, Shiloh Ravenwolf is my (younger) alter ego. Like Shiloh, my own father is Native American and my mother is French. So, Shiloh inherited my DNA. She is quirky and snarky and brave. All the things I wish I had been at sixteen. J
What is your favorite scene from the book? Could you share a little bit of it, without spoilers of course?
First meeting between the two main characters. (see excerpt below) I think we all can relate to that feeling of instant attraction. That weak-in-the-knees sensation.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? How do you deal with it?
What are your guilty pleasures in life?
Watching scary movies and my favorite TV shows: SUPERNATURAL, Vampire Diaries, TrueBlood, Game of Thrones, and I can’t wait for CW’s new series “The Secret Circle” about witches. Yay!
Do you write in different genres?
Not really. I’ve always been attracted to the elements of horror and supernatural. So, basically I write what I would read.
When did you consider yourself a writer?
I’ve had an obsession with the written word since I held my first book in my hands at age seven.
What was the last amazing book you read?
Loved Elle Jasper’s debut, Afterlight. So good! The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu. ANYTHING written by YA author, Rachel Vincent.
Where is your favorite place to read?
Before I go to sleep each night, I curl up in bed and read for about 2 hours. Of course, if the book is really good, I’ve been known to read most of the night.
Where can readers find you on the web?
Official blog: http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/
Would you like to leave readers with a little teaser or excerpt from the book?
For a moment, I ignored the shadows, the fog, and the wraith. As if the moonlight and his gaze had transformed me into something brave and beautiful. Something enchanted like a wildflower in the shade of the forest. We gazed at each other with a fierce unrest. The world had gone still with a seething passion, which agitated the space between our bodies. Night contained only the two of us. Trent’s emerald eyes were half-closed, the pupils huge, and I felt myself falling into them. My body ached. My heart swelled with desire. So many words went unspoken as we lingered in the dark. But all thought and words seemed to slip away.
A car drove past and I blinked, feeling slightly dazed. And spellbound.