Ladies and Germs…Jami Gray!
Today we’re talking with Jami Gray, author of Shadow’s Edge, an Urban Fantasy. (Flashes a comforting smile) Welcome!
(A quick quirk of lips in return) Thanks for having me.
So, (settling into the chair), tell me why you chose Urban Fantasy, Jami.
(Arches an eyebrow-a true talent) Not so sure I picked it, more like it picked me.
I've always loved the idea of being unique, whether you're the only human in a room full of monsters, or the only monster in a room full of humans, either way creating worlds where magic is integral to who you are, what you do and where you live has always intrigued me.
Did you ever consider writing in a different genre?
(Thinks for a moment) When I first set pen to paper, I tried Romance, but even then happy ever after left me asking, "But, why? What happen to the wicked witch/evil stepmother/monster under the bed?"
(Chuckles) So, no romance in your books?
(Shakes her head) I never said that. (Gives a small smile) There’s romance in every story, because if you throw a man and woman together regardless of bloodlines, romance will make an appearance. Mine just happens in-between knife fights, hunting down evil scientists and dealing with arrogant demons.
Do your characters control you or do you control them?
(Paling a little) Seriously? I don’t think I’d want to try to control them. It could be detrimental to my health. Since they tend to walk a thin line between what's considered right, and what's considered wrong, they’re generally armed and dangerous. (Shivers) I feel it’s best to let them tell their own stories.
I’m sure I can figure out the answer to this question, but let me ask anyway. Leather or lace?
Leather. It’s easier to clean the blood off.
Black or red?
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton?
(Rubs chin) Egyptian cotton, everyone needs a soft place to hide.
Ocean or mountains?
Mountains. They’ve always felt like home to me. However, since I just got back from a trip to Hawaii, oceans offer their own temptations…hmm…I’d have to think about that one.
Hunky heroes or average Joe?
More like dark, deadly and dangerous, thank you very much.
Okay, last question, Jami. If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
(A moment of silence passes) If you asked my husband, he’d say “WARNING: Contents highly unstable, may explode upon contact.”
(Laughing) And if you wrote it?
(Grins) “DANGER: Driver is guessing, follow at your own risk.”
Shadow’s Edge: Book 1 of the Kyn Kronicles is out November 1st, 2011
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Buy Link: www.BlackOpalBooks.com
It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural live in a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and indicates someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking. Partnering up with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand proves to be a challenge as dangerous as the prey she hunts.
When the trail points back to the foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head. Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder and betrayal to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.