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Archives - February 2014

Interview: J.T. Ellison, author of When Shadows Fall

Feb 27, 2014

Before becoming a bestselling author, J.T. Ellison was a White House staffer, so she’s been able to work extensively with the Metro Nashville Police, the FBI, and various other law enforcement organizations to research her novels. Which, of course, comes in handy when writing about forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens. In WHEN SHADOWS FALL, the third and latest installment of Ellison's series, Sam receives a disturbing letter from Timothy Savage, a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. The investigation takes her into the shadows of a 20-year-old mystery that must be solved to determine what really happened to Savage.

In this interview with Bookreporter.com’s Ray Palen, Ellison goes into detail about her protagonist’s complicated internal life as Sam recovers from the loss of her family, and how that tragedy affects her decisions in WHEN SHADOWS FALL. She also talks about her own fascination with cults and cult leaders, as well as how much fun it was to write a story with an “unreliable victim.”

Interview: J.M. Darhower, author of Sempre

Feb 24, 2014

J.M. Darhower is the author of the paranormal romance novella EXTINGUISH, and, most recently, the New Adult Sempre series (SEMPRE and SEMPRE: Redemption). The series is set in the dangerous world of mafia-run sex trafficking, and is about two teenagers from very different worlds who fall in love and must question everything they once believed. The super steamy stories are about the earth-shattering passion of first love, sacrifice, death, freedom…and forever. In this interview with 20SomethingReads.com, J.M. opens up about the books that inspired her love for all things mafia, and the authors who inspired her to be confident enough to share her work. She also discusses human trafficking, a crime that she feels is criminally under-discussed, as well as why readers can’t get enough of Haven and Carmine’s love story (tell us about it!).