Spell of Shattering
Dark Caster Series, Book 4
Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Mild Red Books
Date of Publication: June 20, 2015
Number of pages: 275
Word Count: 70K
Cover Artist: Jaycee DeLorenzo
at Sweet & Spicy Designs
Dive into the heart-pounding final chapter of the Dark Caster series!
If the Chaos Gate opens…
Demons will infest the world.
When the charismatic mayor of Auburn hires junior agent Jessa McAvoy to acquire him a very specific property, she hopes this is her big break. She’ll do anything to make her first real estate client happy, but the one favor he asks of her is impossible—convince her former friend Derek Walker to come out of hiding. Doing so will not only bring her into the orbit of dangerous casters, but force her to confront long-buried feelings for her missing friend.
After failing his tasks for the Dark Caster, necromancer Derek Walker is hiding in Alaska from his humiliating defeats as a card-carrying member of an evil dark cabal. But when his old boss begins opening the Chaos Gate, there is nowhere on earth Derek can hide. With no other options, he must return to the last place he wants to go—home.
When Derek Walker joins forces with Jessa and the entire Raleigh coven, the dark cabal’s biggest disappointment may be the only thing standing between earth and total destruction.
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Anna Abner lived in a haunted house for three years and grew up talking to imaginary friends. In her professional life, she has been a Realtor, a childcare provider, and a teacher. Now, she writes edge-of-your-seat paranormal romances and blogs from her home in coastal North Carolina about ghosts and magic. You can connect with her online at AnnaAbner.com.
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Please welcome Spell of Shattering author Anna Abner to Diane's Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story, Spell of Shattering?
I won’t give any spoilers, but the last scene of the book is my favorite because it’s not only romantic, but it wraps up every couple in the series in a really sweet way. I hope you like it as much as I do!
How long did it take you to write Spell of Shattering?
I wrote the first draft for National Novel Writing Month in November 2014, and I expected to be done with editing by January 2015, but for some reason it took a lot longer than I expected to weave the story together. I finally finished it in May, but I’m so proud of the way it turned out.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
A necromancer would be very helpful, but I’d have to go with a witch. And the strongest witch in my Dark Caster series is Daniela Ferraro. I have a feeling, with Dani along for the ride, we wouldn’t be stranded for long.
What inspired you to write your first book?
When I was about fourteen, I wrote a novel about a teenaged girl with newborn twins who gets kicked out of her parents’ house and has to fend for herself in a trailer. I think, at that time, I wrote as an escape from my own unpleasant teen years. I discovered that, even better than reading a book, writing my own swept me away from my own world into a better one.
I guess a part of me still writes to escape, though my reality has gotten much better.
What is your favorite book that you wrote?
My absolutely favorite novel to write was my YA paranormal romance series, the Red Plague trilogy. I became obsessed with Maya, Ben, and Pollard, so much so I had to put aside other projects and write the entire trilogy in one go. It’s still my favorite story.
What is your typical day like?
I work most days, and then I’m a mother and wife, so I have to squeeze in writing wherever I can. Sometimes, I write at soccer practice or after my daughter’s gone to bed.
Thank you for the chance to chat with you!