Shadows of Regia
Publisher: Cold Fire Publishing LLC
Date of Publication: Sep. 29th 2017
Number of pages: 375
Word Count: 72,000
Cover Artist: Tenaya Jayne
Tagline: Destiny is a heartless bitch.
Half vampire and wealthy playboy, Maddox lives his life in the public eye and thoroughly enjoys his bad reputation. But what most people believe of him is not who he really is. Life has always been easy for Maddox, but now a dark figure moves through the shadows slaughtering innocent young women, and the evidence points at him as his exes start turning up dead with his name carved into their skin.
Erin hates everything Maddox stands for and when her best friend becomes the most recent in the line of mysterious killings, she has no doubt the rich lothario is responsible. Torn by grief, Erin decides to take matters into her own hands and she will stop at nothing to make Maddox pay.
But when the two rivals finally come head to head, neither is prepared for the sparks that fly or the eternal bond that destiny weaves between their souls. Maddox is desperate to keep Erin by his side and prove to her his innocence. Erin would rather die than submit to being his destined life mate… And her death is just what the killer has in mind.
About the Author:
Reading my bio, huh?
Real life sucks. I bet you feel like that sometimes, maybe even right now. That’s why I write fantasy. I need to escape depression, bitterness, bills, illness…I could go on, but you get it. In the pages of fiction, I can slay the dragons, triumph over the bad guys, be immortal, and never struggle with love handles. For a short time, I can let it all go, and be everything I can’t be in real life. Maybe you’re hurting right now. Maybe you’re in the waiting room of the hospital, or just stuck in traffic. I’ve brought a portal. Come with me…Let’s ditch this crappy popsicle stand and go somewhere great, where we can forget all this, at least for a while.
That’s why I write. I’m not an author, I’m an escape artist.
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Please welcome Fallen author Tenaya Jayne to Diane's Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story in Fallen?
My heroine, Erin has been fighting every element of being paired with Maddox, but in spite of that, he gets her blood heated and she decides one night to just give in. It doesn’t go as she planned. I’ll show you a tiny excerpt.
She marched up to the front door and knocked loudly.
He opened the door, his expression confused.
“What do you want?”
“You. I want you.”
“No,” his voice was ice and he slammed the door in her face.
She stood there and just blinked a few times. Was this a joke? She backed up a step, unsure what to do. She didn’t feel anything yet, she hadn’t processed what just happened. He opened the door again and stepped out shoving his finger in her face.
“I’m sick of being used for sex! I will not be used anymore, and especially not by you of all people. You and I will have something real, or nothing at all!” he backed up and slammed the door again.
Erin wrung her hands, totally discombobulated. Yeah, okay. That just happened.
How long did it take you to write Fallen?
Exactly one month! It’s the fastest I’ve ever written something full length. That was a crazy month. Maddox just fell into my head and then he wouldn’t shut up. I didn’t sleep much that month because my characters just kept talking and keeping me up. I had to go see my chiropractor a few times after that.
If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
Forest. She has grit and spunk …she’s rough around the edges but her heart is true and soft under all of her pain. She actually is one of my best friends even though I made her up. I guess I never grew out of having imaginary friends.
What books have most influenced your life?
Whew. There are a bunch. Perfume, by Patrick Suskind is one for sure. It’s totally brilliant both in plot and execution. This is an influencer for me because sometimes I have ideas but it feels like writing them out is just beyond me. Those are the moments I remember Perfume. When you look at the plot for Perfume, it amazes because it is so ambitious, so much of it is about smells! When I get locked up, I remember Perfume, and remind myself that all I have to do is slow down and focus on what I want to say. If a moment or a scene feels too difficult, I cannot discard it, I must stretch myself until I can find the right words.
What book are you reading now?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
I like them all, but I prefer paperbacks because they are so handy. I don’t need to worry about the battery, I can just put them in my purse and take them wherever I go.
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