Please help me welcome today’s guest and her intriguing novel… Isn’t this a fantastic cover?
Gin Crawford, the world’s latest demon huntress, has no time to mourn her dead lover as she’s called in to determine why a demon attack occurred at the local medical school. And not just any demon, but the one demon that gives her demon-killing bracelet the shivers. A dead professor, a lab full of missing anthrax, and a demon who turns good people into minions complicate her life. Can Gin and her mentor Aidan Smythe solve the mystery of the missing anthrax and the identity of the demon before someone else dies?
The scent of sulfur hangs in the air like a demonic stink bomb. I want to slap a hand over my nose, but no one else seems affected by the stench. Must be a demon huntress thing.
“Justitian,” Smythe mutters. “Not demon huntress.”
“If you don’t like my new title, then stay out of my mind.”
He glares. I swallow. Cross my arms. Refuse to take a step back. I’m learning not to be intimidated by his anger. Go me.
My justitia vibrates, throwing me out of my internal battle, pulling me back to the land of death and minions. The blob of colors pulsates, a glowing reminder of a moment of terror. The moment the demon appeared to the grad student.
Granted, I’m still taking Demons 101, but I thought demons formed minions in private. Usually after the human committed a crime, not before. A tryout, so to speak. And maybe that happened, but it sure seems to me like the black blob of demon force appeared to the grad student smack in the middle of the hallway.
Or maybe that always happens, and I just now noticed it.
The justitia’s vibration grows stronger, trembling my arm, my veins. Not its normal excited tremor upon seeing a minion or demon. A rush of images spikes through my mind, scenes of terror coupled with blood and death, memories of the justitia’s former wearers captured in time by the entity in the bracelet.
I’m not the only one freaked out by the colored blob. How bad was this demon to scare a justitia?
Wow, chilling excerpt! Now, let’s get to know Karilyn…
Are there any tricks or habits you use when creating a story?
I have to drink hot tea when writing. I can’t seem to write without it.
What book have you read that you wish you would have written?
The Outlander series and the first few books of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward.
Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it and do you like it?
I do! I’m a clinical research coordinator at a busy oncology clinic. This means I help run clinical trials. Sounds fancy. What it really involves is a bunch of paperwork. You can think of me as a glorified paper pusher. And yes, I do enjoy it. It makes me feel like I’m helping people. And isn’t that what we should all strive to do?
Yes, I agree. It’s great you have a job where you can help others. What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?
The aforementioned job. As much as I like it if I could stay home and write (and make money writing), I’d gladly give it up.
What do you want readers to come away with after they read Demon Kissed?
Wanting to read the next in the series (or the first in the series if they haven’t already).
What is your favorite quote?
Anyone who thinks he’s too small to make a difference has never been bit by a mosquito – Lily Casey Smith in Half-Broke Horses
Love that quote!
What is your favorite…
Movie – Star Wars
Music – Mumford & Sons
Place you’ve visited – Sweden
Place you’d like to visit – Scotland
TV show from childhood – Laverne & Shirley
TV show from adulthood – Game of Thrones
Food – apples
Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? Board games/card games
Excellent! I enjoyed your answers, although, I bet you are the only person in the world whose favorite food is apples. 🙂
Karilyn has a question for readers… What is your favorite genre to read?
(Mine is suspense…but paranormal is probably second.)
Karilyn Bentley’s love of reading stories and preference of sitting in front of a computer at home instead of in a cube, drove her to pen her own works, blending fantasy and romance mixed with a touch of funny.
Her paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started her writing career as an author of sexy heroes and lush fantasy worlds.
Karilyn lives in North Texas with her own hunky hero, a crazy dog nicknamed The Kraken, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.
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