S. K. Gregory
Publisher: Mockingbird Lane Press
Date of Publication: Oct 26th 2015
Number of pages: 206
Word Count: 46,000
Cover Artist: Jamie Johnson
Mackenzie Murphy thought her demon troubles were behind her, but with Taryn as her new roommate and his father still out to kill him, it seems there's no getting away from them.
When Taryn begins to act erratically, Mackenzie discovers that he has to face the consequences for saving her life. Deadly consequences.
So it's up to Mackenzie to save him, while avoiding the attention of a local cop and her homicidal boss.
Maybe demons are the least of her worries.
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Drawing his cloak around him tightly, Jeremiah Fleming walked along the dirt road at dusk as he had been instructed to do. The map he had been given was old and the markings on it were faded, making it almost impossible to know if he was heading in the right direction. He had been told to go alone and he had agreed at the time but now he wondered if he was walking into a trap. He was after all, a prominent figure, making him a good target for kidnapping.
The demon he was being sent to find, the Traveler wasn’t recorded in the journals. He was elusive and did not always reside in this plane. Tonight was one of the rare nights that he could be summoned and a deal could be struck.
Since being initiated the year before, Jeremiah had been pushing for this to happen. The old order had all died out and as the new leader he had complete control. There were always going to be naysayer’s but he would deal with them in time.
He came to the crossroads by the old oak and stopped. This was the spot.
Making sure he had his knife within reach, he settled under the tree to wait. It grew dark before long, the silence was interrupted occasionally by the call of an owl but otherwise all remained still. The long walk had tired him, the quiet night lulled him and he dozed.
A shrill scream jerked him awake. It didn’t sound human, more the primal screech of an animal. He quickly climbed to his feet, knife at the ready. A thin mist curled around his ankles and he squinted in the darkness to see what had awakened him.
“That knife won’t harm me,” a voice said.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, blogger and journalist from Northern Ireland. She has been writing since she was seven years old and loves horror/fantasy books. When she isn’t writing, she runs a website that provides reviews and promotion for writers.
Where are you from?
Tell us your latest news?
I’m waiting on the release of my latest book from J Ellington Ashton Press and Daemon Madness was released a couple of months ago.
When and why did you begin writing?
I started when I was about 7 or 8. I liked making up stories that ended the way I liked, then I started writing them down.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Probably after I was published for the first time in 2012.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I took part in NaNoWriMo and I was late starting it. I picked the book because I had already written a few thousand words in it. It just flowed from there. I’m inspired by writers like Kelley Armstrong and Cheryl K Tardiff.
Do you have a specific writing style?
How did you come up with the title?
The book features demons and Mackenzie’s ability is to control them so I played around with that and finally came up with Daemon Persuasion. Daemon Madness was chosen because Taryn is being driven crazy and all the hectic stuff that takes place.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I think it would be that we decide our own lives. No matter what our upbringing, we can be different from our parents or family and don’t have to follow in their footsteps.
How much of the book is realistic?
The setting and situations are realistic with a demon twist.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
No, I don’t write from my own life. Or choose characters from real people. I think my characters are individuals.
What books have most influenced your life most?
I love the Women of the Otherworld Series and I grew up on Goosebumps and Point Horrors so they have all helped shape how I write.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Kelley Armstrong or Stephen King
What book are you reading now?
I am reading The Kiera Hudson Prequels by Tim O’Rourke.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I do reviews for authors so I have read a lot of books this past year. M. L Sparrow is a great writer, C.L Hernandez and Kat Gracey.
What are your current projects?
I am working on a lot of short stories for submission and the third Daemon book – Daemon Battle.
What would you like my readers to know?
If you like urban fantasy novels, I think you will enjoy mine. If you do decide to read one of my books I hope you like it.
3 Daemon Madness keyrings
4 Metal bookmarks in two designs – King and Duke – the family names. 2 of each being given away.
The chance to have your name in the next Daemon book – Daemon Battle