Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spell of Shattering by Anna Abner Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway

Spell of Shattering
Dark Caster Series
Book 4
Anna Abner

Genre: paranormal romance

Publisher: Mild Red Books

Date of Publication: June 20, 2015

ISBN 978-0-09914031-4-1

Number of pages: 275
Word Count: 70K

Cover Artist: Jaycee DeLorenzo
at Sweet & Spicy Designs

Book Description:

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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Spell of Shattering (Dark Caster #4) by Anna Abner Excerpt

With a little pressure, Derek Walker punched his boning knife through the throat of a dead Silver Salmon. Working the knife like a saw, he removed the head and tossed it into the trash, and then got to work gutting the unlucky creature. Bright fish blood swirled in the lake below, creating an abstract waterscape.
Bo’s voice carried over the sound of the lapping tide. "Ice is the strongest element there is," he shouted at Stubby.
They were certainly surrounded by the stuff. Bits of frost clumped in Bo’s scraggly beard, heavy snow clung to drooping tree limbs, and gray clouds swept across the sky ready to shower ice upon their heads at any moment. Derek hoped the storm would hold off a little while longer, though, at least until the men finished fishing.

About the Author:

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

Where are you from?
I grew up in southern California, but since marrying a US Marine, I’ve lived in Utah and North Carolina.
Tell us your latest news?
I’m so excited for you to read my latest release, Spell of Shattering. It’s the final novel in the Dark Caster series and I’m so happy the way everything gets tied up for my North Carolina necromancers and witches.
When and why did you begin writing?
I feel like I’ve been telling stories my whole life, but I started to take writing seriously after winning a writing contest in middle school. I wrote nonstop through my turbulent teen years, and then tried publishing in the traditional ways. After years of disappointing experiences I leapt into self-publishing in 2013 with Spell of Summoning (Dark Caster #1), and I’ve been thrilled with the results.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve always been afraid to call myself a writer, so I didn’t start referring to myself as an author until I published my first novel.
What inspired you to write your first book?
After years of exchanging letters and emails with agents and meeting editors at writing conferences, with nothing to show for it, I decided to take my career into my own hands.
I set a goal to write the best novel I possibly could and self-publish it. The Dark Caster series was my new, exciting idea, and I love how it turned out.
Do you have a specific writing style?
My writing style is fast-paced and emotional. I love drama and high stakes, but I don’t like a lot of fluff. Quick and to the point, that’s me.
How did you come up with the title?
From the first novel in the series (Spell of Summoning), I wanted to name each book after the major piece of magic in the plot. In Spell of Shattering, the only way to destroy the Chaos Gate is with a shattering spell.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
In Spell of Shattering, the message I really wanted to explore was the idea of second chances. The hero, Derek Walker, had been a villain in the first book, so I wanted to show that he could redeem himself and become the hero of Jessa’s dreams.
How much of the book is realistic?
My characters live in the real world, but they control magic and communicate with the dead.
What books have most influenced your life?
When I was a young adult, Victoria Holt, Lisa Kleypas and VC Andrews inspired me to write romance novels. I’m so grateful to these ladies and the amazing stories they wrote.
What book are you reading now?
I just finished Devil’s Kiss by Zoe Archer, but right now I’m reading My Lord and Spymaster by Joanna Bourne, and I love it!
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I’m really interested in Rose Montague and Christine Rains, two new(ish) paranormal romance authors I’ve recently discovered online.
What are your current projects?
Currently, I’m taking some time off to move my family across the country, but I have a ton of fun ideas lined up for when I get settled in Washington. First, the Dark Caster boxed set will come out and then the first one or two volumes in a new paranormal series set around Las Vegas and starring seers, witches, shifters, vampires, and hunters will come out.
What would you like my readers to know?

Thank you so much for the chance to meet your fans and readers!


Tour giveaway

5 ebook copies of Spell of Shattering

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