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Judith Graves loves tragic romance, werewolves, vampires, magick and all things a bit creepy. Thankfully, her sidekick, and lick-the-boogy-man- to-death labrador retriever, Weeping Willow, is always nearby.
Can you tell readers one unique thing about yourself?I’ m a singer/songwriter as well as a YA paranormal fiction author. You can listen to some of my tunes on my band’ s old Myspace page…hasn’ t been updated forever, but the tunes are still there: http://www.myspace.com/rusticcharm
What is your Skinned series about?
I’ ve always been keen on the folklore from different regions. I enjoyed discovering the similarities, and the variations, between our cultural / mythological gods and monsters. After reading about the Windigo, a shapeshifter creature from First Nations lore – one that was once human, turned cannibal, and can be destroyed with silver to the heart – I marveled at this alternate version of a werewolf. What would happen, I began to speculate, if these beasties from around the world were to battle over one last bit of unclaimed territory? What then? And from that, UMS (and the Skinned series) developed.
What kind of music would Eryn be most likely caught listening to?Anything, and I mean ANYTHING, but country.
Is there one question you wish bloggers would ask you about but don't? What is it, and how would you answer?Q: Can we send you chocolate?
A: Yes, please!
What inspired you to write about a shifter?
Shapeshifters, especially half human ones, have so much inherent inner conflict. Do they deny their instincts and live as humans? Or do they embrace their inner beasts? How could I NOT write about such metaphors for our own dark sides lurking under our skin?
Thanks for stopping by, Judith!
All her parents wanted was for Eryn to live a normal life...
Redgrave had its share of monsters before Eryn moved to town. Mauled pets, missing children. The Delacroix family is taking the blame, but Eryn knows the truth. Something stalks the night. Wade, the police chief's son and Redgrave High's resident hottie, warns her the Delacroix are dangerous. But then so is Eryn--in fact, she's lethal.
But she can't help falling for one of the Delacroix boys, dark, brooding--human Alec. And then her world falls apart.
A normal life? Now that's the real fairytale.
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