Published: April 8th, 2014
After witnessing her husband’s brutal murder, Brenna Baudouin lost control of her Shadow Bearer powers and wreaked havoc on her home world. Her penance: one hundred years policing hordes of supernatural misfits that spilled onto the Earthly plane after a cataclysmic war.
She’s on a routine exorcism run when she learns she’s been assigned a new partner. But there’s something about this Shadow Bearer that sparks her suspicions. Particularly when people closest to her start turning up as piles of ash.
Gray Warlow holds tight to the glamour that allows him to get close to the woman on whom he plans to wreak vengeance for betraying his people. Yet as he skillfully manipulates his way past her distrust, he begins to see her not as the heartless monster he was led to believe, but a strong, vulnerable woman.
As they work to put together the pieces of a killer’s macabre puzzle, an attraction deeper than blood and bone flares between them. And they must reveal their deepest secrets to avoid becoming the final targets.
Warning: A thrill ride of supernatural proportions. Contains violent battle scenes, nail-biting suspense, crazy hot sexual tension, and enough twists and turns to make your head spin.
Thank you, Mrs.Angela Dennis
It’s a bit unusual for a woman writer to build fight scenes, but from the book description I know that there will be violent battle scenes. How did you prepare for them and how important are them for the story?
The battle scenes are integral to the plot of story. Brenna and Gray are both warriors in their own right, fighting against a supernatural enemy that threatens to overwhelm them. They mainly battle with swords and magic, so to prepare I researched sword play and the different types of blades that could be used. I also did some research on offensive and defensive spell work.
It is not unusual for a woman writer to introduce intimate scenes. How did you establish the heat level of these scenes and why, in your opinion, are them important?
I am a strong believer that intimate scenes have to flow organically with the characters’ relationship. They are important because they heighten the intimacy between the characters and can, at times, push their relationship to a different level or on a different path.
What were the reasons you considered when you chose to write from different points of view? What alternative point of view offers?
I considered writing Shadows of Fate entirely in Brenna’s point of view. In fact, the first draft was in her point of view. But the story works so much better split between Brenna and Gray. It allows the reader to see sides of Gray that they wouldn’t normally see. I also think it gives both characters more depth.
Shadows of Fate is the first book of the series and we don’t know if there will be a clean ending or a cliffhanger. What is your opinion about cliffhangers?
It depends on the book. As a reader, cliffhangers both annoy and intrigue me. If they are done well, I think they can be really effective.
One year ago you lost your imaginary friend. Did you found it? Where was it? Was its trip resultful for you?
Ahh…my blog post *smiles* I’ve always referred to my characters as my imaginary friends. And I did find them, along with a few new friends. They decided to take a sabbatical so I would appreciate them more. But their trip was definitely resultful. Once they came back, I was able to finish Fading Light, the second book in the Shadow Born series which comes out later this year.
About the author:
Angela Dennis lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son and a sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.
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