Take a look at Darkness Undone by Jessa Slade!
Marked Souls, Book 4
March 6, 2012
The war between good and evil has raged for millennia, and as a powerful new enemy ascends, the Marked Souls are pushed to the ragged edge…
Sidney Westerbrook has always studied darkness and damnation from a sensible distance. Now, to earn his place as a league Bookkeeper, he must discover why Chicago is such a battleground of soul-linked warriors. But the research becomes personal when he finds himself over his head and under attack — and at the mercy of a waif with demon-lit eyes and a deep yearning in her heart.
Alyce Carver has been alone longer than she can remember, battered by the living nightmares that haunt her city. Cornered by yet another gang of demons, she unwittingly joins forces with a handsome scholar who can salvage her past, and she in turn may be the key to his investigations. But she won’t let him go until he shows her everything she’s been missing.
What begins as an experiment in possession becomes a trial by desire so powerful it threatens both their lives, even as it binds their souls.
Check out the first Chapter HERE
Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”
Jessa: I just got to hear Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh and Jeanine Frost speak at a workshop. Three vampire worlds, all three different, all three fabulous. THAT was a serious fangirl moment for me, as a writer and as a reader.
Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?
Jessa: Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, of The Lord of the Rings fame. I guess they aren’t technically authors, but screenwriting is sorta the same. If I was writing with them, it would mean they were turning my books into movies!
Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?
Jessa: Beignets! I fell in love with the sacks of powdered sugar and fried dough from Café du Monde the first time I visited New Orleans. I plan to make the trek daily from our hotel. I hope I can find people to walk with me. That’s the best part of AAD; hanging out with other book-minded folk, 24/7. We all seem less crazy when we’re together :)
Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?
Jessa: THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON. It’s a story written in 1812 about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies. Spoiler alert: There are no zombies. I read the book as a kid and was fascinated. As far as survival manuals go, it’s obviously a little dated, but the enduring power of the human spirit is inspiring.
Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)
Jessa: I feel a little slutty when I look at my bookshelves and see how many favorites I have :) How are you supposed to pick just a few? One character I always go back to, though, is Paul Muad’dib from Frank Herbert’s DUNE. It’s an amazing book, full of poetry and politics and grand passions, and the hero goes from boy to god. I would have given him a happier ending that didn’t involve morphing into a giant worm, but that’s just my romance writer side complaining.
Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?
Jessa: The owner of The Mortal Coil, the night club where my characters go to blow off steam and dance a little, interests me. She has secrets she hasn’t shared, with the readers or with me.
Ali: If your friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?
Jessa: Weird. Friends say it lovingly, but enemies have said it too, so I guess it’s true.
*Favorite color: Green
*Favorite food: Dark chocolate
*Boots or heels: Boots...with heels
*eReader or Print: 70% print, 30% e
*Beer, Liquor or Wine: BFK (Bailey’s, Frangelico and Kahlua mixed into hot cocoa with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles)
*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: Sleeping bag under the stars
*Favorite TV Show: Firefly!
*Favorite Book series (besides your own): Anything with dark, smoldering heroes—I’m easy that way
*Pj’s or Lingerie: Oh-so sexy flannel
*Vampires vs. Shifters: Demons, of course ;)
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