Thursday, December 1, 2016

Interview + Giveaway: Into The Shadows by ClareMarie

UFI welcomes Author ClareMarie. Thanks for Joining us!!

What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?
My full name is ClareMarie Taylor but only use ClareMarie as my author name. I love dark colours mainly black and red. The plot for my first novel Into The Shadows came to me in a dream.


What do you enjoy doing on your down time?
Watching movies either at home or cinema, listening to music, catching up on tv and off course reading books.

What is your Favorite part of writing?
My favourite part of writing is being to get lost in a world I created. To catch up with my characters and see what journey they're on.

Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?
No specific routine but I feel I do write better at night so I always try to wait until then maybe because I'm a night owl.

What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Genres?
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Abbi Glines wrote a good Paranormal series, and C.C. Hunter.

How would you pitch Into The Shadows to someone who has not heard of it before?
It has Love, Loyalty, Family, Friends, Immortality, Pet Familiar, Danger, and lastly Technology. All that featured in one book? Come on, that's awesome.

Can you tell us a little bit about the world that Into The Shadows is set in?
Into The Shadows takes place in year 3000 in New York City. In 2050 the world as we knew it was changed and spilt into four species of Paranormals, MH's (Mutated Humans), Descendants and Humans. Ava James the female lead grew up believing she was human but when she meets her mate Kyran Lewis Ava learns she's not and is in serious danger.

Do you have a favorite scene in Into The Shadows ?
I have two. Chapter 10 because of a beautiful wedding scene and in the epilogue when after a certain event takes the public get involved. That's all I can say without giving spoilers, sorry.

Which one character out of all your books was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?
My favourite character is Ivy Blake from my upcoming book The Alliance because there's some things I could relate with her. For example she has determination, she's brave and has fought hard for everything she has. The hardest character was Ava James because she's a complex character that goes through so much in a short amount of time and getting all that perfect was a challenging but I loved it too.

What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?
My next novel is titled The Alliance and is a Contemporary Rockstar Romance coming in February 2017 followed by a novella. Also book two Into The Clear, book three Into The Dawn and a prequel Into The Skies for my Shadows Trilogy. All coming in 2017/early 2018.
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Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author of The Shadows Trilogy and The Rockstar Alliance Series.

ClareMarie was born in England, but now lives in Galway Ireland. ClareMarie started songwriting at fourteen which grew into a passion for writing.

ClareMarie enjoys writing, music, reading lyrics to her favorite songs, books, audiobooks, movies and TV shows.

She published her debut Sci-fi/Fantasy novel on November 10th, 2016.

Find ClareMarie and her books
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Into the Shadows
The Shadows Trilogy #1
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Imagine living in a world where there are more than humans – a society where Paranormals co-exist with us, and a corrupt government kidnaps them so they can study their immortality and powers.

Where would you go?

Imagine thinking you were human all your life, then find out you’re not, and if the government discovers you, you’ll become the most desired paranormal test subject to ever live.

Where would you hide?

In 2050, our world was divided into four species - Humans, Paranormals, Descendants, and Mutated Humans. Ava James thinks she's human, but finds out she's not… and in more danger than she ever could have realized.

Her days just got a whole lot busier.

"You need to learn to protect yourself. You need to know the dangers of what you are, but also the strength of who you are."
All set in year 3000

Book Intro: https://youtu.be/VCeqeI3nKw8
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/yBPHIakJ94k

 Excerpt:

I'm lying here curled into a ball on the cement floor after many weeks in captivity, beaten, bruised and weak. My wounds will soon heal before the next interrogation but as always I'll remain silent. I think back on a happy memory I shared with him; Kyran Lewis.
Our world was once free until they came along. Our country once in the light now exists in shadows, because they live in darkness.
Nine months earlier, I was walking to work through the woods near my home on a cold, foggy morning where the scent of pine is in the air and the crinkle of leaves below. I could certainly feel someone or something following me. I see movement from behind a tree, a grey wolf with soulful green eyes; I’m mesmerized. The wolf stares back into my blue ones, well aware that I should be terrified, but strangely a warm feeling of calm fell over me.
It took a few steps towards me and I stood still not out of fear but letting him smell me knowing dogs like to do that and wolves are probably similar I would imagine. I'm not sure how I pick up the wolf is male, just a hunch I feel and oddly a sudden hit of attraction which quite frankly is disturbing.
The wolf stops in front of me continuing to look into my eyes, I stare back, and deep in his, I could feel intelligence in there much more than an animal’s. The woods was grown for the werewolves by The Government next to Central Park, and it isn't difficult to figure out he is one. I'm not sure how but I know my life just changed, and in a sense something moved inside of me clicking into place and from the slightly startled look in his green eyes, he felt it too.
I put my hand out, palm up, for him to sniff and to come closer. He takes a sniff but I think purely for show sending out his ok for me to stroke his fur. I move towards him allowing my hand to run through his pelt. It's so soft and glossy looking, he makes a rumbling noise in pleasure. Remembering I should be at work soon, I move back and start walking the way I'd been going before I saw him but looking over my shoulder every few seconds to watch the wolf who's going from tree to tree following me.
The wolf stops on the border of Woodlands Creek as I leave him, going into the streets of New York, crossing the road. I look back at him one more time before opening the door to work and find him still watching me, sitting on his haunches.
That's the first day I met Kyran Lewis, but I hadn't known that then. I wouldn't find out the secret he held until many months later when my story began.
Would you want to live in the shadows?




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6 comments:

  1. A great interview. I have very vivid dreams, but then I do not write, so no books.

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  2. My favorite part of reading is getting lost in the worlds authors write. Thanks for writing those worlds.

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  3. Love the excerpt and red is one of my favorite colors also

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    1. Thanks for liking my excerpt, it means a lot ;) and red rocks my socks 😂

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