Sunday, 4 November 2012

Author J.A. Redmerski Talks About: Why Werewolves? + Kindred Giveaway (int)

I’ve always been more intrigued by the werewolf in legend than most other supernatural creatures. I love all the old movies and literature on werewolves and I think that while although they aren’t the sex objects that vampires tend to be, the fact they are so dangerous and unpredictable, makes them more interesting. And I thought to myself: Why can’t a terrifying werewolf also be sexy? And then decided I wanted to do something about that unfortunate stigma.

I admit it – I’ve always been a sucker for bad boys. Guys with power. Infallibly loyal and protective. The guy that no one wants to mess with. The one that oozes danger, but doesn’t flaunt it. Dominant, but loving. Aggressive, but completely and respectively gentle at the same time. (I swear this isn’t a dating profile!) I don’t know any supernatural being better to fit this bill more than a ‘traditional’ werewolf. And that’s the biggest reason why I decided to write a trilogy about werewolves.

But the werewolves in The Darkwoods Trilogy aren’t your typical shape-shifter who turns into a canine-type of ‘werewolf’. Those in Darkwoods are beastly and terrifying, dangerous and unpredictable, yet a human girl can still fall hopelessly in love with one.

I love reading YA books, those that are more geared toward readers 17 and over and have adult crossover potential. That was the kind of werewolf novel that I desperately wanted to fall in love with, and believe me, I searched for a YA book like this and found nothing. The majority of YA werewolf novels on the market today are the shape-shifter kind. Nothing wrong with them; just not something I’ve ever been interested in. So, when I ultimately gave up my search, feeling like I would never find a series with beastly, dangerous werewolves like you see in the Underworld series, that was when I decided I was just going to have to write my own. And make them sexy!

And so The Darkwoods Trilogy was born. THE MAYFAIR MOON is the first in the trilogy and book two, KINDRED was released in July 2012. The third and final installment, THE BALLAD OF ARAMEI, is due to release sometime in November or December.

About The Author : J.A. (Jessica) Redmerski is a Contemporary Fantasy and YA writer - author of THE MAYFAIR MOON and DIRTY EDEN. She's a werewolf & zombie
fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe and AMC's The Walking Dead. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese.

Some authors that inspire Jessica are Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Jamie McGuire, Max Brooks, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, Richard Matheson, William R. Forstchen, Carrie Ryan and Lisa Smedman.
You can also stalk her at her website

Now the giveaway time : Jessica was so kind to offer an copy of her latest release Kindred for an international giveaway. The giveaway ends on 4th December.
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  1. Ha, finally an author interview I'm actually interested in xD
    That's a good reason to write a werewolf book :D
    And thank you so much for the giveaway!! I wish I win :D

  2. Thanks for the promo and for hosting the giveaway, Soumi! :-)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  4. Hi! Just joined your blog. Read the interview above. Like the sound of The Darkwoods Trilogy.

    You can visit me @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  5. Werewolves are my favorite kind of supernaturals. Thanks for the chance to the giveaway.

  6. very nice post. thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Hi! I'm also a sucker for bad boys ;P Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Nice interview and awesome giveaway!! Thank you for this!