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Wicked Satyr Nights (The Cursed Satyroi) by Rebekah LewisHorror, the Jersey Devil, and Satyrs…oh my!

There are two questions I get asked the most about Wicked Satyr Nights. The first is “Why satyrs?” and the second is “How in the world did you think to tie it in with the Jersey Devil?” The quick answer is mythology, whether it be classic mythology or urban legends, intrigue me. The broader answer: I love creepy things (except for spiders. I HATE spiders. And they know it, so they hunt me the way rednecks hunt deer.) Horror is by far my favorite genre, so it comes as no surprise to me that I wrote a paranormal book. And while it is generally a romance with paranormal aspects, the horror element comes into it when you bring in the Jersey Devil: one of America’s oldest legendary monsters.

Since I was a kid, I have been intrigued by the paranormal. Horror movies? Been watching those with since I was four. Sure, I had to hide my eyes on command with a pillow per the mother’s orders, but I’d watch them. Freddy, Michael, Jason…pfft. I slept like a corpse after each and every one. As I got older, I started reading scary books. It is very rare I read a novel that isn’t, though I am a fan of historical books as well. Two years ago, I got serious about writing when the Cursed Satyroi series developed in my mind. Though, to be totally, honest, I never anticipated writing more than one book. Under the Satyr Moon (which is now book two, still in progress) was going to be a stand alone. I was writing it mostly for myself so I could laugh about it later. Because who in their right minds would read about a hero with cloven hooves? More importantly, what kind of twisted brain thinks these things up to write about them? *cough* But then other satyrs started showing up in my mind, and Pan, the hero of Wicked Satyr Nights, hijacked my brain and demanded I drop everything to write his story. Which I guess makes sense because the curse which made my characters satyrs would not have happened without Pan’s direct involvement. Some may say that my making him the Jersey Devil was out of spite for making me write his book first and casting Ariston’s story aside for the time being. I will admit to nothing of the sort. However, I can tell you how the thought sprang into my mind though.

It was a cold, December night. For Savannah….that may have been below thirty degrees, but it may have been more like sixty-ish. It doesn’t snow there, and when it does, it doesn’t stick. But that’s lame. For this anecdote pretend it was snowing. Adds atmosphere. Where was I? Oh, yes. Cold December night with imaginary snow. I was cuddled on my couch, weighed down by the cat, watching instant television shows on Netflix. I found this show called Lost Tapes and started watching it.

Fact: I love paranormal shows, especially the ones about Cryptids. And I thought to myself, hey…wouldn’t it be cool if one of the heroines for my satyrs was a cryptozoologist (though Kat ended up not “technically” being one) and found one of the satyrs by following the reports? For those who are not familiar with cryptozoology, it is the study of animals that do not exist or no longer exist whether it be at all or just in a certain region. The most famous being Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Tasmanian Tiger, to name a few.

Another fact: There is a cryptid known as the Goat Man. He looks like a satyr out of Greek mythology: his top half is a man, his legs are goat legs. Horns, cloven hooves, the works. Most encounters with the Goat Man describe him as being angry or violent, and he is often carrying an ax. If you have read Wicked Satyr Nights that description may sound familiar. ;)

So…I was watching this show called Lost Tapes, and the concept was what would happen if someone really did encounter one of these cryptids and caught the whole thing on film. In most cases all that was left to tell the tale is the camera footage that is later discovered. And it just so happens there was an episode about the Jersey Devil. The JD is probably as close as America ever got to having its own “dragon.” It has huge, leather wings, a serpentine tail, a jutting jaw that is often considered “horse-like” with cloven hooves on its feet and horns on its head. There is a scene in the episode when the Jersey Devil walks into the abandoned building the little girls are hiding in and all you see are these cloven hooves stomping in, and it is so freaky! And since my satyrs have hooves it occurred to me…what if the Jersey Devil was a satyr that got a little bit more cursed than the others?

Thus the notion of making Pan, a nature god who has the reputation of amusing himself by jumping out of bushes and scaring people, the Jersey Devil was born. What does the Jersey Devil do? He scares people but stays confined to one very large forest in the US and never ventures too far out of it. It made sense to me at the time. Did it work? Well, I guess that is up to you guys as the readers to decide. LOL

Are you fans of horror? If so, what are your favorite books, movies, or urban legends? What brought you into reading paranormal romance? Just want to ask me something random about myself or my series? Ask away. I’ll be hanging around all day.

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  1. Thanks Rachel and BBB for hosting me today. Thanks in advance to everyone who comes out today :)

  2. Hi Rebekah!
    Who else can we look forward to meeting in this series?

    • Hi Mia!

      Ariston is the next satyr. Melancton will be back along with Pan and Hermes in book 2. Book 3 is Melancton’s book and we will be seeing more of Apollo and one of the vrykolakas.

  3. I’m not a huge fan of horror. I scare too easily LOL The scariest movie I ever saw was The Wishmaster. *shudder* To this day I rarely say “I wish” and if I do, it always makes me wince. Reading WSN now and loving it!!

    • Hi Bree!

      Never fear, I tried not to get too scary. Other than a few growly Jersey Devil moments I downplayed it with more humor than with creepfactor. Though…they do have satyr legs so that is kinda creepy. *cough* Who writes this stuff?!

      I remember Wishmaster! I rented it after reading LJ Smith’s The Forbidden Game. The character Julian, the Shadowman, was refered to as a djinn at one point. I rented it because it was about one. I remember gawking at the screen in horror and thinking “This dude is SO not sexy like Julian is.” HAHAHA

      Enjoy WSN!!! :)

  4. What can we expect in book 2 with Ariston?

    • Hi Dawn :)

      Ariston will have to confront his twin brother for the first time since he left Greece many many many moons ago. He will meet a nymph who doesn’t know she is a nymph, and have to hold himself back from his desires until the lunar eclipse if he wants to become mortal again. Of course, things are always easier said than done.

  5. I saw that episode of Lost Tapes. Many things paranormal are interesting to me.
    Wanted to say I am enjoying WSN, though haven’t finished it yet. Love your sense of humor.

    How many books in the series?
    L

    • Thanks Lorna :)

      I know there will be a definite 7. Possibly 8 at the most depending on if one of the unplanned satyrs decide he will not be ignored. There will also be a novella for Hermes.

    • Sounds like we have great reads to look forward to.

      • That’s the plan! It is just a matter of finding the time to write between multiple jobs. Book two is trotting along. :)

  6. love the cover very eye catching

  7. I’m a fan or horror but I tend to watch from in between my fingers. Scariest movie I saw (as a kid) was The Wizard of Oz. Those flying monkeys still give give me the chills. As a teenager it was the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Insomnia and I got to know each other very well the year I discovered those movies. As an adult anything with Zombies! Possessed child walking upside down on ceiling? Bah! Zombie telling you how they are going to kill you in a sing song voice? *shudders*

    • *whistles and hides notes for one of the future books under a stack of paper*

      I can promise you, without a doubt, there will be no possessed children walking upside down on the ceiling in this series. ;)

      Or flying monkeys…unless you are just trying to piss Pan off and call him that when he tried to intimidate you with his Jersey Devil appearance…

  8. Robert L. Stubbs Jr.

    I like the cover design and am Myself a fan of the ‘reality shows’ where they chase down reports of fantastical creatures. Which one would you personally like to go look for if given the chance?

    • Hi Robert :)

      The paranormal investigative “reality shows” are the only kinds of reality tv type series I watch on purpose and not just because I am busy on the computer and didn’t change the channel. LOL

      It would be hard to pick which I’d like to do the most. Writing WSN made me want to visit the Pine Barrens. I recently went on a ghost tour here in Savannah called Boos and Brews, and they take you in the unrenovated second floor and into the basement. In the dark and let you explore it and take pictures. It was awesome. I felt like I was in that episode of Ghost Adventures that was filmed there.

      But if I had to choose…Loch Ness. I would love to go back there since when I visited in 2009 we didn’t stay very long. Took a boat across the loch to a castle and then moved on. I have a scuba certification I would LOVE to put to use in Loch Ness, though, to be honest, if so much as a twig brushed my leg in that water I would make like Jesus and walk on water. haha

  9. Mmm, actually I do believe the band Inkubus Sukkubus has a song or two about Pan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OScn1ThpMBI

  10. Are you fans of horror? If so, what are your favorite books, movies, or urban legends

    No – they play too much with my mind and I heard I am very receptive. However my husband LOVES horror. Some of his favorites are Saw. Now I read a horror book or two.. they were okay but I prefer my paranormal

    • I watched the first three Saw films, though I am not sure why I did. I prefer the horror movies that have supernatural elements and not just sick humans torturing other people for kicks. Give me ghosts, monsters, or demons over psychopaths any day! lol

      I have been reading horror since I was in second grade and got my first copy of a Goosebumps book. Paranormal romance is always fun because if gives you supernatural elements, sometimes they can border on horror more than others, but you don’t have to worry (as much!) about your favorite characters biting it. I do venture back into horror every now and then. Tamara Thorne is my favorite, though she hasn’t written anything new in about a decade. Jay Anson’s The Amityville Horror still reigns supreme as the only novel to make me sleep with the lights on. Scary stuff!

      • Now I did like the movie Ginger Snaps for some reason. Yeah hubby couldn’t understand that either.

        I’ve read The Dark Half by Stephen King. Friend pushed it on me and I was bored so I read it. There was another horror book the same friend pushed on me but I cannot remember the name of the book and author. Friend of my brother gave me a bunch of books (introducing me to Mercedes Lackey! Her Diane Tregarde!) and there was a couple of horror books there. One was called Second Sight… I’d have to see if I still haev it. Back then I read it because I needed books..

        • Ironically I have only read a few Stephen King books even though I love horror novels. haha. We had to read Carrie for summer reading in eleventh grade. I couldn’t believe it so I read it really fast and turned in my paper so if they changed their minds or came to their senses they couldn’t take it back.

          I enjoyed Ginger Snaps (not so much the sequels though)

  11. What brought you into reading paranormal romance?

    See for the longest time I stayed away from paranormal romance because I feared it was too cliche and overdone. See I get burnt out with vampires and werewolves.

    In a yahoo book group a friend posted a link to a Sherrilyn Kenyon book. It was Talon’s. Now I LOVE anything celtic, and well Talon was perfect. So I voiced an interest. Two friends suggested I read the first two booksin the series.

    After that I was hooked. there is a few authors who write were wolves and vampires that catch and hold my attention. But if I see either in the blurb I will hesitate.

    • I started reading Paranormal romance with Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books, too!

      Funny story, as much as I love horror, the first romance books I read were either viking or scotish historicals. (I am not sure how that happened either?) Sherrilyn has some historicals under a different pen name, and when I was looking up her books to get the titles of her other books in the series I picked up a book from, I discovered her Dark-Hunters. :)

      There are vampires in my series (vrykolakas) but they aren’t a major part of it and only one will play any significant role, and that will be mid series. The main focus is and always will be the satyrs. I tried to make the vrykolakas not so commonplace as possible. But I can promise no werewolves will pop up in this series.

  12. You mentioned having a Pan playlist… What songs are on that playlist. Though I am happy that I added to it!

  13. I am NOT a fan of horror *shudders* I don’t generally have a favorite genre. I tend to lean towards paranormal romance or urban fantasy though.

    • Horror is more like the extreme of those two genres, amplifying the fear of the unknown. But paranormal romance and urban fantasy are great. :)

  14. I started reading paranormal romance because I needed something different to read. I was getting tired of reading the same stuff.

    • I have seen so many unique “mythologies” in paranormal romance. The genre doesn’t get as much credit as it should.

  15. I’ve always liked paranormal, but not horror all that much.

    • Hi Minna,

      There’s nothing wrong with that. :) I didn’t delve into it as much since I was writing a romance. I always thought it would be the opposite when I finally got published though. Weird, huh?

  16. I loved the book, specially the humor in it. I have a soft spot for greek mythology (sp?) and the way you brought these ancient gods to modern life was very cool. Can’t wait for the next one !!!

    • Thank you, Analisa! I am so happy you enjoyed the book. :) I can’t wait to finish Ariston so I can get closer to being able to share his story with the world.

  17. Kinley MacGregor : ) Yeah I read those too. I so <3 Sin. And I do like her twist to the Athurian tale.

    will have to pick up your books then. It would be neat to see a satyr character! I do have a faun character. Well he's a side character to an elf I mess around with now and then in role play. I really haven't done much with him. He's a self appointed caretaker to the elf. LOL!

  18. I’m not one for horror but reading the comments it sounds like you toned it down. I’m glad you mix in humor. Did it come easily? Humor can really make a story. Thank you.

    • Hi Viki!

      Yes, it is very toned down the few times it could have gone for scary if I was heading in that direction.

      Humor does come easily to me. I have a very sarcastic streak in real life, and it tends to come through in most of the characters I write. I think everyone has their own style for writing, and mine tends to try not to take itself too seriously while being serious at the same time. But that doesn’t mean I don’t take the story seriously. And face it, if the hooves don’t scare people off right away, I need something to keep the readers reading. LOL

  19. Publishing a book is huge! What made you decide to start writing? Where do you see yourself going with it?

    • Hi Bonnie :) I’ve been writing short stories here or there since 7th grade. Mostly just for fun with my friends. I have always wanted to write something more but rarely get inspired to go somewhere with it. I started writing this for myself and though…hey I might be able to go with this.

      Not sure what I am going to do when I finished with the Cursed Satyroi series. Taking it one step at a time. :)

  20. I have to say this was my first read of a “Paranormal Romance.” I found your since of humor spectacular! Your knowledge of Greek mythology enter twined with todays culture particularly “smart” and “whimsical!” I couldn’t put it down until I finished it! I can’t wait until the next one comes out. P.S. The cover art was terrific also!

    I see a star rising! Great job! (Johnny Dep,,, kept coming to my mind as Pan) LOL

  21. Also, I’m a huge fan of horror, but I’m not into gore for the sake of gore. I love Stephen King’s The Stand. As far as paranormal romance goes, my friend Phil reads them for a living and convinced me to give them a try. :)

    • Phil has great taste ;)

      I agree with not being into gore for the sake of it. That’s part of the reason I tend to go for creepy over icky when I pick my horror movies.

  22. I loved this book and look forward to the rest of the series. Have you considered writing a YA series ?

  23. I swear I think every person has some fear of spiders. And rightfully so! I have horrible arachnaphobia, so I am definitely on the same page as you. And yeah, funny (and by funny I mean universally cruel) how the people who are most afraid of them managae to run into them all the time! I’m not afraid of bats. Why don’t I run into bats more often?! I’m telling you it’s a spider conspiracy to seek out those who are afraid in a quest for world domination!

    Okay, maybe not the world domination. But domination over my house!

    Now, I’m wondering did you work in any of your own fears in the books or fears from people you know? Do any other characteristics pop up in the series that come from you or friends?

    Thanks!

    • That is because spiders are evil! LOL

      No, I didn’t incorporate any personal fears in the book, and I don’t think I channeled any friends. But that is not to say I won’t in the future or have unknowingly. ;)

  24. Loved the first book and looking forward to the next installment! What is your writing process – do you lock yourself away in a room with a laptop for days on end when inspiration hits, or are you a 9-5 writer, writing for a few hours every day?

    • Hi Lisa! I am glad you enjoyed the book. :)

      My writing process is chaos. Plain and simple chaos (which is, of course, is not plain and simple). Because I work multiple jobs somethimes weeks go by in between time to write, so I have to skim what I have to get back on track to where I was at. I do lots of planning. I have outlines for the book and the series. I have a list of names and physical characteristics for the characters, some of which have not been introduced. Then I write from beginning to end. I can’t hop scenes or it messes me up since things tend to change from how I originally thought they would play out as I go from time to time. When the characters start talking for me as I write, I let them.

      I also find I work better between breakfast and lunch time. After lunch I start to get distracted easier as friends get home from work and start talking to me. LOL

  25. Definitely not a fan of horror :( I remember being at my friend’s birthday sleepover and sitting in the kitchen talking to her mom cause everyone else was watching a horror movie.

    But definitely love paranormal. I got first got hooked on SK’s Night Play …that Vane is one hunk of YUMMINESSSSSSSS

    LOVED WSN …thought it was a great blending of mythology, romance, sexiness and entertainment. I particularly loved the dialogue between Pan and Kat …I often found myself LOLing

    Soooooooooooo Melanacton, huh? WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!!

    • JENN! I was wondering when you’d show up. LOL!!! I am so glad you enjouyed WSN. :) I had a lot of fun writing Pan and Kat’s banter. Having even more fun with Lily and Ariston.

      There will be more Melancton in book 2! He was *this* close to having his own POV in book two, but since there are already 3 POVs, I didn’t want to push for too much too soon, especially since you get his story in book 3.

      P.s. for some reason in IE my icon comes out as me, but if I post through chrome I don’t have an icon, I get a little monster dude. LOL random.

      • I couldn’t get on here when I was at work :(

        I think Melanacton should be around ALL the time :D (like Lor) But I do look forward to learning more about the other Satyrs and reading their stories :)

  26. Hi Rebekah! I am a fan of horror. I like to watch horror movies and read books about horror, especially those based on true events. I remember growing up and hearing about the Bell Witch. That was a terrifying story.

    • Hi Na, I was telling some one earlier how The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson terrified me when I was in high school. I’d been a fan of the original film from before that, had been my favorite scary movie growing up. But the book, with its giant “A TRUE STORY” (though it isn’t) was part of the scare.

      I remember hearing the stories about the Bell Witch before.

  27. Do you believe in Bigfoot? Or is there any mythical creature you believe may have once existed?

    • Nessie!!! lol It would also be really cool if they could prove the existence of something like the Kraken, though with cephalopods like octopi or squids, the only thing that could be found after the body decomposes is the beak. And that would be verrrrrrrrrrry difficult to find if it is floating around in the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. But you never know.

      I do believe in Bigfoot. And ghosts.

  28. I really like the world-building in paranormal romance. Also, it seems almost anything is possible in a paranormal relationship.

    • I agree. It gives the author more wiggle room to make things work. Magic makes the world work more smoothly. ;)

  29. Are you fans of horror? If so, what are your favorite books, movies, or urban legends?
    I am a fan of horror. For movies I can watch a lot of scary movies and I’m okay for the most part. Sometimes I’ll see a preview for something and say to myself that I will Never see that. But then like a weirdo, that makes me want to see it more! Like all the movies that will be based on true stories, love and hate them! I know. Weirdo.

    I watch a lot of foreign horror/scary movies. One that I just recently watched again is a vampire/horror called Thirst. Another movie Pan’s Labyrinth. I love that movie! And no not really horror, but the Pale Man from the movie creeped me out for a lifetime.
    I can pretty much read just about anything horror and be fine after reading it though. I haven’t been much horror lately. I get into these reading phases, but now I’m going to have to delve back into the genre.

    What brought you into reading paranormal romance?
    You know, I don’t really know. I’ve always loved the paranormal and unusual, even when I was younger. I guess as I got older it just grew into something where I started reading different sub-genres. Because who doesn’t love a story where anything can happen.

    • Pan’s Labyrinth is one of my all-time favorite films. And the pale man was terrifying. I am still creeped out when I watch that scene.

  30. Hi there. So glad ur here. I love meeting new authors.

    I adore your cover. Simple and strong.
    What was the most challenging part of writing this book?

    • Hi Elie!

      Thanks :)

      The most challenging would be trying to make it work when the hero has hairy, hoofed legs. I had to make sure it didn’t come across as some weird bestiality thing. The hooves are characteristic of a satyr, the same way angels have wings (which are also animal features). I made it clear the satyrs were not part animal, and the deformation of their legs were a result of a curse. And of course the sexy time parts are all human. ;) *cough*

      HOPEFULLY I got it right. So far I haven’t been called any crazy names. So far….

  31. Hi :) love meeting new authors. I was never into horror flicks and still don’t like them much. Before the big explosion of paranormal fans following Twilight, I was reading Maggie Shayne, Kenyon, Christine Feehan, and others. Feehan’s second book in her dark series was my first paranormal read. After that I was hooked :) Can’t wait to read your books. They sound awesome! Congrats on your release.

    • Hi Lori, nice to meet you too!

      You definitely started out with great authors. I love Feehan’s Drake sister series. :)

  32. Congratulations on the book release Rebekah!

    Like you, I also enjoy a good scare-me-to-death exhilirating horror movie. Lately, however, I’ve been majorly disappointed with the selection Hollywood has given us. It seems that gore equates to the new scary, which is just sad. The movies are all about shock value and how many disgusting ways you can kill someone – not scary at all to me :(

    What was the most difficult, and most rewarding, part of writing this book/series for you? Did anything surprise you about the writing/publishing process?

    • Hi Alyssa!

      Hollywood is sadly all about shock value. Although I did really like The Woman in Black.

      The most difficult is finding the time to write when my schedule is all over the place and then making myself sit down and write. The most rewarding is seeing it finished and then letting the beta glance at it and them not telling you that you are crazy to even consider submitting it to a publisher.

      The most surprising would have to be how often the characters hijacked my carefully thought out plans and did things they weren’t supposed to in the book. I remember near the end, Hermes drops a bombshell on Pan and I kind of stopped typing and looked up like “Say what, Hermes? Who the hell is running this operation!” (Hermes apparently)

  33. Hi Rebekah,

    What a wonderful group of characters to add you own twist to. I look forward to this story.

    Do you generally set one large or many small goals?

    • Hi Koren. I am going to condense your three comments into one reply.

      Because of a sporadic schedule, I generally set larger goals to give me more wiggle room.

      I reward myself with days off from my second and third jobs which I do from the computer.

      As for plot bunnies, if I don’t know where they are heading in the future I try to catch them before they multiply LOL

  34. What do you do to reward yourself when you reach your goals?

  35. Do you keep track of random plot bunnies as they pop up or do you let them run free and grow until you need them?

  36. I’m a big fan of horror myself. I love those Lost Tapes! They’re on the animal planet channel often on weekends, usually like 3or 4 am. My son (who is now 23) had wanted to see Starship Troopers when he was very young, so I took him to the movies. I made the mistake of getting the titles messed up and we saw Event Horizen instead. If you’ve never seen that, think Hellraiser in space but a little worse on the horror end. SO he was of course the only little boy in the theater, and I had to almost permamently keep my hands over his eyes! He never lets me forget it! :)

  37. Interesting twist on two very different myths! Great post!

  38. I am only about half way into the book, and have to say that I am loving it! I love the humor and your characters and am dying to have time to finish the book! If my company would just go home (and work would go away) I would have time to sit and read!

    Questions… what is your writing process – do you outline then fill in? do you in sequence? Is Kat’s personality you or someone you know?

    Thanks! & Keep Writing! LOL

    • Hi Sharon! Sounds like my reading schedule O.o I was lucky to have had a day off when Rogue Rider came out so I could devour it in one sitting. I can’t remember the last book I read in one day, which is sad.

      I keep outlines, but only of the major points. I let the characters fill in everything in between.

      Kat’s sarcasm is mine. I think every character’s sarcasm is me coming through. Does that make them all manifestations of a split personality? LOL

      • Haha…I knew it was your sarcasm! LOL Do you find that your characters can say things out loud that you can only “think”! Love it!

        Congrats on the Book Release!

        Sharon

        • Yes! Because I am so shy around a lot of people I don’t always say what I am thinking since it could be taken the wrong way. With my characters, they can say whatever they want :)

          and thanks again! :)

  39. I accidentally started reading a paranormal romance and enjoyed it.

  40. Loved the book. Looking forward to the rest of the series. I really enjoy anything that involves mythology and hot man candy. ;-)

  41. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

    • Scariest thing I have ever done. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Toss up between killing a huge wolf spider because I live alone and giving a 10 minute capstone presentation to a full class of students and faculty. LOL

  42. If we looked under your bed, what would we find?

    • Under my bed you will find a wrapping paper storage bag that looks like a festive body bag. And abandoned cat toys. And probably ginormous dust bunnies.

  43. - What brought me into reading paranormal romance?

    I would say Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning. I started with the series with that book after falling for her Highlanders. I have waited patiently for each book in her Fever series since I started at the beginning. Now I will wait patiently for each book in your series.

    • hehehe I feel your pain on waiting for new KMM books. I envy everyone who got to read all 5 Fever books back to back.

  44. Are you fans of horror? If so, what are your favorite books, movies, or urban legends?

    Definitely! I’ve read horror since high school when I started hard core with Dean Koontz & S King.
    Christine Feehan was my first real paranormal writer and I just keep adding. I love some romance with the horror so paranormal roman is probably my fav genre

  45. Am I a fan of horror? If so, what are your favorite books, movies, or urban legends?
    Not really a fan of horror but have always been a fan of Vampires and werewolves movies, From Blade, Underworld, to Love at First Bite, and yes even Twilight, American Werewolf in Paris. Ghost stories fascinate me and I would love to find Nessie at Loch Ness if I could ever get to Scotland someday.

  46. Rebekah, sorry I’m late to the party. I love the story about the origins of your book. Having been to Savannah I’m guessing that fridgy night was a blustering 50 degrees, LOL. Congratulations on your book!

    • Thanks Leiha! It might have been 65 degrees for all I remember. I have had days mid winter where I can wear shorts, a tank top and flip flops. Gotta love the south! Thanks for stopping by :)

  47. I applaud you for giving The Jersey Devil his due in your novel. I don’t think he gets enough recognition, the poor devil. Oddly enough, The Jersey Devil had a prominent place in my latest horror novel which launched last month right before Halloween.

    Great minds really do think alike, don’t they?

    • Hi Howard, how cool is that? Will have to check it out. The Jersey Devil has been on of my favorite “monster” stories for as long as I remember. Recently he has been popping up all over the place. Right after I started my plotting stage for this book, Supernatural did an episode in the Pine Barrens and though th preview made it seem like it was going to focus on the JD, it didn’t. I was a bit disappointed that with all the crazy things that show comes up with they decided TJD, like Bigfoot on their show, was just a story and not real. *sigh*

      A new movie with Stephen Moyer from True Blood came out on DVD about a month ago called The Barrens. Have you seen it? I actually enjoyed it. For a low budget film with an actor I can barely stand because I dislike the role he plays on TB, it was pretty good. One of those “is it real or in his head” movies.

  48. Congrats on the release. I’m not a huge fan of horror but I have a few movies I like such as Halloween.

  49. JA Konrath, George RR Martin and other authors have noted that readers will put up with the most disgusting, graphic, horrific violence, but any suggestion of sex causes an explosion of reader complaints. Have you noticed this w.r.t. your writing?

  50. What is your favorite part of the story?