19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble – mostly the kind with fangs – but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.
When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…
***This is the second in the Gallows series of novels – the following description contains spoilers***
Twin demon trackers Shaun & Sarah Gallows are getting used to dealing with supernatural threats…
Six months after Sarah’s reckless choice, she is struggling to deal with what she has done and trying to find a way to break free from the demon bond she has made. She finds out the vampire lied about his maker and she’s faced with more difficult decisions.
Clueless to what his sister is going through, Shaun has been spending time in White Oaks on the pretence of training with his parents. He’s determined to find out who Elle’s working for, and he’s thinking about asking her out, maybe.
A new threat surfaces in White Oaks and the twins have to neutralise it before things get out of hand, and before the Council find out. It would just be another day’s work, if Shaun wasn’t being accused of murder and Sarah wasn’t being driven to distraction by her demon…
***This is the third book in the series and as such the following contains spoilers for the first books***
Shaun & Sarah Gallows are demon trackers, hunting down and dispatching supernatural threats by order of their Council.
A few months past their twentieth birthday, Shaun takes Elle to Shadows Grove to check out the site of the brutal murder he’s become obsessed with. The ill advised trip starts unlocking his own past and the mystery of his destiny begins to unravel.
Sarah realises she needs to train Ray to keep him safe. When her mother finds out she took him on a job, she gives Sarah an ultimatum that forces her rethink their relationship.
***Be warned this book is Adult Modern Fantasy, not YA. It is not suitable for younger readers as it contains profanity & sexual references.
***This is the fourth in the Gallows series of novels – the following description contains spoilers***
Twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to dealing with supernatural threats but what happens when that threat comes from within?
The twins are in the middle of a murder case when Shaun is captured by werewolves. Suddenly his future as a tracker is in question. Faced with the choice of remaining as he is and continuing to serve both the Council and the Seelie Court, or becoming a werewolf powerful enough to be an Alpha and gaining a life with a mate he is already attracted to, Shaun is conflicted. His werewolf curse was corrupted after he was ravaged in battle and now a witch has removed the corruption. He has days before his first shift takes all choice away from him and he becomes wolf. Can he make his decision in time, or will it be taken out of his hands?
Meanwhile Ben has come back into Sarah’s life and is attempting to prove he has changed. She isn’t sure if she can trust him but when it comes right down to it she may have no choice. When she is marked for death she must find a way to defeat a demon and avoid being dragged to hell without the use of her physical fighting skills. Her demon bond might be the key to her survival, but can she trust War to look after her best interests when he could have her to himself in hell?
About the Author:
I’m your typical reclusive author type. Anti-social in person, but I love tweeting online friends! I love my laptop, probably a bit too much mind you.
If you want to know more, check out my website or follow me on twitter.
I’m a reader and enjoy finding new indie authors to follow – there are so many good ones out there! I’m fairly new to posting reviews but I do try to be fair and honest and will not post anything less than 3 stars, as if it is not at least that good I just won’t finish it.
- Tell me a bit about yourself.
I’m a thirty-three year old writing machine with a fixation on the supernatural. Being entertained is the main thing I require in life; be that through books, TV, or other people!
- When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The honest answer is I don’t know. I’ve been writing since I was about five years old so it’s something I’ve done for most of my life. I first decided to make a serious go at it a couple of years ago and that’s when I started writing the first book in my Gallows series.
- What inspired you to write your book?
With my first published book, ‘Blood Bound’, I basically wrote the book I wanted to read! I love urban fantasy and I wanted to write something with that same feel to it, though without the urban setting. I wanted to write a supernatural story with plenty of action, plot twists, interesting characters and witty dialogue.
- If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I’ve been inspired by so many different books and writers I couldn’t choose just one. I get a lot of inspiration from movies and TV as well. I appreciate a great story in any format and I draw inspiration from many different sources.
- What book are you reading now?
I’m always reading a few books at once. At the minute I’m reading ‘White Trash Zombie Apocalypse’ by Diana Rowland, ‘Unicorn Western’ by Johnny Truant & Sean Platt, & ‘Darker Things’ by Rob Cornell.
- What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to watch TV shows, go for dinner or drinks, or perhaps least surprisingly read books!
- What time of day do you write?
I write whenever I get the time – usually either first thing in the morning or later on at night. I don’t have a routine that is set in stone but I grab every spare minute that I can get my hands on.
- Where do you get your ideas for your books?
My head is crammed full of wild and wacky ideas and generates more every time I see or read something the slightest bit creatively stimulating. I’ll start thinking ‘what if’ and my mind will go wandering and come up with something totally different to whatever sparked the idea in the first place!
- If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Hmm, probably a Librarian. I love books, quiet time and I’m fairly well organised.
- What is your favorite tv show?
My all time favourite TV show is ‘Weird Science’ – it’s hilarious and insanely creative. I’m a bit of a couch potato so I have a lot of favourite shows. More recently I’m into ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Archer’ and ‘Psych’. I like to laugh!
- Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
Hell Halved is the fifth book in the Gallows series and comes out in July. For those following the series here are a few things you can expect to see in this book: Sarah visits a vampire brothel. Shaun finds out what happened to Roman. Flicky gets herself into a mess with a demon.
- Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Write fast, work hard and never give up! The differences between having a dream and realising it are hard work and determination.
- How do you cope with writer’s block?
I don’t let it happen in the first place! I make sure I have notes before I start and if I get stalled I look back over the notes. Sometimes I re-read a bit of what I’ve written and find I have to cut something that doesn’t work and start over. I never let myself stop writing when I get stalled like this, that way it’s always easy to go back to and I never get mentally blocked.
- What was the hardest thing to cut from your manuscript?
I don’t really let editing get to me. If something needs cut it needs cut.
17. Where can we buy your books or visit your website?
This is my website: www.sharonstevensonauthor.com
You can buy these books in many, many places, but to save time here are the main ones:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Stevenson/e/B001KIWMFC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharon-Stevenson/e/B001KIWMFC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Barnes & Noble US: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-bound-sharon-stevenson/1113575133?ean=2940045014052
Barnes & Noble UK: http://www.nook.com/gb/s/sharon-stevenson?s%5Bdref%5D=51&s%5Bkeyword%5D=sharon+stevenson&utf8=%E2%9C%93
Note: The first book in the series ‘Blood Bound’ is free in several of the above places but Amazon have not yet price-matched it.
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