Friday, January 11, 2013

{Author spotlight} Interview with Shannon Dermott!

Today we have an interview about the book Beg for mercy with the lovely Shannon Dermott! We want to know more about her work with her first book and the Cambion series.

- What was your inspiration to Beg for Mercy?

My inspiration was to write something new and different in young adult paranormal romance. I wanted to explore what Mercy was and how she would handle it.

- When you first started writing Beg for Mercy, did you know it would be a series?

Yes. I knew it would be a series, but I wasn’t sure how far I was going to take it until I finished the first book.

- How many books do you plan in the Cambion series?

It’s outlined at six books. But I would say anywhere between four and six.

- There are a lot of young men in Mercy’s life. Why so?

This is a popular question. If a girl is very attractive, I find it hard to believe that only one guy would be interested in her. Thus there are more guys vying for Mercy’s attention. However, she only has one boyfriend throughout the series so far.

- Do you have any favorite among them?

There is one that holds a soft spot within me. But I love them all.

- Do you already have the ending planned as to whom Mercy will end up with?

The final chapter to the series is already written. So, yes, I know who she will end up with.

- How would you describe Mercy?

Quiet, shy, respectful, naïve in love, and smart in books. At least that is how she starts out. She is beginning to realize that although some of those characteristics are good qualities, they hold her back in the things she needs to accomplish.

Thank you so much Shannon! 

Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you’ve waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss to bring Death himself knocking. Sixteen year old Mercy Moore's life just got more complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible. And the boy well, that boy would never be the same.But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a senior party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very  life, only gets dangerously worse.

More information about Shannon Dermott:

Shannon's webpage
Shannon on Twitter - - @Shannondermott
Shannon on facebook
Shannon on Goodreads
Shannon's blog

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

The last chapter is written? Wow....