Sunday, May 4, 2014

Author Spotlight: Sharon Stevenson

Once again I'm happy to welcome Sharon Stevenson, here today on her blog tour with Saskia Book Tours. First up is a character interview with Devon Parrish, one of the characters from the Gallows series. He's Sarah Gallows's best friend, and grows to have a more important role later on in the series. And then read on for an overview of Sharon's Gallows series of paranormal novels. Finally, don't forget to enter the giveaway for a free copy of Demon Divided or a $25 Amazon gift card!
1. What is your full name? Is there anything significant about your name?
Devon Parrish, but just call me Dev, seriously. *sigh* No, man, there's nothing significant about it, other than it sucks and not in a good way.

2. How old are you?

Age is just a number, unless you're underage and then it's a very important number.  I'm only 23...  Oh, okay I just turned 24 in February.

3. Tell us about your family. What do you like and not like about them?

Mum bakes an awesome breakfast on Sundays but she still waits up all night when I'm out; she worries way too much.

Dad gives me the nod when I bring an 'overnight guest' home and he doesn't give me shit for being hungover.

My family are pretty great.  They're older parents but that just means they're happy they met each other in time to have me.

Lucky them :)

4. Who was your first kiss, and what did you think of it?

Eh...  Is it bad that I don't actually remember?  Must have been some drunk chick at a high school party.

5. What is your occupation?

Bleh, I'm part of the Prentice n' Parrish technical helpline which means I get to explain computers to a load of crabbit old gits in town.  I paint and draw when I have time to myself so maybe, when I grow up, I'll be a graphic novel artist...

Hey, a guy can dream.

6. What are your best and worst qualities?

Well I don't want to brag but I do pretty well with the ladies.  Some people might call me a man-whore.  I'd give those people a high five.

I don't like to focus on negatives.  I think I'm pretty awesome.

7. What quality do you value most in a romantic partner?

My 'romantic partners' don't stick around too long for me to figure that kind of thing out.  I'm not looking for anything serious but it might be nice to have an actual girlfriend sometime.  I'd probably have to fall out of love with Sarah first though so it's probably going to be a while.

8. What is your favorite thing to do?

Get high, drink, go out and get off with women.  Or hang out on Sarah's couch watching shitty horror movies.

Y'know, whatever.

9. What is your greatest fear?

Sheesh.  Drag that up why don't you?  I've been used by a demon and I'm pretty sure that means I'm going to hell when I die.

Man, why'd you have to bring that up?  What a downer.

10. What is your most treasured possession?

Possessions don't mean that much to me.  I do have a ring my gran gave me before she passed on but its just sitting in a drawer, gathering dust.  I was instructed to give it to a 'special lady' but I have to find one of those first so...

I guess I don't have any treasured possessions.

Book 1: Blood Bound19-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…

(Read Kyra's review of Blood Bound!)

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Book 2: Demon Divided
***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..

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Book 3: Fate Fallen
***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.

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Book 4: Curse Corrupted
***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?

***Be warned these books are Adult Modern Fantasy, not YA. They are not suitable for younger readers as they contain profanity & sexual references.

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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.

Where to find Sharon:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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