Q: For those new to The Sentinel Wars series, how would you describe your books and the importance of each Sentinel finding the woman who can save his soul?
I usually describe the books as being filled with hot, tattooed, sword-wielding warriors and the women who make their lives interesting. Basically, the concept for the Theronai?one of the three Sentinel races?is that the men house huge reserves of power that grow over time because they can't access it?they can only store it. After a few centuries, that power grows to the point that it begins to kill them. If they don't find a woman who can wield the magic inside of them and funnel some of that energy away, they are destined to either take their own lives or become like the monsters they fight.
Q: Where did you find the inspiration behind the series?
I'm a big ol' nerd, so years of tabletop role-playing games and bad sci-fi movies have given me tons of inspiration. I also find that music with a heavy emotional component does a lot to fuel my creativity.
Q: Please tell us about LIVING NIGHTMARE.
LIVING NIGHTMARE is a story I've been waiting a long time to tell. Rough, foul-mouthed Madoc has been trying to protect Nika from himself since the moment he met her. He wants her, but knows that she's too fragile and innocent, and the two of them can never be together. Nika believes differently...
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LIVING NIGHTMARE is available at Amazon (print, Kindle).
Shannon Butcher is giving away a print copy of the following books (signed and personalized!):
1. The first three books in the series (Burning Alive, Finding the Lost and Running Scared) as a set
2. Love You to Death
3. No Escape
All prizes include a handmade glass bookmark that Shannon personally made in her glass kiln!
Mechanics of the contest: You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:
1. Post a comment or question to Shannon in the comment box on the review site (link) (2 chances to win) from now to December 31, 2010; AND/OR
2. Check out our contest page for the following books to enter your email address (1 chance each to win)
BURNING ALIVE – from December 6 to 8, 2010
NO ESCAPE – from December 13 to 15, 2010
LOVE YOU TO DEATH – from December 21 to 23, 2010
The winners will be announced in the comment box on the review site on January 2.