Today, I’m happy to welcome to Preternatura Jana Oliver, whose YA urban fantasy Demon Trappers series is set in 2018 Atlanta. The third book in the series, Forgiven, will be released March 27. I love this series, although it does make me do bad impressions from the movie version of Gone With the Wind (Demons in Atlanta? Why, how did they evah get in? Oh, never mind.)
ABOUT FORGIVEN: The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list. But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control: something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming – and it may be closer than anyone thinks…
Now, let’s hear from Jana!
Give us the “elevator pitch” for the Demon Trappers series.
Riley Blackthorne just wants to be a demon trapper like her dad. Unfortunately, Hell thinks this is a *very* good idea.
What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?
Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler. It’s not published yet but I got a sneak peek.
Favorite book when you were a child:
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Followed by C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia
Your five favorite authors:
Terry Pratchett, Anne Perry, Rick Riordan, Ilona Andrews and Elizabeth May (a newcomer whose first book will be published in 2013)
Book you’ve faked reading:
Twilight — just not my kind of book.
Book you’re an evangelist for:
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman). It’s about an angel and a demon’s efforts to prevent Armageddon told in the authors’ unique and always tongue-in-cheek style. Think Monty Python does the End of the World.
Book you’ve bought for the cover:
Nevermore by Harold Schechter – the raven and the bricks on the cover was so cool. (left)
Book that changed your life:
There hasn’t been just one, but a series of them. Lord of the Rings taught me that heroes are found in many shapes and sizes (hobbits). I learned about doomed romance from Romeo and Juliet and joy of life from James Herriott’s All Creatures Great and Small.
Favorite line from a book:
“Change the story, change the world.” Terry Pratchett
Book you most want to read again for the first time:
Anno Dracula – Kim Newman
Most horrifying moment while reading a book:
The second to last page when you realize it’s almost done and you want the story to go on forever.
Favorite book about books or writing:
On Writing (Stephen King)
Also my favorite book on writing. Thanks, Jana! Want to get a copy of Forgiven on release day? Or if you haven’t read this series, want a copy of the first book in the series instead? Leave a comment and tell which book you want. You know the rest of the drill. One entry for comment, another for blog follow, a third for a Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a Tweet or Retweet. Be sure to include your email. Now…Go forth and comment!