Monday, May 6, 2013

Meet Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Author, Margay Leah Justice!

Margay Leah Justice
 Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

     Margay currently lives in Massachusetts with her two daughters, two cats, and a myriad of characters who vie for her attention and demand that their own stories be told. In her spare time, she is an avid knitter, knitting her way through a stash of yarn that almost rivals her tbr pile! 

Deanna:  Tell us a bit about yourself  that our readers might not know.

Margay:  I am a mad crafter – I love to knit! I guess creating things is just in my blood, whether it’s something to wear or something to read.

Deanna:  For an evening out, would it be dinner or a movie? What would the dinner be? What might the movie be?

Margay:  I love both, but if I had to pick one, I’d go for a movie – something romantic, of course!

Deanna:  Do you prefer wine, whiskey, scotch, or ice tea?

Margay:  Iced tea – I’m not a drinker.

Deanna:  What do you do to relax when you aren’t writing?

Margay:  Read and knit.

Deanna:  Do you have to split your writing time between a day job?

Margay:  Thankfully, no.

Deanna:  As authors, we’ve sometimes been accused of being several people. How many personalities live in your mind?

Margay:  I lost count!

Deanna:  How many plots do you include in one of your books?

Margay:  I don’t think there’s ever a set number – but usually more than one.

Deanna:  Readers love to know how writers spend their day. Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.

Margay:  Well, I go through my email in the morning to get it out of the way, then I might do some researching for the next book, and then I write – with some knitting interspersed throughout. I also work on patterns that I’m designing for doll clothes.

Deanna:  What one thing would you pass on to new writers?

Margay:  Never stop honing your craft. Read articles, take courses, always brush up on technique, and don’t forget grammar. People notice when you’re careless.

Deanna:  Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Margay:  I think there are definitely differences in each, but a common thread would be family.

Deanna:  What are the physical characteristics that you admire in a man?

Margay:  Loyalty, kindness, and understanding, to name a few.

Deanna:  Tell us about your latest book and the type of reader if may appeal to.

Margay:  My latest book, Sloane Wolf, is a paranormal romance about a shape shifter and an empath and what happens when they cross paths. Micah, the shape shifter, is bound by a legend that has surrounded his family for centuries and as such, he will do anything to keep their existence a secret. Shiloh, the empath, is a pawn for a mysterious organization that’s known as the Institute and will do anything to escape them – for good. When they meet, their worlds and their secrets collide and create all kinds of friction. Anyone who likes wolves, romance, and intrigue will like this book.
       For more than a hundred and fifty years, the gray wolf has failed to roam the hills of Massachusetts, leading to the belief that they are extinct. But with a spattering of sightings across the Berkshires, the legend of the gray wolf comes to fruition. The product of that legend, Micah Sloane will go to great lengths to protect his kind from the threat of outsiders, who seek to exploit the legend for their own interests. One thing he didn’t count on, however, was finding his soul mate in the company of such men.

      From the first time she predicted a stranger’s imminent death when she was little more than a child, Shiloh Beck knew she was different. Wishing to cultivate her gift, her parents made the fateful decision to enroll her in a private school for paranormally gifted children. Unbeknownst to them, the school was just a front for a research facility simply called the Institute, whose secret board members weaned gifted children from their families to exploit their gifts. Shiloh has spent the better part of her life trying to escape the Institute and reunite with the family she was told had abandoned her.
      From their first meeting, Micah and Shiloh share a connection that goes beyond the normal to bond them in a way that love alone cannot. But before they can build a life together, they must deal with the fall-out when the legend of the wolves collides with the men behind the Institute.

Twitter: @Margay

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