[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Bridget Blackwood] Quirky, loyal, straightforward, affable, jovial
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Rising Shadows?
[Bridget Blackwood] Non-humans trying to live alongside humans without being caught. Rising Shadows is a turning point for everyone because everything comes to light and there isn’t an option to hide anymore. Rachel is caught between two worlds, not belonging to either. She has a choice to make and her choice will tip the balance.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Bridget Blackwood] Oooh, choosing a favorite is hard. I think the end when Rachel steps up to be her own hero is my favorite. She’s comes so far from the beginning and the scared confused woman she was in chapter one.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?
[Bridget Blackwood] Show don’t tell. It’s the difference between telling the reader a character is nervous and showing them through descriptions like “he shifted from one foot to the other.” I feel like I use the same words and descriptions over and over. I’m self conscious that my show sucks.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Bridget Blackwood] My cellphone. It’s my lifeline to just about everything and everyone.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Bridget Blackwood] Two baby dragons from How to Train Your Dragon, a large sweet tea from the local deli, and pink monthly planner.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Bridget Blackwood] Elsa Pataky. I’d send the kiddos to the nanny and spend all day locked in the bedroom with Chris Hemsworth.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] You have been granted the use of one superpower for one week. Which power would you choose, and what would you do with it?
[Bridget Blackwood] Sweet! I’d choose speed. I could get soooo much done. I’d clean the whole house spotless and write a book a day.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Bridget Blackwood] I took a step away from paranormals and read a few contemporaries. Jay Crownover’s Marked Men series, Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until series, I read everything by Bella Jewel I could find, and Teased by Jamie Begley.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Bridget Blackwood] Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bridget.blackwood.9
Facebook fan page – https://www.facebook.com/BridgetBlackwoodAuthor
Twitter – https://twitter.com/author_bridget
Website – http://bridgetblackwoodauth.wix.com/book
World in Shadows
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: February 1, 2014
Number of pages: 107
Word Count: 32,404
Cover Artist: The Killion Group
Rachel Ryan wakes up with no knowledge of where she is or how she got there. Thrown into a world she thought only existed in myths, she finds more questions than answers.
Shape shifters, faeries, and vampires hide in plain sight among humans. There’s a war quietly brewing in the shadows. Rachel stands between mankind and those creatures that live in the darkness.
Enhanced with power she doesn’t understand, she’ll tip the scales, but who is the real enemy?
About the Author:
Bridget Blackwood is a hopeless romantic and a fan of happily ever after. She grew up in East Texas where she met and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to Southern Illinois, it’s been home for over a decade now. Bridget began telling stories at an early age, she writes in self-defense because the characters in her head are loud and bossy. A social butterfly by nature, Bridget loves to talk and laugh. When she isn’t writing she enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games, and not cooking.
Quotes from the Book:
“I whooped the personal guards of the Vampire big kahuna. Whoops. In my defense, it’s not like they wore nametags.” – Rachel Ryan
“Is your plan to make me stupid with your sweet hands so I’ll agree to anything? Because it’s working.” – Sebastien “Bastien” Bonvillian
1. My Medicine by The Pretty Reckless
2. Freak Like Me by Halestorm
3. Titanium by Madilyn Extreme by Valora
4. Not Strong Enough by Apocalyptica
5. Oceans by Evanescence
6. Echoes of an Empire by Picture Me Broken
7. Carnival of Rust by Poets of the Fall
8. Never Go Back by Evanescence
9. Secret Door by Evanescence
Gates is in the center of the club. I follow behind him curious to see what happens next. I should grab Livia and run. I look up at the loft. People are lined up against the railing watching the display below. My eyes are drawn to one man in particular. From my angle and with the low lighting, I can’t tell much about his features or height. His clothes and hair are dark, he rests one arm on the top rail and holds a pool cue in the other hand. His gaze is a penetrating green and I swear they glow, I have to make myself look away.
“Guns are not appreciated here, sir,” says a young woman behind the bar.
Liquid courage, come to mama! Moving around Gates, I walk over and take a seat in front of her. “Can I get a drink please?” I ask politely.
“What do you think you are doing?” Gates grinds out through clenched teeth. He is standing directly behind me.
“You folks had me locked up playing lab rat. I just want a few minutes of me time before the shit hits the fan.”
Gates doesn’t know what to say to that. Patrons watch me curiously. Let them. I am past the point of caring. The bartender grins at me. She has hair that’s a silvery lavender dancing around her shoulders. Her eyes are a mesmerizing shade of purple. She doesn’t seem real. I am spellbound. Not a shifter, what is she? I have to stop myself from reaching out and touching her.
“What would you like?” She asks me breaking the trance.
Back to reality, in a room full of doom. “What would you recommend for a woman’s last drink on earth?”
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