[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Elizabeth! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Elizabeth M Darcy] A dreamer striving for perfection
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about How I Dumped My Demon?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] Abandoned by her mother at a police station, Megan Stonebridge has no idea who she is or why a demon haunts her nightmares. When the dreams become a frightening reality, she questions her sanity. Putting her faith in a locket inscribed with ancient runes left with her by her mother, Megan must unlock the meaning of the runes before the demon drags her into the underworld. In fear for her life, Megan unknowingly casts a spell that summons a handsome warlock to help her dump her demon.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] At her desk at the Windy Cove Weekly, Megan glanced toward the clock on the wall. Bill should have arrived by now. They were due at the animal shelter by ten. Rubbing her damp palms on her jeans, she turned to re-read the list of questions she had composed. She sighed. What question do you ask a dog on death row? ‘What dastardly crime did you commit to get here?’ Shuddering at the inhumanity, she lifted her gaze to the glass front door. A motorbike roared up the road, then came to a standstill directly outside the building. The rider, dressed entirely in black, turned his head toward her, slowly removed his helmet, and hung it on the side mirror. His long, black hair escaped its confinement and cascaded down to his shoulders in a wave of black silk. Megan took a long breath and gazed, mouth agape, at the man’s handsome features. Now, he was romance-cover gorgeous. The Adonis lifted his head and met her gaze. He winked and gave her a boyish grin.
Oh, crap, he saw me looking. Embarrassed but riveted to the spot, Megan’s attention traveled to his broad shoulders and bulging biceps. Oh, yum. Forcing her jaws to close, she swallowed and moved her attention down his body to long, muscular legs, encased in tight, black jeans. He nonchalantly pulled out his iPod ear buds and slid from the motorbike like a long, black snake. With a toss of his ‘to die for’ hair, he headed straight for her. Heart pounding, she dragged her gaze away. She had the overpowering desire to reach in the desk drawer for her purse, the need to apply lip-gloss paramount for survival. Darn. He was walking into the building. How could she possibly stand here a moment longer? He had witnessed her ogling him as if she had never seen a man before. No wonder he smiled, he would think her a pathetic loser. She stood and took off for the bathroom. Safely inside, she rested her hands on the washbasin and stared into the mirror at her flaming cheeks. That’s right––make a fool of yourself. Boys hate girls who look desperate…well…the nice ones do, anyway.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] Nothing at all. It flowed really well and I enjoyed writing about the characters. Megan and Chase stayed in my head well after I finished. The edits and working with Evernight Teen was most enjoyable. In fact, I would love to write a ‘what happened next’.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] Phone.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Elizabeth M Darcy] Coffee, laptop, notebook.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] Dianna Gabaldon. I just have to know what will happen next in her stories.
[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?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] Now this is a difficult one. Invisibility and the ability to read minds are both good but then finding out what people might really think about you might hurt a lot.
Flying, would cut down the rising cost of petrol but I hate heights so that’s out.
Magic- well I could really use that power to good use, so I’ll go with magical powers. Now, I’m sure you would have guessed that one. LOL.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] I’ve just finished the Angel Series by L.A. Weatherly and although reading in first person for me personally is not my first choice, I really enjoyed this series. I had to read it and discover how angels brought death and destruction. What an imaginative twist to perceived reality.
I love historical romance too and this is another favorite genre for me to write. I read as many different authors as I can, including Diana Gabaldon, Mary Balogh, Stephanie Laurens, Anna Campbell, and Anna Jacobs. Currently I’m enjoying Lady Awakened by Celia Grant
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Elizabeth M Darcy] Web : http://www.elizabethmdarcy.com/
How I Dumped My Demon
By Elizabeth M. Darcy
Blurb: Abandoned by her mother at a police station, Megan Stonebridge has no idea who she is or why a demon haunts her nightmares. When the dreams become a frightening reality, she questions her sanity.
Putting her faith in a locket inscribed with ancient runes left with her by her mother, Megan must unlock the meaning of the runes before the demon drags her into the underworld. In fear for her life, Megan unknowingly casts a spell that summons a handsome warlock to help her dump her demon.
Born in London, England and now living in Australia, Elizabeth enjoys the thrill of writing YA romance and loves all things magical. She has a passion for history and her sweet historical romance stories are drawn from the history of her heritage to bring readers the delightful imagery of life and love through time. From Norman Knights to Scottish Highlanders and English rakes, Elizabeth creates stories that will remain with the reader long after the final page.