Born in the Deep South, Hailey is a lifelong resident of Alabama. Her husband works for the local sheriff’s department and her daughter is counting down the days until she’s old enough to audition for American Idol. Their dachshund, Poochie, helps Hailey write by snoozing on his dog bed in her office.
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They just might survive…if they don’t kill each other first.
Once the future Segestriidae maven, Kaidi lived a privileged life. Now she spends her nights haunting cities ravaged by the plague. Spade in hand, she stalks rows of freshly dug graves for corpses…and then she takes their heads.
Her new life is caked in blood and spattered with gore, but it’s hers. At least until—to her fury—she’s caught napping.
A plague survivor by the skin of his teeth, Murdoch risks his neck to solve the mysteries left in its wake. Bodies have gone missing. Guards have left their posts and never returned home.
When he rouses a female dozing among the dead, he’s unprepared for the violence of her response. Or his. Beneath the grime, she’s lovely. Too bad the blood under her fingernails belongs to his clansmen.
He has no choice but to follow this alluring creature deeper into her world of winged beasts and flesh-eating monsters. She holds the knowledge he craves, but the price is high—and they may both pay for it with their lives.
Warnings: This book contains one heroine in desperate need of a bath and one hero willing to wash away her sins. Expect threats, swears and general cursing. Love is a slippery slope, and these two are sliding.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
A Time of Dying is the third Araneae novel. It was time for Murdoch and Kaidi to shine.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
It took me about six weeks to write the first draft. Then I moved on to editing and sent it out to my beta readers for feedback.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I would have to say creating new worlds. I love meeting new characters and learning about their lives and their environments.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
The worst thing is the amount of time it takes—hours every day just me and the computer—and that’s time I can’t spend with my family. In that sense, it’s much like any other job, only I’m home but off limits until I reach my write goal each day.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
For a day? I would probably go with someone like Bob Iger. That way I could get my entire family into Disney World and let them run wild for twenty-four hours. It’d be a blast.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
I just moved, so the oldest thing in there is ketchup and it’s a month old.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
More Araneae titles and book one in a new series that should be released mid 2014.