We were watching Sleepy Hollow last night. If you’re not familiar with the television series, it’s full of demons and supernatural things that jump out of nowhere. We watch it with the lights on. No dark rooms for us when we have scary television shows on. And there’s no way we watch ax murderer movies, not even in daylight. Ever! Too real for us.
Anyway, at one point in the show a demon jumped out of the wall, and we both lifted out of the loveseat at least an inch. Catherine threw her arm out and knocked over the telephone sitting on the side table. The show is dark, supernatural, and sometimes scary. It also has characters that we love: Ichabod Crane and officer Abby Mills. Who wouldn’t fall for the swoony, Britt Ichabod Crane, who was magically transported to modern days. And the heroine of the show, Abby, is a kick ass woman who holds her own against demons and demigods. Crane calls her “left-tenet” (phonic pronunciation here). With a charming cast and some supernatural, scary stuff thrown in, we are hooked on this show.
Our third book in The Turning Stone series, Son of the Moonless Night, is also dark. Of the four books we’ve written (Book four The Mercenary and the Shifter is undergoing edits right now) Son of the Moonless Night is the darkest thus far.
We got our print version of Son of the Moonless Night the other day. The dark, moody cover fits this book to a T, in our opinions. Between the pages of Son of the Moonless Night you’ll find lots of intrigue, deceit, more paranormal monsters, and, of course, true love, whose course never runs smoothly.
The heroine is a paranormal hunter who is trying to give up hunting things that go bump in the night. While attempting to rescue the hero from a bear attack, she sees the bear revert to a man when the hero shoots him. Believing the hero to be an ordinary human, who did not see the reversion of the werebear, she hustles him away before he can discover the bear he shot was a man.
But things aren’t as simple as she’d like to believe. Were-creatures aren’t the only thing roaming the night. When the heroine discovers what she believes to be vampire bites on bodies brought to the Deputy Coroner’s morgue, she is thrust back into the paranormal world. She begins hunting for the vampires and discovers the hero is a shape shifter on a vendetta. In fact, he’s a shape shifter of a variety she’s never seen before. The heroine must reconcile her feelings for him, examine her life of violence against paranormals, and justify deceiving him in order to bring him to justice.
With Catherine’s skittish nature about vampires and other things that go bump in the night, it’s a wonder we got the book written. Funny thing about writing a book compared to reading it—when you know what’s going to happen, you don’t jump out of your seat as much. We’ll take writing dark, supernatural stuff anytime over reading, or experiencing it.
What about you? Do you like scary, supernatural television shows, movies, and books?