This week I have the honor of presenting to you my friend, Tanya Contois, YA paranormal romance writer of Adoration
and Crimson Moon
. Tanya Contois was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. After living in a few different small towns she moved back to Worcester in 2008. In 2010, she created the Facebook page: All Things Books
and the Blog :All Things Books
. Tanya Contois got her first taste of success when a short story she wrote was chosen to be in an anthology to be published by Firefly and Wisp publishers. In October 2011, she signed with Trestle Press and is currently working on Wicked Little Lies and a full length novel titled Cloaked in Darkness.
She was gracious enough to do a quick interview and share with us excerpts of her YA (young adult) projects. Enjoy!
My name is Tanya Contois and I am a fairly new author. I signed with Trestle Press in October 2011 and have had 3 parts of my serial novel Wicked Little Lies released. I am currently working on completing my first full length novel titled Cloaked in Darkness which will be a collection of short stories about a variety of supernatural and paranormal beings. In addition, I also have 3 other projects in the works - Adoration, Crimson Moon, and an untitled WIP.
ADORATION - YA Paranormal Fantasy
Katerina frowned at Cal, “I don't remember asking you for help so let go of my arm now.” Cal just stared at her like she had two heads. “Are you deaf? I said let go of my arm.” He released her arm and sneered down at her. “Excuse me for trying to help you. I won't make that mistake again. You are one of the most unpleasant people I have ever met.”
“Do I need to remind you that this is the 21st century and I'm not some damsel in distress who needs to be saved. I can take care of myself.”CRIMSON MOON - YA ParanormalCassia hesitantly made her way down what seemed like an endless spiral staircase. As she reached the last step a door shimmered into view. While she was deciding whether she should knock or just open the door a voice from the other side of the door spoke. “Come in dear, I have matters of great importance to discuss with you.”
Doing as the voice told her, Cassia pushed open the door and at a rather large desk sat a wizened little old lady. “Who are you and where am I?”
Laughing softly, the lady pushed the chair she was sitting in away from the desk and stood. “ I am Jarinda, keeper of Lucian Crimson. You are Cassia, the next in line to be a Keeper. It is my responsibility to teach you how to guard all of his secrets.”
“Okay...What if I don't want to be a Keeper? How do I get out of it?”
Jarinda frowned and said, “ There is no way out of becoming the next Keeper. If there were do you honestly think I would still be in this awful place?”