Featured Interview With Garnell Wallace
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m an island girl, born and raised in the Bahamas, though I think I was European in my last life, and intend to be again in this one. (A girl can dream right?) I love rainy days, and Fall, which doesn’t exist in the Caribbean. My ultimate dream is to write and travel. When I was younger, I dreamed of working for National Geographic. I read every issue, cover to cover and found it all so fascinating. I learned so much about the world. Sadly, my fascination with vampires and demons is polar opposite of National Geographic, though it did inspire a love of travel. To that end, I have no pets, no plants and not a lot of furniture or personal possessions. I’ve always lived somewhat like a wanderer, just working hard to become a successful writer. Once that happens, I’m packing up my laptop and I’m going to see the world.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was fascinated with books before I could even read them. My mother read bedtime stories every night until we were old enough to read and I would spend the better part of most nights reading long after my siblings had gone to sleep. I didn’t need sleep because all of my dreams came alive in books! Once I read Alice in Wonderland, I became aware of the truly transcendental power of books, though I didn’t think I could create my own books until after high school.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite genre is definitely paranormal romance, the steamier, the better! I also love dark romance. I think I have an varied list of favorite authors because I just love good stories. I grew up devouring Stephen King and Nora Roberts and then I added Christine Feehan, J R Ward and Dan Brown to the list of author staples. I also love Arthur Golden who wrote my favorite book of all time, Memoirs of a Geisha.
It’s hard to pinpoint one person who inspires me because anyone and anything can inspire an idea for a story. I get inspired by other books, movies, music, art, or a random person on the street with an interesting look. Life is full of inspirations, it just depends how you look at it, and I see creativity in everything.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is called My Soul To Take which is the first book in the Shadow Series, a collection of romantic novellas set in the Caribbean which usually conjures up images of beautiful beaches and sunshine. Just be warned, that beneath the idyllic façade, there are monsters lurking in the shadows, and nothing is ever as it seems. So the next time your drunk on island rum and sunshine, remember you are not alone. There are island residents you’d never want to meet, and God help you if you do.
My Soul To Take is Sadie and Wolf’s story and is now available on Amazon:
Dark family secrets…
Dr. Sadie Bordelon comes from a long line of killers. It’s family tradition to sacrifice one soul every year on Halloween to bless the people of the tiny yet prosperous Caribbean island of Bordelon Bay. As the only child of the island’s current patriarch, Sadie is expected to honor the contract Michele Bordelon made with the devil centuries earlier. The demon at her back is there to make sure she keeps the family’s end of the bargain, or suffer the consequences.
Sadie daringly defies her family by saving lives, not taking them. She has no intention of becoming a murderer, despite being taunted by the demon demanding blood. The demon always finds her, no matter how far from home she runs. Sadie is haunted and beaten down until she can’t even trust herself around her own patients. Stripped of everything she loved, Sadie is forced back home, though she has no intention of surrendering. She is determined to annul the contract and kill her tormentor. The only way she even stands a chance of getting out alive is by embracing witchcraft like her grandmother who was able to resist the demon’s snare.
Or so she believed.
Once she starts digging through her family’s past, Sadie uncovers long buried secrets and meets demons far more terrifying than anything she’d ever faced before.
Two broken souls…
The last thing Sadie expected to find on her return to Bordelon Bay is Wolf Deluna, a man with a legacy almost as dark as her own. Wolf stumbles into Sadie’s life barely clinging to his own. Shot while trying to protect his brothers in a drug deal gone bad, Sadie saves his life; however, it’s a life she wants no part of. Yet she finds it hard to walk away from a wounded man with a broken heart and a troubled past he’s desperately trying to change. Though she finds solace in Wolf’s arms, Sadie fears she’s just not strong enough to handle his demons as well as her own.
They are too much alike and there is no way to forge a future out of so much darkness. Yet each kiss holds a glimmer of light, each secret shared brings them closer. Can Sadie trust that out of the broken pieces of their souls, she and Wolf can find the courage to defy their fates, and create a legacy of love?
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