Title: Mirror of Shadows
Author: T. Lynne Tolles
Release date: September 1, 2012
Genre: paranormal mystery romance
Age Group: New Adult
Ella McKaye returns home for her grandmother’s funeral to find she’s inherited a ton of money and a run down mansion she never knew existed, called Grey Manor. Her greedy mother is appalled when the will stipulates specifically that Ella can’t give her any of the inheritance. She quickly throws Ella out of her home forcing her to take up immediate residence in the spooky old mansion.
Within minutes of entering her new home she has a strange interaction with a creepy old mirror in the main hallway and the ghostly inhabitants of the past get more and more agitated the longer Ella’s there. Nearly fatal back to back accidents make Ella start to wonder if she’s angered some ghost or if there is something more sinister at work.
Will Ella unravel the deadly mystery before she becomes a ghost herself? Or will fate take another one of the Grey ancestors to the grave.
Where I like to write…Hmmm. Well, I wish I could say that I like to write while skydiving or in the dining car of a train heading somewhere exotic, but truthfully, I’m not that exciting. I have a laptop, which allows me to be mobile with my thoughts, but let’s face it, my imagination stops at the tips of my fingers.
Simply put, I write in bed or on the couch. I don’t have a special writing room with a massive corkboard with multi-colored strings going every which way pointing to different things. I don’t have a special chair, pen or desk. No. I suppose you could say I’m rather boring, in that respect.
I tried once to set up my sewing room as a writing room, but it never stuck. No, I’m a simple girl. I have a comp book, index cards, some pictures and my computer. However when I did the Blood Series, I did have a map of the O’Rielly house, an elaborate map of Heart Island and the tunnels below it (based off the real Heart Island in the St. Lawrence River and the castle upon it). I also tend to make extensive family trees and timelines to keep my facts straight, but really there’s nothing fancy or exciting about where I write or how I go about it and pretty much everything I need I stuff in my comp book or have on in a folder on my desktop.
I will say though, that I wish I had more time to write. I tend to get easily distracted, especially if I am having trouble deciding what the next step the characters need to take or what twist the story should go. That’s when I really need to stay away from the Internet. I sometimes even trick myself into playing on the Internet, telling myself that I need to look up something. Low and behold, that something had to do with a wedding, than I remember I have a wedding to go to and I don’t have a dress. Next thing I know I’m searching for a dress, then shoes, then a handbag. Next thing I know two hours have gone by, I’ve spent $400 on a splendid new outfit and I’ve written two words. DANG IT!
In conclusion, the way I go about writing a story may be uninteresting, but the stories, themselves, are imaginative and fun – much like myself I suppose. To any normal onlooker, one might think I’m a boring housewife with a quirky sense of humor, yet underneath my mild mannered persona, beats the heart of a wanna-be adventurer. Guess I picked the right career after all!
About the Author
T. Lynne Tolles is a lifelong avid reader of all things paranormal and now is a writer of new adult paranormal romances for readers 15 to 115. She grew up in the sunny California San Francisco bay area. She’s the mother of two, wife to one and pet mom to three cats and Newfoundland dog.
Blood of a Werewolf is the first of five books in a series called, the Blood Series. Other titles include Somber Island and Mirror of Shadows – both unrelated to the series
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