Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the AToMR Tours-sponsored tour of T. Lynne Tolles’ book Mirror of Shadows. Today, I have a an interview with the author and a giveaway for you. I also highly recommend checking out the other stops on the tour; to do so, just click here 🙂
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.
Q: What books have most influenced your life?
Probably Anne Rice’s Witching Hour – before that, I never really thought about witches other than the scary green lady on the Wizard of Oz and Samantha Stevens on Bewitched. “Witching Hour” brought witches alive for me.
Q: What is the first book you remember reading by yourself? Charlotte’s Web
Q: What are you reading right now?
I’m on the third book of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones (Storm of Swords).
Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love computer games, knitting, and sewing.
Q: What do you think makes a good story?
The characters. If you create characters that people love, identify with, root for, and get addicted to, you’ll follow them where ever the story leads you.
Q: Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
That’s tough because I like author’s for different reasons and sometimes for different moods I’m in. I love Jim Butcher’s Dresden series, because I absolutely love his sense of humor. I look at humor as a necessity of life. Let’s face it, a good portion of our lives are drudging through monotony and despair, just watch CNN for a half an hour. For me finding the humor and good in things, makes the bad parts not so bad.
Q: What book, if any, do you read over and over again?
I don’t do that…It’s like playing a computer game over or doing a jigsaw puzzle again, I don’t find any fun in it. Once I’ve completed or conquered, I don’t want to go back. However, there are a few I’ve read twice, just to see what all the fuss was about in reading things more than once. Those books would be…The Stand by Steven King, Witching Hour by Anne Rice, and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
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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