Gayle Parness

Biography

Growing up in Los Angeles contributed to Gayle's love of all things fantasy and science fiction, particularly movies, books, and live theatre. She's worked for many NYC community theatre companies over the years and has been writing Young Adult fantasy novels non-stop for the last five years.

Now a resident of Northern California, Gayle has finished book seven of the Rogues Shifter Series, "Cut Off", and is busy writing Charlie's new Triad Series. Book One - "Breaking Out" To be released on December 19th.

Gayle's also been fortunate to have her first book, "Rebirth", included in a new paranormal boxed set with two other authors. Here's the link to the Smashwords page: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/481180

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Los Angeles, California, the plastic fantastic home of movies and TV shows. My mom worked as a script girl for Monogram Studios, and was always writing scripts herself.

Living in L.A. had an air of the fantastic about it. My mom, Grandmother and I would walk down Hollywood Blvd., reading the names on the stars beneath our feet and talking to a plethora of characters, almost all of whom wanted to be in the movies. There were dozens of soda shop waitresses and waiters who dreamt of being discovered, life guards on the beach waiting for their big breaks and even bus drivers who sang as they drove down Sunset Strip.

No one lived 100% in reality. Everyone thought they were meant to be somewhere else doing something else. Tourists with their cameras and their maps would stare at you as if maybe you were "someone". They always looked disappointed when it turned out that you weren't.

Writing fantasy came naturally.
When did you first start writing?
Other than writing occasional scripts adapted from classic children's books, I didn't start writing my Rogues Shifter Series until 2008. However, once I started I couldn't stop.
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Where to find Gayle Parness online


Books

Breaking Out
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Series: Triad. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,990. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Finally free to follow his own path, 17 year old Charlie Cuvier and his best friend Jay, a grizzly shapeshifter, discover that their relaxing California journey could be throwing them in the path of some seriously dangerous characters. When they reach LA, they help out a girl in trouble, attracting the attention of an ancient creature with an alarming agenda all his own.
Rogues in Time Box Set - Love is an adventure in any time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 224,430. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The heart has no lines in the sands of time...three sizzling paranormal novels of forbidden love that span the centuries. Lose your heart to demon hunters, shapeshifters and off-worlders and the passionate women who risk it all to win their love. Discover these Rogues in Time with three exciting novels: Promises to Keep by Janet Miller, Rebirth by Gayle Parness and Helwyn by Kate Lockridge
Cut Off - Book 7 Rogues Shifter Series
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Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,760. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
YA Paranormal Fantasy. An empty bed, a threatening note and a solemn delegation from Faerie can only mean one thing: Garrett's been kidnapped and Charlie's in danger. In order to keep her son safe and rescue her mate, Jackie is forced to make some unpopular decisions, pitting her against long-time allies whose cooperation she desperately needs. Book 7 in the Rogues Shifter Series
Torn Apart: Book 6 Rogues Shifter Series
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Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,160. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy. Determined to do everything she can to protect her son, her vampire lifemate, Garrett, and her allies, Jackie, a young cheetah shapeshifter journeys to a dangerous realm. With the help of her trainer, she learns to adapt to this alien environment, while remaining hidden from her most dangerous enemy.
Caught Between - Book 5 Rogues Shifter Series
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Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Traveling to the villa where her lifemate Garrett's family was murdered, seventeen year old shapeshifter Jackie helps him face down the demons of his past. Upon returning home, Jackie is confronted by her own terrifying demons when her enemy is brought to trial in Faerie and she's forced to make several dangerous choices to protect her family.
Blown Away - Book 4 Rogues Shifter Series
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Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,710. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jackie, Garrett and their team of rogues search for teen boys missing from a local pack. Their lives are put in danger when they get too close to finding out the truth of why the boys were taken. When hidden information is revealed, Jackie and Garrett's status as allies of the fae is put in jeopardy, as well as their future together.
Twisted - Book 3 Rogues Shifter Series
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Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,590. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Seventeen year old Jackie, a magically gifted cheetah shapeshifter, is now the prisoner of Lord Kennet, an ancient fae lord. While there, she unexpectedly finds an unlikely but powerful ally. Meanwhile Garrett, Jackie's lifemate, leads the search, enlisting the help of his team of rogues, his nest, his fae allies and even Jackie's sister, Bridgett, the one responsible for her capture.
Stalked - Book 2 Rogues Shifter Series
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Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,520. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Seventeen year old Jackie, a magically gifted cheetah shapeshifter, and Garrett, her vampire lifemate, journey to Faerie to celebrate the Midsummer Solstice with their new allies. During the visit, Jackie puts herself in danger, drawing the attention of an ancient being. As the Rogues, Inc. team gears up for their first assignment, Jackie fears for the lives of her mate and her friends.
Rebirth - Book 1 Rogues Shifter Series
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Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 100,140. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Sixteen year old Jackie discovers that she's not human, but instead part of a large supernatural community. She trains with a group of young shapeshifters who become her close friends, and also meets Garrett, the magically powerful vampire who teaches her to use her unique gifts and then manages to steal her heart. Together they face off against his destructive maker, Eleanor, an ancient vampire.

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