Interview with ClareMarie

Hi, ClareMarie nice to be talking to you we love the look and sound of Into The Shadows. We here at Smashwords want to know your inspiration behind the book.
Thank you for your time, well let's see. I have always been into the sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal book genre but also love contemporary. So had a hard time figuring out what genre to write about but one day this idea came into my head of a girl Ava James who believes she's normal in a world filled with paranormal people living amongst humans but discovers she isn't when she meets Kyran Lewis, and her story begins. It all started from there when a corrupted government who kidnap paranormals to cruelly test and study them claiming for health benefits and making an immortality serum creating a new form of humans known as MH mutated humans followed by Descendants splitting our word into four species. The government is never seen or heard of just regular email announcements enforcing the law and existing in shadows causing fear among the population. Ava James is unique, and if the government find out she will be taken, and those who are taken are never seen or heard from again.
Describe what's inside the book.
This Book Has Family, Friends, Loyalty, Immortality, Paranormals, Supernatural Powers and Technology.
When did you find out you enjoyed writing?
When I was around 14, I started songwriting then, and it grew into a love for it, it was always my dream to write a novel, but nothing felt right until it did and Into The Shadows was born.
We love the book cover did you have any input into the design?.
Yes actually I did, my first idea was a close up of a girl with dark light streaming in on her face creating shadows over her but in the end, I wanted more on the cover. In the book Ava James is in the woods in a white dress, there's also strong woods theme, and its story is centered around the couple Ava and Kyran so wanted to include those elements on the cover, so I spoke to my design team who made it all happen. I was given four similar proposals to choose from creating a book cover I immediately fell in love with and knew it was the perfect cover.
Is Into The Shadows a standalone?
No, it's a trilogy, The Shadows Trilogy, book 1 Into The Shadows, Book 2 Into The Clear and book 3 Into The Dawn.
We love the titles of the trilogy. Are you writing book two now?
No, I'm currently writing book 1 in my new series before writing the sequel.
Can you tell us at Smashwords any news on the series?
I can tell you some, and it's a contemporary rock star romance with a twist and eight books are planned in total with possible room for more.
Do you a release date yet?
Not yet no, but will be released around two months after Into The Shadows on November 1st.
Is it finished?
No, I'm on chapter ten out of fifteen planned chapters, but I think it's going to be more maybe around seventeen with how the story seems to be moving.
Thank you for talking to us at Smashwords ClareMarie.
Thank you for having me it's been a pleasure.
Published 2016-09-05.
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Books by This Author

Into The Skies, A Prequel: The Shadows Trilogy, Book 0.5
Series: The Shadows Trilogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,830. Language: American English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A prequel for the Novel Into The Shadows by author ClareMarie. You know my future daughter’s story. Now, here’s mine. My name is Ariana Dale, and I’ve been keeping a secret. A past is revealed. It all started when I was a sixteen-year-old student at the Paranormal Sky Academy (PSA). I got a glimpse of the year 3000, and now, I must protect my daughter from it.
Torn Apart | Part One: The Torn
Series: The Torn, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: American English. Published: August 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Madison Hunter's childhood sweetheart Tristan Stone left her to pursue his dreams, he tore apart her heart taking a piece with him. Two years later, Maddie strives to complete her own dream of becoming a successful actress hoping this will fill the void of the emptiness inside her. Torn Apart is a story released in five parts as a web-series on my website and on vendors for free.
Into The Shadows: The Shadows Trilogy, Book 1
Series: The Shadows Trilogy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,170. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Imagine living in a world where there are more than humans – a society where Paranormals co-exist with us, and a corrupt government kidnaps them so they can study their immortality and powers. Where would you go? Imagine thinking you were human all your life, then find out you’re not, and if the government discovers you, you’ll become the most desired paranormal test subject to ever live.