Renee Scattergood lives in Australia with her husband, Nathan, and daughter, Taiya. She has always been a fan of fantasy and was inspired to become a story-teller by George Lucas, but didn't start considering writing down her stories until she reached her late twenties. Now she enjoys writing fantasy. She is currently publishing her monthly Shadow Stalker series, and she has published a prequel novella to the series called, Demon Hunt. She is also working on a new series, Savior of the Serpent Isles. The first book, The Galvadi Invasion, is due to be released later this year. Aside from writing, she loves reading (Fantasy, of course), watching movies with her family, and doing crafts and science experiments with her daughter. Find out more about her, and sign up for her newsletter for a free copy of her latest episode of Shadow Stalker: http://reneescattergood.com
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love being able to immerse myself in new worlds that I get to create and getting inside the heads of my characters. Sometimes I can even hear their voices in my head. It makes it all very real for me. Then I can sit back and enjoy reading what I wrote. If I can't enjoy it, then it's not worth doing!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a daughter who is autistic, so a great deal of my time is spent with her. Otherwise I am reading. :)
Auren is finally bringing an end to the Galvadi Empire, but she is succumbing to her power in the process. Her moods and actions have become violent and unpredictable, and she knows she is on the verge of losing herself, but she can’t stop until her mission is complete.
Auren must push her new power to the limit to kill Zavix and take control of Nadiria, but the more she uses her ability, the more addictive it becomes. Stopping isn’t an option, but if she can focus on her goals, maybe she won’t lose herself.
Appolia is once again under siege. Auren returns to find the Galvadi are using extremely inhumane tactics to demoralize the Coalition. She needs to help the Coalition before everything is lost. If Auren can use her newfound abilities to find the Galvadi’s greatest weakness, they might stand a chance in bringing the Galvadi down once and for all.
Jillian doesn’t think things can get any worse. She ran away from home and has survived on the streets for over a year, but when a man shows up promising her a better future, she ignores her instincts and goes with him. Now she finds herself on an alien world in a last-man-standing competition that she has no hope of winning, unless she can find an ally.
Rylee was a normal girl, living in a normal world. At least that’s what she thought until an Onyx Warrior told her the truth. She was trapped in a dream world by an ancient and powerful vampire, while he fed on her blood at his leisure. Worse, her only chance for escape was likely going to get her killed.
Auren turns herself over to the Galvadi to get close to Drevin and Makari has no choice but to play along. He is forced to either torture Auren to prove his loyalty or die knowing she will be tortured and enslaved anyway. Somehow they have to get close enough to Drevin to bring him down and put an end to the Galvadi’s tyranny once and for all.
Auren is captured by the Galvadi trying to rescue her friend, Jade. Then she is tortured by the man who is supposed to love and protect her. When Makari finally realizes she's not the delohi-saqu as his father claims, he helps her escape, but their plans don't go as expected.
Auren learns she is destined to enslave the people of her world the emperor of the Galvadi Empire is determined to end her life before it happens. Her foster father, Kado, has sworn to protect her and trains her as a shadow stalker. But her training is cut short, when their people are overrun by the Galvadi Empire. Now she has to find a way to help her people without succumbing to the prophecy.
(5.00 from 2 reviews) NaNoWriMo 2014 book. Last updated
Auren's yearly camping trip with her foster father, Kado, turns to disasters when she accidentally lets a demon from the shadow world loose on Luten Isle. She and Kado have little time to hunt it down and return it to where it belongs, before it starts its killing spree.
on March 22, 2015
*** I was given a free review copy of this book ***
Two words…Loved it! I’m not usually a big fan of romance, but this book really sucked me in. I didn’t want it to end.
I love a story that feels real and that’s how Addy’s Choice felt to me. Even the “love at first site” aspect didn’t have that fairytale quality that usually turns me off in a romance. I knew from the moment the two main character, Addy Baxter and Sebastian Davies, met it was a deep, almost spiritual, recognition that drew them together, despite Addy’s misgivings.
Every character in the story came alive; their personalities were so genuine I really felt like I was reading about people who might exist in the real world. I fell in love with all of them.
It’s not easy to create a deeply intense and emotional story, but Nat Hobson (a.k.a Melissa Barker-Simpson) really pulled it off. I cried and laughed and cried again. I can’t wait to read Heart of Fire, the next book in the series.