Catching Up with Shannon Butcher
The Reading Cafe is thrilled to welcome back the wonderful Shannon K. Butcher. When we last talked to Shannon, she had just released Dying Wish, from her fantastic Sentinel series.
Today Shannon will be discussing her upcoming new release, The Edge of Sanity (our review is tomorrow) from her equally fabulous Edge series.
Let’s talk to Shannon.
Hi Shannon. Thank you for taking the time to visit us again at The Reading Cafe, and to give us an update as to what you have upcoming, as well as what to expect in 2013.
Shannon: Thanks so much for having me over for a chat! 🙂
TRC: Edge of Sanity is scheduled to be released on December 4th. This is your third book in your Edge series. Please tell us the premise of this series, for those who may not have read it.
Shannon: The series revolves around a group of mercenaries working at a private security firm run by a woman. They do a wide variety of jobs, and in the course of those jobs, some of the contractors begin to run across odd things. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read the books, but I will say that as the series progresses, the source of those odd things becomes clear, and their efforts shift from simple business and profit to something much more personal.
TRC: Can you give a brief description of Edge of Sanity?
Shannon: EDGE OF SANITY is one of those books that has been in my head for a long time, dying to come out. It revolves around Clay Marshall, one of the employees of the Edge. His health has been getting progressively worse over the last few months. He’s been plagued by headaches, and more recently, blackouts. When he wakes up covered in blood—enough he knows someone has to be dead—he finally reaches his breaking point and asks for help. That help comes in the form of Dr. Leigh Vaughn, who knows all too well what Clay is going through. Together, they set out to uncover the source of his blackouts and find a way to stop them. But the closer they get to the answers, the more obvious it becomes that those answers may cost them their lives.
**TRC Note: Watch for our review on Edge of Sanity tomorrow
Edge of Sanity Pre-Order Links: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / The Book Depository
TRC: Falling Blind is your next book in your Sentinel series, which is expected to be released in April, 2013. Can you tell us a little about this book? How many books do you plan for the Sentinel series?
Shannon: I’m hoping to do 12-15 books in the Sentinel Wars. I’ve set up the series with a definitive end, but I also designed it so that there’s some wiggle room in the middle to play with a few extra stories if I have the chance.
FALLING BLIND is book seven of the series and revolves around Cain, whose foster daughter has recently grown up and left, leaving him feeling lonely and floundering for a purpose. For centuries, she kept his lifemark healthy, giving him purpose and the willpower to cling to his soul and his humanity. Now that she’s gone, he fears that his days are numbered. Then he meets Rory, a mouthy, pink-haired woman with more guts than common sense. She’s plagued with the ability to see through the eyes of others when she’s close to them, forcing her to live in solitude. She’s only in the city now to hunt for the person who makes her inconvenient gift go away. When Cain finds her, he makes it his job to help her with her task, but in doing so, they draw the attention of a powerful Synestryn demon seeking revenge.
TRC: Forget Me Not was a novella that you released in August. This was a very sexy paranormal romance. Are you planning on making this into a series?
Shannon: When I wrote this story, I never planned for it to be anything more than a single novella. I’ve always loved world building, and probably did more of that than absolutely necessary for a story so short. There’s definitely room to play more with this world, but for now, I’m focusing more on some other fun paranormal projects. I could always come back and revisit this world, but I don’t currently have any plans to do so.
TRC: Would you like to share with us what you may have upcoming in 2013, besides Falling Blind?
Shannon: Right now, the only hard release dates I have are for Falling Blind. I’m anticipating that the anthology KICKING IT may come out later in the year as well. I’m working on my short story contribution for that right now, which is buckets of fun. 🙂
In addition to those books, I’m currently working on three other projects, but they’re still too new to talk about. What I can tell you is that they’re all paranormal romance ideas that have been rolling around in my brain for long enough that I had to finally let them out. 🙂
TRC: Would you like to add anything else?
Shannon: I just want to thank you for inviting me to come out and play with you all. I often hermit up and disappear while I’m writing, so it’s really nice to have a chance to come out and be social.
Thank you, Shannon for giving us an update on what we can look forward to in 2013, and we wish you the best with Edge of Sanity & Falling Blind.
If you want to learn more about Shannon, you can find her at the following links.
Shannon has graciously offered to give a member of The Reading Café a chance to win a signed copy of RAZOR’S EDGE, as well as one of Shannon’s handmade necklaces (see photo)1. You must be a member at The Reading Cafe. If you are not a member, please register using the Log-In at the top of the page, or by using one of our social log-ins.
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3. Giveaway open to U.S. or Canada only
4. Contest runs from November 29th – December 2nd.