Shane North believes every day is amazing. The world is truly full of miracles and the things that go bump in the night are beautiful. Writing paranormal fantasy and paranormal romance is an extension of those thoughts.
Tell us about your background. Who you are, where you are from?
It’s good to meet you Paul. I am from northeast Ohio, and I’ve worked in the medical field for the last thirty-three years. I’ve always wanted to write, but I waited until retirement to do so. I have eight wonderful grand-kids to keep me busy.
What themes does your book explore, and is there a particular feeling or experience that you wish to evoke in the reader?
I guess the Theme of the book is love and family. Shannon is about a young lady who spent her life living in South Beach. After her step parents are killed, she finds her real family are vampires and werewolves. They all know who and what she is, but she doesn’t have a clue. Monsters and Magic belong on a movie screen, and time travel is something you read about in a book. It’s not for the hard-core paranormal fans because it does not follow the usual “Killing, sex, drinking blood, and more killing.” In the future books, she grows into the most powerful immortal of them all, but as in life, it doesn’t happen overnight.
What prompted you to be an author and did you have a particular inspiration in mind? Were you influenced by a actual person, artist, or genre?
I’ve always consumed books as if they were a drug. I love to read, and I’ve always wanted to write. I have an eighteen-year-old granddaughter who would be an influence for me in writing about Shannon’s struggle to get it right and find out where she belongs.
If you could compare your book to any other existing works, which ones would it be and why?
I haven’t read anything like Shannon before. I love the paranormal romance books, but I need to be in the right mood to read them.
Tell us about your latest work and what inspired you.
Shannon’s life is happy except for her nightmares, but when she watches her mom and dad being murdered by the monsters in her dreams, her life falls apart. Her best friend turns out to be a werewolf, the man she thinks of as her other father is the alpha male, and her long lost uncle is a vampire lord from Angelis. Angelis is in another time dimension, a world ruled by Royals, a pure-blooded line of vampires with powers never seen in this time dimension. Angelis is a medieval world of castles, and ancient magic that her mother and uncle were forced to leave to save their lives.
Shannon’s journey leads her to follow her destiny and meet the love of her life. Destiny and her uncle lead her to find out what she really is, where she came from, and to become the strongest immortal to live. Shannon learns to kill quickly and to love like there’s no tomorrow when she meets her mate from her dreams. Simon, an eight-hundred-year-old Viking has searched the world for his true love when he meets Shannon. What will Shannon’s uncle, Simon’s maker, have to say about this? A young woman from South Beach, destined to overthrow the vampire council and rule the immortal race with the help of the ancient Shaman Neeb.
Thanks for taking the time for this interview. All the best!