Today, we have Shannon Duffy, author of Spectral, on paranormal romance in her book.
Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe — the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along. As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.
What makes Spectral different? With many Paranormal Romance books on the market, I think what makes mine different is that for my main character, Jewel’s whole life, she isn’t aware she’s a witch, or that witches even exist. She’s been brought up to believe she’s living in the Witness Protection Program, when in fact the reality is extremely different. Because she’s been brought up so sheltered, she starts out this story being somewhat naïve. That makes it particularly complicated when you add in two hot boys both competing for her attention—with one telling her unbelievable things, baffling powers happening around her, and bombs being dropped. With all of this craziness going on around her, she has to figure out what the truth is—who she can believe. And if what one of the boys tells her is true, she better figure it out fast or she won’t make it to her 17th birthday alive.
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