Sammantha Anderson and I connected on social media. She writes paranormal suspense romance.
Sammantha Anderson is the writer of The Hellborn Series. Most of her days, she spends working with Savannah to create the hellborn world. When she is not busy talking to her characters, you can find Sammantha with her husband and two active children, reading, workout or binge watching Grey’s Anatomy.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a wife and mother of two. I have a daughter age eleven and a son who is six years old. I am also a paraprofessional, working with SSN kids. Outside of that, I write paranormal romance and all about living a healthy lifestyle.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I knew I wanted to write when I was a teenager. I was assigned a creative writing class my senior year of high school. I was terrified when I saw it on my schedule. I was not a great student because of my learning disability and the thought of writing about what went on in my head just didn’t sound like a great idea. I had a friend in the class, she actually told me I should drop the class because I wouldn’t be good at it. That seemed like a challenge and I stayed in the class. It turned out I loved doing it.
What genres do you like to read? Are these the same genres you write in?
I like to read paranormal, paranormal romance, autobiographies, and suspense. I write paranormal romance with suspense.
Is your book for adults, young adults or children?
My books are for adults.
What is your current release or project?
My current projects are all for my Hellborn Series. I have just finished the edit on book two called Bad Karma. It will be released on November 18th, 2019. I am also working on the edit for book three and I am starting the outline and drafting process for book five.
Tell us about the key characters
Savannah Woods is the main character. She is a badass ley line witch, who is also a hunter of other hellborns who break the law. She tends to be a bit of a reactionary when others are being harmed, particularly when it is someone she loves.
Meri Embers is a vampire and Savannah’s best friend. She has the ability of persuasion. Meri is funny, sarcastic, and willing to back up Savannah at anytime. She also likes to pick on Savannah a bit, which is always hilarious to read when it happens. Savannah gives as good as she gets.
Santiago De los Rios is the second in command of the Black Grove Clan. He has a very cool ability where he smells emotions but he also has the ability to make you feel what he wants you to feel. This can be good and bad depending on which side you are on. He is also Savannah’s love interest. Santiago is charming, good looking, and intelligent.
Damian Vanguard is the Alpha of the Falls wolf pack. He was Savannah’s first love. Damian tends to be a reactionary but in a different way than Savannah. He jumps to conclusions and takes things personally when they are not. This causes many problems between Savannah and Damian.
What is your blurb or synopsis of the book?
Bad Witch Walking: Savannah Woods is a hunter, who has worked to take down hellborns, who break the law. As a hellborn herself, it is not an easy job to do. But her job becomes increasingly more difficult with this case when human women turn up brutally murdered. Someone within the hellborn community it trying to destroy the life the Black Grove Vampire Clan has built with the Falls Wolf Pack. Savannah will have to solve this case before a war in her city breaks out and more lives will be lost.
Bad Karma: Savannah Woods has always been independent. She had finally found a male who accepts her for who she is and was starting to see a happily ever after for herself. When her world gets turned upside down. Now she faces her biggest challenge yet, proving Robert of the Falls Pack assaulted her along with a number of other females. Unfortunately, as she works to prove Robert’s guilt, her relationship with the pack is placed in jeopardy. With her best friend Meri at her side, the two will not only have to prove Robert’s guilt, but also to find a Voodoo Priestess who is killing humans and hellborns alike. This case is like nothing Savannah has ever dealt with before. Can she solve her own case and the voodoo murders before her world comes crashing down.
Share an excerpt.
This is from my first book Bad Witch Walking. Enjoy.
“How long have you been interested in me?” I asked.
“What does that mean?”
“We first met close to nine years ago. When you called the club asking to meet, I thought you had a beautiful voice, but I had heard many beautiful voices over the years. It intrigued me. When we met later that day I noticed your eyes first. The blue becomes brighter with strong emotions. When you pull on a ley line they become almost electric. Your scent fills the room. You move your hands through your hair. I love watching you as you move. I have been taken with you since I laid eyes on you. The more time I have spent with you the more I want you,” he replied.
“Why did you wait until now to say anything?”
“I knew of your history with Damian. You were still in love with him. I did not want to come between the two of you. I also had a working relationship with Damian as well. Our treaty has brought peace between the vampires and wolves. Your case forced my hand. When Hugo became unsure of you I knew I had to step in to help. Kissing you was supposed to be nothing more than a cover. I did not anticipate how you would respond when I kissed you. You are very hard to resist Savannah.”
I took the two steps that stood between us and kissed him. Santiago had been right about my desire for him the night before. I had been looking for comfort. Now I wanted the male for his honesty. He had pined for me. He had placed his desires to the side for the good of the hellborn society. I wanted him more than words could say in that moment. The kiss broke when we both heard the front door open followed closely by Meri’s voice.
“Wake up if you aren’t… Well hello there,” she smiled as she saw us holding each other.
My face flushed red matching my hair. This was not how I wanted her to find out. I could see as her hazel eyes sparkling with mischief for what was in store for me later.
“I should leave. Please be safe tonight,” Santiago said as he placed a light kiss on my forehead.
Do you have a favorite scene?
I have a lot of favorite scenes. One of them is the rest of this scene after Santiago leaves. Meri kind of messes with Savannah about her interest in the vampire and then Damian shows up which just adds fuel to the fire for Meri. It’s hilarious
What advice would you give a beginner?
It is advice I heard from one of my favorite authors she said it perfectly “be you, do you.” Don’t try to be someone else or write what you think people want to read. Write what you want to read and the story you want.
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Purchasing links: https://books2read.com/u/mlr009
Bad Karma: https://books2read.com/u/m0rdBY Not available for preorder on Amazon but will be available on November 18th.