Aofie Marie Sheridan is a fellow RRBC member. She has just released the first book in her new fantasy/paranormal series, Demon Hunters. As part of her RRBC blog tour, I’m hosting today some more information of her book. Incidentally, I have read excerpts and it does look good, so perhaps you’ll want to check out the first chapter for free on her blog.
What’s that all about then, Ted?
Her life so far has been tough, having witnessed her family’s death and her mother’s suicide she’s taken in by a priest, who believes her when she says she sees ghosts. Father Peter trains her as a demon hunter with three other members, one being Daniel, who isn’t what he seems.
But when a possession goes wrong, and ghosts start to attack Abigail, the tight rope she had on her emotions soon starts to loosen.
Abigail draws the unwanted attention of The Reote, and she finds out a lot more then she was willing to learn.
Knowledge is power, but for Abigail it’s her undoing, and the only thing keeping her together is Daniel.
Hi Aofie, thanks for this opportunity to get to know your character a little better. First of all, what is her name?
The Name of my character is Abigail Thornton. She’s nineteen and a Demon Hunter.
Is she completely fictional, or is she based on a historic person?
Demon Hunter? Fictional I would say. LOL
Cheeky. Now, when and where is the story set?
The story is set in our world (Earth). Most of it is set in England, the rest in Rome.
What should we know about her?
Well, Abigail has no living family. She witnessed the death of her mother, then her father and brother. However, she was saved by Daniel. Abigail has lots of her own demons, including alcohol, but has found a way to deal with them.
After a priest takes her in, he teaches her to become a demon hunter, and she’s good at what she does. Oh, did I mention that she can see ghosts?
That’s one cool characters! What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?
Her feelings for Daniel really cause serious problems. He’s her best friend, her savoir in ways. Yet, she won’t let him see how she feels. Abigail’s main fear is of losing one more person that she loves, so she chooses to keep people at arm’s length.
Her past comes back to haunt her also, when ghosts start attacking her, and her brother makes an appearance. Unable to cope with the terrible memories, she turns to drink, but soon everything starts to spiral out of control. So her life is pretty messed up.
With all that going on, what would you say the personal goal of the character is?
To understand what really happened to her family.
Ah, so there is a mystery there. Where can we read more about the novel?
You can read the first chapter for free on my blog.
This is a new release, right? When was book published?
The release date for Hunters was the 1st of October 2014.
I’m sold. Where can I get the book?
Who is Aoife again?
Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon’s books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.
Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn’t) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.
Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works.
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