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Summer of Indie Talks About The Hunted With Kristy Berridge
Our latest guest on the Summer of Indie
blog is author Kristy Berridge, here to talk aboutThe Hunted. First in a series of five books, The Huntedtells the story of a young girl caught up in a war
between vampires and werewolves.
We asked author Kristy Berridge to give us
a deeper look intoThe Hunted.
"Elena Manory is by no means an ordinary teenage girl. Being
born with the ability to heal herself from any injury, and with the knowledge
that on her eighteenth birthday she will become a vampire, Elena is aware that
she is more than a little different from other girls her age. It isn’t until
she meets William Granville, an alluring and impossibly handsome vampire, that
she begins to question her destiny and what secrets the Institute of Magical
Intervention and her adopted family have withheld—secrets that could change the
fates of not only her own life, but of the lives of all the immortals. As
events spiral out of control, William may be the only person Elena can place
her trust in. He, and Elena’s magical family, must fight to save her, joining
forces to defeat a common, deadly foe. For William, it is his chance to save
the girl that he has searched eternity to find."
finding out more about the plot of The
Hunted, we asked Kristy Berridge a few follow up questions:
Q: What inspired you to start writing?
A: I hate to admit this every time someone
asks me this question, but alas I am yet to come up with a really cool and
inspiring answer. I literally started writing because I was bored. I’ve always
enjoyed reading the written word, and I had dabbled with short stories in the
past, but it was a particularly drawn out day a little under five years ago
that the magic really begun. Working as an Interior Designer with my own firm
had seen some tough times with the introduction of renovation shows and do-it-yourself
magazines. Not everyone needed a designer anymore, so I found myself with a lot
of spare time. So, as I stared out the window, I thought to myself ‘Why not
write that creepy vampire book you always dream about?’ And, since nothing was
holding me back, what did I have to lose, no one was going to see it … until
As it turns out, writing has become a
passion of mine. I can’t seem to get enough of it, and on some days, I find
myself wondering how I’d ever lived without it.
Q: Can you give us some background on your books?
The Hunted is the first book in a series of five. It essentially follows the
story of Elena Manory, a strong and very independent sixteen year old girl who
has been raised by a family of Protectors. This magical clan has an alliance
with the Vampires—their aim to destroy the Vânătors, werewolves who roam the
earth feeding off the blood of the living and spreading their seed through
victimizing young human women.
Damned is currently with my editor and is set for release sometime in the next
few months. The last three in the series I will look forward to releasing over
the next two years.
Q: Can you give us a short excerpt from your book to
showcase the style of your writing?
A: “I sucked in a sharp breath, trying to calm
my frantic nerves. I was not afraid of the sight before me or the transformation
from man to beast, and I was not fearful that my life may soon be ended. What I
was most fearful of was not being accepted by the one creature that I was
supposed to become. I was so afraid that the first vampire I had ever met, that
I somehow felt connected to, was about to turn from me with disgust and
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