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Q&A with Mary Behre, author of Spirited

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with readers our interview with Mary Behre, author of Spirited

Hi! Thank you for having me on Boekies today! I’m excited to be here.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Probably when I started putting sentences together. I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember. In high school, I used to write stories and read them to my friends during lunch period. But I didn’t start to pursue writing as a career until after my children born. In 2008 I joined RWA and really started honing my craft.
What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Unless I’m under a massive deadline, I write Monday-Friday from 9-4. Now when I’m under deadline, anything goes. There are times when I’m so desperate for uninterrupted writing time that I will rent a hotel room for a weekend and not leave it until my work is done. And to think, renting a hotel room used to be a romantic idea. LOL

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I collect figurines for every book I write. For my first book, I have a little pink bear. For my second book (GUARDED, coming August 5), I have a Littlest Pet Shop ferret. While I’m writing the novel, I carry the figurine with me everywhere. It’s my touchstone to get me back into the mode of that story’s world.
Which character from your books, if any, do you relate to the most? And why?
Gee, that’s a tough one. Probably Jules. Like Jules, I’m directionally-challenged. More than once I’ve gotten lost only to realize if I’d turned right instead of left, I would been where I wanted to be in the first place.

If you could be any character, in any book who would you be?
I’d want to be myself in Pride and Prejudice and dance with Mr. Darcy.
What was the last book you read?
VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Lynsay Sands. Awesome book!
Thank you for having me here today!

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More about Spirited...

Synopsis: She’s running from who she is…...
All Jules Scott wants is to live a normal, quiet life—preferably one that doesn’t include ghosts. Jules’s talent for communicating with the dead has brought her nothing but trouble. Despite her best efforts, needy spirits always find her and draw her into their otherworldly drama. When one implicates her in a series of deadly crimes, she may need to entrust her secrets to the person least likely to believe her.…

He’ll do whatever it takes to catch her.

Detective Seth English can’t get distracted from the big case he’s working on, not even by his alluring new neighbor. He doesn’t believe that Jules had anything to do with the string of robberies-turned-murders that he’s investigating, but when she keeps showing up in all the wrong places, his gut tells him she knows more than she’s letting on. To solve his case, he’ll need to expose what the sexy redhead is hiding—no matter how impossible the truth may be…

Review: Spirited by Mary Behre is a wonderful mixture of Romance, Paranormal, Mystery, and a little bit of Comedy. I loved Jules Scott. She's the perfect heroine, although I might be a little biased because I'm also a redhead. Behre had me hooked the very moment Seth catches Jules "breaking in" in her hooker costume. It was such an awkwardly funny situation that I couldn't put down the book. The attraction between Jules and Seth English is magnetic.I found myself giggling each time he ran into Jules. No matter how hard he tried he couldn't help but be attracted to her, which made the situation all the more interesting and fun. I also really enjoyed Jules' ability to communicate with the dead. It does bring her trouble a lot of the time, but I think it's what really made this story great.

Spirited is definitely a wonderful debut novel that I think lovers of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy will enjoy. I'm personally not a big fan of books told in third person, but I loved this one. Behre has a smooth writing style and her characters are really what drove this story for me. She might be a new writer, but it definitely doesn't show. Behre writes like she's been writing Paranormal books for years. I can't wait to read Guarded, the second book in the Tidewater Series. Ms. Behre please keep writing because you are definitely my new favorite author!

Rating: 5/5 DIAMONDS

Reviewed by: Vanessa

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