Kory M. Shrum
Genre: Contemporary/Urban/Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Timberlane Press
Date of Publication: November 2nd
Number of pages: 220 Kindle/ebook
Number of pages: 465 paperback
Word Count: 79,000
Cover Artist: John K. Addis
In the wake of her handler’s death, Jesse has never felt more alone. Her best friend is distracted by a new love. Her mentor Rachel is missing and her boyfriend Lane isn’t returning her calls.
Worse, a Necronite with the ability to heal any wound wants to kill Jesse and absorb her power of pyrokinesis.
With little to hold her to Nashville, Jesse agrees to work as a freelance agent for Jeremiah Tate, a pharmaceutical tycoon in Chicago. Together they plot revenge against Caldwell, the mastermind responsible for the genocide of over 100,000 Necronites worldwide.
When Jeremiah fails to dominate Jesse and her pyrokinesis, tensions escalate, dividing her from her allies.
Then Caldwell gives Jesse an ultimatum she cannot refuse.
"Kory Shrum's writing is smart, imaginative, and insanely addictive!
I have begun to think of her books as my Kory Krack.
I beg of you to pick them up. You will NOT regret it!"
-Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson Series
Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her partner and a ferocious guard pug. She has dabbled in everything from fortune telling to martial arts and when not reading or writing, she can be found teaching, traveling, or wearing a gi. She is the author of four books in the Jesse Sullivan contemporary fantasy series. She is also an active member of both SFWA and HWA.
While there are many clever things one can say about the acquisition of ideas, I think Neil Gaiman (http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuff/Essays/Essays_By_Neil/Where_do_you_get_your_ideas%3F) says it best. Furthermore, it isn’t really where I get the ideas that is noteworthy, it is what I do with them once they come ‘round. Anyone can get that spark to go off in their head. The “what if…” and so on. The magic you’re looking for happens after.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
Jesse Sullivan—Ksenia Solo or Emma Stone
Ally Gallagher—Emilia Clarke
James T. Brinkley—Jensen Ackles
Timothy Caldwell—Tom Cruise
Captain Gloria Jackson—Viola Davis
Jeremiah Tate—Brad Pitt or Hugh Jackman
Nicole Tamsin—Scarlett Johansson or Jennifer Lawrence
Lane Handel—Liam Hemsworth or Chris Evans
Rachel Wright—Maite Perroni
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” –Larry L. King
4. What inspired you to write this book?
Dying Light is the fourth in the series. It had three books to behind it and 4-6 books ahead of it. It seemed silly to stop now, just when things are starting to get good.
5. What’s the hardest part of being an author?
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” –Stephen King