Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Guest Post: The Curse of the Overactive Imagination by Gwen Knight

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Hello Fellow readers!

Welcome to my stop on the tour for A Hunter's Passion a paranormal romance by Gwen Knight, hosted by Pump Up Your Book. Read on to find out more about the author, the book and some of the downfalls to having an overactive imagination.


The Curse of the Overactive Imagination
By Gwen Knight

Writing is my life, but there are certainly some downfalls with this particular pastime. The first that comes to mind is ‘the curse of the overactive imagination’.
There have been many nights that I have frightened myself while reading. My particular genre of choice is the paranormal. I love the mystery and that magic, but more so, I love the danger and excitement. Anything can happen from the summoning of a demon to being savaged by a werewolf. I have read books that have had me cowering under the blankets in my bedroom, afraid to so much as breathe. My overactive imagination runs rampant. Is there something hiding under my bed? Or in my closet? I attempt to reassure myself that my two manly dogs would risk life and limb to protect me. But then my imagination takes me even further...what if they are scared, and when that dreaded monster pops out of my closet, take off running?

Recently, I read a story about a demon possession, and the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end. I was afraid to enter my bedroom because, well, what if there was a demon in there right now, just waiting to get me alone?

Right now, you might be wondering what this has to do with being a writer. For me, I’ve found that even writing about these scary situations can work me up. One memory comes to mind. It was late at night and I was writing a chilling scene with a vampire and a demon, and my black-as-night cat jumped into my lap. So engrossed by the scene, I screamed. Poor beast blinked his green eyes up at me and I could just see him thinking that his owner was insane. I feel bad for anyone that lives with me.

What about you? If you’re a writer, do you find your imagination as active as mine? Does reading have such a powerful hold on you? I’d love to hear some funny anecdotes from your own life.


About the Book:

A Hunter's Passion
Title: A Hunter’s PassionAuthor: Gwen KnightPublisher: HarlequinPages: 55
Genre: Paranormal RomanceFormat: Paperback & eBook

Synopsis:
Ryker Bennett has dedicated his life to hunting down—and eliminating—creatures of the dark. But his latest assignment has him questioning everything he's ever believed in. Jenna Sinclair may be a witch, but she's also the only woman Ryker has ever loved
Jenna thought leaving Ryker two years ago would save him from having to choose between their forbidden love and his sworn duty. But when he tracks her down, it's clear the desire between them burns as hot as ever—and that they'll have to walk through the flames to be together….


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About The Author: 

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Canadian girl Gwen Knight first began to delve into the realm of the paranormal at the age of ten, when she wrote her first horror starring a clawed monster that hid beneath her bed. Since then, her tastes have expanded into many genres. Though addicted to reading and writing, she managed to achieve a degree in archaeology, geography, and mapping. Currently, she lives in the Great White North with her husband, two collies, and black cat. She loves meeting new people and you can visit her website at www.gwenknight.ca, facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GwenKnightx, or twitter https://twitter.com/GwenKnightx.

3 comments:

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love the cover. I too have a wicked imagination and scare easily yet I am drawn to paranormal, mystery, suspense and even horror in novels.

Hana Sheik said...

Late reply, but yes, I have a crazy thoughts constantly ringing around my thoughts. When I'm writing a scene, I'm really IN the scene.

Haha, still I've never scared myself like you have. xD

Great post, Gwen! 'A Hunter's Passion' is closer to the top of a long (what's new?) TBR digital pile.

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

@Kimba: I scare easily too. I like paranormal well enough, but most of the time I stay away from horror, for some reason that really gets into my head.

@Hana: Thanks for stopping by!