Q & A with Heather Graham, author of “Keeper of the Dawn”

The dramatic conclusion to The Keepers: LA series is here in Keeper of the Dawn by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. Heather took the time to tell the Harlequin Blog why she loves creating paranormal worlds and characters and we’re thrilled to share the following interview here today:

Q: What was it like writing with the other two members of your trio?

Phenomenal! Harley and Alex are close friends—sisters from other sets of parents. To spend time letting our minds whirl as we create a “bible” for our stories, the places weKEEPER OF THE DAWN  0713-9780373885732-bigw go and everything that comes up that we need to share…it’s all great. I’d go anywhere, anytime, with Alex and Harley—and working as one was truly awesome!

Q: Why write about paranormal worlds, and why write for Harlequin® Nocturne™?

I’m such a fan of so many books in which “worlds” were created. I love The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Oz, and, in a more contemporary line, Charlaine Harris’s vampire world. The concept that other “beings” could exist is part of my makeup. My mom was from Dublin, and suggesting that banshees and leprechauns didn’t exist was like blasphemy. And Nocturne is a wonderful line in which the imagination can just run free. I’ve been with Harlequin in one way or another for more than half of my adult life now—fantastic!

Q: Do you have favorite places to write/revise/read?

I have no actual favorite place to work. Anywhere is fine. I worked with five children around me, so noise and commotion don’t bother me in the least. I feel like a Dr. Seuss character—I can work on a plane, in a car, on a train, going far! Working as a writer is a privilege—I’m so happy to do it, I will work anywhere!

About Keeper of the Dawn:

In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires….

Alessande Salisbrooke has been warned about the legend of the old Hildegard Tomb—how human sacrifices are being carried out by the followers of a shape-shifting magician. As a Keeper, Alessande understands the risks of investigating, but she can’t shake the nagging feeling that the killings are tied to a friend’s recent murder, and she can’t turn her back.

With the help of Mark Valiente, a dangerously sexy vampire cop, Alessande narrowly escapes becoming a sacrifice herself. But as the bodies continue piling up, completely drained of blood, one truth becomes all too clear: life is an illusion, and no one—not even those you care about the most—is who they seem.


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