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Shayla is back, talking about her newest book! (and a giveaway of Seduce Me in Shadow)
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Shayla’s at the Paradise Rules Contest, and she’s got another hot, hot book coming out…today!! And you just might win it. Leave Shayla a comment, and qualify to win a copy of Seduce Me in Shadow tomorrow morning!


Seduce Me in Shadow

Ex-Marine Caden MacTavish has shunned his magical heritage all his life, but he will do anything to heal his desperately ill brother, a Doomsday Brethren warrior in mourning for his missing mate. Posing as a photographer, Caden must convince firecracker tabloid reporter Sydney Blair to reveal the source of her recent exposé on a supernatural power clash. Unfortunately, keeping his hands off the sizzling redhead proves as hard as getting them onto the potent and mystical Doomsday Diary he discovers at her bedside. A bloody rebellion led by an evil, power-hungry wizard is imminent. If Sydney divulges the book’s existence, she will jeopardize magickind’s most deeply guarded secrets and become the ruthless wizard’s number one target. Caden has never trusted magic’s cruel and dangerous powers, but he will protect Sydney with his life and magic—even if it means risking his heart.


Rated HOT! “Dramatic… A page turner!” ~ RT Bookclub

Recommended Read! “Emotionally charged conflict and sizzling sexual tension add to the page-turning quality of this paranormal suspense. Once again, Black delivers!” ~ Fallen Angel Reviews

5 out of 5! “SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW is highly addicting and emotionally gripping. The plot sizzles with twists and turns that kept me engrossed long after I finished reading. Highly recommend…” ~ Romance Junkies

“…full of excitement, sensuality, and suspense…Seduce Me in Shadow is engrossing. The Doomsday Brethren is an intriguing series and I look forward to the next installment.” ~ Joyfully Reviewed

“Ms. Black blends magic, mystery and romance into a suspenseful tale. Her masterful storytelling comes through on every page.” ~ Paranormal Romance Writers

“I really enjoyed this book. Seduce Me in Shadow hints at the next book, teasing the reader into wanting more. I cannot wait!” ~ ParaNormal Romance Reviews

“This book is chock full of action…and twists and turns that leave you craving more. How many days do I have to wait until “Posses Me At Midnight” comes out?” ~ Naughty Editions Books

“Captivating… SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW should not be missed.” ~ Romance Reviews Today


Q. What is the concept behind the Doomsday Brethren and the order of the releases?

A. In today’s world of technology, science and logic, few people realize that magic lives and breathes-and walks on two legs-among mortals. Or that magickind possesses a weapon that can hurt, heal, comfort, destroy, grant fantasies, bring peace. Or, in the hands of someone terrible and strong enough to call forth its power, the weapon can bring about doomsday.

Created during the days of the Round Table, it resurfaces in modern-day London and is sought by a wizard of evil brilliance with one goal: dominion over human and magical worlds alike. Only a band of wizards, enemies who must learn to become friends and accept love, can save the world from destruction.

To learn more about the wizard warriors who defend magickind from evil, Meet the Doomsday Brethren.

Books are:


SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW ““ Releases 9/29

POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT ““ Releases 10/27

Plus two additional titles currently scheduled for late 2010!

Q. What inspired the idea behind the Doomsday Brethren?

A couple of things, actually. I’d had the idea for TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS back in 1996. Two of my heroes, Marrok and Bram, were running around my head with Olivia, the heroine of TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS and the Doomsday Diary. But I was unable to come up with a whole plot I liked. I always felt like something was missing. Then over Christmas in 2006, my grandmother said that she really liked books about magic, and I started talking about my idea. Other characters had popped into my head by then. Sydney, for one. I frequently have lunch with an author friend, and he and I chatted about the series. From there, I started piecing the ideas together in my head, and soon, the rest of the Doomsday Brethren were born.

Q. Your new book, SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW, releases on September 29th. It features Caden and Sydney. Tell us a bit about them. What makes them the perfect couple?

A. Opposites attract for a reason. Our job as romance authors is, of course, to convince the reader that the hero and heroine are in love and will be forever. Part of what makes a relationship really work is finding the person that balances you, gives you qualities and points of view that you may not have yourself. In this case, Sydney is his “firecracker,” a brash, opinionated heroine who helps him open his eyes to magic. In turn, Caden helps Sydney accept that she is perfect as she is, regardless of what she’s been told in the past. She loves her for who she is and wouldn’t want her to change a bit. They comfort, reassure, balance each other.

Q. If you had to put together a playlist to the series what songs/music would be on the list?

A. TEMPT ME WITH DARKNESS, the first in the series, I wrote largely to Celtic/New Age music. Marrok being fifteen hundred years old influenced my musical choices. SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW and POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT were both written to music I grabbed onto from the now-cancelled “Moonlight” TV show, like “Look After You” by The Fray, “Drowning” by The Stereophonics, “All Over You” by the Spill Canvass, “Together” by The Kin, “Love Remains The Same” by Gavin Rossdale, “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, plus some other faves like “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence and “Broken” by Amy Lee and Seether. I’m very auditory and I love to write to music.

Q. Recently, you released “Fated,” a free Doomsday Brethren e-novella. Where can we find it?

A. It’s available for FREE download here. It’s for a limited time, and I hope everyone downloads and enjoys it. Kari and Ronan are a special couple. Ronan and his bad boy twin, Raiden, also make appearances in future installments of the Doomsday Brethren series.

Q. What can we look forward to in future installments in the Doomsday Brethren series?

A. POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT releases next month, and I’m SO excited about Ice’s book. He was a gift from my imagination and a pure joy to write about. I can’t wait to share this story about him and Sabelle! You’ll also see forward motion of several outstanding plots, like Lucan’s journey. I’ll introduce new characters and hopefully provide twists you didn’t see coming. I’m currently writing the fourth book in the series. As a writer, this world and these people just seem to get more interesting as time passes.

Q. Switching to your erotic Wicked Lovers series, will Luc from DECADENT ever get his own book?

A. Yes! DELICIOUS is all about Luc and bad girl strip club owner Alyssa Devereaux. Look for it on bookshelves in March 2010.

Q. Where can readers find you on the web?

A. My sites are:


Doomsday Brethren


· Shayla Fan page

· Doomsday Brethren page

45 comments to “Shayla is back, talking about her newest book! (and a giveaway of Seduce Me in Shadow)”

  1. Teresa Warner
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 am · Link

    I’m always looking for new series to read, sounds good!

  2. Chris
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:48 am · Link

    I’ve been waiting for this one!! *excitement building*

  3. Pamk
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:51 am · Link

    congrats on the new release. This is one that got by when I made up my order day before yesterday. Oh well I need to do a reread on the first one anyways. Loved it but’s its been awhile so I need a refresher lol

  4. Amy M
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:51 am · Link

    I am a huge fan of all of your works! Thanks for the great interview!!

    Amy m

  5. Erin T
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:51 am · Link


    Love this series! And I am so happy to know Luc is getting a book too!
    Please enter me!!

  6. Bonnie H
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:52 am · Link

    YAY!!! These guys ROCK!! The link to Fated wasn’t there though? And its such an awesome story, I love it 😀
    Don’t enter me in the giveaway, I’ve got my copy *does the happy dance*
    And LUC!! OH!!! *drool*

  7. RKCharron
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:53 am · Link

    Thanks for the great interview.
    Congratulations on Release Day for SEDUCE ME.
    All the best,
    PS – Are you on Twitter? I searched but couldn’t find you.

  8. Beth Kery
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:57 am · Link

    Hi Bonnie! I added the link to Fated. Sorry about that. :blush:

  9. Armenia
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:58 am · Link

    Nice interview. Congratulations on the release of SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW.

    Count me in. 😉

  10. Terri W.
      · September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 am · Link

    Hi Shayla & Beth!

    Great interview and author!

    Congrats on your new release!

  11. Shayla Black
      · September 29th, 2009 at 10:37 am · Link

    Thanks, all! I’m really thrilled that the book is FINALLY you. I appreciate all the kind comments.

    RKCharron, I haven’t done the Twitter thing, so you won’t find me there. Yet. Always subject to changing my mind!

  12. Sabrina Pug
      · September 29th, 2009 at 10:47 am · Link

    I ♥ Shelley! I have been a devoted fan of her work since Jack entered my life in Wicked Ties over a year ago! I read my first paranormal (TMWD), and fell in love with it! I never expected to enjoy anything paranormal! Now I have Fated and I’m looking forward to SMIS and PMAM!! Maybe these should be movies too!!! I would buy the first ticket!!


  13. Patti
      · September 29th, 2009 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your new release – this sounds like an intersting series. Count me in! Thanks.

  14. Mary G
      · September 29th, 2009 at 11:10 am · Link

    Hi Shayla & Beth
    Shayla, I’ve read all your contemps which I totally loved & they are still on my keeper shelf. I downloaded Fated & I’m looking forward to that which will probably get me hooked on the Brethren series (but that’s okay).

  15. ReadingIsSoMuchFun
      · September 29th, 2009 at 11:34 am · Link

    Hello Shayla & Beth. Great Q & A 🙂

    WooHoo! Congratulations Shayla on your newest release. I look forward to reading Seduce Me in Shadow love the cover 🙂


  16. Lisa Guertin
      · September 29th, 2009 at 11:37 am · Link

    I tried to pick up Seduce Me In Shadows on my lunch, but my local WalMart didn’t carry it. On to Amazon to place my order. Always get in trouble when I do that, might as well pre-order Possess Me At Midnight while I’m there! Loved the first book and Fated. Anxiously awaiting more!

  17. elaing8
      · September 29th, 2009 at 11:38 am · Link

    Sounds like a great series.more books to add to my TBR list. 😀

    And congrats on your new release Shayla.

  18. CrystalGB
      · September 29th, 2009 at 11:50 am · Link

    Great interview. Seduce Me In Shadow sounds wonderful. Love the cover. 😀

  19. Tracy
      · September 29th, 2009 at 12:03 pm · Link

    The Doomsday Brethren series sounds so interesting, so thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Donna S
      · September 29th, 2009 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great book. I havent started this series yet but I think I need to.

    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Bama
      · September 29th, 2009 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to pick up the new book soon:)

  22. Raonaid Luckwell
      · September 29th, 2009 at 12:58 pm · Link

    I Loved the first book in this series! It was so awesome and I was waiting for the second

  23. Jody F.
      · September 29th, 2009 at 1:09 pm · Link

    This series sounds great and I really think the world you’ve created in the stories is amazingly unique! I’m crossing my fingers that I win a copy!

  24. Estella
      · September 29th, 2009 at 2:01 pm · Link

    I am looking forward to reading this series!

  25. Karin
      · September 29th, 2009 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your release, Shayla!

    I love the Doomsday Brethren and I’m really looking forward to reading Caden’s story.

  26. Jane
      · September 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day, Shayla. “Decadent” is on of my favorite books.

  27. Fedora
      · September 29th, 2009 at 2:33 pm · Link

    Congrats on your latest release, Shayla! Looking forward to this one! 🙂

  28. Sharon M
      · September 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm · Link

    Thanks for the interview and happy release day!! I’ve been waiting for this one… 😀

  29. Jeanette Juan
      · September 29th, 2009 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Awesome interview and the book sounds like a must read now!

  30. AmyC
      · September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Hi there Miss Shayla Black and Beth!

    I went to the book store this morning to get my copy but they had none :(. But that’s okay, because the awesome dude there ordered me and my mom copies! Really looking forward to reading it :).

    Happy release day to you!

  31. Lisa F.
      · September 29th, 2009 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day!!!

    Shayla/Shelley is one of my favorite authors and I have been waiting for this book. I love the Doomsday series.

    And the Wicked Lovers series,I really want Luc’s book.

  32. Tracey D
      · September 29th, 2009 at 3:23 pm · Link

    I enjoyed the interview.

    I look forward in reading this book.

    Tracey D

  33. Alexa
      · September 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm · Link

    OMG! This book sounds so good!

  34. Allison
      · September 29th, 2009 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Hi Shayla/Shelley, love the cover and the blurb sounds great! I know the story between the pages deserves nothing less. Congrats!

  35. Shayla Black
      · September 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Thank you, everyone! I had some computer trouble today, and my Internet Explorer didn’t want to work. Where’s a hammer when I need one? I’m very excited to return and find all these wonderful comments. Means the world to me!

    If copies aren’t out today, they should be within a few days. For most books, the release date is a “suggestion” of when to shelve the books. I know one of the stores near us is always either a few days early or a few days late. But Amazon works too.

    Either way, if you decide to give the books and the series a try, I hope you enjoy!

  36. Chelsea B.
      · September 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm · Link

    I’ve been hearing such good things about this book all over the place! I can’t wait to read it! And I LOVE the cover! 🙂

  37. Beth Kery
      · September 29th, 2009 at 8:41 pm · Link


    My hubbie saw Seduce Me in Shadow at Borders in Chi-town (downtown, North Ave.) 8 he says, on the shelf.

    I know what you mean. I was talking to a bookstore owner recently, and she highlighted the point that the stock people or even manager don’t actually know the release date. They come in, they shelve them. It may not be what we like, but it’s a fact of life, no doubt.

    I’m thrilled you are here again. Thanks a bunch for hanging out. I hope to see you in Columbus at RT! 😀

  38. Booklover1335
      · September 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm · Link

    I am a total Shayla fangirl.

    The first book I read of her’s was Tempt Me with Darkness, and am now in the process of working through her backlist.

    But first I have to read Seduce Me in Shadow. I was lucky enough to be able to read the first 3 chapters and she got me hooked! I also can’t wait for Ice and Sabelle’s story! Shayla’s devious and gave us a glimpse into their romance, but then makes us wait 😡

  39. stacey smith
      · September 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new book.hoping to get the set of books some day.looks like thay are some thing that I will like.
    sasluvbooks@yahoo.com 🙂

  40. Frana
      · September 30th, 2009 at 2:09 am · Link

    Congrats on a new relese! Can’t wait to start reading 🙂

  41. blodeuedd
      · September 30th, 2009 at 3:59 am · Link

    Hi Shayla,
    Nice looking book there, I wouldn’t mind running into him in the woods, lol

  42. Lori T
      · September 30th, 2009 at 5:54 am · Link

    Congrats on the new release Shayla! I am really looking forward to reading this series and would love to be entered.

  43. Joanne
      · September 30th, 2009 at 7:22 am · Link

    Happy Release day Shayla!!

    Okay, SOLD! This series sounds hot, and who doesn’t need a bit of hot, that winter is getting closer!!!

  44. chris swan
      · September 30th, 2009 at 7:47 am · Link

    Congrats. sounds great.

  45. I Heart Book Gossip
      · October 3rd, 2009 at 9:05 am · Link

    Love your books Shayla. Please count me in.

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