Paranormal thrills fill the pages of Karilyn Bentley’s new release Devil Take Me. Get a quick chill–not only from the book–but read about Karilyn’s real life encounter with a . . .well, she’s not certain what it was. See her Interview below.
Devil Take Me by Karilyn Bentley
A demon attack…
Reeling from a personal tragedy and abandoned by all she loves, the world’s newest demon huntress, Gin Crawford, sinks into a deep despair. She’s forced back to reality by news of a large number of people committing suicide, all on the same night. Suspecting demon involvement, Gin must work with her sexy but estranged mentor Aidan Smythe to track who, or what, is behind the deaths.
Leads to a new discovery…
As they come closer to finding the culprit, they realize their employer, the Agency, is hiding its own secret, one which threatens Gin’s very existence. New discoveries reveal that even those dedicated to eradicating evil can be bought. Can Gin and Smythe forgive each other and work together or will they fall under the demon’s thrall?
Interesting! Here’s an excerpt to get you started.
A vision of an auburn-haired man dressed in dark trousers and a gray button-down, appears in my head. He sits on my closed toilet lid, watching me sleep in the full tub, watching as my head slides closer to the waterline.
It must be a dream. How else can I be asleep and still see the bathroom, my sleeping self and the man? A dream. Only a dream. His voice is nothing more than my imaginings.
And yet I feel the need to answer. To deny his words.
I’m not listening to you. I make an effort to rebuke the voice, refusing to take what it offers, refusing to admit its enticing pull.
Oh, but you are. He leans forward, resting his elbows on his knees, his gaze firmly affixed to my face. You contemplate my words. You seek the rest only I can give.
Yeah, right. Not buying it, buster. Although I’m starting to want what he offers. I’ll never admit it to Mystery Man. What can a figment of my imagination really do?
I am not a figment. He smiles, his lips pulling away from straight, white teeth.
Despite the warm water, a chill runs down my spine. He holds out his hand.
Come. Take my hand. Rest. Leave your problems behind.
Get a copy and see what happens!
We wanted to get to know more about Karilyn–because we are nosy. And the best way to find stuff out is to ask.
Here at Sorchia’s Universe, we love ghost stories. Have you ever had an encounter with something spooky, other-wordly, unexplainable? Do Tell!
I have! The last time I was on Sorchia’s Universe, I talked about seeing my grandfather’s ghost for several months after he died when I was twelve. Today, let me tell you about an experience I had when I was around seven.
I was in bed one summer evening, trying to go to sleep when my dad came home late from a ball game. He turned off the lights in the kitchen, stuck his head in my bedroom, assumed I was asleep, and went to his and mom’s bedroom. Now, our house was small, as in tiny, so I pretty much heard everything. Like him taking the change out of his pockets. Which went on and on as if he was a banker counting numerous sacks of coins. I finally decided the air conditioner vent must be making noises because there’s no way Dad had that much money. So I closed my eyes and tried to go to sleep, only to be roused a minute later by a noise at my bedroom door. The door was open (as usual) but there was a person standing there staring at me. For a second I thought it was Dad but then I realized while it was male, it wasn’t my dad. Naturally I screamed bloody murder. In the pause between me sucking in air and Dad and Mom’s feet hitting the ground running, the “man” disappeared, his footsteps fading as he ran toward the living room. My parents checked the house, which was locked with no sign of entry, and found no one inside who wasn’t supposed to be there. So what did I see? Was it my imagination or was there really a ghost? I’ll let you decide. I have no idea.
We’ve read the blurb and the excerpt. What else do we need to know about your book? Is it part of a series? What can we expect in the way of romance—sweet, steamy, hot? How about language? We don’t discriminate against any word here, but what can readers expect in your book?
Devil Take Me is the fourth book in the urban fantasy Demon Huntress series. This book in the series has romance, but it’s all behind closed doors. Or most of it is! I’d say the language is PG-13.
Do you have a new project in the works? Can you give us a sneak peek?
My next book is the last book in the Demon Huntress series. The first draft is finished and I’m editing it before sending it to my editor. Now I just have to think up a title! It’s harder than it sounds!
More about Karilyn
Karilyn Bentley’s love of reading stories and preference of sitting in front of a computer at home instead of in a cube, drove her to pen her own works, blending fantasy and romance mixed with a touch of funny.
Her paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started her writing career as an author of sexy heroes and lush fantasy worlds.
Karilyn lives in Colorado with her own hunky hero, a crazy dog nicknamed The Kraken, a silly not-quite-a-puppy, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.
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15 thoughts on “Novel Magic: Let’s Hunt Some Demons with Author Karilyn Bentley!”
What a spooky childhood experience! I’ve heard it said children are more receptive than most adults to otherworldly incidents. And others chalk it up to a child’s vivid imagination. When it comes to stuff like this, I’m open-minded. 🙂 Best of luck with your new book!
Interesting excerpt and story! Good luck with the release Karilyn!
Thank you for stopping by Claire! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂
Loved hearing about your paranormal experience. None for me to share. 🙁 Now my sister is another story…
Best wishes for lots of sales!
Thank you Sandra! I bet your sister has lots of stories to tell!
Fascinating interview. So…you’ve had a few experiences with ghosts. Intriguing. I do believe some people are more in-tune with that sort of thing. Good luck with your release.
Thank you CB! Glad you enjoyed the post!! 🙂
That’s an awesome excerpt. Who could resist reading the book after that!
Good luck Karilyn.
Thank you Sandra! I’m glad you enjoyed it!! 🙂
Karilyn, I enjoyed your account of a presence in your bedroom doorway. It would be logical to assume that was a ghost but…if it were, would you have heard his footsteps as he hied away? Don’t know. I happen to have a ghost story of my own that also involves lying in bed…too long to tell here, though! Meanwhile, I need to get my hands on your series!
Thank you Laura! I did think it a ghost b/c sometimes you can hear them and it clearly wasn’t a living person. I’d love to hear your ghost story sometime! I hope you enjoy the series!! Happy Reading!
Whoa, I would have been terrified. One time when I was around six, I woke up and was convinced I smelled something burning in the middle of the night. My dad searched the entire house and found nothing. Since our house didn’t burn down, not sure what it was.
It was pretty scary! That’s odd about the burning smell. I wonder if you were having a dream? Thank you for stopping by!!
Thank you for having me on today, Sorchia!!
My absolute pleasure.