Meet the Author
Sharon has been calling herself a writer since she was eight years old. She wrote her first auto-biography at age ten. As a teenager, she was teased about being a witch, because she wore lots of black and walked around with her black, Oriental cat on a lead. She never disagreed too loudly, after all, that may have drawn attention to the herd of unicorns that lived in her back garden.
Born and raised in South Africa, she has called New Zealand home since 2008. Her life consists largely of looking after her husband, two kids, three cats, a dog, a pony and a horse, but her working day is spent writing, and her occasional hours off usually include books, horses or a glass of good red wine.
Though she has had many jobs over the years, her favourite is, without doubt, being paid to write about the characters who take up residence in her head. After an early foray into writing for children, Sharon discovered Urban Fantasy; the genre that felt as though it had been created with her in mind. She loves nothing more than to create strong-willed, female lead characters, who challenge those around them almost as much as they challenge themselves.
Sharon also loves animals of all shapes and sizes. She has owned all the usual suspects one would keep as a pet, and a few more exotic ones thrown in for good measure. She spent her teens working at a tourist farm and animal park, and as a result has handled everything from porcupines and warthogs, to ferrets and hedgehogs. She has been surrogate mom to many orphans including; kittens, lambs and an eagle owl. No matter how hard she tries, animals always seem to steal the limelight in her novels.
She loves to hear from readers and welcomes messages via any of the usual channels.
This entire series is such a fantastic example of urban fantasy at its finest. It's become one of my favorites. The author has a gift for pulling the reader into the dark world of her vampires and their friends. There was a cliffhanger at the end, but I, personally, don't mind. This one was particularly intriguing. I actually laughed after reading it and thought to myself- Damn, Sharon is evil. I highly recommend immersing yourself in this series if you haven't already. If you enjoy powerful, brooding vampires, a kick-ass heroine and a supporting cast of characters that with every page you'll want to know more about, then this series is for you. If you've already been drawn into Gabi's world, this installment will not leave you disappointed!
Well done, Miss Hannaford, well done!
- Dementia, Thousand Words Blo