Tell us about your Halloween story and the inspiration behind it.
My heroine Tamar Steele is a paranormal investigator and psychic whose life is turned upside down when she picks up the spirit of a murdered girl on one of her investigations. My main thought when writing it was what a genuine psychic would do in that situation – would you go to the police, or would you expect to be dismissed as a crank?
What’s your favourite Halloween or paranormal book or film? Do you like things to be creepy like an MR James ghost story, or are you a fan of horror?
I love horror films, especially paranormal ones. My favourite at the moment is Hell House LLC, which is a found footage horror with a great feeling of dread throughout.
Do you have any Halloween traditions?
My husband and I usually go out for dinner on Halloween so we don’t have to pretend to be out when trick-or-treaters knock on the door. Whether we do that this year remains to be seen.
What would you rather be: a ghost, a witch, a wizard, a vampire, a werewolf… or something else? What would you get up to?
I used to play a lot of Vampire: The Masquerade, so if I had those sorts of powers I could quite enjoy being a vampire. There was one breed of vampire who could kill people by singing to them – that would be right up my street.
Where do you write and when? Do you have any writing routines?
I have a day job, but I try to put in an hour every day after I finish work. I’m working from home at the moment, so it’s just another hour at the computer in the living room. My only requirement for writing is that I have to be dressed – despite the image of the writer working away in her dressing gown, I have to be wearing clothes or I can’t write.
Tamar Steele, a successful medium for a paranormal investigative team, should be happy with her life—but life seems to be against her. Her psychic field is being mysteriously blocked, causing her physical pain and, worse, making it more and more difficult for her to come, creating stress in her relationship with long-term boyfriend Jason.
But then, during the filming of a paranormal TV show, Tamar picks up on Leslie, the recently murdered sister of her co-worker Hana—who later tells her the murderer was in the room with them. Knowing the best way to enhance her psychic ability is through sex, Tamar must rekindle her troubled relationship with Jason and rebuild their passion as she fights to solve the murder. Can she find the killer in time?
About the author
Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme. Her debut novel “The Hand He Dealt” was released by Totally Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.
Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.
Tanith’s idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.