Author Jenna Black writes paranormal romance books and young adult novels, including "Shadowspell" and "Watchers in the Night," which was nominated for the 2006 Paranormal Excellence in Romantic Literature (PEARL) award. She's your typical writer: an experience junkie. Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush and making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. She went to Duke University to study physical anthropology. Then, during her senior year, she made a shocking discovery: primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating. Narrowly escaping the boring life of a primatologist, she moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. Among her other experiences: ballroom dancing, traveling to all seven continents--yes, even Antarctica--becoming a Life Master in Bridge, and singing in a barbershop chorus.
"[A] gripping supernatural drama."--"Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine" "The best new vampire twist to hit the shelves."--"Romance Junkies" "Jenna Black has done a remarkable job of taking an old myth--vampires--and spinning it into a fabulous new world, at once good and evil. . . . I love "Secrets in the Shadows" and want to get my hands on the rest of this exceptional series!"--Fallen Angel Reviews "[An] atmospheric portrayal of an underworld where heroes have tragic flaws and villains occasionally try to do the right thing."--"The Romance Reader" "A thrilling and sensual story."--"The Romance Readers Connection"