Kaitlyn Schulz (berryblue100 on QT) has signed with agent Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.
Once I'd decided the genre, I knew I had to find an interesting twist on an old paranormal myth in order for the book to stand out, so I started researching. That's when I stumbled across information on skinwalkers. It seemed unique, so then I started plotting out the book and creating characters. The rest is history =)
Sylvia Plath once said, "The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt," and likewise, Paul Sweeney once said, "True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful." I think both of those statements are very true.
Skinwalker [skin-waw-ker] (n.) – 1. A being capable of assuming the identity of an animal. 2. God of Norse Mythology 3. Shapeshifter
Werewolf hunter Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground, a council of fierce, supernatural hunters sanctioned to protect the greater Rochester area. Despite his half-wolf lineage, Jace devotes himself entirely to his job, and he hates nothing more than the monsters he hunts. But when a search for a sexual sadist turns ugly, Jace finds himself face to face with the Rochester werewolves' packmaster, and now he's jonesing for a night with his sworn enemy.
The only alpha female to ever run Rochester's pack, nothing stops Frankie Amato from protecting her clan, and she's dead-set on massacring the rogue murdering women in her area. After ascending into leadership following her parents' brutal murder, Frankie's eager to prove she can hold her own without the help of any men—until a run-in with a handsome werewolf hunter leaves her captive and begging for release.
With a burning attraction and a relationship that moves between one step forward, two steps back, Jace and Frankie work together to end the murders. Their only chance falls on Jace's shoulders; he needs to embrace his half-werewolf nature and shift for the very first time. But when Jace's attempts at shifting reveal an unknown bloodline, not a werewolf's blood at all, this news drums up Frankie's own dark past, and she'd rather stand on the sidelines than at Jace's side.
At 72,000 words, SKINWALKERS is the first novel in my paranormal romance series, EXECUTION UNDERGROUND, which follows the romantic lives of multiple, supernatural hunters. Although SKINWALKERS is the first in a series, the story stands alone and would appeal to readers of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter novels and J.R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
I hold a B.A in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Stetson University. Currently, I'm a graduate student at Spalding University, working toward an M.F.A in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults with dual-genre study in adult fiction. I am also a member of Romance Writers of America, where I'm involved in many critique groups and writer's workshops. I am an avid reader and maintain a well-read book blog, Nocturnal Readings, where I review novels in the paranormal romance genre (http://nocturnalreadings.blogspot.com).
I would be happy to send the full manuscript or a submission package upon request. Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.