‘Debut Author Spotlight’ is a new feature here at Book Chick City. We will be showcasing a debut author each month from the genres of horror, urban fantasy and paranormal romance. We will give you all the relevant book information as well as an insight into the author.
Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1982, Kristy Berridge was ushered into the world in a decade of bad hair, parachute pants, and blue eye shadow. Fortunately, she managed to avoid all three influences by immersing herself in the business of growing up, and hitched a ride with her fun-loving, and adventure-filled parents to the sunny state of Queensland. Here she completed most of her education. Besides learning that boys don’t have cooties, and that algebra wouldn’t kill her, she pointedly set the path of her high school career towards success in Art and English-based subjects, and won numerous awards for her efforts.
After high school she went on to study Graphic Design and Illustration at James Cook University, and then furthered her studies at the local TAFE college with an Interior Design course. With this knowledge under her belt, she also decided to undertake a three year Design course at Rhodec International in London, to complete her education and propel her towards the successful career she now enjoys. She currently resides in Cairns with her husband Navaro, who is her biggest support and a constant source of motivation to finish the next novel.
10 FUN FACTS ABOUT KRISTY BERRIDGE
- I am terrified of cockroaches.
- I would happily eat chocolate and nothing else.
- I can’t read more than one book at a time.
- I am compelled never to leave dishes on the sink.
- I’m a serial dieter and exercise Nazi.
- I hate High Fives.
- I still can’t believe I’m writing books and people want to publish and read them.
- I’m secretly extremely handy around the house, I may even be Martha Stewart.
- I love action and supernatural themed movies.
- The prospect of travelling anywhere makes me so excited I get sick.
THE BOOK: THE HUNTED
Elena Manory is by no means an ordinary teenage girl. Being born with the ability to heal herself from any injury, and with the knowledge that on her eighteenth birthday she will become a Vampire, Elena is aware that she is more than a little different from other girls her age.
It isn’t until she meets William Granville, an alluring and impossibly handsome vampire, that she begins to question her destiny and what secrets the Institute of Magical Intervention and her adopted family have withheld—secrets that could change the fates of not only her own life, but of the lives of all the immortals.
As events spiral out of control, William may be the only person Elena can place her trust in. He, and Elena’s magical family, must fight to save her, joining forces to defeat a common, deadly foe. For William, it is his chance to save the girl that he has searched eternity to find.
KRISTY BERRIDGE ONLINE
Kristy is kindly gifting three kindle editions of her book THE HUNTED to three lucky winners!
This giveaway is international and ends 23rd June 2012
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