For Tate Sullivan, life in her small, coastal town is far from glamorous. The affluent lives of the Guild members and their servants isn't something she has ever wanted. But all sixteen year-olds must take a simple test, and Tate's result thrusts her into the Guild's world, one where they hide horrible plans for those they select. Tate must fight the relentless General Dagon for control of her mind, body, and soul to keep the one precious thing she has always taken for granted: herself.
Her only ally is the same handsome boy she is pitted against in General Dagon’s deadly game. Quinn desires nothing more than to end the life of General Dagon who has taken over Tate's mind. While romance blooms between Tate and Quinn, General Dagon plots to eventually take over Tate's body, and love might end before it even begins.
Hi, my name is Shawntelle and I pretty much write a bit of everything. I’m mostly a speculative fiction author though. My first book was published by Random House in 2012. I tend to spend too much time on the computer. :)
2. Tell us about Under My Skin.
Under My Skin is about a future world where the bodies of teens are used for adults to live forever. I had so much fun writing this book. I tapped into what I feared most. What if I had someone trapped in my head and I couldn’t escape them? Would I fold under or would I fight? In my story, my heroine isn’t going down without a fight.
3. How many books do you have planned?
Under My Skin is a part of the Immortality Strain series. It is the first of two books. So this series isn’t a trilogy.
4. Who is your favorite character in the series?
My favorite character is actually Des and Quinn. I hope to explore more about them in the second book.
5. What do you do when you’re not writing?
I’m usually reading, but when I’m not reading I love to watch Korean dramas (k-dramas). I spend way too much time on the computer. I also work as a web developer so I spend a lot of time working with source code like PHP and such.
6. What’s next on your schedule?
I’m writing a contemporary for Random House. It’s quite different from Under My Skin. I also have to work on the second book in the Immortality Strain series and I might have a short story under my sleeve.
7. What’s the last book you read that you enjoyed?
I just finished Bird Box by Josh Malerman. The book is scary, creepy, and awesome!