Q: What is your book about?
A: The Seventh Day Series tells the story of a found family of human-born angels, witches, a vampire queen, and Lucifer navigating complicated romantic and familial relationships while saving humanity from one Apocalypse after another. There are epic battles and love stories, funny and deep conversations, and a lot of twists. A reader called it, “Supernatural meets Shameless but with money” and, honestly, I can’t describe it any better than that.
Q: Why did you focus on myths/legends from that particular region?
A: In Seventh Day, there are angels from the Judeo-Christian/Muslim faiths, Norse gods, Maori legends, and Wiccan traditions. Vampires, werewolves, demons, and golem. I wanted to bring all those things together in one universe as a way of making them seem more realistic. Over the course of the series, readers see how they’re all kind of connected and play their parts in the grand scheme of things.
Q: Who is your favorite mythical figure?
A: I think Loki is my favorite because Loki can be anything, create anything, and is always up for a good time. Plus, who doesn’t love a mischievous trickster?
Q: If you could hang out with one mythical god, who would it be and why?
A: Loki for the above reasons and maybe a few inappropriate ones.
Q: Do you plan on writing similar books in the future?
A: I’m currently writing an urban fantasy novel based on Greek mythology and religious lore. It’s a stand-alone right now, not seven books like The Seventh Day, but it has series potential, so we’ll see.
Excerpt from Seraphim, book one in The Seventh Day Series:
“I was hoping to do this gently but you give me no choice.” He opened his arms and waved his hands toward himself. The remaining servants all came forward, shock and horror covering their faces as they were forced to move closer and closer to their Queen. For the first time in her very long life, Allydia saw fear in her stepmother’s eyes. The servants now rushed to Lilith, grabbing her and holding her steady. She fought them, tossing their bodies around like pillows. But they kept coming. Even the ones she killed reanimated and came for her. They forced her down into her throne and held her there as her brother neared.
“No!” she barked. “You can’t!”
Allydia backed away, knowing what the man was capable of.
Lilith’s anger turned to fear as her fate seemed sealed. “Please, brother,” she begged. “We can all rule this world together. You don’t always have to do what He says!”
“You know that simply isn’t true,” he said, kneeling before her and placing his hand on her head. He began the incantation while she screamed.
“Stop!” she pleaded. “Don’t! Please! LUCIFER!”
I'm a forty-one-year-old poet turned novelist with three kids and a pretty serious Dr. Pepper addiction. I write urban fantasy and horror with plans to jump into sci-fi at some point. I'm loud, funny, and I prefer the term "eccentric".
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”