Author Allison Brennan turns to the supernatural

Wed Feb 3, 2010 2:06am EST
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By Belinda Goldsmith

SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - With vampires all over book stores and movie theatres, American author Allison Brennan decided it was time to write the book that had been in her head since childhood -- a supernatural thriller with angels.

Brennan has broken away from her usual romantic thrillers for her 13th novel, "Cardinal Sin," the first in a series of seven chilling paranormal romances in which the seven deadly sins are portrayed as seven fallen angels about to wreak havoc on earth.

"Original Sin" was published by Random House imprint Ballantine in the United States on January 26 with a large initial print run of 550,000 copies and Random House Australia will publish the novel on February 10.

A former consultant in the California State Legislature, Brennan lives in California with her husband and five children and has released 13 novels since her first book was published in 2005, producing three books a year for the past four years.

She spoke to Reuters about her writing:

Q: That is quite some pace of writing?

A: "Yes, this year is the fifth year I'll have three books out. I have no life."

Q: You've five children aged 6 to 16. How do you find the time?   Continued...