Goodreads asked Melissa D. Ellis:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Melissa D. Ellis For "ShadowShifter" I was going through a rough ending to my marriage. I needed an escape. It started as a desire to write a song and about ten chapters later I realized that was a pretty long song.... Maybe it should be a book?
My first boyfriend who lived a few doors down from me as a young teen inspired the character of Broderick Cooper and of course, I based Jules Taylor after myself as a young girl.
I guess I was trying to relive a time when love was easy.
(Though their story is really far from easy, isn't it?)

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