Regina Morris Spotlight! 2


 Regina Morris is the author of the humorous paranormal romances that make up The Colony series. She loves paranormal romances featuring vampires, but her personal taste is light-hearted and humorous – not horrific and gory. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. She enjoys meeting with her monthly critique writing groups and meeting other writers in the Austin area through the WLT events.

She has lived in many different parts of the world. She graduated high school in Germany and she attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a degree in computer science with a minor in math. Besides writing, she is an amateur portrait and sports photographer. After enjoying a career in the software engineering business, she discovered that writing was in her blood, and had to put pen to paper!


If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?

In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.

But her problems are mounting.

Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.

Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.

Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?

And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?

 Regina’s Review:
The Devil’s Third begins where Dark Spirits left off. Eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is on a quest to find King  Solomon’s incantations. Whomever possesses the power of his ring and the incantations, can control the dark spirits.
This Beyond the Eyes trilogy creates a new mythology that’s captivating and believable. Book one (Beyond the Eyes) hooks you in. The second book (Dark Spirits) is full of action and suspense and shows Paige adjusting to her new life and relationship with Nathan. You cannot turn the pages fast enough. The Devil’s Third takes the reader on an enchanting journey with Paige and her friends where magic and tough decisions are made. You feel as if you’re actually there.
At the beginning of this book, Paige discovers what she truly is, and it’s shocking. Then her best friend Carrie reveals a
heartbreaking problem before getting into an accident which throws her into a comatose state. Paige who is unsure about her abilities, must use magic to save Carrie from a horrible fate. Paige is also confronted by Bael—the oldest dark spirit of them all – the one who has been seeking Solomon’s power for thousands of years. He forces her into a deal with him and since Tree (A.K.A. Jack) is there at the time, he’s backed into a corner with Paige.
At the beginning of this trilogy, Paige’s character seems like a crying, selfish, teenager. But she’s a teenage girl who went through a lot in her short life. I remembered being her age and how fragile my emotions were, and I didn’t have near the problems she had. But throughout this trilogy, her character grows into a strong kickass fighter against evil. (Sort of reminds me of Luke Skywalker’s growth from a naive farm boy who complains about wanting more in life, to the fierce Jedi he becomes bringing balance to the galaxy.) She’s fiercely loyal to her friends and it shows in The Devil’s Third. But then there’s her ex-boyfriend Brayden. She still loves him; however, she has said several times that she’s not in love with him. She’s in love with Nathan.
In Beyond the Eyes, Brayden violates Paige in such a way that a lot of people would find unforgivable. And although Brayden wholeheartedly believes he and Paige belong together and is relentless about it, Paige will not shut him completely out of her life. Some readers might be frustrated about this, but I can see why Paige still has a soft spot for him. They knew each other since they were in preschool, Brayden helped her through hard times, and they grew up together, are best friends and dated. Not to mention, Paige still sees good in Brayden. In Dark Spirits and The Devil’s Third, Brayden’s behavior becomes questionable on which side he’s on. Good or bad? But towards the end of
The Devil’s Third, Paige tells Brayden something that I wanted to pat her on the back for.
I have to say, The Devil’s Third is full of surprises and ties everything together beautifully. The reader gets to find out what the Devil’s third is and so much more. Rebekkah Ford takes the reader with Paige and the gang across the Atlantic into the bowels of ancient Africa. She weaves magic and superstition that is both gripping and startling in a sense to where you didn’t see that one coming and want to know more kind of thing.
There are wonderful twists and turns throughout this trilogy that will leave you breathless and wanting more. The mythology Rebekkah created is believable and makes me wonder if there are soulless people walking among societies, and if there are dark entities dwelling in them. Also using the history of Solomon’s ring, power and other things as well (I don’t want to spoil it for you), is brilliant. It makes the whole concept in the Beyond the Eyes trilogy hauntingly real. Also, some of the characters are endearing and fun, while others make you instantly not like them. They’re all three dimensional, and Rebekkah did an excellent job creating them.
The Devil’s Third is a wonderful and tantalizing third book in the Beyond the Eyes trilogy. I didn’t want to put it down and hope Rebekkah will continue on with this fantastical trilogy. I definitely would recommend it to people who are into paranormal/fantasy books.
I’ve thought about this question, a lot. I’m not sure why the idea of being a paranormal/supernatural being is so  appealing to me. I’m a busy mother, I work outside the home, and I write novels in my spare time. I guess I appreciate any escape from reality.
So let’s say a Genie offers to grant me one wish and I could be any paranormal/supernatural being. I’ve seen enough movies and read enough books to know not to trust a Genie. You have to make the wish as specific as possible.
Would I want to be a shape shifter? Probably not. The idea of every bone being crushed in my body is not appealing. Plus, if not alpha it just wouldn’t be worth it.
Would I want to be a vampire? I’m not really much into sun bathing, so maybe. If I could turn all my loved ones into a vampire I’d take this option. If not, I definitely would not want to outlive everyone I love – I especially would not want to outlive my children.
Would I want to be a ghost? Nope. I would want to be seen. Also, I’m not too fond of drafty places and the idea of haunting a place isn’t really exciting.
Would I want to be a demon? God, no.
Would I want to be a fairy, nymph or other creature of nature? No. Not with how many forests are cut down each year. Imagine a forest fire and you are trying to flee with 3-inch wings? Next.
So what about just having a super power? My first thought would be to have the ability to control objects near me. I lost my keys? Oh, no I haven’t. With just a snap of my fingers they float right over to me. I need to reach something from a high shelf? No problem. The item will float down to me. Being a busy mother, this one sounds appealing. However, I can’t image how fat my bottom would be if I sat around all day just controlling my environment with my mind. My butt certainly would be bigger.
I think I’d have to settle for an ability I saw in the movie ‘Sky High’. I like the idea of cloning myself six times. However, before the Genie casts the spell, I’d have to put some requirements on it.
1) The clones will know (and be happy knowing) they’re clones and I’m the master. They will obey me to the letter.
2) If a clone dies, I don’t. Even if one dies or loses a limb, I still get six intact clones every time I want them.
3) If my six clones workout for 10 minutes apiece, I benefit from the 1 hour workout. However, if they all eat cheesecake all day, I don’t gain an ounce.
4) They also can’t have my exact DNA or fingerprints. Hey, I live a clean/arrest-free life. I don’t need a disgruntled clone changing that.
5) The clones are as smart, intelligent, strong, and as capable as I am. So, none of this 1/6 the strength, 1/6 the height. A real clone. Not a mini me with 1/6 the IQ.
As a mother, and a full-time employee, I can see the benefit of being a creature who can clone themselves.
That’s what I would pick. -Regina Morris

A group of sexy, hot vampires protect the President of the United States in this humorous paranormal romance!

Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child’s teacher …

They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again.

Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in.

Some however want power and control.

The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires.

When Raymond Metcalf, vampire coven master of the Colony, teams up with a federal operative of the human female persuasion-who has no idea that vampires even exist-will his mission or his heart be compromised first?

Career military woman, Alex Brennan, is being offered the promotion of a lifetime and with it a romance that she has desperately been seeking. Does she dare accept the position as Director of the Colony, an elite group of deadly creatures of the night and risk a dangerous romance with a man who isn’t even human?

Together, can they save the President?

This novel is for individuals 18+ years of age as it contains sexual content. It is a humorous romance and should not be considered a political thriller. Although there are references to the President, presidential procedures, the White House and Washington DC, the political arena is a backdrop for the romance. With that said, there is action and suspense in the novel that adds a dimension of excitement to the hot romance.

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A group of sexy vampires protect the President of the United States in this humorous paranormal series.

Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child’s teacher …

They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again.

Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in. Some however want power and control. The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires.

Sterling, a half-breed vampire, is the weakest link in the chain for his team, and he knows it.

He has a unique ability to glean information from inanimate objects, and his life is like CSI meets the West Wing, where key positions are held by vampires. Vampires can alter their age based on the amount of blood they consume, which should allow Sterling to blend into human society. However, his ability has painful side effects that cause him to live a lonely life down in the evidence room at FBI headquarters. He’s a lonely bad-boy looking for love in all the wrong places.

His current case involves the kidnapping of vampire children by a religious cult who is trying to save them. Sterling snatches the opportunity to do some field work by teaming up with a purebred vampire, Kate, who is the nanny
of one of the missing children. Sterling’s world is turned upside down by Kate. She is everything Sterling could hope for in a mate and he wonders if she’d ever consider loving a half-breed.

Kate is beautiful, intelligent, charming and sophisticated. Kate has led a sheltered life and is considered handicapped by vampire standards. Could she possibly trust Sterling enough to share her dark personal secret with him?

Together, can they save the kidnapped children and find true love for themselves?

This novel is for individuals 18+ years of age as it contains sexual content. It is a humorous romance and should not be considered a political thriller. Although there are references to the President, presidential procedures, the White House and Washington DC, the political arena is a backdrop for the romance. With that said, there is action and suspense in the novel that adds a dimension of excitement to the hot romance.

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