This makes me one of those people who can pick up an accent without being consciously aware of it (Madonna?). If I’m around someone for an extended period of time I tend to copy their pronunciations, even their manner of speaking to some degree. But aren’t we all a little prone to this at times?
The problem is this also happens if I immerse myself too deeply in the works of a particular author, especially if that author has a very distinctive voice.
So thank you, J.R. Ward, for making me sound like a 200lb vampire biker for the last week. Ya feel me? True.