In an effort to help my fellow bloggers promote their books (and my own) I’ve joined a blog hop. I don’t have any experience, so please join in our hop…
1: What is the working title of your book(s)?
I’m excited to say I have two books being released in 2013. Pippa’s Rescue is a fantasy to be published with The Wild Rose Press and Shadow of the Hawk has been released June 15,2013 through Cobblestone-Press.com. Shadow of the Hawk is a thriller romance and the book I’ll discuss today.
2: Where did the idea come from for the book? Shadow of the Hawk is the fourth and final book of the Believe Series, although it can stand alone. The first story, The Watcher is based on ever-lasting love and reincarnation. Believe is the second book where Mikhail, introduced in The Watcher, joins her fortune-telling skills with sceptic Detective Jensen Palmer. Together they fight the Dark Angel who is stealing children with paranormal skills and using chemotherapy drugs to enhance those skills. In Melody’s Song, third book, a server in a small diner has a golden voice but refuses to audition due to guilt. Convinced to sing to children on the oncology floor she is accused of stealing chemotherapy drugs. Sexy Dr. Devon Siegal believes in and defends Melody. Several years have passed and Mikhail and Jensen’s children are grown. The Dark Angel has her super power soldiers in place to upset the White House.
Shifter Grant Carmichael seeks vengeance and according to the prophecy, given to him upon transformation, only one woman can help him find a priceless book and the person who stole it. Kristina Palmer, English teacher of special children, has genetically inherited supernatural abilities. A mysterious stranger asks her to help him—unbelievably—to save the world. Right, like a teacher could save the world. She’s thrown into a web of international deceit when her brother is taken by the Dark Angel. Crossing the pond doesn’t stop her, she pulls her power forward. Will they find love along with the book or is it the golden key that’s rarely obtainable? Shadow of the Hawk.
3: What genre does your book come under? Thriller Romance
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Daniel Craig as Grant and Katherine Heigl as Kristina.
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? An English teacher and shifter find love as they attempt to save the world.
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency? Cobblestone Press Inc is the publisher and upon release can be found at any quality e-book vendor.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Three years. A long time for me! I started the project and quickly fell in love with the main characters but the twists and turns of the plot, in addition to the research, kept stifling me. I’d work on other projects and then return. Finally, the words came together, the plot flowed and the ending—justified.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Difficult to say… Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Harlan Corbin, and Lisa Jackson all have thrilling novels.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book? My son inspired me to take risks and write romance stories. As a youngster he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His paranormal skills intensified with the chemotherapy treatments. To be a Mother watching her son go through painful procedures made my heart unravel, but he is a survivor and an inspiration.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? The story is about good vs. evil, but more importantly—a woman tries to find her niche in the world despite being different.
Fantasies with spice and humor.
The Valkyrie and the Marine, The Wild Rose Press
Coming Soon: Pippa’s Rescue
Dark Sun He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.
Trade Agreement LASR Best Book.
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