Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday!
10 – 4 Tuesday is a quick way to get to know an author and their latest release. I will ask our guest to share 10 things about themselves and their book and then 4 questions for fun 🙂 So let’s get started.
Today I’d like to welcome Nancy Gideon! She’s making the rounds on her tour with BUY THE BOOK TOURS and today she’s sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt of her book BETRAYED BY SHADOWS!
There is also a giveaway with this tour…so make sure you check out the link at the end of this post to enter for a $15 Amazon gift card and a copy of Nancy’s book BETRAYED BY SHADOWS!
Thanks for joining us for 10 – 4 Tuesday Nancy!!!
Nancy: I’m THRILLED to be here, Christine. Let the Inquisition begin . . .
First the 10:
To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m ADD with OCD rising, which is probably why I’m celebrating my 25th year as a published author with my 53rd book! I’m the mother of two sons, one who produced my wonderful grandson and the other who lives with me to lift heavy things. For the past 12 of those 25 years I’ve worked fulltime as a legal assistant to the same attorney in a small law office. He and my co-workers think my writing career is the coolest thing ever and are tolerant of those occasional shrieks from my office when I get an call from my editor about a new sale. I’m a sucker for all things fur, feather and fin and feed an ever increasing menagerie from my 4th floor balcony. My idea of downtime is Netflix and a warm cat.
What’s genre (s) do you write?
I’ve written a mixed bag: historicals, series contemporary suspense, regency, paranormal and even horror screenplays! Currently I’m writing a dark paranormal shape-shifter series called “By Moonlight” for Pocket Books and am excited to have just gotten the rights back to over 16 of my out-of-print titles and have sold four of the contemporaries to BelleBooks for trade and e-book reissue in 2013! I love recycling!
BETRAYED BY SHADOWS, “By Moonlight” Book 7
A good man drowning in bad deeds. A bad girl denying a good heart. Reluctant hero Giles St. Clair doesn’t need a problem like Brigit MacCreedy. Fleeing the retribution of her dead lover’s clan, Brigit is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her family . . . except trust the human who puts himself between her and her powerful enemies in a battle he can’t win.
What’s a genre you don’t write but would like to try?
I’ve got some interesting ideas for a couple of YA paranormal series. I’m even tossing around a Second Gen series spin-off from “By Moonlight”!
Where do you prefer to write?
My home office at 5:00 a.m. with a cup of Keurig coffee at my elbow.
What’s the easiest part of writing for you?
Finding a story to tell. I’ll never live long enough to bring all of them to light. I’m a compulsive plotter and can stir up a series on the drive to a writer’s meeting.
What was your favorite and least favorite part about writing this book?
Getting the thumbs up to go ahead with it was the best thing. It’s been great to have carried this series to going on eight books. Reining in the word count was the hardest thing to do. There were so many scenes I would have liked to have spent more time developing.
Why should we read your book?
Because once you pick it up, you won’t be able to put it down. The dialogue, the action, and the plot are fast-paced, tense, exciting, and (surprisingly) funny, and will run away with you. Oh, and it’s pretty dang hot, too. It’s like sitting down in a movie theatre . . . the ride will be over before you know it.
What do you hope readers walk away with when they finish BETRAYED BY SHADOWS?
The unquenchable desire for more! Hopefully new readers will want to discover what came before (though don’t worry, the book stands on its own) and fans will have 5-27-13 marked on their calendar for Book 8.
Can you tell us a little bit about your current WIP?
PRINCE OF SHADOWS, book 8 in the series, is another Pocket Star e-exclusive that will be out on my birthday! The biggest change it the move in setting from New Orleans to Lake Tahoe, home of the Terriot clan. I’m crazy about my dark, rowdy, tattooed, rock-and-roll prince Cale Terriot. Here’s a peek:
Held hostage until she chooses a mate , Kendra Terriot must play a careful courtship game when choosing from among dangerous Shifter heirs. As a prince in the House of Terriot, Cale knows with Kendra at his side he can be the leader his clan needs, but first he must learn to become the kind of man she desires. In a treacherous race for the crown, where weakness means death, to prove he’s not the beast his gentle beauty fears, the only way to win her trust could mean surrendering his throne. But the only way to win her heart could mean letting her go.
Now the 4:
Everything you write suddenly starts coming true and you want to use your powers for good…what would your next book be about?
I’d write myself in as the heroine of book 8 . . . oh, and there’d be world peace.
You’re stuck in a day that will repeat over and over, like the movie GROUNDHOG DAY. Which day would you pick to relive?
The day on Lake Michigan when my critique group was sharing a lake house. We grilled out, plotted, drank – a few, got knocked down by waves, and watched a storm roll in after a fantastic sunset. Great friends. Good times. Laptop. Perfect.
Sounds wonderful! All the restaurants in the world are closing down because every government has determined it’s healthier to eat “home” cooking….you have 1 day before they all close….how many restaurants would you visit and name the top 3!
K-Paul’s, La Bayou and The Coffee Pot in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The best of creole and Cajun! After those three, I wouldn’t NEED to eat anywhere else! Sigh . . .
If you could compete on any game show—past or present—which one would you choose and why?
I loved the old Hollywood Squares with the original players like Vincent Price, Paul Lynde, Carol Lawrence, Tim Conway, Jonathan Winters, Lily Tomlin and Rose Marie. They were so talented and genuinely funny who cared if they won or lost.
Thanks for sharing your 10 and your 4 Nancy! Please share an excerpt of your book 🙂
Excerpt from BETRAYED BY SHADOWS:
“I need a favor.” MacCreedy wasn’t one to mince words; Giles liked that about him.
Silas passed him a piece of paper. “That’s my number in case of an emergency. Call and leave a message. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.”
Giles tucked the slip into his pocket. “Thanks, Mom. Everything’s going to be fine here. Go and enjoy all those things I’d be doing if I were in your place, and don’t give us another thought.”
Silas smiled. “That’s not the favor.”
“Oh. Thought I was getting off easy.”
The detective’s mouth took a wry twist. “Not hardly. I’d like you to keep an eye on my sister.”
“As pleasant a task as that might be, she’s a big girl who doesn’t look like she needs a babysitter.”
“Wrong on both counts.” Silas paced to the rail and Giles waited for him to continue. “I love my sister, but she is the most maddening female. Given a good or a bad choice, she’ll inevitably pick the bad one, whether it’s words or actions or men.”
Giles began to think that being a bad guy might have its advantages.
“She’s going to be staying here until I get back and have time to decide what to do with her.”
“Staying here?” Giles’s heart rate took a giant leap. “What kind of trouble could she get into?”
Silas gave a short laugh. “I don’t even want to think about it.” His shoulders rose and fell heavily. “That business with the attack on Max when his driver, Pete, was killed.”
Giles’s expression tightened. “What about it?”
“She was involved with the man behind it, maybe even encouraged him. Now he’s dead, and his family might be looking for someone to pay for it.”
“Ah. So you think they might come here?”
“I don’t know, but she’s worried, so I’m worried.”
It might have been a good time to tell Silas about the blood on her clothes and her skin. A good guy would have given up that truth, man-to-man, in a heartbeat. But Giles said nothing, knowing Silas would cancel his plans for his sister’s sake—and that would put him in the middle of a lot more drama than he was prepared for.
Another part of him whispered it might be a good time to look like a good guy in the lovely Brigit MacCreedy’s eyes by saying nothing. By being the one to protect her if trouble came her way.
“She’ll come to no harm here. You’ve my word on it. I’ll watch over her like a lion with a lamb.”
Silas took his hand in a firm clasp, warning, “She’s no lamb, Giles, and she’ll fleece you if she can. Don’t trust her for a second, and don’t let her out of your sight.”
An author of over fifty novels since 1987, Nancy Gideon thrives on variety. Under her own name and several pseudonyms, she’s written award-winning series suspense, historical and paranormal bestsellers, earned a “Career Achievement for Historical Adventure”, and has had two original horror screenplays optioned for film. A Michigan native, she works full time as a legal administrative assistant and feeds a NetFlix addiction.
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