Interview with Connie Suttle

I’d like to welcome author Connie Suttle to my blog today, who is here to answer a few questions about herself.  She’s a fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal mystery writer.  So far, she has about forty-two books and short stories published between nine series.

We’ll be focusing on her Blood Destiny Series today, but her work is generally all linked together in the same universe.  To find out more about the first starter book, Blood Wager, scroll to the bottom of the post.  It’s currently free for a limited time.

Now, on to the interview!

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What is the longest you’ve ever stayed awake?  Why?

Two days—my husband was in ICU and the prognosis at the time wasn’t good.

What is your current country of residence?  Have you visited other countries?

U.S. resident. I’ve visited Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Loved all of it!

What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up?  What happens if you can’t get it?

Coffee, and I’m quite grumpy if I don’t get my fix!

Do you have pets?  If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

My cats think they help. I call it cat help, which is worse than no help at all 🙂

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If someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?

Depends on which street!

What genres of books do you like to read?

Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Driven my 1986 Camaro through floodwaters. No worries—I’ll never do that again.

Name a few of the TV shows you like to watch.

Big Bang Theory, Lucifer, Killjoys, Madame Secretary. Loved Limitless, but it was canceled 🙁

What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for themself?

A ranos pistol

What is your favorite meal (including side dishes)?

Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes (with gravy) fresh green beans. All home-cooked.

If money were no object, what kind of car would you get?

A Wiesmann GT MF5 “Lizard King.”

Name a mystical creature you wish you could have as a pet.

A dragon.

What would be your ideal writing retreat?

My very own island with a deserted beach view.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

There’s an outdoors????? When did that happen?

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Connie, thanks for stopping by to visit today!  You and I have the same favorite meal (we must be from the same state, lol).  Love the TV show Lucifer, and I’m just as disappointed that Limitless was canceled.  How could they do such a thing?


AUTHOR BIO

Connie Suttle lives in Oklahoma with her long-suffering husband and three cats. The cats are not long-suffering. In fact, they’ve banded together and hired a lawyer to present all their demands.

You can visit her at her website here:  www.subtledemon.com


GIVEAWAY

Connie Suttle is currently running a free promotion on Amazon for the first novel in her Blood Destiny series, Blood Wager, from now until Sep 25th.  You can pick up your copy at this link:  https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Wager-Destiny-Book-ebook/dp/B0058JT7X4/


bloodwager3dBOOK SUMMARY:

“I agree to pay Sergio Velenci one million pounds if the female takes less than nine days to fully turn.”

Lissa’s life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly-developed talents for their own gain.

 

***Available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited***


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Interview with Erin Zarro

Erin Zarro is here with us to answer a few questions about herself.  She’s a fantasy, sci-fi, and horror author who has written the Fey Touched series that has two novels out so far.  Today we’ll be focusing on the newest installment, Grave Touched, which you can learn more about at the end of this post.  Also, be sure to check out the giveaway she is offering.

Now on to the interview!

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What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up?  What happens if you can’t get it?

Diet Pepsi. I’m a zombie in a bad mood without it.

Do you have pets?  If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

I have one, a black cat named Hailey, who hubby and I believe is part vampire. She typically doesn’t help me with my books. The Queen does not concern herself with the needs of the peasants. 😉

If someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?

Absolutely! I wouldn’t call myself the bravest person in the world, but for a million dollars, I could get brave!

What genres of books do you like to read?

I’m all over the genre map: paranormal romance, sci-fi, science fantasy, fantasy, and horror, YA of any kind. Sometimes thrillers too.

Name a few of the TV shows you like to watch.

Bones, Game of Thrones, Outlander, and General Hospital (don’t laugh – I’ve watched it since I was a kid.) Kind of a strange mix, huh?

Name a mystical creature you wish you could have as a pet.

A unicorn. When I was a child, I was obsessed with them. Even now that I’ve grown up, I have quite the collection of unicorn figurines. They inspire me. 🙂

What would be your ideal writing retreat?

Somewhere on the lake, quiet, in nature. Maybe a log cabin. Far away from the city. I like to get away from everything, including the internet (don’t hit me). And I’ve always been more inspired near water. It soothes me.

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Thanks for stopping by to visit today, Erin.  I’m with you on the ideal writing retreat.  Lakes, cabins, and water are the perfect setting for creativity!


AUTHOR BIO

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Erin Zarro is an indie novelist and poet living in Michigan. She’s married to her Prince Charming, and she has a feline child named Hailey who she’s convinced is part vampire. She loves all things scary and spooky, and is on a mission to scare herself, as nothing lately has scared her. She writes in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Her first published novel, Fey Touched, is a blend of sci-fi and fantasy, as is Book 2, Grave Touched. She is currently working on Book 3, Ever Touched, and is trying to stay out of trouble. Mostly.

You can visit her at her website here: Http://www.erinzarro.com

Or her Amazon author page here: https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Zarro/e/B005OMCRXW/


GIVEAWAY

Erin is giving away an ebook copy of Grave Touched to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment below for your chance to win.  The giveaway will be open through to Tuesday, September 13th, and the winner will be notified by email soon thereafter.


gt-cover-y-prac3prtcopyBOOK SUMMARY:

Fey Touched – humans, genetically engineered for immortality and flight, tasked with protecting the rest of the world from rogue Fey…

Grave Touched – dead souls in search of living bodies to possess, especially those who’ve had a brush with death…

When Fey Touched Hunter Emily wakes up in a hospital, she doesn’t know that she was in fact dead. Nor does she know that her lover, Nick, broke all kinds of rules to bring her back. But the grave touched do.

Fey Touched Healer Asha does know that her mate, Joe, saved her when her abilities nearly killed her. And she knows the voices in her head are the grave touched trying to stake their claim. Asha needs Joe’s help again, but unfortunately she’s the only one who believes the grave touched exist.

The grave touched are plotting to take over the corporeal world, and they’re gaining strength. Only Emily and Asha stand in their way – and both are about to be possessed.

Grave Touched.

Please note that this book contains explicit sex, explicit language, and violence and is not suitable for those under 18.

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Interview with author Christine Pope

I’m kicking off my new weekly author interview series with Christine Pope today.  She writes in several genre categories including paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and SF romance with thirty-two books out so far between them.  Her series include The Witches of Cleopatra Hill (PNR), The Djinn Wars (PNR), The Sedona Files (PNR), Tales of the Latter Kingdoms (fantasy romance), and the Gaian Consortium Series (SFR).

Her latest release, which you can find out more at the bottom of this post, is titled Forsaken (The Djinn Wars).  It’s the fifth book in the series, but it is a standalone love story as well.  For those who would like to start at the beginning of the series, the first novel Chosen is free to download on the retailers.

Christine has been kind enough to answer a few questions for me, which you can read below, and there’s a giveaway opportunity in this post as well!

What is the longest you’ve ever stayed awake? Why?

It must have been a little more than 36 hours…I went to see Return of the Jedi up in Hollywood with some friends on opening night, and because of people cutting the line in front of us (I’m still ticked about that, LOL), we got pushed farther back in line and didn’t make it into the midnight showing. So we saw it at 3 a.m. and staggered out onto Hollywood Boulevard at around six-thirty in the morning. We went out to breakfast after that and eventually made it home to suburbia, but I was so wired that I couldn’t really nap. I did crash around nine that night, though.

 

What is your current country of residence? Have you visited other countries?

I live in the United States. I’ve visited France, Canada, and Mexico.

 

What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up? What happens if you can’t get it?

Plain iced tea, no sugar. Even in the dead of winter. If I can’t get it, I can be a little cranky, but not as bad as my husband if he doesn’t have his coffee.

 

Do you have pets? If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

I have a dog. She’s a rescue, half Pomerania and half Keeshond. A lot of the time she does hang out with me in my office when I’m writing, but she’s defected this summer because it’s cooler being in my husband’s office.

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Name a few of the TV shows you like to watch.

The Walking Dead, Z-Nation, Longmire, Person of Interest, The Daily Show.

 

What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for themself?

I’d want a sword, like Mishone from The Walking Dead. Of course, I’d also want her arms. 😛  Swords are good because you never have to worry about running out of ammo.

 

What would be your ideal writing retreat?

A cabin in the mountains above Santa Fe, with trees all around (especially aspens…I love aspens) and a stream running somewhere on the property. No internet, so I’d really have to focus! But it would still be close enough that I could drive down the mountain at the end of the day and have dinner in one of our fabulous restaurants here.

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Thanks so much, Christine, for visiting today.  You have such a cute dog and I love your idea of a writing retreat!


AUTHOR BIO

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A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Her work includes paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and science fiction/space opera romance. The Land of Enchantment cast its spell on her while she was researching her Djinn Wars series, and she now makes her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

You can visit her at:  http://christinepope.com


GIVEAWAY

The first three books in the Djinn Wars series in ebook format, plus a $10 Amazon gift card.  You have until Monday (July 11th, 2016) to enter by leaving a comment on this post.  A random winner will be chosen and contacted on Tuesday.


Forsaken book coverBOOK SUMMARY:

More than a year ago, a djinn-created plague nearly wiped out all of humanity…

Ever since, Madison Reynolds has been hiding. Leaving her underground sanctuary means risking her life at the hands of vengeful elementals hellbent on killing off the world’s few remaining survivors. But when her curiosity and need for exploration get the best of her, she crosses paths with Qadim al-Syan, the new steward of Albuquerque. Despite her better judgment — and her fear of the djinn — she finds herself drawn into his orbit. She knows she must resist her ever-growing attraction for this otherworldly being, who’s unlike any man she’s ever met. But the pull just might be too great. Will succumbing to her desire mark her for certain death?

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Playing with Darkness is now available!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I’m happy to let you all know that Playing with Darkness, book 3.5 of the Sensor Series,  has now been uploaded to all the retailers.  As of now Amazon and Barnes & Noble customers can grab their copies.  Hopefully Kobo and iTunes will follow soon.  For those of you who requested the novella ahead of time, I have sent out PDF copies to your emails.  If you haven’t heard from me and you were supposed to, please do let me know.

This story came to just over 16k words.  Much shorter than my other books, but I hope it helps tide you all over until Darkness Clashes releases.  There is some fun with Kerbasi and for those who need a bit of Lucas and Melena time, there’s some of that in there, too.  Hope you all enjoy it!

 

 

Playing with DarknessSUMMARY:

There’s no avoiding it. Melena must keep her promise to return the fae device that opens the portal to Purgatory. Except there’s one problem—Kerbasi. How can she go when she has one of heaven’s minions practically attached to her hip? One who will strike fear in the hearts of the fae the moment they realize who he is.

When her shape-shifter cat suddenly gets sick, she can’t delay the trip any longer. Only the fae can help get Sable healthy again. And if Kerbasi tries to cause any trouble while they are there, she’ll just have to find creative ways to keep him in line.

 

 

 

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Darkness Divides is now Available!

Darkness Divides coverThanks to everyone for their patience.  I’m excited to let you all know Darkness Divides is now available on Amazon and as soon as it is available with other retailers I’ll post the links for them here as well.  For those wondering, this novel came to almost 108k words, which is the longest one I’ve released yet (see the book tab above for word count on the others).  This is honestly my favorite novel so far, but I’m biased so I’ll leave it up to you all to decide what you think!

As a release day bonus, the first twenty people who comment on this post will be eligible to get a set of series bookmarks (regardless of where you’re from).  Be sure to put a valid email address in the comment field so I can contact you.  Two random people from among the twenty will also get a free signed paperback copy of Darkness Haunts (the first book in the series).

*Update- The full number of comments has been reached.  I’ll be contacting everyone soon to get your addresses to send the bookmarks and I’ll announce on a separate post who won the paperback books.

 

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