Today we're visiting with author Stacy Gail on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the paranormal romance, "Nobody's Angel".
Stacy will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC for the grand prize; and second prize is a Zazzle mug with cover art on front, plus a Starbucks Via coffee pack (US only) to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, so comment today AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner above, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops)! The more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a really cool prize!
Thanks for answering all my prying questions! Let's get the ball rolling ...
Why do you write in your genre? What draws you to it?
I’m a nerd and proud of it! I’ve loved all things paranormal since I picked up an X-Men comic book when I was nine. Don’t get me wrong—the normal world is incredibly fascinating, but all things paranormal add an extra spice to life that I love to visit every now and again.
What research for paranormal is required?
Boy, did I do a ton of research for NOBODY’S ANGEL, as well as the other three books in The Earth Angel series. First, I started researching the Nephilim (an ancient, supposedly extinct race of angel-human hybrids), Biblically referred to as “heroes of old, men of renown.” I then needed to create modern-day, mostly human Nephilim who still carried traits of their angelic ancestors within their DNA. That meant researching various angels. The hero in NOBODY’S ANGEL, Zeke Reece, is the descendant of an angel of death, so among other abilities, he can pass on spiritual beings from this world to the next.
Name one thing you learned from your heroine.
Actually, it was Kendall, the heroine of NOBODY’S ANGEL, who taught me about strength in the face of adversity. She’s being hunted by a phantasm that is beyond anything she’s ever dealt with in “normal” life; most people would have been defeated by this thing before getting out of the gate. But she’s a journalist, and the only tool she had at hand is her training to get answers. So, despite her quaking-in-her-boots fear, she’s determined to empower herself with information in the hope of discovering what truths are hidden behind the malevolent spirit attacking her.
Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks, habits or superstitions?
I have a definite writing quirk. Whenever I get “stuck”, I switch writing formats. From laptop to pen and journal or vice-versa, it seems to get me going again.
Are you a plotter or pantser?
SG: Plotter, all the way. ;)
Look to your right – what’s sitting there?
SG: “A World of Baby Names” book—75,000 baby names… Y’know, you’d think in all those names, I’d be able to find a name for my latest hero, right? So far, I’m drawing a blank. *sigh*
Anything new coming up from you? What?
Oh, thanks for asking! This release, NOBODY’S ANGEL, kicks of The Earth Angels series, and the second book in the line-up is releasing just a couple of weeks after that! SAVAGE ANGEL will be released by Carina Press on February 4th, 2013. After that, readers won’t have much longer to wait for the third book, WOUNDED ANGEL, which releases in May. I just completed the 1st draft of the fourth and final book in The Earth Angels series, DANGEROUS ANGEL. Once I’ve got it back from my beta readers, it gets sent off to my editor! (Yay for completed series! :D)
Do you have a question for our readers?
SG: Definitely! Readers, what would you like to see more of in your romantic fiction? Paranormal (shapeshifters, psychic abilities, hauntings, angels and demons, modern-day twists on fairy tales), fantasy (other worlds/dimensions, medieval magic era), sci-fi (space opera, cyberpunk/futuristic, alien abduction, scientific experiments gone wrong), contemporary, New Adult? What are you hungering to read in 2013?
Investigative journalist Kendall Glynn is horrified when a friend and colleague signs off permanently during a live newscast, jabbing a pen into his jugular. Kendall's no expert, but judging by the strange white veil in the anchorman's eyes, she would swear he was a man possessed.
A descendant of the accursed Nephilim, Zeke Reece prowls San Francisco by night, keeping the city free from paranormal phenomena. But even he is no match for whatever malevolent force is behind a recent rash of murder-suicides. And when a beautiful tenacious reporter becomes the next target, Zeke has no choice but to stay close to her, until he can find the evil spirit and cross it over.
The closer Kendall gets to the truth, the more danger she's in. Fortunately, a sexy and mysterious masked stranger keeps swooping in to the rescue. Kendall's life depends on finding who or what is responsible for the killings, before it finds her.
“You,” she breathed. She struggled to get a clear view of him, but it was a hopeless task. Even if a mask hadn’t covered half his face, the darkness around him seemed deeper, like an impenetrable black hole where no light could exist. “Where… How…”
“Quiet.” The tension in his voice was palpable. She could even feel it in the body that pinned her to the alley wall, thrumming with a kill-or-be-killed urgency that made her own pulse pound. “It took off once it diverted me. I can’t believe how smart it is.”
“What’s smart?” Shadows filled the places where his eyes should be, leaving dark pools of endless mystery. Belatedly she realized their bodies touched in one long line from chest to knees, and it was all she could do to pull a coherent thought together. “What took off? Why did you attack me?”
A low growl emanated from him. “I didn’t attack you, I saved your life. Again. You’re welcome, by the way.”
“You saved me? From what, that out-of-control scooter? I’ll admit, I never heard it coming—”
“That’s because it wasn’t running at the time.”
“What?” Her eyes went wide as horror began to creep in. “That’s impossible.”
“Impossible is the definition of your life lately.” She sensed more than saw his head angle closer to hers, as if to share intimate whispers in the dark. A shiver she knew he must have felt shook her when the feathering of his breath caressed her lips.
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.
BUY LINKS FOR NOBODY’S ANGEL:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nobodys-angel-stacy-gail/1113832190?ean=9781426894961
eBooks. com: http://www.ebooks.com/1060397/nobody-s-angel/gail-stacy/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Stacy_Gail_Nobody_s_Angel?id=E4mDJl_ouc4C&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImJvb2stRTRtREpsX291YzRDIl0.