Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Book Tour: Savage Angel by Stacy Gail Interview & Giveaway



BLURB:

Book two in The Earth Angels

Feel nothing. Sara Savitch's personal mantra has been hard to live by ever since her torrid one-night stand with army doctor Gideon Mandeville. Descended from the Seraphim, angels known as heaven's soldiers, Sara may be an expert fighter, but she's an amateur when it comes to relationships.

Physically unharmed, but still battle-scarred, Gideon has returned to Dallas in the hopes of regaining his faith in humanity—and in himself. Instead he's walked into a nightmare. His father is on a serial killer's hit list, and has hired a personal bodyguard—the very woman who has haunted Gideon's dreams for a year.

As Sara works to build an impenetrable fortress around her client, she yearns to tear down the one around Gideon's heart. With his bitter rejection of warriors, will he ever be able to accept her true nature? Sara must find a way to trust Gideon with her secret as the killer closes in…
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EXCERPT:

“Let’s make this quick,” she announced without preamble, heading over to the desk and gesturing an invitation toward the chairs on the opposite side of it. “I have a meeting waiting for me, along with about a fifty other things that need to get done before noon. And in future, I’d appreciate it if you would call and make an appointment the next time you want a face-to-face.”

“An appointment? For me?” Refusing to even look at the chairs she’d indicated, Gideon kept his distance and stayed by the windows, his expression so remote he looked as unapproachable as the moon. “Do you insist all your lovers do that, or is it just me?”

She hoped her swift intake of breath was something only she heard. “You’ve made it apparent we don’t have that kind of relationship and after yesterday, I’m forced to agree with you. You’re not my lover, or boyfriend, or even acquaintance. We’re strangers, and I have no problem keeping it that way.”

“Except for the small fact that strangers don’t usually have mind-blowing sex up against the garage wall, do they?”

Her fingers curled into her palms, and she wondered if her face looked as neon-red as it felt. “And here I was, thinking you’d forgotten about that.”

“Something that hot is hard to forget.”

INTERVIEW:

1. Where did you get the idea for the novel?
SG:  The entire Earth Angels series came about through a conversation I have a long time ago with my brother.  We were gabbing about The X-Men, and how cool it would be if mutants actually existed. One thing led to another, and we got on the subject of angel-human hybrids, known in biblical mythology as the Nephilim.  How awesome would it be if there were still remnants of the ancient Nephilim in the 21st century?  That’s what The Earth Angels are all about.

2. Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title?
SG: Considering Sara Savitch’s name, SAVAGE ANGEL was a perfect fit. :)

3. Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it?
SG:  I absolutely LOVE paranormal! The only limit is one’s own imagination.

4. Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?
SG: I suppose that first contract offer is the best publishing memory I have.  I nearly fainted. :D

5. What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
I absolutely love “Don’t Bit The Messenger”, by fellow Carina Press author, Regan Summers. I’m in an urban fiction mode, and that satisfied in every way.

6. What is your writing process?
SG: I make myself write in sprints, every single day.  I refuse to give up until I have at least 2K words down, but I’m happier with 3K.

7. At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? 
SG:  Ugh, I have TERRIBLE handwriting (plus I’m a leftie, and I smear ink if I’m not very careful) so I have to keep it simple.

8. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
SG: Probably that I’m also a full-time figure skating coach.

9. How do you react to a bad review?
SG: Luckily I have a lifetime of figure skating judgments to fall back on. I was taught early on to look at skating results as “critiques” and opportunities to amp up my performance for next time around.  I carry the same mindset into writing.

10. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I didn’t really celebrate the sale, but I DID celebrate the release of my first book!  At midnight on release day, it’s champagne and caviar. Then I got a gold charm that matched the theme of the book, then dinner out. It was like being queen for a day!

Thanks so much to everyone at Books and Other Spells for giving me the opportunity to chat a bit about SAVAGE ANGEL!  Question for readers: what is your favorite type of paranormal book?  Shifters, vampires, Fae, ghosts?  Your comments will enter you in my giveaway!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.

Stacy Gail –Website:  http://stacygail.blogspot.com/





Buy Links for SAVAGE ANGEL:
 



GIVEAWAY:

Stacy will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a second randomly drawn commenter will be awarded a $10 Amazon GC. A $25 Amazon GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn host.

The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

14 comments:

  1. My favorite paranormal book is about ghosts. I believe in ghosts and love reading about them.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I think the first paranormal book I read was about a matchmaking ghost. Fun stuff! :D

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  2. Love the concept that she is the strong one protecting him. I think I like vampire best, sexy but not as scary to me

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  3. What a fun series. It sounds awesome.

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    1. Oh, I hope so! I know I had fun writing it. :D

      Thanks for dropping in!

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  4. I'm easy to please;I like them all! But my favorite, I would have to say, is vampires. They are what got me started reading paranormal!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. There's just something about them, isnt there? ^_^

      Thanks for commenting!

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  5. Thank you so much for allowing me to hop through your blog to talk about my latest release, SAVAGE ANGEL. I had fun! :D

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  6. I like witches and Angels.

    The title IS a perfect fit.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. Thanks for the chance to win

    hense1kk AT cmich DOt edu

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  8. Dang you're also a figure skating coach??!?! Can I freaking be you?? lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  9. sounds great, thank you for hosting :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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