Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Book Tour: Life Flight by Shaunna Wolf Interview & Giveaway

 

BLURB:
Malachi Blackfeather has spent twenty years in the Army. Two of those years as a Vietnam POW. Now that he's out, all he wants is some peace and quiet to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Between the flashbacks, and an over interest in sex that is now being called sex addiction, finding his path isn't easy.

Kat is trying to escape an abusive marriage. Her soon to be ex is a master at manipulating the system, and her family thinks she should stay with him, "because no other man will want her". She's looking for escape in any form she can get it.

When they meet, sparks fly. Trapped by a blizzard, can two damaged people, who think there is no chance of love in the world for them, find each other, and survive an unforeseen circumstance that puts both of them in danger?

Mystery, romance, and danger, fill this novel, with a story that will draw you in and not let go.

EXCERPT:
We stared at each other until Johnny cleared his throat.  The back of her hand went down the side of my face.  She put the back of her hand to her face.  Frowned, and then moved back to her place on the floor.  What had that meant?

The trooper cracked a beer.  Began telling us about a nudist house party he’d broken up.  Kat laughed, stroked his ego with her voice.  But her gaze kept coming back to me, I’d look back and she’d shift her attention away, then I’d catch her again.  Did she want me out of the room?  Did her soul’s demon want this new prospect?  Did she even see it as a demon?  As something that had taken the place of real feelings and human emotions--to the point they had to be borrowed and stolen from others?

My third beer and the room felt like the outdoors.  Wind whistled over the glass.  I pulled the other blankets out of the closet.  Zipped my coat.  Johnny zipped his and pulled gloves on.  Stood up.  At least not drunk.

“Going to my car,” he told us, “Y’all welcome to come sit in the warmth.”

“Mine's got a full tank as well.  Gets too bad, we can sit in it.”  I grasped his hand, glad I’d gone back for this man. “Thanks.”

“Smoke, before we’re in for the night?”

I stepped outside with him.  The air felt as if it would shatter.  Amazingly, the lights were on over in the restaurant.  The sound of a diesel engine running echoed over the parking lot.  Johnny laughed. 

“Guess I know where I’m heading, find me a booth, and get some shut eye.”

Not a bad idea.  At least warm--and hot food.  He lit his Winston, I lit a Camel.  We stood that way, two men, each scarred in his own way by a shared experience that we hadn’t even realized was one.  And Kat scarred by something, something before her marriage. 

“That little woman,” Johnny said.  “Ain’t none my business.  But everyone said she’s a free spirit--born after her time, shoulda been her age in the 60’s.”  His blue-eyed gaze flashed to me, then away.  “Take the right kinda man to make that kinda woman into a wife, but if you got any smarts, you’ll give it a shot.  The way you look at her, and the way she looks back, yeah, the way of things brought you together for a reason.”  He dropped the butt in the snow and took sure steps across the ice covered parking lot.

INTERVIEW:
First book you remember making an indelible impression on you. 

Dune by Frank Herbert  For some reason a lot of the themes and ideas and what it said about humans stuck with me.  There are a lot of books that have influenced how and what I write, but Dune holds a special place on my book shelf.

If you could only eat one food the rest of your life, what would it be?

Wow, that’s a hard one to answer.  Something that I wouldn’t get sick of, and I can’t think of anything that if that was all I had to eat that I wouldn’t get sick of pretty fast.  Potatoes maybe, since you can make the a number of different ways.  As long as I had butter and sour cream and some salt and pepper.

If you were a shifter, what animal would you like to be?

A raccoon.  They can get into almost anything, people are afraid of them most of the time and they are fierce fighters.  And they are just so darned cute!

Favorite season? Why?

Fall.  I love the cool crisp nights, and the feel of the sun on my face when there is a chill in the air, not too cold and not too hot.  The smell of a fire and the scent of the leaves and the rain when you walk along a country road are the best in the fall.

Best movie ever made? 

Cats.  I love the Broadway play, and when they made it into a movie then I could watch it and have the music any time I wanted.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Facebook Author’s Page: http://www.facebook.com/srhowen1  

Blog: Critters at the Keyboard http://srhowen1.blogspot.com/

Author Web page:  http://ww.srhowen.com








GIVEAWAY:
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/10/virtual-book-tour-life-flight-by.html

12 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the excerpt, but what I liked best about this post was the author bio/photo. Too cute! Have a wonderful tour.

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  2. Thanks for hosting me today! You can read an excerpt at yesterday's stop, and find out more about me and my novels on my Facebook page or my web site. Is there any question you'd like to ask that isn't in this interview?

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  4. There will be more excerpts along the way with the tour, and I will be hosting a supper hot chapter on my web site as a special surprise as well, so be sure to stop back on the tour often to read more excerpts and be the first to read that bonus free chapter.

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  5. I love fall, too!

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  6. Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  7. There are two stops tomorrow! Will there be another interview, another excerpt, or a guest blog? There will be more chances to win, and of course to get the book!

    Here are the two stops:

    http://www.blog.kybunnies.com/life-flight-by-shaunna-wolf-srhowen/

    http://www.farmgirlbook.com/2014/01/life-flight-by-shaunna-wolf-srhowen.html

    Thanks again for hosting me and Life Flight, and thanks to everyone who dropped by!

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  8. I enjoy the author interviews - love the odd questions rather than canned ones like where did you get the inspiration/idea. LOL Thanks for the giveaway, BTW.

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  9. The odd ones are hard to answer sometimes. But they are the most fun, answering the mundane gets boring for the author as well. Happy New Year everyone!

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  10. They made Cats into a movie? How'd I miss that? LOL

    Marci

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  11. The excerpt!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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