Monday, April 22, 2013

Interview & Giveaway - Traci Douglass - Seal of Surrender

Please describe your novel twitter style 140 characters or less.

Oh, good one! Okay here’s SEAL OF SURRENDER twitter-style:

An immortal warrior is offered the chance at permanent retirement on his ranch if he can protect a woman who holds the genetic key to War.

What is the one thing you wish you knew before you tried to get published?

Besides the hurry up and waiting? Probably just how fast everything moves once you sign that contract. My head spins sometimes thinking about it.

What to you is the best part of being a writer and what is the part you wouldnt mind giving up?

The best part of being a writer is getting to make things up for a living. How great is that?

The downside is… Hmmm. There really isn’t any downside for me.

What city would you love to set a story in but the right one hasnt come along yet?

Monte Carlo.

Vampires, Shifters, Zombies, Angels - who wins the final ultimate battle?

Angels, definitely. With maybe a few sexy shifters thrown in for good measure.

If you could witness any historical event past, present or future what would it be and why?

Wow, great question! Don’t know how historical it would be, but I would have loved to spend some time with Jane Austen while she was writing Pride & Prejudice.

If you were going to cowrite a new book, who would you want to write it with?

My crit partners. They’re awesome writers and soooo funny too!

What books are currently on your nightstand?

Right now I’m reading: Save The Cat by Blake Snyder, Phantom Evil by Heather Graham, and Catching Stardust by Heather Thurmeier

What is the best thing you have done in the name of research?

I watched the Matrix movies over and over to study their weapons and how the fight scenes were constructed. A full afternoon of looking at Keenu Reeves buff little bod was quite fun…

When writing what is your favorite part of the story?

I really enjoy writing the action scenes. It’s like creating a mini-movie inside your own head. And dialogue. There’s nothing better than sparkling conversation between your characters.

Anything else you would like to share today?

Just thanks so much for having me on your blog today, Donna! Great fun to be here! 

Seal Of Surrender
Seven Seals Series: Book 2
Traci Douglass

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Crimson Romance

Number of pages: approx. 270
Word Count: 72,000

Book Description:

Love, like War, will always find a way…

War has shaped every aspect of Irena Soldan’s life—her childhood, her work, her DNA. Unaware she is the genetic host of the second Seal of the Apocalypse, Irena battles for those who cannot fight for themselves. As a top human-rights operative for The Omega Consortium, her company provides both the financial backing required to undertake her task and a charismatic, publicity-loving boss to promote her cause. Life proceeds on plan for Irena until a mysterious, sexy stranger arrives claiming to be her guardian and Irena’s path takes a sudden, inauspicious turn for both the erotic and the lethal.

Chago has always been the quiet one amongst his warrior Scion brethren—the brooding, Spanish combat expert with a hidden soft side.  A member of Divinity’s covert special forces, he’s protected humanity for more than a millennium. Still, his greatest joy comes not from the battlefield, but from tending the cattle herd on his remote Montana ranch.

Irena’s new assignment takes her straight to the heart of a bloody civil conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa and Chago’s mission demands he follow. Expecting a seething cauldron of female whoop-ass, he instead discovers a harbinger of peace amidst a world of ever-increasing violence. The explosively tense situation is further magnified by the cunning Omega Consortium leader, his ambiguous personal agenda, and an ancient foe whose audacious rise to power threatens the world’s very existence.

Despite the cataclysmic circumstances, an undeniable attraction ignites between Chago and Irena. Together, they must unravel the ancient puzzle of the Seals and discover her employer’s ulterior plans before they both become casualties of War. Soon, both are forced to choose between a past riddled with old torments or risk everything they treasure on a love capable of defeating evil incarnate.

About the Author:

Traci is the author of paranormal/urban fantasy and contemporary romances featuring a sly, urban edge, including her current Seven Seals series. Her stories feature sizzling alpha-male heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes; smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get; and scrumptiously evil villains who are—more often than not—bent on world destruction. She enjoys weaving ancient curses and mythology, modern science and old religion, and great dialogue together to build red-hot, sizzling chemistry between her main characters.


Traci is an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA) and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Writers (FF&P) and is pursing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction through Seton Hill University. Her stories have made the final rounds in several RWA chapter contests, including the 2012 Duel on the Delta, the 2012 Molly Awards, and the 2012 Catherine Awards. An earlier draft of Seal of Destiny won the paranormal category of the 2012 Marlene Awards sponsored by the Washington Romance Writers.

Other current projects include upcoming books in the Seven Seals series and a new futuristic suspense series with hints of the paranormal and plenty of romance.

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Giveaway:    five e-book copies of SEAL OF SURRENDER