Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NBtM: Interview & Giveaway - Shadow of the Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson



Shadow of the Witte Wieven

by Debbie Peterson 

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BLURB: 

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally. 

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart. 

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?
 

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EXCERPT:

The idea one could dream and take part inside another dream never once occurred to Aliyana. Nor, had it ever happened to her before. Yet, she couldn’t find any other explanation for this bizarre experience. She found herself in a strange bed, gazing at a very handsome, broad-shouldered, well-muscled man. The tall, handsome man in question had light brown, shoulder length hair, which he combed back away from his face. His short, well-trimmed beard and mustache seemed darker than his hair or at least it did in this light. He had incredible sky blue eyes, infectious laughter, and a dimpled smile that would melt the iciest heart.    

The only trouble with this picture? The form-fitting black doublet he wore looked like something straight out of ‘The Three Musketeers,’ minus the ridiculous broad-brimmed, large feathered hat. And—she wouldn’t be surprised to find him onboard the ship she encountered just before her plane collided with that massive rock. If any of that really happened.    

On top of all that, he just told her to call him ‘Wolf’ using a very charming Germanic accent, probably Dutch, gauging from his surname. Okay, Wolf, from which part of my scrambled brain did I conjure a man like you? She closed her eyes once again. Perhaps in so doing she could escape this whacky dream altogether and wake up somewhere else. Some place a little more normal.
 

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I am thrilled to welcome the author of Shadow of the Witte Wieven, Debbie Peterson!

Hello Sue, I am really excited to be here with you today while we talk a little bit about Shadow of the Witte Wieven and tell you when and why I decided to become a writer! Thank you so much for the invitation.
So, your question is an interesting one because in a way, it was sort of a snap decision, but not—if that makes sense. I don’t know if my childhood imagination was any more vivid than those of my playmates. All I can tell you is that I made up complex pretend stories as far back as I can remember and then acted them out. Because I most especially loved the fairy tales and happily ever after endings—castles and handsome princes, evil spells, witches and warlocks consumed the majority of my playtime.
Then as I grew older, my little stories took the form of poetry that I only shared with my family until I took creative writing classes in high school and college and had to share them with the class. Not long thereafter, heaven sent me my handsome knight in dented, banged up armor. He swept me off of my feet and we began our very own happily ever after. Life took over and I didn’t write so much, but I still continued to make up stories during my quiet times. One day (five children later) I shared one of those stories with my husband. He thought it was great and told me I needed to write it down, submit it for publication and see where the road took me. Several discussions later, I finally picked up my pen (keyboard actually) and began to write. I loved every minute of it and even though I didn’t know if I would ever see one of my stories published, I continued to write for the pure love of writing and the joy of creating.
Interestingly enough, I wrote Spirit of the Revolution first, and then, while it was making the rounds to various publishers that one by one rejected it, I wrote Spirit of the Rebellion, and then Shadow of the Witte Wieven. While I was busy editing and polishing Shadow of the Witte Wieven, my lovely editor at The Wild Rose Press offered me a contract for Spirit of the Rebellion, which became my first published work. While we were working on the production of that novel, she also offered me a contract for Revolution.
In the meantime, since I had also completed Shadow of the Witte Wieven, I decided to submit that story to a wonderful brand new publishing company called Inkspell Publishing, which they published. Spirit of the Knight and Van Locken’s Witch would follow the first three. Now, for those who might want to know, Court of the Hawk, my sixth novel, which is a fantasy romance, will be released in 2015.
Right now, I am busy working on story number seven…eight will follow and then nine… I have so many stories in my head that I think as long as I can type, I will continue to write!  
 
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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”  

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.
 

Connect with Debbie: 





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Buy links:

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Giveaway:
 
Debbie will be awarding a $15 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE 
 
 
 

28 comments:

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    1. Thanks Mai! When the artist revealed the cover to me I was absolutely thrilled! She did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll pass along your compliments!

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  2. Enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

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    1. I'm happy you enjoyed it Nikolina! I have had a lot of fun on this tour and mostly because I've met so many wonderful people!

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  3. So glad you listened to your husband took the plunge! Your books are awesome, and I positively adored SHADOW OF THE WITTE WIEVEN!

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    1. Thanks Mae! And for anyone who may be reading this, you also need to check out the books written by the very talented Mae Clair! They are awesome!

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  4. Thank you so much for allowing me to visit today! It's been fun!

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  5. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I'm happy you're enjoying the tour Patrick!

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  6. I liked the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    2. I am so happy you enjoyed the excerpt Judy. I really had a lot of fun writing this book, so thanks for the comment and the visit!

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  7. Thank you it is an interesting blurb and a gorgeous cover

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    1. Good morning Stacey! Thank you for your sweet comments. I love the new cover too! It really captures the spirit of the book!

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  8. i enjoyed reading the excerpt.nice cover

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    1. Thank you Angela! I'm kind of partial to the cover as well and I will definitely pass along your compliments to the artist!

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  9. I just loved the book. It is one of my favorites. I always love the part when they very first see each other. What a buffet for the eyes when she saw him.

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    1. Awesome! Thank you Tammy, you just made my day!

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  10. The whole post was amazing. It really gave me some great insight on the story line and how much I want to read it!

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    1. Well thank you for those very sweet and heart-warming comments Kimberly!

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    1. Thank you Victoria! I am so happy you enjoyed it!

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  12. That was a fun interview to read. I myself have many imaginations that run through my mind, but I don't have the talent for writing. Because once I start thinking of one thing, my mind jumps to the next thing. So if I wrote my imaginings down it would be pretty crazy. So I have the deepest respect for authors that achieve a full blown story. ^-^

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