Monday, November 16, 2015

Elite Ghosts - Interview with Author Heather Long and Giveaway

 

Elite Ghosts

by Jennifer Kacey

GENRE: Military and MC Romance
 

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BLURB:

For more than two years they’ve been ghosts. Nothing but names on empty tombstones. Men and women forced to fade into the background after being pulled from the rubble. Dead Marines saved from a fate worse than death, but ordered to stand down while their lives disappeared all around them.

Some knew it could happen if a mission exploded. Double crossed by more than just Red Wolf. But now is their time to be reborn from the flames of a Phoenix. No longer imprisoned in the shadows. A half-life between them and their future. To make things right coming back to life is their only option.
 

 
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EXCERPT:
 

Thallium’s Submission Excerpt By Anna Alexander
 

A photo appeared on the screen and Thallium squinted at the image of the woman who took down an empire and felt the blood in his veins quicken.  

Sure, a woman dressed in leather chaps was a surefire way to nab his attention, and if she had been holding a riding crop in her hand, forget about it. But it was more than her apparel that made his heart pound. She was beautiful, in a 1950s pin-up girl kind of way. Black eyeliner rimmed her dark eyes, and her pouty lips were slicked with the deepest shade of red lipstick. The huge belt around her waist highlighted her hourglass figure and her black halter top made her cleavage look a mile deep. Judging by the near-perfect streak of gray that framed her heart-shaped face, he’d guess her dark hair color came from a bottle, but that didn’t matter to him none. 

No, what really had him going was her expression. More specifically, what he saw in her expression. There wasn’t a single word that could be used to describe what he saw in the depths of her brown eyes or the line of her lips, but he identified with what must have been going on in her mind when the photographer captured the picture.  

It was a look he’d seen many times in the service. That grit of determination to get the job done, even when you knew you were walking into a shit storm with little hope of making it out the other side. It was the look of the resolve you felt when you were doing the right thing, even at the cost of your own life. She had been living on borrowed time and knew it. The signs were there on her face, in the jut of her hip and the tilt of her chin, but her stance said she didn’t give a shit and nothing would keep her from succeeding.

That show of strength in a female got to Thallium like nothing else in the world. The woman in the picture was a goddess, and in another time, another place, Thallium would have gladly fallen to his knees and worshipped her.
 

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Interview with Heather Long for Elite Ghosts

 
What is your writing environment? 

I actually write in my garage. I like the isolation of being away form the distractions in the house. I also have a really nice office that I can use when weather is unpleasant and where I do a lot of my “business” work. But writing? Writing in is in the barren garage where I am free to fill it with all my ideas.


Who is your perfect hero/heroine and why?

That’s a tough question. Perfect heroes and heroines have flaws. They have weaknesses and insecurities that they must confront. It may sound cheesy, but the perfect hero and heroine compliments and empowers their “mate” or significant other. The more troubled a character is, the more admirable their dedication to doing the “right” thing can be.

 

What authors have caught your interest lately and why? 

I am a huge Nalini Singh fan, I actively set aside time to read her books. I love Patricia Briggs as well. Cara Carnes is definitely an author who holds my interest. Her upcoming Salvation has to be one of my favorite books ever. I love Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries and Melissa Schroeder’s Santinis, Semper Fi Marines and of course her most recent release Seductive Reasoning. Rebecca Royce’s Fallen Alpha series is loads of fun and Virginia Nelson’s The Penthouse Prince is a wonderful book, but I also love her Wicked Odd and Wolf on a Leash…I guess a lot of authors have my interest.


What type of book have you always wanted to write?

A spy thriller. I love Jason Bourne and James Bond—I’d love to write one of those.

 

Top 3 things on your bucket list?

Right now, we have the European Tour I plan to take Mini on in 2017 when she is 16. We will be traveling from Italy through Europe to Norway then down Great Britain.

I’d love to see one of my series turned into a television series or movie…I think that would be loads of fun. 

And a Black Widow movie, dammit. She deserves a standalone film. I even have a great script idea that I’d be happy to share with mMarvel.

 

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?

My contribution to Elite Ghosts is Target: Tungsten. The idea came as a direct follow-up to not only Elite Metal, but as a continuation of the tale begun in Pure Copper (Elite Metal).  Brad is a guy who lost his girl because he was believed dead and forced to stay that way for three agonizing years. Worse, he had to watch the woman he loved fall in love with someone else.

 

What is your favorite scene in your new release? 

There’s a scene in the opening of Target: Tungsten where Gabriel Danvers, Sachi “Copper” James’ lover has a sniper rifle pointed at Brad’s head while Brad and Sachi are talking. When Brad is convinced that Sachi isn’t over him, he accepts that Gabriel has a claim on her, too. Yet, at the same time, he is not deterred from his pursuit and his reply to Gabriel is “Game on.”  It remains a favorite.


What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?

My next release is Desert Wolf which comes out November 24. The book I am writing right now is A Man Called Wyatt, the eighth and final book in the Fevered Hearts saga. It’s the conclusion to an epic paranormal western romance saga set in the 1850s that readers call the X-Men meets the Young Guns.

 

What do you like to do when you are not writing? 

I am a total television junkie, I’m also an avid reader, with five crazy dogs and I have a very active drama theater teenager. So what free time I have is spent on them or quilting when I get the time.


What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?

I don’t think any author thinks they are interesting, but one fact readers may not know is that I adore cooking. It’s almost meditative to me when I discover a new recipe. Everything from the chopping and carving and prepping to the cooking soothes me.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
 

Jennifer Kacey 

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. She’s the Amazon top seller and award winning author of the Members Only Series and the Surrender Series along with several standalone novels and novellas. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less. Connect with her on twitter @JenniferKacey and Facebook. And don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter so you can hear about all of her new releases and giveaways!!
 

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Anna Alexander 

Award winning author Anna Alexander is the author of the Heroes of Saturn and Sprawling A Ranch Series. With Hugh Jackman's abs and Christopher Reeve's blue eyes as inspiration, it is her mission to give superheroes their happily ever after. To give back to the writing community that has taught her so much, Anna has served on the board of the Greater Seattle RWA as chapter president and been on the committee of the Emerald City Writers Conference. She also teaches workshops on the business of writing and has been fortunate to promote the romance genre at events such as the Emerald City Comic Con and Geek Girl Cons. Learn more of Anna’s world at her website AnnaAlexander.net
 

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Heather Long 

National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them; you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.
 

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Sabrina York 

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching erotic romance.  Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york, on Facebook or on Pinterest. Visit her webpage at http://www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Free Teaser Book: http://sabrinayork.com/home-2/sabrina-yorks-teaser-book/  Get updates, alerts and giveaway announcements from Sabrina here: http://eepurl.com/bj8tKb  And don’t forget to enter to win the royal tiara!
 

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Rebecca Royce 

As a teenager, Rebecca would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. 

She is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They are transplants from the northeastern part of the United States to the great state of Texas, specifically Austin. 

She is in love with science fiction, fantasy and the paranormal and tries to use all these elements in her writing. In her world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
 

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Saranna DeWylde 

Saranna De Wylde has always been fascinated by things better left in the dark. She wrote her first story after watching The Exorcist at a slumber party. Since then, she's published horror, romance and narrative nonfiction. Like all writers, Saranna has held a variety of jobs, from operations supervisor for an airline, to an assistant for a call girl, to a corrections officer. But like Hemingway said, "Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it." So she traded in her cuffs for a full-time keyboard. She loves to hear from her readers and to check out her contemporaries you can find her at www.sarasasek.com
 

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GIVEAWAY:

Jennifer will be awarding an autographed copy of Elite Metal - Book One in the Elite Warriors Series to a randomly drawn winner (US ONLY) via rafflecopter during the tour.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the hotness!!!

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  2. Great interview, Booklover Sue! Loved the first collection--would LOVE to have it in print for the keeper shelf ;) Happy #2, ladies!

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