Jun 26, 2013

Raptures Edge by J.T. Geissinger Interview/Giveaway



SHADOW'S EDGE
Night Prowler, #1
Available at: Amazon


Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikati send their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.

Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…



EDGE OF OBLIVION

Night Prowler, #2



Available at:  Amazon


There exists a world beyond our own. It is a world of ancient magic and well-guarded secrets, a world of strict laws and harsh punishments for those who betray them, a world inhabited by the Ikati, a race of gifted people who are so much more than they first appear. Brought together by fate in this world of danger and beauty, two people with dark pasts will meet.

Morgan is beautiful, smart, sexy…and about to die. Convicted of treason against her shape-shifting kin, she is given one last chance at redemption; discover the hidden lair of the enemy intent on destroying every one of her kind, or forfeit her life.

Xander is ruthless, heartless, cold-blooded…and assigned to kill her if she fails in her task. Expecting to feel nothing but contempt for the traitor under his watch, the assassin accompanies Morgan on her search, but as the two race through the heart of Italy while the clock winds down to zero hour, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of desire as powerful as it is forbidden. Their passion will test everything they believe in, and endanger the future of the tribe itself.


RAPTURE'S EDGE

Night Prowler, #3



Available June 18 at:  Amazon



SECRETS…In the hidden world that exists beside our own, a mirror world of ancient magic and elegant deceptions, a world of people who are so much more than they first appear, a war is brewing. Most of these Gifted people—the Ikati, a savage, sensual race of lethal predators—are content to hide behind human smiles, disguising their splendor in order to survive. But others are discontent. And they will hide no longer.


BETRAYALS…Eliana lives for two things only: vengeance on the man who killed her father, and seeing his dream of living in the open with humans come to pass. But that dream is far too dangerous for The Hunt, a group of elite Ikati assassins with one objective: eliminate her before she can expose their secrets to the world.

SEDUCTION…Demetrius is haunted by the memory of the woman he once loved. He will risk everything to save her from the killers on her tail…and convince her, before the ancient walls between two worlds crumble, that only together can they defeat their real enemy, a brilliant, cunning traitor far more deadly than either of them can guess.







 Interview

What would you consider a perfect day for you as an author?
Probably going to some over-the-top spa for a full day of pampering, then being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel about the huge, international bestselling phenomenon of my book, and then going to a giant after-party in Hollywood where every actor there wanted to be cast in the movie version. How great would that be? (Not holding my breath.) A close second is any day I can write uninterrupted and the words are flowing and I’m feeling inspired. Those days don’t happen nearly enough.

What sort of research (if any) did you do for this novel?
Well, Rapture’s Edge is set in Paris. I’ve never been to Paris, so I had to do quite a bit of research about the city and the extensive network of catacombs beneath the city where much of the story takes place. I also did research on Latin because several characters speak the language.

What was your inspiration for this story?
The inspiration for the series all started with a stray cat. One day an incredibly sleek, beautiful female cat appeared out of the blue, demanding a meal. She looks like a miniature panther, all black with bright yellow/green eyes. I fell in love.
This cat has an uncanny ability to disappear. One minute she’s there, looking at you as if she’s just about to say something, the next she’s gone—poof!—as if she was never there at all. It must be a feral cat trick, but it got me to thinking.
Two things occurred to me immediately: one, there are a lot of people who hate cats. Two: the Egyptians revered them. Put those two things together and mix in a big bowl, and you’ve got a race of cat shifters worshipped as gods by the ancient Egyptians who’ve had to hide because they’ve since been hunted by humanity. I spiced it up with some historical nuggets about Egypt, the Inquisition, witch hunts, religion, Rome…it goes on, but you get the idea.

Is there any character in particular that you enjoyed writing about the most?
I loved writing Demetrius (aka “D”) because he is so complex, damaged and tortured, yet still has the capacity to love unconditionally, and isn’t afraid to admit it. Also really fun are the sidekick characters, especially Gregor MacGregor, a Scottish arms dealer and international criminal who is also a fantastic friend with a great sense of humor. Everyone keeps saying he should get his own book!
Were any of your characters or events from the book based of real life people or experiences you have had?
 
Writers bring all their life experiences to creating the world and characters, but there isn’t a specific incident from my life that I’ve written about. I don’t know if I’ll ever go there; I’ve got some pretty crazy stories from my past that are probably better left alone!

 Are there any other projects you are working on that you would like to tell us about? 

I just finished a story about a vampire who works in a blood bank and falls in love with a woman from drinking her donated blood. It’s titled The Last Vampire and I love this story so much. I should have more details to share soon, so check back on my website.

Did any of your characters give you a difficult time while writing this book? 

Eliana was hard to write because she can’t trust anyone, and she’s confused about a lot of things. She doesn’t have a clear path, she’s reacting to what’s going on around her. Whereas D knows exactly what he wants and will do anything to get it, Eliana is being led in a dozen different directions by a web of lies. I really wanted her to be able to trust D, but it took something drastic for her to get there. 

Coffee or Hot Chocolate?

Coffee in the morning, hot chocolate on a rainy afternoon.

Do you relate to any of your characters?

There’s something I relate to in every one, even the genocidal maniac Caesar who is the Big Bad in the book. It’s much more interesting to write characters who have many different layers to their personalities and aren’t two-dimensional, so even the really bad ones have little grains of humanity somewhere in there.


Giveaway!


J.T. is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

GRAND PRIZE: (US ONLY)
 Kindle Fire HD

 RUNNER-UP: (OPEN INTERNATIONALLY)
 Signed copies of all 3 books in the series





ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J.T. Geissinger’s debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, was published in 2012 and was a #1 Amazon US and UK bestseller in fantasy romance and romance series. She has been nominated for the prestigious RITA® award from the Romance Writers of America for best paranormal romance for her second book in the Night Prowler series, Edge of Oblivion.
A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” she didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination.
Starting on that very day, she wrote what would become Shadow’s Edge in a little over four months and submitted it to several literary agents. Nothing happened. Thinking that was the end of that but by no means willing to give up on her dreams of being published, she began work on a second manuscript.
Then, during a trip to Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from an agent, Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.”
Marlene sold the manuscript to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the #1 Amazon bestseller lists within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge was book one of the Night Prowler novels. Book two, Edge of Oblivion, was published in October 2012 and will be followed by Rapture’s Edge in June 2013, and Edge of Darkness in fall 2013. There are six books total planned for the series.

Connect with J.T.:

 
JT Geissinger's RAPTURE'S EDGE Tour Schedule:  June 17 - July 7

6/17- Under the Covers

6/18- Kristina's Books & More

6/18- Sassy Book Lovers

6/19- A Date With A Book

6/19- The Next Chapter

6/20- Brynna Curry's In Shadows Blog

6/20- United by Books

6/21- Book Pages & Dripping Ink

6/22- Mad Hatter Reads

6/23- You Gotta Read Reviews

6/24- Froggarita's Bookcase

6/25- Cocktails and Books

6/26- Confessions of the Paranormal

6/26- Curse of the Bibliophile

6/27- Wicked Readings by Tawania

6/27- Feeling Fictional

6/28- Deal Sharing Aunt

6/28- Close Encounters with the Night Kind

6/29- Paranormal Book Club

6/29- Riverina Romantics

6/30- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews

7/01- The Reading Cafe 

7/02 - Book Monster Reviews

7/02 - Literal Addiction

7/03- Buffy's Ramblings

7/03-  Penny For Them


7/04- Book Lovin' Mamas

7/04- Night Owl Reviews

7/05- Spiced Latte Reads

7/05- Toot's Book Reviews

7/06-Paranormal Fan For Life

7/07- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My!
 

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