Jul 14, 2013

Kiss Across Chains Interview/Spotlight

 

KISS ACROSS TIME
Kiss Across Time, Book 1 
Genre:  Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format:  eBook and print
Short novel length
Available at Amazon:  Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print

*KISS ACROSS TIME will be FREE from July 24 - 28 for Kindle*


A single kiss can change more than one life…or two.
Taylor Yates is fired for insisting the Fifth Century Arthurian poet, Inigo Domhnall, existed. When she hears Domhnall’s lyrics in a death metal song, she engineers a meeting with lead singer, Brody Gallagher. An unintended kiss sends them spinning back to the poet’s time, when Saxons were pillaging King Arthur’s Britain.
Brody’s all for kissing her again.  More, he wants her to kiss his friend and lover, Veris, to see what will happen.  When Veris’ kiss sends them back to the time of the Vikings neither man is willing to let Taylor simply walk out of their lives.
But Brody and Veris are more than lovers and sexual playmates, as Taylor learns when they investigate the kisses that send them across time.  The secrets they share have the power to completely alter her life.




KISS ACROSS SWORDS
Kiss Across Time, Book 2
 Genre:  Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format:  eBook and print
Short novel length
Available at:

Taylor Yates never dreamed growing up she would end up happily living with two drop-dead sexy vampires and time-hopping through their thousand years of personal history. Her life is complete…or is it?
When she finds herself at the seige of Jerusalem during the first crusade, Veris doesn’t know her at all and doesn’t want to.  Worst of all, he and Brody are total strangers, and Taylor drives a wedge in deep between them by trying to seduce Veris at their first meeting—not something a lady of the day does if she wants to keep her head.
Taylor and Brody must woo Veris using the customs of medieval England, win his heart and his full commitment before Jerusalem falls in four days time—or when they return to their own time, their lives as they know them will be gone…

KISS ACROSS CHAINS
Kiss Across Time, Book 3
Available July 1, 2013:








What would you consider a perfect day for you as an author?


Any day that allows me to write story for most of it is a pretty good day.
I don’t think there’s ever a perfect day, but you can hit a lot of high notes and end up with a day that in hindsight was particularly satisfying or good for whatever criteria you consider important.
So a really good day for me would include working out, eating well (my version of eating well), quality time with all my family members and everyone who is important to me, some time spent talking to readers, authors and others in the industry, reading time (reading for pleasure as opposed to technical, non-fiction or business reading, or reading fiction to keep up with the industry), and lots and lots of time to write.
I am aware that a day that included all this plus the essential minutia of life (showering, dressing, feeding the cats, moving from A to B) would last about 72 hours, if not longer.  I particularly enjoy long weekends for this reason:  I can usually squeeze most of these activities into a long weekend somewhere and go back to the day job on Monday feeling revitalized and happy.  In fact I am doing that right now.  I’m on the bus, writing this on my laptop as I head to work on a Monday morning, after having spent the Canada Day long weekend doing pretty much everything on my list, and a bonus:  The launch of a new book.
What sort of research (if any) did you do for this novel?
I do quite a bit of research for most of my novels, but the time travel ones are particularly research intensive, because they’re set in historical periods.
Lately, I’ve been tackling settings I don’t’ know very well, but have always been curious about (one of the perks of writing – you get to indulge your curiosity bump and mine is very large indeed). 
As a result, the research has been particularly heavy because I’ve had to learn a whole new era and country, the politics and social mores of that time, and more.  It’s not simply a matter of saying “I’m going to set the book in the year xxxx” because once you get into the research you might find that was the year the entire country was riddled with Bubonic Plague, or a civil war that pretty much makes the events of your story impossible.  You have to research to find where your story will fit in, first.  Once you have the right year and political events sorted out, then you have to go in and start filling in the gaps – the biggest movers and shakers at that time, how people lived, ate, drank, married, procreated, had sex and on and on.
There’s a reason historical romance authors tend to specialize in one or two major eras!
What was your inspiration for this story?
Kiss Across Chains was always going to be Brody’s story and I always knew it was going to be about his years as a slave.  As I had been developing the Kiss Across Time series, I had planted clues and hints along the way that Brody’s years as a slave had left a huge scar on his soul.  In fact, that scarring was, in part, one of Veris’ primary motivations for his actions in the first book (I’m trying very hard to avoid spoilers!).  So the series was already pointing to where I had to go.  I just had to fill in the details.
Is there any character in particular that you enjoyed writing about the most?
Brody and Veris are my two favourite characters of all time, ever (so far).  I’ve spent years developing this series (and would like to go on doing so – but that depends on what the readers want).  Because I have spent so long with the series and the characters, I’ve got to know their stories very well indeed.  It’s like getting to know another person:  as you learn more, the more you get to like them.
I like Veris and Brody very much indeed.
Were any of your characters or events from the book based of real life people or experiences you have had?

I’ve used real life events and people in earlier books of mine (meeting a grey nurse shark at the top of a reef, for example, was a real life experience I wrote into Vivian’s Return).  But the circumstances and characters of the Kiss Across Time series are a little extreme, so none of my personal stories would match them in intensity of emotion or tension.

However, the sum total of all I have ever experienced forms the “cloud” from which I draw words and concepts as I write, just as everyone I have ever met (or watched passing by) form the pool of character bits from which I draw to build characters in my stories.

 Are there any other projects you are working on that you would like to tell us about? 
Many!  I have an ambitious publishing program and a long list of books I would like to write (so would my readers).  Currently, I have a public release schedule that will result in 24 titles being released by the end of 2013, most of them after September 1.
Beloved Bloody Time fans will like to know that Book 3, Romani Armada, is set for an October release.  This is another vampire MMF ménage time travel romance series, but it is also futuristic, as well as including the historical time travel settings.
Blood Stone readers will also like to know that Blood Unleashed will be out before Christmas, too.  The Blood Stone series is yet again vampire MMF ménage.  No time travel.  ;)
I do write romantic suspense in between….
Did any of your characters give you a difficult time while writing this book? 
Veris always gives me a hard time.  He’s an ornery old Viking, who knows exactly what he wants and doesn’t stand still for things getting in his way.  He had to face some raw facts about his own nature in this book, and he fought hard against it.

Coffee or Hot Chocolate?

Neither. I prefer tea.  Irish Breakfast if I can get it.


Do you relate to any of your characters?

As all of my characters are drawn from my experiences with people and events I have known or witnessed, even indirectly, I think it’s fair to say I relate to all of them.  A writer must understand their own characters and be able to relate to them, even the bastards, or else they can’t write the story properly.


Is there a song or two that you think is perfect for “A Kiss Across Chains”?

Coldplay’s “Clocks” is one of my old favourites, and the title is really appropriate.  J

Enya’s “Adiemus” has the epic romantic feel.

But… “Remember Me” sung by Josh Groban and Tanja Tzarovska, from the movie Troy – is almost perfect.  The song is a majestic ode to time and memories of long ago and it’s beautifully romantic.  The lyrics are completely appropriate for the Kiss Across Time series’ themes and storylines.  Here’s the lyrics in their entirety – see what you think:

Remember
I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your own memory

Remember
When your dreams have ended
Time can be transcended
Just remember me

I am the one star that keeps burning
So brightly
It is the last light
To fade into the rising sun
I'm with you whenever you tell
My story
For I am all I've done

Remember
I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your own memory
Remember me

I am that warm voice in the cold wind
That whispers
And if you listen
You'll hear me call across the sky
As long as I still can reach out
And touch you
That I will never die

Remember I'll never leave you
If you will only
Remember me

Remember
I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your own memory

Remember
When your dreams have ended
Time can be transcended
I live forever
Remember me…

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/remember-me-lyrics-josh-groban.html ]





ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tracy Cooper-Posey is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. She writes erotic vampire romances, hot romantic suspense, paranormal and urban fantasy romances. She has published over 50 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.

She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year and Byzantine Heartbreak was a 2012 winner. She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.

She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.

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Tracy Cooper-Posey's KISS ACROSS CHAINS Tour Schedule
July 1 - July 31

7/01- Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post)

7/02- Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Guest Post)

 7/03 - Romance Junkies (interview)

7/04 - Toot's Book Reviews (series spotlight)

7/05- You Gotta Read Reviews (interview)

7/06- Riverina Romantics ( guest post)

7/08- Book Lovin' Mamas (guest post & series spotlight)

7/09- Brynna Curry's In Shadows Blog (series spotlight)

7/10- Night Owl Reviews (series spotlight & giveaway)

7/10 - Book Pages & Dripping Ink (series spotlight)

7/11- I Smell Sheep (guest post)

7/12-  Curse of the Bibliophile (interview)

7/14- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight + reviews)

7/15- The Next Chapter (interview and series spotlight) + reviews

7/16- United by Books (series spotlight)

7/17- Romancing the Book (series spotlight + reviews)

7/19- Celestial Reviews (series spotlight) + reviews

7/20- The Reading Café (series spotlight + reviews)

7/21-Offbeat Vagabond (guest post) review later

7/22- Literal Addiction (guest post + series spotlight)


7/22 - Page Flipperz (series spotlight)

7/23- Vampires, Werewolves &Fairies Oh My! (Guest post) reviews

7/24- Cocktails & Books (series spotlight)

7/25- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight & reviews)

7/26- Mad Hatter Reads (interview)

7/26 - Coffee & Characters (series spotlight)

7/27- Smoldering Heat (guest post)

7/27 - Tiffy-Fit's Reading Corner (series spotlight + reviews)

7/28- Mimmi's Musings (series spotlight)

7/29-GraveTells (guest post)

7/30- Salacious Reads (series spotlight)

7/30 - My Secret Romance (series spotlight + reviews)

7/31- Fandom Fanatic (series spotlight) and reviews
















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