Monday, February 11, 2013

5 Questions of a Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Author - D.C. Stone

Welcome back to the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked. Today I have the honor of hosting paranormal romantic suspense author D.C. Stone with a new release through EvernightPublishing, Feral Craving. D.C. is a full time lead fraud investigator and knows the world of deviousness and suspense very well in her line of work. Now she offers a new paranormal romantic suspense to entice you. She is also graciously offering an excerpt and a copy of her ebook to one lucky commenter.

Welcome, D.C. Thank you for being with me today. What started you on the path to becoming a romance author?

Thank you for the welcome!  Wow, I don’t think I have answered that question before and it does take some thinking.  You know, I used to dabble in small scenes, short stories, and what not with friends.  One day I had a close friend, who is also an editor, ask me to take the extra step and write out an entire novel as she enjoyed the small tid-bits of what I would create.  The task was daunting at first, but once I fell into it, I could not get enough and now you will be hard pressed to find me putting my laptop down. 

Congratulations on your recent release on Feral Craving with Evernight Publishing. Introduce us to the main characters and premise of your story.

*laughs* Well, if you are looking for something a bit different and some men who are a bit “real,” then this book is for you.  The book centers around a team of Special Force Members who turn about to be something more than just human.  These men were created years ago by the Goddess Themis, but it’s only at certain points in ones “life” that you find out just who you are.

Bari, who is our hero, discovers this.  As I’m sure you can imagine, it is hard for someone who’s thought himself something else all along, finds out he is something more.

Bari comes home after an incident in Iraq to find his childhood best friend and holder of his heart has returned home.  In addition, she has not returned alone…

How does he deal with not only the changes in his body … but also that in his heart?

Did anything in particular inspire this story?

I would say my background pulled a lot of this story into play. It is no secret that I served in our nation’s military for eight years and now, work as a Fraud Investigator in my full time job. I like to build stories around the military or law enforcement life that surrounds me, and that all had a big part in the background of this story. I wanted to also give the readers something different, and outside from shifters, vampires, and ghosts.

Your idea of “Justice Demons” is really interesting. It seems like an oxymoron. Why use demons to protect humankind?

Ah, now here is the question I have been waiting for. You are the first to bring it up! *winks* One would think the two do seem like an oxymoron, right? Well, it’s all about perception. Who’s to say that a vampire can’t live in peace that a werewolf can’t kill? In our world, building up a new creation is something that does need to be handled delicately. Larissa Ione does a perfect job with this, especially with her series that has drawn thousands. Demons aren’t necessarily evil, unless you make them such.  In this, my “boys” are not your normal demons, nor are they altogether on the side of “good.” *grins* Now … are you intrigued yet?

What other projects are on the horizon for you that we’re likely to see?

I’m actually shifting my focus from Paranormal into more of a Thriller or Suspense base. I still will finish out the Justice Demon series, as it will always have a place in my heart, but I’ve also started a series involving a group of different law enforcement officers and their quests to solve crimes, while trying to not let love get in the way. Unfortunately, love has other plans.

I’ve also been recently signed on with Decadent Publishing and will be contributing to their One Night Stand series. I am really excited about this venture as Jennifer Probst, an author I adore, also took part in this series. And yes, as you guessed, it also has a law enforcement base to it. 

Thank you for joining me today, D.C., and we look forward to all your upcoming releases!

D.C. is offering a copy of Feral Craving to a lucky commenter who can tell her their favorite oxymoron. Which one is your favorite? The contest runs until 8:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, Feb. 13th 2013. You must be over 18 years old to win and please void where prohibited.

If you can't wait that long and you’d like a copy of Feral Craving, you can find it at:
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Thanks so much for stopping by, good luck, and happy reading. :)

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