Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Interview with Gretchen SB

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

          Lady of the Dead is a Paranormal Romance. It is the first book (hopefully) in the Night World series. The female lead, Gwen, has the ability to see the Spirit World. This ability make her prone to attacks from Spirit World inhabitants. Because of these attacks she has a detail of guards assigned to protect her. While helping the police with what seems to be a common case, Gwen hears about a war beginning in the Night World.
          The male lead, Cesar, is the King of the North American Night World. When he hears the war rumors surrounding the Lady of the Dead he travels to Washington to investigate. He is quietly distracted from his task by an ever growing attraction to Gwen.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

          My current release is not. There is an Urban Fantasy I am working on where the lead character started out being based on a good friend of mine. I was joking about him becoming a cop. That joke planted a seen in my head and the story bloomed from there.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

          I have a deep love for semi cheesy action movies. I became ridiculously excited when I heard they were making Die Hard 4. I made Die Hard 5 the date for Valentine's Day. I also giggled my way through both Expendables movies.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

          I like to knit. I currently have a queue of four blankets and a scarf waiting for me. Oh, and a sweater, though in will probably be warm again by the time I get to it.

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

          I want to write one of those deeply moving tear-jerkers. I know that will never happen because I feel bad being that mean to my characters. I would also love to write a gripping thriller but knowing me I would make in paranormal without even meaning to.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

          This book is part of a series. The next book will take place a few weeks later, after things have settled down momentarily. The working title is Viking's Sensitivity. If you read Lady of the Dead, that title will give you a pretty big clue about the plot of the next book.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

          My goal is to have Weres of Washington out by the end of the year. Then have Homicide in King out by the end of March 2014. After that I do not have a set timeline, but I am hoping to have Viking's Sensitivity next by this time next year.

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Lady of the Dead
Night World Series
Book 1
Gretchen S. B.

Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 9781311214874

Number of pages: 262
Word Count: ~93, 000

Cover Artist: Gretchen S. B.

Book Description:

A Lady of the Dead only comes along once in a century. Gwen knows this makes her valuable but she hates the constant supervision of her Warrior guards. Her increasing power has gifted her some independence until rumors of war spook her guards enough to report to the King

Cesar has been King of North America through several wars and rebellions. When one of his generals informs him these new rumors involve the Lady of the Dead he flies to Seattle himself it investigate, posing as his second-in-command. The instant attraction he feels to Gwen becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

Will Cesar be able to protect Gwen while battling his lust? Will Gwen stay with her warrior guards or will Cesar’s dominating nature push her to switch sides? Hidden alliances begin to surface in Lady of the Dead.

About the Author:

Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning.

She has loved reading and telling stories as far back as she, or anyone else, can remember.  Currently, she loves to read the same genres she writes. She also loves exploring her home state. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows.

1 comment:

Gretchen S. B. said...

Thank you for having me on your blog!