Thank you for coming by today! I have an interview with author Stacy Gail, and I'll be sharing with you all today my review for Nobody's Angel. Please help me welcome Stacy to the blog by leaving a comment and letting us know you were here!
Hi Stacy! Thanks for answering my questions! i LOVE author interviews :)
Tell me about yourself, and your writing.
SG: Hi there! First, I’d like to thank you for allowing me to drop by and chat about my latest release, NOBODY’S ANGEL. It’s much appreciated!
Let’s see, about me…I’ve been described as Tigger on overdrive, or as that caffeinated squirrel in Hoodwinked. Either way, you get the picture, ha. As for my writing, it’s one of those things I’ve done my whole life. Whether on a laptop or with a pen and journal, words are my life!
How long have you been writing? How many published books do you have, and what genres?
SG: I’ve been writing since I redid all the Trixie Belden endings so that Trixie and Jim wound up kissing. :D As of this writing, I’ve had five projects published with Samhain and Carina Press. The fifth book, NOBODY’S ANGEL, just came out on January 21st! *bounces* I’ve been published in the romance subgenres of contemporary, futuristic/sci-fi, steampunk and paranormal.
Do you write in multiple genres or just one? If just one, do you ever consider straying outside your genre?
SG: Oops, just answered this, didn’t I? ^_^ I will say this—my editors are wonderful at allowing me the freedom to explore various genres. I did a steampunk holiday romance for Carina Press in 2011 (CRIME WAVE IN A CORSET, now a finalist in the 2013 EPIC Awards), and a futuristic holiday romance for them in 2012 by the name of HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS. From one extreme to the other, they’re open to whatever my imagination comes up with.
Are you a plotter or do you write from the seat of your pants?
SG: Plotter, all the way.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
SG: I always try to average around 2K during my “writing days”, so I work in hour-long sprints. I find that if I put myself on a clock, I’m more focused.
Who do you love to read? Favorite authors, favorite books?
SG: Oh, I read EVERYTHING! Currently I’m on a Lilith Saintcrow kick. I think she comes from my smart mouth-prone family tree. :D
What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?
SG: 2013 is slated to be the Year of the Nephilim! The Earth Angels series is officially complete, as I just finished the 4th and final book the first week in January. It’s not ready to send out yet, but with NOBODY’S ANGEL releasing this month, SAVAGE ANGEL releasing in February, and WOUNDED ANGEL releasing in May, I’m determined to get this last book, DANGEROUS ANGEL in before the end of the year. *crosses fingers*
If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
SG: I’d love to have something called psychometry—the ability to touch something and know its history. John Smith in Stephen King’s The Dead Zone was the ultimate psychometric talent, and was a talent that showed up in my first book to be published, ZERO FACTOR.
If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?
SG: Unicorn! :D
Tell us a little about your latest release.
SG: The Earth Angels series kicks off with NOBODY’S ANGEL, a story that explores the hidden—and nearly extinct—race of the Nephilim, human-angel hybrids living amongst us. The hero, Zeke Reece, is the descendant of an angel of death and trying to protect journalist Kendall Glynn from a malevolent spirit that might be the creepiest thing I’ve EVER created. Luckily Zeke’s got an excellent support system in Kendall, who has the strength and the will to get to the true heart of what’s behind the evil.
What is something that you absolutely can't live without? (Other than family members)
SG: Chocolate, in any form (except maybe cocoa powder *blegh*)
Could you ever co author a book with someone? If so, who would you choose, and what would you write?
SG: I don’t think I could, I’m too opinionated. :P But if I could choose a writing guru, I think I’d love to simply watch the writing process of J.K. Rowling. I’ve seen pictures of her storyboards, and have come to the conclusion that I will always be an amateur compared to a brain like that. O_O
If you could spend a day with anyone from history, dead or alive, who would it be, and what would you do? What would you ask them?
SG: Amelia Earhart, hands down. I’d like to know where/how she got her amazing motivation to believe she could do anything she wanted, at a time when that mindset hardly existed for women.
What are some of your other hobbies outside of writing?
SG: I’m a figure skating coach when I’m not stuck under a laptop! You can probably catch me out on the ice when I’m not working on my next project.
If you were on the staff to have a book adapted to movie, what would you pick?
SG: All the books I’ve read recently have been snapped up for movies! I suppose “Trance” by Kelly Meding would be a good one, as superheroes are big right now.
What is a talent you wish you had, but don't?
SG: Everyone in my family can sing, but not me. I redefine the term “tone-deaf”. *is sad*
SG: Favorite color?
Pink. <3 font="">3>
SG: Weather: Hot or cold?
Cold (ice skating, FTW!)
SG: Favorite place to read?
My bed, with a Do Not Disturb sign on the door (which everyone ignores *sigh*)
SG: T-bone steak, medium rare, cracked-pepper rub, grilled over mesquite (and no, I’m not picky, why do you ask? :P)
Favorite non-alcoholic drink.
SG: Water (seriously, I love it!)
If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go?
SG: Greece. I have at least two stories that need to take place there, so that’s definitely topping my bucket list.
Thanks so much for the interview. That was fun! :D
Investigative journalist Kendall Glynn is horrified when a friend and colleague signs off permanently during a live newscast, jabbing a pen into his jugular. Kendall's no expert, but judging by the strange white veil in the anchorman's eyes, she would swear he was a man possessed.
A descendant of the accursed Nephilim, Zeke Reece prowls San Francisco by night, keeping the city free from paranormal phenomena. But even he is no match for whatever malevolent force is behind a recent rash of murder-suicides. And when a beautiful tenacious reporter becomes the next target, Zeke has no choice but to stay close to her, until he can find the evil spirit and cross it over.
The closer Kendall gets to the truth, the more danger she's in. Fortunately, a sexy and mysterious masked stranger keeps swooping in to the rescue. Kendall's life depends on finding who or what is responsible for the killings, before it finds her.
“I can’t believe it…”
“There was so much blood.”
Fragments of conversation hit Kendall Glynn from all sides, but the words were no more than an irrelevant buzzing in her brain. She was just as oblivious to the emergency vehicles scattered outside San Francisco’s top-rated KPOW TV station. Some of her colleagues were crying, while others spoke to police. The sea of people behind the yellow crime-scene tape all looked the same—eager spectators hoping for a glimpse of more blood, more madness.
She’d had enough of both to last a lifetime.
“Miss? Have you been treated?”
Kendall’s zombielike shuffling halted at the deep melodic voice close to her, and she turned to discover an EMT had appeared at her side. For a long moment she stared at him while his words slipped across the frozen surface of her mind without leaving a mark.
“I’m not hurt.” Her voice came from far off, unrecognizable and rough around the edges. Which made sense. The last time she’d used it had been to scream.
“You might not be hurt, but you are in shock.” Somehow she was moving again, heading for the back of an empty ambulance. It wasn’t until he helped her into it that she realized he’d pulled her along like a lost two-year-old. “I’m going to check you out, okay?”
“This blood, it’s not mine.” Amazing, how calm she sounded.
REVIEW RATING: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
Review: Something very frightening is happening, right before Kendall's eyes.....
From the beginning, Nobody's Angel yanked my attention away from everything else, and I wasn't allowed to let go until the end. That's exactly what I want in a great book- and a story like Nobody's Angel has quite a few things going for it- a mix of genres- paranormal, suspense, sizzling tension. I love books that feature ghosts- or in this novel, geists.
Kendall can't let go of the fact that something wasn't right with the situation from the beginning. She jumps right on the story, using her investigating skills to figure it out. But of course, trouble is not far behind, and neither is her hero. At first, Kendall has no idea who the Angel is, the one that keeps pulling her out of harms way in the nick of time.
The hero, Zeke, is absolutely yummy! Secretive, strong, and an attraction to Kendall. Oh, not to mention that he has a few things he's hiding from the world.
The story, plot, and pace is well done. The world building and back story of the novel were done very well. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series!
Are you a fan of paranormal, suspense, and contemporary all wrapped up in one sizzling read? Don't wait- Nobody's Angel awaits you today.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.
BUY LINKS FOR NOBODY’S ANGEL:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nobodys-angel-stacy-gail/1113832190?ean=9781426894961
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Stacy_Gail_Nobody_s_Angel?id=E4mDJl_ouc4C&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImJvb2stRTRtREpsX291YzRDIl0.
Stacy will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC for the grand prize; and second prize is a Zazzle mug with cover art on front, plus a Starbucks Via coffee pack (US only) to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.
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