Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Eternal Blades Tour


 Tell me about yourself, and your writing.

Aside from being an author, I’m a human female with a human life. I’m a mother, a grandmother and now, thanks to my loving husband’s child, a great grand mother. How does that make me feel – older than dirt! All kidding aside, I think my experiences through life have helped me in becoming a better author. How can one write about love, loss or any other major emotional experience unless you’ve experienced it first hand? The old saying, “been there, done that, goes a long way in this house.

How long have you been writing? How many published books do you have, and what genres?

During my teaching career I wrote non-fiction—primarily textbooks and self help books. I have/had over 100 credits to my name. After retiring, I decided to try my hand at fiction. Currently, I have four titles to my name (out) with a multitude more scheduled for release within the next five years.

Do you write in multiple genres or just one? If just one, do you ever consider straying outside your genre?

I think most writers at one time or another try their hand at a variety of genres. When I have been addressed on this subject by young authors, I have recommended trying out different genres until one finds their nitch. Although, my primary focus is paranormal/urban fantasy, I am currently working on a commercial fiction, a suspenseful mystery and a couple of erotic stories.

Are you a plotter or do you write from the seat of your pants?

Definitely a write from the seat of my pants type of girl although I can plot and have plotted many stories, I prefer to simply sit down and write out a tale once the story forms in my mind.

What is a typical writing day like for you?

This is my usual five day a week schedule… It’s not unusual to find me writing six days a week especially when the mood hits or I have deadlines. Of course, schedules are often changed over the holidays or due to family situations, but I approach my writing career like I would any other full time job…. 2 weekday evenings and 1 Saturday a month are reserved for writer’s meetings.

Up by 5am, coffee-email-facebook-promo for approximately one hour.
6am – 2pm - I write usually in 30 minute sprints with 10 minute breaks between them.
2pm – 3pm - break
4pm – 6pm - rewrites
6pm – 8pm - dinner
8pm – 10pm - edits



Who do you love to read? Favorite authors, favorite books?

I read across the genres, but within the paranormal world, I would have to say J.R. Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I’m also very fond of Alexandra Ivy and Lara Adrian.

What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?

I made a promise to myself and to my readers that if I published an on-going series I would publish no less than two books a year within that series. So far I have held true to my promise. It is my hope that another three books within Sekhmet’s Guardians will be released in 2014. I’m also planning to release three shorter non-related books in 2014.

If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?

I’d love to shift.

If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?

This may sound a little weird, but I would love to have a tiny harpie perched behind me with my birds when I write.

Tell us a little about your latest release.

Eternal Blades is the third edition in my Sekhmet’s Guardian series. I will say that blending Native American lore, Egyptian and other mythologies (two places my love for history stems) was a usual task. My readers have found the mix, fresh and compelling. Book three, Eternal Blades, like the other books in the series, is multi-plotted but centers around one couple; Tshering Snow, a dancer from the Himalayas and Lance, the youngest of the ancient Guardians.

Back cover blurb:
Tshering Snow never meant to fall hopelessly in love with her savior, the Ancient, known as Lance, but she did. He seems to care deeply for her, spending every available hour with her, but will he be able to give up his past and settle down with one woman? After all, he has the reputation of a playboy.
    Lance hates the personification he has created around himself. Afraid the others might not understand why; he has held back the truth from Gabriel and the other Guardians, he has waited for the right woman, the one Sekhmet prophesized so long ago. And now he has found her. When he is accused of fathering a child by both Gabriel and Tshering, how can he make them believe the child is not his, even if the boy is a spitting imagine of him?
    After the women are attacked by Set’s Legions while relaxing on Jennifer’s new yacht, they come to the unanimous decision; they will train and join the Guardian forces. But that’s not as easy as it was meant to be. Old fashioned and hard headed, Gabriel is determined he will not having women fighting in their war.
    When Tshering, Jennifer and Jessica are taken hostage by Set’s Legions all hell breaks loose on the Guardian’s compound. Lost without their mates, brother fights brother while they try save their women and put an end to the Legion’s terror. Will Sekhmet, the goddess they serve, step in and reveal the truth or will she leave them to find their own solutions to a never ending war as she has in the past?



What is something that you absolutely can't live without? (Other than family members)

Coffee in the morning, Diet Pepsi in the afternoon.

Could you ever co author a book with someone? If so, who would you choose, and what would you write?

Of course many of the text books I wrote way back when are co-authored so this is nothing new to me, but to write a co-authored paranormal… not sure how that would work. I could easily see writing a two sided love story with another author; each taking one perspective or point of view. Who? I have no idea, perhaps a male author to heighten the male POV.

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?

Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Not sure what I would ask, but I’d love to observe her at the height of her reining years.

What are some of your other hobbies outside of writing?

I’m pretty adventurous, but I’ll start with home hobbies. I crochet, sew, embroidery and when I have time make historical costumes/garb for re-enactors.
Outdoors, I love camping, boating and fishing.

What is something you've always wanted to do, but haven't done yet. Why not?

I’ve done quite a bit of traveling in my sixty years but the one place I haven’t visited which has been on my want-to-see-list is Tahiti. Not sure what has stopped me? Money? Time? Hopefully, I’ll get there sometime before I’m too old to enjoy it.

If you were on the staff to have a book adapted to movie, what would you pick?

Would it be egotistic to say book one of my series, Eternal Lovers? Probably, but to be honest, I’d love to see it on the big screen. I’m currently keeping my fingers crossed as it along with book two are with two producers as I write this.

What is a talent you wish you had, but don't?

I wish I could sing.

Favorite color?

PURPLE

Weather: Hot or cold?

I currently live in the desert so I get plenty of hot especially during the summer months. I lived for nineteen years in snow country, couldn’t I have something in-between?

Favorite place to read?

In bed, on the couch, sitting... anywhere and everywhere I am.

Favorite meal

Like living, I love eating a good meal. Mexican, Italian, Steak and Lobster…

Favorite non-alcoholic drink.

Folgers coffee flavored with Vanilla Nut Cream.

If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go?

Think I’d take a month’s vacation to Tahiti.





Eternal Blades
Sekhmet's Guardian's Book Three
Author V. S. Nelson

Blurb:

Tshering Snow never meant to fall hopelessly in love with her savior, the Ancient, known as Lance, but she did. He seems to care deeply for her, spending every available hour with her, but will he be able to give up his past and settle down with one woman? After all, he has the reputation of a playboy.

Lance hates the personification he has created around himself. Afraid the others might not understand why; he has held back the truth from Gabriel and the other Guardians, he has waited for the right woman, the one Sekhmet prophesized so long ago. And now he has found her. When he is accused of fathering a child by both Gabriel and Tshering, how can he make them believe the child is not his, even if the boy is a spitting imagine of him?

After the women are attacked by Set’s Legions while relaxing on Jennifer’s new yacht, they come to the unanimous decision; they will train and join the Guardian forces. But that’s not as easy as it was meant to be. Old fashioned and hard headed, Gabriel is determined he will not having women fighting in their war.

When Tshering, Jennifer and Jessica are taken hostage by Set’s Legions all hell breaks loose on the Guardian’s compound. Lost without their mates, brother fights brother while they try save their women and put an end to the Legion’s terror. Will Sekhmet, the goddess they serve, step in and reveal the truth or will she leave them to find their own solutions to a never ending war as she has in the past?
Buy Links:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Blades-Sekhmets-Guardians-Sehkmets-ebook/dp/B00GJVWC9G


Excerpt:

Lance led Gabriel up the two flights of stairs then waited for Gabe to lead him into the room the boy was given. Jennifer rose from her position next to the boy on the side of the bed when the two entered the room. Stepping back, she watched as Lance and Gabriel approached the bed.
Lance couldn’t believe what was lying in the large four poster bed--an exact miniature of himself. Running his hand over the top of head, which he often did when he had a puzzle to solve, he turned and looked at Gabriel.
“I don’t understand… How can this be? Gabe, I swear I’m as confused as you are… He can’t be mine, I swear it.” 
“You expect me to believe he isn’t yours. For Christ’s sake, Lance, take another look at that child and tell me he isn’t yours. We need to know who his mother is.”  
Tshering hearing Gabriel’s loud voice next door stepped out into the hall then into the room.  Her eyes widened as she stared down at the small child, seeing the child’s face for the first time. 
She looked up at Lance, confusion written all over her face.  “Why didn’t you didn’t tell me you had a son?”
“Tshering, he’s not mine… I swear it!”
Lance watched her eyes narrow in disbelief. She thought he was lying.

“God Damn it, doesn’t anyone here believe me? I’m telling you he isn’t mine… He can’t be.”






Author Info:
With a love for history, Native American author V.S. Nelson, instructed elementary, high school and college in the U.S. and abroad before launching her second writing career.
V has been a story-teller all her life, always creating stories about people discovering the courage to make a difference. This drove her into writing her paranormal series centering on strong relationships and led her to coin the term: Ancient Legends, New Worlds.

Author Links:
Author website: http://www.authorvsnelson.com
Author blog:  http://www.authorvsnelson.com/blog/
Facebook: (author) https://www.facebook.com/authorvsnelson
    (series) https://www.facebook.com/SekhmetsGuardians
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AuthorVSNelson

Goodreads http://tinyurl.com/dxgo35


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