Friday, August 2, 2013

Welcome Linda Nightingale today

Please give a warm welcome to author Linda Nightingale who joins us today. If you leave a comment with your email address included in the comment, you are entered to win some cool prizes. Check out the details at the end of the interview.

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?  Actually, I’m working on the prequel and the sequel to Sinners’ Opera, both Morgan stories.  The prequel, Sinners’ Waltz is set in English Civil War/Restoration England.  The sequel is modern day (currently my WIP) and entitled Sinners’ Obsession.

 If we asked your muse to describe you using five words, what do you think they would say?  
Thinks outside the box.  If you don’t count the “the” may I have six?  Eclectic.   Maybe I should add pushy?

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.  I starred in a porn film!  NO!  Kidding.  I graduated magna cum laude.  That might be surprising!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Charleston, South Carolina, on the beautiful oceanfront historic Battery.

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?  Sinners’ Opera.  It is the book of my heart, the first book I wrote, and stars my favorite (of mine) heroes.  Morgan will capture your heart (I hope).  I write all across the board.  My first book release was Gemini Rising, a dark fantasy from Double Dragon Publishing, and is quite different from Sinners’ Opera and a bit different from most any book.

Where do you find the inspirations for your stories?  One character, usually the hero, walks on stage, pokes me in the ribs and says, “Wake up, I have a story for you.”

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught?  That depends on the book.  In Cardinal Desires, due from Double Dragon Publishing later this year (another vampire paranormal romance), the damaged hero Sterling Fox needed to be taught.  Sinners’ Opera star, Morgan D’Arcy, knew what he wanted and went after it.  In my dark fantasy, Gemini Rising, the hero and the heroine know what they want but it is forbidden. 

Do you have a book that was easiest to write or one that was the hardest?  Sinners’ Opera was the easiest to write.  Morgan walked on stage (he’s a concert pianist, an English lord and a vampire) and told me the entire story, even the unusual end.  The hardest was a book I haven’t yet finished about cross-dimensional travel and centaurs.

Is it hard coming up with titles or characters names?  Titles, yes.  Characters names, no.  If someone introduces himself, he gives you his name.

Is there any books coming that you are itching to read (either electronic or print) from your favorite authors?  Yes.  The Shadow Lord series by Tony-Paul de Vissage, who writes very original characters, plots and takes on the vampire.  Not r0mance, but with romantic elements.

If you were to replenish your cabinets with one junk food, what would it be?  Replenish?  I always have chocolate covered almonds!!

What is coming up from you in 2013? Cardinal Desires from Double Dragon Publishing and a book signing at the Blue Willow Salon on Memorial Drive in H-town (Houston) on November 23 at 3 PM.

Anything you want to tease us with?  I am working on a dark fantasy with strong romantic elements in first person from Lucifer’s POV.  Not the devil.  Lucifer, the favorite angel.

Anything else you would like to add?  

I’d love to hear from readers:  -  Come read  my Morgan story, Vampyre Hunt, and meet the hero!
Twitter:  @LNightingale
Facebook:  I’m on there; too stupid (remember the magna cum laude) to know my FB link!

Enjoyed the opportunity to chat!  I’m giving author swag, downloads and, if we have enough folks dropping by, a pretty coffee mug.

Sinner's Opera
Double Dragon Publishing
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Morgan D’Arcy is a classical pianist, an English lord and a vampire.  He has everything except what he desires most—Isabeau.  When she was a child, he appeared to her as the Angel Gabriel, influencing her life and career choice, preparing her to become Lady D’Arcy.  Many forces oppose Morgan’s daring plan—not the least of which is Vampyre law.  A vampire must not sire a child on a mortal.

Isabeau Gervase is a brilliant geneticist engaged to a prominent attorney. Though she no longer believes in angels, she sees a ticket to a Nobel Prize in the genetic puzzle presented by her long-absent childhood friend. She intends to unravel Gabriel’s secrets, using the DNA contained in a lock of his hair and identify the non-human species she named theAngel Genome.

Morgan is ready to come back into Isabeau’s life, but this time as a man—and a vampire—not an angel.  Will he outsmart his enemies, protect his beloved and escape death himself?  For the first time in eternity, the clock is ticking.

About the Author:

Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Atlanta and Houston.  She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for thirteen years.

With Cardinal Desires, a vampire paranormal to be released in 2013 by Double Dragon Publishing, Linda won the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award.  She works in the legal field and has two wonderful sons.  She loves Andalusian and Lusitano horses, her snappy little sports car and her parlor grand piano. 

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