First, a quick housekeeping note. I’d messed up the days, but today I really AM over at Rainy Day Ramblings
, taking part in the “Something Wicked” event and talking about five things that scare me the most….and undead pirates and elves didn’t make the list! I’m also giving away a book of choice to a commenter, so head on over.
Now, please help me give a warm welcome to author Nancy Gideon today. Nancy’s most recent release is Prince of Shadows, the eighth book in her Moonlight series. Prince of Shadows was published in May of this year by Pocket Star.
With over 54 sales to her credit since her first publication in 1987, Portage, Mich., author Nancy Gideon’s writing career is as versatile as the romance market itself. Her books encompass genres from historicals and regencies to contemporary suspense and the paranormal. Her works have been published overseas in Romanian, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, German, Icelandic and Chinese, among other languages.
She’s the mother of two grown sons, one married and proud producer of her grandson and the other shanghaied into being her assistant.
She works full time as a legal assistant, and when not at the keyboard, feeds a Netflix addiction along with all things fur, fin and fowl.
To learn more about Nancy, visit her website
or check her out on blogspot
ABOUT PRINCE OF SHADOWS: A gentle lady held hostage in a deadly play for power, Kendra Terriot’s only means of survival for herself and her family is to play to a careful courtship game. The one she chooses from the dangerous Terriot heirs will inherit the coveted crown, but the one she longs to have rescue her belongs to another. Favored son of their cruel Shifter leader, the only calm in Cale Terriot’s necessarily violent life is his childhood love for his delicate distant cousin whom he’s pledged to make his queen. With Kendra at his side, he knows he can become the kind of ruler his clan needs, but first he must learn how to become the kind of mate she desires. In a treacherous race for control, where weakness means death, Cale must prove he’s not the beast his beauty fears and still protect her, especially once her chosen love returns to free her. The only way to win her respect could mean surrendering his throne. The only way to win her heart could mean letting her go. (ebook only)
And now, let’s hear from Nancy…
Living in a Preternatural World
by Nancy Gideon
I LOVE this time of year! The air gets cool. Leaves rustle with every breeze as if someone . . . something is stirring out where the night settles in deep and dark, and imagination runs rampant. Burr! That chill of the season.
I’m a Halloweenaholic! I’m crazy about the scares, the drama and, yes, the candy corn. All my favorite horror movies are running 24/7. Costume shops packed with drooling monsters, witches and zombies are popping up in the malls . . . and they’re all wondering what to wear.
Since I live in an apartment, I don’t have a yard to decorate. I miss the excitement of that ringing doorbell and shouts of “Trick-or-Treat!” So I do the next best thing – I recreate that thrill virtually!
For the third year, I’m hosting my Haunted Open House. Filled with fun, frights and things that go bump in the night, it’s my unabashed homage to the supernatural, featuring special guest PRN/UF authors and my favorite blogger/reviewers, giveaways and tips on how to make this the best Halloween EVER! Doors are open October 23-30. This year my real treat is a Giveaway Blog Hop with over 60 doorsteps to visit. Sign up if you love to hear that “Trick-or-Treat.” Or follow along from stop to stop if you’re just in it for the goodies!
The best thing about being a paranormal author is never having to leave that spooky other world where anything can—and does—happen, where my characters are bigger than life and my villains are from your nightmares. I can hand out goodies all year round! PRINCE OF SHADOWS is the latest treat from my dark paranormal “By Moonlight” shape-shifter series.
Meet Cale Terriot, my dangerous, tattooed, rowdy rock-n-roll hero:
“I’m a prince. Really! As one of the Twelve of the House of Terriot, I’m in line to inherit the throne from my father, Bram and rule our territories in the Southwest. Fighting is serious business in my family. We have to be ready to protect our own or go to war at any minute.
Though our basic form is reserved for battle or mating because of the danger involved, sometimes there’s no other way to avenge an insult done to me and my family or to the honor of my future mate, which is always a pretty bad f-ing idea. Someone in my position has no friends. Everyone’s a potential enemy, even family. Especially family.
“Growing up as the runt of the litter in a dog-eat-dog warrior clan, the struggle just to survive became a fight to excel once I met my life-mate Kendra. To win her, I knew I’d have to be stronger, faster, braver, smarter—since I couldn’t do anything about that taller thing—than my half-brothers in order to claim my rightful inheritance and my queen, and restore respect to my clan. To have and hold those things, I’m willing to do whatever it takes. Because I’ll only get one chance.”
– Cale, Prince in the House of Terriot
To get Halloween off to an early start, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card so you can load up on your favorite treats!
You must leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win the $10 Amazon gift card. Share your Halloween tradition! I grew up in a very small town, so every year when I was young, my little neighborhood buddies and I would don our costumes and wander a half-mile in either direction, collecting goodies. It was small-town America in a safer time, so we never (or our parents) thought about any dangers lurking about. (And if you go to the Rainy Day Ramblings link at the top of the page you can read about my worst Halloween experience and my current Halloween tradition!)
Share yours to enter for the $10 GC! (If you’re outside the U.S., I will substitute an equivalent purchase from Book Depo as long as you’re in a country where BD offers free shipping.)