Mae Clair: Featuring HOME by Calisa Rhose

Today is a special day as I turn my blog over to Lyrical Press sister and friend, Calisa Rhose. How is it special? 😀 Read on to find out!

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Hi Mae! I’m thrilled to be back on your lovely blog. Thanks for inviting me to share my Wild Rose Press novella with your readers.

Home, for those who don’t know, is part of a series about a strange scrimshaw doll created by  pirate and cursed by a gypsy a long time ago. In my story the doll returns to an ancestor of that gypsy. My heroine, Poppy Tippen is in love with the local hero who finds himself at the top of his home’s poopy list. Why? Because Sam Callahan lived to return from Vietnam when so many others didn’t. It wouldn’t have been so bad, except he’s a doctor and a huge weight was put on him upon his return. Poppy comes to his rescue in a way he never expected anyone, let alone her, to.

I’d love to share the blurb and an excerpt with you now.

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Tagline
What could a gypsy and a Vietnam veteran have in common?

Blurb
Silvertown’s outcast, Poppy Tippen, has loved football hero Sam “The Force” Callahan forever. But he never seemed to know she was alive. Now he’s home from the war and she suddenly finds herself comforting him from the demons of “that damn war.” Is his attention merely an escape from the haunting nightmares? Or does she hold the interest of the only man she’s ever truly loved?

Sam Callahan’s only solace from the war nightmares wrecking his life comes in the unlikely form of a gypsy girl with stigmas of her own. He’s known Poppy his entire life, but there’s something different about her now. Something special he desperately wants to hold on to. Can he convince her she’s the only thing he needs to put the past behind him?

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Excerpt
“I’ll always want you, Poppy.”

Her head shook in automatic denial. “You’ll want a girl who fits your life. Not some gypsy with no family lineage to brag about. Your momma won’t accept that, either. She’ll make you choose someone like Connie, someone who fits into your world. Not the girl everyone avoids and whispers about behind her back. You’re gonna be the town’s doctor. You need an uppity wife who will make you proud.”

When Sam laughed, his chest shuddered against her back. Deep, husky, real. He turned her in his arms and looked down at her, smiling. “Poppy, do you honestly think I give a damn what people think? Look at me! I’m the town outcast, the survivor who should have died saving the others, not be here planning a future that includes a wife, a medical practice. “I shimmy under park benches, run from my mother’s lipstick, for God’s sake. I wake up screaming and crying over nothing in the middle of the night, crawl under my bed and hide, shaking, until morning. Hell, I can’t even be a doctor because I haven’t finished school yet.”

“I didn’t know. It must be awful for you.” No matter how it hurt Poppy to know he used her, it felt much worse to know how he hurt alone. “The only time it isn’t awful is when I’m with you. When I think of you.”

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Small-town country girl Calisa Rhose has been writing since she was a teen in Oklahoma.

It wasn’t until 2005, while living in California, that she realized if “they” can do it there’s no reason why she couldn’t write and get published, too. That realization began her journey into the world of publishing. After a cross-country move with her husband and their three grown daughters (plus families) back to her home state, Calisa dove into her writing. She joined RWA and the local chapter OKRWA. Since that day she has been more determined than ever to see her name in lights. She intends to nurture others and continue to grow as an author.

She’d love to hear from her readers at calisa.rhose@gmail.com and you can visit Calisa at www.calisarhose.wordpress.com Find out about her books on the Bookshelf page.

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Guess what? Today is the one year release day anniversary of Home, as well as my birthday, so The Wild Rose Press and I are offering Home FREE, from today through Sunday, Dec. 30th to celebrate!

You can get your copy here http://is.gd/GEhNVW and all I ask is that if you read it, share a review on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, or The Wild Rose Press–or on all if you feel so inspired!

It’s been fun sharing my first book with everyone. Thanks for visiting and I love comments!

Thanks for having me, Mae. You’re the best!

Mae Clair: The Next Big Thing Reprise

So, here it is almost two full weeks since L.J. Kentowski tagged me in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop, and I’ve had the distinct honor of being tagged again by Sheri de Grom. If you don’t know Sheri, I suggest you hasten over to her blog pronto and become acquainted. Not only is she a writer and reviewer of women’s fiction, but she is also an advocate for mental health, Medicare reform and Veteran’s rights. In addition, she’s one of the most candid and giving people I’ve met online. Thank you, Sheri for the nomination.

Just to refresh everyone’s memory about the NBT hop, writers answer a series of questions related to their current WIP, then tag five other authors to join the hop. On the 28th of November, I shared information on the mystery/romance on which I’ve furiously been working called ECLIPSE LAKE. At the same time, I’m also working on the sequel to WEATHERING ROCK, Book 2 of the DeCardian Family Chronicles. Are you interested in learning more? I hope so! Here ’tis:

What is the working title of your book?
BLUE ENCHANTMENT, although that may change.

Where did the idea of the book come from?
It’s the second in a three-book series once again utilizing paranormal and romantic elements. In my debut novel WEATHERING ROCK, Winston (Wyn) DeCardian is a secondary character, but I felt he deserved his own book. I inserted a few references about his past and childhood in WEATHERING ROCK that I intend to flesh out in BLUE ENCHANTMENT. And, of course, I wanted to give him a romance with an HEA all his own. I’ve employed time-travel again, though the gap this time, is relatively small.

What genre does your book fall under?
The same as WEATHERING ROCK, paranormal / time-travel romantic suspense.

haircolors-08Which actors would you choose to play your characters in movie renditions?
Wyn is easy. I’ve always imagined him as Jim Caviezel the way Jim looked at the end of the  Count of Monte Cristo (when he was clean-shaven). Oh yeah, that’s definitely my Wyn! 😀

As for Calliope LeMay, my heroine, I don’t have anyone set in mind. The same with my villain Sol Quinlan. He’s still taking shape in my head and Callie’s looks are a bit unusual – – red hair and lavender eyes.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Wyn DeCardian meets a woman with a score to settle, who lived thirty years in the past and who may be tied to the mysterious explosion that resulted in his father’s death when he was two.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I’m hoping it will be picked up by Lyrical Press, the publisher for WEATHERING ROCK.

How long did it take you to finish the first draft of your project?
I’m still in the writing process right now and, at this point, am only about a quarter of the way into the story.

What other books would you compare this story to in your genre?
Um . . . well, I’d have to say WEATHERING ROCK since it employs many of the same elements (time-travel, romance and paranormal or fantasy elements) and some of the same characters.

Who or what inspired you to write this story?
I wanted to do something that referenced the blue-skinned people of Kentucky.  I’m known for my love of myth and legend but, the Blue People of Kentucky actually exist. Their unusual pigmentation is caused by a blood disorder first introduced by a man named Martin Fugate in the early 1800s. I can’t explain how that factors into the story but it does. From the moment I stumbled over a Yahoo newsfeed about it several years ago, I knew I wanted to implement it in a book.

Fonendoscopio y piruleta, corazón, San Valentín.What else about your book may pique readers’ interest?
For anyone who’s read WEATHERING ROCK they know that Wyn is a doctor. My heroine, Calliope LeMay is a gifted healer with magical talent. Naturally, science and magic are going to clash, right along with Wyn and Callie. Caleb and Arianna are also back for brief appearances, along with Lauren Talbot and Lucas Drake.

So there you have it—the low down on another project I have in the hopper.  Thanks again to Sheri de Grom for nominating me and now I’d like to nominate the following authors:

Cd Brennan
Calisa Rhose
Brynna Curry
Kate Meader
Tera Shanley

Cover Reveal: Risk Factors by Calisa Rhose

Title: RISK FACTORS
Author: Calisa Rhose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: March 4, 2013

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Love, like life, is not without risk.

BLURB:
Veterinarian Vivian Dane has purchased her uncle’s practice in the tiny town of Wales, Missouri, where most residents still doubt her ability to treat their pets. But Viv is used to being considered less-worthy than her predecessors. After all, her parents are world-renowned wildlife vets, and most everyone is unimpressed she’s chosen to not follow directly in their footsteps. Now Connor, a patient’s owner, and is hot for Viv, but clearly doesn’t think she’s dating material because he has a daughter…who he believes no woman is good enough for.

Being a perfect dad is EMT paramedic Connor’s life focus. He can’t seem to stay away from sexy Doctor Viv, but attraction is as far as he’ll ever let it go. His mother abandoned him, leaving him to be raised in the foster system, and then his wife abandoned both him and their daughter. He absolutely will not risk bringing another woman into his little girl’s life and having her feel the hurt of being left…again.

Forfeiting is easier than attempting and failing. So why does Viv feel compelled to prove she’s a sure bet for Connor and his daughter? Can Connor trust Viv–and himself–enough to play the possibilities?

CONTENT WARNING: Happy-ever-after mixed with four-legged friends.

MINI EXCERPT
Viv’s smile and throaty laughter burrowed deeper by the second, mutating into hot want that seemed to draw him to her at every opportunity. But her invitation shook him back to level ground. Dinner. With her. Vivian Dane, the woman who seemed to freely access his dreams lately, was asking him out.

Her voice fell to a low smoky grade that slid like satin over him, tightening around his chest, making it hard to breathe.

He wanted to kiss her.

Period.

There was something about her in the lab coat he couldn’t put his finger on. She appeared so fragile and delicate in pink that matched her lips…china doll perfect. Kissable.

He opened his mouth to refuse. He couldn’t afford to get close to anyone, wouldn’t risk Janna. He knew his daughter already liked the vet, had said so. If he got involved and it all nose-dived south, he couldn’t stand to have Janna hurt. Even if she didn’t know it, Viv was their veterinarian now and he’d have to see her, Jelly Bean would notice the tension–

“Connor?”

“I’d like that.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuthor Bio:Small-town country girl Calisa Rhose has been writing since she was a teen in Oklahoma.

It wasn’t until 2005, while living in California, that she realized if “they” can do it there’s no reason why she couldn’t write and get published, too. That realization began her journey into the world of publishing. With a fun attraction to those rugged heroes in cowboy hats, she began writing contemporary cowboys first. Then Calisa discovered how romantic firemen and first responders are, and how truly dedicated they are to saving lives, helping people. She was ‘bought and paid for’ as she dug into research on Risk Factors. Stay tuned for cowboys and firemen in this writer’s future, and in yours!

She’d love to hear from her readers at calisa.rhose@gmail.com and you can visit Calisa’s website at http://calisarhose.wordpress.com.  Find out about her books on the Bookshelf page.

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Mae Clair: A Zigzagging I Go!

Are you ready for some zigzagging?  I was tagged by the amazing Mackenzie Crowne in a zigzag challenge to search for the word ‘look’ in my current WIP. If you don’t know Mac, you definitely need to become acquainted. I encourage you to visit her blog, Mac’s Mad Mania where there’s always something wonderful to be found, including inspiring information on breast cancer survival.  While you’re there, be sure to give Mac’s stellar zigzag snippet a look-see. She even posted some visual eye candy to go with it, bless her romantic soul! 🙂

My task as a willing victim participant is to find the first use of “look” in my WIP and post the surrounding paragraphs. The MS I’m presently working on is a contemporary mystery/romance called ECLIPSE LAKE. In this scene my hero, Dane Carlisle, has just told his adopted son, Jesse, he wants Jesse to accompany him on a trip across the country to his home town. Not only isn’t Jesse thrilled by the idea, but he didn’t realize his father had family.

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“Seriously, Dad?”

Jesse slouched in his chair. “Why can’t I stay here? Summer’s just starting and I don’t want to spend it in the mountains. I’m seventeen, not a kid.”

“I know that.” He’d argued it in his head for over a week, but couldn’t go back to Onyx alone.  Maybe it was Alicia, doing her part to keep them together from beyond the grave. Sometimes the sparse fifteen year age gap separating him from his son made Dane feel more like a tyrannical big brother than a father.

Time to drop the bombshell. “You’ve never been east, and…I grew up in Pennsylvania. I have family there.”

Jesse’s expression ran the gamut from annoyed to intrigued. “Family?” He leaned forward, shoving his dinner plate away. “You told me your parents were dead.”

“Sometimes people say things because it’s easier than explaining the truth.”

Dane gripped his water glass, swirling a few ice chips against the sides. He wondered how Jonah would react when he received the letter relaying his intention to visit. I know we had our problems growing up, but I need to see you. I’m sorry I wasn’t there when Mom died.

“Don’t talk to me like I’m a kid,” Jesse said sharply. His expression was tight, offsetting the deep green of his eyes and the stark ebony fall of his wavy hair. He looked so much like Alicia, Dane felt his throat constrict.

“You’re right.” Damn, but it was hard remembering Jesse was practically a grown man. “I didn’t think I’d ever go back to Onyx, so it was easier to avoid talking about my family. My father died when I was a kid and my mother nine years ago. She had liver cancer.”

An alcoholic who was screwed up in the head.

He’d keep that knowledge to himself, along with the crushing reminder he hadn’t been with her at the end.

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Thanks again for nominating me, Mac. That was fun 😀

And now for the five authors I admire who I’d like to tag. Start zigzagging, ladies. Can’t wait to see your posts!

Jessi Gage
Laura Lee Nutt
L. J. Kentowski
Loni Flowers
Calisa Rhose

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I invite you to LOOK ahead, and hop back to my blog on Black Friday 11/23 for your chance to win an Amazon or B&N Gift Card during the BLACK FRIDAY BLOG HOP. There are plenty of other prizes and goodies to be had too, so be sure to zigzag back and join in the fun!

Mae Clair’s Editor Spotlight: Calisa Rhose

Happy Wednesday! It’s a special day today that has me completely jazzed. I have the honor of introducing my friend and Lyrical Press sister, Calisa Rhose. Not only is she an awesome writer, but she’s an editor too. I asked her to share a post from an editor’s perspective and she came through with an awesome look from the other side of the submission. So, if you’ve ever wanted insight from an editor’s perspective, settle in, kick back and check out what she has to say. Take it away, Calisa!

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Aw, Mae–thanks for having me on your wonderful blog! I thought I’d share a few of my editor pet peeves with your readers.

I don’t know about any of you, but when I first began submitting manuscripts (mss) to editors, I felt like I was subbing to the gods. Those oh-so unattainable and magical beings held MY career in the palms of their all-knowing hands. To say I was highly intimidated is putting it mildly. LOL I remember the first time I spoke with an editor on the phone. My voice shook, I clenched the phone so hard my fingers hurt and I wanted to sit down and pace at the same time! I was terrified I was screwing my book’s one chance at being published because I had deigned to impose on the upper realm where simple, tawdry writers, like me, were prohibited to enter.

Guess what? She was very friendly and answered my questions and made me realize she’s JUST A PERSON with a job. No longer was I afraid of editors. In fact, from that moment on, I decided I needed to be an editor! I don’t know why. Just had to. And now…I am. 🙂

And I’ll share a secret– Having another’s’ life work, their future as a writer in the palm of my hand, is not all it’s cracked up to be! It can be stressful to think a rejection could be the last straw for some poor thing. Will my “R” cause someone to put their laptop away permanently? Cause irreparable damage to some soul as the R strikes evilly at their eyes? If it does, then she wasn’t meant to be a writer, in my opinion. But still, I hate the thought. But a rejection hurts no matter how sugar coated it may be wrapped.

First of all–though I am a writer, I’m an editor, too, and I love helping aspiring–or even published– authors hone their craft. If you’ve ever read Home, my novella from The Wild Rose Press, at the end is my author bio. One line says “She intends to nurture…” and that’s my goal, and this – ( and continue to grow as an author). I have dreamed of helping other writers and this is one way I can. I also have a critique group, or two, but as an editor I hope to do more. Even if your manuscript (ms) needs work–some might need a LOT of work 😉 –I’m in a position to try to help that writer sell. That sale may not be with me–but as long as the author can take some gems away from me that betters their work, if she/he learns something of value, then my goal is met. Yes, I would rather contract every writer’s book, but realistically–that’s not possible.

As writers, we do understand how badly you want to get published, to get “The CALL” (which is mostly emails now in the new age of technology). We GET it. So, I’ll be sharing a few ways you can make sure I DON’T feel bad. Believe it or not, editors DO NOT live for the thrill of rejecting any writer’s work. 😀

I want you to know we editors are really earth-bound– bleed red, and change jobs–just like you. Most, but not all, editors are also writers and some work outside the home, too, while trying to juggle both jobs just like you do/might. So what makes us different? We can get you a contract you might not otherwise be able to get.

One way we are able to do this is- YOU have to follow publisher guidelines.

You have to format your mss according to the pub house you are targeting.

Fear the mighty red pen! LOL

Write a book that draws us in

Write a book WELL- Study your craft and live it as you write

And above all- work WITH your editor. Tell her/him why you see things your way when they suggest a change on something you would rather not alter (be sure it’s written/researched correctly before balking on a change). Try to find a happy medium, a compromise. The editor is trying to help you write the best book you can, but you need to be open to change.

Now, I’m not saying the editor is always right. It’s your story, your characters–that puts YOU in charge of the end result. Editors can be wrong (though, of course, I never am! 😆 ), but so can the writer. Work together as a partnership and between you, I promise you’ll get a wonderful story out of it in the end and a contract.

Yes, with self-publishing you won’t need me and my expertise to get published. That doesn’t mean you don’t need an editor at all. Have you read some of those self-published books out now? That IS NOT a dig at the writer’s work, but an example of why every author does need an editor, another set of fresh eyes. Someone to help you write the best crafted book possible since you’ll be hoping and expecting people to spend their hard earned money to support your craft. It’s only fair to give them what they pay for. A well written book–and an editor can help you get there. I don’t know about all of you who choose to self-publish, but I want to myself one day, and I want to present readers with my best book, because I WANT them to tell others and to buy my other books. I want to sell work I can be proud of because it’s a memorable AND written-great story. I don’t want to be remembered because it’s THAT horribly crafted read.

Okay- I promised pet peeves. Here they are.

#1- I do not want to, nor will I, write your book for you. If the story is full of fillers and unnecessary wording the writer can easily remove/replace with more creativity and imagination, or by running it through a search to locate and delete overused and abused words, if it’s filled with typos and punctuation mistakes–why should I/an editor try to fix something a writer won’t fix themselves before submitting it?

A manuscript WITHOUT all of these — This is what it means to POLISH before submitting. It’s a basic requirement. You spent hours, weeks and months writing that baby, you love it and want to see it in print, even Eprint. So, why wouldn’t you take the extra care to be as sure as you can of its success?

#2- Well- #1 is really my only pet peeve worth mentioning. LOL Do your part BEFORE asking me to do mine! J But I will add a second pet peeve. Don’t be upset at a rejection if you didn’t do everything to prevent it first.

Thanks Mae! I loved being here today!

Calisa Rhose
~ Contemporary/Paranormal author
~ Independent editor
~ References: Mackenzie CrowneWhere Would You Like Your Nipple? A guide into the abyss of breast cancer with humor and hope  (see her comments here)

Mae Clair: Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch …

Welcome to Tuesday. I invite you mosey on over to Calisa Rhose’s blog ranch today where I’m pondering my attachment to old homes and talking about WEATHERING ROCK. Calisa just remodeled the ranch and it’s gorgeous! I’m honored to be her first guest in the new digs so, hitch a ride and amble on over.

See you there, pard! 🙂

Mae Clair: The Lovely Blogger Award

The wonderfully prolific Kitt Crescendo recently nominated me for the One Lovely Blogger award. If you’re not familiar with Kitt’s blog theinnerwildkat you need to hop over and start reading pronto. She’s brilliantly creative and always delivers a thought-provoking post. Thanks for the nomination, Kitt!

So how does this particular award work? Well, to start I’m supposed to share seven random tidbits about moi. Yes I realize the anticipation is tantamount to a lunar shuttle launch, but try to restrain yourself while I collect my thoughts. 😉

Ready?  Here goes:

  1. I’ve always been a romantically idealistic dreamer. You never expected that, right? In high school I was known as “the Starchild.”
  2. I am addicted to most anything related to Sherlock Holmes, especially the BBC series SHERLOCK, and Robert Downey Jr.’s brilliant portrayal of my favorite detective. I’m currently suffering from Benedict Cumberbatch withdrawal.
  3. I love disaster movies and plague movies. They’re a guilty pleasure. The strange part is I tend to think they fall flat once the disaster happens. I love the spine-tingling string of circumstances and discoveries that lead to the ‘event,’ but not so much the aftermath.
  4. I was collecting anime and manga before most people knew what it was, and have a pristine collection.  Hmmm…must throw some of that stuff on eBay.
  5. I am in love with Aloysius Pendergast. My world will come to a screeching grinding halt on December 11, 2012, when Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child release the next book in their series. Time must/will stand still until I can devour it. 
  6. I love warm windy days and stormy skies, especially together.
  7. As a teen, I volunteered for the Red Cross and held multiple medical certifications.

Now for the Rules of Participation:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
    Thanks, again, Kitt!
  2. List seven random things about yourself.
    Done! Riveting facts above.
  3. Nominate fifteen other awesome bloggers.
    Wow, fifteen is a lot, but here are my nominees for those of who’d like to participate: 

Alicia Coleman
Angela Quarles
Calisa Rhose
Christine Warner
Donna Cummings
Jessi Gage
JM Stewart
Karen Michelle Nutt
Kate Meader
Kate Warren
Maryellen Brady
Renita Pizzitola
Stanalei Fletcher
Susan Koenig
Veronica Scott

Okay, ladies ~ spill the beans on your blogs. What would you like to share about yourself? 😀

The Next Best Thing Challenge

Cool things are happening! I’ve been tagged by the wonderfully talented L.J. Kentowski, author of GUARDIAN OF FATE to participate in the Next Best Thing Challenge.  And hey, as an extra bonus, in case you didn’t know – – you still have a chance to win a free ebook copy of GUARDIAN OF FATE on LJ’s blog, LJ Writes. Her contest ends tomorrow, so check it out while there’s still time. It’s a great read!

Now let me tell you about the challenge.  Here’s the breakdown:

Answer the 10 NBTC questions below
Spread the fun and tag 5 awesome people to participate!

So . . . ready, set, go!

What is the title of your book/WIP?
Weathering Rock

Where did the idea of this book come from?
A photograph and a passion for civil war history.

What genre would your book fall under?
Paranormal romantic suspense with time travel.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The hero is a no-brainer.  Remember that photograph I mentioned?  I’ve always had a passion for Civil War history and, one day while surfing online, I happened on a photo of David Soul from a part he had in Manions of America. It was enough to make me start spinning story ideas of my own. Toss is a name I had tucked away (Weathering Rock) that I intended to use for an old home, and it was enough to spur my muse into action. Here’s my “cast” list:

Caleb DeCardian
David Soul

Arianna Hart
Felicity Jones

Wyn DeCardian
Jim Caviezel

Rick Rothrock
Chris Hemsworth

Lauren Talbot
Scarlett Johansson

Lucas Drake
Tim Daly

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Former Civil War colonel, Caleb DeCardian, is thrust forward in time to the present where he meets fetching Arianna Hart while searching for the former friend who cursed him to live as a werewolf.

Is your book published or represented?
WEATHERING ROCK will be published on October 8, 2012 by Lyrical Press.

How long did it take you to write it?
Eight months. Then I set it aside for several years, dug it out, dusted it off, and did three rounds of edits in seven months, whittling 27k from the original word count. A friend of mine encouraged me to submit it to a publisher, and I decided to give it a shot, thinking ‘what’s the worst that could happen?’

What other books in your genre would you compare it too?
Hmm…that’s a toughie. I’m not sure there really is anything I could compare it with apples-to-apples. Certainly any author doing time-travel or writing about werewolves. In my case, Caleb is not part of a pack, and there is a fair amount of references to the Civil War woven throughout and underlying elements of mystery.

Which authors inspired you to write this book?
I can’t honestly say I was inspired by another author. WEATHERING ROCK was the result of taking varied elements I’m passionate about (history, werewolf folklore, old homes, romance, mystery) and weaving a tapestry from them in the form of a story. There are certainly authors I admire, but I’ve been writing since grade school, so my inspiration really comes from being driven to create.

Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book.
I’ve been sharing  elements of the novel for sometime on my blog, but there is something that occurs in the book I’ve purposefully avoided mentioning. I hope it will come as a huge surprise to my readers when they stumble across it. All I’ll say is that there’s more to the time travel element than just Caleb being thrust forward into the present *sly grin*

I’m also planning on making WEATHERING ROCK into a three-book series called The DeCardian Family Chronicles. Wyn DeCardian will be featured as the hero in book number two.

WOW! This has been fun.  Thanks for the tag, L.J!

And now, the five gifted authors I’d like to tag for the next round:

Donna Cummings
Stephanie Ingram
Coleen Kwan
JM Stewart
Calisa Rhose