Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Interview with fantasy author Debbie Peterson

Welcome, Readers!

I’m happy to be the kick-off stop for Debbie Peterson’s virtual book tour for her fantasy paranormal romance novel Shadow of the Witte Wieven (2nd edition).

During her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions, Debbie will be awarding a lucky winner with a $15 Amazon gift card. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. Her journey to published author could fill quite a few pages. However, in June of 2010, she submitted her debut novel “Spirit of the Rebellion” to her wonderful, patient, editor at The Wild Rose Press and the rest is history. She now has five published novels to her credit, with a sixth due out in the coming year.

When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family, within the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

Welcome, Debbie. Please tell us about your current release, Shadow of the Witte Wieven.
Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Wolf must bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves.

Excerpt from Shadow of the Witte Wieven:
“Are you going to answer the question, or are you not?” he quipped, ignoring her comment

“Ooh! Tu' eres el hombre m├ís exasperante que he tenido la desgracia de conocer!” she huffed as she folded her arms and slammed them hard against her chest.

“Sorry?” His eyes danced with sudden merriment, while his lips twitched in amusement. “I
didn’t quite catch all that!”

In response to his mirth, she once again clenched her teeth. She could feel her cheeks flame as she jerked a pointed a finger toward his chest. “I said, you are the most exasperating man I’ve ever had the misfortune—”

The moment she drove her finger forward, her words abruptly ended and so did his mirth.
Aliyana touched the tip of her tongue to her lips as she stared at what she could see of her finger. She slowly withdrew it from inside his chest, gazed at the digit, repeated her actions once more, and then gazed into his sky-blue eyes.

“Aliyana,” Wolf whispered. “Don’t be afraid of me. This isn’t what you think.”

She struggled to make sense of this new quandary. Her bewildered gaze shifted to his arms
that still held her fast, traveled their length, and then rose to his face. Her lovely eyes, filled with such delightful indignation a moment ago, now held a trace of apprehension.

“Who are you?” she asked in a voice just audible to his ears. “Better yet, what are you?”

What exciting story are you working on next?
Court of the Hawk is my next release and is currently in the pre-galley stages. This fantasy romance pairs a modern day epigraphist with a 13th century Lord who rules an ancient Welsh kingdom hidden from the world.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I have always enjoyed writing. Yet, I don’t think I truly considered myself a writer until I signed my first contract with The Wild Rose Press.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I do write full time, however my hours are never cut in stone. Sometimes I am up at 5:00 a.m., typing away. There are also times that I am up past midnight. When the words are flowing I write them. When they’re not, I do the other things that need doing.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t know if it’s really a quirk, but I do have to have music playing that matches the scenes I am writing. Most of the music I listen to is instrumental and generally comes from various movie scores. Oh, and I also have to have my ice-water and either cinnamon bears or hot tamales readily available!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Oh, I had quite a list! I wanted to be a teacher, a nurse, and a rodeo rider, just to name a few. I think that’s why I love writing. I give all of my heroines a different, interesting career and then I get to live it along with them while I write their story…

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Thanks for being here today, Debbie. Happy touring!

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Mary Preston said...

I'm intrigued by the title & story line.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Debbie Peterson said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog, Lisa! It is a pleasure to be here with you today!

Debbie Peterson said...

Thanks Mary! This book was so much fun for me to write.

Debbie Peterson said...

Thanks Rita! I'm so happy you stopped by!

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing! The excerpt has me intrigued! :)

Debbie Peterson said...

Thank's for stopping by AND for the lovely comment Andra!

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MomJane said...

What a fascinating excerpt and plot for a story. I really loved it.

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Tammy C said...

Oh I am so excited.I just loved the book.Wolf and Aliyana are two of my most favorite characters ever.I so enjoy how you write. I'm looking forward to your new release. Just keep them coming.

Debbie Peterson said...

Thank you MomJane... I had so much fun writing this book, so I am happy you are fascinated!

Debbie Peterson said...

Awww... thanks Tammy! Wolf and Aliyana are two of my favorites as well! ;D

Dawn said...

Sounds great! My kind of book.

Debbie Peterson said...

Now THAT makes me happy Dawn! Thanks so much for stopping by!

bn100 said...

Nice interview

Debbie Peterson said...

Thanks BN Nice to see you here.

Anonymous said...

That was a fun review to read. And I can't wait to read the 2nd Edition to see what has been added to it, but first I need to read "Van Locken's Witch, so I can see how it all comes together when I read the 2nd Edition. I have enjoyed stopping by for the opening of this tour.

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello don't mind if I call you "Mysti" do you? :D Thanks so much for stopping by and making such heart-warming comments!

Anonymous said...

loved the interview!

Unknown said...

I liked the Excerpt!