Thursday, March 29, 2012

Please Welcome Annie Nicholas author of Omegas In Love

Please welcome Annie Nicholas she is an honored guest here today. Annie will be talking about her book Omegas in love and it sounds fascinating.

 Annie will be giving away an ebook choice from her backlist at each of her stops. One random commenter from the entire tour will receive an autographed copy of each of the first three Vanguards books and a $10 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. In addition, the host with the most comments (excluding Annie's and the host's) will receive a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.





Blurb

Some things are best to forget. But what if the past won't be forgotten?

Born in China of a pure shifter bloodline, Katrina was raised with only one purpose--to breed. Abused by her alpha, she runs away to America as soon as she can. With a new pack and her true mate, she thinks the nightmare is behind her, but when she is abducted on the streets of Chinatown, Katrina must face her past and fight for her freedom.
It took Tyler a year to earn Katrina's love, another to build her confidence and pride, and only a moment to lose her. Broken-hearted, Tyler won't give up his search for Katrina. But he never trained as a warrior like the other shifters. What chance does a real estate agent have in the fight for his mate?
WARNING: Explicit shifter sex, heartbroken torment, and an unstoppable shifter in love.

Meet the author: Check out her bio:



Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont, where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day.

Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.

Of Course We All Want to Know More About Annie: Curiouser and Curiouser...

Interview: Hope Annie talks a lot about her book. It sounds really great.



1.What or who inspired you to start writing?
A few years ago, it seems like ages now, I was sick and house bound for six months. After reading and rereading everything I own I decided to try and write my own story to save my sanity. That’s how my first novel Bait started.

2.How did you come up with ideas for your books?
Usually, it starts with a character then I start asking questions about how that person would react to certain conflicts. I let these ideas stew in my head until a story forms, most of the time this process takes a few months. While I’m writing one book, I’m thinking about the next story. I have had a couple of dreams that turned into books. The Alpha was a dream. (2nd book of the Vanguards) and a new series I’m shopping around to publishers came from a dream.

3.Can you tell us a little about your Vanguard series?
The Vanguards started with a small pack of geeky werewolves who hired a Nosferatu vampire warrior to teach them how to fight. The series follows each member of that original pack and how they used those teachings to grow. Sometimes a woman just needs to root for the underdog.

4.What expertise did you bring to your writing?
I have a great imagination and I’m an avid reader of multiple genres so I can sometimes bring an unusual story trope to the romance world.  

5.What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio?
I love to garden. I could happily spend my day in the dirt and my yard is running out of space.

6.As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans? Are there any more books planned for this series?
There are two more books planned after Omegas in Love: The Sigma (Sam’s story), releasing in August 2012, and The Prima (Sugar and Daedalus’ story, again). I have plans to continue this series but you’ll have to stay tuned.
I have three new series in development: A succubus, a dragon, and shifter one. LOL I’ve been busy.

7.If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why?
Oh my, that’s a loaded question. No one has met my succubus, Pia, yet except my beta readers and editor. I’d totally be her in a hot second.  I mean, hot guys, great family, and an incubus lover. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

8.  What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing)
Finish the book, no matter how bad you write it, finish it, the magic happens after when you edit.

9.   Do you outline your books or just start writing?
I outline the each book in general. The main conflicts and how to transition them, but I don’t detail the chapters until I’m ready to write it.

10.    Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you've gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books?
My love of plants peeks into my stories. Sometimes it’s in my descriptions or one my characters shares this passion. Sugar, the Vanguard’s token human, is an avid gardener and it appears within the series often.

11.        Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book?
The hero and heroine are already in a relationship at the beginning of this book. Over this series, you see a little of how their relationship develops so this book express how strong they have become. The black moment is when they both realize they lost each other forever. I can’t reveal more than that without spoilers :)




Excerpt


An antique red archway covered the entrance to the tourist trap to keep evil spirits away and good luck in. Sticking his hand in his jacket pocket, he rubbed the small, velvet jewelry box he’d placed there earlier today. He could use all the luck he could get—just because Katrina was his mate, didn’t mean she’d agree to get married.

Raised in an all-wolf-shifter community in rural Mongolia, she didn’t think like American shifters. Like him. He took a deep, shaky breath. Marriage was a foreign ritual to her.
He’d chosen this location not just for his superstitions, but for its significance. Katrina worked in the area, a place where the old Asian world met the new, as an interpreter for some of the local companies.

She waited under the arch, facing him, her delicate eyebrows furrowed. An Asian man he didn’t recognize spoke with her.

Facing the stranger’s back, Tyler could only see his short black hair and long fall trench coat.
A sharp stab of jealousy drove him to quicken his pace. He couldn’t help it. As a shifter, possession was nine-tenths of the law, and Katrina belonged to him.

Passing half a dozen souvenir shops offering cheap trinkets, Tyler trotted along Wentworth Avenue. Katrina’s raised voice reached his ears, but he couldn’t understand Mandarin. He growled low in his chest. His mate didn’t yell often.

Three other men broke from the crowd and surrounded the arguing couple.
Tyler’s heart rate took off like a locomotive on a downhill slide. He smelled shifters. Non-Vasi shifters on their territory. Surrounding his mate.



Thank you so much,
Christine

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Twitter: @annienicholas

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13 comments:

marybelle said...

Thank you for the wonderful interview & excerpt thank you.

Cheers!!

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Annie today.

MomJane said...

This is a wonderful story and I am so glad it is a series. I can hardly wait to read it.

Christine Young said...

hope you have a great tour!

Annie Nicholas said...

Thanks for having me here today, Christine!

StacieD said...

Hello Annie!
I love the idea of starting the story with the couple already in a relationship. Watching them fight outside forces to stay together is so compelling. I have a weakness for protective heroes so this story sounds perfect for me. Congrats on the new release!

Geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Joanne said...

Great interview and excerpt. Can't wait to read this next chapter in the Vanguard series. Thanks for the blog tour.

Joanne B
e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Kanya said...

Hi Annie, great interview! It's nice to read about your future plans. Can't wait to read the rest of the Omegas series!
Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your latest release!
Kanya
kanyachhetATyahooDOTca

Catherine Lee said...

Chinatown is a prominent locale in the book. Do you live in a town with a great Chinatown area?

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Great interview and excerpt! The book sounds very good.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julianne said...

Wow, another great interview, thanks for sharing Annie. I really enjoyed reading it. I can't wait to read Omegas in Love.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Annie Nicholas said...

Catherine Lee, I grew up in Montreal, which has a huge Chinatown.

Annie Nicholas said...

Julianne, you're yesterday's winner! I'm sending you a note.