Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nancy Gideon Takes Over Book Monster Reviews

Nancy Gideon Takes over Book Monster Reviews
Max Savoie and Charlotte Caissie 
from the BY MOONLIGHT series
LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster Reviews have the extreme pleasure of welcoming the incredibly talented Nancy Gideon back to our sites today! 

Nancy is a bestselling author with over 50 titles to her credit since 1987, including titles written as Dana Ransom and Rosalyn West.  She’s spanned the genre from historical romances and regencies, to contemporary suspense novels, and our favorite, her paranormal romance series.  She’s also done screenwriting for two indie horror films.
She is the creator of the BY MOONLIGHT and MIDNIGHT series.  MIDNIGHT has 9 books – “Midnight Kiss”, “Midnight Temptation”, “Midnight Surrender”, “Midnight Enchantment”, “Midnight Gamble”, “Midnight Redeemer”, “Midnight Shadows”, “Midnight Masquerade”, and “Midnight Crusader”.  BY MOONLIGHT currently has 5 installments, with at least 1 more on the way – “Masked by Moonlight”, “Chased by Moonlight”, Captured by Moonlight”, “Bound by Moonlight”, and the brand new release, "Hunter of Shadows", which was just released on November 29th! 
We highly suggest that you check out all of Nancy's books, but for the sake of this Event, we thought we'd give you the synopsis of the new release to peak  your interests...

Hunter of Shadows (Moonlight, #5)“Hunter of Shadows” Synopsis:
Transferring to the New Orleans Police Department, Detective Silas MacCreedy has a hidden agenda: to secure his clan’s place once again in the Shifter hierarchy. What he didn’t count on was stumbling upon a sexy assassin who could shred his best intentions and lead him into a dangerous dance that threatens to engage his heart.
But the ones he doesn’t know . . .
Monica Fraser knows just how to make a man beg—for his life. But she has no clue how to fight her attraction to the fiercely intense detective who seems determined to get in her way, both professionally and intimately.
. . . could kill them both.
When emotional attachments to the past and an unexpected glimpse of a different future have her questioning her deadly purpose, Nica must discover the truth about her secret abilities in order to free herself from the forces that control her. But that freedom comes with a price—trusting those she’s been ordered to eliminate.is about Detective Charlotte Caissie and her shape-shifter lover Max Savoie, but when the hunt to find a vicious serial killer forces Cee Cee to put Max in a difficult situation and her to choose between the partner she relies on and her passion to solve the case, their relationship is tested beyond measure. 

For Nancy's return appearance with us, we have the extreme pleasure of witnessing a rare interview between her, Cee Cee and Max.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Don't forget, Nancy will be available to chat Live with members, followers, fans and guests in the LITERAL ADDICTION Author Chatroom from 8-10pm EST (7-9pm CDT/5-7pm PDT & MDT).

Character INTERVIEW with Max and Cee Cee
I’m Nancy Gideon, author of the dark paranormal BY MOONLIGHT shape-shifter series, and an occasional journalist.
I’m filling in today for Chelle & Carla. 
I’ve used my influence to coax the usually media shy couple from the first four books of series to sit down with me to talk about HUNTER OF SHADOWS which was released last week. For those who haven’t met them, Charlotte Caissie is a detective with the New Orleans police department and Max Savoie is . . . a mobster?
CC:      You don’t have to answer that.
Max:   I’m a businessman. I help people.
Nancy:     By people, you mean what kind of people? The criminal element? The  good people of New Orleans that Detective Caissie protects?  Non-people who are hiding in the city?
CC:      No comment.
Nancy:       I see someone has a bit of a ‘tude this morning.  Relax, Detective. You’re amongst friends here. We’re aware from reading the back blurbs that Max inherited a criminal empire from his mentor, Jimmy Legere and that he’s also rumored to be the leader of the local shape-shifter clan.
CC:      Just rumors. Nothing’s been proven.
Nancy:           Oookay. Let’s move on, shall we?  At the end of BOUND BY MOONLIGHT, the two of you were going off to work on your personal issue. Have those been resolved?
CC:      Yes.
Max:   It’s a work in progress.
Nancy:           So, we’re going to be seeing more of your story developing as the series continues?

Max:   It’s not like we’re going to be able to hide it, I assume.
CC:      You’ve got new characters coming in with HUNTER OF SHADOWS.  Why don’t you go bother them and leave us alone?
Nancy:        I’m afraid that’s not going to be possible.  You see, Max is a bit of a fan favorite and readers want to keep up on what’s going on between you.
Max:   Ahhh, the $7.99 price of fame. I wasn’t aware I was all that interesting. Weren’t four books enough?
CC:      Baby, the Library of Congress wouldn’t be enough.
Nancy:      We do have a new couple featured in HUNTER OF SHADOWS, but the two of you have a strong involvement with the ongoing story line. That’s not going to change, from what I hear.
CC:      From what you hear? You mean from what you wrote. Don’t insult us by pretending you don’t know what’s going on. What’s it going to take for you to stop poking into our business?
Nancy:       Readers to stop asking about it. You have to admit, you’ve left a lot of things up in the air.
Max:   Sorry.  We have a lot of baggage.
CC:      But that doesn’t mean you have to go rummaging through it.
Max:   Detective, she’s just doing her job.
Nancy:       Speaking of the job, when you took a leave of absence, your partner Alain Babineau was joined by another detective. What’s your take on Silas MacCreedy?
CC:      MacCreedy?  I worked with him a little bit on that last case. He’s a good cop, smart, great instincts. I won’t have to worry about Alain’s back until I get back on the clock. What’s that look for?
Max:   I don’t trust him. He’s not what he seems.
Nancy:           Because he’s a shape-shifter pretending to be human? It’s on the back blurb. Everyone knows that. Why’s that so different from what you’re doing? Aren’t you both just trying to blend in?
Max:  There’s something else. Something in his eyes, like I’ve done something he expects me to answer for.
Nancy:           Have you ever met him before?
Max:   No. I’d remember. 
Nancy:           Maybe he just doesn’t like criminals.
CC:      Max isn’t a criminal . . . at least, he’s been working on that.
Max:   You say that like it’s a Twelve Step program.
Nancy:           Are you tangled up in his current investigation of Carmen Blutafino?
CC:      No.
Max:   Not exactly.
Nancy:           Are those some unresolved issues I see? Speaking of remembering, Charlotte you didn’t recognize Monica Fraser when she rescued you from an attack by a group of rogue Shifters. Why was that?
CC:      I hadn’t seen her since we were living at St. Barts. She’s changed.
Nancy:           How’s is she different?
CC:      She was just an angry kid back then. She’s got a smooth polish now. If she’s still pissed off about what life has tossed at her, she’s real good at hiding it. Something tells me she’s an ass-kicker you don’t want to go messing with. Maybe I taught her a few things about that back in the day.
Nancy:           So what’s her story?  Why did she come back to New Orleans?
Max:   Not to be a waitress and catch up on old times.  I’m sure of that, though I can’t be about any of her other motives.
Nancy:           So, you think she has some other agenda? 
Max:   I think there’s a whole hell of a lot behind what she’s not telling us. And I don’t think we’re going to like what we find out. That smooth polish is covering up a lot a rough intentions.
Nancy:           What’s going on between her and Silas?
CC:      Not as much as she’d like.
Max:   Which is the way he’ll keep it if he’s smart.
CC:      What do you mean? I think they’d be good for each other.
Max:   I think she’ll be good at what she does and he’ll end up good and dead. But that may not be a bad thing from my stand point. If she takes care of him, or vice versa, then I won’t have to step in.  What with trying to get the Towers open, I’ve got too much on my plate without having to worry about them.
Nancy:           The Towers?  Isn’t that the building project you’re working on with Simon Cummings?
Max:   Yeah. And that’s why I’m worried. 
Nancy:           He’s not exactly the most trustworthy of partners?
Max:   Do you trust a water moccasin not to bite? He’s a necessary evil to get my clan to safety behind secure walls.
Nancy:           You make it sound like you’re getting ready for some kind of war.
Max:   Ready is something you can’t be unless you know what to expect.  I have to see any and everything coming if I’m going to protect my family and my clan.
Nancy:           From whom?
Max:   From whoever is trying to kill me and capture my brother, Oscar. I stopped them once, but I’m not fool enough to think they’ve given up.
CC:      I’ve got your back, baby.
Max:   That may not be enough. I’ve got to know who else I can trust.
Nancy:           Silas?
Max:   Not until I find out what he’s hiding.
Nancy:           It sounds like we’ve got an exciting book ahead of us.
Max:   That’s what Publishers Weekly said, if you believe that kind of stuff.
Nancy:           Gangsters, disappearing Shifter females, assassins with secrets . . .
CC:      . . . oh my!  Same ole same ole.  Business as usual in NOLA.
Nancy:           And speaking of secrets, I hear you may have a doozy.
CC:      You heard wrong.
Nancy:           Maybe. But you can’t deny whatever it is that you may or may not be hiding has a lot to do with the next book, SEEKER OF SHADOWS coming out on June 26, 2012.
CC:      That has nothing to do with me.  That’s Jacques’s book. Don’t try to drag me into it.
Max:   No one has to drag you into anything, Detective.  You just sort of get there all on your own.
CC:      You say that like it’s a bad thing.
Max:   I’m not sure that it won’t be. You’re writing these books. Give us a hint. Are we going to get a happily-ever-after?
Nancy:           Someone is.
CC:      She’s not going to tell us, Max.  It’s all a tease.
Max:   It’s not wise to tease someone who enjoys snacking on finger food while they’re still moving on the keys.
Nancy:           Point taken. Let’s just say more will be revealed about the By Moonlight world, but in uncovering those secrets, there’s a price to pay.
CC:      Thanks.  That makes everything so freaking clear. Who’s paying the price?
Nancy:           If you like Spoilers, you’ll just have to sit in on my chat tonight (December 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm EST!) with Literal Addiction and Book Monster Reviews. Maybe you can coax them out of me along with a BIG bit of news I’ll be sharing for the first time.
CC:      What kind of BIG news? Good news or bad news?
Nancy:           That would be telling and authors are supposed to “show not tell.”
Max:   So, we’re going to have to wait to read about it in Karen Crawford’s next expose?
Nancy:           Just check my website at http://nancygideon.com or my blog at http://nancygideon.blogspot.com
CC:      Yeah, like we have time for that.
Max:   Be nice, Detective. She is our meal ticket.
Nancy:           Better than being your next meal . . . though some might argue.  Thanks for joining me for this little Q&A. I appreciate your . . . ummm, cooperation.
CC:      Don’t kid yourself. We were doing it for Chelle, Carla and the readers.
Nancy:           Detective, always a pleasure. Max . . . always a delight.
CONTEST:  If I didn’t ask the questions you wanted to get answered by Max and Cee Cee, ask them now in your comments for a chance to win a BY MOONLIGHT holiday charm bracelet custom made by ReMaryd Originals here on LITERAL ADDICTION, or a set of BY MOONLIGHT romance trading cards on Book Monster Reviews.  The two winners (1 per site) will be chosen at random.
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Victoria said...

I love character interviews! Gives me a real feel for the book. Thank you.


Kristina said...

I love character interviews! i always get a kick out of the ones that are a bit stubborn! Gave me great insight into the minds of the author and the characters! I would have to ask this question though: Do they want a happily-Ever After?????

Thanks for the great interview and awesome giveaway!


desi said...

The character interviews are so much fun. Some reveal alot of info they aren't supposed to and some just don't want to talk. This is a new author to me and I can't wait to check them out.
deslauree3 at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

I love character interviews, that was so much fun. I haven't read the book so this really made me look forward to reading more from this author.


Nancy Gideon said...

Kristina, of course they want that HEA. Getting there is the fun part!

Tasha21 said...

Can't wait 4 the next book

alainala said...

i love the interview! thanks for the character insight..

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

burbanette said...

Fun interview! Thanks for your time! burbanette@yahoo.com

Na said...

I'm looking forward to her latest book. Congratulations on its release, Nancy!


SdyLion said...

Take over more often- totally awesome. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com