Hey there Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome author Gennita Low to our sites today.
Gennita is also a three-time RWA Golden Heart finalist and Into Danger, her first book, was winner of RT’s Reviewer Choice Award for Romantic Suspense. She loves reader emails and chatters daily on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gennita) about roofs, spies, and her mutant poms and pet squirrel. AND, if your roof leaks, she can probably give you some advice!
Gennita is the creator of some amazing romantic suspense series, the SUPER SOLDIER SPY, SHADOWY ASSASSINS (S.A.S.S.), and CROSSFIRE , as well as some great standalone titles like "Big Bad Wolf", and anthologies "SEAL of my Dreams" and the upcoming "Dangerously Hot".
Here's a look at the CROSSFIRE series, which is currently being re-released and Gennita's recent anthology "SEAL of my Dreams" as well as her upcoming "Dangerously Hot".
"Hunter" - Book 2
OTHER NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
"SEAL of my Dreams" - Anthology
Stories by authors Jamie Alden, Stephanie Bond, Kylie Bryant, Helen Brenna, Helen Kay Dimon, Cindy Gerard, Tara Janzen, Leslie Kelly, Elle Kennedy, Alison Kent, Jo Leigh, Gennita Low, Marliss Melton, Christie Ridgway, Barbara Samuel, Roxanne St. Claire, Stephanie Tyler and Loreth AnneWhiteMy contribution in this anthology is titled A Secret Pirate (A Crossfire SEAL story). Zodenko “Zone” Zonovich is assigned to protect the Ambassador who is in danger, the tension is thick as he realizes the woman has been secretly dating is pulled into the newest threat.
“Danger Spells T.R.O.U.B.L.E.” – COMING – 2012
(This is Jed McNeil’s daughter’s story)
Grace McNeil has a new internship as a translator in DC. The new job isn’t quite what it seems. This doesn’t phase our heroine because after all, one of the world’s best spy’s blood runs in her veins. And she isn’t nicknamed Trouble for nothing. Soon she’s embroiled in the world of espionage and tangled in the arms of a millionaire entrepreneur named Joseph Lance Mercy. Of course, he isn’t what he seems either. That’s not surprising to a spy’s daughter and if it’s spy games Mr. Mercy wants, then she got plenty to amuse (and frustrate) him with.
Sounds great right? Now, let's get to the interview so we can learn more about Gennita and what she has in store for the new year...
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi Gennita! Welcome to Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTION. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drop by and spend some time with us! We’re happy to have you with us today!
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: We always like to start out by getting to know you a little bit better.
2) What are some hobbies and interests you like to do when you're not writing?
Gennita: I collect vintage jewelry and gardening. Eating can’t be considered a hobby, right? Because I love to hunt down foreign restaurants and eat, eat, eat.
Gennita: I have to play a game of mahjong after every scene. LOL. I know, it’s not really a quirk but I can’t stop myself.
5) Who are some of the authors that have inspired you to start writing?
Gennita: Linda Howard, Anne Stuart, Debra Dixon, just to name a few. Howard taught me humor and alpha males make crazy chemistry, Stuart taught me to love and not to be afraid of writing bad boys and Dixon taught me sexual tension.
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Now we'd like to ask you some questions about the CROSSFIRE series.
The first book, PROTECTOR, looks at how the traffickers travel internationally and how women and weapons are mixed. The SEAL team and GEM (their partners) work out a plan to stop a “special” delivery in S.E. Asia. The hero and heroine have certain backgrounds that make them very protective of women and children.
The second book, HUNTER, seeks out to trap one particular kingpin in Eastern Europe who has a deadly weapon. The theme of women trafficking is given a closer look when the team has to send one of their own inside to pose as the kingpin’s friend. Hawk has to deal with what he witnesses while he hunts for the weapon’s whereabouts. He’s in contact with another insider, a woman brought in by his joint venture partner, who will help him track the different weapon caches around the area. However, he soon finds that his new partner, Amber, has a lot more going on; she’s also helping women who have been kidnapped escape. The hero and heroine challenge and keep each other on their toes while navigating through the minefield of truth and facades.
The third book, SLEEPER, makes both the themes of stolen weapon, friendship and women-trafficking even more personal when it’s discovered that the heroine is a victim herself. Her whole identity is erased overnight when she finds out how she’s been used through the years. She’s trying to redeem herself by saving one last group of victims. But she’s also in possession of a stolen weapon. The SEAL team sends in a sharpshooter to find her secrets and eliminate her. The hero and heroine have to deal with what and who they are before accepting each other.
*Note* When Protector was published, the publisher cut out 60 pages (long story) and so there are many missing sentences and passages in that story. I’ve been told, through the years, about missing clues and elements so I’m determined to get it right again. In those days, the edits were done on paper, not disk, so it’s taking me a lot of time to fix the story. Thus Protector will be the last of the books to be reissued.
7) Do you plan to add more book to the CROSSFIRE series?
Gennita: Yes. I plan to write WARRIOR next year.
Gennita: I have the third book of SUPER SOLDIER SPY to finish for Samhain. It’s titled Virtually One. Then, if readers are interested, I’d like to get Alex and T’s story written.
9) What's next for Gennita Low? What do you have planned in the upcoming months?
Gennita: Currently, I’m in the middle of editing PROTECTOR (headache!) and getting an anthology with Sylvia Day ready to be published beginning of 2012. The anthology is titled Dangerously Hot and both of us will have a sexy spy romantic suspense or as I prefer to call my books, spy-fy in it. It’ll be available as an ebook first.
10) Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers?
Gennita: I want to thank the many, many readers who have been so supportive of me all these years. There were a few years, because of the economy, when I had to put off writing as I traveled around for my roofing job (5am – 7pm of travel and roofing took a big chunk out of my brain) and I’m grateful that my readers have been understanding about my situation when I explained it to them. They’ve consistently emailed me encouraging words, telling me they’d wait for my next books. Thank you so, so much. You don’t know how much your emails mean to me. I put up a fun-loving lifestyle as my Facebook posts but yeah, not being able to write a lot and knowing that people were waiting sat heavily on my heart all the time. I kept at it though, working on a pictorial children’s book about my pet squirrel (she came into my life by falling onto the roof!) titled A SQUIRREL CAME TO STAY. My job situation is better now (in the sense that it’s all local) so yay, the Muse can come out to play again.
Blatant Christmas present promo:
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Thank you so much Gennita for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and talk to us. We hope to have you back with us again in the future.
Gennita: It’s been a pleasure! Please do come by www.facebook.com/gennita or www.rooferauthor.blogspot.com to visit and chat. I like to post pictures of my mutant poms and chubby squirrel as well as hot men I wish would grace my covers J. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my writing and my books.
If you would like to find out more about Gennita, you can visit her at any of the sites below.
Gennita's Website: www.Gennita-Low.com
CONTEST: Gennita is giving away an eBook of "Big Bad Wolf" to one winner and an eBook of "Hunter" to another winner on BOTH Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTION. That's a total of 4 winners, 2 winners per site, 1 book per winner.
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