Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blog Tour: Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan

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Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour!
It is with great pleasure that I present
Trish McCallan!
?When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? The first time my mother read me a bedtime story.
? How long does it take you to write a book? My first book took me eight months. My second took me eight years. I learned the craft of writing on that second book. I must have completely rewritten it, first sentence to last, at least eight times. Not one sentence from the original draft remains in the finished product. My last book took me a year to write. I’m hoping to drop the timeframe down to eight months on the current WIP.
? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? That my most productive time of the day is from 4 am until 7 am. But I need a nice hot shower and lots of coffee to wake me up.
? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write? Yes, I turn my internet off, and lock myself in my office. 
? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters? Forged in Fire came from a dream, The Cat’s Meow came from the nightly news and Yesterday’s Child came from a newspaper article.
? How do you decide what you want to write about? I choose the project that consumes me the most. I dropped The Cat’s Meow even though I had the first draft down and was halfway through revisions because I couldn’t get the storyline or characters for Forged in Fire out of my mind. I’m hoping to pick The Cat’s Meow back up again after I finish Forged in Ice, the second book in the Forged series.
? What books have most influenced your life? Linda Howard and JR Ward’s books have influenced me the most.
? What is the first book you remember reading by yourself? The Black Stallion.
? What are you reading right now? Never Cry Wolf, by Cynthia Eden
? What do you like to do when you are not writing? Gardening has become a great joy for me since I bought my house.
? What is your favorite comfort food? French Toast
? What do you think makes a good story? Strong, well defined characters. It always boils down to the characters for me.
? Who would you consider your favorite author and why? Guy Gavriel Kay, because his books are so emotionally haunting. I remember them in detail years after I have read them.
? What book, if any, do you read over and over again? Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard, The wedding and The Secret by Julie Garwood, Dark Lover by JR WARD.
Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats? Both, and way too many of each.
·        Coffee or tea? Coffee, but only with French Vanilla Creamer
·        Dark or milk chocolate? Milk Chocolate with whip cream
·        Rocks or flowers? Flowers! Everywhere.
·        Night or day? Day, Morning  preferably.
·        Favorite color? Deep, rich purple
·        Crayons or markers? Markers
·        Pens or pencils? Pens

And her book...
     Forged in Fire
     By Trish McCallan
Genre: paranormal romantic suspense

     Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before.

Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities. When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea-Tac Airport, he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses. Then she arrives—a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm.

As Beth teams up with Zane, they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised. To survive the forces mobilizing against them, Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate. 

****What did I think of this book???  FANTASTIC!  I truly enjoyed Forged In Fire!  The characters are wonderfully created, the plot is action packed, fast paced, and cleverly creative.  The book is well written.  I found it hard to put down even for a minute or two!
Thanks for stopping by - Happy Reading!

Off the Shelf 2012 Reading Challenge

Hosted by Bookish Ardour, the Off the Shelf.

I am choosing the "Trying" level.  I am going to try to read as many books off my currently overflowing shelves, but I am committing to read the "Trying" level of 15 books.
Wish me luck!