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Friday, March 16, 2012

Interview of Author Maeve Greyson

Today I'm pleased to present an interview of romance author Maeve Greyson.

Latest Book: THE HIGHLANDER’S FURY
Buy Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=maeve+greyson&x=34&y=7

BIO:
Maeve Greyson writes paranormal romances with a Celtic twist from her cozy little home not too far from Kentucky Lake. Tucked away in the middle of nowhere, Maeve listens to the wind whispering through the trees and hears the voices of her characters.

Her debut novel, BEYOND A HIGHLAND WHISPER is available now from The Wild Rose Press and other online retailers. March 2012 will see two new paranormal romances from Maeve. THE HIGHLANDER’S FURY releases from The Wild Rose Press on March 2nd and ETERNITY’S MARK releases from Kensington’s Brava line on March 27th. ETERNITY’S MARK was the winner of Kensington Brava and RT Book Reviews 2011 Writing with the Stars Contest.

Q: What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?
A: Double-checked to make sure the email was really addressed to me.

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?
A: Photography. I know just enough about my camera and photo shop to be extraordinarily dangerous. All the wildlife around my home have learned to run when they see the silly lady with the black camera hanging around her neck.

Q: What’s your strongest point as a writer?
A: The nice way to describe that I’m a sucker for punishment would be I’m tenacious when faced with adversity. I don’t take no for an answer and I never give up. If you don’t possess just a tiny bit of that trait, you’ll never make as an author.

Q: You’re on a remote island with a handsome man, a computer, and a “mysterious” source of electricity to power your computer. What do you do?
A: Have the handsome man build a shelter, start a fire and find some food while I finish edits on my next story.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
A: Romantic suspense but I have a difficult time not spilling the beans until the proper moment. I can’t very well surprise the reader when I’m a complete blabber mouth.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: Facebook – I like. It’s a great place to get to know folks. Not only do I connect with readers but I get to know a little about them while they get to know me too.
Twitter – I like. It’s taught me to be concise. 140 characters only.
Blogs – I like. BUT I suffer from “Sporadic Blogging Syndrome”. I only write posts for my blog when a topic demands to be heard.
Chats – I DO NOT LIKE. I can’t keep up with the freakin’ things. By the time I type out a reply, the conversation has moved on to a different topic and then my post makes me look like a fish floundering on the beach.
MySpace – I no longer go to MySpace. I had a page there but shut it down when I kept attracting scary stalker types looking for mates.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
Maeve can also be found procrastinating in these corners of cyberspace:
http://www.maevegreyson.com
http://maevegreyson.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/maeve.greyson
OR http://www.facebook.com/maeve.greyson#!/maeve.greyson.page
http://twitter.com/#!/maevegreyson
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/maevegreyson
Brava Author Page: http://www.bravaauthors.com/authors/maeve-greyson

BLURB:
An average day in the life of an immortal Fury?

Flex powers. Locate evil. Administer justice.

Until Ciara’s goddess mothers convince her to seduce a brooding mortal and bear the man a gifted child. All she has to do is swap places with his betrothed. A simple task−become the seductive wife, bear the man a child and train the young one in the Ways. Once the boy reaches seven years of age, they’ll swap her back with the wife Faolan thinks he selected and Ciara can resume her job of rousting wickedness from the world.

Faolan MacKay’s advisors plague him daily about his matrimonial duties as laird, dragging prospects from across the Highlands plump dowries attached to each one.

Faolan’s lost everyone he’s ever loved. He’d rather go straight to the fiery pits of Hell than down the wedding aisle. Out of desperation, a plan takes seed. He’ll select a wife he can ignore. There’s just one problem with this foolproof theory. Nobody ignores Ciara.

Against his better judgment, he’s enthralled with the woman and to Ciara’s surprise, this strange thing called love burns hotter than her hunger for vengeance.

At the end of the seven years the ruse is up, all will return to as it was. Can the bond of love overcome the mandate of the ultimate powers?

EXCERPT:
Her smile was the first thing Faolan noticed, full lips with a sensuous pout, upturned with an air of generosity. She nodded and smiled her welcome to all in the room as she moved gracefully through the archway. Faolan followed the curve of her high cheekbones, his chest tightening at the intelligence sparkling in her gaze. Her eyes shimmered golden. They burnished warm as honey-flavored brandy swirling beneath the glow of torch light. Her sleek black curls piled high upon her head, held in place by a golden circlet. Her crimson gown fit her narrow waist and flattered the curve of her hips. Her neckline plunged low enough to quicken her intended’s heart but still modest enough to befit a maiden. She was taller then he’d thought she’d be. He could’ve sworn his informants had reported Dierdra Sinclair a wispy, elfin lass. The woman before him stood tall and willowy. The top of her head neared his shoulders and Faolan stood well over six and half feet tall.

She moved with the fluid grace of one accustomed to being among crowds. She nodded and greeted each person she met with perfect ease. There was nothing simple-minded about this lass in anything she did. She carried herself with an air of surety. This woman knew her place in the world.

Faolan ground his teeth as the realization hit him: Dierdra Sinclair was not in need of saving. Faolan’s gut wrenched. He’d been played the fool, a duped pawn set into place for the taking.

Anything else you’d like to add?
CONTEST!
One lucky commenter will be selected by Jasper (my writing partner & rat terrier / mix buddy) to receive an electronic copy of The Highlander's Fury. If you also go to my website (http://www.maevegreyson.com/) and sign up to receive my newsletter, your name will be entered in the drawing twice! (Don’t worry – I only send newsletters when I have actual NEWS – I promise I won’t over-stuff your inbox and I will NEVER share your email.) So be sure and leave a comment. You could be one of the first to read The Highlander's Fury.




31 comments:

Maeve said...

Many thanks for having me over, Marianne & the great folks at RBRU!

:-)

Miriam Newman said...

I'm happy for you to see this book out. Good luck with it. Now tell me how Jasper selects his winner, please. I let Delilah the Plott Hound pick mine and I swear some people must send bacon-scented emails, she gets so excited.

Victoria Roberts said...

Mmm... that's a thought. Perhaps if we send Maeve some bacon-laced mail we'll have a chance. ;-)

You go, Jasper!

Kay Dee Royal said...

Hi Maeve, Hello Miriam, nice interview ladies.

Maeve, I know what you mean about writing suspense (LOL)...I know I'd have the same difficulty.

Your book sounds compelling...congratulations on its release.

I agree with your note of persistence as well - I believe an author has to be willing to keep on keeping on in order to succeed in this business, and you've done it!

Vonnie Davis said...

Good morning Jasper and Jasper's Mommy. Enjoyed your interview, Maeve. Blabbermouth???? Really???? Let me siddle up to you with two glasses of wine and we'll talk about all you know...the dirt...er the scoop on everyone. **grins**

B.J. Scott said...

loved you post Maeve. Romantic suspense is one on my to do list as well. Just can't drag myself away from historicals yet.

Good luck with your book and all future projects

Maeve said...

LOL! Now now Miriam & Victoria - we mustn't bribe Jasper. He does have a weakness for bacon - but so do I! LOL

Maeve said...

Hi Kay! Thanks so much for your kind words. Let me know if you figure out a "foolproof" way to write romantic suspense. My husband suggested I put duct tape over my character's mouth but I'm thinking that's not gonna work!

Maeve said...

LOL! I bet we'd have an awesome "chat", Vonnie!

Maeve said...

Thanks BJ! I enjoy reading those historicals so keep'm coming!

Liz said...

lovely interview Maeve! congrats on your release and here is to many sales!

Cowlady said...

conciseness . . . (is that really even a word? lol) a problem I have also!
Looking forward to reading this book. it sounds captivating. :)

jean hart stewart said...

Love the premise of your story and the excerpt. Easy to see those two are going to have an, shall we say, interesting marriage. Good luck with the book....Put some hamburger on my entry please..too many bacon scented entries already.

Maeve said...
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Maeve said...

Lemme try that again! Thanks so much, Liz. :-)

Maeve said...

LOL! Sounds like a good word to me ;-)

Maeve said...

LOL! Will do, Jean. Jasper likes burgers too.
;-)

Natalie Murphy said...

Great interview =)

Maeve said...

Thanks for stopping by, Natalie! :-)

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Waving, Maeve. Great post as always and loved learning new things about you. Hugs to you and my favorite guy, Jasper.

Maeve said...

Hi Paisley!! Happy Friday, my friend, and Jasper sends smoochies. :-)

Paris said...

I love the premise for The Highlander's Fury! Sounds exciting if the excerpt is anything to go by:)

Adele Dubois said...

I enjoyed reading your interview, Maeve. You seem like a funloving person. I wish you all the best with your releases!

Best~Adele

Maeve said...

Thanks, Paris! :-)

Maeve said...

Thanks so much, Adele! I appreciate your kind words. :-)

Dana Rodgers said...

Great interview Maeve! After reading that wonderful excerpt I think my TBR stack just got a bit bigger. I wish you and Jasper the best of luck with The Highlander's Fury. Please put in a good word for me with Jasper! ;-D

skyla11377 said...

Awesome interview and I so loved the excerpt. I just finished reading Eternity's Mark and I loved it. I was just saying the other day how I would love to read The Highlander's Fury. So keeping my fingers crossed...^_^.

skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

Maeve said...

Lol! I've told Jasper he's got lots of friends vying for his vote, Dana. He just wagged his tail and winked.

Maeve said...

Thank you so much, Skyla! I'm so glad you enjoyed Eternity's Mark. Best of luck in the drawing. Jasper's gearing up to pick the winner in just a little while.

Maeve said...

By the way, Jasper has a very scientific method for drawing the winner's name. I print out each person's name on a separate piece of paper. Then I scrunch them up into Jasper size paper wads, put them in a plastic bowl and toss them out into the living room floor. Sometimes, it takes Jasper a little while to nose through them and pick his favorite but he always comes up with a winner eventually! He must be sniffing for treats like some have suggested. The wily little beast. ;-)

Maeve said...

Congratulations Jean Hart Stewart! Jasper selected your name to receive an electronic copy of The Highlander's Fury. Apparently, the hamburger worked! ;-)

I'll contact you or you can email me at:

maeve @ maevegreyson (dot) com

(Gotta avoid those spammers, you know, but I'm sure you know the "code")

Thanks again, everyone for a lovely day at the blog!! Happy Reading
:-)

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