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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Interview of Author Nancy Corrigan

Latest Book: Hunter Betrayed
Buy Link at Amazon
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g03mKlyJ1j8

BIO:
Nancy Corrigan believes in unending love and epic tales with a paranormal flare. She enjoys transcending the boundaries of reality to take her readers on an erotic, emotional and romantic journey.

She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. When she’s not weaving sizzling fantasies, she works as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.




Q: What’s your writing schedule like? Do you strive for a certain amount of words each day?
A: No, I don’t set a minimum word count. That’s too much pressure and my work/family schedule doesn’t always allow for me to commit time daily to actual writing. On top of being a wife and mother to three, I work a rotating 12hr shift schedule. On my work days (or nights) I usually edit and reread what I wrote on my “off” days. Luckily, my schedule gives me a week off each month which becomes my main writing time, but I squeeze in writing whenever I can.

Q: What is the most important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
A: When I first started writing, my main goal was learning the mechanics of the art. Now I have the tools and my imagination won’t let me rest. I love writing series books and keeping the worlds I create alive is important to both myself and my readers. It’s a driver. What’s going to happen next? So the most important thing I do for my career now is to simply write.

Q: How much of yourself is hidden in the characters in the book?
A: There’s a little of me hidden in every character. Sometimes I don’t even realize it-LOL. Maybe not so much in physical or even personality traits, but in memories, experiences, imagination and dreams. A writer gives life to characters and worlds. In my opinion, it’s impossible not to leave a piece of myself behind.

Q: Of all your characters, who’s your favorite, and why?
A: Josh Conway from Favorite Obsession. I fell in love with him when he appeared as a secondary character in my first book, Unexpected Find. He’s a human in a male-dominated shifter world who’s in love with a female shifter. A proverbial mountain blocks him from claiming the woman he loves but he doesn’t let anything stop him. He makes his own rules and I love that!

Q: Do you eat comfort food/listen to music when writing?
A: I usually write to music and have several playlist for mood music. I also select theme songs for my books and sometimes, as was the case with Favorite Obsession, will base a scene or story off of one song. Metallica’s Enter Sandman inspired Josh’s story.

Q: How do you choose names for your characters?
A: I have a list of names I love and will usually refer to it when I’m plotting a new story, but sometimes I’ll choose one with a hidden meaning. In Mist Unveiled (coming out later this year) the hero’s name is Rune which ties in to the storyline.

Q: Give one advice tip to an aspiring author.
A: No matter how many rejections or how much criticism you get, never stop writing. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, writing is a marathon, not a sprint even after you get published.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing that you haven’t yet tried?
A: I have three paranormal series (Royal Pride, Wild Hunt and Elemental Desire-releasing later this year) but a couple of months back, the muse demanded a contemporary. I became obsessed with the storyline and had to write it. It turned out easier than I expected-LOL. I’d been sure I’d need to add some supernatural ability in the first draft then take it out. I’m excited about the world I created and already have rough ideas for a couple of other books. At the moment, I’m in the process of submitting book one. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share news on it soon!

Q: Any part of a book that drives you crazy as you write: beginning, middle, or end?
A: I hate the ending of a book because it means I’ll have to let go of the characters I’ve become close to. I find it’s hard to say goodbye which is why I write series. I can visit them again :-)

Q: How many stories are swirling around in your head? Do you keep a mental list, a computer file, or a spiral notebook filled with the ideas?
A: There are tons of ideas swirling around in my head! They all start as mental lists until they’ve had a chance to brew and take shape. Then they’re added to a computer file. But I also keep a very active Pinterest account. General ideas are added to my public boards but as soon as each story earns a computer file, it gets a secret Pinterest board which is made public once I have a contracts in hand! I’m always on the lookout for scene, character and story inspirations. Having visuals helps me plot and become more intimate with my story.

Fun Stuff:
Q: What is your favorite holiday and why?
A: Halloween. I love spooky stuff! I suppose it makes sense since I write mostly paranormal :-)

Q: What are two things people might be surprised to know about you?
A: Although it’s in my bio, I think my non-writing job as a chemist would surprise most people. Also, that I worked full-time to pay for college (my family was very poor).

Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I actually wanted to be a doctor but couldn’t afford it. I happy with the path my life has taken, though.

Q: Favorite food.
A: Pizza.

Q: Favorite happy memory.
A: The birth of each of my children!

Q: Favorite drink.
A: Coffee.

Q: Hot summer days or chilly winter nights?
A: Chilly winter nights – snuggling!

Q: What is the top thing on your bucket list?
A: Make the NY Times best seller list.

Q: If you could have a super power, what would it be?
A: Teleporting! I hate wasting the time it takes to get places.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
Website: http://www.nancycorriganauthor.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/IvcBL
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nancycorrigan79
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nancy.corrigan.79
Instragram: http://instagram.com/nancy_corrigan
Tumblr: http://nancycorrigan.tumblr.com/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/nancy_corrigan
Google+: http://www.google.com/+NancyCorrigan
Blog: http://nancycorriganauthor.wordpress.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Nancy_Corrigan
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/nancy_corrigan
Youtube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g03mKlyJ1j8

BLURB:
Tainted from birth, Harley lives a life cloaked in darkness and temptation. She resists the lure of her evil legacy by holding the memory of her ghostly savior close. Every night without him is agony. She fantasizes about him and yearns for his body, but he’s not the protector or lover she’s envisioned. He’s a Hunter bred to eliminate her kind. He’s also her only hope of salvation.

Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created to protect mankind from the Unseelie Court. For a millennium, he’s sacrificed to ensure the horrid creatures remain in the Underworld, but his strength wanes. He must rely on his enemy’s daughter to save him, but he doesn’t expect the intensity of their lust or love. Her touch calms his wild nature and ignites his carnal desires. He’ll risk all to save her, but doing so forces him to make the ultimate sacrifice, one that’ll damn him to suffer forever in his own living hell.
A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

EXCERPT:
“Wh-who are y-you? What…” She focused on where his chest should be. He glanced down and saw the ground, not his body or even a ghostly apparition. “What are you? A g-ghost?”

“Not a ghost. I’m alive. I’m just not here.”

He stretched an invisible hand out… and touched her cheek. The surprise in connecting with her in a tangible manner nearly pulled him away from her. With mental fingers, he tugged her closer. He wouldn’t lose her.

Not now, not ever.

He slid a hand to her bottom and pressed her body flush to his. The cushion of her breasts stirred his lusts. His erection thickened in response to her nearness. Impossible, so he would’ve thought.

The half-breed fairy in his arms would one day become his enemy. A child of Dahm, she carried the chaotic taint he’d willingly invited into his body. It should’ve begun to corrupt her, turning her into a monster too. Yet…it hadn’t. Why?

Calan tipped her head back. Her dark blue eyes captivated him. Fear shown in them. After a moment, a desire to match his flared. He skimmed his fingertips over the contours of her angelic face. Possessiveness rose within him and mixed with an intense need to protect her. She was special. He sensed it, but didn’t have time to explore it.

“You need to run. You cannot allow them to steal the goodness you’ve managed to retain.” Because it belonged to him. So too did the female. He would claim both and she would be the one to free him. The rightness of his vow took hold.

A millennium had passed without him finding the one half breed who would have the courage to free a Huntsman. Nine years ago, when he’d spied her in the midst of flowers, he had. Today, he would ensure she did, no matter the cost.



Anything else you’d like to add?
I’d just like to say thank you to all my readers out there. I value each and every one of you! And I do hope you’ll connect with me whether it’s through my newsletter or Facebook. And to all the new-to-me readers who’ve taken time out of your busy lives to read my interview…thank you! I hope to see you around :-)

15 comments:

Nancy Corrigan said...

Thank you for the interview!
~Nancy

Tina Donahue said...

What a fantastic cover, Nancy - OMG the guy is so HOT! :)

Melissa Keir said...

I love the cover and the story sounds so exciting! I wish you many sale!!

jean hart stewart said...

Love original ideas like this. And the cover is fantastic....

Sharon Hamilton said...

Loved listening to your schedule and am always fascinated by writers who can be prolific and still raise a family, run a household and hold down a job. Sounds like the balance is working for you. Congrats and thanks for sharing yourself with us!

Berengaria Brown said...

Awesome interview, Nancy, and I love your video as well.
Berengaria

Michele Zurlo said...

I have always loved Halloween! Not many adult people name that as their favorite holiday. I also dread the ending, but because I never know when to stop writing. Sometimes I stop too soon, and sometimes I keep going too long! Thanks for the interview.

Naomi Bellina said...

Fairies are such great subjects to write about. Looks like a great book!

Paris said...

Loved the interview, Nancy and your video is wonderful!

LKF said...

I love hearing from authors who manage to juggle everything. I'm still tripping my way through. Your book sounds amazing and the cover is yummy. : ) Thanks for sharing.
Lynda

Vijaya Schartz, author said...

Thanks for stopping by, Nancy. Great post. Love the book cover. Yum.

Carly Carson said...

That was a spooky excerpt. I can see why you like Halloween. Good luck with the book.

E. Ayers said...

Wow! That's quite a trailer!

I don't mind writing the ending too much, but it's when it goes to publication that I feel as though the characters are no longer mine for they have been given to the world. That's when the sadness hits me.

Great interview.

Sandy said...

A hunky mysterious guy on your cover, Nancy. Your story sounds fascinating.

Janice Seagraves said...

Love the excerpt. Good luck with your release. I wish you many sales.

Janice~

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