Monday, May 26, 2014

Author Spotlight: Nancie Paz and The Ultimate Wolf + Rafflecopter Giveaway



The Ultimate Wolf

Werewolf Shifter Paranormal Romance




Synopsis
Austin, Texas. In this city there is a human being who possesses the ability to transform into a wolf at will. The U.S. government has been aware of his existence for five years and has relentlessly attempted to track this man down and lock him away for life. This lone wolf has managed to escape capture... but he has little time left. They're closing in on him. 


Just when it seemed that all was lost, a woman came to his aid. But how can Kevin trust anyone in this world after five years of loneliness, heartbreak and hatred? And how can Amanda possibly fall in love when her past is tainted with trauma and tragedy?



Excerpt

     "Are you a cat person or a dog person?" [Kevin] asked suddenly.
    Amanda found this question to be absolutely preposterous -- what did her pet preferences have to do with anything? She could sense that he wasn't completely comfortable with what he was about to share and that in his own awkward way  he was trying to tell her his story. So She obliged.
    "I wouldn't say I'm a cat person," Amanda said. "But my parents were. We had four of them . I had to change the litter box. Sometimes I wished we had dogs."
    Kevin breathed in deeply, trying to figure out a way to explain the story without sounding like a complete freak of nature. He understood that he was obviously not normal -- but this was the first friendly face who had seen him shift into his wolf form.  He didn't want to scare her off.
    "I was a dog person," Kevin said. Until I got older I didn't know how much of a dog person I was. I could communicate with them. It's not like they talked to me out loud or anything, but I always knew what they wanted, how they felt. I never had to command them or anything, they just knew what I wanted and did it."
    Although Amanda thought that it was extraordinary, it didn't seem like something supernatural to her. An affinity for animals is not uncommon. As a lawyer she could practically read the minds of people who sought her legal counsel. Amanda almost always knew when she was dealing with an unscrupulous character, Kevin's gift didn't seem all that different from her own.


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Interview With Nancy

Carly: First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today! You were one of the first authors who reached out to me when I started my blog. I make it sound like that was such a long time ago, when what I really want to say is that I'm so glad we were able to make this happen because I am totally and completely in LOVE with The Ultimate Wolf and am super excited to have this chance to share it with my followers!

So Nancy, we've been chatting back forth for awhile now, and I feel like that's given me the opportunity to get to know you pretty well. Since we have the same quirky sense of humor at times, I'm going to warn you in advance that few of the questions might get a bit personal! I'll start you off with one about Wolf though, because ultimately that's why we're here.

Why did you pick the third person point of view? You know I love to host new and self-published authors but a large majority of romance novels are written in first person. Just take a look at the Kindle E-Book section on Amazon and you'll see what I mean. What made you decide to take your book down this path instead?



Nancie: Basically, I feel that for the story I wanted to write, first person wouldn't work as well as third person. Plus I just prefer it. If you're an experienced reader of fiction, you may have noticed that some of best novels you've ever read are written in the third person. I just felt that The Ultimate Wolf would work better with the third person perspective



Carly: I'm going to let my naughty side show a little bit with this next question, so be ready! 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is written in the first person, and although The Ultimate Wolf isn't a BDSM story, the scenes you wrote for your characters were deliciously steamy. What's the biggest difference between your writing style and that of an author like E.L. James, since you both target the edgier readers in the romance market?



Nancie: Well now. That's a controversial question! Oh boy... Fifty Shades, the hellspawn of Twilight? Haha. I could say quite a few things here, but I'm going to avoid directly answering the question. You may have noticed that she has a very polarized following. People either hate her books or they love them. Her success is a product of clever marketing, being in the right place at the right time and, to be fair, the books aren't as horrible as Stephen King says they are. The sex scenes are great.



Carly: I know I said it before, but I just have to tell you again, that I loved your book and just can't wait for you to write the next one! Is there anything I can do to thank you for sharing your stories with us readers? Even better, could I encourage you to write more? How about if I send you my babies... just until you've sold enough copies of The Ultimate Wolf to pay for their college!



Nancie: You can keep your babies. However, if you want to thank me for enriching your life with my toasting madness just go the book's amazon page at amazon.com and leave an honest review of my book there.

Obviously want I really want is for you to share my book with your friends; in social media; etc. Only do that if you're a toastamaniac though!



Carly: Haha! You know how much I love to review, so consider it done! So tell my followers a little bit more about The Ultimate Wolf. How long is it? Did you have an exact outline you started, or do your characters keep you guessing about the the end result?



Nancie: 43000 words. I don't know how a book is going to turn out when I first start writing it. This thing just wrote itself. In the self-publishing era, you don't have to abide by the old word count rules. Too many books drag on and on because of some arbitrary word count that you have to reach. It's ridiculous.



Carly: Besides the fact that I'm covered in awesome sauce; why did you choose to grant one of your fabulous interviews to me? It could have been risky, since Carly's Book Reviews is relatively new to the blogging scene! 



Nancie: Because you're a butterfly and a motorcycle enthusiast at the same time. How can a butterfly ride a motorcycle? It just ain't possible. My brain melted and I was attracted to you right away. It was love at first sight.


Carly: I think I'm in love with you, too! Will you marry me?

Nancie: Sure.... nah, sorry. I'm afraid I won't marry you. You really wouldn't want me to anyway. I eat too much chocolate.

Carly: Darn it... but I guess my husband probably wouldn't have liked that idea very much anyway! We'll just have to share a big box of chocolates and call it a day.



 Author Biography

Nancie Paz is an amazon who walks the land searching for inspiration. When Nancie spots a dog, she sees a new paranormal romance in her head. When a cheesecake enters her mouth, she feels the deep emotions that her characters go through. Life constantly gives her the inspiration she needs to write her novels.

Anyway, back to the real world. As a reader, what can I say? I love books. They make me smile.

As a writer, I believe that being creative and not following trends or cultural norms to be the way to go. Now I know a lot of people like to bandwagon and write that which is popular, and hey, coddling to the fascination of the masses isn't the worst way to make some cash, but I still believe in the well of creativity we all hold within--one we should never be afraid to use. Even if you must write the next vampire or werewolf novel--you can make it different; special.

As a person? Well I think I'm quite okay!

Now, obviously I'm a little biased since, you know, I wrote The Ultimate Wolf and all. How can you not love your own book? It is my baby. This is the story of a werewolf and a lawyer--and both of them must fight tooth and nail to make their love work.

The enemy has infinite resources--they're dealing with a branch of the U.S. government. How can they possible escape from such a foe? And let's not forget the inner demons that Kevin and Amanda struggle with.

In this passionate story, both people attempt to do the impossible. I can't not be excited about my own book. I firmly believe that it is awesomeness covered in extremely awesome sauce.
And then you have The Toaster of Love series. I don't want to spoil it for you. Read the preview, check out the cover and decide for yourself if this is worth your time or not. If you're a fan of paranormal romance, you'll love it. Unique books await you... proceed at your own peril.


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9 comments:

  1. new liker and new to your books am looking forward to checking them out as for what I think about ulitmate wolves the alpha is the best! always! yep thats how I feel! LOL

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  2. Welcome to the wolf pack Nancie. The ultimate werewolf for me is one who is dominate while also having a softer side especially for his mate and cubs. He shows strength for when he needs to protect while letting go enough so that his cubs can learn from mistakes.

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  3. I guess to me the ultimate wolf would have to be part alpha and part beta... to me alphas are strong and protective, while betas have those same qualities they are also more easier to talk to. IMO,

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  4. I loved the interview and learned alot about the author. I think its interesting that she wrote in third person to and cant wait to read the book. I love chocolate to guys. Thanks for the giveaway

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  5. looking forward to reading this.

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  6. I love how the book just wrote itself. Is this part of a series?

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  7. After reading the synopsis, excerpt & interview I'm looking forward to reading this new (to me) author & her book! I love shifters, romance, erotica & a good "us vs them (evil gov't) struggle. Thanks for chance to win copy!

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  8. I just finished the last book in the Crane Curse Trilogy. It was a great series.

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  9. I would love to read this book I'm always looking for a new author to read.

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