Mar 7, 2013

Savage Angel by Stacy Gail Book Tour

I'd like to welcome the Savage Angel Virtual Book Tour!
Stacy Gail graciously agreed to be interviewed for this tour stop.  Keep reading and learn more about Stacy and her writing.  Don't be shy...make a comment or ask Stacy a question to be entered into the amazing giveaway.

Stacy will be awarding the following prizes....
$25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour
$10 Amazon gift card to a second randomly drawn commenter during the tour
$25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn host.

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Title:          Angel (Earth Angel #2)
Author:      Stacy Gail
Published:  February 4th 2013 by Carina Press


Book two in The Earth Angels

Feel nothing. Sara Savitch's personal mantra has been hard to live by ever since her torrid one-night stand with army doctor Gideon Mandeville. Descended from the Seraphim, angels known as heaven's soldiers, Sara may be an expert fighter, but she's an amateur when it comes to relationships.

Physically unharmed, but still battle-scarred, Gideon has returned to Dallas in the hopes of regaining his faith in humanity—and in himself. Instead he's walked into a nightmare. His father is on a serial killer's hit list, and has hired a personal bodyguard—the very woman who has haunted Gideon's dreams for a year.

As Sara works to build an impenetrable fortress around her client, she yearns to tear down the one around Gideon's heart. With his bitter rejection of warriors, will he ever be able to accept her true nature? Sara must find a way to trust Gideon with her secret as the killer closes in…

Interview with Stacy Gail:

1.      You must be thrilled with the release of Savage Angel (Earth Angel #2). With this series, each book focuses on a different set of main characters. Is writing a series in the same world but with different characters easier or more complex than writing a series with the same main characters?
SG: Oooh, good question! Every series has its own challenges. Using different characters for each new book is time-consuming, as I take the time to do full character outlines before plunging into the story, so it’s a bit like starting over every time.  But I’m currently working on a trilogy that follows a set of characters throughout, and the challenge there is consistency.  I’ve fallen to relying on a “character bible” to make sure I’ve got the backgrounds/appearances/quirks down solid.

2.      What interesting scenes did you edit out of Savage Angel?
SG: Luckily I didn’t have to!  I did, however, add the scene where Sara loses her temper and accidentally melts her glass desk, thanks to her Seraphim-fueled powers.  Let me tell you, that was fun. :D

3.      In Savage Angel, Gideon returns home from military duty and seems to experiences symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Of course, there has been a lot of media coverage on the topic of the US soldiers, the war and PTSD. How did this media coverage influence Gideon's character development?
SG: Actually, it didn’t (great question, btw!). One of my best friends is a psychologist who works with veterans returning from the front lines (and yeah, there are times when it really tears her up inside).  I’m her skating coach, so I’m sort of like her therapy, if that makes sense.  Even though she helped tons with the research for SAVAGE ANGEL, I dedicated Book 3 to her, WOUNDED ANGEL, because that’s the book where I really relied on her psychological expertise.  I go to some very dark places in WOUNDED, and I needed her knowledge to make sure my characters made it out of that darkness together, and in a believable, healthy manner.

4.      On your blog, you describe yourself as someone who is "known to spontaneously burst into song". If you happened to spontaneously burst into song now, what song would we hear?
SG: I try to belt stuff out like Sarah Brightman’s “Time To Say Good-Bye”.  The problem is, I’m not Sarah Brightman. *coughs*

5.      Have you ever been so blown away with a book that it actually changed your perspective on writing? If so, what book and how did it change your perspective?
SG: I think I have to tip my hat to Nora Roberts on this one.  When I was around twelve or so, I snagged a copy of Island of Flowers of my grandmother’s nightstand and read it in a single day.  I think that was the day the seed of wanted to become a romance writer was planted.

6.      I love and never miss some television shows, such as The Middle, Modern Family, and The Walking Dead. What about you? What shows do you never miss?
SG:  The Big Bang Theory, Once Upon A Time and Downton Abbey are my guilty pleasures!  I think next season for DA, I’m going to have a formal tea party for the season opener.  I’m already collecting ideas on Pinterest for that, actually. *laughs*  I’m such a dork.

7.      As an author, you do lots of interviews to promote your books. What question would you most like for someone to ask you?
SG:  You’re about to ask it (it’s question #8 – good job! *thumbs up*)

8.      Final question. Tell us about your next project.
SG:  Yay, I’m so glad you asked! (^See what I mean? :D :D :D)  I’ve already mentioned WOUNDED ANGEL, releasing May 27th from Carina Press, and last month I sent off the final book, DANGEROUS ANGEL to my editor.  I’m now working on A CRAVING FOR COOKIES, a holiday novella, and I think I’ve gained five pounds just writing this thing.  Seriously, my cookie-craving has gone through the freaking roof.  Somebody help me! :(

Thanks for the interview!
SG:  Thank YOU so much for allowing me to bounce onto your blog today for this fabulous chat.  I had a great time, and if it’s okay, I’d like to ask your readers what THEY’D like to ask me.  If they post their questions below, they’ll be entered to win a GC giveaways!

About the Author:

A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail began writing stories in between events to pass the time. By the age of fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a figure skating coach who was also a published romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from steampunk to cyberpunk, contemporary to paranormal at night, both dreams have come true.

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  1. What is your book A Craving for Cookies about?


    1. Glad you asked! A CRAVING FOR COOKIES is about a soldier back from the front lines after suffering a TBI (traumatic brain injury). He remembers almost everyone...except his now ex-wife, who inspires an odd craving whenever he sees her.
      I was inspired to write this story thanks in part to a very sweet couple who have gone through similar circumstances. The husband, a former Marine, had a TBI that changed their whole lives. He looked the same, but he--and their world--changed completely due to the closed-head injury he suffered. Amazingly enough, they're still together and now have two sons, so I guess you could say they're living a true-life HEA. :)

  2. A craving for cookies sounds good to me, though the title makes me a bit hungry :)


    1. I feel SOOOOOOOOO sorry for any editor who has to read this novella. They'll gain five pounds, easy. :D

  3. I love Once upon a time as well!

    shadowrunner1987 AT gmail Dot com

    1. I'm totally addicted to that show! *high-fives Ami*

  4. Great excerpt!


  5. What is your favorite paranormal show?


  6. What do you like best about being a writer?


    1. It's such a great stress reliever. I can completely check out of the craziness of my life for a while by slipping into my imaginary world. Writing is my drug. :)

  7. Interesting interview!


  8. Great interview, I like the same shows!


    1. Whee! OR, since you like The Big Bang Theory, maybe I should say Bazinga! :D

  9. What genres do you like to read?

    hopefull1978 At gmail Dot com

    1. Right now I'm on this ravenous New Adult kick, along with some Urban Fiction. I suppose that's what I'll want to write next year. :)

  10. Nice excerpt, though a bit of a teaser.


  11. Great interview! I'll be putting this book on my watch list.

    1. This was such a fun interview to do! I love the questions that allow me to have fun. ;)

  12. What was the first story you have writen about?


    1. Ha! I was a teenager, 14, and it was a rom. suspense, around 300 pages long. At the time I thought it was THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER. :D

  13. Thanks for the great interview! Those were some awesome questions lady! I feel like I got a HUGE peak into both the story and the characters :)

    1. I've been so freaking lucky to have such great questions thrown my way!

  14. I'm also a HUGE Big Bang Theory and Once Upon a Time fan! If I watched less TV, I could read more...LOL.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Ha! Funny you should mention that! I was on an author's loop chatting about that very thing. I allow myself about four hours a week of TV. The rest is all about writing, reading, music and that nebulous thing called a social life. :D

  15. thank you for the great interview


  16. A Downton Abbey tea party sounds perfect to me.

    A fabulous interview thank you.