Few Are Angels by Inger Iverson

Today Inger Iverson is joining to chat about her writing life and her new book, Few Are Angels. And she’s brought prizes! Welcome, Inger!

Who designed your cover art? 
Ana Fagarazzi at AF Design Studios created my cover art. She also created the revamped cover for Few Are Angels, here is a small peek:

Now that your first novel is published, do you feel any anxiety, like, the fear that you won’t be able to duplicate the success or meet a deadline or even that the ideas will just dry up?
My biggest fear now is that I won’t be able to create another story like Kale and Ella’s story. I love all my characters and projects, but with this being my first book, I can’t help but to feel as if I will never be as in love with a story as I am with Few are Angels. I’m sure it’s just a silly fear, but still, it’s there all the same.

What can readers expect with next from you?
I’m currently working on the next installment to FAA called, Awakened and the continuing novella on my blog called, Running in the Dark. I also have a secret project that I’m working on for Few Are Angels that I’ll be squealing about in a few weeks!

Have you ever battled with any of your characters over their personality traits? If so, who won – you or the character?
Mia and I battled constantly. She wanted to be snarkier and I wanted her to be more subdued. I think I won out on that, but I think I also made sure that the reader understood where Mia’s anger came from in the novel.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title? How did you come up with a title?
I started writing Few Are Angels with a different title based on what the novel was about, but I only had that title for about two hours. As I started writing I realized I could do something better with the title. I could have the first title sum up the entire series. So I titled the book after the realization Ella comes to in the end of the series, Few Are Angels.

Did any character change roles in the creation of this story?
Oh my goodness, Alex. Alex is a character that grew to be one of the most loved in the novel. I based him on two people in my life and I think that’s why he is so loved. He strong, understanding and knows when to say, “I was wrong.” Alex became a main character all on his own.

Quick Draw

Fave Romance book to read over and over again? Kissed by an Angel, Elizabeth Chandler
Right now I’m reading… Stolen by Lucy Christopher.
Fave type of hero?Bad boy turned hero.
Fave Quote? “You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain” – Harvey Dent
Fave food? Chinese
Fave candy bar? Snickers
Fave flower? Tiger Cala lilly
Fave gemstone? Opal
Fave day of the week? Sunday
Fave time of day to write? Late night
Fave season? Autumn
Fave holiday? Halloween
Fave color? Slate Blue
Fave animal? Bunnies
Fave hobby? Reading
Fave song? Precious by Depeche Mode
Fave TV show? Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls
Fave movie? The Crow
Fave author? Elizabeth Chandler
Coffee or tea? Tea
Cake or pie? Cake
Plot or not? Recently, plot.
Plane or Train? Plane
Run or walk? Walk
Indoors or outdoors? Depends on the weather.
Vampire or shifter? ALWAYS vampire

 

Few Are Angels
Few Are Angels, book 1
By Inger Iversen
Blurb:
Follow Ella through self-discovery, first love, tragedy and sacrifice in this paranormal romance.

After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale–a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past–reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.

Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future.

The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both?

 

Tour Wide Giveaway

5 prize packs with print book, beaded book thong, poster and postcard

5 ebook copies of Few Are Angels

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About the Author
Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

 

 

 

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Introducing The Transformation Series by Ann Gimple

Psyche’s Prophecy
Book One of the Transformation Series
What if your psychotherapist could really see into your soul?  Picture all those secrets lying hidden, perhaps squirming a bit, just out of view.  Would you invite your analyst to take a peek behind that gossamer curtain?  Read your aura?  Scry your future…?

Classically trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Doctor Lara McInnis has a special gift that helps her with her patients.  Born with “the sight” she can read auras, while flirting with a somewhat elusive ability to foretell the future.  Lara becomes alarmed when several of her patients—and a student or two—tell her about the same cataclysmic dream.

Reaching out to the Institute for answers, Lara’s paranormal ability sounds a sharp warning and she runs up hard against a dead end.  Her search for assistance leads her to a Sidhe and ancient Celtic rituals blaze their way into her life.  Complicating the picture is a deranged patient who’s been hell bent on destroying Lara ever since she tried to help his abused wife, a boyfriend with a long-buried secret and a society that’s crumbling to dust as shortages of everything from electricity to food escalate.

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Psyche’s Search
Book Two of the Transformation Series
Born with the sight, Laura McInnis is ambivalent about her paranormal ability. Oh it’s useful enough some of the time with her psychotherapy patients. But mostly it’s an embarrassment and an inconvenience—especially when her visions drag her to other worlds. Or into Goblin dens. In spite of escalating violence, incipient food shortages and frequent power blackouts, Lara is still far too attached to the comfortable life she shares with her boyfriend, Trevor, a flight attendant who lost his job when aviation fuel got so expensive—and so scarce—his airline went out of business. Forced to seek assistance to hone her unusual abilities in Psyche’s Prophecy, Book I of this series, Lara is still quite the neophyte in terms of either summoning or bending her magic to do much of anything.
Reluctantly roped into channeling her unpredictable psychic talents to help a detective who saved her from a psychopathic killer, Lara soon finds herself stranded in the murky underbelly of a world inhabited by demons.  The Sidhe offer hope, but they are so high-handed Lara stubbornly resists their suggestions.  Riots, death on all sides, a mysterious accident and one particular demon targeting her, push Lara to make some hard decisions. When all seems lost, the Dreaming, nestled in the heart of Celtic magic, calls out to her.

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Psyche’s Promise
Book Three of the Transformation Series
The Transformation Series is about finding out who we truly are when the chips are down. About what is real and what is illusory. About what matters and what doesn’t. It’s easy to show our best side when everything is going well. How about when the world is disintegrating around us? What happens then?
In this final book of the Transformation Series, Lara and Trevor’s relationship undergoes stresses that threaten to annihilate them. Constantly hungry, besieged by dark forces, they need every resource they’ve developed as a couple to keep from ripping each other apart. With Lillian and Raven— two ancient Celtic Sidhe— off fighting their own war against Goblin hordes, Lara has only herself and her half-baked magic standing between survival and certain death for herself, her love and their child.
The remote location that was supposed to solve all Lara and Trevor’s problems has done anything but. Though she works diligently, Lara’s crash course in magic proves woefully inadequate. When Trevor is captured by demons, Lara curses her decision to leave Seattle. “If only I’d known,” she cries, convinced she can’t go back. Or can she?

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About the Author
Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent.  Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing.  A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies and she has published three novels, Psyche’s ProphecyPsyche’s Search and Psyche’s Promise. A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.

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Paty Jager is Sharing Secrets of a Mayan Moon – Complete with Goodies!

Please welcome today’s Guest Host, Paty Jager, author of Secrets of a Mayan Moon. Authors are generous as a rule, and Patti is no exception. She’s brought prizes!! Be sure to read to the end to find out how to get your hands on the goodies.

Take it away, Paty!

Sandra, Thank you for having me here today as part of my Mayan Moon Blog Tour.

Guatemalan Food

The heroine, Dr. Isabella Mumphrey, in my book Secrets of a Mayan Moon eats a lot. She has a high metabolism and is always hungry, yet is skinny to the point she has nearly indiscernible breasts and hips. Because she is always eating I mention food quite a bit.

Since they are in the jungle at an archeological dig most of the time the food isn’t elaborate but I did have to do some research on what kind of fruits were available and what the basics were in Guatemala.

Mangos, bananas or plantains, and papayas grow abundantly. Also coconut, giving them something to drink that doesn’t have to be purified. Stew is also a main food stable, I discovered. They simmer all types of meats with all kinds of ingredients to make a stew. And they use corn tortillas to dip in the stew and roll up with goat cheese.

Here is a quick Guatemalan recipe:

I’ve not made this recipe. I borrowed it from my friend Cynthia Rothwell a Guatemalan who helped me with my book. She has a wonderful blog where she reveals interesting information about her country. http://blog.guatemalangenes.com

Champurradas are under the category of what we call ‘Pan de Manteca’. It is eaten for breakfast or a snack. The name Pan de Manteca should have hinted that the main ingredient is manteca (lard, shortening)….

Champurradas:

5 ounces of shortening

5 ounces of sugar

A handful of soft flour (not the normal gold medal kind)

Sesame seeds

Mix the first three ingredients, make a ball and flatten the ball to the size and thickness you want the champurrada to be. Sprinkle with sesame seed.

Bake for 25 minutes at 350F

This can be eaten with beans or dunked in coffee.

 

Secrets of A Mayan Moon
By Paty Jager
Blurb:
Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

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Excerpt:
“The duffel on the seat has food.” Tino’s attention remained on the road as they wove their way through shacks made of anything the occupants could get their hands on to keep out the heat and rain.

Isabella focused her attention on the food in the bag rather than the hungry-looking children. Her heart ached to roll down the window and dole out the food to the unhappy faces. Her father always found fault with her generous—though he called it tender—heart.

Her fingers wrapped around a warm foil package. She pulled out the foil, then bananas, mangoes, and avocadoes she found nestled together in the duffel.

“Keep digging. There should be queso fresco wrapped in a banana leaf.” Tino’s gaze strayed from the road to the pile of food she’d placed on the seat beside her.

“There’s enough food in this bag for the town.” She found the leaf bundle. Her fingertips grazed something cold and hard. Curious, she ran her fingers over the object.

A hand gun.

Shivers slithered up her arm and centered in her chest. If Tino was part of the group who used her to transport passports, he wouldn’t have allowed her access to the bag with his weapon, would he? She shot a glance his direction as her heart raced. He was relaxed, unconcerned about her rummaging in his bag and finding the gun. In the jungle, it made sense a guide would have a gun. Her racing heart slowed, and she chastised herself for thinking he was anything other than the guide Virgil hired.

His voice registered as he reached toward the bag.

Isabella jerked the bag back, but not before he plucked a banana. Air squeezed out of her lungs. She didn’t know which would have been worse, him reaching for the gun or finding her clutching the weapon.

“W-what?” She worked to focus her mind on what he said and not the unhealthy direction her thoughts had spiraled.

“We need enough food to get us from here to the dig. It could take two to three days depending on the rains.” He stared at her, one dark brow raised in question.

Could he tell she’d found his weapon? Should I just come out and ask him about it? Bravery had never been her strong suit, but directness—she had that by the boat load. She slipped her hand back into the bag and withdrew the gun.

“What is this for?”

Giveaway

As part of my two week blog tour, I’m giving away

a $5 egift card to a commenter at each blog stop

a bag full of goodies to the person who follows me to the most blogs

and a gift to the host who gets the most commenters.

You can find the blog tour hosts at my blog or website.

 

About the Author
Wife, mother, grandmother, and the one who cleans pens and delivers the hay; award winning author Paty Jager and her husband currently ranch 350 acres when not dashing around visiting their children and grandchildren. She not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

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