I’d like to extend a warm welcome to my guest today, Debbie Peterson. Debbie is the author of a dynamic new paranormal, Spirit of the Rebellion. You’ll learn more about that a bit later. First up, Debbie’s agreed to answer a few questions for us.
Debbie, what’s your paranormal element of choice?
I love ghosts, but I also like shifters and magic! You’ll see all three of these elements in future stories.
All my favorites! How do you research the paranormal elements in your story?
I talk to people with personal experiences to share. And, I read lots and lots of true ghost stories as well as near death experiences by ordinary people and incorporate many of these individual elements into the stories I write.
Which genre are you drawn to as a reader?
I enjoy reading all genres. When I choose a book, I choose it based solely on story appeal and my current mood at the time.
Do you prefer to read in the same genre as your WIP or do you mix it up?
At the end of the day I need to give my mind a break from whatever I’m working on, so, I definitely mix it up!
Reading the same genre you write is a must. Do think the romance books will ever go “out of style”?
Oh, I hope not! I believe that as long as a single heart continues to beat in this great big universe of ours, romance will live on.
I agree! Can we talk a bit about your writing process? How long does it take you to write a book?
About six months…give or take.
Do you listen to music when your write? Does the music change depending on the scene?
Absolutely! I’m not sure I could write a single word without instrumental music going on in the background and yes, the music I select depends very much on the scene I’m writing at the moment.
Do you have any words of advice for new writers?
Keep writing, keep submitting, and don’t ever, ever, give up on your dreams!
What are you currently working on?
Well, I currently have one other book under contract with The Wild Rose Press. “Spirit of the Revolution” is undergoing edits as we speak and hopefully, I’ll be able to announce a release date soon. Once we have the date, I’ll submit my next ghostly romance to my lovely editor and see where it goes.
Thank you so very much for hosting me today! I found it a pleasure to be here!
You’re quite welcome. I appreciate you taking the time to visit today. Now, as promised, here’s more about Debbie Peterson’s intriguing new book.
Spirit of Rebellion
By Deborah K Peterson
Souls touch and emotions flare when a historian and an embittered spirit form an unlikely alliance to investigate the centuries-old riddle surrounding his death…
Ready for a fresh chapter in her life, Shae Lynn Montgomery accepts a job translating a cache of Civil War documents from Wisconsin’s famous Norwegian regiment. The assignment takes her to Chickamauga’s haunted Starling Plantation and face-to-face with a handsome captain—its angry ghost in residence.
Tristan Jordahl, falsely accused of treason, has no use for the living—not even the lovely translator invading his home. Despite Tristan’s best efforts to frighten her, Shae Lynn refuses to leave, and reluctantly, Tristan enlists her help to clear his name. But as they grow closer to the truth—and to each other—an evil spirit makes it clear he will do anything to stop them.
Can a love that transcends time overcome all obstacles?
“You’ve got to let me in, you have to let me explain, please,” she begged through the barrier that separated them. “I swear on everything dear to me, I’m not moving from this spot until you do. Do you hear me? I’m not leaving!”
“I am not interested in anything you have to say,” he growled back.
“I don’t care. I’m staying right here until you hear me out!” she shouted.
As the minutes ticked by, the Captain tried desperately to ignore her presence, but finally, his shoulders slumped in defeat. The chiming of the clock told him over an hour had passed since Shaelynn obstinately decreed her intention to remain in the small hallway until she said what she wanted to say. He hoped her wet clothes and the trauma of her earlier experience, would force the issue otherwise. But true to her word, she still waited outside his door.
Stubborn little hellion.
With a sigh of resignation, he opened the door and met her defiant gaze. She stood against the opposite wall, with one foot resting against the baseboard. Her arms wrapped tightly around her waist as if seeking warmth against her wet, torn clothing. On top of all that, she shivered with the cold. She looked so pathetic standing there.
“Shaelynn, you need to get into some dry clothes,” he said. The words surprised him. They weren’t anywhere near what he planned to say. The soft tone didn’t match either.
Shae clenched her teeth and shook her head. “Not until we’ve talked.”
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About the Author:
Debbie Peterson, author of “Shadow of the Witte Wieven,” is introducing, “Spirit of the Rebellion,” through The Wild Rose Press. This paranormal romance centers on a murdered civil war captain, falsely accused of treason, and a beautiful Norse historian determined to clear his name. She invites you to come along on this incredible adventure, filled with mystery and romance.
Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. She incorporates these aspects into all of the paranormal stories she writes. When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, she spends time with the beloved members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history and all things ancient and historic
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