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Dance With the Devil by Angela Dennis ~ Presented by Christine

Please welcome Angela Dennis author of Dance With the Devil 

Angela Dennis will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour A second winner will win a print or digital copy of the book (Print is US only, International winners will receive an eBook substitution in the format of their choice).

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Dance with the Devil

by Angela Dennis

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INTERVIEW:

  1. What or who inspired you to start writing?

That’s a great question! I’ve always loved to read. Even before I could read, I would memorize the books my mom read to me, then line up my dolls and read to them. There is nothing I enjoy more than a good story, so the next logical step for me was to create my own.

  1. How did you come up with ideas for your books?

Ideas tend to pop up at random times. This may sound really odd, but both the Shadow Born Series and my Soul’s Harbor Pride Series evolved out of dreams. I tend to have fairly vivid dreams. I’m not sure why, maybe because I don’t sleep much. Because of that I keep a dream journal. A lot of the abstract ideas I scribble in there eventually evolve into in to books.

  1. What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio?

That I love to talk to my readers. I don’t ever want to appear unapproachable. If you want to chat, come find me on Twitter @angeladennis or on Facebook. If I’m super busy, it may take me a little bit to respond, but I will. I promise.

  1. As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?

Right now, I’m working on the next book in the Soul’s Harbor Pride Series. I also have a super secret project that I’ve been working on for about a year or so that I’m hoping to share soon.

  1. If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why?

Jillian. Definitely Jillian. How awesome would it be to shift into a black lion? She wins for that alone.

  1. If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your leading roles?

Yikes. This is a really hard question because I really didn’t have any actors or actresses in mind when I created Jillian and Carrick. Let me think… For Carrick I’d choose Chris Helmsworth. Not only is he one of my favorite actors. He’s Thor!! In all seriousness, I think he physically resembles Carrick better than anyone else. For Jillian I’d choose Zooey Deschanel. Not only is she a fantastic actress, but she closely resembles the image I have in my head of Jillian.

  1. Do you belong to a critique group? If so how does this help or hinder your writing?

I don’t belong to a critique group, but I do have a critique partner. The fabulous Roxy Mews. She is fantastic. I don’t know how I ever functioned without her. It’s awesome because I can give her the book that I’m working on and I know that she will be honest with me. If a scene is terrible, or it doesn’t work, she’ll let me know. It’s awesome to have that level of trust with someone. That being said, having a critique partner has definitely made me a better writer. If you haven’t read Roxy’s books, you totally should. They’re fantastic.

  1. What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing)

The best advice I’ve ever been given was to never give up. I wrote my first manuscript the year I graduated from college. It took me nine years to sell my first book. I strongly believe that perseverance is the key to life. If you want something, keep at it, even when it seems impossible. The worst advice I’ve received would be to write for the market. I think that for some people this isn’t necessarily bad advice. But, looking back, I tried for years to write for the market. None of those books sold. They were terrible because my heart wasn’t in them. They didn’t resonant with me, so I was just going through the motions. It sounds clique, but you should write about what’s speaking to you at that moment.

  1. Do you outline your books or just start writing?

I do both. I’ve never actually plotted/outlined a book all the way through before writing it. I tend to fly through my first drafts then go back and actually plot. I wouldn’t suggest that style at all because it takes a lot longer and you end up cutting out most of the manuscript because the scenes don’t work.

  1. Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series.

I am a huge fan of series, and I love to write them. Primarily because it is so much fun to stay involved in a world and see what happens to all of the characters. The Soul’s Harbor Pride Series has been so much fun to write because each book stands alone, and is about a different couple. I love that because it gives me the ability to make sure everyone’s story is told.

  1. Anything else you might want to add?

Thank you so much for having me today! And thank you to all my readers. You all are awesome.

BLURB:

After killing one of her father’s enforcers, half-blood lion shifter Jillian Winters ran for her life, landing in an upscale bar halfway across the country. Her boss, Carrick—a pure-blood shifter—has no idea his barmaid is a fugitive.

When her father’s recklessness puts the Pride at risk, Jillian must return home and assume his place as Alpha. But not before she indulges in a taste of the attraction that’s been building for years between her and Carrick.

Carrick Granger has had a soft spot for Jillian from the moment she stepped into his bar, soaking wet and afraid of her own shadow. He knows she has secrets. So does he. He’s also the outcast son of an Alpha—and now that his father is dead, he, too, has been summoned home.

Thinking they’ll never see each other again, the simmering heat between them ignites like a match to gunpowder. But then the bullets start flying, forcing them to choose—duty to their Prides, or the one person they can’t live without.

Warning: This book contains deception, lies, betrayal, a sexy lion who is determined to claim his mate, and a mating bond that will change the landscape of the Prides forever.

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EXCERPT:

Carrick crossed the distance between them, his powerful stride quickly closing the gap. When he stopped, he was so close she could feel his breath hot against her forehead. She trembled even before he smoothed his hands across her shoulders. Her mouth went dry. As he bent down so they were eye to eye, need sizzled in her belly.

He stared at her, an indiscernible expression on his face. “I don’t know if I’m coming back.” For the first time since she’d met him, he smelled of uncertainty.

Jillian pressed her hand against Carrick’s cheek, overwhelmed with the need to reassure him. He hadn’t shaved, and his beard stubble was rough against her palm.

“Tell me,” she breathed.

For a moment, he leaned into her embrace. His eyes slipped closed and a long breath drifted from his lips. “I can’t.” Tearing away from her, he prowled across the room like a caged animal. She could feel his beast leaping beneath his skin.

The pain in his eyes ripped at her heart. She was pretty sure what was wrong. Every five years, the Prides gathered by order of the Conclave. Even the prodigal children were called back. The Elders left nothing to chance, ordering the shamans to send forth a compulsion spell, cloaked in an invitation. Fighting it wasn’t just painful, it was useless. If you didn’t heed the call, the enforcers were sent to bring you back by force. Some Prides took advantage of the summons to hold a Claiming, but never hers. Her father preferred to do his Claimings in secret, hand-picking the participants. Or he had, until now.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Angela Dennis lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, son and a sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.

You can visit Angela at her website http://www.angeladennisbooks.com or her blog http://www.angeladennisauthor.blogspot.com. She loves to hear from her readers, so don’t forget to find her on Twitter to chat.

https://www.facebook.com/angela.dennis.7798

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/26267274-angela-dennis

http://www.angeladennisauthor.blogspot.com

http://www.angeladennisbooks.com

https://twitter.com/AngelaDennis

Amazon US     http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Devil-Souls-Harbor-Pride-ebook/dp/B012CEIPLC/

Amazon UK     http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dance-Devil-Souls-Harbor-Pride-ebook/dp/B012CEIPLC/

Amazon CA     http://www.amazon.ca/Dance-Devil-Souls-Harbor-Pride-ebook/dp/B012CEIPLC/

Amazon AU     http://www.amazon.com.au/Dance-Devil-Souls-Harbor-Pride-ebook/dp/B012CEIPLC/

Barnes & Noble           http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dance-with-the-devil-angela-dennis/1122377521

Kobo    https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dance-with-the-devil-16

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Apple/iTunes   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dance-with-the-devil/id1022248316?mt=11

Google Books https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Angela_Dennis_Dance_with_the_Devil?id=N447CgAAQBAJ

Samhain          https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5574/dance-with-the-devil

           

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Angela Dennis will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour A second winner will win a print or digital copy of the book (Print is US only, International winners will receive an eBook substitution in the format of their choice).

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1235 

 

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6 comments on “Dance With the Devil by Angela Dennis ~ Presented by Christine

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    September 25, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Rita Wray
    September 25, 2015

    I liked the interview.

    • Angela Dennis
      September 25, 2015

      Thanks so much, Rita!

  3. Eva Millien
    September 25, 2015

    great interview and excerpt, sounds like my kind of book, thanks for sharing

    • Angela Dennis
      September 25, 2015

      Thanks, Eva 🙂

  4. Angela Dennis
    September 25, 2015

    Thank you so much for having me on the blog today!

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