$20 Gift Card Giveaway , Author Interview & Excerpt of Savage Magic by Judy Teel

NBTM_TourBanner_SavageMagic

Savage Magic

by Judy Teel

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BookCover_SavageMagicBLURB:

A deadly disease from an unknown origin…

Addison Kittner and ex-FBI agent Cooper Daine arrive at Bone Clan expecting a warm welcome. Instead they’re imprisoned and placed under quarantine, where they discover that the werewolf mountain Clans are being decimated by a deadly plague which can’t be cured.

An old obligation that changes everything…

With only a few days to live, Cooper’s brother, Alpha of Bone Clan, asks Cooper to fulfill his promise, one that’s crucial to their Clan’s survival. But if he does, Cooper risks loosing Addison. Forever.

An ancient creature bred for genocide…

Determined to stop the plague and cure Cooper’s brother, Addison defies Clan law and sneaks away to an ancient ruin which might hold the key. There she discovers an unexpected link to her past and inadvertently calls forth an immortal monster that will destroy the paranormal races protecting humanity if it can’t be stopped.

But as Cooper and Addison battle to stop the annihilation of the Clans and the forces trying to tear their bond apart, something even more powerful and deadly gathers just out of sight…

And prepares to strike.

BUY LINKS

AMAZON:

Shifty Magic (Book 1): http://amzn.to/1gImhOO

Undercover Magic (Book 2): http://amzn.to/1L1VJ9I

Savage Magic (Book 3): http://amzn.to/1gImjGF

NOOK:

Shifty Magic (Book 1): http://goo.gl/6hU5bQ

Undercover Magic (Book 2): http://goo.gl/0qjldj

Savage Magic (Book 3): http://goo.gl/SijP9j

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Excerpt:

The scent of blood got stronger, pulling my thoughts back and making my heart pound a little harder against my chest. Slipping a knife from the sheath inside my right boot, I watched the flutter of shadows on the path below where it turned and disappeared behind a thick wall of laurels. Slow breath in…Silent breath out…

Deeper shadows emerged and took shape — a man and a woman, both dressed for living outdoors and blending in. And there was Cooper, complacently allowing them to roughly pull him along between them, his nose and a cut on his cheek seeping blood. Weird. Cooper was built like an early twenty-first century Olympic gymnast and I’d seen him take out opponents in less than ten seconds without a single blow landing on him. How had they managed to subdue him?

I watched them come closer and pass below me. The woman on one side of Cooper was medium height with light skin and dark red hair that she’d pulled back into a short ponytail with a strip of leather. The man on the other side was tall and muscular with tanned skin, his bright red hair in a military cut.

I adjusted the soles of my logger boots against the branch under me to give myself a more solid launch, judged the distance — and jumped.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Author Interview:

-Thank you for stopping by We Love Kink! We’re so glad you decided to sit down and chat with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before?


– Please share some juicy details about your latest release.

If the entire series were one book, Savage Magic would be that midpoint where everything changes. A surprise enemy is back and an unexpected ally also comes to light. Moving forward, Addison and Cooper are going to have to put on their big girl panties (yup, even Cooper) if they’re going to come out on the winning side.


– What draws you to your genre?

I love the dystopian urban fantasy genre because it allows so much freedom. Books like mine can have action, romance, mystery, emotional depth and even funny moments. No getting bored in these worlds!


-When did you realize you were a writer?

Probably when I was six. We were asked to create a painting and then write a story about it and it was one of the few times I remember liking school.


-Where do you, as an author, draw the line on subject matter?

Because I write for the New Adult and Adult market, I haven’t really limited myself on subject matter. I write what the story demands, which is why the Shifty Magic series flirts on the edge of horror sometimes. I do minimize details in places though, not just to keep the books genre-focused, but also to keep the stories moving.


-What or who were your early influences?

The Hobbit, tons of romance authors, C.S. Lewis – I was all over the place. Movies like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark influenced me too. Good storytelling, both of them. Everything I read and everything I watch I’m analyzing and learning from. Can’t seem to help myself.


-How do you deal with writer’s block?

I have one of those anti-gravity chairs in my office and if I’m stuck because I’m tired, I’ll get in that and meditate or nap for 20 or 30 minutes. If I’m stuck because I’ve been sitting too long, I’ll get up and do some kind of physical chore like laundry, or I’ll take our dog for a walk. If I pose a question to myself like, “How can Addison get out of this?” or, “What would Cooper be feeling here?” and then let it go, I always get my answer.


-What is the best part of being a writer? What is the most difficult part?

It’s a magical thing to be a writer. All these people and places and events in my head go out as a book and other people feel and experience them as if they were there. It’s the coolest job I’ve ever had.

The only hard parts are the long hours at the computer and sometimes having to miss out on fun things in order to get a project finished. But it’s worth it.


-Who are a few of your favorite authors?

Ilona Andrews is always at the top of my list and so is Jim Butcher. I also really liked the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. Great stuff.


-What are three things that many people don’t know about you?

I have two toy Minions in hula skirts on my desk. Whenever I look at them, it makes me smile.

I’m a tea hoarder. I used to tell my kids they were exaggerating about that, but no. Guilty as charged.

I’ve recently started using a program that lets me dictate my first drafts because I have so much trouble resisting editing when I need to be writing. It’s helped. A little. I probably should find a support group for obsessive wordsmithing.


-Thank you so much for stopping by and talking to us! It has been a lot of fun.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AuthorPhoto_SavageMagicAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Judy Teel was born in Virginia and moved to North Carolina just before middle school. She’s a fiction author and novelist writing in the dystopian urban fantasy genre. Her stories deliver mystery with some thriller elements, a kick-butt heroine with a large dash of snark in her, a bit more than a touch of romance with a guy that makes readers’ hearts beat a little faster, and a wild ride full of action and emotion from start to finish.

Shifty Magic is permanently free on all platforms and Undercover Magic is free as a thank you gift for anyone who signs up on my readers list: http://judyteel.com/my-free-book/

Website: http://www.judyteel.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JudyTeelBooks

Twitter: @JudyTeelBooks / https://twitter.com/JudyTeelBooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5023501.Judy_Teel

Amazon Author’s Page: http://amzn.to/1NIne6S

Tumblr: http://judyteel.tumblr.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/judyteelbooks/

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

GIVEAWAY


Judy will be awarding $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to $20 Gift Card Giveaway , Author Interview & Excerpt of Savage Magic by Judy Teel

  1. Judy Thomas says:

    How did the author choose the genre that she writes in?

    • Judy Teel says:

      Hi Judy, thank you for the question!

      After writing a successful romantic comedy series, I decided something different would be fun, ideally something that allowed more action and mystery/thriller elements. Because I love to read in the urban fantasy genre, I decided that was a perfect fit and I jumped in. It’s turned out to be a wonderful match-up for me. I’ve really enjoyed writing about Addison and the other characters in their world.

  2. Mai T. says:

    Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

    • Judy Teel says:

      Hi Mai, also an excellent question!

      I do read reviews occasionally. They’re a great way to stay in touch with how readers respond to the stories so I can alter where things go if I need to, as allowed by the overall series arch, of course. I became an indie author because I believe readers should have the power to determine what they want in entertainment fiction and not be limited by the decisions of others. It’s my job to provide that for them to the best of my ability. I have two mandates – be true to the stories and true to my readers.

      As far as responding to reviews, I do wish there were a non-stalkery way to do that, even if just to say “thank you”. I don’t, however, because I’d hate to make reviewers feel uncomfortable in any way. Maybe someday other readers will respond for me. ☺

      And of course good reviews are always appreciated and go a long way to encouraging authors to keep writing. But bad reviews are sometimes the most informative, especially if the reader has taken the time to explain why they rated a book the way they did. An insightful critique helps authors improve their craft, and for myself, I’m always grateful for that. I also try to clearly present what kind of book a customer is getting when they dive into the Shifty Magic series, so hopefully if someone can’t stand urban fantasy, they know to stay away. As far as hateful negative feedback, I find it best to just let it go. When people strike out like that, it’s always a personal issue they’re having about something. I remind myself of that, mentally wish them well and move on.

  3. Judy Teel says:

    Thank you for having me here today!

  4. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt.

  5. Victoria says:

    Really great interview! I enjoyed reading your post, thanks for sharing :)

  6. Judy Teel says:

    Thanks for hosting me. It was fun!

  7. Cheryl Johnson says:

    Great giveaway and a interesting read Savage Magic.

  8. Betty W says:

    Sounds like a great read, thank you!

  9. Linda says:

    Love this, =) Can´t wait for my chance to read more!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!
    //Linda

  10. Nikolina says:

    Enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

  11. Ree Dee says:

    I enjoyed the interview and the excerpt. Thank you.

  12. TIFFANY says:

    All novel about werewolves be something good and hairy to read about. Excellent giveaway!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *