Hi peeps, we have Elizabeth Noble stopping by today with her newest release Shifting Chaos, we have a short interview with Elizabeth, there’s a great excerpt and Elizabeth has a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
Chaos reigns in The Sleepless City, and it’s really beginning to piss Detective Jonas Forge off. He’s got inner demons to battle and a life to build with his new soul mate, Blair Turner. Nothing is going right, and he already feels the universe is conspiring against him when a turn of events he never saw coming flips his world upside down.
Hallucinations grip the town and everyone in it, threatening to tear their precariously built family apart, and the only way forward is to bare all to each other. This means Declan and Blair need to learn to accept one another. Lucas Coate has to move forward without ties to his werewolf pack and live a monogamous life with Declan.
But while Forge and Declan confront horrors from their shared past, Simon learns a terrible truth about vampires—one he couldn’t have imagined in his worst nightmares.
Interview with Elizabeth Noble
We’re ecstatic to have Elizabeth visiting with us today and are immensely pleased that she was able to answer a couple of questions for us here at MM Good Book Reviews, so I’d like to say a huge thank you to Elizabeth!
How do you develop your plot and characters?
Even though I generally have the basics of the plot first, the characters follow a very close second. A story consists of both, so for me it’s almost a hand-in-hand thing.
I start with considering what I want out of the story and deciding what sort of story it is. I make notes about various aspects such as location and what is central to the story.
If the book is part of an ongoing series with characters already developed I decided who’s POV the story will be told from then what is going to happen to which character.
If they are new characters to me I start with simple things like physical appearance, likes and dislikes and job/aspirations. Once I start filling in those blanks the people take shape and as whacky as it sounds they start telling me more about who they are.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
For me it’s the plot, but the characters follow quickly behind. I like to have the situation to put them in before I spend time developing the book’s characters.
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
There are many sweet, tender moments between Blair and Forge. What I like about them the most is the snark and fun they have with each other. It’s become a part of their relationship and adds some amusing moments. Blair especially goes from the insecure, shy young guy we met in Electric Candle to a man who is more assertive about what he wants and needs from his soul mate, Forge. They’re well on their way to forming a much stronger bond and partnership.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I think it’s the fact I know in pretty indepth detail the wording of the final paragraph of the book. I also have to have a title for each book before word one gets written.
How do you do research for your books?
I’m pretty organized about my research, but I don’t do it all at once. After I develop an idea for a book I start researching the basics. As I write I find more detailed research needs to be completed. For my continuing series I have a file on my OneNote for tidbits that I might come across and want to save for future research needs.
“What happened?” Blair asked. He turned his head toward the back door. A second later Moose was running to the back of the house.
Jonas strode in, jerked his jacket off, and tossed it down beside Ben’s helmet, muttering as he went. He stopped and faced them. “Those fools have decided I must be head detective.”
Lucas came to a stop behind Jonas, grinning.
“Wait, you’ve been pissed off all day because you got a promotion?” Blair asked.
Ben lunged forward and threw his arms around Jonas’s neck. “Sweet as! We have to celebrate. It’s about time they recognized you like this. I think it’s crappy you haven’t been promoted until now.”
Jonas pulled in a breath and stepped back from Ben. “I thank you, but it’s a fucking disaster.”
“Another of the Council’s tricks,” Declan added.
“They can’t do this, can they?” Simon said and sat down abruptly on the couch. “That’s against the Council rules.”
“What’s wrong with all of you?” Ben turned in a circle, glaring at each of them in turn.
“I can’t be the head detective.” Jonas took a DVD from the shelf under the television and put it in the player. He grabbed the remote control, aimed, and pointed. “This”—he waved at the scene appearing on the TV—”is why I can’t have this job.”
An image of Stewie in relation to some incident that, by the looks of it, had happened a few years ago appeared on the screen. Underneath were the words “Flint, Ohio, Head Detective Stewart Belle,” and Stewie was speaking to a reporter.
“Oh crap,” Blair said. He and Ben stood side by side.
“Yes. Oh crap covers it nicely. The head detective must be a human, has always been a human. You know, someone who can be seen by a camera and is available during the full moon,” Jonas said. “Before Stewie there was some dick by the name of Felton, and before that we had the oh-so-delightful Smyth.”
Ben nudged Blair and waved one hand between Declan and Jonas. “Have you noticed that between the thief and the cop, the cop is the one with the problems with authority?”
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Two of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
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