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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Guest Post + Giveaway with Tracey Sinclair, author of Wolf Night

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Author: Tracey Sinclair
Series: Cassandra Bick Chronicles
Number in Series: 2
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Publisher: Createspace/Self-published
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Romance

















Blurb from Tracey Sinclair

After narrowly averting a supernatural war in London, Cassandra Bick just wants life to get back to normal. Or as normal as life can be when you run a dating agency for vampires, your best friend is a witch and the oldest, strongest and sexiest vampire in town is taking a very personal interest in your business. But when a vicious new supernatural enemy threatens her friends, Cass finds herself once again fighting for the fate of her city – and having to face some demons of her own.

Snarky, sexy and fast paced, Wolf Night will leave you breathless. 

Wolf Night is Book 2 in the Dark Dates series, the Chronicles of Cassandra Bick.

Buy here:  
Amazon (US)  |  Amazon (UK)     

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The pleasures and pains of writing a sequel


When I started writing my book Dark Dates, it was really more out of a sense of fun than anything else. All my previous works had tended towards the dark, gritty and realistic, and I was in the mood to write something a little more light-hearted. I wanted it to be good, of course, and I wanted people to like it – but it also felt like there was no pressure, that if it failed, it failed, and at least I could console myself with the thought that I had tried something different.
Then a weird thing happened. I fell in love with the characters. I mean, really, properly fell in love. Having intended Dark Dates to be more or less a standalone story, I found myself leaving the ending open to a sequel. I really cared about these people: the sassy, geeky heroine Cass and her friends Medea and Katie, the super sexy hunter Cain and the cool as ice vampire Laclos – they took up residence in my head and weren’t going anywhere. I found myself writing and publishing a couple of short stories just to keep talking about them as I worked on the sequel, so enthralled had I become in their world.
So when it came to writing the sequel, suddenly it felt like it mattered. I knew that lots of people had fallen for these characters the same way I had – I was getting plenty of flattering feedback to tell me that – and now I had a responsibility not to let them down. When your characters are new, you can make them do whatever they want. Once they’re out there, they become more stubborn, less malleable, and you find you simply can’t twist them to the demands of the plot, because they shape it to suit themselves, rather than the other way round. As someone who has an enormous fondness for series of books myself – both urban fantasy and beyond – I know there are few things more irritating than reading a novel and thinking ‘but they would never do that!’. It’s fun to reveal things about your characters, to add layers and depths that were only hinted at in the first book, but it’s important that this information never feels like it’s just there to service the plot.
Now that Wolf Night is finally finished and out there, I hope that I have succeeded. Certainly the book threw up some surprises even to me, as people didn’t behave quite how I expected them to, but I felt like by now I knew my characters inside out, and even when they surprised me, they stayed true to who they were. It was an absolute pleasure to revisit them – and I’ve been thrilled, so far, with the response from people who are as pleased as I am to see them return. But, luckily, they still don’t seem to be in a hurry to go anywhere. So I’m now working on book 3…


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Check out my interview with Tracey Sinclair HERE! 
 
First Guest Post with Tracey Sinclair HERE!

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About Tracey Sinclair

Tracey Sinclair works as freelance copywriter, editor and legal directories consultant. A diverse and slightly wandering career has included writing factsheets for small businesses, creating web content for law firms, subtitling film and TV and editing one of the UK’s largest legal directories. A keen blogger, she regularly writes for online theatre site Exeunt and science fiction site Unleash the Fanboy and her blog Body of a Geek Goddess was shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan Blogger Awards 2011. Her work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and her short play Bystanders was premiered in 2011 as part of the CP Players New Writing Season at Baron’s Court Theatre, London. She has published two small press books (Doll and No Love is This, both Kennedy & Boyd) before publishing the Dark Dates series.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

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Due to the daily spam comments I have been getting lately and to avoid the annoying word verification, Anonymous comments are no more. I do not want bargains on bags, watches, jerseys, boots and other crap. Geez, they could at least spam me with book and movie stuff, I would be somewhat interested LOL! Thank you :D