Monday, October 31, 2016

Collateral Damage by Susan Harris @JGBookSolutions @SuzHarrisWrites

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If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?

After working six years on nights, I am definitely a grumpy bear! I used to work from midnight to 8am and even now, my sleep patterns are still wonky. I am not a pleasant person to be around if I haven’t had enough sleep. My mother even bought me Grumpy Care Bear as a present a couple of years ago after my niece and nephew called me grumpy bear! J

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

China! I have been fascinated with Chinese Mythology and history since I was a little girl. It’s been a life-long dream of mine to walk the Great Wall, or visit the Forbidden City. I would love to one day write a story featuring a Chinese heroine, but I’d prefer to see the country first.

Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?

I think they would say I’m introverted with people I do not know, but myself with them. I’m much more comfortable in certain environments over others, and I’m not afraid of spending time by myself. I feel that to have a creative mind that sometimes tends to lean to the dark side, you have to be introverted. Someone who has never spent a lot of time in their own head cannot begin to imagine, least of all show the reader.

Do you have a favorite quote, quip, or saying? What is it?

I have a favorite writing quote that I had tattooed on my right arm. I first heard it on an episode of Criminal Minds, from Cyril Connolly “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self” This is to remind myself that I cannot write for the readers if when writing for them, I forget who I am.

You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you'll buy?

Oh, this is a question myself and my work buddies have talked about in great lengths. I have a few things I would have to buy, like a house big enough to have an office and a library, or finally have my trip to China. But, my biggest splurge would be to track down a black Austin Martin DB9 and kit it out with custom alloys and interior! It’s my dream car…

Do you have any special routines or rituals?

One of my strictest routines before I start writing is definitely my playlists. I tend to combine a long list of songs and then play certain songs when trying to get into a different character’s head. It helps to get in a particular zone. I find myself on most days upon hearing a new song, saying, “This is so an Ever song.” Or “I can totally see Ricky singing that in the car.”

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why?

I think it would be Caitlyn Hardi. She’s beautiful, dangerous, but has a heart of gold. She’s working my other dream job (I’ve always wanted to be a profiler!) Like me, she’s got some issues with trust, but is surrounded by people who chip away at that icy exterior.

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

If you want a story that combines crime, romance, the supernatural, and things that go bump in the night, then The Ever Chace Chronicles is the series for you.


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Title:  Collateral Damage
Series:  The Ever Chace Chronicles #2
Author:   Susan Harris
Published:  October 31st, 2016
Publisher:  Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre:   Fairy Tales/Folk Tales/Legends & Mythology, Fantasy/Paranormal
Content Warning:  Some strong language.

Synopsis:  When Derek Doyle wakes up next to a ripped-apart body, he’s terrified he’s about to lose everything he holds dear—Ever, his job, and his family. Dealing with his past has never come easy to Derek, especially since he’s too afraid of what people would think if they knew exactly what kind of monster he really is. But finding out who’s setting him up could be harder than the team thinks. As long as Derek has lived, there’s bound to be a long list of enemies.
Ever Chace has a lot on her plate. Confronted with the possibility that she is indeed losing her mind, Ever tries to push it aside as they deal with the ramifications of Derek’s past. Every new relationship has teething problems, but learning to deal with a mate who’s used to being a lone wolf has its own set of issues.
Can the team figure out how to save Derek from a swift execution? And just how much strain will the revelations put on Derek and Ever’s shiny new relationship?
Collateral Damage is the exciting sequel to Skin and Bones by Susan Harris.

Pick up the first book in this series, Skin and Bones by Susan Harris FREE on Amazon!

Excerpt from Collateral Damage by Susan Harris:

Ever and Derek

She peered out at him from under her lashes as he stood and extended his hand to her, and when she slipped her hand into the warmth of his grasp, he led her to the dance floor. Turning toward his partner, he swept her in close, and she had no option but to rest her head on his chest.
For a precious few minutes, they did nothing but sway slowly to the music. It would, she guessed, become one of her fondest memories, for the simple reason they had found each other early, with time to enjoy each other’s company before her past came back to haunt them.
“Do you believe in soulmates?” he murmured into her ear. “Because I felt my soul cry out the moment I laid eyes on you. I feel as if I know you. That I should know you. As if I was born to hold you in my arms.”
“I believe we are reborn, and our soul seeks out those who are ours,” she replied.
“Do you count me as yours?”
Ever slid her hand up his chest to brush her fingers against the stubble on his chin. She wanted him to remember, to feel the weight of her quest and stand with her, but she had precious little time to enjoy this moment. Odin would be upon them soon, and either she would die or he would.

Pulling his chin down so his gaze tangled with hers, Ever said the words she had always wanted to say to her Deryck, but time had not allowed. “I have died many times, my darling, and I’ve always found myself back with you—a different version of you, maybe, but you all the same.”

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Meet the Author:
Susan Harris is a writer from Cork in Ireland. An avid reader, she quickly grew to love books in the supernatural/fantasy genre. When she is not writing or reading, she loves music, oriental cultures, tattoos, anything Disney and psychology. If she wasn’t a writer she would love to be a FBI profiler or a PA for Dave Grohl or Jared Leto.

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