Thursday, January 7, 2016

HELLO: MY NAME IS … Blog Hop


Welcome to my first HOP of the year! Fittingly, it’s an introduction to authors you may or may not know (or may THINK you know!). Follow the HOP links to uncover fun and sometimes surprising facts about authors who write the books you love, and get in on some great giveaways.

Getting to know Nancy Gideon: (Here’s me in the wild at the Great Lakes Book Bash in October, 2015)



1. Night owl or early bird?

The birds use ME as their alarm clock. 5:00 a.m. at the Keurig then at the keyboard. Every day. A late night for me begins at 9:30 p.m. Yeah, a real party animal!

2. What music are you rocking to?

Whatever suits the characters in my latest WIP. I enjoy music almost as much as I love words. All kinds! Imagine the surprise when Rob Zombie blasts out of my car and the driver in the next lane glances over to see a gramma head banging! I always do a playlist for each new book so my current passion could be anything from German heavy metal to Sean Paul to ‘50s classics.

3. Your first kiss . . . Was it the stuff of romance novels?

A hot neighbor boy from up the street (An older man in middle school! I was tall and mature for my age!) in his garage. While everyone was playing hide and seek, we were trying NOT to be found. My first sigh-worthy romantic experience! I borrowed the encounter for a scene in PRINCE OF SHADOWS.

4. What’s your work environment like? Ms. Clean or total Clutter?

Right now, its clutter squared! I just moved and am still unpacking. One doesn’t realize how many books they have until 2 out of 3 boxes are marked OFFICE. I’m both ADD and OCD, so I guess you could call it Controlled Chaos! A clean desk makes me nervous, like I’m not really working.


5. Gourmet cook or take out?

While I DO enjoy that left over cold pizza for breakfast, I LOVE to cook, and now that I have a kitchen two people can stand in at the same time without having to turn in the same direction to avoid a collision, I’m looking forward to stirring up some yummy stuff! Breakfast omelets with asparagus or feta cheese and spinach are my specialties.

6. Favorite type of hero - Type A bad boy or Type B good guy?

I’m a hardcore Bad Boy fan. Give me the Clive Owens, the Jeremy Renners, the Dean Winchesters, and keep the softer, gentler Jude Laws and Colin Firths. I’d take a thug over a pretty boy any day! I’d be a kick butt Lara Croft – if my knees were better. No. Make that Helen Mirren!

7. Website or Blog?

While the website is great for static information (and lots of it), I love my blog for its immediacy and flexibility. It’s the difference between the newspaper and a Facebook meme. One is solid content and one is pure fun. I belong to several blog groups for inspiration and writing encouragement, and have met some wonderful people through them, but Hops are my joy. I love mingling with readers and meeting authors who are new to me. And who doesn’t love free stuff? Herding Cats always comes up with the most creative Hops. With a name like that, how could they be boring?

8. When can we get your next book and what’s it all about?

I’m currently working on “The House of Terriot Foursome” a quartet of shorter length paranormals that tie into my “By Moonlight” shapeshifter series and feature the very hot and hunky Terriot princes introduced in my latest, UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS. I hope to release at LEAST the first two or three in 2016.

In anticipation of “The House of Terriot x 4,” I’m giving away an e-copy of REMEMBERED BY MOONLIGHT and a $10 Amazon gift card to introduce readers to my writing and to the “By Moonlight” world, since it brings that dangerous Terriot Shifter clan to New Orleans for the first time and sets up the drama to come. Here’s a glimpse ...


Because the road to . . .

Clever, cool and preternaturally lethal, Max Savoie is leader of a secretive shape-shifter clan, heir to a mobster’s legacy, and the love of New Orleans’ top cop . . . but he can’t remember any of them. The only way to recover his past, and his rightful place in the arms of the woman who risked all to save him, is to surrender to a mysterious visitor who could use him as a weapon against all he’d loved.

Happily-Ever-After . . .

After rescuing her mate from his ruthless captors in the North, hard-hitting Detective Charlotte Caissie is now painfully vulnerable—a stranger in his eyes . . . and in his bed. The key to his memories is locked in a tortuous past. To reclaim the strength of their passionate bond, Max must learn to trust her enough to face that darkness at her side before the threat it hides exposes the secret Cee Cee carries.

Is never smooth.

When an investigation into grisly deaths in an underground Shifter fight club points to more than just dangerous clan rivalries, Cee Cee enlists Max’s help to find a traitor in their midst while there’s still time to turn a deadly invading tide. But the cost of saving their treasured future may mean sacrificing his past. Especially when the enemy they pursue . . . might be Max, himself.

“Every delicious word Nancy Gideon puts on the page exhilarates with a sensuous ferocity. Hopelessly addicted.” — Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author



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For an extra entry, answer any one of the above questions in the comment section below before traveling along the Hop to meet and greet a host of other authors.

Happy New Year. It was great getting to meet you, too!!

41 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win

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  2. I enjoyed the post it's great to getting to know authors.

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  3. It's always fun to learn more about you. Nancy is on my keeper list. I have so few paperbacks that I always buy...but her's are ones!

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  4. What an interesting post! Thanks for sharing. Love your By Moonlight series.

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  5. I enjoyed reading the interview.

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  6. I hope you'll get settled in your new office soon. I know what it feels like not to have things in order. :)

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  7. THank you for informing me about this blog hop

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  8. Thanks for the fun giveaway hop!

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  9. Good question: When they were making KINGSMAN, just how bad-ass did they think Colin Firth could be? Helen Mirren does kick butt, though.

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  10. Nothing like having plenty of room in the kitchen to inspire culinary experiments! Enjoy!

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  11. Hello it is nice to meet you :) I have not read any of your work before, but I am excited too. Thanks for sharing your stories.

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  12. Laura05
    Thank you for this post and the giveaway chance :)

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  13. I'm more of a night owl, but there's times I can't stay up, getting old does suck!

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  14. I'm the office clutter queen!

    --Trix

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  15. Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!

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  16. that room almost looks as bad as mine......almost!!!

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  17. I enjoyed the post and the chance to get to know you better. :D

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  18. What made you decide to write paranormals? Any paranormal experiences in your past?

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  19. Thanks for this post and the giveaway chance :)
    ahpg

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  20. I really enjoy this genre, thanks for all the insight.

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  21. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  22. Your mornings sound like mine. Up at 5am, and turn on the coffee pot.

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  23. I'm an early bird too but not by choice! If I had no responsibilities I'd probably be a night owl. :)

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  24. don't read "installment" books

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  25. Hy, my name is Nikolina and I have a serious book addiction.... :D

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  26. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. My hello my name is, I love savings and books, entering book giveaways satisfies both obsessions.

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  27. thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  28. I'm a night owl and always have been.

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  29. Oh so not a morning person. You're more likely to get me on the phone at midnight than at noon.

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  30. I feel like an old woman when I crawl into bed at 9 p.m., actually read until 10:04 last night (but I get up at 4:50 a.m.).

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  31. I'm a night owl on weekends.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  32. My first kiss was a stuff of fond memories, though not entirely romantic. It's with a very pretty girl friend. ;)

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  33. Flexible blogs- that's exactly how I feel! Blogging is meant to be fun, not all business all the time.

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  34. I hate heights yet I love riding rollercoasters and hiking often

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  35. I'm sorry that I'm so late to enter. I just found out about the hop.

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  36. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win this great giveaway.

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