Friday, October 10, 2014

Remembered By Moonlight BTB Release Tour including Author Interview, Review, Excerpt, Trailer & Giveaway!

Remembered By Moonlight - By Moonlight Series #9 - Coming Oct. 13, 2014

It's been a long wait but Release Day is only 3 days away!  Yes, I'm talking about Remembered By Moonlight, By Moonlight #9.  Let me take a moment to say Thank You & Amen!  It's about time!  Author Nancy Gideon is here today, and we'll get her in the hot seat with a few questions, but let's start by drooling over the sensual cover & blurb of Remembered By Moonlight.  For your viewing pleasure, may I present the very sexy, dangerous King of the Beasts, Max Savoie.

Title:  Remembered By Moonlight
Author:  Nancy Gideon
Series:  Moonlight, #9
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Length: 324 Pages
Buy Links: Amazon

Read my review @  Review of Remembered By Moonlight

               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 their 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.
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It was my great pleasure to be a beta-reader for Remembered By Moonlight.  You are in for an intense, intriguing, hell-of-a-ride as Max & Cee Cee step back into the spotlight and try to pick up the pieces left by the devastating events of the past.  If you are a fan of the series, you will cry, sigh, & smile while devouring this book...I'm expecting to hear some "Hell Yeah's"! If you are new to the series, you can discover past events along with Max as he rebuilds his memory & life one piece at a time.  (Although you are missing a special reading experience if you don't back up & read this series in order)

Meet Nancy Gideon, Author Extraordinaire!

Nancy Gideon is the author of over 55 novels ranging from Regencies, historicals and contemporary suspense to dark paranormal romance, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix.  When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant in Southwest Michigan, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather and fin, enjoying Grammy time (usually watching The Avengers), and meeting new friends and readers through her GoodReads “Nancy Gideon by Moonlight” group. Her books can also be found under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings.

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Hi Nancy!  So happy to have you join us today.  Let's jump right in:

With Remembered By Moonlight, you’re self-publishing for the first time.  How exciting is that?!  Thumbs up or thumbs down?  Will you do it again or is it a one & done type experience?

I’ve gotten the rights back to a lot of my out-of-print titles so this is something I can see myself doing a lot of in the future.  I’ve enjoyed being at the creative helm with RbM – picking the cover graphics, doing the back blurbs, etc. and am lucky enough to know a lot of wonderful people who can help me along the way.  So far, thumbs up! Plus, doing it yourself gives you the freedom to publish things that the big houses aren’t interested in.

The last 2 books of the series (Betrayed by Shadows & Prince of Shadows) were ebook only releases.  Are there plans to release Remembered By Moonlight in paperback as well as ebook?

Definitely!  It’s being formatted for print.  I just hope I can make it affordable. Print on demand tends to run higher in price.  Readers were very unhappy about the e-only for the last two books of the series and I’m all about getting them what they want!

Max & Cee Cee return in starring roles in Remembered.  Tell us about the experience – easy as breathing or did they fight you every step of the way?  What can readers expect from them in Remembered?

Since they were integral parts of the Shadows books in the series, if only as secondary characters, it was no trouble bringing them to the forefront.  It did take me a while to bring Max back to life as the same robust hero he was in the early books because he’d been behind the scenes for so long.  It took an insistent fan (ummm, Sandra!) to get me properly focused again. Hopefully he’ll be everything readers remembered and MORE!  Charlotte took a lot of flak in the early books of the series because of her back and forth resistance to the relationship,  so readers should be thrilled to find her firmly behind her man in this one. 
Remembered will be a great book for those who haven’t read the earlier novels because they’ll be learning about them right along with Max.
The cover for Remembered by Moonlight captures the very essence of the man, Max Savoie, & the story as it stands now.  Tell us how you chose this cover, how it all came together, & what it symbolizes to you.
Originally, I was negotiating to use one of the photos from the shoot done for Masked by Moonlight so the model would be the same. Had a great pose all picked out but unfortunately the price was prohibitive.  But in a way, it was fortunate, as well, because I was able to find a picture of  THE Max I always envisioned when writing the books!  I won’t even go into how many hours I spent looking through sites at “Sexy shirtless man” photos.  A dirty job, but . . .
One of my critique partners, Patricia Lazarus, is also the cover artist who did my “Midnight” books for ImaJinn as well as my web page and we spent an afternoon toying with backgrounds and other photos for my upcoming  book trailer.  It’s great to have talented friends.  I’m thrilled beyond belief with the final product because it looks every bit as good as anything coming out of New York.
What’s next?  Talk to us about the future of the By Moonlight series & the direction you envision taking it.  Will Max & Cee Cee’s story continue?  Will other characters step up to claim their own book?  Any thoughts of a spin-off series?

It all depends on how well RbM is received by readers.  I could continue the series indefinitely and have a half dozen plot lines sketched out. I’ve considered novellas for some of the characters that would later be compiled into an anthology.  And down the road, a second generation young adult series.  I love these characters and have created a huge world with lots of potential. It’s all up to the fans and whether they want more.

What other books are in the wings?  Are you working on other projects that you’d like to share with readers?

I was very excited to get the rights back to the first three books in my “Midnight” vampire romance series.  They’ve been out of print forever.  ImaJinn books purchased them and is re-issuing them along with the rest of series with all new packaging.  They’ll be released one-per-month beginning in March, 2015 through the end of the year.  So who knows, there might be a new book in that series, too!
I’ve also got a group of contemporary romances that I wrote as Dana Ransom coming out through Bell Bridge Books.  The first three reprints came out in May (Love’s Own Reward), July (Totally Yours) and September (Lifetime Investment) with the final book (From This Day Forward), one that’s never been released before, coming out in November.
I’m also waiting to hear from a publisher on a young adult paranormal series proposal.

Let's close with a little Word Game.  Give me a word that describes:  
Just One!?! How about two?
Max Savoie:  Deadly,  vulnerable
Charlotte Caissie: Fiercely loyal
Cale Terriot:  swaggering hotness
Alain Babineau:  conflicted enigma
Silas MacCreedy: Intensely cool
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Remembered By Moonlight Trailer
Enjoy an excerpt from Remembered By Moonlight:

            Turning toward the open doors that let in the refreshing weather along with the cool wash of rain, she could just make out the silhouette of a figure at the porch rail.  Cee Cee’s heart stumbled then kicked up a notch as she admired his long lines and lonely pose.  She slipped out of bed, wearing just an oversized Saints T-shirt, and crossed the moisture-peppered floor to stand in the doorway.  Letting herself fill up with the sight of him.  His white shirt, damp and nearly transparent, molded to the muscles beneath it.  His black hair plastered to his head, as sleek as the sheets on their bed.  He didn’t move but she knew he was aware of her as she came up behind him.
He made no attempt to evade her when her right hand covered his where it rested on the railing.  His fingers slowly spread, inviting hers between them.

            “I’m sorry.”

        In lieu of more explanation, Cee Cee simply leaned into him, resting her cheek upon his broad back.  Her other arm slipped about his waist in a loose circle, palm riding his slow, even breaths.  For a long moment, he didn’t move, then his voice rumbled like the distant thunder.

            “Whatchu sorry about, cher?”

            “For taking things for granted.”

            Another lengthy pause then a prompting, “What things?”

            She sighed then just let go of all the confusion.  “I’m so used to you getting me.  You’re the only one who ever has.  You’ve always been one step ahead, knowing what I want, what I need.  I’ve never had a connection like that to anyone else.  Not the father I idolized, not Babineau who’s had my back on the street for years, not even to Mary Kate who shared all my secrets.  None of them understood the things I kept in my closet.”

            Silence, then a huskily intrigued, “What do you have in the closet that you only shared with me?”

            She chuckled, giving him a squeeze.  “Not a literal closet, Savoie.”

            “Oh.  Forgive me for thinking naughty thoughts.  You tend to inspire them, sha.”

            Her arm tightened about him as he lifted their joined hands to his lips to give hers a light stroke.  “It’s where we locked away our fears, our darkness, our pain.  We’d just started to do some serious housecleaning together when-I lost you.”

            “You haven’t lost me, Charlotte.  I’m right here.”

            “I know you are.”  Her voice hitched slightly.  “It’s just so hard, Max, to be with you and still feel so far apart, like I’m standing on the outside again.  I tend to forget that I’m not the only one lost.  That’s why I’m sorry.  I want us to be in this together, not standing separate and alone.  I don’t want to lose you, Max.  I can’t go through that pain again.”

            Max turned, releasing her hand to cup her cheek in his palm, thumb bruising away the tears threading through rain drops.  His features were drawn in dramatic plays of light and shadow, eyes bright, the only splash of vivid color upon that stark palette.  The sight so breathtaking, hers abandoned her.  She held herself still and left herself open, something she’d never been able to do with anyone but him.  She didn’t try to hide her vulnerability.  Or her longing.  And was rewarded by his quiet vow.

            “I’m not going anywhere, Charlotte.”
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  1. Can't wait to read it!

    1. It's worth the wait! Very sensuous, intriguing, & the big dog is definitely back! :)

    2. enjoy!!! Only three more days . . . Not like I'm counting or anything!

  2. char descriptions are spot on :) I submit a vote for more stories in this world (with both hands ups no less) ;)

    1. Amen! I'm already waiting "patiently" on Moonlight book #10!!

    2. Thanks, Deb! I'll see what I can do. Not like Sandra's pushing me or anything!

  3. This was a great interview and I agree that the character descriptions were perfect. Looking forward to the 13th!

    1. Thanks. Even after reading RbM, it's still hard to believe that the wait is over - Max is back!

  4. I can't wait until this releases Monday. Max is my book boyfriend.

    1. Max is at the top of my BBF list also, Cindy. So very good to get him back! :)

  5. Looking forward to the next Max book! Thank you for bringing it to us!

    1. As always, I'm patiently waiting for the next one! Hoping Nancy doesn't make us wait too long. :)

  6. I really need to start this series. I've had it on my TBR for ages and have heard such great things about it.

    1. Lauren, I fell in love with Max Savoie in the first few pages & the book within a chapter or two. Awesome pnr series!