Thursday, March 27, 2014

Author Interview- JC McKenzie

It's release day!!! And to celebrate I've invited fellow Roses and new book releaser, JC McKenzie over today. So make sure when you're getting your copy of Love's Battle, you also pick up, Shift Happens (I adore this title!!). And be sure to read all the way through, JC has thoughtful provided a giveaway for one lucky reader- so be sure and add your name to the pot.

 Tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.

A –adventurous
B – Big Bang Theory fan
C – Compassionate

What are your three favorite things?

My family, writing and chocolate—in that order

What for you is the best part of writing? What is the worst?

I love the ability to create my own world and characters, and write the books I want to read. The worst part about writing is finding the time to sit uninterrupted long enough to delve deep into that place where I go to get into my writing zone (I had a toddler); that and the criticism/rejection. Despite knowing I can’t please everyone and that not everyone will enjoy what I’ve created, negative comments still sting.

Will there be more books in your series, or can you tell us about any previous books?

Shift Happens is the first book in a five book series. So, yes! There will definitely be more. I’m working on the fourth installment right now and boy, do things go down in this one! Each book has its own plot, which fully concludes by the end of the book, but the characters and their relationships with each other will develop throughout the series.

Was there any particular inspiration for your characters or story?

When I read Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone, there’s a part in the book where Preston suggests viruses are a part of Mother Nature’s immune system; that viruses are Earth’s natural defense against the parasitic human infection. I loved the idea and thought it was a great premise for a new world! In my Carus Series, all supernatural beings have been exposed after a period of time referred to as The Purge, where a series of viruses and natural disasters decimated the human population.

Thank you JC. Now without further ado, drum roll please..... Courtesy of JC, we are proud to present...
                                        SHIFT HAPPENS 
                  HER PAST DESTROYED HER HEART, 
                          CAN SHE PUT IT BACK TOGETHER IN TIME?                                

      Andrea McNelly's job as a government agent is not asking questions, but then a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a Master Vampire's human servant. Answers become a priority. Her search to discover the truth is riddled with obstacles, the largest being an oversized Werewolf who resembles a Norse god. Andy can't afford the distraction he offers, because if she fails, she faces eternal enslavement. 
      Wick's job is to monitor Andy, but he prefers more intimate activities, none of them G-Rated. His choices, however, are often not his own. His ability to help Andy is limited by his bond to the Master Vampire. 
    Facing many trials and challenges along her path to redemption, Andy learns the value of her freedom might be set too high.

A large black wolf trotted into the clearing to confront me. He had a white-tipped snout, white boots and mitts and would have looked cute had he not been the most intimidating Werewolf I’d ever seen. Standing tall and solid, power rolled off of his body. His eyes bore into mine. I sniffed the air. The strong Werewolf scent of rosemary swirled around me, strong and seductive, laced with sugar. A weird fuzzy sensation spread out from my chest. Whoa.
My other form growled low, demanding release, straining against my skin. The energy of the wolves built—layers upon layers of excitement and impatience. The air pulsated with anticipation. They could sense the imminent kill.
Let me out! My other form repeated, throwing her power against my built up walls, howling in defiance.
When the energy of the Werewolves surged, I finally released her. My wolf form flowed out fast, wiping out the feline in little more than a heartbeat. Smaller, weaker and the size of a natural wolf, a Shifter in this form was no match for a Werewolf, especially a dominant one. I had time to meet the eyes of the Alpha for only an instant before the pack leapt forward. My limbs shook. It went against every instinct ingrained within me, but I rolled onto my back—submissive.

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Available in print and all other electronic formats on July 16th, 2014

About the Author:
Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

Contact Information:
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Facebook Account Name: JC McKenzie
Twitter Account: @JC_McKenzie

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  1. Welcome JC. Happy release day. That was a great excerpt and an excellent title. Very catchy.

    1. SQUEEEEEEEEL!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU TOO!!! Sorry to yell at you but I'm just so excited for both of us! What a great day! I loved answering your questions! Your B letter stumped me for a bit (some writer I am), but I figured something out. All the best for your release! I love the premise of your book and the trailer you released yesterday was fantastic. Thank you very much for having me on your blog. :-)

  2. I love the title, cover and your story sounds very interesting and intriguing. Way to go!!!! You have a winner

    1. Thanks Louise! I can only hope. Fingers crossed! :-)

  3. I love how you connect real science with fantasy. A great read.

    1. Thanks Jo-Ann! I am a science geek at heart :-)

  4. Just wanted to say a huge congratulations JC - and how wonderful to not just have one book, but a whole series lined up. Go you!

    1. Thanks Kathryn! I'm crossing my fingers that TWRP will pick them up. I have a lot of story left to tell :-)

  5. YAY, J.C. and congratulations on the release! The first of a series?? Oh, gosh, I always can't wait for the next entry in the group. Your challenge with writing really resonates with me--I need time, also, to find the zone. Best of luck ! Barb Bettis

    1. Thanks Barb! I used to have so much time when I was younger, and just wasted it, really. I wish I'd embraced writing earlier, but everything happens for a reason, and this is a good time too. I think I'm very efficient with my time, because I know I don't have very much of it! Thanks for stopping by to comment. :-)