Saturday, March 14, 2015

Guest Author: Debbie Peterson!

Today, I welcome paranormal romance author Debbie Peterson.  Debbie is here today to share with us a peek at her upcoming book, COURT OF THE HAWK, coming April 15th!

Hello Nicki! I am really excited to be here with you today. So thank you very much for the invitation and let’s get to the questions!

1) How did you get started writing?

The credit for that really belongs to my husband. I’ve been writing stories in my head for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I created complex pretend stories for me and my friends to act out. I shared one such story with my husband and he encouraged--and gave me the courage--to write it down and submit it to a publisher.

2) What interests or excites you most about your genre(s)?

I have always loved making up stories of impossible love, and then make that love quite possible after all. I suppose that’s why I chose to write fantasy/paranormal romance.

3) Who or what is your favorite inspiration when writing?

Actually, it’s music. Music can inspire the direction of my writing far better than anything or anyone else.

4) Tell me about your latest book or work in progress.

My latest novel, Court of the Hawk, is due for release April 15th, 2015 and is published by The Wild Rose Press.  I’ll give you the blurb so you can get a feel for what it’s about:

When a single moment challenges your perception of truth…

Epigraphist Dr. Essie DeSpencer travels to an ancient Welsh castle in order to decipher an Ogham inscription discovered by the handsome and enigmatic, Garreth ap Daffyd. But the journey is not what she expects. She doesn’t plan to fall for the Lord of the castle, or to find herself deeply entrenched in legends, myths, and magic. Real legends, and real magic, that have devastating consequences.

Garreth didn’t plan for Essie to stay any longer than it took her to decipher the pictograph. Instead, he finds himself falling in love for the first time in his very long life. Now the Lord of Llys y Gwalch must find a way to attain the heart of his soul mate and keep her safe from the dangers that threaten them both.

5) Please share with us the first paragraph of your latest work.

I am happy to tell you that I have just submitted this story to my lovely editor! The first paragraph goes like this:

In a dreadful turn of events, whomever she pursued into the murky forest now hunted her, and with determination bent on success. What possessed her to chase someone off the property after dusk anyway? Her heart pounded from the exertion to escape the woodland, and her lungs burned for lack of air. Any moment they would surely burst inside her chest, and right now her legs weighed a ton. What’s more, she didn’t know if she sprinted toward Westbrook manor and the safety it promised, or in another direction altogether.

Thanks so much for joining us, today, Debbie.  Your book sounds exciting!  I love the unusual Welsh setting.  It's always fun to read a story set in an uncommon place, and Garreth sounds pretty darn intriguing.  Good luck with it!

Thanks again Nicki! I found it a pleasure to be here.


  1. Thanks for having me Nicki! I have enjoyed my visit with you!

  2. I just love all of your books Debbie and I am looking forward to this new one..I love the way you write..On pins and needles..