Series: Seven Seals Series
Author: Traci Douglass
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Number of pages: 263
Word Count: 70,000
Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from Seal of Destiny? If so, please share.A: One of my faves is from the first time Kagan sees Mira. She’s collecting cover at The G-Spot, the nightclub where she works and it’s below zero outside. Kagan give a less-than-flattering description of Mira’s attire:
“The mass of fabric surrounding her was nothing short of a circus-tent monstrosity — all funhouse shapes and baggy clown flounces. Except for her feet. The shapeless jeans were shoved deep inside a pair of boots more inclined to kick some ass than walk away.”
Q: Mira is the heroine and Kagan is the hero of Seal of Destiny. Name two things each of them can’t live without.A: Hmm. You mean besides each other? LOL! Well, for Mira it would probably be her favorite pair of combat boots and her best friend, Zoe. Kagan’s two must haves would be a good espresso maker and his Glock 17s. The boy does love his weapons. :-)
Q: Are there any specific words or phrases you aren't comfortable using in your stories (especially in sex scenes)? Word or phrase that makes you say “ick”?A: I’m not particularly fond of grunts or phrases that wax rhapsodic about people breathing in and out through their nose or mouth (Just ask my critique partners… LOL!) You know, things like “She took a deep breath in through her nose and exhaled slowly through her lips.”
I mean what else are you going to breath with? And do we really need a detailed description of that to further the story along? Probably not. As far as sex scenes go my style is a bit more euphemistic, I guess. I’m a description girl, so the word ‘climax’ conveys a lot more
information for me than some of the more blunt terms. But it all depends on the scene your writing and what you’re trying to get across to the readers. A passionate culmination between the hero and heroine is going to be a lot different, word-wise, than say a quickie in the elevator.
Q: Convince readers to buy Seal of Destiny in 25 words or less.
A: A streetwise heroine and a gorgeous immoral hero, ancient evil and divine intervention, plusHappily Ever After. What more could you want? :-)
About the Author:
Traci is the author of paranormal/urban fantasy and contemporary romances featuring a sly, urban edge, including her current Seven Seals series. Her stories feature sizzling alpha-male heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes; smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get; and scrumptiously evil villains who are—more often than not—bent on world destruction. She enjoys weaving ancient curses and mythology, modern science and old religion, and great dialogue together to build red-hot, sizzling chemistry between her main characters.
A storyteller since childhood, she began putting her tales down on paper in November 2011 after the idea for the Seven Seals Series occurred to her in a dream. She finished the first draft of what was to become Seal of Destiny in one month and decided to pursue a full-time writing career in January of 2012. Life has now been a rollercoaster, crash course in pursuing your dreams.
Traci is an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA) and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Writers (FF&P) and is pursing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction through Seton Hill University. Her stories have made the final rounds in several RWA chapter contests, including the 2012 Duel on the Delta, the 2012 Molly Awards, and the 2012 Catherine Awards. An earlier draft of Seal of Destiny won the paranormal category of the 2012 Marlene Awards sponsored by the Washington Romance Writers.
Other current projects include upcoming books in the Seven Seals series and a new futuristic detective series with hints of the paranormal and plenty of romance.
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