Hi Elizabeth, welcome to The Blogger Girls! Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hello and thank you for being a part of my blog tour. I’m an author for Dreamspinner Press. Shifting Chaos is my latest novel. It’s the final installment of The Sleepless City an urban fantasy series co-written with Anne Barwell.
How do you develop your plots and characters?
Since this particular series is co-written with another author, Anne Barwell we plotted the individual books as well as the series together. There were many fun hours spent in chat and via email working out the details. We began with Anne’s basic idea of an urban fantasy series and each of us added details to build from there.
Otherwise, when I’m writing solo I generally begin with plot ideas. I do a little research, which creates more ideas. Everything is stored in a OneNote notebook I create for each books and series. From there I decide what the characters are like and who they should be. Characters have a tendency to take over once created and they begin filling in their backstories, character traits and so on.
Who doesn’t love a good hero? Tell us about your protagonist. Was there a real life inspiration behind them?
Neither Forge or Blair have any specific individuals their personalities are based from. They’re more of an amalgamation of qualities I admire in people I know. I do use images as guides for their looks, mainly because that’s an easy way to keep those features consistent.
What real-life inspirations do you use when world building?
I do an enormous amount of research while developing my plots. There are always tidbits I find that become inspiration in either my current work in progress or a future one. I like to take real things and manipulate them into my alternate universe.
Did you learn anything from this book and what was it?
I did! I learned several creative and unique ways to vanquish a demon. I also learned a few interesting facts about tracking and the Algonquin language.
It’s your last meal on earth. What do you choose?
Iced tea. Pizza or burgers and fries with something gooey and chocolate for dessert. An amaretto sour would be lovely too.
About Shifting Chaos
Chaos reigns in The Sleepless City, and it’s really beginning to piss Detective Jonas Forge off. He’s got inner demons to battle and a life to build with his new soul mate, Blair Turner. Nothing is going right, and he already feels the universe is conspiring against him when a turn of events he never saw coming flips his world upside down.
Hallucinations grip the town and everyone in it, threatening to tear their precariously built family apart, and the only way forward is to bare all to each other. This means Declan and Blair need to learn to accept one another. Lucas Coate has to move forward without ties to his werewolf pack and live a monogamous life with Declan.
But while Forge and Declan confront horrors from their shared past, Simon learns a terrible truth about vampires—one he couldn’t have imagined in his worst nightmares.
About Elizabeth Noble
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Two of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
As part of this blog tour, Elizabeth is giving away an ebook off her backlist OR the audio version of Electric Candle to TWO winners!! To enter, just click the link below!
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Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Shifting Chaos to see what she thought of it!