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Author Q&A with Elizabeth Noble + Giveaway!

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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.

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About Shifting Chaos

ShiftingChaosChaos 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.

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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.

Find out more about Elizabeth on her WebsiteFacebookTsuGoogle+ or Twitter.

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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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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Shifting Chaos to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

Categories: Author Q&A, Book Promo, Giveaways, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Shifting Chaos by Elizabeth Noble

Reviewed by Nikyta

ShiftingChaosTitle: Shifting Chaos
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Series: The Sleepless City #4
Heroes: Forge/Blair & Declan/Lucas
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 216 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 7, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: 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.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Electric Candle by Elizabeth Noble

Reviewed by Morgan

ElectricCandleAUDTitle: Electric Candle
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Narrator: Faust Kells
Series: The Sleepless City #2
Heroes: Jonas/Declan
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 6 hours, 49 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 21, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When a vampire finds his soul mate, the bond is forever. It’s love at first sight. Or is it?

Flint, Ohio Homicide Detective Jonas Forge has been a vampire for nearly two hundred years. He’s fought wars, seen life go from the simple but hard colonial days to the modern high tech world. He’s evolved with the times, adapting with each new era, blending into each new life. The one constant is his best friend and lover, Declan.

Until Forge’s soul mate tumbles, literally, into his life.

Even though they’re not fated to be together forever, Forge and Declan are perfectly happy. Despite the pheromone attracting him to his soul mate, Forge isn’t thrilled with the guy, and the feeling seems mutual. While trying to adjust to his clumsy soul mate and equally awkward feelings, Forge is on the hunt for the serial killer who’s leaving a trail of bodies, and who witnesses can’t identify. But Forge better watch out. When his work collides with his love life, things really heat up.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Family and Reflection by Anne Barwell

Reviewed by Nikyta

FamilyandreflectionTitle: Family and Reflection
Author: Anne Barwell
Series: The Sleepless City #3
Heroes: Lucas & Declan
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 226 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 6, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: For as long as Lucas Coate can remember, werewolves have been taught to mistrust vampires. Lucas is an exception—he has close friends who are vampires. The werewolf pack in Flint—and their leader, Jacob Coate—have made it clear that Lucas’s association with vampires is barely tolerated, and another transgression will be his last. When Lucas finds out about the plague of werewolf deaths in the area, he wants to help even though his own life may already be in danger.

Declan has been away from Flint for ten years, but he isn’t surprised to learn that the internal politics of the Supernatural Council haven’t changed for the better. When a series of burglaries hit close to home soon after he arrives, Declan—a vampire and professional thief—is their prime suspect, although for once, he isn’t responsible. With the council keeping secrets, no one is safe. Time is running out, and for Lucas and Declan, everything is about to change.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Audio Review: Shades of Sepia by Anne Barwell

Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Shades of Sepia
Author: Anne Barwell
Narrator: Michael Ferralulo
Series:  The Sleepless City #1
Heroes: Simon Hawthorne/Ben Leyton
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: Book – 210 Pages / Audio – 7 Hours and 59 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Book – January 31, 2014 / Audio – October 14, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A serial killer stalks the streets of Flint, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire.

Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans.

One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can’t ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Flint, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he’s found a new home.

After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer’s next target.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments