Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Giveaway, Review, and Interview with Jill James, author of Dangerous Shift


HE IS MR. BY-THE-BOOK, WITH A SECRET...

Shapeshifters live among us but remain unknown to most people except for the highest echelons of law enforcement, the military, science, and medical fields—until now.

SHE IS A LOOSE CANNON WITH AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM...

When a fatal virus strikes Shapeshifters all over the West coast, including members of the Shapeshifter Task Force in San Laura, California, reinforcements are called in from around the United States.

TOGETHER, THEY JUST MIGHT CATCH A KILLER

Lt. Nikki Hill of Missouri comes to San Laura and is partnered up with Lt. Sean Evans. They quickly butt heads on everything from proper police procedures to the moral ethics of euthanasia. They can’t seem to get a lead on the serial killer even as members of their own families are stricken with the virus. In their grief they turn to each other and hope they have time to discover if their relationship stands a chance or if they might just be the next victims of the species extinction disease.


Title: Dangerous Shift

Author: Jill James

Genre:
paranormal romantic suspense

ISBN: 9781476499673

ASIN: B008RDPN72

Page count: 222

Word Count: 76,000

Cover Artist: Elaina Lee, For The Muse Designs


Purchase at: Amazon / Barnes & Noble 
Smashwords / All Romance eBooks


About the Author:

Jill James didn’t start out wanting to be an author. Along the way she wanted to be an astronaut, President of the United States, a lawyer, and a doctor. Once married with children she realized she could be all those things in the pages of the stories she wrote.

She lives in Northern California with her husband, who is the inspiration for all her romance novel heroes.

 Follow her: Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads

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I was able to interview Jill James! This is what she had to say:

What do you hope people get out of reading your book?

First, I hope that I give the readers a few hours of entertainment. Then, I hope they fall as much in love with the characters as I did when I was writing it. Last, I always hope that my story will be one of those you think about after you finish the last page.

Do you have to concentrate and visualize the story or do ideas just randomly come to you when you're out and about?

Most of my stories came to me as dreams. I love movies and my dreams are Technicolor extravaganzas. I once wrote a book in a week because the whole story played out in a dream one night. For Dangerous Shift I was watching Jurassic Park and the idea just slapped me upside the head. Like that, I knew what I wanted to write.

What is your all time favorite book?

Skye O'Malley by Bertrice Small. I did not know what a kickass heroine was until I read that book. It changed the whole way I viewed romance novels.

Breakfast, lunch,or dinner which meal is your favorite?

I actually love brunch. When I get up I head right to the computer to work so by the time I come up for air it is too late for breakfast and too early for lunch.

What is your favorite season? favorite holiday?

Autumn is my favorite season. Too bad I don't get that season here in Northern California. My favorite holiday is Halloween. It isn't too much work like Thanksgiving and Christmas and I love seeing the kids all excited to get candy. Fall is my favorite too! I like the temperatures and I love the colors of the leaves!

What type of music do you listen to?

I like listening to my favorites from high school; Air Supply, ELO, REO Speedwagon, and Journey. My thirteen year old just discovered those bands. I've been listening to them a lot lately.

What is your biggest weakness?

Snacking while I write. Swedish fish will be my downfall.

If you suddenly had two free hours, how would you spend them?

Watching a movie. I love them almost as much as reading. I love action/adventure science fiction, and romantic comedies.

What is your favorite beverage?

Diet Pepsi in the summer and hot tea in the winter.

Homemade or store bought?

Homemade if it was someone else's home and they made it. I'm the shortcut Queen. If I can buy it and make it look like I made it, I will. lol! That sounds like me only I don't even pretend that I made it!

How likely are you to suffer from road rage?

Pretty likely. But it is for a few seconds and then I'm over it. Life is too short to be angry for long. I like your attitude. :-)

Thank you Jill, for taking the time to answer my questions. :-)

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My thoughts:

I apologize. I got a bout of stomach flu and didn't get a chance to finish this book yet. I can say that from page one the story draws you in. I had a hard time putting it down until I got sick. 

The characters are believable and strong.

What I've read so far has had lots of action and suspense. I am really enjoying it and I'm hoping to finish it first thing tomorrow.

I recommend Dangerous Shift to everyone who likes shifter books. I've only gotten about half way through but that half has been awesome and I don't see that changing in the last half.

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Honestly, I'm lovin it!
Does this book sound good to you? Would you like to win a copy for yourself? I have two opportunities for you to do that!!!!

First: I get to award 1 ebook copy to one visitor to my blog! Leave a comment for a chance to win! I'll chose my winner from the comments. I'll announce the winner at the end of the Tour. :-)

Second: Fill out the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of two paperback copies (US only) or an Amazon giftcard. This giveaway is tourwide and includes all of the blogs involved in the tour.

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I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!

15 comments:

  1. I love love love shifter books!!!!! This one sounds right up my alley. :D

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Me too Tiffany. They are my favorite! :-)

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  2. Brenda, thanks for having me on your blog for my first Book Tour for Dangerous Shift.

    Tiffany, thanks for stopping by. Good luck in the drawing!!

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    1. Thank you. I am really liking your book. Sorry that I didn't finish it yet. :(

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  3. Great interview, Brenda and Jill! I look forward to when I have time to enjoy Dangerous Shift. Jill, hope you have a great week and a safe trip!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to read it soon. :)

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    2. Thanks Stacey! Hope you enjoy Dangerous Shift and Nikki and Sean.

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  4. What a great interview. I can't wait to read this book. I love all things paranormal. I hope you get to feeling better!

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    1. Thank you TammyAnn. I hope you get to read Dangerous Shift soon! :-)

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    2. Tammy, thank you for stopping by. Those were great questions, weren't they? Had to think a little to answer. Good luck in the drawing.

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  5. Great interview. Jill you are so prolific, writing in so many genres.

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    1. Thanks Mona. I read lots of different genres so I like to read them as well. Hope you entered the contest for a chance to win.

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  6. This sounds great!! Id love to read it! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get to read it soon!

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