Sunday, November 4, 2012
Review & Interview with Susan Griscom author of Reflections
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I interviewed Susan and this is what she said:
Which of your characters is your favorite to write? the easiest? the hardest? the most fun?
I’m not sure I have a favorite, but I love writing the guys for some weird reason. I think because I like to pretend that they would actually do what I thought or would like them to do. But then, sometimes they can be quite thick headed.
The easiest would be Addison, because I know her so well. There is so much of myself in her, I think. She is very quirky at times, and says whatever pops into her head without thinking and that is so me.
The hardest characters for me to write are the villains and making them seem real. Eidolon wasn’t all that difficult until the end because no one really knows who he is until then. In Reflections, the villain is a bit complex and was very challenging to create. I hope did a decent job of it.
What or who inspires you?
So many people and things inspire me. Sometimes nothing—haha—and those are hard times, but I would have to say I get my inspiration from almost everything like TV shows, other books, and places I go. I am a huge people watcher and a daydreamer. With Whisper Cape and got a lot of my inspiration from the archway on the cover. I took that picture in Mendocino, California, but before I did, I stood on the cliff side, looking into that rock formation daydreaming about possible scenarios. The way the rocks come together in the middle of the archway, reminded me of an angel or a ghost and that is the setting for the scene where Addison sees her father after hurting Cael’s shoulder.
Who is your favorite author?
Just one? I guess it would be Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb.
What is your favorite part of the day?
Bedtime. That’s when I get to relax and read before going to sleep.
Do you prefer city or country?
Both. I enjoy the excitement of the big city when visiting, but I would much rather live in the country.
Hot or cold?
Can I say warm? lol! You can say whatever you'd like. :D
Homebody or social butterfly?
A total homebody.
What is your least favorite thing to do?
Home cooked meal or ordered out?
If you suddenly had two free hours, how would you spend them?
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions and for allowing me to review your books. I appreciate it.
The pleasure is all mine, Brenda. Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog; it is an honor to be here. Awww, thanks! :-)
Book Title: REFLECTIONS
Series: Whisper Cape (Book 2)
Author: Susan Griscom,
writing as Regan Walsh
Genre: Paranormal /
Urban Fantasy / Romance
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
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Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she’s pregnant with his child, he’s over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry’s baby, except when she begins seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia’s nightmare has only just begun...
A most sought after beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.
Book Title: Whisper Cape
Series: Whisper Cape (Book 1)
Author: Susan Griscom, writing as Regan Walsh
Genre: Paranormal /Urban Fantasy/ Romance
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Amazon or Barnes and Noble
About the Author:
Regan Walsh was born, Susan Marie Whittaker, in a small town in Pennsylvania. Under the name, Regan Walsh she writes the popular paranormal-urban fantasy, Whisper Cape, series and writes young adult and mainstream under her married name, Susan Griscom.
Her paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday she might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now she likes the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets her blood running hot.
She enjoys traveling. She hates running, but does it once in a while. Reading and writing are her favorite pastimes.
A quote from Susan:
I daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.
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I really enjoyed Whisper Cape (book 1) in this series. (You can read my review here.) I strongly suggest reading it before reading Reflections. I couldn't wait to read Reflections.
I was half afraid to read it because I liked Whisper Cape so well. There was no need for me to fret. It was just as good!
This time the book focuses on Maia and Gerry but Addie and Cael are still around. Maia is pregnant with twins! :D Susan Griscom has a way with characters. They are easy to envision and I can't help but get tangled up in their emotions.
The plot has suspense galore, romance, supernatural elements, and characters that we can't help but love.
I Love this series and after the cliff hanger ending, I am dying to read the next book!
I suggest this series to everyone who likes paranormal books. If you haven't already read Whisper Cape, you are missing out!
I received a copy of this book from Susan in exchange for my honest opinion. If it isn't already apparent, I honestly loved it. It was terrific!
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